An Interview with Moroccan artist Rocko Fusing ancient Arabic scripts with modern Western strokes, Moroccan native Rocko has fashioned a distinct aesthetic that has been increasingly making its way onto NYC walls. We were delighted to have the chance to meet up with him this past weekend. When did you first get up? Back in Morocco in 1997. I was the first one to bomb in Meknès. Tony Riff Badge creator Use Flickriver Badge Creator to create a badge linking to your photos, your group or any other Flickriver view. You can place your badge on your Flickr profile, Blog or Website. Add to your iGoogle or Netvibes page
Heartbreakingly Beautiful Portraits of Shelter Dogs I came across Traer Scott's portraits of dogs living in American shelters and was immediately taken aback by the mix of emotions I felt. Look at these dogs' faces and you'll see what I mean. The Providence, Rhode Island-based photographer shoots up-close black and white portraits of shelter dogs, some of which found good homes while others were eventually euthanized. "Photographer Traer Scott's endearing portraits of dogs living in American shelters are irresistible and heart-rending - and make a passionate appeal to dog lovers everywhere. The portraits reveal the strikingly intense emotion, dignity and, sometimes, humour and whimsy that Scott saw in each face despite the dog's circumstances. By documenting the undeniable expressions of emotion in the dogs encountered in her volunteer work, Scott raises awareness of animal rescue causes, and especially the need for more adoptive homes for abandoned dogs.
Disturbing illustrations - Wall to Watch - StumbleUpon These disturbing illustrations are made by Rob Sheridan. Check his blog for more great work. Share I believe that binary arithemetickal engines will be of enormous I believe that binary arithemetickal engines will be of enormous significance Typographic illustration from Sanborn maps Title: John Wilkins in The Baroque Cycle, Neal Stephenson Pichi&Avo: Graffiti Art x Greek Mythology Share on: 0 total shares Classical art lives on, even in graffiti. That might be a bit of a surprise, but characters from Greek Mythology are softly shaded with spray paints and traditional tagging added here and there to compose various murals. It’s all brilliantly done by Pichi&Avo, the duo from Spain who met in 2007 and since then became great friends and collaborators.
The Fine Art of Dogs (15 photos) British photographer Tim Flach sees animals in a completely different way. Having completed postgraduate studies at St. Martins School of Art London, Flach shoots stylized animal portraits that look more like fine art than framed shots of your puppy. The stunning world of the Stuntkid Jason “the Stuntkid” Levesque is an amazing illustrator from Norfolk, Virginia. His paintings are mostly, but not only, a wonderful mix of vector and raster art. His main themes could be summarized as “hauntingly and freakishly beautiful”, mixing wonderful girls with gorish and pastel coloured atmospheres: animals such as slugs and jellyfishes, ghosts, severed limbs and hyperrealistic droplets (from water to blood)are just some of them. Here, a little selection of his works in time-lapse: Biosphere
Radio Illustration Collective Radio is a South Africa-based illustration and design collective made up of Brad Hodgskiss, Byron Meiring and Gert Schoeman. Based on the impressive range of work in their portfolio, some of which you can see below, they are definitely a group to keep an eye on. I certainly will be. About Courtney Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now splits her time between developing brand identities for small businesses and soaking up (and passing along) as much inspiration as she can.