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German artist Tim Bengel has a unique method of creating art. Using various colours of sand, he applies each grain to a sticky canvas using a scalpel. At the end, the excess sand is removed revealing his incredible work. He creates portraits as well as intricate scenery. His largest work, the Palace of Versailles, took a painstaking 300 hours to complete.
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Ellen Lupton understands posters. Her book, How Posters Work features a collection of 150 posters that were showcased at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York. Instead of simply presenting the poster images in her book, Lupton has used her design skills to divide the posters into the design principals used by the creator. The book is likely to become as popular with graphic design students as her first book, Thinking with Type.
Typography expert Ilene Strizver says, "The best posters are designed to relay information in a manner that appeals to the intended audience in an eye-catching, engaging way." Her recent article explores the 14 design principles used in Lupton's book.
Here are some of the iconic poster samples featured in Lupton's book and Strizver's article:
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Before the days of Adobe Photoshop, skilled photographers and printers used techniques in the darkroom to enhance, subdue and alter areas of photos. Test prints would be marked up with edits to be made. Below are several examples of iconic images marked up to feature their full potential. http://petapixel.com/2013/09/12/marked-photographs-show-iconic-prints-edited-darkroom/
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