LP Cover Lover

Jose Marinho - A Volta ao Mundo

LPCover Lover. “The weird and wonderful world of record covers from the golden age of LPs.”.

Above: Jose Marinho, A Volta ao Mundo (Sinter Records).

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Diary of A Wimpy Kid

“Even though I tried my hardest I still got ranked “Pre Alpha Minus” which is just adult code words for “You Stink”.”

(Day 25)

Greg Heffley

Diary of A Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney, on funbrain.com.

Above: Greg Heffley, from Wimp Yourself.
Greg Heffley is ™ and © Jeff Kinney.

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Lost by Albert Exergian Kojak by Albert Exergian

“Created out of a love for posters, modernism and television.”.

The TV shows poster series by Albert Exergian.

Also available for sale at Blanka.

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We Sing The Forest Electric by Grickle “Just north of where I grew up there was an awesome bay on Lake Superior called Batchawana Bay.

You could walk out for what felt like a mile and the water would still only be up to your knees.
The water was warm and the sand was perfect.
I miss that place.”.

(Graham Annable)

Grickle. Illustrations and animations by Graham Annable.

Above: We Sing The Forest Electric, animation, headline.

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Ignore Everybody


Dinosaur, by Hugh MacLeod

“So you want to be more creative, in art, in business, whatever.
Here are some tips that have worked for me over the years.”.

1. Ignore everybody.
2. The idea doesn’t have to be big. It just has to be yours.
28. Power is never given. Power is taken.
37. When your dreams become reality, they are no longer your dreams.

Gapingvoid: “cartoons drawn on the back of business cards”. By Hugh MacLeod.

Above: Dinosaur (2006), print on paper, © gapingvoid gallery.

The Oatmeal


“Either printer ink is made from unicorn blood or we’re all getting screwed.”.
(Why I believe printers were sent from hell to make us miserable)


“Once you fix something, they’ll forever regard you as the Computer genius.
If it reaches this point, you’re pretty much screwed.”.
(Why it’s better to pretend you don’t know anything about computers)

The Oatmeal: written and drawn by Matthew Inman.

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Beatriz Martin Vidal

Beatriz Martin Vidal - Little Red Riding Hood Beatriz Martin Vidal, illustrator.
See also her work on deaviantART.

Above: Little Red Riding Hood, watercolor. (from Carbonmade)

Categories : illustration

Today’s Inspiration

During the second half of the 1950’s, Joe Bowler was one of the best and most popular illustrators at the Charles E. Cooper Studio.
Bowler did work for all the major magazines, and was especially well liked by the art directors of the women’s mags for his beautiful paintings of romantic couples.”.
Joe Bowler
Harry Anderson Harry Andersonworks directly from nature or from color slides.
He makes no preliminary sketch.
After he has tentatively finished a painting, he turns its face against a wall for several days and then brings it out for a fresh look.
He may examine it upside down or in a mirror to detect any flaws.”.
(Norman Kent, 100 Watercolor Techniques)

Today’s Inspiration: a blog and a collection on Flickr by Leif Peng.
“For those with an interest in illustration from the 40’s and 50’s.”.

Top, right: Joe Bowler, Art Directors Annual cover, detail, 1952.
Bottom, left: Harry Anderson, watercolor, from the Collection of the Society of Illustrators.

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9 0 0 0

the art of losing 9 0 0 0: a photostream on Flickr.

Above: el arte de perder (The art of losing).

Categories : illustration, photo

Oliver Jeffers

Saul Kripke uses the function exclusive disjunction to establish that there is no fact, either in one’s mind (inner) or in one’s past behaviour (outer), that fixes the meaning of the words one utters.”. Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers “is an artist, designer, illustrator and writer from Northern Ireland.
These paintings are based on conversations about the relationship between traditional figurative painting, human behaviour and mathematics.”.

Above: Not A Something But Not A Nothing Either, oil and vinyl on canvas, from the Additional Information exhibition.

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