July 14, 2011

ala is a studio for illustration, interface design and interaction with big love for pixels, beziers and smart code, great passion for work and curiosity about almost everything. ala is the cooperation of Ala Ramildi and René Keller, the duo formerly known as ala webstatt since 1999. Their old site was one of my favorite [...]

April 4, 2011

Feeling a little guilty about going a week without a post, yet having the opportunity to get out of gloomy midwest weather for a sunny spring break in Laguna Beach was all worth it. Laguna Beach is located along the scenic Pacific Coast Highway on picture-perfect oceanfront cliffs in a beautiful artists community. It has [...]

March 24, 2011

The illustrations at Tokyo Candies are like a candy-coated dream, suggesting stories that are not quite of this world. With an extreme mix of opposite concepts, Rubens Cantuni has shaped an unorthodox collection of bold vector illustrations that are visually intriguing. It is this contrast of cute and evil that makes his work so appealing. [...]

March 23, 2011

Meet Jenny Meilihove of My Tiny World. She is a freelance illustrator living in Tel Aviv, in a small room with a big table and two big windows where she can see a piece of sky and trees, sometimes a cloud passing by… sometimes a bird… and most of the time you can find her [...]

March 22, 2011

Zutto is a self-taught vector freelance illustrator based in Russia who sees the unusual in usual things. Her illustrations are full of vibrant colors, fantasy characters and dreamy scenes. She describes her art as being small worlds that appear in her head and are not not easily expressed in words. Like most successful illustrators, she [...]

March 17, 2011

Being a former Savannian, I always take time to check out the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day revelry streaming live at SavannahNow or WSAV TV. This year, because the holiday falls on a Thursday and the weather is so beautiful, I imagine there will be a record number of tourists that will continue the celebration all [...]

March 15, 2011

Wallt suits your walls. He is a friendly little character who helps clients design their own customized visuals for their living or workspaces. Wallt himself will visit your space to personally collaborate on frescoe, lettering, wall prints, stickers, framed partions, wall-to-wall pictures or fabric concepts for design and placement. Through the eyes of the Wallt [...]

March 14, 2011

To promote their 2009 summer sale, Harvey Nichols by DDB London recreated scenes from popular fighting videogames such as Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, showing the characters going head-to-head as they fight to get their hands on the best bargains.

March 11, 2011

An idea so clever, many illustrators are probably wishing they had thought of it first! At the Museum of Modern Tweets, artist Odessa Begay uses celebrity tweets as inspiration for some wonderfully random illustrations that will make you laugh out loud. Each one even includes the original mundane tweet—typos and all—to show the inspiration for [...]

March 9, 2011

Working with another artist is similar to a musical collaboration. The reward of a successful collaboration is a thing that cannot be produced by either of the artists working alone. Trisha Brookbank and Brian Burkhardt are talented sculptors who joined their ideas and skills to create the Triian line of jewelry. They hand-fabricate, sand, polish [...]

March 8, 2011

Mischief Champion is a collection of simple line drawings from German artist Katrin Hagen that are based on every day experiences and thoughts. Sometimes harsh, sometimes silly—other times, they’re quite insane. Her wry, insightful sense of humor often pokes fun at uncomfortable situations. And with regard to that topic, you just can’t help but laugh! [...]

March 4, 2011

Raphaël Vicenzi, aka mydeadpony, is a self-taught illustrator that lives in Brussels, Belgium. His work has been featured at Computer Arts, Advanced Photoshop and others. His distinctive style is a mix of soft and delicate lines. I love the expressive line quality that searches for the essence of the subject—and is sometimes left unfinished. This [...]

February 24, 2011

Laughing Lion Design is the home of Jennifer Farley’s design and illustration portfolio. She also been instructing in Photoshop and Illustrator for over eight years. As well as talking the talk, she walks the walk by using Photoshop and Illustrator on a daily basis for her design work. For anyone interested, there are over 100 [...]

