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Today some golden ornaments arranged as a X-mas tree.


Did you buy the gifts? 

Do not worry about these small things. Think in Love as a Christmas gift. So, hug your wife and kids, or parents or boyfriend or girlfriend and tell them you love their company or simply you love them  because they are alive.  And they breathe and they love you!

This is a good time to do it.











I am obsessed with books and the movies. One of my favourites books is The Crimson Petal and The White by Michel Faber. I strongly recommend everything written by this man. I recently have been reading (once again) the book and because I have to draw some post cards in my workshop about Illustration and Literature, I took the chance and I made them as I imagine them.
Let me introduce you:










Gilles Paquet-Brenner, Elle s'appelait Sarah, Vel' d'Hiver, Kristin Scott Thomas,collage

(Click on the image for the trailer)
This is the story of the Rafle du Vélodrome d'Hiver or the episode known as "Vel' d'Hiv Police Roundup / Raid". The most hidden historic event and the cause of the shame of a whole country, France. And it is the story of the 13.152 french jew citizens arrested and deported to Auschwitz for total extermination.
The story is about two women. One little girl named Sarah Starzynski and a grown girl called Julia Jarmond. The little girl living in 1942 and the other one in our times. The first one surviving the death of their family and the other one fighting with the ignorance of the french husband.
Two women living in two different times. Two stories.
And an amazing movie with a splendid photography directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner.




About the historic event
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vel%27_d%27Hiv_Roundup


 Trailer Le Fabuleux Destin dÁmelie Poulain


Everything is baroque and all the colors saturated. It is funny and sad. 
There is a lovable role of Amélie Poulain which took Audrey Tautou to the fame. 
You must pay attention to the details, even when it is very difficult to notice all what is happening in the sides of the story.
Finally, a intense and naive love story. Old fashioned way.
It is absolutely recommended for designers and illustrators and artists in general just because it is insanely beautiful.


(Click on the image for the trailer)


I finally received Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as a present from my cousin Carolina and her husband.
Look the images I took. Thank you Carolina and Bob!


This is the cover:



And this is my hand. And my illustration for the Chapter 6.







If you buy the book in Amazon, you are helping Oxfam.






I was visiting Brazil in october of the past year. I love Rio. You have to live the experience. The nice weather all day, the seaside and the amazing geography and landscapes.
And there are a lot of museums to visit. A lot of culture.
I made and article about Found Typography for Inspiredology.com, invited by Chad Mueller.






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A new guest post. This time is about the New features in Illustrator CS5 and some useful tutorials. 
The site where I published is nomadchique.com, owned by Karen Fojas Lee.
Her blog is showcasing articles about design and usability. Take a look.


Read the full article here:


http://www.nomadchique.com/2011/02/adobe-illustrator-cs5-new-features-and-tutorials/









This is the seventh edition of the Twitter Links collection.




Every day I am tweeting about illustration, design, gadgets, web apps, web design and a lot more useful information.
If you want to check by yourself, follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/pablolarah




The links for this post are:




Jeannie Phan « @escapeintolife by @cookitaly http://ow.ly/3Ma7d




Ajax Load Container Contents | CSS-Tricks http://ow.ly/3Ma6N




How to Sustain a Blog for a Longer Period Time | Blog Godown http://ow.ly/3M9YG




HOW TO: Optimize Your Company's LinkedIn Profile     http://ow.ly/3M9XW




DailyJS: PhantomJS, load.js, Phantom Limb, OpenOdyssey   http://ow.ly/3M9WU




Aela Labbé : @Burstoid http://ow.ly/3M9Sm




Rafael Grampa http://post.ly/1Xr5A



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This is the sixth edition of the collection of Twitter Links.


Every day I am tweeting about illustration, design, gadgets, web apps, web design and a lot more useful information.
If you want to check by yourself, follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/pablolarah


The links for this post are:



Sebastien Tixier  http://photographyinmydna.posterous.com/post/2960172740/sebastien-tixier


Fanity: a Google Reader for the music obsessed http://ow.ly/3LnEr




LinkedIn Buys Business Card Converter CardMunch, Will Offer Its Services For Free http://ow.ly/3LnqY




12+ WordPress Plugins You Shouldn’t Do Without | Admix Web http://ow.ly/3LnoH




Add a Mobile Landing Page to Your Site | Build Internet     http://ow.ly/3LneO




Quora + CrunchBase + LinkedIn = Best Extension Ever?   http://ow.ly/3LmCu



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This is the fifth edition of the collection of Twitter Links.

Every day I am tweeting about illustration, design, gadgets, web apps, web design and a lot more useful information.
If you want to check by yourself, follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/pablolarah

The links for this post are:

Tips and Resources to Make You a Better Designer | CrazyLeaf http://ow.ly/3KMDs


Step By Step: Bing Maps Silverlight and an Out Of Browser (OOB) Application http://ow.ly/3KMCx


How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster? | BLDG//WLF http://ow.ly/3KMyQ


Klipp Concept Camera by Mac Funamizu » Yanko Design http://ow.ly/3KMyi


Find Freelancers for hire, get your next freelance project done - Project Fizz http://ow.ly/3KMwR


5 Tips For Improving Readability On Your Website | SpyreStudios http://ow.ly/3KMsp



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This is the fourth edition of the collection of Twitter Links.

Every day I am tweeting about illustration, design, gadgets, web apps, web design and a lot more useful information.
If you want to check by yourself, follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/pablolarah

The links for this post are:



45 Awesome Vintage and Retro Inspired Website Designs - tripwire magazine http://ow.ly/3K3A7

13 Excellent jQuery Techniques And Demonstrations http://ow.ly/3K3qZ


How to Create an Inspirational Poster Design | Vectortuts+ http://ow.ly/3K32X



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This is the third edition of the collection of Twitter Links.

Every day I am tweeting about illustration, design, gadgets, web apps, web design and a lot more useful information.
If you want to check by yourself, follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/pablolarah

The links for this post are:



3 free WordPress themes I’ve created for you - CatsWhoCode.com http://ow.ly/3Jh8f


Dark Button Navigation (PSD) | Premium Pixels http://ow.ly/3Jh7j


11 Extremely Beautiful (Yet Free) Animal-Themed High Quality Icon Sets http://ow.ly/3Jh1g

40+ Fresh and Amazing Free Fonts to Download - tripwire magazine http://ow.ly/3JgNr

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This is the second edition of the collection of Twitter Links.

Every day I am tweeting about illustration, design, gadgets, web apps, web design and a lot more useful information.
If you want to check by yourself, follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/pablolarah

The links for this post are:

Rare Old Photos of Chinese Cities Taken Less Than Hundred Years Ago http://bit.ly/eXyRCS 


The Advanced Art of Stop-Motion Animation: http://bit.ly/fH09ol 


Collection of Victorian infographics - Boing Boing http://ow.ly/3HZH1

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Every day I am tweeting about illustration, design, gadgets, web apps, web design and a lot more useful information.
If you want to check by yourself, follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/pablolarah

The links for this post are:

Saving a Logo for Video | RichardHarringtonBlog http://ow.ly/3GsbD




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A few months ago I participated in a project about Alice in Wonderland.
Finally the book is out! 
And one of my illustrations is in the book.
The best part is that all the profits goes to Oxfam.



You can buy the book at Amazon, if you want to help Oxfam.
You can read more about it here




And you can see the original illustration in my portfolio at Behance here