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Strange Anatomy

Godilla Anatomic Study

Godzilla Anatomical Study

I’ve neglected this blog of late. Sorry to any of you who may drop by with any regularity. I’ll do my level best to increase the number of posts per month. A combination of personal issues (life) along with work (blogging does not, unfortunately pay my bills), and other distractions (Twitter) have largely been the cause of neglect.

But being Friday and having managed to put a number of tasks ‘to bed’, I stumbled across this interesting article over on Design Observer and felt the need to post about it. Strange and disturbing illustrations of anatomy, but don’t let me put you off, go and take a peek.

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52 Shades of Greed

Two examples of the 52 Shades of Greed card deck

Two examples of the 52 Shades of Greed card deck

To see the full deck go here.

Once on the site, roll your curser over the card to get the information.
Maybe a gifted illustrator will come up with a set for the UK…

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The Sharpie ‘liquid’ pencil

Sharpie liquid pencil

The new Sharpie liquid pencil

Sharpie, the permanent ink company will be releasing a ‘liquid pencil’ in September. The pencil will write in liquid graphite, can be erased for up to three days and then becomes permanent.

This looks like an interesting new tool for designers and illustrators and it’s refreshing that it doesn’t require a charger unit, batteries or wi-fi.

For more details go to the Sharpie blog.

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Mr Scruff t-bag box

Mr Scruff t-bag box

The brilliant Mr Scruff t-bag box

A wonderful piece of packaging. Cheers you up in the morning before you have a cuppa to start the day.

This is from the MrScruff website:

Greetings! I am Mr. Scruff, DJ, Producer, Cartoonist & Tea Drinker.
As a DJ, I play across the board, including Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Reggae, Latin, African, Ska, Disco, House, Funk, Breaks, Soundtracks & loads more. As a producer I make music that draws on these influences, with a large dose of cheek & good humour. My cartoon drawings illustrate this website, my gig flyers & record/cd covers. I also have a tea company (more info at www.makeusabrew.com)

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Frank Frazetta (February 9, 1928 – May 10, 2010)

Conan painting

Conan cover painting by Frank Frazetta

I found out the other day that Frank Frazetta had died… for those of us who appreciate fantasy artwork his passing cannot go without comment.
Frank Frazetta was an American fantasy and science fiction artist, noted for his comic books, paperback covers, paintings, posters and record album sleeves. He was born in Brooklyn on Feb 9, 1928 and studied painting from an early age. Natural talent and hard work eventually earned him recognition and in the fantasy field it could be said he was the best in his day.
Most famous for paintings of muscular warriors, scantily clad heroines and monstrous beasts, Frazetta also painted many film posters and album covers.
More recently one of Frazetta’s original paintings for Robert E. Howard’s “Conan the Conqueror” sold for $1 million.
Back in the 1970s I picked up this imported copy of Conan from a local shop and was struck by the powerful cover painting by Frazetta. Upon hearing of his death I dug it out to take a look and it brought back many memories.
For those interested in seeing more:
Conan cover 1977

My old Conan paperback

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