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The Little Known Bird Painter of Chickadee Valley

Recently I was introduced to the work of Rex Brasher (1869-1960), the little known bird painter, who as a boy vowed to paint every bird in North America. Brasher worked from life and painted birds in their natural habitats. Without any formal art training, Rex painted 3,000 individual birds which included males, females, and juveniles.… Read More

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Everyone’s a Critic

Yelp reviewers are notoriously harsh in their reviews of anything, any service, or any place. The service industry is terrified of receiving a bad review posted on Yelp which could drive their business into the ground. Surely no one would expect Yelp reviewers to verbally trash our national parks. Well, they did and illustrator/designer Amber… Read More

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Comic Relief: Part 2

A few months ago, I posted the first in a series of funny artist roundups. As I gather artists for Part 2, it does seem that the collective weight on our shoulders is slowly lifting. At this point, a majority of my friends and family have either signed up for or have received their first… Read More

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2021 Beer Packaging Trends

As an avid beer drinker and artist, I’m not ashamed to admit that on more than one occasion I have made my brew selections solely based on the label art. In general, liquor and beer label designs are afforded a creative license that not many other products enjoy. They can be artsy and edgy, or… Read More

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Comic Relief: Part 1

As we round the corner towards one full year in quarantine (!), having grappled with the emotions and stresses of the unknown and the difficult, one thing is for sure: It helps to laugh. And so in this spirit, I’ve collected four of my favorite funny artists/comics to share with you—with a few sample artworks… Read More

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Making the Globe

Bellerby & Co. Globemakers are based in London, England. Peter Bellerby started the roots of his company because of a quest he was on to find the perfect gift for his Father’s 80th birthday. In his search, he found nothing that was suitable to his liking or his dad’s, so he set out to make… Read More

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Give a Little Love

John Lewis & Partners is a brand of high-end department stores operating throughout Great Britain. Each holiday season since 2007, folks in the UK have eagerly anticipated the store’s Christmas “advert” for the year. For many, it signals the start of the holiday shopping season and the build-up to Christmas. London-based agency Adam & Eve/DDB… Read More

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Going Beyond Reality with Animated Music Videos

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the US in March, animated music videos have appeared everywhere. Animation in music isn’t a new concept, but the pandemic has given it new relevance. It provides a solution to the rising costs and COVID-related limitations that crews shooting live-action would encounter. And creatively, animation offers freedom… Read More

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Taylor Design’s Stay-in Infographics

The pandemic and stay-home orders presented lots of new challenges to everyone—emotionally, socially, and logistically. Talking to my friends and family online, I was impressed how everyone was adapting to the new world in their own ways. I asked my colleagues at Taylor Design what they were doing with their newfound time and how they… Read More