September 7, 2014










"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

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August 30, 2014

Testing out some new photoshop techniques The weapons are based off the ones that me and my friend Kit use as our Larp characters. Collectively, we’ve nicknamed ourselves Murder Bros. and this is not the first time I’ve drawn anything related to them: 

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Testing out some new photoshop techniques
The weapons are based off the ones that me and my friend Kit use as our Larp characters. Collectively, we’ve nicknamed ourselves Murder Bros. and this is not the first time I’ve drawn anything related to them:

Murder Bros Win

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August 26, 2014


Been working on these for the past couple of weeks. The beginning to a fairy tale idea that I have going on in my head….not really sure where I’m gonna go with this, but here is the beginning of it!

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August 16, 2014

Art School Ego
by Tom Eichacker


Art School Ego

by Tom Eichacker

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July 11, 2014



Harry Potter characters as Disney characters by Makani.


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July 7, 2014
Lewis Marvelly Illustrations


So with the help of my friend Rose, I finally got around to making a facebook page to promote and sell my art! Likes and signal boosting would be much appreciated.

At the moment there’s only photos of some of the prints I did to sell at my end of year exhibition, but if you like them then they are for sale! (oh yeah, did I mention that I’m graduating this month? Well I am, with a 2:2 in illustration!)

Some examples:

I plan on uploading more images as soon as I find my external harddrive, as it seems to have gone on a walkabouts when I moved back from Uni…

(also special thanks again to Rose who, as well as poking me and buying my artwork, also photographed the rest of my work which came out looking far better than if I were taking the photos as I know buggerall about photography)

June 23, 2014


The Magical Calendar is one of the most amazing pieces of art and information available in Western Hermeticism.

Published in 1620, the Magical Calendar contains tables of correspondences arranged by number from one to twelve. They are based in part on extensive tables in Agrippa, book 2, chapters 4-14 but go well beyond anything in Agrippa, especially sigils. The engraving was executed by the brilliant Johannes Theodorus de Bry who illustrated other important occult works such as those of Robert Fludd. The author was Johann Baptista Großchedel. Carlos Gilly has identified the original manuscript on which the printed Magical Calendar was based as British Library manuscript Harley 3420.

Adam McLean published a wonderful study of it in The Magical Calendar: A Synthesis of Magical Symbolism from the Seventeenth-Century Renaissance of Medieval Occultism (available via

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June 16, 2014


Goni Montes

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June 9, 2014


Very cool—but still a little creepy—robot characters from artist dd Jiménez

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June 4, 2014




Long before the Maleficent movie, Disney released a hilarious book called My Side of the Story where Maleficent and Aurora both told their respective sides of the story with some great illustrations. Maleficent claims of course she was only looking out for Aurora and Phillip’s best interests, despite those pesky fairies. And poor Phillip is constantly described by both sides as always being a total mess and “smelling like a horse.” (Also Aurora says he has dimples so deep you could ”plant corn in them” and “deep enough to mine for gold.”)


i wanna see this book omg

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