Artist Creates Uplifting Illustrations That Have Motivational Quotes In Them

According to an illustrator Amarylis Hibon: “Hi! My name is Amarylis, I’m an illustrator from Luxembourg and the creator of The Cute Feminist. Since the beginning of 2021, I try to post one illustration a day on my Instagram account in order to empower women one drawing at a time.

I began drawing these illustrations while recovering from burnout as a form of therapy, and my work quickly became viral.

Here is a selection of my latest work!”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/11/artist-creates-uplifting-illustrations-that-have-motivational-quotes-in-them/

Portraits of Swiss “Halbstarken” Girls With Very Big Hair in the 1950s and 1960s

Halbstarke is a German term describing a postwar-period subculture of adolescents – mostly male and of working class parents – that appeared in public in an aggressive and provocative way during the 1950s in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Later, the term sometimes described youths in general.

h/t: vintag.es

Often, the Halbstarken wore a quiff, jeans, checked shirts and leather jackets. Their look separated them from the other, more widespread, German youth culture. Mopeds and motorbikes were very popular and used for riding in ‘gangs’ (as seen in American movies). Because there weren’t a lot of alternatives, the Halbstarken often spent their leisure time outdoors. Their cliques met at corners of the road, in parks or at other public places. This behavior wasn’t appreciated by elder citizens and so they described it as “bumming around”.

These photographs were taken by Karlheinz Weinberger (1921–2006) who began to take pictures as a teenager and became a member of the Bund der Naturfreunde photography club where he improved his technique.

In the 1940s, he joined the famous Zürich underground gay club “Der Kreis” and began to publish his photos in its magazine under the pseudonym of Jim. In the late 1950s, he met young misfits on the street and began to photograph them, in studio at his mother’s apartment or during their trips in the Swiss countryside. Working all his life as a warehouseman for the Siemens factory, he devoted all his spare time to his photographic passion for eccentricity. For more than thirty years, Karlheinz Weinberger followed these young people, who reused the codes of Rebel Without a Cause and created inventive and provocative outfits.
















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/portraits-of-swiss-halbstarken-girls-with-very-big-hair-in-the-1950s-and-1960s/

The Wining Images of The Female in Focus Photography Awards 2021

The Female in Focus award from 1854 Media and the British Journal of Photography addresses the gender imbalance in photography. Globally, 70-80% of photography students are women, yet they account for only 13-15% of professional photographers. This selection of work demonstrates a tapestry of women’s experiences from around the world

Camo 2.0 4415 – single image winner

‘Beauty and greatness do not belong to the gods alone’ (African proverb). Beadwork in hair inspired by beads worn and treasured by the artist as a child growing up in Kenya. There, the more colourful the beads, the more beautiful one’s hair was deemed. Accessorising hair with beads is common in beauty cultures across Africa (Thandiwe Muriu/Female in Focus 21)

More: 1854 Media h/t: guardian

Rules for Fighting (Reglas para pelear) – series winner

When Paola Jiménez Quispe was five, her father was murdered in their native city of Lima, Peru. After googling his name one day, she found an article showing a photograph of her father covered in blood on the passenger seat of his car. ‘My father and mother wrote in a notebook before getting married … about love, relationships, parenting. I use this notebook as canvas, I include writings from both of them, and the object itself as I found it. This is my mother in her teens … This is a page of my mother notebook … she loves plants’ (Paola Jiménez Quispe/Female in Focus 21)

Rules for Fighting (Reglas para pelear) – series winner

A compelling amalgamation of photographs, texts and objects relating to Jiménez’s research into her father’s death and a manifestation of her grief. They include rolls of film her father made, his notebook, belongings found on him when he was killed, and police documents from the case. But more than simply a reinvestigation of his murder, the work is about ‘who my father was to my family’, says the artist. ‘What kind of partner he was to my mother … and finally, what his loss meant and the trauma that has been with us for a long time.’ (Paola Jiménez Quispe/Female in Focus 21)

