Wallpaper magazine's January beauty news inspired this post on Juniper Ridge, a fragrance distillery founded in 1998 and located in my new stomping grounds of Oakland, CA. I'm personally obsessed with the art of perfume making simply because of the rush of vivid memories one experiences when smelling a particular scent. Juniper Ridge is the world's only wild fragrance company comprised of hikers and backpackers, not your typical fashion or luxury goods folks. Their process entails distilling colognes and perfumes from the backcountry like in the good old days of how perfumes were first made. Juniper Ridge is special because the entire scent design is contained in house, from beginning to end. Here we feature some vivid imagery showcasing the process of "designing" a perfume, from foraging around in the backcountry to the end result bottled up and evoking the quiet beauty of such dreamy places like Big Sur, the Mojave Desert or the Sierra Mountains. Also enjoy a glimpse into the new packaging artwork designed by Chief Storyteller of Juniper Ridge, Obi Kaufmann.
Glenn Jones is one of my favorite illustrators and he started an art print collection inspired by his life growing up and living in New Zealand and iconic pop culture. Check them out! All these prints are available at glennjonesart.com. Harbour Master Beach Store At The Bach Again Stoked Pet Fish Playing Statues Elbow Grease Take A Seat Handy Summer Love Sauce With That You Choose Cool Kids Perfect Day I Know What You Did Last Summer
I am a fan of Pixel Art, I think it might be because of my addiction to video-games in the 80s and 90s or just because they are awesome. Octavi Navarro,a self-taught painter and children’s books illustrator from Barcelona, is one of few illustrators that keeps this style alive. Pixel, Huh is a project that mixes painting techniques with some of the limitations of classic pixel art, resulting in very personal illustrations that tell unique stories. The idea behind Pixels, Huh came from my love for classic graphic adventure games that I played so much since my parents bought a Commodore 64, when I was 9 years old. I was blown away with the rich worlds those first designers and artists where able to create with heavy technical limitations. For more information about Octavi check out his site at http://pixelshuh.tumblr.com/
Artist Tang Chiew Ling from Malaysia created these illustrations made by few types of leaves and also mixed with my hand drawing. Using inconspicuous/ unattractive leaves to create fun, hope and happiness. For more from Tang Chiew Ling visit behance.net/tangchiewling. A lovely little couple walking in the rain. Kite surfing. Another lovely little couple or maybe brother and sister with love shape balloons. A little girl is blowing out her dreams through the bubbles. Let's start our journey with this amazing boat. A couple is enjoying their dating under a big warm tree. What a wonderful childhood! Inspired by one of my favorite artist Banksy.
Artist Bee Vision is a exhibition of fictional beer labels created by 20 different artists and each label is more amazing than the other. I selected some of them to share with you so sit back and enjoy! Flayed Bandit – Daggers for Teeth Simple Suff – Dee Dee Kid Brain Bomb – Drew Millward Black Ape – DXTR Cryo Sleep Dream – Guy Mckinley Tiger Piss – Hydro 74 Brain Pain – Iain Macarthur Death Brew – Megamunden King Bonobo – Pedro Oyarbide 3rd Eye – Tom Newell
The House Of Peroni - an event by M & C Saatchi. They invited Baroncelli, the visionary lighting design studio, to design an installation inspired by Rome. The result, a phantasma. Baroncelli's modular lighting system built as mechanisms to create the old Roma. I was given the task to design four walls which married the products to the context. Using white chalk pens; 60mm and 30mm. The main aim was to expand the room, using perspective and various vanishing points to achieve the feeling of walking into the landscape only the mind can construct. With only 3-4 days to get the room finished, we eventually pulled it off- bringing the old Roma and new Roma to life. If you are in London; head on down to Lincoln Inn fields; The House Of Peroni, to view the installation and several other talented artists and designers who took up residency for the month of October.
Agostino Lacurci is a Italian artist and has been painting huge murals all over Europe. His style is very artistic and different from any graffiti you have seen before. Enjoy! For more from Agostino Lacurci visit agostinoiacurci.com. Abithoudini Via Lugaro, Turin (Italy) Fish’n'kids Via del Porto Fluviale, Rome Beardwatching Univerisity Campus, Besançon (France). Punti di fuga Murals made for Rebibbia on the Wall project. Created in collaboration with a group of 15 inmates on the courtyard walk’s walls, in the “Maximum security” unit of Rebibbia prison. Curated by Walls. Autostalk Zagreb. Made for MUU, Zagreb Urban Art Museum. Pietro non torna indietro Via Lavizzari 5, Lugano (CH) The dialogue Made for Le Mur, Oberkampf, Paris. Future Simple Las Armas district, Zaragozza, Spain
Cristina and Cyla are artists from Brazil and had the chance to paint an amazing art mural in Bushwick, Brooklyn, as a tribute to the great poet Paulo Leminski who would be 70 years old in August 2014. Check it out! For more from Cristina and Cyla visit behance.net/Criatipos
New Zealand artist James Harkins creates some pretty cool 3d artworks that interacts with people at the beach, from a distance everything makes sense and it's pretty amazing. For more from James Harkins visit James Harkins on Facebook.
