le pen quotidien Dec 28th: 1974 Datsun 610 Tonight I saw the movie Juno—it was great, but I must admit I was a little distracted watching it. I had heard it was shot here in Vancouver, like many films, but I didn’t expect it to hit quite so close to home. In it, the characters attend my old high school, and the girl goes to a medical building that happens to be our weird old clinic near my mom’s house. It’s perfect for a movie—it looks like a funeral home inside, with dark wood paneling and busts of Hippocrates in alcoves. Now, I am distinctly NOT one of those people who peaked in high school. We got the car (used) when I was about ten or eleven, and soon after a gallon jar of milk broke in the trunk. Dec 27th: market, home, roast beef, none Sidney owns the house my suite is in, she lives downstairs—and pretty much any time I go on vacation, or on a date, or even just out with friends, she says “just remember Bambi, no dogs and no babies.” Dec 26th: 1920’s Paris Dec 25th: Nice buns Dec 19th: synchronicity
75 Exceptional Moleskine Artworks Moleskine notebooks are a favorite among many artists, designers and writers. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and with many different kinds of paper. The elastic closure and pocket in the back of each one adds to their utility. The popularity of Moleskines among the art community ensures that there are thousands of great examples of Moleskine art out there. Flickr alone has a huge pool of Moleskine artists. Below are 75 fantastic Moleskine artworks, all collected from Flickr. Fine Art and Illustration A lot of traditional artists opt for Moleskines, due to their variety of paper types and their durability. Moleskine 2 by Andy Gosling: A heart and the letter “A”, created from interwoven arteries. Moleskine book 5, page 72 by Steve Loya. Moleskine Sketches by Jimbradshaw. Moleskine book 1, pages 61 and 62 by Steve Loya. Moleskine “A cat in my head” by Framboisine Berry. Moleskine Sketches by Jimbradshaw. Moleskine book 6, page 55 by Steve Loya. Art Journal Yoga by Macchick1.
22 Sweet and Surreal Illustrations Italian illustrator Alessandro Gottardo's beautiful, open and inviting illustrations have been featured in major newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, The Economist and Newsweek among others. He's won numerous awards including the gold medal from The Society of Illustrators New York in 2009. Gottardo's clever illustrations show us why a minimalist approach can go a long way in telling a story. Added: After we finished this post, we got in touch with Gottardo for an interview. Alessandro Gottardo also goes by the name Shout. "One day, maybe I will say things that are truly worth listening to, I will say things that belong to me only, and there will be no other way to listen to them EXCEPT looking." Alessandro Gottardo Other Amazing Illustrations:21 Imaginative IllustrationsIBM's Smarter Planet Illustrations are Clever!
Monsters on Post-It Notes I’m a fan of Post-It Note art. As I have no actual artistic ability myself, I was often limited to doodling on post-it notes as it would have been a waste to use nicer sketch books. However, Danish TV writer and director John Kenn has taken what I did for kicks while killing time and turned it into a true art form. Below is a sampling of his works, but you should definitely go and check out his ever expanding selection of Post-It Note art on his website, . I’m pretty certain that monster is going to steal that child’s balloon. So rude. Little Red Riding Hood would be screwed. I imagine they’re asking if she can come out and play. I’d be a bit worried if the ground I was sleeping in suddenly started grumbling because it was hungry. Cthulhu really is the best of friends. Dude, you are so boned. He looks like he’s trying to sneak, which is sorta hard when you’re that big. Seriously, give it up. Welcome to my humble abode.
Frightening Monsters Drawn On Post-It Notes I love how these monster drawings channel the spirits of Edward Gorey and Maurice Sendak in perfect measure. Created in artist John Kenn’s spare time (between raising twins and directing childrens shows) each of these images is very tiny: it was drawn using only office supplies on Post-It notes. Check out Kenn’s large collection of top-notch work at johnkenn.blogspot.com. Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea.
Surreal Artwork Expresses Emotions Growing up can be a challenge, especially in the teenage years. Some people use writing or art as a creative outlet for all the emotions they keep inside. Sebastian Eriksson is an 18-year-old up-and-coming surrealist artist living in Sweden. Not only is his artwork amazing, it's extremely thought-provoking as he adds descriptions of how his pieces relate to his life. For instance, in the piece above, he states: "This is another paradox that I've been working on for a couple of days. It describes a person with psychological problems such as schizophrenia, insanity, depression or other mental problems. And for the piece immediately below: "One day I felt like I was lost and I had too much things to think about. We've all felt like Sebastian, but most of us do not have the talent to draw how we feel. Self-portrait of the artist Sebastian Eriksson's website