Archive for the graphic design Category

Macoto Murayama

Posted in art, graphic design, japan, nature, sculpture on January 28, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

CG illustrator Macoto Murayama renders flowers by highlighting their geometric and mechanical structure. The results are quite stunning.





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Macoto Murayama 

Grand Ole Bestiary

Posted in anthropomorphic, craft, graphic design, photography with tags , , , , on November 28, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Looking for something a little different to hang on your wall or perch on your mantle? Why not give Grand Ole Bestiary a try?

“The Grand Ole Bestiary is a collection of faux-antique, anthropomorphic, mythological curios. Each one carefully recovered from ancient catacombs discovered buried deep inside the molten core of a metaphysical holy mountain.”

Go ahead and mix one of these in with regular family portraits. If anyone notices, make up a name and an entertaining story describing your relation.

Some of them remind me a bit of Walter Potter taxidermy vignettes.

Grand Ole Bestiary

Desktop Goodies 11/23

Posted in advertising, anatomy, anthropomorphic, astronomy, Books, creatures, graphic design, humor, medicine, photography, retro, science, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Aww…how precious.

Of all potential purposes for a saw, I’m surprised they took the “make a life sized fake woman” angle for this ad.

In the many idealizations of beauty I’ve seen from every era, I believe this is the only one that involves having a giant pastry head. When will the media stop setting unrealistic standards?

Victorian photo manipulations…take THAT, Photoshop!

I’ve heard the term “putting on one’s face” but…

Oh boy, do I love this…

And this…

I relate to you, 70’s Textbook Girl.

Keep up with science? Don’t mind if I do!

I quite enjoy this Capybara illustration. It’s got AT-TI-TUDE! Wish I knew which artist to credit…

Oh hi, little fella…love your curlicue nostrils.

I refuse to believe that isn’t a real ad because it is entirely valid medical treatment.

And while we’re on the subject of cats, I’ve seen this scratch pad in a few different places and it fills me with extreme joy every time. I will one day hand make this for cats in my life.

This post was brought to you by Satan’s mop.

Craig Hunter Parker: Obstaculum

Posted in graphic design, photography, surreal with tags , , on August 5, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Obstaculum is a beautiful photo series by Craig Hunter Parker which he describes as “collective arcane glimpses of our real and surreal boundaries.”

The glowing, hazy, cinematic surreality is simply gorgeous…

Are you lost in it yet?


Stuart Briers

Posted in anatomy, art, graphic design, science with tags , , , on April 29, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Graphic designer Stuart Briers caught my eye with his biomedical, anatomical and scientific images.

I like this bright, clear fusion of art and science; almost a throwback to old fashioned infographics, but distinctly modern and smooth.

I should tack this one up on my wall as study inspiration…

Artist site

Minimalist Mental Disorder Posters

Posted in art, graphic design with tags , on April 6, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Not only am I infinitely interested in the human condition, but it’s always fascinating to see how artist represent mental, physical or scientific concepts.

This series of minimalist posters representing various mental afflictions comes from Graphic Patrick.