i was recently bought two books for my birthday, one that i had seen and expressed an interest in and one that i hadn’t even heard of, these books where by a graphic designer by the name of noma bar, now i had only seen very brief section of one of the books and didn’t really know what to expect, what i got was like someone turning on a light and punching me in the face, the two books where “negative space” and “guess who”, both of these books are just incredible.
chris madden is from salford, a self proclaimed lover of tea, hater of mushrooms and all round muppet enthusiast. and as you will soon see a brilliant illustrator. happily drawing pictures for a living, he’s churning out some awesome work and has been featured in some big publications, such as the times educational supplement, wired, aat magazine, the guardian and the mail on sunday, to name but a few.
|murder // the times eureka // 2010|
|the times educational supplement|
its nice to see in this time of disappointment and redundancy that someone is starting to get the recognition they deserve. his website is full of brilliant pieces of work, and definitely worth a visit.
to stop me from just copying his entire site onto here, you should head over there now and check it out, also make sure you click on the sketchbook section for a refreshing look at the work behind the scenes
and on that note i’ll leave you with a couple of my favourites from the site
follow him on tumblr here
and finally on facebook here
ever wondered what to do with the empty cardboard tube of a toilet roll? chances are if you older then 10 you usually throw them away or put the in a hamster cage, either way not making full use of what could be. french artist anastassia elias pondered over that very same predicament and come up with a brilliant solution. take a look at these little beauties
the title of this particular project is paper cuts, which leads me to believe that she slices the tube open, as you can see above and then cuts the fine detail out of either the same tube and folds them up or a different tube and sticks them in, which ever way its done it impressive as hell, i cant see a cut mark or a glue mark anywhere, good work anastassia.
i don’t want to include them all here as that would give you an excuse not to go the anastassia’s site which can be found here, so make sure you toddle over there and take a look, she has plenty of other good stuff over there too. her site is in french but google translate should be able to help you out with that, enjoy. oh here’s one more to wet your appetite further. brilliant