There are some beautiful illustrations in this online exhibition of data visualisation in the past few hundred years.
Sunday, January 31st, 2021
Friday, January 29th, 2021
Most days I cook eggs 🍳 and then paint them 🖌. These are those eggs.
But, wait …what’s this?
My favourite condiment with fried eggs is marmite mayo (4 parts mayonnaise to 1 part Marmite).
Okay, now I think this officially qualifies as outsider art.
Saturday, January 16th, 2021
The Art of Whaling: Illustrations from the Logbooks of Nantucket Whaleships – The Public Domain Review
Scrimshaws and sketches.
Feels like a Zooniverse project waiting to happen.
Friday, July 31st, 2020
A really lovely unmonetisable enthusiasm:
All 2,242 illustrations from James Sowerby’s compendium of knowledge about mineralogy in Great Britain and beyond, drawn 1802–1817 and arranged by color.
Thursday, April 30th, 2020
I had the great pleasure of visiting the Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp last October. Their vast collection of woodblocks are available to dowload in high resolution (and they’re in the public domain).
14,000 examples of true craftmanship, drawings masterly cut in wood. We are supplying this impressive collection of woodcuts in high resolution. Feel free to browse as long as you like, get inspired and use your creativity.
Monday, December 2nd, 2019
This book is a beautiful tribute to Cindy.
Several talented illustrators have come together to create a unique book about unique animals. Each contributor has a special connection to the book’s original illustrator, Cindy Li. When she was unable to complete the illustrations before passing away in 2018, many of Cindy’s talented friends offered to help finish the project.
I think you should get a copy of this book for the little animal lover in your life this Christmas.
Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit Apollo Li Harris and Orion Li Harris, two out-of-this-world kids who had an amazing mom.
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
Stylish! Retro! Sciency!
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
As well as graciously hosting Indie Web Camp Berlin on the weekend at Mozilla’s offices, Yulia has also drawn this super-cute comic.
Friday, August 10th, 2018
Monday, July 23rd, 2018
Typography meets astronomy in 16th century books like the Astronomicum Caesareum.
It is arguably the most typographically impressive scientific manual of the sixteenth century. Owen Gingerich claimed it, “the most spectacular contribution of the book-maker’s art to sixteenth-century science.”
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
Liberally licensed SVG illustrations by Katerina Limpitsouni with customisable colour schemes.
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Dave has redesigned his site. Now it’s extra Dave-y.
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
Monday, September 25th, 2017
Well, this is simply delightful.
Sunday, August 6th, 2017
Jon’s been drawing a lunch note for his daughter every day since she was four years old. They are somewhat puntastic.
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Improbable Botany is a brand-new science fiction anthology about alien plant conquests, fantastical ecosystems, benevolent dictatorships and techno-utopias.
This is the book plants don’t want you to read…
The illustrations look beautiful too.
Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
Monday, May 1st, 2017
I love the way Guillaume Kurkdjian uses animation here to demonstrate how these gadgets from the ’90s would work.
Thursday, November 24th, 2016
An illustrated history of digital iconography.
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
Jessman5 on Twitter: “I made a poster from @adactio’s talk about Resilience. :) This took me way too long…”
I love this illustration that Jess made of my Resilience talk at the Render conference.