Paola Jiménez Quispe –series winner

My mother was left with three children: my sister (14), my brother (12) and myself (five). She struggled with depression for many years. She never remarried and we all kind of were left without a father and mother. ‘After several years, I began to investigate deeply into his murder,’ says the artist. ‘I had an urge to build a relationship with him; this is what motivated me.’ (Paola Jiménez Quispe/Female in Focus 21)

Untitled, from the series My Hijab has a Voice: Revisited – series winner

A series of portraits of the artist and her sister, which investigate the experiences of Muslim women from an autobiographical perspective. Shot in Bateman’s home in Surrey, England, the series invites audiences into a Muslim woman’s private space with the intention to humanise. (Jodie Bateman/Female in Focus 21)

Untitled, from the series My Hijab has a Voice: Revisited – series winner

Adopting poses that mimic historical paintings famous for their objectification of women, Bateman and her sister sit fully clothed and defiant, turning outdated stereotypes on their heads. ‘It is vital to listen to Muslim women’s voices, as often they are silenced and spoken for by men,’ she says. (Jodie Bateman/Female in Focus 21)

Untitled, from the series My Hijab has a Voice: Revisited – series winner

‘Often Muslim women are only seen to wear black, and are portrayed as old-fashioned or backwards for their choice to cover their bodies. Western society continuously feeds the stereotype of oppression, which has been followed by acts of banning the niqab and burkini, and even going to the lengths of banning the hijab in professional places in some countries.’ (Jodie Bateman/Female in Focus 21)

Reeva Steenkamp, 29, shot three times by her boyfriend on Valentine’s Day – single image winner

Lebo Thoka/Female in Focus 21

Be and Madeline – single image winner

Be and Madeline, child and mother pictured in a loving embrace. Ancestral and Unceded Lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples (Vancouver, BC, Canada), 2020. (Kali Spitzer/Female in Focus 21)

Twins Expecting. From the series Birth of a Mother, 2019 – single image winner

When does being a mother begin? The ordeal of birth? The moment of conception? Or is it something beyond and before that, rooted deep in one’s intentions? Behind the ‘miracle of conception’, innumerable tragedies, failures and unhappy accidents lie unspoken. Photographing the twins, pregnant at the same time, felt like capturing a spark of magic. Their individual journeys to motherhood are are completely unique and yet miraculously in sync. (Imogen Freeland/Female in Focus 21)

Time of Transparency – single image winner

This work explores the societal phenomenon that perceives women in the context of youth and beauty. During menopause, women change physically and mentally. For many women, it’s a time when children leave home and parents die; it’s a time of goodbyes but also of new beginnings, new relationships, new passions. Often at this age women define themselves anew. Gradually over time, women become socially invisible, which can affect them in various ways. (Marzena Hans/Female in Focus 21)

Noritz-Reyes Family, Toronto, 2021 – single image winner

The Noritz-Reyes family on a Sunday afternoon in April during lockdown in Toronto. Photographed remotely on an iPhone. From an ongoing series documenting my family during Covid-19. (Stephanie Noritz/Female in Focus 21)

Luz de Otoño – Autumn light – single image winner

This image was taken in October 2020 in Polanco, a neighbourhood with a large Orthodox Jewish community in Mexico City. During the first lockdown, when churches and temples were closed, the Jewish community used their balconies to pray twice daily. Even as some of the tightest lockdown restrictions began to lift, and as urban spaces could be visited once again, balconies were still used as an outdoor space for socialising and play. (Natalia Garcia/Stephanie Noritz)

Women of the sea – single image winner

For more than 10 years, Israeli women from the Machsom Watch organisation have taken Palestinian women and children to visit the sea; for most of them, it’s the first time in their life. (Orna Naor/Female in Focus 21)

The Triplets’ Fate – single image winner

The triplets wear a shirt embroidered with the word ‘united’, but their futures will be drastically different. Many Indians live with extended family; after marriage, the boys will stay in the family house. The mother lifts up her daughter’s chin for her to face her fate. When married, the girl will move in with her in-laws. The mother wears a set of bracelets, a sign of married women. (Anouchka Renaud Eck/Female in Focus 21)

