Sunday, August 21, 2011

For the Love of Africa

I spent a fair portion of my childhood in East Africa, and with that came proximity to expansive wildlife reserves. South African born Greek artist: Dimitra Tzanos's 'For the Love of Africa' graphic illustration series, evoke memories of safari trips sighting endless Wildebeasts, while hoping to catch a glimpse of a Lion.

Nostalgia aside; her use of negative space, colors, patterns and shapes are magnificent in their own right.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sleep Elevations

A photo series, which already made its rounds in design blogs many moons ago; 'Sleep Elevations' by Maia Flore has a moody dreaminess, capable of putting anyone into a hypnotic trance.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Broken Record

Its funny how records & cassettes bring about instant nostalgia. Giuseppe Siracusa and Angelo Bramanti's 'Syracuse in VHS'  mixed media piece is an unlikely composite of objects, taking me back to pre-digital times. With a preference for working with waste materials; the duo have an arresting grungy aesthetic, especially in their works using old records.

'Syracuse in VHS'

'Fixed Khrist Super Star'

'Through the Barricades'
'Through the Barricades'

Thursday, August 4, 2011


I know its been a while since I last posted, so apologies to those devoted readers out there - if any. I've just started a job and I'm not finding the time to be as reflective as I'd like with the blog. I've been meaning to share a ton of wonderful things and I've decided I will simply reduce the word count until I get used to the looong hours.

So without further's an editorial after my own heart: I'm loving the multitude of contrasts in these images created by photographer Gui Paganini and stylist Renata Correa for the June issue of Brazilian Mag: Criativa.  There's hyper-color against monochrome, modern city styling combined with traditional elements. And crisp minimalist fabrics against more rustic motifs. Not to mention, superb juxtapositions of geometry :)!

There couldn't have been a better title then Borderless for this editorial. What a fitting rendition of this century's globe-trotting nomads!