Now I’m here
Self-Portrait (1889), Vincent van Gogh / Started from the Bottom, Drake

Litographs – classic works of literature upcycled into beautiful prints made of the full text of each book, benefiting global literacy. Pictured here, Melville’s Moby-Dick.

Gorgeous buildings made out of books 

Northern Whale, by Lora8

nothing wasted
photograph by Nano Abdulla :: via

What we’re reading

An aerial view of Dutch tulip fields. Nature makes modern art!
Via: Iran Proud

Claude MonetSainte Lazare Train Station, 1877French, The Art Institute of Chicago 

André Derain - Houses of Parliament, 1905


Cover Story: The Very Patient Subway Angel

Carter Goodrich first sent us a version of this week’s cover more than a dozen years ago. (The subway angel was reading a newspaper.) Goodrich also draws children’s books; the second volume in the “Zorro” series will be published in May, and he’s at work on a third. He also does character design for animated films, including “Shrek,” “Finding Nemo,” and “Brave,” which Pixar is set to release in June. Designing animated characters is a lot like drawing a New Yorker cover, he says, in that “a single image must convey several layers of information, or storytelling, in order to be successful.”

Click through for more of Goodrich’s character designs:

Opaque  by  andbamnan