“We Do Lockdown”: A Razor-Sharp Satire of COVID-19 Lockdown Life Packed Full of Parodies of Vintage Illustrations by Miriam Elia

“In Series 2a of the latest Dung Beetle Books title, Mummy, John and Susan go through an indefinite period of self-isolation during lockdown. In this solitary time, the children will be forcibly adapted to the ‘new normal’, where a joyless existence is heroically embraced to save humanity. The children will come to have no real-life friends, no education, and conditioned to see their peers as...

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“Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy”: The Official Star Wars Knitting Pattern Book

tanisknits Featuring 25 projects based on George Lucas’s epic film saga, Star Wars Knitting is the ultimate guide to creating stunning projects inspired by Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Rey, and a whole host of droids, ships, and aliens from a galaxy far, far away. More: Amazon h/t: laughingsquid tanisknits Bring the power of the Force to your needles with the first official Star Wars knitting...

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This Children’s Illustration Ebook Focuses On 3-Year-Old Kid’s Thoughts During Coronavirus

According to Priya Susan: “I made this eBook to capture the emotions of my 3-year-old son Ephraim and many other kids who are missing the most beautiful phase of their childhood due to COVID-19. Also, this is my first attempt so please forgive my mistakes. Hope you like it, and happy reading!” h/

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/10/this-childrens-illustration-ebook-focuses-on-3-year-old-kids-thoughts-during-coronavirus/

This Artist Updates Classic Dr. Seuss Book Covers And They’re Great

In a bid to keep the creative juices flowing, Boston-based art director (and self-proclaimed typography nerd) Jim Malloy has been reworking classic Dr. Seuss book covers for the current pandemic. From ‘the places you won’t go’ to ‘the clorox’, these childhood classics get the remix they deserve for today’s crazy times. More: Jim Malloy, Instagram h/t:

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Use “Roadside Wildflowers At Full Speed” To Identify Plants Without Leaving Your Car

What’s a road trip without checking out the scenery? Chris Helzer, aka The Prairie Ecologist, has put together a new guide for those who want to know a little bit more about the wildflowers they see along the roadside but don’t want to leave their moving vehicles. According to Chris: “If you’re a fan of wildflowers, I’m sure you’ve noticed the same thing I have – all the field guides out...

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Coloring For Grown-Ups: The Adult Activity Book

Two veterans of offbeat Internet humor hilariously combine the mindless fun of children’s coloring books with the mind-numbing realities of modern adult life. With over 200 comedy videos and 75 million Youtube views to their credit, Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen know how to make people laugh. Their YouTube video, “Hipster Olympics” racked up nearly three million hits and quickly...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/11/coloring-for-grown-ups-the-adult-activity-book/

Alfabeto Pittorico: An Alphabet Book Of Fictional Architecture By Antonio Basoli

Antonio Basoli was an Italian artist that lived between the 18th and the 19th century working mostly in Bologna. Among other things, he created these beautiful architectural alphabet engravings called Alfabeto Pittorico. I wish there was a place called Alphabet City where all these buildings were real. These are works of pure fabulism — Basoli, a painter and designer from Bologna...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/04/alfabeto-pittorico-an-alphabet-book-of-fictional-architecture-by-antonio-basoli/

This Exclusive Photo Book Portrays The Relative Beauty Of Belgian Roads

Sometimes you have to look at things differently to appreciate them. Like the imperfection of our Belgian roads. For some a daily source of irritation, for others one of inspiration and raw beauty. It depends on what perspective you look at it from. Or which car should you drive. There is beauty in these wells and cracks. That is why Mitsubishi Motors wanted to capture the Belgian roads on the...

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“Deep, Dark And Dangerous”: Outstanding Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Comic Book Illustrations By David Palumbo

As a freelance illustrator, David Palumbo has provided genre themed artwork for everything from book covers and collectible card games to advertisements and concept design. His work has been awarded two Spectrum medals and has shown in galleries and museums from New York to Paris. “I’m a traditional media painter and freelance illustrator working mainly in the fantasy...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/03/deep-dark-and-dangerous-outstanding-fantasy-sci-fi-comic-book-illustrations-by-david-palumbo/

“The Little Things”: A Collection Of Brilliant Illustrations By Tomasz Majewski

Tomasz Majewski is an independent illustrator and graphic designer based in Warsaw, Poland. He has graduated from university with a Fine Arts M.A. degree. His favorite field of art is illustration: both digital and traditional. He also works for a publishing house, where he designs book covers and prepares them to print. More: Behance...

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