Category Archives: art & illustration

Blood And Water: Illustrating Langston Hughes’ ‘Rivers’

In 2014 to celebrate Black History Month, NPR Books asked Afua Richardson, an award-winning illustrator who’s worked for Image, Marvel and DC Comics, to illustrate something that inspired her. She created this extraordinary video – 50 seconds that perfectly melds the oral, visual, and textual traditions of storytelling into something of pure magic, resonant with historical echoes.

rivers

Blood & Water: The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes from AfuaRichardson on Vimeo.

Air and Freedom: Seagulls

seagulls photo

Before another sunrise wakes me, before another night is gone, I’ll find out where this highway takes me. You know I got to travel on. Left my troubles all behind me, back there when I climbed on board. Jordon River’s where you’ll find me It’s wide but not too wide to ford.

– Sutton Foster

Quotidian: You are a Fiery Heart and a Wicked Brain Illustration

Fiery heart inspirational quote for women

RT stoutnikki (illustration) and michellek (words)

Quotidian: Building Creativity from Hank Green

Creativity insipiration from Hank Green

Summer and Wander

lightsofsummer woman vintage car

Lights of Summer

summer days beachfront carousel

All of the lights 

photo by Hello Gaby

Flashes of Light: Beer, Coffee, and Prague

Poetrylawn takes the most gorgeous Instagram photos
beer glass photography coffee light photo prague photography

pastel art installation

Clarissa Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.

(photo by Oleg Oprisco)

Woman Walking by the Seashore

woman walking sea

rt Oleg Oprisco

By the rivers of Babylon we sat down and wept 

Sea, Salt, Freedom

sea salt freedom girl on shore

Live in the wild air…

by Oleg Oprisco

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