Its like those animated maps showing the rise and fall of empires. A swarm of Jennifers consume the country, only for their star to fall and that of Jessica to rise. Jessicas rule the land until the forces of Emily rise up and overthrow them. Look upon my works, ye mighty, and become Sophia.
With data from the Social Security Administration, Reuben Fischer-Baum of Jezebel created maps showing, state by state and year by year, the most popular baby names for girls from 1960 to last year. So far, none have been bizarre, invented spellings, for which I and the English language thank you.
Cris Vector is one of our favourite vector illustrators. He has established a reputation for creating stunning images one anchor point at a time.
Here is an excellent example of his talent. This piece is called Flamenco:
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada –
Wayne Forest is nothing short of a vector art master. His gradient mesh portraits are astounding.
This is a portrait of the one and only Halle Berry. It’s not an easy task to create a portrait of such a well known beauty, but Wayne has just nailed it.
Here are a few words from the artist:
“I reside in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, the hidden Jem well now that I have said it publicly, no I wasnt born here? Having lived in BC, AB, Man, Ont and NB, Nova Scotia is by far the place to be. What was the worst of the lot, well thats easy, Alberta, Im not in to dictators. However the annual bribes were nice nothing like getting ones own money back to subsides the corporations, what ever. Just one more note I have been in every part of Canada for the exception of Newfoundland, and that will change soon I hope. World traveling, I have been to most of Europe, South East Asia, Middle East, Africa and of course North America. Yep Albertas still on the bottom of the list:)
As for my interest in CG that goes quite a ways back but having no knowledge of what was possible or with what to use didn’t help. Having just finished up 21 years in the Canadian Military I am now moving towards learning everything possible in regards to CG. Adobe has really peaked my interest there for I was fortunate enough to get formal training in some of the products. Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere and played with Indesign. However Quark covered that area nicely and I continue to maintain productive in it. Having taken training with Swift3D I have decided to go the next level and am presently doing a year long course within 3DS Max. It definitely has proven to be a great challenge having never worked with anything like it.”
And just in case you still think that this is a photo:
These four striking portraits of women are composed entirely of type from particular fonts.
The Baskerville model, drawn from a font designed in 1757, is the boldest and proudest of the four.
“No letterform has been skewed, stretched, flipped or any other bastardizing technique,” says Matt Sutter, the American artist behind the portraits.
“So the letters are pure as the driven snow.”
Mr Sutter, from Philadelphia, is selling prints of the images from his website.
*Source: Telegraph via: Nolan Interactive
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Star Wars in Typography
Pulp Fiction in Typography
This is an untitled piece done by an artist named Yardyseven. Although he considers himself a hobbyist and not necessarily an expert, we tend to see much more potential. This illustration was “inspired by life and music” and has some real terrific qualities.