Tattooday

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I am loving Thomas Brodahl’s project Tattooday. I have always been  a fan of typographic tattoos, but have yet to come  up with something that I’d like to have permanantly on my skin. I think this might be the perfect solution.

Every day I’m gonna draw/write a saying or lyric or phrase on my arm. Document it here. They will be like temporary tattoos. Hopefully the sayings will stick in my mind if I look at them all day. Maybe the meaning of the words will also sink into my body, along with the ink.

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Missed Connections

In a similar vein as Linzie Hunter’s illustrated spam and Cardon Webb’s redesigned posted fliers, Sophie Blackall has been working on a series of illustrations of missed-connections ads. I think there is something really charming about writing a missed-connection ad, though I’m somewhat curious if they ever work. These prints are as charming and sweet as the ads they illustrate and are available for purchase at her etsy shop.

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See a few more of our favorites after the jump.

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TypograFriday: Linzie Hunter

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Linzie Hunter‘s handlettered spam subject line series made a lot of buzz in the blogs a year back (and are now available as a postcard book from Chronicle Books) but we’ve recently rediscovered more examples of her awesome lettering. More images and words after the jump.

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Wild Things

I am so excited about Where the Wild Things Are. Heck, I’m excited about the trailer. Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers, hand-drawn type, natural lighting and the Arcade Fire? What’s not to like?

It’s adapted from the classic by Maurice Sendak, which plays, I think, a special part in a lot of our psyches, especially the visual artists among us. To back up this hunch, I offer you some selections from Cory Godbey’s curated collection of Where the Wild Things Are inspired artworks, Terrible Yellow Eyes. He began the project/blog two months ago and has already posted almost 100 incredible pieces. Click each for jumbo-size.

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Seven more plus a fur-covered book after the jump.

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One of my new favorite artists, Jon Klassen. I LOVE his use of color, content (lots of nature), and texture.

Carson Ellis on TMN

I’ve blogged my appreciation for The Morning News‘ galleries before — with their large-scale reproductions and interviews, they are my favorite virtual art gallery — but I’ve not quite gotten around to blogging about my great and abiding love for artist/illustrator Carson Ellis. Today on TMN’s gallery: Carson Ellis.

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Moscow, from her new series on TMN, Иркутск

I first discovered her, as many did, as the maker of the terrifically-appropriate visuals for The Decemberists (she was frontman Colin Meloy’s roommate, then girlfriend and now wife.) I can’t get enough of her style and lovely palette, reminding me of three of my very favorites of all-time: Shahn in the angles, Schiele in the ugly-beauty, and Gorey in the meticulous creepiness. And her handmade lettering is awesome and one-of-a-kind. Six older pieces that I love:

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