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VectorVice – Affordable Alternatives to Vector Stock Websites

Great looking and highly detailed graphic vector files do not have to cost you an arm and a leg. Here at Pondly, we recently discovered VectorVice, a small business with great enthusiasm for graphic design. Vector Vice was started by a group of designers who had to deal with stock vectors, and did not like […]

What’s in a Bag – Fashionable Designs by Stella Derkzen

Netherlands-based designer Stella Derkzen presents a new way of carrying your belongings through her collection of bag designs called “By Mean of Content.” The bags show their personality by showing or giving a hint what’s inside the bag. Through the use of translucent materials, the bags are able to stretch and take the shape of […]

Layered – Earth Friendly Sculptures by Haroshi

Pin It Haroshi is a self taught sculptor and skateboarder currently based in Japan. One of his more recent series combine both of his passions: skateboards and sculptures.The unusual appearance of his sculptures are because of the composition of skateboards he uses. The layers of wood create a colorfully variegated design. Most of the skateboards […]

Ordinary, Everyday Awesomeness – Photographs by Brock Davis

Pin It Brock Davis is an art director, illustrator, graphic designer, and photographer. He has numerous accolades and awards under his belt and his list of clients include big industry names such as Porsche, Harley-Davidson, Esquire, and the New York Times. In this series, he showcases the artistic potential of ordinary, everyday objects. No fancy […]

Circles – Environmental Sculptures and Photographs by Martin Hill

Pin It Martin Hill is an environmental artist with a passion for photography. He became involved with the problem of sustainability in the early 90s. His specific concern centers on the unsustainable design of consumer products. Martin’s award-winning work has been featured in galleries across the world. He said: “By creating and publishing environmental art […]

Sweet Selections – Illustrations by Georgi Dimitrov

Pin It These toothsome illustrations are just some of the works of Bulgarian illustrator Georgi Dimitrov. It seems to me that these high-calorie snacks were deconstructed into their basic elements with rather drippy results. Oddly enough, the cartoonish aspect of the drawings gives the viewer a new perspective on these so-called ‘junk’ food. Georgi is […]

Rebranded by Ilya Kalimulin

Pin It Ilya Kalimuli is a Moscow-based designer who decided to redesign a couple of famous brands. His work is clever, funny, and practically oozing with creativity. A McDonald’s laptop, M&M bullets, Adobe beauty products, Dropbox specimen cups, Heinz blood products (still in 57 varieties), Tic Tac time bombs, a holey Crocs umbrella, and my […]

The Rider on the Pale Horse – Photography by Patrick Gries

Pin It “Evolution” is an extraordinary series of photographs by Patrick Gries. It was created in collaboration with the National Museum of Natural History. It’s a collection of over three hundred black and white photos of fully articulated skeletons. The stark images are made more striking by their life-like poses. The animals are posed as […]

I See You – Insect Macrophotography by Alexandr Svetlovskiy

Pin It Alexander’s last name has two spelling alternatives. One is Svetlovsky, while the other is Svetlovskiy. Given his name, it’s not altogether surpising to find out that he’s from Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine. He’s a prolific photographer whose expertise is not limited to insect macrophotography. He also has extensive portfolios featuring jewelry, food, and interior design. […]

A Glimpse of Plot – Douglas Smith

Pin It Douglas Smith is a true blue New Yorker who earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. His freelance career blossomed in Boston where he worked for local magazines such as New England Monthly, Boston Magazine, and Boston Globe. Smith’s style is reminiscent of the illustrated […]

Awesome Hand Drawn Designs by Si Scott

Pin It Si Scott is a talented artist who creates unique, hand-drawn designs. A lot of his work is in minimalistic black and white which only serves to heighten the flowing lines and calculated precision of his work. His studio, Si Scott Studio, has a solid reputaion for creating one-of-a-kind concepts and imagery. Because of […]

