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Ryan McArthur - Famous Quotes Illustrated

TH&Stary Van Dam Starry

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.
You're not a drop in the ocean. You're a entire ocean in a drop.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken

When you read all of these famous quotes your mind automatically tries to visualise them and create specific form that fits to your life and your life's experiences. Toronto-based web and graphic designer Ryan McArthur did exactly the same thing by turning inspirational quotes to simple and monochromatic illustrations.

In his illustrations, Ryan didn't loose the deepness and the message of the quotations by letting them to break through to the first plan. They're just simple backgrounds which allows the quotes to be in the first line.

Ryan uses pen and ink to create his works. All by hand. Next he digitally renders his designs.
Sometimes the quote is first and the designs is a result of this quote and sometimes inversely.

"I really wanted to find quotes that not only provided a great visual to play off of, but that speak to life in general," Says Rayan,

If you like Ryan's work, check out his website.

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