These awesome graffiti murals were done for Pow! Wow! Hawaii, an amazing art event that has artists from all over the globe involved to create amazing art. Check them out! Find out more about Pow! Wow! Hawaii at powwowhawaii.com. Mural by Kinsey dedicated to his father “Welcome to Paradise” mural by Trav Elvis mural by Madsteez Mural by Reach Mural by Push Painted by Mung Monster and Whomu of MOK Mural by Justin Park Iron Man and owls by Meggs and Bask One half Meggs and one half Phibs Gif-iti wall by Roids and Insa Mural by Inti dedicated to his deceased dog Wooden Wave and formerly known as Vers Hawaii Lucky Olelo renders his signature lotus designs on Cafe Duck Butt
Jeff Friesen started playing with legos along with his daughter and took it to a whole other level when he decided to recreate masterpieces of the well known street artist Banksy. Check them out! For more from Jeff Friesen visit thebrickfantastic.com. Balloon Girl There is always hope. Especially if you tie it to your wrist. Banana Pulp Never bring a gun to a fruit fight. Bouquet Thrower Strong-arm Flower Delivery specializes in tragically forbidden love. Photo Opportunity There's got to be an angle of Big Ben the world hasn't seen, though it's not for lack of trying. Kissing Coppers The police are enthusiastic supporters of stop-and-frisk policies. Like a Rat on a Wire Experts say that in London you are never less than 12 meters away from a tightrope-walking rat. Just Following Orders The Royal Urban Stencil Regiment is a secret branch of the Queen's Guard. Their ritual "nicking of the spray paint" is a rarely photographed ceremony in London hardware shops. Old Skool You never really know who your future self is going to be. It's probably better that way. Keep It Real Say yes to your inner monkey. Hanging Around Tightey-whiteys are not Frank's first choice for public display. Perhaps parachute pants will be a better choice for next time. Haring Terrier Keith Haring's successes as a dog breeder are overshadowed by his achievements in the art world. Maid in London Secret sweeper. The Mother of Anarchy Raising a well-presented anarchist has never been easier in these tumultuous times. Paleo Diet Follow your instincts: devour sugar, carbs, and mystery meat whenever you come across them. Force 5 Fridge Surreal storm approaching. Deep Sea Diners It's prudent to wear full protection on a first date.
When you talk about the Renaissance the thing that comes to the mind is art! Magnificent art. We're talking about Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and all the ninja turtles (just kidding). And a place where you'll find concentrated art is a cathedral. Cathedrals were the perfect canvas for Renaissance artists... there you'll find amazing sculptures and breathtaking ceiling art. Those ceilings are something completely apart! So I thought it was really important to share with you some of the most amazing cathedral ceilings in the world. Of course some of these are modern cathedrals, but they still got fantastic art. These photographs were taken by some really talented people. Please, for more of their work and for the locations of each cathedral, simply click in each image. They'll definitely appreciate your visit. I hope you enjoy this selection, and if you got your own cathedral ceiling art pictures, share it with us! Cheers. ;) Nicolò Panzeri Mark Carline Andy Mansfield Heather Chris Sinnett Matthew Scerri Martin Hunte bezmyaso Ted Dobosz Alan Gemski Mark Harshil Shah dieselgolfer paul cripps Ken Hircock Roy Lathwell J J Philipp Chistyakov Boris Kafka John McCabe Udo Schröter Jules Emm Kitty Wheeler Shaw Josep Puigdemont Daniel-Ryan Imlau dougoram1969 Lars Hammar
Laurent Durieux is an illustrator based in Bruxelles, Belgium and has worked for Mondo, Dark Hall Mansion, Acid Free Gallery and more. His art might remind you of a retro-futuristic world of H.G. Wells and the 1960s pop-culture. Laurent's work has such a beautiful composition and details that makes you just stop to admire his work. All Rights to Laurent Durieux All Rights to Laurent Durieux All Rights to Laurent Durieux All Rights to Laurent Durieux All Rights to Laurent Durieux All Rights to Laurent Durieux All Rights to Laurent Durieux All Rights to Laurent Durieux All Rights to Laurent Durieux All Rights to Laurent Durieux All Rights to Laurent Durieux All Rights to Laurent Durieux All Rights to Laurent Durieux All Rights to Laurent Durieux All Rights to Laurent Durieux All Rights to Laurent Durieux All Rights to Laurent Durieux All Rights to Laurent Durieux All Rights to Laurent Durieux All Rights to Laurent Durieux Links More info about Laurent Durieux: http://www.laurentdurieux.com Follow Laurent Durieux on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurentdurieux/
Chris Yoon is a designer and hand letterer out of Washington DC. He's done many chalk lettering installations and I selected one of them to share with you, this includes many photos and a short video of the process. Enjoy! For more from Chris Yoon visit chyoon.com and www.behance.net/chrisyoon.
