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World Emoji Day – What One Is Your Favourite?

Some would wonder why World Emoji Day would be set for the 17th of July, the reason seems befitting, it was the date that sits on the emoji calendar, the very first World Emoji Day was on the 17/07/14 . Some of the UK’s most popular emoji are the crying with laughter and hearts.  …

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Eiko Ishioka: Revolutionary Art Director & Graphic Designer of Japan

Google honours Japan’s notoriously known art director and graphic designer Eiko Ishioka who won an Oscar and Grammy award. Once considered Japan’s best art director, Eiko Ishioka was trained as a graphic designer, she gained world fame and was recognised for being one of the stars in her field. Eiko Ishioka [eikoshioka.com] Eiko Ishioka was…

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SOUL OF A NATION: ART IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER

Soul of a Nation shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists to a dramatic period in American art and history Exhibition is on at the Tate London, from the 12th July – 22nd October 2017 The show opens in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement and its dreams of…

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Extraordinary Latte CreamArt – How do you like your coffee?

A coffee shop in Seoul, South Korea is gaining attention as a Barista by the name of Lee Kang-bin makes astonishing latte art he calls “creamart”. While it only takes a moment on the lips to shift these intricately drawn latte art cups, Lee carefully paints these using delicate soft brushes.   “The customer gives…

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Kota Yamaji – Digital Art

All the artwork designed by Kota Yamaji, a digital artist from Tokyo, Japan with a Bachelor of graphic design from the Tama Art University,Tokyo (2011-2015) These visuals caught our attention, designed with Maxon Cinema, 4DPixologic and Zbrush. You can enjoy the rest of Kota Yamaji’s portfolio on Behance.  

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Banksy mural – star chiselled off EU flag

A new mural depicting a star being chiselled off the EU Flag is confirmed to be the artwork of Banksy. The image is based near Dover’s ferry terminal and is said to be the latest of his political pieces in relation to the UK preparing to leave the EU. Symbolic in nature, this painting has…

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Our Top 20 Movie Posters

This West Side Story poster is one of the most iconic Film Posters created by American graphic designer Saul Bass.  He once described his main goal for his work saying, ‘’try to reach for a simple, visual phrase that tells you what the picture is all about and evokes the essence of the story”. Another…

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Barkley L. Hendricks, Portraitist of a New Black Pride, Dies at 72

Barkley L. Hendricks, a painter who gave new representation to ordinary black men and women, memorializing them in portraits that echoed the grand manner of the old masters, died on Tuesday in New London, Conn. He was 72. His wife, Susan, said that the cause was a cerebral hemorrhage. While touring Europe as an undergraduate…

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