Janice Sung is a talented illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. Continue reading »
Fun fact: “The latest projection is that French will be spoken by 750 million people by 2050. One study “even suggests that by that time, French could be the most-spoken language in the world, ahead of English and even Mandarin.” Continue reading »
The English language is full of slang all about the world of money. Whether we’re using a credit card and putting something ‘on plastic’ or complaining that a new TV will cost you ‘an arm and a leg’, we love getting creative when we’re talking about cash.
Of course, if taken literally, any slang can be confusing for tourists and international students trying to work their way around the local lingo. So, for a bit of fun, we decided to see what slang is used around the world to refer to the coins, notes, and money different countries use.
giffraff teamed up with the award-winning British illustrator, Paul Blow, to create some funny illustrations that show how it literally looks to non-native speakers!
In Germany, you may hear the word “mücken” (mosquitoes) when it comes to talking about cash, though they may also say “kohle” (coal) or “schotter” (gravel). Continue reading »
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first American publication of George Orwell’s masterpiece, which by that point had sold millions of copies around the world in more than seventy languages, British cartoonist Ralph Steadman illustrated a special edition titled ‘Animal Farm: A Fairy Story’, featuring 100 of his unmistakable full-color and halftone illustrations. Continue reading »
Author and illustrator Mike Lowery, who was previously featured here, is back with more fun, random facts. Illustrated in his sketchbook, he draws out a random fun fact that he recently discovered, and shares it with his followers on Instagram. Continue reading »
Illustrating 50 historical dates with typography, an excellent project created by designers Levan Patsinashvili and David Babiashvili, who portray the numbers in a creative way, reflecting the events of each date. From the sinking of the Titanic to the Boston Tea Party, through the birth of Microsoft or the assassination of Kennedy, a clever and nice way to learn history! Continue reading »
As mentioned on Bored Panda, life can get real tough when a Youtube “smokey eyes” make-up tutorial turns you into a raccoon instead of a dazzling beauty. Or when you wake up in the morning looking like Chewbacca. At least we can laugh about it together with Cassandra Calin, a Romanian artist, whose amusing illustrations about women’s everyday problems get straight to the point.
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“Reality is a projection of your thoughts or the things you habitually think about. Your entire life and everything in it is a result of your belief system coupled with your thoughts. The feelings and emotions you have cement this in your mind, and the illusion of all of this combined is what you see as your reality on a moment-to-moment and day-to-day basis.” – Stephen Richards, Your Wishes Fulfilled: Volume 1: Theory. Continue reading »
According to Linvistov, a group for learning English via Skype: “Cats are amazing creatures that can both brighten your life and turn it into a complete hell. The way they treat you like you’re nothing is so annoying but you can’t help loving them! Because they are cats and they’re fluffy and cute and – most importantly – when they purr, the world stops!” Continue reading »
The work of London-baased artist duo Jade Tomlinson and Kev James of Expanded Eye spans paintings, installations, street art, sculptures and most importantly tattoos that blend line work, typography, and geometry. The pair approaches each tattoo as a piece of art, firmly establishing a narrative and purpose behind each design before making a commitment. Continue reading »
You don’t have to be stick thin to land a Sports Illustrated cover as these plus-size models show.
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