The Hoxton Window Project is hosted by UNIT9 where they simply have their windows overlooking Hoxton Square covered with interesting art. They constantly have different artist creating the installations, this time we are going to check out the work of Jonathan Calugi & Federico Landini. For more from Jonathan Calugi visit behance.net/idependonme & Federico Landini behance.net/Lovers. Both Jonathan and I are two completely different types of creatives, and the final result is a mix between our styles; a composition of typography and illustration inspired by the the futurism art movement. Our intention was to reinterpret/translate the typical style of that movement, yet in a new and different way, trying to explain a different concept, re-evaluating the craft and the use of hands as a fundamental part of the creative process. That’s why we decided to use only cheap and simple materials to create our artwork, such as white paper, cut by hand.
The Weapons of Mass Creation Fest is the premier art, design, and music event in the Midwest. Now in its fourth year, 1,200+ attendees will descend upon Cleveland for three days in August to see 20 speakers, 20 designers, and over 30 bands. Creative professionals, entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, students, and fans will gather to learn, get inspired, collaborate, network, and celebrate together. WMC Fest is about Inspiring and Helping Others… WMC Fest was founded by Go Media designer and partner Jeff Finley in 2010 as a passionate side project. In 2011 he brought in Jesse Sloan to handle the music portion and Joseph Hughes to help organize the speakers. In 2012, Todd Gauman of NeoVentures signed on as event director. All Rights to WMC Fest The Goal of WMC Fest Weapons of Mass Creation is a young grassroots movement to inspire and enable the creative mind. We believe that good things happen when ideas and talents are shared within the community. This mentality manifests itself in the lifestyle of a Weapon of Mass Creation. A person who defies the hand they’re dealt and makes stuff happen. All Rights to WMC Fest All Rights to WMC Fest This is where leaders are born. We’ve hand picked 20 inspiring visionaries to present their work and their ideas. Attendees will enjoy 10 inspiring talks per day on the subjects of graphic design, art, entrepreneurship, leadership, productivity, creativity, and more. Creative leaders both local and national will take part. WMC Fest is about forward-thinking Art & Design WMC also includes a jaw-dropping art and design show highlighting both local and regional talent. You can expect to see some amazing work. This won’t be like your typical art show with oil paintings, crafts, or abstract modern art. Think album art, t-shirt design, typography, poster art, toy design, fashion design, and illustration. All Rights to WMC Fest WMC Fest is about Incredible Music WMC Fest is a place you go to experience raw and authentic music so intimate that it gives you chills. Musically, expect a diverse and creative sound with a proudly independent spirit. All Rights to WMC Fest A Taste of WMC Fest Speakers 2013 All Rights to WMC Fest Bands 2013 All Rights to WMC Fest Support WMC Fest on Kickstarter All Rights to WMC Fest I longed for an event in my own hometown that was NOT expensive, yet still catered to those three passions: Music, art, and entrepreneurship. What would a weapon of mass creation do? They would defy the hand they're dealt. - Jeff Finley Links More info about WMC Festival: http://wmcfest.com Support WMC on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jefffinley/weapons-of-mass-creation… Follow WMC on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wmcfest
Eduardo Kobra is an amazing artist from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He specializes in painting big murals and his recent work has a very colorful flavor to it. Kobra's new work is impressive, the use of color is just mind blowing. Enjoy! For more from Eduardo Kobra visit him on Flickr Gallery and eduardokobra.com. For more from Eduardo Kobra visit him on Flickr Gallery and eduardokobra.com.