Daniella Zalcman is a photojournalist that recently moved from New York to London last year. With a loving admiration for both cities, she started a series of double exposures that combine the two cities with use of just a smart phone and several apps. Daniella preferred the use of her smart phone because she’s grown to love the informal nature of smart phone photography. Each pair of images is selected based on negative space, color, and contrast. Together, they create imaginary landscapes, like the ones we form when we think of home. For every double exposure you see, Daniella rejected a dozen versions that didn’t feel quite right. Daniella is putting these images together in a book that she managed to get funded in just 3 days on Kickstarter. Her Kickstarter still has 4 days to go and you can still contribute to this incredibly beautiful project.
Take a look at Instagram, and you’ll find plenty of people sharing the cuteness/awkwardness of their pet. Colleen Kiely is no different, except she does things the old fashioned way with graphite. Capturing every fold, flop, and wrinkle, Colleen uses her incredible eye and masterful hand to render the “stressful” life of her basset hound, Beau. I particularly love the shot of Beau on the tile floor with legs splayed out. And the eyes. Don’t get me going on how perfect those lazy eyes are drawn. To see more of Beau and Colleen’s drawing, head on over to her portfolio.
Yesterday, I came across this short animation by Adam Patch. To be honest, it’s not entirely his doing. After a bottle of wine, his wife wanted to tell him a joke. Knowing a good thing when he sees it, Adam recorded what came out, and spun a little piece of animation gold. Albeit they’re not all animated, you can check out all of Adams videos on his Vimeo site. Have a great weekend.
From tragedy, we often seek strength and wisdom. With the recent Boston bombings, there is no difference. The current rise of typography, setting short beautiful quotes, is perfect for sharing love and condolences with those affected by tragedy. From the wake of the Boston bombing, typographers took to Instagram and the web to show that Boston is both in our prayers and thoughts. As designer and typographers we often feel that our work idoes not reach people in a way that is meaningful. But the below images show otherwise. Found on Facebook, feeds, and twitter messages these spontaneous pieces of typography are helping to heal a wounded community. Click on the images to see their makers.
I don’t even care what Russian artist Pokras Lampas is writing because his calligraphy is beautiful in and of itself. Pokras transforms our perception of letterforms by applying them to the neck and chest of a female model who wears his words like an exquisite piece of jewelry. This isn’t the first time his calligraphy has graced the skin of a women, check out his portfolio for other wonderful pieces.