Illustrations that Will Change Your Preconceived Notions About Beauty Standards

Jasjyot Singh Hans is an illustrator unendingly inspired by an explosive neon mix of fashion, music and pop culture.

He has a constant regard for things past and a voracity for all that is current. He studied animation film design at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and has an MFA in Illustration Practice from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore.

His work chronicles around themes of body image, sexuality and self love.

More: Jasjyot Singh Hans, Instagram h/t: creativegaga

“We’re constantly in the process of chasing the dangling (imaginary) carrot! I try to juggle a lot of different things like fashion, editorial, publishing, comics, zine-making, printmaking, gallery work and murals within my practice as an illustrator. I think teaching is just an extension of my practice.,” he told Creative Gaga.

“I understand people don’t always feel safe putting themselves out there in a capacity to attract bigoted views on their work and sometimes even putting their lives at risk. But this is the time for people to create more work around identities under threat and I do strive to put myself out there more honestly and Fearlessly.”























































































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/illustrations-that-will-change-your-preconceived-notions-about-beauty-standards/

Sweet Comics By Luong Thuy Show What Being In A Relationship Is Like

What is love? Besides a hit song immediately popping into your head with the answer “baby don’t hurt me,” there is no right or wrong answer to this question.

The definition is personal and different to everyone; some might not even have a definition as long as it feels right. Vietnamese artist Luong Thuy, known on social media as beisme08, shares honest everyday moments from life with her loving boyfriend and it looks like they are relationship goals. These comics range from extremely adorable and heartwarming moments some people may call cheesy to goofy situations and relationship struggles which make them much more real and relatable.

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Luong Thuy works as a freelance illustrator and in addition to drawing her own heartfelt stories, she also does commission work for her clients.

In an interview with Bored Panda, Thuy told that she draws her inspiration from her own experiences and everyday life with her boyfriend and a cat. Through cozy and intimate illustrations and comics, Thuy creates good memories about her relationship. After some time in a relationship and caught up in the routine, people might forget what that connection means to them and these light-hearted and positive snippets of life packed with little things might help you take a fresh look at your loved ones and appreciate the happiness and warmth they bring. And to all single people out there who are still in search of true love, these comics will remind you that there is still hope.

“I create my art because I want to keep the beautiful moments about being in love and I also want to inspire positive emotions in other couples. I know in a relationship there are always different problems and I hope everyone will always have the most positive outlook,” Thuy says.

Around 1.5 years ago, when we discovered Thuy’s comics and illustrations, she said that she wants people “to feel happy and optimistic” after seeing her artwork. At the time, she had been drawing and posting her artwork online for about half a year and had 50k followers. Fast forward to today, it seems that her goal of making people happy and bringing positivity to their daily lives has been working pretty well, as she currently has 257k followers enjoying her work.

“More than 200 thousand followers is a great spiritual gift to me. I just know I love doing it and everyone is happy to see it. They seem to see themselves in my work, too. I never thought that my works would be supported by so many people. However, my life is still very normal because people know me through my drawings, no one recognizes me in real life, I’m comfortable with that. Everyone’s support is a great motivation for me to continue this work.”

“Life is so much better with love in it,” the artist said and based on her illustrations, we can agree.

The artist highlights how important it is that her comics are simple and easily understandable to everyone. Her drawing style and messages are colorful and detailed with a very recognizable cute art style. Leaving very little to interpretation, she is drawing sincere stories about everything her real relationship is made of—from cozy moments together, the perks of being with the right person, and support to funny misunderstandings, moments of loneliness, and fighting. But even struggles and the candid part of any relationship are portrayed in a positive light, with the same message that love is unconditional and forgiving.

When asked about the challenges she faces when drawing her comics, she admitted that she doesn’t really have any.

“Actually, I don’t have any big challenges in the process of drawing the story. I feel very comfortable doing it. In the process of doing it, I was able to practice my drawing skills.”

Bored Panda also asked about how Thuy’s partner feels about sharing the intimate details of their relationship online. “He is very happy, sometimes he even tells friends and colleagues about my drawings. He looks so proud,” she said.

“If I had one piece of advice, I would advise everyone to put their sincere feelings and emotions into their work. Don’t put too much weight on whether many people like it or read it or not. Do it because you like it first.”





















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/sweet-comics-by-luong-thuy-show-what-being-in-a-relationship-is-like/

Romantic Photos of the ’60s Couples

The 1960s that brought us the beats and the hippies, the mods and the peaceniks, was just as diverse in fashion as its social chaos might imply.

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In the 1960s, getting dressed, like doing pretty much anything else, was a tug-of-war between old and new. No one knew quite who she wanted to be, and the styles of the time reflect that.

