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Chris Piascik is a graphic designer who had the idea of making a new drawing every single day for 2000 days. The amazing result “accidentally” turned him into an illustrator, and he couldn’t be happier. His illustrations are bold, fun and witty in well-executed patterns and smooth gif animations. Piascik is also big on hand-lettering. A lot of his pieces are inspired by TV shows, political commentaries, and other news related events. His style has attracted great clientele like Nickelodeon, Converse, and Absolute Vodka. Today, Piascik continues to make daily illustrations. Check out a collection of Piascik drawings below and get inspired to work out those art-muscles!  

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Fernando Chamarelli has us all in awe of his work. Born and raised in Brazil, Chamarelli’s paintings articulate a rich visual of his Brazilian heritage. He became a graphic designer and illustrator with early interests in caricatures and realistic portraits. Later, his passion developed into street art and tattoo design; a combination that took turn into his signature style. His work has been in high demand by well-known brands like Absolute Vodka, Microsoft, and Nike. Check out some of his mesmerizing artwork below:

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This paper tribute to the Catalan city of Barcelona is super inspiring (not to mention the perfect colour!). Using different shades of pink, the tiny intricate details of these architectural landmarks are artfully crafted in paper by French artists Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmerman in their studio of Zim & Zou for Freizenett’s (a sparkling wine) campaign. The dynamic duo at Zim & Zou team specializes in building installations using tangible materials such as paper, wood, thread, and more. Check out more of their work here.    

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THE MAKING OF JOHN MAYER’S “BORN & RAISED” ARTWORK video

The Making of John Mayer's 'Born & Raised' Artwork from Danny Cooke on Vimeo.

In the age of the digital there stands David A. Smith. Smith is a traditional sign-writer/designer that specializes in high-quality, ornamental, hand-crafted glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors. He’s the creative mind behind both John Mayer’s “Born & Raised” album artwork as well as the Kings of Leon’s “Beautiful War” album art. A true craftsman and artist! You can see more of David A. Smith’s stellar work on Behance.

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CREATIVITY KNOWS NO AGE: THE PIXEL PAINTER video

The Pixel Painter from The Pixel Painter on Vimeo. 98-year-old Hal Lasko, better known as Grandpa, spent his career as a commercial graphic designer in a time when everything was done by hand. As Hal’s eyesight began to go, he thought his painting days were over. When Lasko’s grandchildren bought him a computer and introduced him to Microsoft Paint fifteen years ago, a new world of creative expression opened up to him. Ever since, Hal has been creating beautifully detailed pixel art. Now, Grandpa spends ten hours a day in his studio creating intricate digital paintings. To learn more about Hal or purchase his paintings, visit his website.

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