November 30, 2006

Zombies, Communism, & other illustrated goodness

  • I’m a fan of both Constructivism & retro-ironic propaganda (think Chinese military ballet), so I dig seeing this collection of Soviet Photomontages 1917-1953.  See also Soviet carpet propaganda. (Doesn’t it seem a little weird to encourage walking all over your icons?). [Via]
  • Think your colleagues are zombies?  ZombiePortraits.com will illustrate your point for just $85. [Via]
  • Talk about mudflaps, my rickshaw’s got ’em…  Okay, I have no truck, much less a rickshaw, but if I did I’d be tempted to pimp it with beautifully illustrated Bollywood mudflaps. [Via]
  • Flags of our Clients shows what happens when you’re too attentive to feedback on your illustrations–in this case, flags of the world.
  • Computer Arts discusses the digital illustration revolution. Memorable quote (from 1992): "John Warwicker, Creative Director of design collective Tomato, said without even a trace of irony: ‘I can envisage a time when we’ll all need our own individual Macs.’" [Via]
  • Illustration Friday has an interview with illustrator Anita Kunz, showing some of her great images.
  • Alberto Cerriteño does straight-up gorgeous work. [Via]
  • Creating optical illusions in a room is one thing, but can you make your room look like a cartoon? [Via]
  • I haven’t tried Akvis Sketch, but the new version of this Photoshop plug-in promises to convert your images to sketches quickly and easily. [Via]
  • Gene Gable has posted a collection of lovely vintage map art in his CreativePro.com column.  (Sadly, nowhere be monsters.)

Posted by John Nack at 11:59 AM on November 30, 2006

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