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20 December Share your
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Illustrations by Jonathan Bartlett

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration
The fox trap

The fox trap

Jonathan Bartlett is a New York based illustrator with a knack for metaphor and clever stories.

Growing up I certainly didn’t consider picture making or storytelling to be a means to an end. I didn’t even know what the word ‘illustration’ meant until I was a junior in college.

One day I told my teachers I wanted more creative freedom so I was going to be a graphic designer; they laughed at me…quite literally. In turn this made me really mad so I looked again at the list of art majors, saw illustration and in an instant said ‘fine, I’ll be an illustrator”. And that was that, a classic case of the tell-me-I-can’t-do-something…

Mutual deception

Mutual deception

Haunted (left) - You are nothing without me (right)

Haunted (left) - You are nothing without me (right)

Duke's dilemma

Duke's dilemma

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15 December 3
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When photographs speak to your heart

Under - Art, Inspiration, Photography

This remarkable work of a self-taught photographer is tremendously compelling. Jonathan Rosser, based in Washington DC, has captured nothing but his passion with a purpose in mind.

What is different about myself than most other photographers is that I am self-taught. I took no classes to find the right setting on a camera or lighting to make an image successful. About two years ago I started studying the photo streams on Flickr of other inspiring artists and guessed how they caught their striking images. After trial and error I was able to obtain the moment and feeling in a street portrait that I was searching for.

My passion is for the people who have nothing, and continue their lives among so many who choose to just walk by. Their spirit is shown in their faces and eyes and I try my best to honor them by their portrait. My dream is to show a series of my street portraits in a gallery setting, and open the perspective to others that may not take the time to see otherwise

As with most of my work, each of these individuals has a story and a name.







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8 December Share your
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2019: A future imagined by Syd Mead

Under - Art, Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Inspiration, Media, Technology

Visual Futurist Syd Mead (Blade Runner, Aliens, Tron) reflects upon the nature of creativity and how it drives the future. Photographed in P2 High Definition, this featurette provides insight into the fascinating mind of one of the most influential artists of modern cinema and automotive design.

6 December 3
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Alexander Korzer-Robinson’s cut book art

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Literature

I wrote about Alexander Korzer-Robinson’s amazing antique book art earlier this year. Now, here comes his latest work which is also up for grab.

The cut book art has been made by working through the books, page by page, cutting around some of the illustrations while removing others. The images seen in the finished work, are left standing in the place where they would appear in the complete book. As a final step the book is sealed around the cut, and can no longer be opened.

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4 December 3
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I wish they would only take me as I am …

Under - Art, Miscellaneous, Photography

James Birkbeck

Makeup and photography by James Birkbeck (self portrait).