Beautiful Books Part 2

I am a huge sucker for beautiful books! Its probably because its the culmination of my two loves, reading and design! Here are just a few of the breathtaking books I have come across recently! My favorites are all of the wonderful F. Scott Fitzgerald covers! For Christmas I was given a set of classic books that are leather bound and haveĀ gorgeousĀ covers! I will take some pictures of them and post them on here sometime soon, so be on the look out for those! I hope to one day buy a set of Penguin Classics with the cloth covered covers. I’m going to need an entire library in my house just for all of my pretty books someday!

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A Unique Canvas: Mixed Media Art

This is such a stunning piece of art, and it is created using such an unconventional “canvas” of sorts! You never see floppy disks anymore, especially in pieces of art! Such an obsolete and worthless object is transformed into a piece of beauty in this painting by Nick Gentry. He has many breathtaking mixed media pieces that you should take a look at (http://www.nickgentry.com/).

That’s one thing I love about art, it changes the way you look at common things in the world!

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Weapons of Mass Creation

 

I thought this was clever! It makes me think of the saying “the pen is mightier than the sword.”

Choose your weapon carefully, and happy creating! šŸ™‚
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Window Displays

As some of you might know, one of the many things I hope to do in my life is to design window displays. There are endlessĀ possibilitiesĀ for them, and I think that original creative ideas can be powerfully executed! I came across this photo that appears to be part of a window display that I absolutely love! I unfortunately can’t find the source for this so if you know what it is or where this came from please leave a comment to let me know!

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Beautiful Cut Paper Artwork!

This is so unique and so beautiful I had to share it! I would never have the patience or steady hand to make such a delicate thing! This was done by an artist by the name of Donna Ruff

Poogla: Wonderful wallpaper’s for your iphone, ipad, and an awesome source of inspiration!

A friend showed me a new website this week that I absolutely fell in love with! Its called Poogla. It is a website that you can go onto and go through hundred and hundreds of wallpaper’s for you iphone, or ipad. So that doesn’t sound that special does it? Well the great part about it is that each background you are choosing from is piece of art! All of the wallpaper’s are free, and they each have the artist who created them credited. Many even have links to the artist’s website! This is such a great way to get your art work out there and a true testament to our world today. I love looking at imagery and I draw so much inspiration from just going through images, so a website like this is a gold mine! Even if you don’t have an iphone you should go to this website andĀ peruseĀ the beautiful artwork that is on it! A wide range of styles are available, and I promise that they have at least one wallpaper that will catch your eye! And if you are anything like me, it will be impossible to choose just one!

Here are some of my favorites that I have spotted so far on Poogla!

Travel by Frank Chimero

Octo Heart by Alex Eben Meyer

Le Quattro Stagioni by Yuko Michishita

Impossible 1 by HeyMercedes

Parallels by Lisel Jane Ashlock

Edinburgh Towers by Chetan Kumar | IdeasTap

Poolga 1 by Elena Boils