A Buffet of Bathers – Wacky Illustrations by Denis Zilber

Pin It With both of his parents professional artists, it’s no wonder Denis Zilber turned out to be one too. He was born in the former Soviet Union and moved to Israel when he was fifteen years old. One of the more amazing thing about Denis (apart from the fact that he makes great digital […]

Creeped Out – A Haunted House Installation by Torafu Architects

Pin It The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo recently commissioned Torafu Architects to design a ‘Haunted House’. There was also a special interactive exhibit for children where they can scare and get scared. The artists at Torafu Architects contsructed a seemingly ordinary art gallery corridor. It had the usual paintings on the walls and […]

Scientific Names – Typography by Kapil Bhagat

Pin It Kapil Bhagat is an India-based graphic designer who designed a series of clever typographic posters for Science Day. The minimalistic posters features the names of famous scientists written in such a way that shows their respective achievement or theory. Newton’s name dropped the red apple-like O; Rontgen’s name is a bright white against […]

Of Men and Mustaches – A Photographic Series by Joseph OLeary

Pin It Joseph OLeary was born and raised in a small, blue-collar town in Wisconsin. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He currently lives and works on his farm outside of Minneapolis. He started his series on bearded men with an unfavorable […]

Living Canvas – Tattoos by Den Yakovlev

Pin It Human skin is a difficult medium as it tends to stretch and sag over time. Tattoo artists have come a long way since the art started several thousand years ago. These days, tattoos are colored, shaded, and some are even life-like. TAttoo artist Den Yakovlevhas been making waves in his native Russia with […]

Mengy Madness – Knitted Critters by Cristy

Pin It Cristy describes herself as a graphic designer by day who works to save the world from bad design, and a happy hooker by night who stitches to bring cuteness to the world. Her obsession with knitting started in her last year of design school. She decided to take up knitting before her head […]

Everybody Loves A Lover – Paintings by David Renshaw

Pin It David Renshaw is a British artist who love to paint with vibrant acrylics. As a child, his father taught him some of the basics of drawing and from then on, he dreamed of one day becoming an artist. He studied graphic design and worked his way up from being a picture framer in […]

20th Century Starks – Graphic Design and Illustrations by Mike Wrobel

Pin It Mike Wrobel is a French graphic designer based in Japan. He blames X-Files, Street Fighter,and horror movie magazines for his vivid imagination. According to him, he isn’t really interested in obvious and common designs. Mike’s goal is “to come up with something unique, strong, and smart to make you and your business stand […]

Awesome 3D Digital Paintings by Cynthia Decker

Pin It Cynthia Decker began drawing on a computer when she was just 13 years old. She studied drawing and design all throughout high school. When the technology became available to her, she started digital painting while continuing to work on more traditional media like acrylics, oils, and pastels. In 1998, Cynthia began using 3D […]

Less is More – Industrial Design by Daniel Emma

Pin It Daniel Emma is an art studio specializing in industrial design. Founded by Daniel To and Emma Aiston in 2008, Daniel Emma has a very minimalistic approach to the design of a large variety of objects, ranging from desk items to installations. According to them: “Our studio works on a large variety of projects, […]

Foam Critters – Latte Art by Kazuki Yamamoto

Pin It Kazuki Yamamoto is a 26-year-old Japanese barista who has taken the art of latte foam design into the next level. Gone are the days when customers are happy with a simple, flat design on their morning latte. Kazuki’s designs are not only well-detailed, they’re also in 3D. Some of the critters even spill […]

A Surprise With Every Meal – Artwork by David Laferriere

Pin It David LaFerriere is a graphic designer and a Dad. For years now, he has been sending his kids off to school with a bit of lunch and a piece of art. He draws a fun, and sometimes food-related design on their sandwich bag everyday. To date, he has drawn well over a thousand […]

Other Worlds – Illustrations by Antonio Caparo

Pin It Antonio Caparo is a comic artist and graphic designer currently based in Canada. His work is an eclectic mixture of steampunk, calligraphy, and comic illustrations. Antonio’s work has been widely published in magazines, books for young readers, and children’s books. He has also dabbled a bit in animation and advertising. The early part […]