Vittoria for Espacio Latino – single image winner

‘Part of a personal portraiture project I started working on at the beginning of 2021. My main focus was to portray the individuality of a group of Latino creatives living and working in London, bringing more visibility to an almost invisible community in the UK. I wanted to challenge traditional notions and perceptions of what it means to be Latino nowadays, to highlight individuality within a generalised group that experiences very marked stereotypes.’ (Paola Vivas/Female in Focus 21)

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/the-wining-images-of-the-female-in-focus-photography-awards-2021/

This Illustrator Draws Everyday Situations That Are So Familiar It’s Like Looking in the Mirror

Ashley is an illustrator who knows that sometimes it’s important to laugh at yourself and not take life too seriously. And she likes to share some of the situations that happen to her. They might even be a bit awkward or disappointing, but she manages to turn them into funny comics.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/this-illustrator-draws-everyday-situations-that-are-so-familiar-its-like-looking-in-the-mirror/

French Artist Creates Illustrations That Challenge Society’s Standards For Women

In today’s world, most women feel like they are surrounded on all sides by the obligation to be beautiful, 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Strict societal rules and high expectations for women, unfortunately, have become the norm, and even young girls are feeling the impact.

Of course, I think most of us can agree that such human behavior is not always a choice. Human behavior is often automatic and unintentional and rooted in the belief that others expect us to behave in a certain way, particularly when upholding traditions and culture. Even in situations where gender does not appear to be an issue, it has the potential to be so and must be considered.

French artist and illustrator Cécile Dormeau is using her art to confront and hopefully make a change in stereotypes that are central to evolving how both women and men should be able to perceive one another without judgment.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/french-artist-creates-illustrations-that-challenge-societys-standards-for-women/

Brzilian Street Artist Goes Viral After Using Trees As ‘Hair’ For His Women’s Portraits

Urbanism and nature seem like contradictory things, but this is not always the case. Sometimes if one’s imagination can allow, the two can be combined just like bread and butter, forming a collaboration that creates something really special and unique.

More: Instagram h/t: boredpanda

Works by a certain artist in Goiânia, Brazil, are becoming more and more known worldwide. Artist Fábio Gomes Trindade makes street art that can leave one speechless upon seeing it. Why, you might ask? Fábio is well known for his art on the walls which depicts amazingly detailed portraits of women and children wearing the branches of trees and bushes as “hair.” His work quickly overtook social media all over Brazil and is now spreading all around the world.

Oscar-winner Viola Davis re-posted one of the images depicting Fábio’s art on her social media and said she “loved it.” The mother of singer Beyoncé, who has more than three million followers, was also equally impressed and said it was: “a beautiful way to use a tree.”

The artist Fábio Gomes makes paintings under the leaves of trees, giving the impression of it being the hair of the women and children he portrayed. On his Instagram, the artist said that he was overtaken by inspiration the moment he saw an acerola tree planted 20 years ago in the backyard of a humble house in the city, and now, the said tree also is part of the artist’s best-known work.






SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/brzilian-street-artist-goes-viral-after-using-trees-as-hair-for-his-womens-portraits/

“Life is Peachy”: The Superb Brightful Girly Characters by Igor Lomov

According to an artist: “Hi, I am Igor and my nickname is Blik_47. I am a certified art teacher, used to work as a graphic designer for many years but my true calling is to create digital art. I post things on social media (always as Blik_47) in both Russian (my native language) and English.

I create original artwork and I never pass other people’s work off as my own. However, I occasionally engage in social media promotion events and repost the work of my followers (with full credit).

