Frustrated by stupid client criticism, Irish graphic designers Mark Shanley and Paddy Treacy decided to turn their “favorite worst feedback” into posters. The guys worked together on so-called “Sharp Suits”series with a team of other ad creatives, designers, animators, directors, illustrators and more, who must’ve all appreciated a chance to let out some of their exasperation in a creative way.
The series was exhibited at The Little Green Café, Bar and Gallery in November, giving a chance to purchase an A3 poster of your choice. The guys, however, received so many orders during a 5 day exhibition, that they’ve already stopped accepting them. All the thousands of euros they claim to have raised were donated to the Temple Street Children Hospital.
“On May 1st 2013, a team of young, homegrown industry professionals are meeting to begin the scripting of a brand new South African feature film. Eleven days later, this film will premier at the Bioscope in Maboneng and the Official World Record will belong in Joziwood.”
Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of going to an awesome event, the “Fastest Film Poster Ever competition” at Wolves which was in collaboration with Jo’burg’s take on trying to set the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Film Ever Made. The competition started at 19h20, eight of Jo’burg’s top designers all gathered for the briefing. With nothing but a mumbled blurb from writers, a couple of key images from the film and the film’s name,they set out to design the most exciting, creative poster for the movie – “Shotgun Garfunkel” . In one hour. No pressure.Everyone came prepared with their sketchbooks, pens, Wacom Tablet’s, scanners and even printers in preparation for their version of the poster.
The winner was later determined by the amount of Facebook votes it received and the winner was revealed at 21:30. Because all the results turned out so phenomenal, all of them are going to be used as official movie posters. To find out more about the movie, you can visit the Facebook page or their website, or simply watch the movie. Here are all the posters that were executed on the night in a very stressful one hour.
Craig Wylie says:” I loves what a good portrait does to me. It seems to operate on a visceral level. I’m interested in all kinds of painting and art in general, but the works that move me are more frequently figurative. I feel it’s possible to create something very interesting with coloured paints, a flat surface and a human subject.” From a young age he have drawn people, both imaginary and real. As he became more serious about art as a vocation, it was a natural progression to continue this interest in the human figure. When looking at these portraits it feels as if they are staring right at you. These portraits are painted so realistically, you can feel the aura of the personality right infront of you.
We have long been following the musings of Chris Hadfield. Astounding us again on the eve of his return to Earth, the Canadian astronaut released a beautifully made video of himself performing a 1969 classic – Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’.
Singing “I’m floating in a most peculiar way” whilst actually floating up in space, Hadfield shows us again how he has won the hearts of the Twitterverse.
He was even badass enough to organise an impromptu space walk by Americans Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn, who replaced an ammonia pump on the station’s P6 truss.
After five months in space, he has safely returned home from the ISS and will be relieved by Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov. Sounds like he’s really enjoying some common earthly pleasures like a taking hot showers, and chilling in a field in Kazakstan. The usual.
What a great weekend it was to be in Johannesburg. First we got to spend all of Saturday drinking at the Jozi Craft Beer Festival and then we had the pleasure of going the Winter Sculpture Fair. The only sculpture specific event we have ever been to. Set in the sprawling gardens of the Nirox Foundation we got to see sculptures from some of South Africa’s best artists. It was great to get out of the city, drink amazing wine and eat delicious food. Warm & Glad helped the hang over out with some delicious coffee. The Johannesburg weather even shone a bit of sunshine down on us.
Making history is a student project for the exercise of kinetic typography by Egoits Aulestia with the great professor Andreu Balius. I like the way the information is displayed and the way the movement creates the feeling of time passing and history being made.