ohyesverynice:

The National gig poster by Sean Freeman and Eve Steben.

Haunting

ohyesverynice:

The National gig poster by Sean Freeman and Eve Steben.

Haunting

willbryantmfa:

7knotwind:

JERRY SALTZ
advice for artists
(quote found via:toddahh)

Yeya!

Perfume, Brass Bowl, Amethyst, Fox Ring and Other Magic Things

Perfume, Brass Bowl, Amethyst, Fox Ring and Other Magic Things

Kitchen Table After Supper, Before Netflix

Kitchen Table After Supper, Before Netflix

Wooden Fakes

Wooden Fakes

The Teacock

The Teacock

Liz meditating

Liz meditating

When I gave Emmett vintage trunks for his 30th, we played this for many minutes. 

When I gave Emmett vintage trunks for his 30th, we played this for many minutes. 

Art direction inspiration of the week: 

Sheena Easton - Morning Train (Nine to Five)

It takes a village to raise a cat grad. #catgrads

It takes a village to raise a cat grad. #catgrads

Raid kills The Flight of The Bumblebee. Love this. 

karenhurley:


The flight of the bumblebeeRimsky-KorsakovRaid. Kill them dead.

Advertising Agency: Draft FCB, Lisbon, Portugal  Via

Raid kills The Flight of The Bumblebee. Love this. 

karenhurley:

The flight of the bumblebee
Rimsky-Korsakov
Raid. Kill them dead.

Advertising Agency: Draft FCB, Lisbon, Portugal  Via

Important Reply to the Dove Sketches Commercial

The earlier (and super great) real beauty campaigns were successful in ways that the new one is not. My reaction is still emotional but something bugged me like popcorn stuck in my teeth. Have they circled all the way back into reinstating traditional beauty as the epitome of female personal worth? Yep. I think ‘Sketches’ is a great idea, but it was an idea that needed vetting. Careful Dove, you’re better than that!

Read this reply to the campaign by jazzylittledrops:

Why Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” Video Makes Me Uncomfortable… and Kind of Makes Me Angry

So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked the link and started watching the video, I started to feel a slight sense of discomfort. I couldn’t put my finger on why that was, exactly, but it continued throughout the whole thing. After watching the video several more times, I have some thoughts… 

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It’s not how Gwyn you are, it’s how Gwyn you want to be. #itsnotfairydust #itscelebritydust #idontwantyourveganmayonaise 

It’s not how Gwyn you are, it’s how Gwyn you want to be. #itsnotfairydust #itscelebritydust #idontwantyourveganmayonaise 

This spread in There’s a Monster at the End of This Book is probably why I became an Art Director. Those stars, those lightning bolts, the hand lettering, those emotions! I used to leave it open to this page on a table in my room so I could always look at it. 

This spread in There’s a Monster at the End of This Book is probably why I became an Art Director. Those stars, those lightning bolts, the hand lettering, those emotions! I used to leave it open to this page on a table in my room so I could always look at it. 

Mel Messer

Art director, illustrator, designer living in Seattle.

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