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Kiyohiko Azuma is a manga artist perhaps best known for his series Yotsuba&! about the naïve 5-year old Yotsuba who humorously stumbles her way through life. Stylistically, Yotsuba is always drawn more cartoonishly while her surroundings take on a different, more realistic look. And the astounding level of detail that can go in to some of Azuma’s backgrounds can render them as standalone works of art.

In a 2014 interview, Azuma talks about realism vs cartoonish characters saying that “I lean toward realism, but at the same time, it’s not like I’m trying to make things actually realistic – what I’m going for is more like having a somewhat strange character within a realistic world. Now, that’s pretty standard in manga, but what I’m aiming for is to strike the right balance of being ‘somewhat’ strange – not too out there, but not too normal, either.”

They’re typically nondescript locations that are quiet and devoid of people (except for the occasional appearance of Yotsuba) but they feel normal and familiar, even nostalgic at times. If you’ve ever been to Japan surely you’ve encountered any number of these scenes.

For more About Azuma’s sketches of urban landscapes can be found over on this Tumblr and also on DesignStack.



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For more About visit Shinichiro Saka Flickr

7cf563b4f4f9ebb9a6862cf56de0abe2Accessorize your tableware collection with the adorable Ceramic Whale Pitcher.

The cute, happy face on the pitcher is sure to bring a smile to yours.


This darling creature is equally at home serving beverages to guests or helping to tend your indoor herb garden.


A welcome addition to any backyard barbeque, he will add a functional and decorative seaside touch to your outdoor picnic.

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Matt Shlian started school as a ceramicist, but it was only when he realized that he was “interested in everything” that his work really took off.


He creates sculptural artworks from flat pieces of paper that show the incredible diversity of the medium while creating beautifully inspiring forms. They are also doing something rather surprising: inspiring scientists.


Along with a team at the University of Michigan he won the NSF (National Science Foundation) award on a nano-origami project that combines both art and engineering.


In the process he’s using his art to help others understand the flexible nature of nano-structures. It’s not the first thing you think of when it comes to cutting and folding paper.


Shlian’s process is an interesting one, and one that other creatives should take note of: he often works within a series of limitations.



“For example on one piece I’ll only use curved folds, or make my lines this length or that angle etc,” he tells Strictly Paper. “Other times I begin with an idea for movement and try to achieve that shape or form somehow. Along the way something usually goes wrong and a mistake becomes more interesting than the original idea and I work with that instead.”

For more About this impressive and unconventional artist see his Tedx Talk and video with Ghostly International:

& visit Matt Shlian Official Website .



The Golden Ratio has been a source of inspiration for thousands of years, lurking behind great works of design. Venezuelan architect and illustrator Rafael Araujo is fascinated with patterns of nature and their applications to built environments, but as his artwork shows, is particularly interested in the Golden Ratio as found in natural settings.


These painstakingly created drawings trace this ratio into reality, animating everything from fluttering bird wings to the formation of seashells.



Some of these sophisticated works take days or even weeks to complete — fans can also get in on the action with his recently created coloring book.


This coloring book provides a version of his pieces as frameworks for others to complete. The artist got the idea after fans started asking for prints, seeing it as a way to bring them into the process rather than simply giving them a framed product.


Using pencils, rulers, compasses and protractors, he spends as much as 100 hours on a given illustration of these mathematical expressions. Leftover lines, like those found faded in architectural drawings, give extra depth to each piece while also highlighting the geometry that goes into it.

His work shows how the geometric formulas of the Golden Ratio can be found in spirals of plants as well as the delicate flights of butterflies, all through hand drawings of each phenomenon. And as fascinating as they are in their finished form, animated images and process videos of the works in progress are especially intriguing.


Part of the challenge in his representations is their three-dimensional nature — showing complex organic curves accurately in 3D is an incredibly difficult feat of science applied to art. At the same time, something would be lost if these creations were simply done using computer programs.



If you want more you can visit Rafael Araujo Official Website


HOMIES 4 LIFE – A painting for the homes. Created with spray paint, acrylics, ink and love.

I came across the fabulous art of Jasper Wong in 2013, casually, as the best thing happens.

Hawaiian artist based in Hong Kong, he’s illustrator, curator and art director. He is a man who wears many hats and best known for his art that is a unique clash of Asian-influenced pop culture on paper.

Jasper has exhibited worldwide and now I want to share with you some of my favourite work of him.




To celebrate the release of a film titled  “Mall” and his directorial debut, Mr. Hahn of Linkin Park organized a exhibition at Known Gallery in Los Angeles, California. Jasper Wong was contacted by James Jean to be a part of the show that was themed around the movie. These were his two paintings that were created with spray paint, acrylics and ink.

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Tiger Beer introduced its latest series of collectable beer glasses. Commissioning Jasper Wong, and other artists, the glasses’ box feature the heavily pop culture-influenced work of Wong.




ew_jasper_final_black_bg_hiresAn illustration for a feature on Pharrell and Daft Punk in Entertainment Weekly magazine.




Platypuses are freaks of nature and they’re also endangered. What people don’t know is the fact that they love riding tricycles even more than they enjoy looking freakish. This painting was created for a charity group exhibition at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles, California.




Hurley and Contrast gathered some of the best creative minds in every hemisphere to take part in a boardshort exhibition. It was dubbed the Anti-Canvas show.







A custom design by Jasper Wong for Moleskine and POW! WOW!

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For Quinn, sculpture is primarily an art of communication, a medium through which he aims to help people evolve further in tolerance, understanding and harmony. ‘I make art for myself and for people who wish to come along for a ride through my dreams’, he says. ‘How we live our own lives is of the utmost importance, and most of my work has to do with values and emotions.’

Born on 7 May 1966 in Rome, son of the Mexican-American actor Anthony Quinn and his second wife, costume designer Iolanda Addolori, Lorenzo Quinn had a childhood split between Italy and the United States of America. His father had a profound influence on him, both in terms of living in the limelight of the film world and with respect to Anthony’s early work in painting and architecture.

Here we can see some of his works:



Bronze, stainless steel and aluminium Cultural Village, Doha, Quatar – Oct 2011



Marina Barrage, Singapore Oct 2008 – Aluminium and stainless steel



54th Venice Biennale Italy – July 2011 – Material: Expanded polystyrene, Polyurethane (density 75) and plastic paint – 300×300×15 cm

“GAIA” – Material: Patinated bronze and stainless steel (45 x 63 x 44 cm)


The Universe is to us like a mother to a child for whom her love and daily care are needed for his survival.


“GRAVITY” Female (Bronze) & “GRAVITY” Male (Alumimium and marble)

It is essential to find a balance in life.

Many times that balance is achieved with the help of the people who surround us
and that hold us firmly to the ground and without whom we would float into perdition.



“THE EYE” – Aluminium – Dubai 2014


“HAND OF GOD” – Longdole Polo Club, Gloucestershire, England


“FOUR LOVES”- Bronze, Aluminium, tile wood, stainless steel, red travertine and corten steel

“HARMONY” – Material: Bronze and aluminium (63,5 × 125 × 28,5 cm)

Each person fills a space that the other was missing and therefore completing his companion.
This creates a perfect harmony that is essential to every relationship.



See more at Lorenzo Quinn Official Website 

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