February 23, 2011

Design Intellection is a small web design company making the web a better place. Based in Louisville, David Yeiser designs and develops websites for mobile and desktop using industry best-practices. His bent is towards clean and simple design, making websites that are effective and beautiful. He is truly passionate about the process of design—the thinking [...]

February 22, 2011

After 4 months of work, Giuseppe Salerno has released Arcano Type. Inspired by nature, symbols, icons and jewels, the Arcano typeface was totally designed by hand, letter by letter with Chinese ink on calligraphy Japanese paper. It is available for purchase as a Truetype font for both PC and Mac. Vector EPS files are also [...]

February 7, 2011

Julia Sonmi Heglund is a freelance illustrator and designer who specializes in freehand illustration, hand-drawn typography, t-shirt designs, gig posters, graphic design, flash animation, photo retouching, color correcting, music composition and audio mixing. Check out sonmisonmi’s Flickr photostream. * Images and content used with permission from artist. Please do not distribute without first contacting the [...]

January 18, 2011

Flyerfolio was born in January 2011 as side project by Dominik Geisler – the founder of Domdesign. Flyerfolio publishes the most awesome flyer and poster designs around the world. Looks like it is already off to a good start!

January 17, 2011

Swedish illustrator Johan Thörnqvist lives in an imaginary world where reality and fiction are mixed together. By combining illustrative elements of cityscapes and interesting characters, he is able to transform a mundane photograph into ingenious works of art.

January 14, 2011

House of Chintz is the design label of Kate Boyce. She studied Surface Pattern at Staffordshire University and then spent several years designing fabric and giftware for industry. Then came a change – she moved to the country, got married and had two lovely daughters. She could never give up working, but wanted to move [...]

January 2, 2011

At the start of a new year, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for reading, commenting, re-tweeting and adding to the creative conversation. As a Creative Director, the Website Bakery was born out of a desire to share the things that inspire me most and the fabulous creative people behind them. I [...]

December 28, 2010

Designer, coder, illustrator, painter, photographer—Shyama Golden is basically a one woman shop for art and design. Like a good symphony, Shyama’s most impressive talent is her passion and power to integrate her varied skills into any project she’s working on. She is so talented that her website offers an embarrassment of design riches. As a [...]

December 27, 2010

Katogi Mari is a freelance illustrator from Tokyo, Japan. She finds inspiration in classic children’s tales and gives them a new perspective with pastel-based color palettes and intricate shapes and flower patterns. Take a gander at her extensive Flickr portfolio and follow @KatogiMARI on Twitter. * Images and content used with permission from artist. Please [...]

December 23, 2010

Meluseena is an artist, illustrator and erstwhile creator-of-tales. Meluseena has been Lisa Falzon’s online alias ever since she’s been online (1998!). It’s a corruption of the name ‘Melusine’, who happens to be the heroine in a French fairytale that she loves. She currently lives in rural Ireland, but has lived in France and Malta. She [...]

December 22, 2010

Cori Dantini is an illustrator inspired by delicate lines, patterns and handwritten fragments of sentences. Each enchanting piece is truly a thin slice of the artist herself. Since graduating from WSU with a BFA, she has done everything in her power to make art a part of her living. She’s designed clip art, greeting cards, [...]

December 21, 2010

Most interactive agencies are either right or left brained. At ECommerce Partners, they have both. As a comprehensive technology and marketing services provider, they offer a perfect balance of art and science to create interactive experiences that are as captivating as they are useful. Their right brain is the creative development division called 7Designers, because [...]

December 19, 2010

Cheong-ah Hwang of PaperNoodle hand crafts paper to create exquisite sculptures. The process to create a bas-relief paper structure takes hours and hours of sketching, cutting, scoring, folding, curling, embossing and coloring shape edges before gluing on top of one another. Because she plays with 2d and 3d elements at the same time in paper [...]

Website Bakery is an exhibition and inspiration showcase gallery that aggregates art, design, web design, illustration, handmade, products, etc. Curated by Kimberly Coles, Creative Director, Illustrator and Web Designer.

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