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East Meets West: Germany vs. China Infographic

Born in China and currently living in Germany artist Yang Liu illustrated a series of stereotypes under the title “Ost trifft West,” or “East Meets West”. “The fact is that each single illustration is my very personal experience in the past 13-17 years, and this work was made as a documentation of my own life. I am feeling myself more as a person, who belongs to all the places I have been”,- says Liu. Liu’s minimalistic infographic reflects elements of cultural differences between China and Germany in a very humorous and entertaining way. Posters were also publishes as a book.

Paris vs New York – Minimalist Comparison by Vahram Muratyan

After a long stay in New York in 2010, French graphic artist Vahram Muratyan launched a humorous blog Paris versus New York, a tally of two cities. It started as a friendly comparison on clichés and small details by a Paris-lover wandering around the Big Apple City and very fast dragged numerous followers to the blog and different reactions on the posters around the world. Success of Muratyan’s art simplicity eventually developed into a book – Paris versus New York, published by Penguin.

Iconostory by René Mambembé

René Mambembé, a third year graphic student who’s also majoring his Master degree in Information Design in France, decided to capture milestones from the world history into graphic icons. The key point of his Iconostory is to let people know some important events of our history through his minimalist illustrations.

Shapes of Cities

Here’s an interesting series of graphical art prints by London-based artist and graphic designer Yoni Alter. Each print features the shapes of a city’s iconic and defining landmarks accurate to scale.

This Cool Animation Uses Letters of Words to Describe Their Meaning

The challenge: “Create an image out of a word, using only the letters in the word itself.” The only rule: “Use only the graphic elements of the letters without adding outside parts.” The result: This cool video by Ji Lee. Enjoy!

Lord of the Rings Silhouetted Illustrations by Marcus Mok

A couple of months ago we featured the work of Malaysia-based graphic designer, Marcus Mok‘s Super Heroes Silhouettes, if you’ve liked it, you just might enjoy his simple yet creative vintage Lord of the Rings posters. The series of works, which are available in Mok’s Etsy shop Poster Inspired, features the trilogy of the famous novel simply presented with a bi-color graphic pen on stained background, and will cost you $40 for the whole set.

Superheroes Silhouette Illustrations

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based artist Marcus created a set of illustrations with the silhouettes of famous Superheroes on a vintage-styled background. The Incredible Hulk, Spiderman, Batman and Captain America to start with. The posters are available at the artist’s Etsy shop known as Poster Inspired. If you’re a comics fan, these will be heart-melting for you!

Minimalist Posters of Pixar Movies by Wonchan Lee

As a tribute to Pixar animation studios and their beloved movies, Australian designer Wonchan Lee created this amazing set of minimalist posters featuring most of their iconic films. He described: “Pixar movies are everyone’s favorite. Hoping it will continue to make the world a better place. I’m pleased to dedicate these artworks to Pixar as one of the biggest fans.”

Plant for the Planet – Cut Leaf Illustration Ad Campaign
The World on a Water Drop by Markus Reugels

Representing a live example of experimental photography taking a leap forward with creations as Liquid Art by Markus Reugels, by capturing liquids in motion, he produces amazingly artistic images showing-off the physics of the material. Part of his photography series, called Refractions creates images reflected on drops of water. Using a high speed camera and large images in the background, he captures the image’s refraction through the water drops with the proper lighting to make it look as realistic and 3-dimensional as possible. Some photos turned the water droplet into a liquid planet by using a satellite image of the likes of Jupiter, The Moon,… Read more »

A 6000 Photos-Time-Lapse of the World in Under 5 Minutes by Kien Lam

17 Countries, 343 Days, 6,237 Photographs. Last year photographer Kien Lam embarked on a back-packing expedition around the world and documented his epic journey by shooting over 6000 photographs that were compiled in a magical 5 minute time lapse. Each scene in the video is approximately 2 seconds and is comprised of 40-60 shots on average.

What Happens in Bookstores at Night [VIDEO]

Sean Ohlenkamp and wife Lisa, after organizing their own bookshelf at home, they re-gathered their efforts for Type Bookstore in Toronto, Canada. They spent sleepless nights of animating books with a crew of over 20 people. The creation resulted in Joy of Books, with music produced especially for the short film by Grayson Matthews. The animation is definitely the perfect marketing for the Canadian bookshop. Watch the Video:   [Via Metafilter, Colossal]

Water Colors in Motion

Normally we do not feature music clips on this blog, as its a bit out of niche, but this one, a mind-blowing piece of art, sure is an exception.  Artist Irina Dakeva used Water Colors to individually paint 2000 sequential frames forming this artistic music video for Breakbot aka Thibaut Berland, a French producer and DJ, their cooperation gave birth to harmonic transitions of colors and music showcased in this motion art, Breakbot – Baby I’m Yours (feat. Irfane) – HD from Ed Banger Records on Vimeo. The video was represented by WIZZ, a french production, animation, motion graphics, and SFX company.

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