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Beautiful love story of chewing gum liners

Beautiful love story of chewing gum liners 'Love is...

Kim and Roberto, real prototypes of iconic characters. Beautiful love story of chewing gum liners ‘Love is…

Beautiful love story of chewing gum liners
The sweet romantic series “Love is …” has become the most popular in the post-Soviet space and the former republics of the USSR. The liners of this Turkish chewing gum were collectible and exchanged. Fortunately, I also have such a romantic collection. But I couldn’t even guess about a beautiful love story behind these bright images. It turns out that behind the images of a romantic couple of lovers were real prototypes. Actually, it was a story about love conquering death.

The author of these images was a cartoonist from New Zealand Kim Grove Casali. Aged 19, she began traveling around the world, and after 6 years she settled in California. There she met her future Italian husband Roberto Casali. It was he who inspired her to create two funny characters – a couple of lovers, the prototypes of which were they themselves.

Kim began to draw various episodes from the life of a married couple on napkins, signing above: “Love is …”, and ending the phrase below with text that matches the picture. According to the artist, it was like keeping a personal diary, which describes how her feelings developed.
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Collage illustrations by Berto Martinez

Collage illustrations by Berto Martinez

Beautiful inspired by Paris fashion collage illustrations by Berto Martinez

Collage illustrations by Berto Martinez
Fashion illustrator Berto Martinez

Berto Martinez is an artist from Spain who graduated from the School of Applied Arts “Llotja”. Berto began his career as an illustrator in 1999. The artist illustrates cinema, fashion industry, sports and many other industries. But the most popular were his sketches of the fashion world. Berto Martinez’s illustrations are published in the glossy magazines Casa Woman, GQ, Woman, Punto, El Pais, Casa Nueva, CNR, Custo Barcelona, ​​Vanidad.

Often the center of attention in Berto’s works is an interesting composition, the artist collects original “collages” of several characters.
Most often, Berto works with watercolors and graphic editors. Currently, he is engaged not only in illustration, but also in interior design.

“I wanted to be an illustrator since I was a kid. Drawings in books and comics were my favorite toys then. When I saw a poster by artist Drew Struzan in the 80s, I thought, “This is what I want to do.”

“When I studied art, I realized that illustrations are a very interesting communication tool, especially if you work in the media, you can get quite a large audience.”
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Photography art by Jan von Holleben

Dreams of Flying. Photography art by Jan von Holleben

Creative photo project “Dreams of Flying”. Photography art by Jan von Holleben

Photography art by Jan von Holleben
Based on his earlier series of photography titled “Dreams of Flying”, creative German photographer Jan von Holleben recently has presented the set of beautiful images. In fact, they were an addition to his series Dreams of Flying Revisited. In particular, he created the photographs of a young beautiful woman and her quirky bed of dreams for German newspaper ZEIT. According to the artist, he aimed “to create visual art work for a feature on dreams and what they mean to us”. Holleben amazingly transformed blankets and other everyday bedroom-type objects into imaginary but fun dream scenes.
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Vintage futurism of retro inspired ads

Vintage futurism of retro inspired ads. Facebook - striking, miraculous social team-up

Facebook – striking, miraculous social team-up. Vintage futurism of retro inspired ads

Vintage futurism of retro inspired ads
Sao Paulo ad agency Moma Propaganda has created some hilarious vintage 1960s-style ads for Facebook, YouTube, Skype, and Playstation.

Well, just imagine how these net sites would look in the past. Outdated and aged images still inspire advertising campaigns today. Undoubtedly, the charm of passed era will never end. Its style, design and typography will always belong to the future. Meanwhile, Vintage powerfully conquers the fashion world. These wrapping and presenting current products and brands in ‘vintage’ style appear as Vintage futurism. And the creative connection between past and future will always attract us. According to Leo Burnett (October 21, 1891 – June 7, 1971), advertising executive and one of the most ‘creative’ men in the advertising business, ads should be simple. “Make it simple, memorable, and inviting to look at. And make it fun to read.” This is also true about retro inspired ads – simple, memorable, and fun to look at”.
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Metro stations hidden architecture

Warsaw Metro stations hidden architecture

Warsaw underground. Metro stations hidden architecture

Metro stations hidden architecture
All the great cities of the world have their metropolitan net. At the most part of the cases, they are only functional infra-structures with thousands daily passersby. In other cases, like Moscow, lines and tunnels link stations with grandiose and retro architecture, where the passengers feel like guests of a solemnity. Through all over the world, we can find beautiful metropolitan stations, ancient or modern ones. It’s a pity that, at the daily rushing around, we have no time to take a long lasting kind of look…
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Live photographs by Arthur Mole

209th engineers camp Sheridan, 1919. Live photographs by Arthur Mole

209th engineers camp Sheridan, 1919. Group photography by American commercial photographer. Live photographs by Arthur Mole

Live photographs by Arthur Mole
British-born American commercial photographer Arthur Samuel Mole (January 7, 1889, – 14 August 1983) became known for the series of his human photo compositions made during World War I. In particular, Woodrow Wilson, the Liberty Bell, Statue of Liberty, an American eagle, an emblem of the YMCA, and the Allied flag. Some massive compositions required the placement of to 30,000 people – soldiers, members of the military. John D. Thomas was his partner in this endeavor.

Noteworthy, Arthur Mole is a pioneer in the field of performed group photography. Executing photographs using such large numbers, and relying on lines of perspective stretching out more than a hundred meters, required a week of preparation. In addition, hours to actually position the formations. Mole would stand on his viewing tower and shout into a megaphone or use a long pole with a white flag to arrange the tens of thousands of soldiers into position.
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Georges Melies the First Cinemagician

Georges Melies the First Cinemagician

Talented French film-maker Georges Melies the First Cinemagician

Georges Melies the First Cinemagician
French filmmaker Georges Melies was born on December 8, 1861. He was famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest cinema. Very innovative in the use of special effects, he accidentally discovered the stop trick, or substitution, in 1896. Besides, was one of the first filmmakers to use multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted color in his films. Because of his ability to seemingly manipulate and transform reality through cinematography, Georges Melies – often referred to as the First “Cinemagician”.
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