Philographics Philographics Philographics is a series of posters that explain big ideas in simple shapes. They are the result of combining the world of philosophy with graphic design. Cart - 0 items Underlined Book Quotes Become Clever Illustrations Bookworm or not, you can't help but enjoy these black and white illustrations of literary quotes by Evan Robertson. The New York-based graphic designer has taken some of the cleverest lines written by famous authors such as William Faulkner and Oscar Wilde and turned them into wonderful posters. These literature-inspired fine art illustrations are currently being sold on Etsy under the name Obvious State. Robertson would see a "little jewel of a sentence" and he'd underline it. Here are 12 of our favorites. Update: Check out more clever illustrations in Part II of this story. Obvious State on Etsy via [Quipsologies], [Huffington Post]
Incredible Landscapes Carved Into Books Hailing from Quebec, fellow Canadian Guy Laramee is a man with many talents. Not only is he a very accomplished painter and sculptor, but Guy is also a highly regarded musician, composer and stage director. With more than 30 years of practice, Guy’s work has been seen and heard in galleries and theaters around the world. Below you will find a collection of his incredible book carving work from his series’ titled The Great Wall and Biblios. Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee – Artist Statement The erosion of cultures – and of “culture” as a whole – is the theme that runs through the last 25 years of my artistic practice. When I was younger, I was very upset with the ideologies of progress. My work, in 3D as well as in painting, originates from the very idea that ultimate knowledge could very well be an erosion instead of an accumulation. So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes. If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends:
25 new great quotes! Here’s a new collection of great quotes by some of the most inspirational men and women that ever walked this earth. If you do like them and find them inspirational or helpful in some way, check out the links below for similar posts. We have created over 20+ of these galleries, so there is lots more to be seen. More popular posts with great quotes – Inspirational Quotes – Famous quotes to ponder upon Check out all of our galleries with great quotes here: Discarded Books Transformed Into Exploding 3D Collages Apr 21, 2014 Kerry Miller brings old and discarded books back to life, turning them into unique pieces of 3D artwork. The mixed media and collage artist carefully carves out illustrations found within the book, sometimes using inks and watercolours to enrich and enhance the final piece. “My work is a means of distilling the essence of a book, whilst releasing the images and allowing them to reach a new audience. Miller’s works are available for purchase through Lawrence Cantor Fine Art.
25 Great Quotes to Inspire and Brighten Your Day Here’s a collection of great quotes by some of the most inspirational men and women that ever walked this earth. Hopefully you’ll find them inspirational in some way. If you do like them and find them helpful, check out our similar posts by visiting the links listed below. More popular quotations: – 25 Inspirational Quotes – Great quotes to ponder upon Check out all of our galleries with nice quotes here: More great quotes: Fish tanks as incredible art — A look into the beautiful world of competitive aquascaping [21 pics] Each year an intense competition is held that you’ve never heard of — the International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest. The highly competitive event is typically led by participants from Eastern Europe and Asia who vie to create the world’s best aquarium… Whisper of the Pines, Serkan Cetinkol Pilgrimage, Shintaro Matsui These aquariums are meticulously assembled over the course of months or even years and are incredibly expensive to grow and maintain. If spending several hours a week trimming moss is up your alley, here’s some inspiration to get you started… Stairway to Heaven, Timucin Sagel Forest Scent, Pavel Bautin Pale Wind, Takayuki Fukada Verve! Way to Heaven, Dmitriy Parshin Wild West, Stjepan Erdeljić Untitled, Georgi Chaushev Untitled, Francisco Wu Untitled, Long Tran Hoang Spirit of the Rain Forest, AJ Judy Prajitno Putra Magic Forest, Chan Shih Hsien After the Rain in Mountain, Katsuki Tanaka Moment in Time, Nguyen Tien Dung Ups and Downs, Nguyenthi Xuanthuy The Late October, Piotr Beczynski
10 Sentences That Can Change Your Life for The Better The power of a single sentence is tremendous.A single sentence can either make your day or in the same time ruin somebody’s day. It can change your mood. Just a few words put together, yet they make such big impact. But there are few sentences that can inspire us to change our life for the better. #1 “People aren’t against you; they are for themselves.” #2 “Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.” #3 “You learn more from failure than from success; don’t let it stop you. #4 “The most dangerous risk of all – The risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” #5 “Go where you’re celebrated, not where you’re tolerated.” #6 “The person that you will spend the most time with in your life is yourself, so you better try to make yourself as interesting as possible.” #7 “If you accept your limitations you go beyond them.” #8 “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Your turn now…
High Art: A Beautiful, Microscopic Look At Cocaine, MDMA, And Other Drugs When Berlin-based artist, Sarah Schoenfeld tended bar in the city's night clubs, she witnessed a lot of people getting high. "I could see their minds and their character changing," she recalls. "I was scared and fascinated by how much power a substance has." Schoenfeld wanted people to experience that same transformation without actually doing the drugs. To do so, she worked up a process that she calls "modern alchemy:" putting liquified drops of heroin, speed, LSD, and anti-depressants onto photo negatives, magnifying them, and developing them in the dark room. Schoenfeld has compiled her images with essays on drug history and culture into a new book, "All You Can Feel." Which means our definitions of these drugs and our moral views about them are fungible.
Woman Realizes She’s Been Accidentally Abusing Her Husband | The Federalist Papers This is an honest, open story from a young woman about her marriage. There are some powerful truths spoken here, worthy of notice and reflection. If you’re married, have ever been married, or plan on getting married eventually, this is for you. From Tickld via Reddit: My “Aha Moment” happened because of a package of hamburger meat. Boris Vallejo's Lustful Twins Current Issue On sale now at newsstands or on screen June 2014 | Issue #161 June 2014 is a special issue for Juxtapoz Magazine. Not only do we get to celebrate the return of Mark Ryden and his brand new exhibition "The Gay 90s West," but this issue marks our special feature and behind-the-scenes story on our 20th Anniversary exhibition, "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years" at Jonathan LeVine Gallery that runs May 15—June 14, 2014.
This Guys Digitally Recreates His Dreams Every morning after waking up, one reddit user tries to digitally recreate the dream he had the night before. Here are some of his favorites: See more at Truth Seeker Daily Share and Enjoy A Look at... Vania Zouravliov Featured in our August 2013 issue, Russia-born, UK-based artist Vania Zouravliov. Straight from the magazine: "Vania Zouravliov is an enigma, a paradox, and a Catch-22; he doesn’t want to have his picture taken, creates elegant art that appears to be in the process of a magically disappearing, and references 19th Century European and American storytellers as inspiration. In the legacy of previous eras, where prodigious talent was nurtured in the arts like young math and science geniuses are cultivated today, Vania became an internationally known illustrator at the age of 13. "Over the past 5 years, Vania’s illustrative, literate work has circled the world with fanfare and praise, a mysterious blend of historical and new Eroticism. The Russian born artist now lives in London, where his association with creative agency Big Active has opened him to commercial opportunities and further global interest."