Meaningful Quotes, Minimalist Design by Ryan McArthur
Attention quote and design lovers, here’s a poster series that marries minimalism with inspiration and will look great on your wall. Toronto based designer Ryan McArthur has created this awesome line of prints using quotations from some of the most brilliant minds. He illustrates each of his simple, clean designs by hand then manually traces each line converting it to a vector graphic to scale and manipulate. Next he adds in the speech bubble graphic of the author’s name along with the quote itself, and voila!
McArthur has a way of conveying exactly what each quote represents in the most minimal way. My favorite is the Rumi quote “Life is a balance of holding on and letting go” which features a caterpillar stuck on a branch looking out at the beautiful butterfly he will become. Check out more of McArthur’s designs along with the process behind them on his blog DesignDifferent.ca Prints of these posters are available for purchase on Etsy.
These are beautifully executed, but why on earth would you put Oscar Wilde’s quote on the American flag? He was Irish, and he’s buried in Paris. No American connection whatsoever.
DIY Three Knockoff Braided Nappa Leather Cord Bracelets’ Tutorials from inspiration & realisation here. All three bracelets are made with round braided nappa leather cord (link to type of cord in the post). I just checked with Donatella and you need to use soft nappa leather to get similar results (look online at Etsy, Ebay, leather sources etc…). Needless to say lots of techniques and excellent tutorials in one post. In #2 you leave the knot loose so you can pull it tighter when you have it on.
- Photos Row 1: Left Photo: $120 Seraphina White Rope Gold Button Bracelet here, Right Photo: DIY by inspiration & realisation.
- Photos Row 2: Left Photo: $220 Bottega Veneta Krim Intrecciato Nappa Bracelet here, Right Photo: DIY by inspiration & realisation.
- Photos Row 3: Left Photo: $330 The FFS Wrap Bracelet with Anchor Charm here, Right Photo: DIY by inspiration & realisation.