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Daniel Dociu

Daniel Dociu was raised in Cluj, the capital of Transylvania in Romania. After studying art and architecture, he got his Masters in Industrial Design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Cluj. He moved to the USA in 1990 after spending two years in Athens, Greece, and he has lived in the Seattle area since 1991. After working as a toy designer for two years, Dociu wisely jumped ship to interactive entertainment. “I’ve been working as an Art Director in the games industry ever since,” says Dociu, “for companies like Squaresoft, Electronic Arts (twice!), and Zipper Interactive. I have done consulting for Microsoft and freelance work for Wizards of the Coast, Digital Anvil as well as a fair share of small developers who have come and gone.” For the past five years, Daniel Dociu has been with ArenaNet, a fully owned subsidiary of NCSoft, in an art director and lead concept artist role. More recently he’s stepped into the Chief Art Director role for NCsoft, overseeing visual development for all of NCsoft’s North American projects, with particular focus on ArenaNet’s Guild Wars 2.

Craig Skinner

Beautiful packaging from Craig Skinner ‘ McCraw’s was a small Texas-based company with a rich history of quality and simplicity; all of which I set out to reflect when developing their new logo and packaging for their full line of confections. ‘ (via TheDieline)

Alix Malka

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Parisian-born photographer Alix Malka is one of the most sought out photographers by the fashion magazines. His talent shines thru like a freaking’ laser beam, you can’t deny it. “Obsessed by color, Malka’s images are suggestive of taste for rich, exuberant and sophisticated stylism. Certain image will probably speak to you. One of my preferred photographers in the hyperglamourous world of fashion. ”

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Hans Meertens

Some delightfully charming paintings by Hans Meertens for ya! Haha love the piece below. It reminds me of someone I know. Cree-pee. Lol.

Insect Lab

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Insect Lab customizes real insect specimens with antique watch parts and other technological components. From ladybugs to grasshoppers, each is individually hand adorned, and original- a unique celebration of the contradictions and confluences between nature and technology.

Kill Pixie

‘ Developing his craft in the city, this former street artist has made an astounding transition to softer mediums. His delicate line work and masterful use of colour through ink, watercolour and acrylic communicate beautifully through his choice of canvas – mostly paper or resinated hand-made wooden boxes. His pattern work is unorthodox and abstract yet strikes a schizophrenic harmony with his longing and respect for space. Embedded with symbols and life experiences the work is often a suggestion what could have been. He presents a prophecy for an abstracted, urban version of folk art. ‘ Link here.

Luzinterruptus

Newspapers economic plan on the Madrid Stock Exchange… Found here.

Limoon

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For the fans of cute, may I present to you..Limoon. Thank you Megan B. for the link! Have a good one. Kiss kiss.

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Marcus Hadlock

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I’m smiling today because of Marcus Hadlock’s drawings and I can’t help but go thru all the posts at A Daily Doodle. It’s clever. It’s funny. It’s a riot. I love the subtle facial expressions on each characters. And his choice of color scheme is very eye-popping. Did I mention it’s funny? Don’t let me keep you. And look out for the ninjas.

I don’t know how he does it but aside from A daily doodle, Marcus runs several sites including his blog, an online store, and yellow bouncy ball. The guy does not sleep apparently. Bring a doodle home by heading over to his online  store for more goodness. Thanks to my sister Honey for the link.

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Liz Lomax

Liz Lomax, a three dimensional illustrator in New York, is widely recognized as one of the leading figures in her field. She illustrates using a unique process she developed herself over ten years as a professional. Her work has won awards and appeared in many annuals and books on illustration. Her clients include some of the best names in advertising and magazines.