Michal Dziekan

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Illustrator and character designer Michal Dziekan was born and raised in small town in south-western Poland. He moved to city Wroclaw where he attended Architecture on University of Technology. After three years he left school and moved to Warsaw to work in post production studio Platige Image as a concept artist and matte painter. He stayed in Platige Image from 2007 to 2011, where working on animated commercials and films he got opportunity to gain experience in such fields as vfx compositing, motion graphics animation, animation direction and directing. During that time he was developing as an illustrator and character designer. At the beginning of 2011 he moved to the creative studio Ars Thanea but half year later he decided to star working as a freelancer.

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Ricardo Martinez Ortega

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Ricardo Martinez Ortega (Born 1956 Santiago, Chile) began his professional career towards the end of the seventies. Soon he was creating illustrations for publications, advertising agencies, and comic books. In 1981 he moved to Miami, where he worked at an ad agency, conceptualizing ads for Seven Up , Dr.Pepper, and American Express, and movie posters. Shortly thereafter, he was hired for a staff position at the “The Miami News” as a designer/illustrator/graphic artist. After six years, the paper was sold to Knight Ridder, and Ricardo went on to be the Op/Ed illustrator for the Miami Herald. Ricardo has won many awards, 8 gold and a “Judge’s Special Recognition” from the Society of Newspaper Design, for his illustrations on the Sunday Op/Ed pages that he did for The Miami Herald and El Mundo. He also received the International Press Award given to him by Kofi Annan, the prestigious Madrid Premio Tono awarded to him by the Mayor of Madrid, The Haxtur Award in Gijón, Spain Comic Festival, the “Gat Perich” given by the editors of newspapers in Barcelona. His works have appeared in the Annual collections of The Society of Illustrators in New York, and in several collected works. (“Goomer” and political cartoons) His comic strip “Goomer” was syndicated in the U.S. by Creator’s Syndicate in 1991 and enjoyed a stint in papers worldwide. Goomer was made into a film in Spain in 1998 and was awarded the prestigious “Goya” for Best Animated Feature Length film that year. There are eight published collected works of “Goomer”.

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A.B. Miner

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A.B. Miner‘s intimately scaled self portraits are radical for their obsessively painted surfaces and raw emotional content. Primarily through the use of impastoed oil paint, but also via pencil drawings and occasionally film, the artist’s diaristic practice documents the permeability of flesh, a struggle for control over the body, and the limits of emotional resilience. Recent works reveal what the artist and many people hide from the outside world. Concealing inner turmoil and bodily irregularities and remaining elusive about the details of a creative process are themes Miner hopes will resonate with viewers.

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Cinématheque Suisse / EM2N

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Architects: EM2N Location: Penthaz, Switzerland – ‘Paradoxically, the charm of the existing Cinémathèque lay in its simple and utilitarian appearance. The home of the national collective film memory presented itself as an unpretentious accumulation of sheds, concerned more about the contents than the packaging. The extension project accepts this starting point and makes it its own. The structure of the existing buildings arranged in a linear fashion is translated by new additions and remodeling into a composite, ambivalent form of parallel buildings of different lengths. Just the end situation is marked by angled cuts; the building in this way acquires a face.’ More here.

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Jun Mitani

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Check out these incredible 3d paper origami constructions by Japanese computer scientist and paper artist Jun Mitani. Um, wow.

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Martin Pfeifle

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Martin Pfeifle (born 1975 Stuttgart) is a German sculptor. He graduated from the Dusseldorf Kunstakademie in 2004 with a master’s degree where he studied with Hubert Kiecol. He has already created numerous installations in interior and exterior space, including at the Westfälische Landesmuseum in Münster, the Neuer Kunstverein in Aachen, the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, Ringel/Garage, Düsseldorf, and Villa Romana, Florenz. He was Artist in Residence at Goethe-Institut Vietnam.

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Marcello Barenghi

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Italian artist Marcello Barenghi creates incredibly realistic 3D drawings of everyday objects. He uses colored pencils to draw taking approximately 4 to 6 hours to complete each piece.

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Jelaine Faunce

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Jelaine Faunce is a Henderson-based contemporary realist painter. She credits journaling, an organized environment, and meditation several times a day—before, during, and after her studio time—for the clarity, focus, and vibrance she is able to consistently deliver in her work. She studied proudly under Mary Warner at UNLV.

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Toast Shoulder Bag

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A traditional hard-sided shoulder bag. Tan leather exterior with tan taffeta lining. Hidden magnetic closure and nickel hardware. Buy here.

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Marzena Ablewska-Lech

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A nice collection of sketchy illustrations by Marzena Ablewska-Lech, a talented artist based in Poland. Check it out.

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