Famous Quotes Illustrated with Minimalist Designs

Using nuggets of wisdom from famous figures like Rumi, Oscar Wilde, and Albert Einstein, Toronto-based web and graphic designer Ryan McArthur turns inspirational quotes into beautiful, minimalist designs that illustrate the quotation’s meaning. The striking, mostly monochromatic designs are elegant in their simplicity, but still manage to effectively convey deep messages and philosophies in creative ways.

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All Subways Lead to Rome

After much research, University of Chicago sophomore Sasha Trubetskoy has completed a subway-style map of the road system of the Roman Empire. From about 300 BC, the Romans built or improved over 250,000 miles of roads (50,000 miles were stone paved) that extended into the farthest reaches of the Empire: from Spain to modern-day Iraq to Britain to northern Africa.

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US Banknote Designs, by Dowling Duncan

With their vertical format bills, Dowling Duncan have reignited interest in The Dollar Redesign Project. The following description is from Dowling Duncan:  Read more

Hearts of Brooklyn Wine Labels

Hearts of Brooklyn

Red White and Bubbly’s Adam Goldstein hired ERA404 to design the labels for three new wines: The Hearts of Brooklyn Series. ERA404 previously designed the packaging for Brooklyn Wine Company’s Feliz Label Collection and Sparkling White, Altamira’s Sangiovese, and for Pangea’s Sparkling Natural Spring Water.

Illustration for the new pieces was provided by Ryan Seslow. The designs have been applied to packaging, posters, and billboards around Brooklyn.

Horrorgami

If you thought the only thing scary about paper was the occasional paper cut, think again. Paper Dandy’s Horrorgami brings the screams with 20 spooky kirigami (cut-and-fold) designs. Each project comes with a precise template and clear instructions with plenty of photos of the entire process and all the ghoulish-greatness of the finished project, so you’ll know you’re on the right track. From Gallows Hill to Dr. Frank-n-Furter’s castle, every Horrorgami project has been meticulously designed by noted paper artist Marc Hagan-Guirey, who has exhibited his horror-themed paper sculptures all over the world.

While Horrorgami‘s extremely thorough instructions make these projects great for beginners and seasoned paper veterans alike, there is quite a bit of cutting required and it may not be the best solo project for children.

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Unique Business Cards

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