The Art of Ping Pong 2015

From Anthony Burrill to Noma Bar, 21 illustrators create one-off paddles to raise money for disadvantaged youth

A ping pong paddle isn’t your typical canvas, but the Art of Ping Pong challenges esteemed designers and illustrators to try—and the bespoke bats are then auctioned off to raise money for BBC Children in Need, which supports disadvantaged youth in the UK. For its third year, London design agency Fivefootsix asked 20 very recognizable names like Anthony Burrill, Craig & Karl and Noma Bar …

UK Graphic Artists Celebrate the Year of the Bus

Putting original artwork (and a bus map) in Londoners' wallets with 10 limited edition Oyster card-holders

This year happens to be the Year of the Bus, and a celebratory campaign by Transport for London (TfL) and London Transport Museum is recognizing buses as “arteries of the capital.” Pretty apt, considering London is home to one of the largest and most accessible bus networks in the world. TfL is collaborating with Outline Artists (you might be familiar with the small illustration agency’s …

Chineasy

A delightfully illustrated guide to learning Chinese characters

Beginning with key Chinese characters—which the book refers to as building blocks—author ShaoLan Hsueh and artist Noma Bar have made a memorable guide, as helpful as it is pretty, to one of the most difficult and oldest languages in the world. “Chineasy” translates the Chinese language into a pictorial code, by building out imagery around the linguistic characters. The symbol for fire morphs into a …