A Change For The Better

As you may or may not know, The Best Part is celebrating its 3rd anniversary of finding and publishing the best of art + design on the web. It's been an amazing experience, I've met or spoken to some of the most incredible artists in the world and learned a ton in the process. The numbers continue to grow, and my readers have been incredibly loyal. You guys really are a testament to how far this blog has come in the last three years. If you have any doubts of the intelligence of the blogosphere and its readers, simply go through my Twitter followers' list sometime and you'll see what I mean. From artists to designers to illustrators, photographers, creative directors and musicians, my readers are the very people I feature here every day.

It has also been a ton of work, however, and I'm reaching a point where it's time to focus more of my time and attention on creating prints and doing some work of my own. With that said, The Best Part will no longer exist in its current state. While the Blogger platform makes things fairly simple, I'm still spending hours every day finding, editing and publishing links when my focus should really be on creating prints. Which is why I'll be shifting more content to TBP's Facebook and Twitter accounts, allowing me to continue to share the great work I find daily online without the work and pressure of the daily blog. I will also continue to occasionally post to TBPTV, my online library of video content related to all things creative and inspirational. This blog and its archives will remain online as a resource for anyone who might want to find information on the artists featured here over the years.

So with my last post on this iteration of The Best Part, I'd once again like to say thank you to my readers for three years of continued support and to all the artists who have been featured here; keep up the great work! I'll see you on Facebook and Twitter!

Kris Kuksi

Jaw-droppingly insane detailed sculptures by Kris Kuksi. Beware, this is an intensely engrossing, time-sapping site. This one's for you, Omar.

Penguin's Great Food

Penguin Books' Great Food series brings together twenty of the greatest writings on food from the past four hundred years and features a spectacular group of cover designs from Coralie Bickford-Smith.

Poster of the Day


It's been a while since I last checked in with Sonnenzimmer (Chicago's Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi), but I was recently reminded by RBT. I didn't think they could possibly get any better, but they continue to evolve their work - here are some of their newer things.

New TBP Prints

It's been a while since my last print release, but just in time for spring comes Emerald Leaves, an oversize (24"x24") poster of an emerald composed of hundreds of images of green leaves. A natural companion to the Moon Diamond, it's being released along with four other new large-format photographic prints. So be sure to check out the TBP shop, which now features almost 20 different posters, and as always thanks for reading!

Poster of the Day

This week's Posters of the Day are brought to you by Subject Matter Studio.


Work.Place is a great new project detailing the work spaces of artists and craftspeople in the Pacific Northwest by Portland photographer Carlie Armstrong. Be careful though, this site will suck you into its vortex of goodness and before you know it, you've spent an hour and forgotten that you have work of your own to be doing.

King of Limbs Newspaper Edition

A first glimpse at Radiohead and Stanley Donwood's special Newspaper Edition of The King of Limbs...I can't wait to finally get my hands on mine!

Poster of the Day

Michael Velliquette

Michael Velliquette's Awaken and Free What Has Been Asleep is currently on view at DCKT Contemporary in New York through May 8, and it looks to be yet another stunner.

Matthew Day Jackson

Beautiful and dramatic work from Matthew Day Jackson.