Maria Corte Maidagan illustrated this piece for the May 2015 issue of Scientific American about the tiniest bits of Matter in the world, "sticky" particles called gluons. Get yourself a copy to read the entire article or check out Scientific American online to get a quick preview!
Michal Dziekan recently illustrated the poster for Karol Kolodziński's new short film "Cotton Candy" The film takes the main character, Marcel, on a journey through a park on a summers day to meet his girl friend, Alice. Along the way, Marcel encounters the girls of his past making him question both his current relationship and reality itself. Michal Dziekan created a fabulous poster for this quirky film making us squirm with anticipation for the film's release even more! Check out Michal's poster and a trailer for the film below!
A few weeks ago we did a blast on the division between the rich and poor. Kent Barton's portrait of George Soros unfortunately didn't make it in that newsletter but here it is now! In 2014 George Soros was named the 27th richest person in the world. He is known for his wide spread philanthropy and activism along with his questionable WWII past... Kent achieved a killer likeness and a fabulous portrait, check it out!
"I believe in love. I believe in good stories. I play really hard on the weekends because I like to have those stories..."
"It's not that we spend five days looking forward to just two. It's that most people do what they enjoy most on those days. Imagine living life where everyday are your Saturdays and Sundays. Make everyday your weekend. Make everyday a play-day..."
-James A. Murphy
"I have never in my life found myself in a situation where I've stopped work and said, 'Thank God it's Friday.' But weekends are special even if your schedule is all over the place."
"There aren't enough days in the weekend."
- Rob Schmidt
"I have been known to hang out and party back in the day. I had a weekend that lasted a few years."
"It was as if each of them sensed vaguely that the Saturday afternoons of youth are few, and precious, and this feeling which niether of them could have defined or described made every moment of this time together too short, too quickly gone, yet clearer and more sharply edged than any other."
"Of all the days that's in the week
I dearly love but one day
And that's the day that comes betwixt
A Saturday and Monday"
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy a bicycle and that's pretty close."
"If there wasn't no fight, there wasn't no weekend."
"I like to saturate Saturday with as much Friday night as I can..."
"After Luncheon the sun, conscious that it was Saturday, would blaze an hour longer in the zenith..."
"I'm learning the power of going away for the weekend and keeping myself company."
Maria Corte Maidagan
"Music always sounds better on Friday."
"Better days are coming they are called Saturday and Sunday."
"Weekend Warrior: a person who does a particular activity (such as sport) only on the weekends."
- Merriam- Webster
"When you're young you should live out every weekend..."
"Nature is a big part of my weekend. Whenever possible, I take Friday and Monday off and spend four days outdoors. We should remind ourselves that there was something here before us, a force more powerful than us."
-Cary - Hiroyuki Tagawa
"Oh, I want what we all want: a comfortable couch, a nice beverage, a weekend of no distractions..."
"Seeing the family is a very important part of my weekend."
"Always strive to excel, but only on weekends."
"There is nothing in this world that I love more than my family. To be able to share the joy of running with them at the Runner''s World Half Marathon and Running Festival where we can all participate together is as close as you can get to a perfect weekend."
- Summer Sanders
"Marathon running is a game for players not winners...running is unique in that the world's best racers are on the same course, at the same time, as amateurs, who have as much chance of winning as your average weekend warrior would scoring a touchdown in the NFL."
-Hunter S. Thompson
"Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week."
"Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him to fish and you can get rid of him for the entire weekend."
Henry van de Velde was a Belgian artist whose work transcended far further than his canvases and was a proponent for artistic individuality. Tom Wilkinson reviewed the career of the painter, interior designer, and architect for the March issue of The Architectural Review. Goni Montes illustrated this fabulous portrait for the review and you can read the entire article here!
Uncanny magazine is a science fiction and fantasy online publication featuring short stories and podcast readings and interviews! Tran Nguyen illustrated this amazing piece for their fourth issue and was featured on their website. Tran's fantastical work fits in perfectly with the dreamy quality of the magazine. Keep your eyes out for more to come!
Last April Maria Corte Maidagan illustrated this piece depicting the war some people wage with their bodies for Italian IL Magazine. Throughout the years Maria has created several piece for the magazine and they can't seem to get enough! Check IL Magazine for this issue and to see from Maria!
Last June Michal Dziekan did this illustration for an article about the variety onslaught of credit-cards available today. The article gives an overview of the good, the bad, and the avoidable and Michal's piece perfectly illustrates the overwhelming wave of cards coming our way.
