Art and Photography

Monet Paintings: Sunrise and Sunsets

Here are two paintings by Monet, one depicting a sunrise over a river and one a sunset over the ocean.

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Hawaiian Sunsets Via Hawaii Five-O

Here are three images of Hawaiian Sunsets from a recent episode of CBS’s Hawaii Five-O. Hawaii has incredible sunsets. Thanks CBS for featuring some of them.

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Illusory Video: Face Changes Based on Angle of Lighting

The Changing Face Illusion — Notice as the light moves around the woman’s face, she looks very different, sometimes young, sometimes older, sometimes pretty, sometimes strange. Same face, changing light.

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Calvin & Hobbes Look at the Stars

If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently. – Calvin and Hobbes

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Google+ Is Auto Awesoming Some Book Covers

During this holiday season, Google+ is changing some holiday and snow-related photos to become active GIFs with snow falling, bulbs twinkling, etc. If you upload a photo to Google+, they might change it into an active GIF. For more on this story, check out http://mashable.com/2013/12/06/google-holiday-photos-twinkling-gifs. Here, for example, is the book cover for Terry Brooks’ […]

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Lady Gaga’s Artpop Chair

One of my favorite galleries for super exclusive 21st century design pieces is Industry Gallery in New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. In fact, its owner, Craig Appelbaum, is a very dear friend of mine. I feature Industry Gallery in my book, and constantly use their pieces in my designs, because the artists and […]

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Create New Books in a Flash!

ClipZine is a new web service that allows you to create PDFs from your Pinterest boards. For details on using this service, see: http://infographicaday.com/clipzine-save-your-pinboards-as-magazines The key here is that you can create some incredibly beautiful ebooks by using this service. Check out the following ebooks I created from a few of my Pinterest boards. Click […]

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Out There: Design, Art, Travel, Shopping by Maria Brito

I was beyond thrilled when I learned that Stephanie Murg, a board member of Designers & Books, and a very accomplished writer — as well as a superb design and art editor, selected my book “Out There: Design, Art, Travel, Shopping” (Pointed Leaf Press) as a Notable Design Book of 2013. Designers & Books publishes […]

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