Illustration Blog Posts

The Life and Lines of R. O. Blechman

Editor’s Note: This post originally ran on December 18, 2012. R.O. Blechman is still very much alive and working on illustration, animation and book projects.Designer and author Stephen Heller perhaps best describes the work of cartoonist R.O. Blec...

The Psychedelic Designs of John Alcorn

Critic Stephen Heller referred to American illustrator and graphic designer, John Alcorn as “the fourth Beatle of Graphic Design” in a 2014 article he wrote for the Atlantic website. As a member of Push Pin Studios in the late 1950s Alcorn’s wo...

Mid-century “Crazy Critters”

Italian artist, designer and professor Laura Ottina posted on her blog, Animalarium a fun collection of Italian advertisements from the 1950s and 1960s that feature stylized animals. She also includes Olivetti advertisements: one by Marcello Nizzoli...

Marcello Nizzoli: From Futurist Painter to Futuristic Designer and Architect

It’s always  fascinating to look at the trajectory of a creative artist’s career, and it’s especially so with Italian designer and architect Marcello Nizzoli. While Nizzoli is best known as the product designer responsible for some of Olivett...

Greetings from the 1962 World’s Fair

Our friends at the Heck Yeah, Old Technology! (I just love the name of that blog) posted photos of a great set of souvenir note cards from Seattle’s 1962 World’s Fair. A brief back story on the exposition’s monorail project is also included in...

One year ago today….

I can’t believe it was one year ago that I was getting married! I also can’t believe it’s been ages since my last blog post. In honor of that, I wanted to share with you our so-far unreleased wedding video … Continue reading →...
by Inspire Me by Emily Brickel on May 29, 2016

Pia Opfermann – “Surf-Art”- Künstlerin und Surferin

„Das Wellenreiten brachte mir die Liebe zur Bewegung in der Natur zurück – Körperliche Ausgeglichenheit, frische Luft und Freiraum schärft die Sinne und fördert das Begreifen der Umwelt bis ins kleinste Detail.“ Der Kommunikationsdesigne...

MAK Online Collection of Austrian Art and Design

In the course of research, we found an extraordinary online design collection of Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art (MAK). The online collection consists of well over 100,000 images in two dozen categories including fashion, photography...

MoMA Pays Tribute to David Bowie

Of last month’s tributes to the late rock icon David Bowie, Design and Desire found the one on the Museum of Modern Art’s Inside/Out blog most compelling. Jason Persse, Editorial Manager, Marketing and Communications for MoMA posted five David B...

Realistic Colored Pencil Drawings

Gallery of Realistic Colored Pencil Drawings: Colour pencil drawings by Susan Brinkmann Resolution image size: 687 × 1000 . 145.02 KB Realistic colored pencil portraits : celebrity And girls Sketches Resolution image size: 1280 × 1010 .

Copyright Free Vintage Images Available from British Library

According to Digital Arts Online, the British Library has shared with the public over one million vintage images from its collections for use – all copyright free! The images are available on the British Library‘s Flickr album.Read more on Di...

St. Louis Modern Design

So did you think that Chicago was the only center of mid-Twentieth Design in the mid-western United States? Well think again.Now through the end of January 2016 the St. Louis Art Museum is holding an exhibition, “St. Louis Modern: the Era of Innova...

2016 Mantra

Illustration from my 2016 Calendar! This year, be way more YOU. Feel more, give more, do more, play more, dream more, BE more. Compete with YOURSELF, no one else.  Color outside the lines and take the path less traveled. If there … Continue r...
by Inspire Me by Emily Brickel on Dec 31, 2015

2016 Dreaming!

Cover of my 2016 Fashion Illustration Calendar!!! We are less than a week away from 2016 and around this time I always do some major soul searching! Right before a new chapter is the best time to tune in and … Continue reading →...
by Inspire Me by Emily Brickel on Dec 28, 2015

Christmas Cartoon Images

Christmas Cartoon Images: Sharing images is a way of expressing our emotions. An image has an ability to explain what you are trying to say. On this christmas sharing images are cute. So, we provide here latest Santa Claus images, christmas tree imag...
by Christmas Images on Dec 22, 2015

Vintage Book Covers in MotionSwiss art director, David Blum...

Vintage Book Covers in MotionSwiss art director, David Blum shared on his new WOW inspiration blog an absolutely awesome video by Henning M. Lederer. Watch as these mid-century book cover designs rotate and flicker. Cool stuff.For more creative inspi...

Sparkle & Shine Darling!

Myself, Mrs. Adrienne Bosh, Chris Bosh and my husband and Chic Sketch business partner Jordan Edelson! Well hello lovelies, it’s been a hot minute but so much has been going on that I need to catch you up on! Earlier … Continue reading →...
by Inspire Me by Emily Brickel on Dec 10, 2015

Thankful

Illustration with gold leaf So amassed with the enormous task list I have in front of me and all the deadlines I have been staring at, I really just wanted to write about how extremely grateful I am.  Thanksgiving has … Continue reading →...
by Inspire Me by Emily Brickel on Dec 3, 2015

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