Prim-and-proper ‘50s dames shook hesitant hands with their groovier proto-’70s counterparts, and the results — well, intoxicating. Keep the best of the old and wed it to the new. 1960s outfits were a glorious mash of growing pains.



























SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/romantic-photos-of-the-60s-couples/

“Unposted Letters”: Indian Artist Draws Adorable Illustrations About Love And Life

“Unposted Letters” is a collection of illustrated stories by Indian visual artist Vimal Chandran that portrays various soulful moments of life captured in a frame with a pinch of surrealism in it.

The main characters from the illustrations are a boy, a girl, and a red umbrella wherein the red umbrella is often shown as a metaphor for Love. Each illustration is a letter from the boy to the girl accompanied by a caption/prose. Vimal started making Unposted Letters illustrations in 2010 and they are mostly inspired by pop culture. The illustration style is very minimalistic but vibrant and conceptually driven.

Vimal Chandran’s work is often a skillful concoction of urban art, illustrations, graphic design, photography, and film. The artist is currently working in Bangalore, India.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/unposted-letters-indian-artist-draws-adorable-illustrations-about-love-and-life/

Dubai’s Love Lake: Two Hearts in the Middle of the Desert


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Love Lake, a heart-shaped, man-made lake located in the desert near Dubai, is probably one of the most impressive attractions for romantic couples visiting the Middle-East.

From its iconic palm-shaped island, to skyscrapers like the Burj Khalifa, Dubai has no shortage of world-renowned attractions, but there is a lot more to discover in the desert around the most populated city in the UAE. One such hidden gems is the man-made Love Lake, technically two intertwined heart-shaped lakes situated near the Al Qudra Oasis. Measuring a whopping 550,000 square meters, this stunning tourist attraction is even visible from space.

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Located at a considerable distance away from any urban areas, Love Lake is a true oasis, surrounded by desert as far as the eye can see. One can only imagine the time and effort and money that went into making this place a reality, especially considering that apart from the heart-shaped lake itself, it consists of hundreds of thousands of shrub varieties, over 16,000 trees, and thousands of colorful flowers, including red begonia, either arranged in heart shapes, or to spell out the word “Love”.


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Unveiled on November of 2018, Dubai’s Love Lake started attracting attention after Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the crown prince of Dubai, shared an aerial photo of it on his popular Instagram account, with the caption “To all of you”.


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/dubais-love-lake-two-hearts-in-the-middle-of-the-desert/

Japanese Artist Offers Funerals for Love Dolls and Lets Customers Live out Fantasies as A Murder Victim, Blow-Up Doll or Dead Girl

A Japanese artist is allowing her customers to live out their darkest fantasies in her unusual photography studio. Leiya Arata, who is in her thirties, holds funerals for sex dolls, encourages people to dress up as murder victims for photo shoots and turns people into love dolls. The photographer, who set up the fantasy studio at the start of the year in Osaka in western Japan, charges up to $800...

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17 Drawings That Prove That Love Is Everywhere And In Everything

Happy Every After According to an artist Lim Heng Swee: “What is Love? Love is made up of little things all around you. Because love is everywhere, all you have to do is open yourself up to it. Try to see, listen and feel things differently, you will find that everything is in love. My name is Lim Heng Swee, I’m an illustrator based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Here are my 17...

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Dressed In Love: A Photo Project Showing That Marriage Does Not Destroy Individuality, But Reinforces It

8220;Dressed in Love” is an international photo project of the studio from St. Petersburg and Moscow Ringstudio. This photo project is our challenge to society, in which we call people to the constancy of relations and to the choice of a single partner! We talk about the fact that marriage does not destroy individuality, but on the contrary: it emphasizes it with even greater force.

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Photographer Anna Radchenko Explores A Reverse Side Of A Mother’s Love

The mother will force you to be too timid and shy in order to look better alongside with you. Photographer Anna Radchenko explores this theme in her project “Reverse Side of a Mother’s Love,” where mother love becomes more than just mother-daughter relationship and causes some strange feelings. She visualizes, sadly, typical psychological problems in parent-child relationship:

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/11/photographer-anna-radchenko-explores-a-reverse-side-of-a-mothers-love/

Urban Explorer Visits Abandoned Japanese Love Motel Of Naughty Attractions

Dutch explorer Bob Thissen has explored hundreds of abandoned places all over the world, including many love motels. In July 2019, Bob found what he claims is the biggest and most high-end love motel he has ever seen, on Honshu island, Japan. More: Bob Thissen, Facebook, Flickr h/t: albawaba The motel, whose precise location Bob did not reveal for fear of vandalism, is a maze of rooms containing...

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