13.10.14 by Jeff

Luke Ramsey

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I was walking down West 4th last week and ran into my bud Luke Ramsey, painting a little mural out front of what will soon be the Patagonia Vancouver shop. I love everything he makes! This one was inspired by the movement of a circulatory system, and if you’re in Vanvouver it’s at 4th and Maple. More images below.

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12.10.14 by Jeff

Kid With No Money Makes His Own Action Figures Out Of Twist Ties

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This was posted last year on Reddit but I only just saw it today (thanks to my friend Andrew Turner). This guy’s family didn’t have a lot of money when he was growing up so he took it upon himself to make his own action figures out of twist ties. I love this kind of thing! I used to spend hours making complex tunnels and forts out of old refrigerator boxes and when I see things like this I get a little worried about kids growing up in this iPad generation.

Lots more images below.

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10.10.14 by Jeff

Pete Cannon & Dr Syntax – Do What We Wanna Do (ft Jehst & Del the Funky Homosapien)

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Last week at our “Drawing On The Past” show I met Tim Hoyle, an English guy with a moustache, who makes animations under the name El Tacodor. Here’s a video he made earlier this year for a Pete Cannon, Dr Syntax, Jehst, and Del track. Love the simple style he’s got going on, watch the video below.

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10.10.14 by Jeff

Designer Profile: Aaron Draplin

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Really enjoyed this profile on designer Aaron Draplin, by Jared Eberhardt. The video starts at the Draplin Design Company studio in Portland, Oregon, and eventually ends up at an estate sale. Everything in between is classic Draplin; his excitement about vintage graphic design work is fun to watch. Peep the video below!

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10.10.14 by Jeff

Matan Ben Tolila

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Paintings by Jerusalem-based artist Matan Ben Tolila.  More below.

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10.10.14 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Osgemeos in Vancouver

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My friend Dave Ehrenreich put together a nice little video for Montecristo Magazine on Osgemeos and their mural in Vancouver. The enormous artwork covers six concrete silos on Granville Island, and is arguably our city’s most iconic piece of public art. Watch the video below.

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09.10.14 by Jeff

Roos van Dijk

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Paintings by artist Roos van Dijk. More below.

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09.10.14 by Jeff

Norway’s Beautiful New Kroner Banknotes Designed by Architecture Firm Snøhetta

snohetta-norway-money01Architecture firm Snøhetta’s design submission.

Norway’s currency just got a beautiful makeover courtesy of Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta and Norwegian graphic design firm The Metric System. The images you see here are Snøhetta’s designs but the final banknotes feature The Metric System’s designs on the reverse side. Norges Bank asked several firms to submit designs, all of which you can see here.

*Edit – Thanks to Helene Brox for the heads up about all the different designs (the version with the kids’ drawings is her favourite and maybe mine too now).

Snøhetta is the architecture firm currently working on the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art expansion, and the designs they submitted are images of Norway’s coast pixelated according to the Beaufort wind scale.

See more of Snøhetta’s designs as well as the final design below.

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