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Decorated and Transformed Japanese Trucks

Trucks, buses, taxis and other commercial vehicles around the world are often transformed by their owners into impressive rolling works of art. Their shapes are modified, their surfaces are decorated and new textures are added. In this series of blog … Continue reading

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The Decorated Trucks of Pakistan

As unlikely as it might seem at first, if you’re looking for examples of flamboyant surface design and decoration, you just need to look at trucks, buses and taxis in different countries around the world. For reasons that are specific … Continue reading

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Resource: Artist’s Talks

Listening to artists talk is both entertaining and valuable. You get a sense of who they are as people. You learn about the inspirations and motivations behind their work. And you find out about their studio and creative processes. Beginners … Continue reading

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Art On The Move

Taxi Fabric is an art collective in Mumbai, India. It was started by four young designers looking for alternative forums in which to display and promote new design. Their creative solution has been to focus on the interiors of taxis. … Continue reading

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The Stories Behind the Fabric

A few weeks ago I read a blog post by Inge Oosterhoff that caught my attention. Oosterhoff is a Dutch writer with a background in fashion design and American Studies. She is currently an editorial contributor to the Parisian-based blog … Continue reading

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Our Blog One Year Later

When we started this blog a year ago we promised to look at design from a wide variety of angles and wherever we found it….and we’ve done just that. We have, for example, posted discussions about architecture, earthworks, photography, outsider … Continue reading

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What Were We Thinking? One Year Later

It’s hard to believe but it’s been one year since we launched this blog. Yes, over 100 posts. Now is a good time to step back and look at what we’ve accomplished. A little over a year ago we published … Continue reading

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Raymond Isidore’s Mosaic Wonderland

I love stories of artistic inspiration – the stone accidentally kicked that leads to the creation of a massive sculptural environment or the case of someone like Raymond Isidore who took a walk and came home with a pocketful of … Continue reading

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5 Things To Do In The New Year

It’s the beginning of a new year and I thought this would be an appropriate time to provide a short list of to-do items that might help you become a better artist/designer. It’s not a list of exercises for building … Continue reading

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Design Exercise: Found Alphabet

Today’s exercise will help you fine tune your powers of observation by finding what I call visual analogies. If you’re reading our book Design: A Beginner’s Handbook pay particular attention to Chapter 2 (Line) and Chapter 3 (Shape). For those … Continue reading

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