July 18, 2016

to Bē. Concept

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We love Behance here at Nicework. It is a great platform that brings art and artists together. It has brought so many new artists and designers to our attention throughout the years. What was also brought to our attention is this campaign concept by Vlad Likh on: “What if Behance did some massive campaign/advertising to promote their brand? What it would look like?”.

Vlad explains: “Behance is a place that enables people to unleash their creativity. Why not use the service logo “Bē” to express this idea for communication purposes?”

Check out the campaign below and be sure to check out the Nicework Behance page for more inspiring designs!

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July 13, 2016

The most isolated man in the world

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Themba Mbuyisa explores solitude and isolation while showing the most beautiful parts of South Africa that are yet to be explored. He’s images communicate a strong visual narrative, we enter his world and empathize with the model. He won third place in the national award run by the world photography organization at the Sony World Photography Awards and had his entry exhibited in London when he was merely 22.  We loved his photo’s this week, to see more click here

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Laying on Green

Ride Home

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July 11, 2016

Greiispaces

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Finding inspiration in the grey and often gloomy townships of South Africa, Lazi Mathebula is a self-taught illustrator and art director. His alias derived from the color grey, which he feels communicates a rather neutral and calming mood however; he anchors the deforming of the word grey to greii to communicate and symbolize his interest in deforming objects. To him greii now represents a process of challenging and deforming nature. See more of Greiispaces here

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July 11, 2016

Thomas Chapman

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Relevant but striking for the space it inhabits, Thomas Chapman is the architect behind the African School of excellence. What we found inspiring was how the building inspires a collective spirit of participation among community members. Chapman has master degree’s in both architecture and urban design. In 2012 he found and is the principal architect for Local studio, which focuses on innovating public spaces and finding alternative methods for construction. Although it’s still a start-up, his company has won the Saint Gobain Architecture for Social Gain award as well as a Gauteng Institute for Architecture Merit Award.  We think he’s work is inspirational, see more  Here

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July 8, 2016

Shaun Tan.

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Shaun Tan is one of our favourites. This brilliant illustrator creates immaculate fantasy worlds with such sensitivity. One cannot help but be completely absorbed by his surreal tales.

Shaun graduated from the University of WA in 1995 with joint honours in Fine Arts and English Literature, and currently works as an artist and author in Melbourne.He has published several of his won books including The Rabbits, The Red Tree, Tales from Outer Suburbia, Rules of Summer and the acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival. Shaun was also a concept artist for animated films including Pixar’s WALL-E, and directed the Academy Award-winning short film The Lost Thing with Passion Pictures Australia.

If you like him as much as we do, click here. 

 

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July 7, 2016

Cassette Tape Creations.

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Bennoit Jammes is a witty artist, designer and photographer from Paris. He creates comical, nostalgic artworks using cassette tapes. Check out more of his work here.

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July 6, 2016

Estudio Javier Jaén

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Javier Jaén is a designer and illustrator from Barcelona. He studied Graphic Design and Fine Arts in Barcelona, New York and Budapest.

He has worked for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Time, Harvard University, National Geographic, El País and Penguin Random House, just to name a few. His work has been recognised by AGI Membership (2015), the Society of Illustrators (Illustrators 55, 56),American Illustration (AI33, AI34) Print magazine (New Visual Artist 2013), Junceda Award (2013), and the Gràffica Award (2010). He has also participated in exhibitions in New York, London, El Salvador, Tallinn, Rome and Barcelona.

Jaén uses political, social and cultural commentary in his personal work. Find out more about him here. 

 

 

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July 5, 2016

Nicely Nonsensical

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Izumi Miyazaki creates a phantasmagoria in her photographs by manipulating the mundane. The result is completely off beat and rather humorous.

Check out more of oddly enjoyable her work here.

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July 4, 2016

Lourens, the Picture-Taker.

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Lourens Smit is a self-taught photographer from Pretoria. He carries his camera around his neck wherever he goes. Lourens has a keen interest in the spirit of the South African youth. There is a beautiful sincerity in the moments he captures.

Check out more of this talented human’s work on Instagram. 

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July 2, 2016

A Strange Serenity

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June Kim’s photographs are minimalist, dreamlike realities. There is a stillness in the geometry and poetry that makes up her pictures. She also has an interest in marketing and advertising and is available for commissions and conceptual collaborations. We love June Kim!  Click here if you do too.

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