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Here Be Monsters

I noticed this wonderful Icelandic project of illustrated type inspired by medieval maps featuring fantastical sea creatures. 

Design by Reykjavík based Stella Björg, these decorated capitals remind me of the Victorian illustrations I’ve written about recently. I love that several of the creatures appear to be based on specific Icelandic mythical beasts, as named at the bottom of the print. I also really like the print colours and flecked paper that gives the final work its antique look.

My “Here Be Monsters” illustrated letters started from the simple idea of writing “MONSTER” but having finished it just didn’t seem like there was much left to complete the alphabet. I was in no hurry to complete it, so very slowly monstrous letters got added and finally there appeared a complete alphabet. - Stella Björg

(Source: behance.net, via monstereatsdesign)

icancauseaconstellation:

Christo and Jeanne-Claude, projects not realised. 

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othmeralia:

On this day in 1869 Dmitrii Mendeleev sketched his first draft of the periodic table.  While Mendeleev’s version remains the most common, alternative arrangements include circular, cylindrical, pyramidal, spiral, and triangular layouts.  Indeed, Edward Mazurs chronicled over 140 types in his seminal work, Graphic Representations of the Periodic System over 100 Years! Which one gets your vote?

(via monstereatsdesign)

design-is-fine:

Paul Klee, Flower myth, 1918. Oil on canvas. Collection Dr. Bernhard Sprengel. Via WikiPaintings.

design-is-fine:

Paul Klee, Flower myth, 1918. Oil on canvas. Collection Dr. Bernhard Sprengel. Via WikiPaintings.

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huldrapress:

Chinese woodblock map of the world by Lü Weifan, 1722

huldrapress:

Chinese woodblock map of the world by Lü Weifan, 1722

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Color Panels For A Large Wall - Ellsworth Kelly, 1978. Located in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

Color Panels For A Large Wall - Ellsworth Kelly, 1978. Located in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

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brain-food:

Luigi Prina, 83 years old, has been an architect for more than 50 years. He has been interested in aircraft modelling since a very young age. via National Traveller

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wherearchitectureisfun:

Sammy Slabbinck

WAÏF: Where architecture ïs a collage

(Source: kerensunna, via wherearchitectureisfun)

typeworship:

Here Be Monsters

I noticed this wonderful Icelandic project of illustrated type inspired by medieval maps featuring fantastical sea creatures. 

Design by Reykjavík based Stella Björg, these decorated capitals remind me of the Victorian illustrations I’ve written about recently. I love that several of the creatures appear to be based on specific Icelandic mythical beasts, as named at the bottom of the print. I also really like the print colours and flecked paper that gives the final work its antique look.

My “Here Be Monsters” illustrated letters started from the simple idea of writing “MONSTER” but having finished it just didn’t seem like there was much left to complete the alphabet. I was in no hurry to complete it, so very slowly monstrous letters got added and finally there appeared a complete alphabet. - Stella Björg

(Source: behance.net, via monstereatsdesign)

icancauseaconstellation:

Christo and Jeanne-Claude, projects not realised. 

(Source: inspirationsandruminations)

othmeralia:

On this day in 1869 Dmitrii Mendeleev sketched his first draft of the periodic table.  While Mendeleev’s version remains the most common, alternative arrangements include circular, cylindrical, pyramidal, spiral, and triangular layouts.  Indeed, Edward Mazurs chronicled over 140 types in his seminal work, Graphic Representations of the Periodic System over 100 Years! Which one gets your vote?

(via monstereatsdesign)

design-is-fine:

Paul Klee, Flower myth, 1918. Oil on canvas. Collection Dr. Bernhard Sprengel. Via WikiPaintings.

design-is-fine:

Paul Klee, Flower myth, 1918. Oil on canvas. Collection Dr. Bernhard Sprengel. Via WikiPaintings.

(via ginandbird)

huldrapress:

Chinese woodblock map of the world by Lü Weifan, 1722

huldrapress:

Chinese woodblock map of the world by Lü Weifan, 1722

(via fuckyeahcartography)


Color Panels For A Large Wall - Ellsworth Kelly, 1978. Located in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

Color Panels For A Large Wall - Ellsworth Kelly, 1978. Located in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

(via texturas)

brain-food:

Luigi Prina, 83 years old, has been an architect for more than 50 years. He has been interested in aircraft modelling since a very young age. via National Traveller

(via thinknorth)

wherearchitectureisfun:

Sammy Slabbinck

WAÏF: Where architecture ïs a collage

(Source: kerensunna, via wherearchitectureisfun)

(Source: explore-blog, via boykissgirl)

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