Babeth Lafon

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I’m feeling the work of Babeth Lafon in a major way this week. A lot of her work is for brands being as she got her start as a graphic designer/art director in France and Austria before relocating to Berlin. I have incredible amounts of respect for artists who bring their own style to big brand work and Babeth is a master. Some of her work is available for purchase in her shop.

 

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Nettie Wakefield

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Pencil might seem like the simplest medium to work with, but I’ve always found it far from that. Just because you can use an eraser doesn’t make it entirely forgiving. By now you should know of my obsession for any form of art dealing with hair, and I think that speaks to the difficulties I have in creating it myself. Nettie Wakefield has mastered the medium, and the hair, with aplomb.

 

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Nude Art Done Right

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Casey Keasler for Design*Sponge

Nude art, accepted and regaled as some of the most popular once upon a time, is often seen as taboo in today’s society. (Half naked people on TV? Okay. Tastefully painted expressionist female form? The horror.) I’m of the opinion that a good piece of naked art can be really amazing in nearly any room, and I’m finding proof that others agree. Take a peek at how nudes are being incorporated into everyday home decor, then scroll down to shop the look.

 

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Alice Gao

 

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Patrick Cline

 

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Lonny

 

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Max Snow

 

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Clockwise from top left: Vintage A. Moyer // André Lemos Pinto // Catalina Somolinos // Ewa Dabkiewicz

 

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Stanimir Stoykov

 

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Clockwise from top left: GalerieMiniMal // Geordanna Cordero-Fields // Vitali Komarov //
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Belinda Rodriguez

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Paper sculptures, hair art, and tattoos? Be still my heart! Belinda Rodriguez pulls out her skills as a freelance designer and illustrator to create these beauties created from layered paper and small hand-drawn embellishments.

 

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Owen Gent

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Bristol, England-based illustrator and designer Owen Gent creates some tragically dreamy stuff. You can easily see the overlap between his two creative worlds, especially in his particular logo design style. Pop over to his shop to make a piece your own!

 

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Black + White Art

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Pernille Folcarelli

There’s something simple yet striking about black and white art. Whatever form the subject matter takes – illustration, photograph, sculpture – the end result tends to be graphic and attention grabbing. Now that’s a theme I can back 100%.

 

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Clockwise: Deep Space by Samantha Hahn // Black Cat with White Whiskers by Corella Design //
Hexagon by Melinda Wood Designs // Diamonds and Monsters by The Adventures Of

 

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LOVE Set of 4 Typographic Posters by Black and White Posters

 

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Clockwise: New York Typographic Art Print by Yantree // Phases of the Moon by The Adventures Of //
It’s Good to Be Home by Spell and Tell // Crystal Palace No. 4 by Kristina Sostarko

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