Just in case your day was unravelling a bit joylessly, here’s some funny, whimsical artwork to give it a little boost of happiness, like the dash of Ribena in your glass of water, or the spoonful of jam in your porridge. Kirsten Sims is an artist, designer and illustrator from Stellenbosch, South Africa, whose funny images are more or less guaranteed to brighten your day.
She’s a pro at filling landscapes with little long-limbed characters, each with their own private narrative playing quietly out in their immediately vicinity, while the rest of the pictured world continues on, unaware. The result is naïve without being saccharine, and charming in a way entirely unique to her style. Thanks for the pick-me-up, Kirsten!
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- Bold, minimal-leaning graphic design from hot new studio Vrints-Kolsteren
- Daniel Savage’s monochrome animation plays with geometry and space
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- Anna Ginsburg explores sex and female orgasms in this hilarious animation (NSFW)
- Arne Svenson’s portraits of his New York neighbours taken through apartment windows
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