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THE AFRODAZZLED SPECTACULAR BIFOCALS BY CYRUS KABIRU

The afrodazzled spectacular bifocals by Cyrus Kabiru

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 “.

The afrodazzled spectacular bifocals by Cyrus Kabiru

The afrodazzled spectacular bifocals by Cyrus Kabiru

The afrodazzled spectacular bifocals by Cyrus Kabiru

The afrodazzled spectacular bifocals by Cyrus Kabiru

The afrodazzled spectacular bifocals by Cyrus Kabiru

The afrodazzled spectacular bifocals by Cyrus Kabiru

The afrodazzled spectacular bifocals by Cyrus Kabiru

The afrodazzled spectacular bifocals by Cyrus Kabiru

The afrodazzled spectacular bifocals by Cyrus Kabiru

The afrodazzled spectacular bifocals by Cyrus Kabiru

The afrodazzled spectacular bifocals by Cyrus Kabiru

The afrodazzled spectacular bifocals by Cyrus Kabiru

The afrodazzled spectacular bifocals by Cyrus Kabiru

The afrodazzled spectacular bifocals by Cyrus Kabiru

The afrodazzled spectacular bifocals by Cyrus Kabiru

The afrodazzled spectacular bifocals by Cyrus Kabiru

The afrodazzled spectacular bifocals by Cyrus Kabiru

written by: cinzia maffei | fooldot

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THE SUPERFINE AND LUXURIOUS ARTWORKS OF ALEX TROCHUT

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The superfine and luxurious artworks of Alex Trochut

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.

The superfine and luxurious artworks of Alex Trochut

The superfine and luxurious artworks of Alex Trochut

The superfine and luxurious artworks of Alex Trochut

The superfine and luxurious artworks of Alex Trochut

The superfine and luxurious artworks of Alex Trochut

The superfine and luxurious artworks of Alex Trochut

The superfine and luxurious artworks of Alex Trochut

The superfine and luxurious artworks of Alex Trochut

The superfine and luxurious artworks of Alex Trochut

The superfine and luxurious artworks of Alex Trochut

The superfine and luxurious artworks of Alex Trochut

The superfine and luxurious artworks of Alex Trochut

The superfine and luxurious artworks of Alex Trochut

The superfine and luxurious artworks of Alex Trochut

The superfine and luxurious artworks of Alex Trochut

The superfine and luxurious artworks of Alex Trochut

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POPOVY SISTERS CAUSING A FURY IN THE FASHION DOLL SCENE

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Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

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.

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

Popovy Sisters Causing A Fury In The Fashion Doll Scene

All images © Ekaterina and Elena Popovy

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HANDWRITING OF BOWIE, COBAIN, LENNON ARE NOW TYPEFACES

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Vulnerably-borrowed from handwritten letters and notes, Nicolas Damiens and Julien Sens have converted the handwriting of David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, Leonard Cohen, and Serge Gainsbourg, into free typefaces that you can download in the link below. it’s humbling, using written language in such a way — especially in the case of Cobain; some of the nuances in his handwriting — lazy c’s and tiny i’s — came directly from the words he scratched in his suicide letter.
Lennon’s handwriting is organized; bowie’s is graphic; cohen’s has style; but there is something magnetic about Kurt’s. Kurt Kobain formed Nirvana in 1987, drawing inspiration from punk, blues and heavy metal, to create his own musical universe. at the time, we called it grunge. tortured, poetic — his writing profoundly affected a generation. here, designers Nicolas Damiens and Julien Sens analyze his writing from a purely visual perspective.

Kurt’s longhand is scratchy, thin, sometimes small and uneven. he wasn’t afraid to bolden words, scratch them out, or exchange them for symbols more honest. Kurt’s is an honest handwriting all around, both tortured and poetic. it looks the way his music sounds. using this typeface, experiencing your own thoughts, as if cobain wrote them: there’s something sad, but poetic about that too.

 

Via Design Boom

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