The passionate Kenyan designer named Cyrus Kabiru spends a lot of time in the city dumps of Nairobi. That’s where he can find most of the details for his extraordinary project.
The author tells a funny background of his hobby. As a child, he wished his glasses very much, but his father did not want to buy them, considering them a waste of money. Therefore, Cyrus Kabiru started trying to create his glasses from what was at hand and then became a more serious hobby: “I love trash and give it a second life, creating something new from waste, extending life to materials that simply would have been without purpose for at least 100 years “.
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Alex Trochut was born in 1981 in Barcelona, Spain. After completing his studies at Elisava Escola Superior de Disseny, Alex established his own design studio in Barcelona before relocating to New York City. Through his design, illustration and typographic practice he has developed an intuitive way of working that has resulted in his expressive visual style. Mixing styles and genres and drawing equally from pop culture, street culture, fashion and music, Alex has created design, illustration and typography for a diverse range of clients: Nike, Adidas, The Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, BBC, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, The Guardian, The New York Times, Time Magazine and many others. Alex Trochut currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
Twin sisters Ekaterina and Elena Popovy have been causing a furor in the fashion doll scene since 2004. Using only hand sketches and their creative ambition, the duo utilizes an impressive range of talents to bring their visions to life in each unique project and collection they put out. From fashion design to hair and makeup – from photography to the printing process, the Popovy Sisters are among a shrinking group of artists who can quite literally do it all. Now working with internationally know brands and artists such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Retna, and Die Antwoord, the duo have built an incredible series of collections displaying their visions of beauty an femeninity.
All images © Ekaterina and Elena Popovy
Independent publishers Standards Manual is launching the first ever book of the original emoji from Japan along with a smartphone keyboard of these designs. Simply titled Emoji, the book studies and honours Shigetaka Kurita and DOCOMO’s creation and its impact on the world.
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Milan-based art director Stefano Fraone creates pop culture-inspired graphic designs, showcased on his Instagram account that will not only inspire you, but also crack you up.
Take for instance, his art-inspired condom series that features iconic paintings such as The Great Wave off Kanagawa, The Scream, and The Birth of Venus as condom packaging designs.