We are compelled to check in on the work of renowned Russian illustrator/graphic designer Eiko Ojala every so often (here and here) because he’s just so good. Ojala’s style is distinct… we now recognize it from a mile away. These are truly mixed media endeavors, mixing digital illustration, paper textures, and both real and artificial…

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Chalking has been growing in popularity for years, in part due to the increased visibility of incredible artists like Dana Tanamachi (here) and others (here and here). There seems to be a mini movement in Japan right now involving blackboards and chalk (more here). As the saying goes, “everything old is new again”, blackboards, which…

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It’s a wonder we’ve never come across another photographer doing this, or perhaps it’s just never been done so well. We’re all familiar with Australian photographer Anne Geddes’s ubiquitous photos of sleeping babies. But Southern California-based photographer Laura Izumikawa takes a slightly edgier approach. What we imagine started off as the new mother’s inability to…

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As designers, we have to retouch photos at least occasionally. But this retouching, by Portland, OR-based designer/photographer/Photoshop expert Daniel Kopton (AKA DanKlife), is truly awe-inspiring. Like a masterclass in photo retouching, this before-and-after look at Kopton’s work for Nike USA Basketball campaign is really enlightening… not only for the robust capabilities of modern computer software,…

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The German arm of global ad agency McCann Erickson developed this fantastic series of Olympic posters for Coca-Cola last year. Though the London Olympics are long over, these posters could easily be relevant at any Olympic Games. We love the strong, simple integration of the Coca-Cola brand with Olympic athletes. Really well done. Via adsoftheworld.com

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There is no shortage of Olympic-inspired art out there, especially during the summer of an Olympiad. We love the style of this series of Olympic posters by South African designer Ben Grib. The vintage, spare style works great for the subject matter, and the geometric composition/cubist influence of the athletes gives them some depth. Loosely…

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With the 2012 Summer Olympics coming to a close this weekend, we thought it fitting to dig up some Olympics-inspired art. We love Texas photographer Cody Hamilton’s take on the Olympic rings, as well as “Liquidated Olympic Rings” print by street artist Zevs (pronounced “Zeus”). Then there’s this fantastic 60s inspired print by German illustrator…

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Another 2012 Summer Olympics post! While checking my yahoo email today I saw the splash page featuring these amazing geometric illustrations by Charis Tsevis. Absolutely love. You can tell there is inspiration from the logo (which I love no matter what anyone says). Enjoy! More here: My Modern Met

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To honor the 2012 London Olympics, which begin today, Greek designer Charis Tsevis took a really compelling approach to these portraits. As with previous works, the complexity of Tsevis’s work is stunning. His use of type, the colors, everything. Simply awesome. Via espn.com

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