Fascinating! Mandombe or Mandombé is a script proposed in 1978 in Mbanza-Ngungu in the Bas-Congo province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo by Wabeladio Payi, who related that it was revealed to him in a dream by Simon Kimbangu, the prophet of the Kimbanguist Church. Mandombe is based on the sacred shapes and , and intended for writing African languages such as the four national languages of the Congo, Kikongo, Lingala, Tshiluba and Swahili, though it does not have enough vowels to write Lingala fully. It is taught in Kimbanguist church schools in Angola, the Republic of the Congo, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is also…
Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy — all 268 pages from his notebooks, in high resolution. This sublime collection of drawings of human anatomy by Leonardo da Vinci is one of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. All 268 pages from Leonardo’s notebooks are presented here at the highest resolution, optimised for the pin-sharp retina display of the iPad. For the first time it is possible for anyone with an iPad to own and explore this remarkable testament to Leonardo’s scientific and artistic genius. This new digital edition has been specially created for the iPad by Touch Press, publishers of The Elements and…
Artist David Álvarez’s illustrates Noche Antigua (Ancient Night) in which an opossum and a rabbit work together—and against each other—to create and maintain the sun and the moon. The book is based on elements from ancient myths in several Central American cultures. Álvarez captures a sense of quiet magic with the simplified forms and hushed tones of his illustrations, which seem to glow from the illumination of the moon. You can see more of the artist’s work on Instagram and his Etsy shop, and find a hardcover copy of Noche Antigua on Amazon.
This year’s 12 mandala spirals, one for each coming month. This year, my theme was “Wings”. Snow Geese, Snowy Owls, Ravens, Kingfishers, Honey Bees, Morpho Butterflies, Bald Eagles, Dragonflies, Stellar Jays, Bats, Red-Tailed Hawks, Cardinals.
Having way too much fun with this new app—Glitch Artist—check it out. Makes “winter wonderland” take on an entirely new meaning.
Here’s a poster I illustrated for no other reason than that I love the architecture of Mediterranean hillside towns.
McKain is an instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, who works as a solo artist, as part of the duo Woolly Breeches, and with other bands and musicians. She is also an experienced audio engineer who has worked as a front-of-house engineer, monitor engineer, and stage/production manager. So happy that McKain trusted me to create a biz card for her musical life!
Songwriter, singer, guitarist…production, live audio, and recording…what does Bruce Blood not do when it comes to music? Honored that my buddy Bruce Blood trusted me to create a logo for his musical life. Next up: a website site re-design to incorporate his new logo and colors!
I love designing business cards, so I change mine frequently, just for the joy of it! This one combines two things I’m doing a lot these days: myth (writing) and magic (painting). The back reads “Adrienne Asher: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, fine art.”
Sometimes there’s some wire lying around. Sometimes it suddenly feels like a good idea to twist it into a humorous little man. “The Masks We Wear.” 10″ x 8″ Wire Sculpture. ©Adrienne Asher