May 27, 2016

Tricolores laces


Cossette agency designed a pair of skate laces for the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation that can be worn with pride. Pride for the players, the HABS and the cause. Quebecers physically and metaphorically tie themselves to the cause.

This is the first series of 5 limited edition, collectible & uniquely different hockey skate laces. Each lace expresses a value that is important to the foundation, their mission and the children, values endorsed and embodied by each Canadiens player. 5 values, 5 players, 5 laces. It signifies the start of a long-term tie to this cause.

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May 26, 2016

Pretty Interes-ting Magazine Exploration

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This is a personal project by Mohamed Samir was created to start a series of magazines under “Ting studio” name. The series starts visually with the exploration of the living creatures motion and the relation between it and the human behaviour. Both graphical interpretation and photography are being used in all the magazine versions. It will include also sections about the traditional visual art subjects like typography but with a new graphical interpretation.
Be inspired by his use of a soft palette, imagery selection, graphic treatment and layout.

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Looking for something clean and effective in design? Set up a meeting to come and chat over a cup of tea.

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May 25, 2016

Isometric illustrations on digital design

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Hey designers! Do these images strike home? Prolific and outright talented Amsterdam based designer, Timo Kuilder has drawn out a set of isometric sketches paying tribute to everyday encounters in the digital realm.

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May 24, 2016

Watch these poems come to life

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It’s National Poetry Month like you’ve never seen it before.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of national poetry moth, The Washington Post asked 10 Poets for and poems, and 10 designers to set those poems in motion.

Illustration by Rafael Verona

NOT FADE AWAY

By Michael Robbins

Half of the Beatles have fallen
and half are yet to fall.
Keith Moon has set. Hank Williams
hasn’t answered yet.

Children sing for Alex Chilton.
Whitney Houston’s left the Hilton.
Hendrix, Guru, Bonham, Janis.
They have a tendency to vanish.

Bolan, Bell, and Boon by car.
How I wonder where they are.
Hell is now Jeff Hanneman’s.
Adam Yauch and three Ramones.

[This space held in reserve
for Zimmerman and Osterberg,
for Bruce and Neil and Keith,
that sere and yellow leaf.]

Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings,
Stinson, Sterling, Otis Redding.
Johnny Thunders and Joe Strummer,
Ronnie Dio, Donna Summer.

Randy Rhoads and Kurt Cobain,
Patsy Cline and Ronnie Lane.
Poly Styrene, Teena Marie.
Timor mortis conturbat me.

“Not Fade Away”, from “The Second Sex” by Michael Robbins, copyright © 2014 by Michael Robbins. Used by permission of Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Illustration by Hannah Jaocobs

A SECOND LIFE

By Dunya Mikhail

After this life
we’ll need a second life
to apply what we learned
in the first.

We make one mistake
after another
and need a second life
to forget.

We hum endlessly
as we wait for the departed:
we need a second life
for the whole song.

We go to war
and do everything Simon says:
we need a second life
for love alone.

We need time
to serve out our prison terms
so we can live free
in our second life.

We learn a new language
but need a second life
to practice it.

We write poetry and pass away,
and need a second life
to know the critics’ opinions.

We rush around
all over the place
and need a second life
to stop and take pictures.

Suffering takes time:
we need a second life
to learn to live
without pain.

“A Second Life” By Dunya Mikhail, translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid, from “The Iraqi Nights,” copyright © 2013 by Dunya Mikhail. Translation copyright © 2014 by Kareem James Abu-Zeid. Used by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.

Illustration by Bran Dougherty-Johnson

PORTRAIT

By John Yau

Or is it
a poor trait

I am a
parasite

I lift off
the wings

of others

Courtesy of John Yau/Bran Dougherty-Johnson/FCC.tv

Want to read the rest of our animated poems? Visit the Washington Post to see — and hear — the writing come to life.

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May 23, 2016

If fonts were food

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Lithuania-based visual communication studio primprim created a series that imagines what types of foods certain fonts would be.

In the series, titled Taste the Font, primprim refer to the font, Times, “as traditional as fried eggs”. Comic Sans as rounded as marshmallows, and other fonts in their various matching foot counterparts.

The exhibit was also completed with a gorgeous paper sculpture replica of the various food items, such as marshmallow on a stick, a cup of coffee, or a traditional English breakfast.

