Malaysian illustrator Vince Low creates portraits of famous movie stars and musicians from tiny, energetic scribbles.
'Never Built Los Angeles' explores the ‘what if’ Los Angeles, investigating the values and untapped potential of a city still in search of itself. A treasure trove of buildings, master plans, parks, follies and mass-transit proposals that only saw the drawing board, the book asks: why is Los Angeles a mecca for great architects, yet so lacking in urban innovation? Featured are more than 100 visionary works that could have transformed both the physical reality and the collective perception of the metropolis, from Olmsted Brothers and Bartholomew’s groundbreaking 1930 Plan for the Los Angeles Region, which would have increased the amount of green space in the notoriously park-poor city fivefold; to John Lautner’s Alto Capistrano, a series of spaceship-like apartments hovering above a mixed-use development; to Jean Nouvel’s 2008 Green Blade, a condominium tower clad entirely in cascading plants. Through text and more than 400 color and black-and-white illustrations drawn from archives around the U.S., authors Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin explore the visceral (and sometimes misleading) power of architectural ideas conveyed through sketches, renderings, blueprints, models and the now waning art of hand drawing. Many of these schemes—promoting a denser, more vibrant city—are still relevant today and could inspire future designs. ‘Never Built Los Angeles’ will set the stage for a renewed interest in visionary projects in this, one of the world’s great cities.
Photographer Tim Carter captured these adorable images of this Red Fox playing, stretching and sleeping in the snow.
Hand done typography
New York based freelance art director Raul Alejandro creates beautiful hand done typography, Check out the rest of his work on his website here.
“ I will wade out till my thighs are steeped in burning flowers. I will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air, alive, with closed eyes. ”
E.E. Cummings (via lucasta)
Our very own Allison Santos, a.k.a RAE is a semi-finalist for the Mr. Hyphen contest!
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Dearest TWSS family,
It’s true. I’m a Mr. Hyphen 2014 Semifinalist!!!
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[That’s What She Said webseries] .
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