I think I have finally discovered my favorite artist! I have never before been drawn to anyone’s work like I have to that of Francoise Nielly. Her paintings are expressive and exhibit a brute force. Her colours are free, exuberant, surprising and exciting. This will be perfect on the walls of my dream apartment, which will be painfully minimalistic and mostly white. I now share some of her work with you:
Happy weekend, everybody!
Of all the achievements of the human mind, the birth of the alphabet is the most momentous.
Letters, like men, have now an ancestry, and the ancestry of words, as of men, is often a very noble possession, making them capable of great things.
Indeed, it has been said that the invention of writing is more important than all the victories ever won or constitutions devised by man.
The history of writing is, in a way, the history of the human race, since in it are bound up, severally and together, the development of thought, of expression, of art, of intercommunication, and of mechanical invention.(…)
A letter should possess an esthetic quality that is organic, an essential of the form itself and not the result of mere additions to its fundamental form nor to meaningless variations of it.
Taken from famous type designer Frederic W. Goudy´s “The Alphabet and Elements of Lettering” (1918)
Visuals by Andreas Scheiger, an Austrian graphic designer, typographer and illustrator.
I have been feeling mildly uninspired the last week or so and I haven’t been able to really find something awesome to put on the blog.
Today, however, is a different story. I stumbled upon something totally amazing and I would like to share it with you.
These amazing paper artworks are made by a French artist by the name of Anastasia Elias. She is a painter, collage artist and illustrator.
I love the fragility of her work and the awesome detail. It also photographs very beautifully!
Show some appreciation by visiting her website or following her on Twitter.
I recently discovered this extraordinarily talented photographer from Germany called Jakob Wagner. His portfolio is super popular on the Behance Network and there is good reason for that.
Here are a few examples of one of his most recent projects, taken in our very own country.
His work is dark and mysterious and his use of perspective and post editing is immaculate. All of this together creates a lot of drama and intrigue and that is why I love it.