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Old School is Cool (Possibly NSFW)

March31

The art of the “Pin-up” has always apealed to me (naturally), so I am digging this old school/new school almost gothic approach to the classic Pin-Up. Beware some of this may be considered NSFW.

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Iconic Black & White Goodness

March31

I think by now the loyalists among you will be well aware of my penchant for black and white iconic imagery and so I bring you the art of Iain McArthur. Freaking Aces man, this stuff is bizarrely good!

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More Panda

March30

Behold the Digital Illustrations of designer Rhys Owen. Digging this iconic style and the fact it has a panda in it make it just that little bit cooler ;)

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Do WANT!

March29

I am a huge Angry Woebots fan!HUGE! I have featured his work many a time on this humble blog, but this just warps my world. How epic is this thing! Launching today from Silent Stage’s Web Shop there are only 80 pieces, so if you do want, then you better haul ass! Even with the hefty $250 price tag, these things will fly.

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Pacman Eating Out

March26

By definition Graffiti is the placement of unsolicited art in an urban environment and so the argument in art vs vandalism. Well these playful paper cut-outs from Katie Sokolar definitely carry a charm and bring happiness to the otherwise dull streets.

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Lumo Pimping!

March25

Something about these illustrations just ‘pop’, not quite sure what it is though ;) Im loving the lumo colours from artist “Surround”, coupled with the old school imagery and suggestive motifs, he has a great concept. Rock on Sir!

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Feather Fetish?

March23

Wow, just plain WOW, it may be a tad creepy but the effect and finish is incredible. The following pieces are from London Based artist Kate MccGwire, in which she use’s the molten feathers of several hundred pigeons, lets just hope there isnt a naked flock somewhere in London right now.

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Feeling Board?

March22

As much as I hate to plug a multi-national like Nike, I gotta hand it to them. The following set of illustrations captures the essence of Board Sports perfectly. Right now I can’t figure out which I miss more, my Snowboard or Surfboard.

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Retro Papercraft is 80’s-tastic!

March19

Seems you can get pretty much anything in neon these days, but this bad boy would be worth it if real. Created by art duo Zim & Zou this thing is straight up Hammer Time!

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My Shizophrenic Brain

March17

Fantastic Illustrations from “My Schizophrenic Brain”, these need to clicked bigger, the detail is worth it!

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