Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Niels Shoe Meulman's Calligraffiti

"Calligraffiti" - what a great name!

This is my first posting of calligraphy, but a little know secret is that I love lettering. There's something about words and languages that makes my heart sing... hence why I find letters so intriguing.

Niels Shoe Meulman is a very talented and creative Dutchman. He created a beautiful concept which he coined "Calligraffiti". As you can probably guess, it is a combination of Calligraphy and Graffiti. His definition is: "traditional handwriting with a metropolitan attitude."

Suffice it to say, it's super cool and I love it!

[All of these photos below are part of Niels' new work with acrylic and pearlescent paint on canvas and they change color at an angle.]

"Unism" (2014)

"Unknowledge" 

"E is for an Even Eleven"
"E is for an Even Eleven"

"E is for an Even Eleven"
"It Will Pass"

"Fraktured S"

"Shoe"


*Discovered on Illusion
**All photos from Calligraffiti

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

[Tattoo Tuesdays] Lippo

Talk about life-like! Wow - Lippo's tattoos are absolutely incredible. The way that this Italian artist is able to "paint" tattoos on skin as if it were a canvas is amazing.

I could have posted dozens of his photos, so if you really like his work, I recommend checking out his Facebook page, Tattoo.com profile, and Pinterest.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

[Monday Models] Constance Jablonski

Constance Jablonski is the first French model that I have profiled! That's a bit surprising considering France has the second largest number of female models in Western Europe (behind the UK).

Constance is big time, and she's only 23 years old (she just celebrated her birthday on April 17th!). She's been doing the professional modelling thing since she was 15, however!

Like many models, she entered a modelling contest and did well enough to be granted a contract by Elite Models in Paris.

Constance is known for her striking big blue eyes and light-brown/blonde hair. She has developed this STARE that stops you in your tracks. :)

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She's also ranked #11 on the Top 50 Models Ranking and #22 on the Top Money Girls ranking. Signing with Estée Lauder in 2010 certainly gave her that big push!


Here's what she's been up to lately...


Sunday, April 20, 2014

[Street Art Sundays] MemeIRL

MemeIRL is a group of three French artists who do most of their work in France. I love their fun cartoons, and their political and social messages too!




Friday, April 18, 2014

[Fashion Fridays] Alice McCall

Welcome to a brand new series!!!

I'm super excited to announce that I am starting Fashion Fridays to celebrate fashion and clothing designers all year long. 

Believe it or not, there are dozens of fashion shows all throughout the year. Now you guys will get the latest scoop on designers from all parts of the globe, not just the USA and Europe.

We're starting out with the best from the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014, which just concluded on April 10th.

Guys, Australian designers have got it going on! They are completely unique, in a way that I did not expect.

First up, Alice McCall, who is celebrating her 10th year in business as the Alice McCall brand. Her designs for the Spring/Summer season spoke to me through the perfectly tailored lines, girly shapes and super short sexy dresses, shorts and skirts.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Desire Obtain Cherish

I love satire, wit, and sarcasm. The brand "Desire Obtain Cherish" started by Jonathan Paul is fantastic! His art (mainly sculptures) would be considered "pop art", but it is the absolute best I have ever seen. The fact that it carries an important message about our high society just puts the cherry on top.

Take a look at some of his recent work... Are you a fan?

"Delicious Mess" (Source)
"Gucci" handcuffs (Source)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

[Tattoo Tuesdays] Cory Ferguson

Here's a new fun series I will contribute to as I come across amazing tattoo artists. Hopefully it will be every Tuesday!

Our first artist is the talented Cory Ferguson, who works in Ontario, Canada. His designs are SUPER intricate and he does a lot of incredible stencil work! The finished product is mind bending...



(stencil outlining the future work. how cool!)

Monday, April 14, 2014

[Monday Models] Toni Garrn

Most models reach stardom once a big brand name or person signs them to be their face for a season or campaign. It's amazing that one moment can have such a significant impact on a person's life, but that's just how it is in the fashion and modelling industry...

Calvin Klein was the saviour for German model Toni Garrn. At age 15, Toni walked exclusively at Calvin Klein's 2008 shows and was featured in his ad campaigns.

Calvin Klein Spring 2008 RTW (Source)
Calvin Klein S/S 2008
Fresh faced 15-year old Toni at Calvin Klein Spring 2008 RTW (Source)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

[Street Art Sundays] A'shop

A'shop started out as a group of artists from Montreal and now it is a company specialising in graffiti art, street murals and urban aesthetics.

The current artists are Mik, Zek, Dodo Ose, Earth Crusher, and Lacey & Layla.

I'm pretttttttttttty obsessed with their outdoor murals. Take a look...



Thursday, April 10, 2014

Paper Cuttings from Rachael Ashe

Rachael Ashe's work has an Asian resemblance, but I don't believe she has ever spent time in Asia! She mainly works and lives in the US and Canada (western parts of both countries).

I'm extremely drawn to her designs because they are delicately designed and made with a delicate medium (paper and yarn).

Incredible! Enjoy!

A photograph of the original paper cut artwork.
White drawing paper backed with grey paper