I am just about to finish the development of my own cyberpunk board game. It is in a sleek transportable box. The card design, game mechanics, packaging and instructions are all developed only by me. This game has cards and tokens. It can be played by 2-4 players at once. There are two main game modes – “deadly match” and “survival” (cooperative mode against the boss). Both Russian and English versions of the game will available.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/life-is-peachy-the-superb-brightful-girly-characters-by-igor-lomov/

Finalists Announced for 2021 Women in Sport Photo Action Awards

‘AFLW Leap’ Kelly Defina (VIC) AFLW

Dragon Boat Racing, Highlining, Weightlifting and SwimRun are just some of the sports that are showcased in the finalist images which have been named today for the 2021 Women in Sport Photo Action Awards.

“It’s fantastic to have such a varied range of sports and sportswomen portrayed in the 30 finalist images. These women in these images are role models for their family, their teams and their community and they deserve to be celebrated,” said
WSA President Gen Simmons.

More: WISPAA

‘AFLW Rd 4 – Fremantle v Gold Coast’ Paul Kane (WA) AFLW

‘All star tackle’ Ian Hitchcock (QLD) Rugby League

‘Ash Barty returns serve’ Peter Argent (SA) Tennis

‘Ash Barty’ Scott Barbour (VIC) Tennis

‘Backlit tackle’ Kelly Defina (VIC) AFLW

‘Caught in the Webb’ Jason McCawley (NSW) Cricket

‘Getting it Done’ Clinton Bradbury (WA) Weightlifting

‘Grace and Grunt’ John Rohloff (NSW) Canoeing

‘Happy Gilmore Grit’ Marina Neil (NSW) Surfing

‘Isabella Nichols’ Marina Neil (NSW) Surfing

‘One inch from flying’ Aidan Williams (NSW) Highlining

‘The leaning tower of Tayla’ Michael Willson (VIC) AFLW

‘To the beat of her drum’ John Rohloff (NSW) Dragon Boat Racing

‘Turquoise Lane’ Daniela Tommasi (WA) SwimRun

‘Balancing Act’ Alexander Bogatyrev (VIC) Gymnastics

‘Crunch’ Russell Freeman (QLD) AFLW

‘Don’t Look’ Fred Etter (NSW) Track and Field

‘Eyes on the Prize’ Bronwyn James (VIC) Baseball

‘Finger Tip Control’ Stephen Tremain (QLD) Rugby Union

‘Gregson’s Olympic Steeplechase Bid’ Mark Button (QLD) Track and Field

‘Punching through the sandbar’ Malcolm Trees (NSW) Surfboats

‘Purple Heart’ Phillip Barnes (WA) AFLW

‘Raining Determination’ Wade Buchan (VIC) AFLW

‘Reach for the Sky’ Malcolm Trees (NSW) Surfboats

‘Rocket Rocky’ Stephanie Comelli (VIC) AFLW

‘Strength & Speed’ Casey Sims (QLD) Track and Field

‘Tokyo – Let’s Go!’ Casey Sims (QLD) Track and Field

‘Two Meters’ Fred Etter (NSW) Track and Field

‘Under Pressure’ Wade Buchan (VIC) AFLW

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/finalists-announced-for-2021-women-in-sport-photo-action-awards/

Honest Illustrations That Reflect Contemporary Existence Of A Woman By Giulia Rosa

Through simple linework, vivid colors and delicate textures, Italian illustrator Giulia Rosa explores modern contemporary life, taboos, and romance. In these illustrations, one may find deep themes of diversity, sexuality, and modernity being discussed in a delicate and visually powerful way.

Giulia’s illustrations speak volumes about the feelings and thoughts that arise from reflecting complex themes like relationships, feminism, daily life, censorship, and other issues that permeate our current world.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/honest-illustrations-that-reflect-contemporary-existence-of-a-woman-by-giulia-rosa/

“Free Like the Wind”: Sensual Illustrations Filled with Sunshine and Youth by Peijin Yang

“Hi there! I’m Peijin, a self-taught freelancer illustrator based in Munich, Germany. Two years ago I gave up my engineering career and started my art journey. Drawing is my true love. I believe a lot of you feel the same way.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/free-like-the-wind-sensual-illustrations-filled-with-sunshine-and-youth-by-peijin-yang/