— Faith by Paul Cassidy

A beautiful high fashion collection of images titled ‘Faith’, by photographer Paul Cassidy, for Avenue Illustrated magazine in Spain. Love the spot soft focus and colours. The art direction was by Pablo Perez Sanmartin.

 

Via Paul Cassidy.

— A Century of Olympic Posters

To celebrate London 2012, The V&A Museum of Childhood exhibited “A Century of Olympic Posters”, which explored the fascinating representation of the Olympic Games through the intensely visual medium of the poster. Exhibits were drawn from the V&A’s rich collections of posters and ephemera, and are a real treat, and insight to changing cultures and tastes in design.

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— Christy Turlington by Arthur Elgort

A beautiful and intimate portrait of Christy Turlington, by legendary Vogue photographer Arthur Elgort. I’ve picked this portrait out because the soft and close composition, a departure from the high-fashion we all admire in Elgort’s work. I’m not sure of it’s date, but I’m fairly certain it’s late ’70s.

 

Via Hot Parade.

— Imagery by Kamil Vojnar

A beautiful portrait by photographer/designer Kamil Vojnar. Vojnar was born in Czechoslovakia in 1962, he now lives and works in France. His work is very ethereal and often features a spiritual reference, manipulating images with a mixture of media to create artworks as opposed to pure photography.

 

Via Kamil Vojnar.

— Calligraphy by Jean Larcher

Some beautifully crafted letter-work here by Jean Larcher. Larcher has specialised in letterform and calligraphy as a lettering artist in his native France and further afield since 1973. He has designed more than 650 logotypes by hand, many of which appear in beautiful type-sample posters just like this one.

 

Via Jean Larcher.

— Natalie Portman for Vogue

A beautiful image of Natalie Portman for Vogue, photographed by David Lindbergh. The issue was January ’11 – in time for the Oscars and Portman’s win for Black Swan. The portrait clearly references her role as Nina in the film, and the skills she learned in order to complete the role.

 

The composition is generally just beautiful.

 

Via Vogue.

— Marlene Dietrich by Kenneth Alexander

A beautiful portrait of Hollywood icon Marlene Dietrich, photographed by Kenneth Alexander. Marlene Dietrich was one of the original Hollywood beauties, long before Marilyn Monroe took the world by storm, and she remains an inspiration as a beautiful woman, successful in her field, and very strong-willed. This portrait captures her free spirit.

 

Dietrich featured in The English Group’s collaboration with photographer Cornel Lucas f0r the monograph “Shooting Stars”, which can be seen here.

 

Via Hot Parade.