Category Archives: Paintings

Javier de Riba

Javier de Riba spray paints bright, geometric patterns on cement floors of public spaces.  The Barcelona-based designer and artist works with paints, stencils, roller brushes and volunteers from his workshop to create these beautiful tiled patterns. He says this about his work on Impakter:

“My interest for patterns comes from historical traditions. At the end of the 19th century, hydraulic mosaic factories began to appear in the Catalan countries. Many homes here, in Catalunya, feature this type of tile, and I have lived with them all my life. I wanted to revive this tradition, put it into light and on the street, with a modern touch.”

You can view more of his work on his website, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Javier de Riba.

Hiroyuki Yamada Waterfalls

A final look at Japanese illustrator Hiroyuki Yamada work, Waterfalls.
You can view more of his illustrations on Tokyo Illustrators Society, Behance and Facebook.

Images:  Courtesy of Hiroyuki Yamada.

Polly Fern


We are loving these illustrated maps featuring antique shops and historical buildings of various UK locations and of Paris as well.  They are the creations of UK-based illustrator, ceramist and canary keeper Polly Fern.  She illustrates and paints not only on paper but also on various ceramic pieces which we featured on January, 2016.  On Flow Magazine she says this about what inspires her: 

“Local, everyday stories. I love to discover gardens, or buildings with a rich history of craft. I also visit my local library because it has a fantastic heritage center where I can delve into the archives and discover the history of people’s lives within Norfolk. Thinking back to my childhood also inspires me, as I grew up in the Norfolk countryside and lived on a farm at a very young age. I had previously been a working dairy farm that my grandparents ran. My grandmother had a collection of pottery, all of which featured cow motifs, and I think of it often – it helps inspire my ceramic works.”

View more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.  Some of her pieces can be
purchased on Big Cartel.

Images:  Courtesy of Polly Fern.