Guillaume Kashima’s City Guides

Guillaume Kashima is an uber talented illustrator from berlin, germany. I came across his work recently and was enamoured by his use of bold colours and witty concepts. I checked out his Behance page and came across his continued collaborations with Citix60. Guillaume created illustrated city guides for some of the world’s most noteworthy destinations.

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Pictattoo Transforms Your Instagram Photos into Tattoos

The title is fairly self-explanatory but this new phenomenon is worth expanding on. As we’ve become a generation built on digital media, Instagram is one of the front runners in that department. Boasting over 150 million users, the app is central to a lot of brands, bloggers, and celebrities success. For those who use the app primarily as a way to share loving moments with friends and family, Pictattoo is giving you the opportunity to turn your images into temporary tattoos. The process works like this: you choose 12 of your favourite pictures and upload them to the Pictattoo website, pay the fee of $14.99 (free shipping worldwide!), and wait patiently. What the company does is laser-prints the Instagram uploads of your choice and ships them to you. The tattoos will last up to a week if you’re careful which is plenty of time to think about your next Insta upload.

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Andy Warhol x Converse

In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” This is just one of Andy Warhol’s many great quotes we remember him for but I wonder if he realized that his own legacy would go on this long after his death. A famous pop artist from the 60’s, Warhol was the epitome of pop culture. He constantly found ways to bring together the worlds of art, music, videography and other forms of mixed media to create provocative works. Anyone who was a part of his world recognized that he was a free thinker who was on the pulse of something bigger, just like another iconic American brand. This is where Converse comes in.

In the 1980s, Warhol reportedly silkscreened his own Chuck Taylors, in order to add his own flair. If he was still alive, I can imagine how popular his interpretation on the classic sneaker would be. Printed with iconic Warhol imagery including Campbell’s soup cans, newspaper clippings, and advertisements, these shoes are pieces of pop art in themselves.

The collection will include the low-top and high-top sneakers, as well as sneaker wedge style. The sneakers will retail between $35 and $90 and go on sale on February 7 online and in stores.

andy warhol x converse andy warhol x converse 2 andy warhol x converse 3{images via ArtNet}

Take Off Your Clothes

In 2010, Spanish artist Adara Sánchez Anguiano started the series “Take Off Your Clothes.” Fascinated by a daily occurrence that we all take part in, Anguiano’s interest in undressing lies deeper than what meets the eye. She told iGNANT, “It’s like a romance with the human body, a cupid’s arrow every time I contemplate it.” In her illustrations, Anguiano’s figures are at their most intimate, peeling off one layer of clothing and exposing what lies underneath. She explained further to iGNANT, “The act of undressing is a rebellion, the uprising of the skin over the tyranny of clothes, it’s actually an act of freedom.” If I may elaborate on her point of view, as it’s an interesting one, I never thought about undressing in such a way. Usually I’m half-hazardly trying to put together an outfit (this is one blogger who doesn’t plan ahead, oops!) or tearing it off at the end of the night and throwing on cozy pyjamas. I know a lot of people who feel free when they’re nude, and with campaigns like Free The Nipple taking over, it appears that wearing nothing but your birthday suit brings a new sensation of power into play.

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take off your clothes 7 take off your clothes 8{images via Adara Illustrations}

Sugar Series // Colors Organized Neatly

One of my guilty pleasures is things organized neatly. I don’t know what it is but I love looking at pictures of things in a neat order. Maybe it’s because I’m a firm believer that everything has it’s place, but pictures of things organized neatly gives me an overall calm feeling. When I came across Emily Blincoe’s Sugar Series on Tumblr, it took my interest to a new height. Emily is an artist and a photographer. For this series, she paired sweet treats in an organized manner assorted by their colour. This is a great blend of art, food, and organization, which are three of my favourite things. Check out more of her work on her Facebook page or her Flickr.

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Time May Change Me

David Bowie is a chameleon. He’s notorious for changing his image and in my opinion, it’s always worked out in his favour. It’s nice to know that there are artists out there who think outside the box and want to evolve. To celebrate Bowie’s 68th birthday, which was on January 8, Birmingham, England based artist Helen Green created Time May Change Me, an art print and corresponding GIF featuring images spanning his entire career. It’s an interesting take on a retrospective and I love how she brought together some of his most memorable incantations of who David Bowie really is. Prints of the black and white and coloured illustrations are available to purchase from Society6.

time may change me 3 time may change me time may change me 2{images via The Laughing Squid}

Girls’ Love Stories

When I first heard about Girls’ Love Stories, I was hoping the comics were created as satire, yet apparently this wasn’t the case. Started in 1949, it was the first foray DC Comics made into romance. According to the Grand Comics Database, it ran for 180 issues, with the last one being the Nov-Dec 1973 issues. The reason I said I hope these comics are satire are because the content the comics cover are things that I hope don’t plague modern-day women. Topics vary from getting a man, intense jealousy, and an overall theme of women worrying that they aren’t enough for their male counterparts. In retrospect, I wonder what the women who read these comics when they were printed thought, and if they were as taken aback as I am. I’ll share a few of my favourites with you.

Ed. Note: I chose my “favourites” based on how hard they made me laugh.

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Famous Food Paintings

Russian photographer and food stylist Tatiana Shkondina has merged her two passions together to create brilliant works of art. Paying tribute to some of the greats including Dalí, Van Gogh, and Warhol, she has managed to recreate their famous works by playing with food. I learned about food photography in high school yet this is a completely different interpretation. Starting with a basic outline, she then picks various ingredients to use as the media, and completes masterpieces that look too good to eat.

The Starry Night by Van Gogh{The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh
Created with wild rice, pasta, and grapes

Dollar Sign (Quadrant) by Andy Warhol
{Dollar Sign (Quadrant) by Andy Warhol
Created with cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli

The Persistence Of Memory by Salvador Dalí
{The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí
Created with sesame, pasta, cinnamon, and bread}

Composition by Piet Mondrian
{Composition with Large Red Plane, Yellow, Black, Gray, and Blue by Piet Mondrian
Created with watermelon, chocolate, yogurt, and cheese

Three Sunflowers In A Vase by Vincent Van Gogh
{Three Sunflowers in a Vase by Vincent Van Gogh
Created with lentils and peppers

The Tree of Life by Gustav Klimt
{The Tree of Life by Gustav Klimt
Created with various vegetables and pasta

The Son of Man by Rene Magritte
{The Son of Man by René Magritte
Created with various fruits, vegetables, and rice

South Wind Clear Sky
{South Wind, Clear Sky by Katsushika Hokusai
Created with rice, raw salmon, and tea leaves}

Henri Rousseau jungle painting
{Inspired by Henry Rousseau’s Jungle paintings
Created with various peppers, greens, and herbs

{Several Circles by Wassily Kandinsky
Created with various berries and citrus fruits

{All images via Refinery 29}

Human Anatomy Alphabet

The human body is one of the most fascinating things in my eyes. Like the ocean (weird parallel, I know) there is so much when it comes to the human anatomy that is unknown. One way I never thought about anatomy though was in terms of typography. Caracas based artist and illustrator, Laura Facci, created a detailed anatomical alphabet while studying at the Design Institute of Caracas. My personal favourites are the letter L and T. What are yours?

Laura-Facci-Human-Body-Alphabet-A-Z{image via Street Anatomy}