Sunday, 15 December 2013
Designers touching their faces ...
Who knew we all we did such a thing - I think most designers can relate to the this on some level. Pondering thoughts, creative down time or like my colleague does - aimlessly staring (uncomfortably glaring!) at the screen from what must seen like milliseconds.... but is actually minutes - I've counted them!! Brilliant.
Images courtesy of hellofosta.
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Davide Bedoni, describes himself as this:
"I'm a fashion film director, art director, aspiring novelist,impersonator and Internet addict."
Honest and verbal in his creative mission - to create cinematic, narrative stories through the use of art, surrealism and the digital age.
His fashion communication language has formed him a creditable reputation across Milan to Paris. His project, 'Swooshart' - is what he does when bored, a slightly subjective form of reconstructive art. Taking an iconic symbol from a well known Sport brand is risky at times, but the juxtaposition of it in partnership with symbolic, religious painting is questionable in itself...
an uncanny metaphor maybe... I am undecided.
Swooshart is open for questions... all welcome.
All images courtesy of Davide Bedoni.
Monday, 21 October 2013
Communication design at its finest - Carolin Watitzek a designer based in Germany, mainly works in the field of photography, illustration and hand-made graphics.
Her collaboration project with Dennis Adelmann - FOOD THROTTLE it's how you eat is simply brilliant! Similar to the three-dimensional art form of Carl Kleiner, it aims to be a comprehensive solution to dieting - with graphical arrangements of ingredients. A complimentary colour palette does help to make the images both intriguing & mouth watering ... simple.
All images courtesy of Carolin Watizek.
Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Oslo based graphic design studio 'Bielke + Yang' focus on identity and communication for both print and web - led by Christian Beilke and Martin Yang. A small team of two who work closely with free lancers to be able to manage large scale projects - they have a great site, nice presentation and a clean
All images courtesy of Bielke + Yang.
Monday, 9 September 2013
"Machine-powered facsimiles of life. The uncanny erupts in our encounter with an undecided being who occupies a state between life and death, whether a life-like machine or a ghost.
Fontanive’s artworks seem strangely possessed, producing curiously moving animals that are neither living nor dead, or creating ghostly systems which seem to float mid-air and follow a pace and logic of their own."
Colibri from Juan Fontanive on Vimeo.
More work here, images courtesy of Juan Fontanive.
Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Andrew B.Myers - a 'Friendly Canadian Photographer'.
Obsession. Perfection. Colour. Theory. Composition.
"I don't really work in series, but rather seem to have created an ongoing collection of loosely tied vignettes over the past few years. Most of what I've depicted would be the light-hearted and humorous, the relationship between objects and human beings, and a smattering of my fascination with pop culture and the discovery of that which is truly interesting within the mundane."
All images courtesy of Andrew B.Myers.
Thursday, 11 July 2013
Jen Mussari - a hilarious and entertaining lettering & illustration designer - a "Jack of all trades. Master of a couple". She is light-hearted and to the point -
an element that I am joyfully liking more and more.... a no frills type of girl!
Check out her section on 'The Internet' ... lots of meaningless gifs but they are actually quite weird and wonderful. Totally unnecessary but why the hell not ...
All images courtesy of Jen Mussari.
Monday, 1 July 2013
Selfridges recently launched a new type of interactive campaign to
promote its new DENIM store.
This new type of interactive advertising was actually created by collage of
well over 300 images - all shot by members of the public. An audience was
invited to The Old Selfridges Hotel to create the montage - the video brings
the collage to life and illustrates how technology can be used as explained
by the photographer Tom Craig. “If you imagine every different perspective
[at an event] and every different individual takes a picture, and that picture
becomes a mosaic, then the contribution of all of those people becomes
an epic image”
Its a great way to interact with user engagement - the ad itself took less
than 24 hours to create which shows how technology has and is developing.
It's been featured online & on billboards - I've even pictured it on the
flagship store itself (see below)!