Quentin Blake curates an exhibition of his own illustrations of birds at House of Illustration, running May to October 2017.
These are just pure delight. James Curran is making a gif a day during his month in Tokyo. His style is so lovely, I have no idea where to even begin doing this sort of animation but I’d love to.
— James Curran (@slimjimstudios) April 18, 2017
— James Curran (@slimjimstudios) April 16, 2017
— James Curran (@slimjimstudios) April 14, 2017
These are delightful.
After World War II, city planners in Japan proposed the idea of allowing each local municipality to design their own manhole cover as part of an effort to raise awareness for costly sewage projects. Designs would reflect local industry, culture, and history. The result was a huge success, and now over 19,000 manhole cover designs can be found embedded across 95% of all municipalities in Japan.
This video takes you on a tour of the factory where the community-driven designs are manufactured:
This video is pretty darn cool. The Scream is especially good but you’ll also see Nighthawks, The Gleaners, The Girl with the Pearl Earring, the Seurrat pointillism one that I can never remember the name of, Escher, and Magritte’s Son of Man: