I’d usually post this to the CorvusTweets twitter stream, but it’s notable enough to bring to a post. Cameron Lee of Vancouver’s LiFT Studios has a post that reminds us of the irreplaceable experience of hand-made items in a world of copied-and-pasted distractions:
Simple pencil, chalk and biro pen drawings are now common place in galleries around the world. These artists are taking ‘the basics’ to whole new heights. There are so many examples of amazing art made with the simplest of tools. here are just a few samples from some amazing artists that you should check out.
Quietly dropped at the end of the post, Cam includes his own hand-made gift to the digital world: the beautiful Sketch-Block font, free to download.
Also in the vein of hand-made and artful works, I recently spotted one of Rachel Ashe’s Altered Book pieces on @somisguided‘s desk in our office. I wasn’t aware of these before, and found it absorbing in a way that can’t be conveyed on a screen. Lest you believe that hand-made art is on the decline, Cam and Rachel are providing ample evidence to the contrary.