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This cool infographic timeline covers 72 years (1940-2012) and shows different version of Mr. Wayne’s logo. The Evolution of Batman poster designed by Cathryn Lavery from Calm the Ham is a visual history of the Batman symbol over the years. This is probably the most consumer logo that has changed this much, yet remains a very powerful and recognizable brand. Cathryn Lavery also mentions this 2008 video from Rodrigo Alejandro Rojas Sandoval as being the first one that attempted to document this evolution: Thanks to DC Comics for creating this cultural icon that we can all obsess over, all Batman logos belong to them.
When a talent is spotted, it speaks out loud for itself. In our featured post today, we present to you the mind-bending artwork of Italian artist Diego Fazio aka DiegoKoi. Born in 1989, the self-taught illustrator, first started as a tattoo artist and turned to drawing portraits only in 2007. At only 23-years of age, his hyper-realistic pencil drawings on paper and wood have garnered him international acclaim. Each portrait can take up to 200 hours but the results are just magnificent. [Via Twisted Sifter]
British painter Nathan Walsh elaborate drawings and architectural blueprints before laying a drop of paint on his canvas. His deep study to pin down exact geometry and perspective gives each work a sense of life that might otherwise not be present in something created with the mechanical aid of a camera or software. Walsh’s primary source materials are not photographs but pencil sketches drawn on-site, for example the Chicago pieces above began from over 100 drawings he then references in his studio. In this way he can easily alter the position and size of any particular element, a process he likens to…
A 31 day mission Malaysian artist & architect Hong Yi -aka Red- took upon her self to create a daily fun illustration with her food. Her parameters were simple: the image had to be comprised entirely of food and the only backdrop could be a white plate. The project has been documented heavily around the web, but if you haven’t seen it all head over to her Facebook and read an interview on designboom. Photos will also be appearing on her Instagram at @redhongyi. Red was previously featured on this blog for her Coffee Ring Stains Portrait.
Michael Grab, the land artist from Canada, found his great joy and peace of mind in using the power of gravity. The process of creating his art of balance is not that easy as it might seam. It involves not only Grab’s physical but psychological abilities along with learning his inner self and nature around him. It’s very hard to believe that his work is done with his bare hands, no tools, no wire, no magic, only gravity. That is how his project got its name – Gravity glue, the only secret of his creations. Most of his installations were done in Boulder, Colorado…
Graphic designer Alex Asfour has created a set of travel posters that have a cool vintage style to them and make us even more eager for sunnier shores. Asfour has used a simple approach with these posters, and evoked a vintage vibe with bold colors, typography and a grainy texture. Given the sorry state of our weather at the moment, you’d be forgiven for craving a holiday so bad you’re finding it hard to concentrate on anything else. Well for now you can enjoy these artistic graphics.
Imagine if one day capitalism reaches the point, where the big brands starts to sponsor the superheroes. How would this influence their images? Based on this hypothesis, Milan-based art director Roberto Vergati Santos decided to experiment with some characters, and see what would be the results of such idea. Make sure to check out the full gallery on the artist’s Behance page. [Via Behance]
Love sometimes makes us say or do some very weird things. Australian art collective, HubbaWelcome, mocks the head-over-heels in love sort of fluffiness by presenting an almost stalker-ish series of Valentine’s day postcards. Chris Mundy and Greg Lockhart, currently based in East London, say their inspiration comes from the online culture and the loneliness and isolation that the information age evokes. [Via HubbaWelcome]
A real artist creates with whatever medium they choose. I don’t think I have ever seen an artist give this much attention to detail as in this Photoshop time-lapse. Unbelievable! Post-Apocalyptic Cover Illustration Time-lapse by San Francisco-based artist Deisign
Here’s the latest stop motion music video from animation duo Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski for Japanese singer-songwriter Shugo Tokumaru. The video was launched just this morning courtesy of Pitchfork and shared by Colossal, it features a highly-precise parade of thousands of cut paper and foam silhouettes. Now sit back, turn up the volume and set this video to full-screen: