notgeld

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I am obsessed by the graphics on these antique German notgeld, or emergency money. Notgeld was printed by small municipalities and town banks in Germany from WWI through the 1920′s and 30′s. Though it was not legal currency, it was generally accepted, and actually proved useful due to the outrageous inflation in Germany at the time. These scans are all from Flickr user Iliazd, who has an awesome notgeld set with something like 900 different marks in it! If you love sweet graphics or history, or both, be sure to give it a browse.
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kenichi hoshine

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I’m really taken with these pictures by Kenichi Hoshine! There’s just something about the way the paint looks… when I first saw the tree one I thought there was pretty fabric torn all over it or something. See more at DesignDig.

marc -Jul 24, 2012, 4:02AM
These are pictures by Hollis Heichemer, NOT Kenichi Hoshine !! Take a look: http://www.somepaintings.net/Hollis%20Heichemer%20Photos/index.html
Kathleen -Mar 04, 2009, 2:22PM
The first picture reminded me of fabric on a tree too, which in turn reminded me of an art history paper I did on Arshile Gorky. His painting Garden in Sochi was inspired by memories of his fathers farm. Apparently on the farm there was a wishing tree, and travelers and people passing would tear a strip of their clothing off and tie it to the tree. It might have looked something like that tree in the first picture.

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paper craft

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I love all these crafty ideas for printed paper! They really inspire me to go do something with all those old newspapers I have laying around…

CutScoreFoldandGlue -Aug 10, 2010, 10:59AM
cool the one at the bottom is awesome its different to the papercraft we do here http://cutscorefoldandglue.blogspot.com/ but we like all kinds of paper craft :)
Caroline -Mar 24, 2009, 1:49PM
We like some of the same things... you might like my blog... http://www.paperscissorsstone.info/

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Love her or not, these photos by Hedi Slimane look amazing. I love the styling and that first photo is my favorite, with the mix of decadent fabrics.
Check out the rest of the images on Slimane’s fashion diary

-Mar 18, 2009, 9:32PM
ALMOST all of them "Malcom"- but not ALL of them. Cheers, Katherine
Malcom -Mar 09, 2009, 2:59PM
The top hat is Boudoir Queen and almost all of the photos in the slimane diaries are of her wearing Boudoir Queen

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awesome picture idea

I love that all the lights in these pictures are hearts! Color Me Katie did it by cutting out a little heart on a piece of paper and putting it over her camera lens. I would never have thought that the outcome would be lights turned to hearts! It would be cool to try with other shapes…
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Eva -Nov 02, 2013, 7:31AM
es siempre dificil si eticamente es bueno o no, pero gran informacion.
DeniseAnna -Jul 04, 2011, 7:35PM
Awesome idea! Love her blog too!

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crayons

Take a closer look at this picture…
They’re crayons!

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How creative is that!? This crayon-pixel art is the work of Ohio-based Christian Faur. You can see lots more of his crayon art, as well as his work in other mediums, here.
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Amy -Feb 26, 2009, 9:07PM
Wow, I love this! It's so pretty and detailed. It must have taken a long time indeed.

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sinem erkas

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These pictures that Sinem Erkas did for Exit are really interesting. See more shots (and more sets featuring balloons) here.
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leslie -Feb 26, 2009, 5:23PM
it kind of reminds me of lily allen's "The Fear" music video.
McTigerlily -Feb 26, 2009, 11:37AM
Wow. I discovered your blog minutes ago and it is amazing! What creative genius we miss every day, right? I'm just posting a general comment because I couldn't write everything I wanted towrite. Just...thanks!

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Check out this work by 10 year old graffiti artist Solveig. I love it!

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That fresh tat is also by Solveig! Some guy had seen a lot of her work around and really liked it, so he requested a tattoo! I’m so impressed! There’s a little picture article about her on Telegraph UK, and it has a little bit more information about her in the blurbs. I couldn’t figure out where she’s from, though I’m sure it’s in there somewhere. Whatever, she’s awesome! Make sure to have a look at Solveig’s Flickr too, she has a ton of terrific pictures!

-Feb 26, 2009, 8:48PM
heyy just check out a bunch of her pictures and i read in there that shes from Brighton-- just if anyone was wondering :)
Francesca -Feb 26, 2009, 8:21AM
Def. an awesome post...I'm 21 and I'm not even close to having talent like that. Hats off to the little lady...GO HER!! Love the blog by the way..keep up the good work.

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cool heart

So I recently bought a copy of Kris’ latest zine, Cool Heart, and I love it so much! I seriously look at it like 10 times a day. And I’ve had it more than a week now! It’s so good, and really cute, I recommend it to anyone! Below, find a couple of pictures cut out from the zine. If you are a fan of Kris’ work you should definitely check out her site, she has lots for the eyes there! And if you want a copy of Cool Heart, get one here!

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Amanda Motyl -Mar 18, 2009, 9:23PM
Kris Chau is my hero!!!
Kristen -Mar 01, 2009, 3:53PM
I like boys with beards at Whole Foods too!

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wrapped

German artist Pierre Kracht created these objects out of thread, and yes, they are hollow inside! Pretty cool huh? I really like how they look, especially the chandelier. See more here.
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These gorgeous pictures are from the Collectanea Botanica, a series of monographs by John Lindley issued between 1821 and 1826. I love things like this! I saw them on BibliOdyssey, which is becoming one of my favorite sites to visit lately. The guy who works on it finds pictures from all kinds of old books, ones that have been posted online and ones out in the library, and then posts all the best pictures from them.

Fredarla -Feb 24, 2009, 11:43PM
This site is amazing! I have been following the fp blog for a while now and I felt it was high time to leave a comment. There are some awesome pictures on that blog! I definitely added that to my favorites. Thank you!

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amy bennett

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These paintings by Amy Bennett really intrigue me, because they look to me like miniature models, not oil paintings! There are a few little places on each piece where I can clearly see it’s paint, but for the most part it really tricks my eye! Don’t they look like little figurines to you?
Via Design Crisis.

-Feb 24, 2009, 8:30PM
lol. i totally though these were little models at first! It's amazing how artists can use different perspectives and dimensions to create a totally astonishing work of art. I still don't believe it-it looks too real!!
Megan -Feb 24, 2009, 3:33PM
wow, I love this

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