Check out these delicious and delicate designs below

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May 20, 2016

Paintkillers Tattoo Club


Paintkillers tattoo club (PTC) was formally started in 2011 and received it’s official status in 2014. Now the tattoo club consolidates 2 studios in the historical centre of Saint Petersburg with a plan to grow further. It is a place where the people with the same interests meet and may get new experience and knowledge about tattoo art. It’s a place you could make new friends and share stories and methods.

The design approach was to present PTC like a club for real men, who rated tattoo art very high. The brand image is courageous, strong and powered with inks. Old typography style is used in the design of the logo to communicate the idea of the club, the logo is complemented with a monogram, symbol of the people union. Black colour, textured paper with laser engraving, sharp needles and ink stains is all about Paintkillers Tattoo Club. The website style captures the atmosphere of a real tattoo studio with, black-and-white high contrast photos creating the image for tattoo lovers. You may explore all tattoos or watch them sort by artists. Profiles of artists allow you to understand which of them is better for you personally.

 

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May 19, 2016

CreativeMornings: Reality Check

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MAY IS REALITY

Last month was all about risk — and the circumstances and perspectives that exist in order for us to take one. This month, we’re delving deeper into those circumstances and defining our realities. Reality, on the surface, feels so tangible; so concrete. But (to, perhaps cheaply, use a turn of phrase), in reality, it isn’t quite so simple. Our existence is made of several truths, always shifting under our feet.

The theme was chosen by our Belo Horizonte chapter, illustrated by Craig Ward, and presented in partnership with Shutterstock. This month, 141 cities are tackling the elusiveness of reality (or maybe just giving us a good, old-fashioned reality check) at breakfast events with speakers including:

  • Melizarani T.Selva, a spoken word poet, and storyteller curious in cultural taboos and identity (Kuala Lumpur, their first event!)
  • Dr. Susan Cernyak-Spatz, a Holocaust survivor of Birkenau, a woman’s camp in Auschwitz (Charlotte)
  • Angad Bhalla, an interactive storyteller who uses film to call attention to voices we rarely hear (New York City)
  • Shachi Kurl, a public policy analyst working to encourage a better understanding of how trends and issues affect our lives (Vancouver)

Find an event near you!

Chapters continue adding events on this page throughout the month, so we recommend you sign up for your city’s local newsletter or follow them on Twitter for event updates and ticket announcements. And be sure to follow the conversation on Twitter and Instagram with #CMreality and @creativemorning!

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May 19, 2016

Gareth Pon: Reality Check

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Photo Credit: Lauren Randolph

Gareth Pon is one of those people you see online but have no idea what he actually does for a living.

Born and bred in Johannesburg, South Africa. Gareth is a filmmaker, photographer, creative consultant and Africa’s Top Instagrammer (named by African Blogger Awards in 2014 & 2015) – He has been featured by CNN, MTV & Instagram’s Official Blog. Gareth is absolutely stubborn about keeping his head in the clouds and dreams of one day fulfilling his ultimate dream of going to space and capturing a photo of the Earth’s curvature in zero gravity. In addition to his creative practices, Gareth is also a passionate believer in community and founded one of the first Instagram communities in South

Africa. He has since traveled extensively in the USA, Europe and in Africa, worked with numerous brands and agencies and pioneers the use of Digital Mobile Content and Instagram as mediums for creative expression in branding, marketing, and documentation. He currently makes his living from content creation, Instagram influence, and creative consultation.

Until Gareth can one day fulfill his dream of space travel, he will continue making pixels and refusing to live a mediocre life, while keeping up the hope of one day meeting a girl whose dreams are as ridiculous as his.

Catch a reality check with Gareth Pon, Friday 27 May

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May 16, 2016

The little things in life

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It is often the simplest things in life that bring us the most joy – from your favourite book to ice creams on a hot day, to just snuggling up in a warm jersey.

Cleonique Hilsaca, an illustrator from Honduras, has created a beautiful series of illustrations that explores these heartwarming, cherished moments. The project, ‘Objects Of My Affection’, shows almost a hundred of the things she loves, with a miniature version of herself showing them her affection.

These illustrations will brighten your  day and inspire you to stop and smell (even illustrate) the roses!

Check out a selection below, and head here for more of her works.

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May 13, 2016

New age 3D printed infographics


Soon is a Belgian studio that creates visual identities in combination with photography. Most of their work is hand crafted and afterwards transformed into a digital image.
Below they have created 3D printed infographics for the annual report of Ablynx.  The studio shares the same sentiment as Pablo Picasso, “it begins with an idea, and then it becomes something else” and we love what this has become.

 

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