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Mina Hamada

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Works by Louisiana-born, Tokyo-raised, Barcelona-based artist Mina Hamada (no relation to me). More below.

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Carl Beazley

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Paintings by UK-based artist Carl Beazley. More below.

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Free Learning of the Day: Watch Aaron Draplin Design A Logo in 15 Minutes

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Here’s a good one for all you graphic designers out there. Watch everyone’s favourite logo designer, Aaron Draplin, design a logo in 15 minutes. This is the sort of content that I was dying for around the time I was in school. Actually, watching this is exactly how I felt when I first started as a co-op in the concept art department at Electronic Arts. All these seasoned illustrators and designers were making stuff all around me, and I was just sitting there, watching every thing they did, soaking it all up.

Watch the video below.

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Tumblr’s 2014 Year In Review

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Tumblr has compiled their 2014 Year In Review and even though there’s a lot of content I could care less about, it is interesting to see who and what (in a variety of categories) was shared the most this year.

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Animation of the Day: Panda Bear “Boys Latin”

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Here’s a glorious animation for Panda Bear, written and directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch (from Encyclopedia Pictura). Colour overload! Watch the video for “Boys Latin” below.

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Ben Skinner

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Vancouver-based artist Ben Skinner is making some of my favourite work right now. I feel like a lot of artists making text-based work can sort of get stuck producing the same work over and over but Ben is constantly trying something completely new. Whether he uses paint, or sprinkles, or plaster, or mirrors, there’s a brilliantly absurd quality to it all. And if you look for long enough many of the dad jokes become something quite profound.

Lots more images below.

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Karen Kitchel

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Paintings by Southern California-based artist Karen Kitchel. More below.

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Bold & Fearless Poster Design with James Victore

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Heads up all you aspiring designers out there! Renowned designer James Victore is running a FREE (yes, free) class called “Bold & Fearless Poster Design” presented LIVE online January 12th and 13th. The online audience will be able to send in work for critique, as well as ask questions!

This is a fantastic opportunity learn from a guy whose posters are in MoMa’s collection. If you’ve watched any of his Burning Questions videos you know how valuable his insights are. More details here.

Watch the video below!

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