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An Illustrated Cross Section of Hong Kong’s Infamous Kowloon Walled City

An Illustrated Cross Section of Hong Kong’s Infamous Kowloon Walled City illustration Hong Kong architecture

An Illustrated Cross Section of Hong Kong’s Infamous Kowloon Walled City illustration Hong Kong architecture

An Illustrated Cross Section of Hong Kong’s Infamous Kowloon Walled City illustration Hong Kong architecture

An Illustrated Cross Section of Hong Kong’s Infamous Kowloon Walled City illustration Hong Kong architecture
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The Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong was built gradually—building on top of building—over time. Without a single architect, the ungoverned and most densely populated district became a haven for drugs, crime and prostitution until it was demolished in 1993. Photo documentation of the site exists but for the most part much of the inner-workings of the city remained a mystery.

Perhaps due to its proximity, Japan, in particular, developed a keen interest towards Kowloon. Its demolition in 1993 was broadcast on national television. But watching the footage, what most spectators didn’t realize was that up until the night before demolition a team of Japanese researchers were taking precise measurements and documenting the vacated city. Their findings were compiled into a book that, among other things, featured this panoramic cross section of the city depicting what life was like inside. You can read more about the book on Spoon & Tamago, and if you look hard enough, a few rare copies of it are available online. (via deconcrete)

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Two Stunning Trailers for ‘Tant de Forets,’ an New Animated Short by Burcu Sakur and Geoffrey Godet

Two Stunning Trailers for Tant de Forets, an New Animated Short by Burcu Sakur and Geoffrey Godet  nature illustration animation

Two Stunning Trailers for Tant de Forets, an New Animated Short by Burcu Sakur and Geoffrey Godet  nature illustration animation

Tant de Forets is an animated short by french illustrators and animators, Burcu Sakur and Geoffrey Godet that was released on French TV earlier this year. According the the animators, the piece is based on a poem by Jacques Prévert by the same name that “speaks of the irony of the fact that newspapers warn us about deforestation although they are made of paper themselves.” The film’s illustrative style seen in the two trailers here is unlike anything I’ve seen before, with beautiful use of color, depth, and geometry that’s somewhat reminiscent of Charley Harper in parts but with a bit more depth. If you like this, here’s an entirely different experimental piece the duo created “just for fun.”

(via Stellar)

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Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell

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Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell illustration gifs animation

Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell illustration gifs animation

Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell illustration gifs animation

Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell illustration gifs animation

Nashville-based artist and illustrator Drew Tyndell creates these looping animations which he paints frame by frame in Photoshop. He was first inspired by a Stan Brakhage piece he encountered at an animation exhibition at the Frist Museum in Nashville. After creating a 64-frame animation of a cube by hand-painting each slide, he then decided to go digital, exploring forms and shapes found in some of his own geometric paintings on wood. To see more of his animation work check out his Loops gallery. (via The Fox is Black)

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Mattias Adolfsson’s Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Exploring sketches and artworks by freelance illustrator Mattias Adolfsson (previously here and here) is an exercise in discoverey with a twist of insanity. The pieces are almost impossible to take in all at once, and represent a collection of bizarre stories, exaggerated characters, and manical devices, all byproducts of Adolfsson’s uniquely dense imagination. Collected here are some posters and sketchbook spreaders from the last year or so, but you can see plenty more in his Flickr stream and in this 2013 interview with Nonsense Society. He also has prints and other items available in his Etsy shop.

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David Zinn’s Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

Since 2001, artist and illustrator David Zinn has stalked the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, creating temporary illustrations with chalk and charcoal. Zinn improvises each piece on the spot and makes use of found objects, street fixtures, and stairsteps to create trompe l’oeil illusions. These are some of our favorite pieces from the last few months, but you can see plenty more on Facebook and in his 2013 book Lost & Unfounded: Street Art by David Zinn. All photos courtesy the artist. (via Street Art Utopia)

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

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Hand Embroidered Eye Illustrations by Sam P. Gibson

Hand Embroidered Eye Illustrations by Sam P. Gibson illustration eyes embroidery

Hand Embroidered Eye Illustrations by Sam P. Gibson illustration eyes embroidery

Hand Embroidered Eye Illustrations by Sam P. Gibson illustration eyes embroidery

Hand Embroidered Eye Illustrations by Sam P. Gibson illustration eyes embroidery

Hand Embroidered Eye Illustrations by Sam P. Gibson illustration eyes embroidery

Hand Embroidered Eye Illustrations by Sam P. Gibson illustration eyes embroidery

Hand Embroidered Eye Illustrations by Sam P. Gibson illustration eyes embroidery

Embroidery artist and jeweler Sam P. Gibson creates a wide variety of hand-stitched illustrations from brains and skulls to lips and typography. Her most detailed works are these awesome stitched eyes, many more of which you can see over in this Flickr collection and in her online shop. (via Ghoul Next Door)

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Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams paper illustration collage

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams paper illustration collage

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams paper illustration collage

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams paper illustration collage

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams paper illustration collage

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams paper illustration collage

Artist and illustrator Morgana Wallace creates mixed media compositions that reference various aspects of mythology and realms of fantasy. The artworks are made from layers of cut paper with additional details added in watercolor and gauche. You can see much more on her website and over at Madrona Gallery. (via So Super Awesome, Trend Hunter)

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