Jon Foster illustrated these two awesome pieces for the latest issue of Arizona Highways for an article about discovering clues of these goliath beasts around Lake Mead. Though these Ground Sloths might not make a regular presence in Jon's fantasy pieces the creatures certainly evoke our imaginations in an equally powerful way.
Guy Stauber combined traditional and digital techniques to create these stoic yet exciting posters of The Vision from the Avengers. The Vision is "... every inch a human being - except that all his bodily organs are constructed of synthetic materials", neither simply man nor simply human The Vision proves to be the perfect character to be the subject of a mixed media creation. Read what Guy thinks about The Avenger here!
Earlier this month Der Spiegel came out with their 16th issue of 2015 with a cover story on ethical consumerism. Sam Spratt was commissioned to illustrate this "good customer bad customer" cover for this issue and it came out brilliantly. Check out Der Spiegel here!
"Today, companies have to radically revolutionize themselves every few years just to stay relevant. That's because technology and the Internet have transformed the business landscape forever. The fast-paced digital age has accelerated the need for companies to become agile."
"Social media is changing the way we communicate and the way we are perceived, both positively and negatively. Every time you post a photo, or update your status, you are contributing to your own digital footprint and personal brand."
-Amy Jo Martin
"We are in the throes of a transition where every publication has to think of their digital strategy."
"In the digital world, sport provides opportunity to bring people together."
"The viral power of online media has proven how fast creative ideas can be spread and adopted, using tools like cellphones, digital cameras, micro-credit, mobile banking, Facebook, and Twitter..."
"Whether you like it or not, the digital age has produced a new format for modern romance, and natural selection may be favoring the quick-thumbed quip peddler over the confident, ice-breaking alpha male.'"
"Digital organisms, while not necessarily any more alive than a phone book, are strings of code that replicate and evolve over time. Digital codes are strings of binary digits - bits."
"Design, in it's broadest sense, is the enabler of the digital era - it's a process that creates order out of chaos, that renders technology usable to business. Design means being good, not just looking good."
- Clement Mok
"I don't think much about the digital world...because I am in the analog world!"
"More and more, job listings are exclusively available online and as technology evolves nearly every occupation now requires a basic level of digital literacy with web navigation, email access and participation in social media."
-Michael K. Powell
"What turns me on about the digital age, what excited me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing. You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song, you needed a studio and a producer. Now, you need a laptop."
Edward Kinsella III
"You have to provide value to the system. You've got to provide decent content. You can't just be marketing on these platforms.'"
"We need to re-create boundaries. When you carry a digital gagdet that creates a virtual link to the office, you need to create a virtual boundary that didn't exist before."
"It simply is not true that everything is now on the Internet, but it is true that the digital resources available through the Internet have enormous potential for education and even for self- empowerment of individuals."
"If you use Facebook - as I do - Facebook in all likelihood has a unique digital file of your face, one that can be as accurate as a fingerprint and that can be used to identify you in a photo of a large crowd."
"Digital intimacy ruins the appetite for the real thing. So, when kids are gaming or even when spouses are gaming, they lose their appetite for genuine intimacy. Kids lose their appetite for getting their intimacy needs, their hunger for significance and attachment, with the family, and it erodes the relationship between them and their parents."
- Gordon Neufeld
Maria Corte Maidagan
"Digital technology is both arousing and distancing. We don't look at the users on the other side as people. They aren't - they're just usernames..."
"Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission - to make the world more open and connected."
"Many people see technology as the problem behind the so-called digital divide. Others see it as the solution. Technology is neither. It must operate in conjunction with business, economic, political, and social system."
"Digital imaging allows both groups to rise above limitations of mess and clutter and mechanics, and apply our talents to creating images limited only by our imaginations."
"We live in an age where there is a firehose of information, and there is no hierarchy of what is important and what is not. Where the truth is often fashioned through a variety of digital means. Are you your avatar? Who are you in social media? What face do you turn toward the world? How much does it have in common with who you actually are?"
- David Carr
"Historically, privacy was almost implicit, because it was hard to find and gather information. But in the digital world, whether it's digital cameras or satellites or just what you click on, we need to have more explicit rules - not just for governments but for private companies."
"Digital platforms are worthless without content. They're shiny sacks with bells and whistles, but without content, they're empty sacks. It is not about pixels versus print. It is not about how you're reading. It is about what you're reading."