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So simple, so pretty, and so… sad? I’m not sure what it is about this project, but it makes me feel a bit blue… and not just because of the gorgeous colors palettes that effortlessly tell the story of passing time. These are just a few of the stills from Maria’s animated film titled “LANDSCHAFT MIT HAUS”, and this is part of her artist statement:

…Melancholic contemplation during a journey is evoked by landscapes drifting past the window, where details merge into stripes and colours. The scenery floats past in front of our eyes, changing our mood or remaining as a background for thought, leaving perhaps just an implicit impression in the memory. Our eyes glimpse a house standing lonely amongst the fields. Is it one house, or different houses in different places that appear to be so similar? Is the house the destination of our journey? The place we long to reach? The future we dream of – or the past we wish to regain? However the composition always remains the same. How then to make the right choice? Is choice important and is it necessary at all?

A-ha! “Melancholic” is the first word in the description… she was trying to make me sad! The sweet, quiet music might be contributing too. Have a look:


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Architecture silver screen, illustrations made by Federico Babina

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Barcelona-based illustrator and architect Federico Babina has a passion for combining his dual professions. In his latest series, Archicine, he’s been recreating famous buildings from cinematic history. From the apartment block in Hitchcock’s Rear Window, to the purely digital house in The Incredibles, each is illustrated as a flat elevation against a solid field of color. Depending on which print you’re looking at, his minimalist homage to the silver screen is both aesthetically pleasing and funny.

Like I said, Babina enjoys combining his artistic side with his passion for architecture. His previous series, Archipixel, received considerable attention around the net with its 8-bit depiction of world famous architects and their work.

This is just 11 of the 17 posters in this series. You can check out the other 6 and see what’s for sale in his shop at federicobabina.com.

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ALANA DEE HAYNES

Drawing has always been a meditation for Alana Dee Haynes. Seeing patterns and faces everywhere and illustrating them onto photographs allows her to share her experience with the world. At first glance her mixed-media work seems like blithe doodles on photographs from magazines. As soon as you take a closer look, you realize how strong the harmonious and powerful connection, between the original image and her hand-added elements actually is. Experimenting with her own style over years, she says her work is a combination of different things, a very personal experience. ‘I have been watching my lines divide and concur like fungi, and my interpretation as an outsider to a photograph. Everyone has their own take on life, and my work is mine.’

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