September 27, 2016

Illustrator imagines a world where books are present in all aspects

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You know when you read a really good book and it seems to be following you everywhere for days afterward? This artist has captured that feeling beautifully in his quiet and whimsical illustrations.

Jungho Lee is a Korean illustrator based in Seoul. His peaceful images show books infiltrating all aspects of life with surreal and irresistible style. From a novel that resembles an airplane’s wing, to a book that looks like a cheesecake.

To lose yourself in literature is a magical experience and Lee perfectly captures the borderless imagination that is sparked at the turn of a page.

 

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September 26, 2016

Life’s Whimsical Illustrations

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Elliana Esquivel is a 19-year-old designer and art hobbyist based in North Carolina. She is the creator behind these beautiful and whimsical illustrations on life.

Her simple drawings of young women and landscapes are accompanied by short, poetic musings that reflect on the world around her.

View some illustrations below and see more of her work here.

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September 23, 2016

12th International book fair of Thessaloniki


The Hellenic Foundation for Culture commissioned Beetroot Design Group to design the visual identity and a series of applications including objects, prints & publications, signage, exhibition booths etc. For its actions and participations to international exhibitions for the promotion of Greek literature, including several pavillions of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in various book fairs around the world as well as the 12th International book fair of Thessaloniki.
The work was based on linear, monochromatic compositions of various Greek elements, from architectural details to tools and technological products and from the portraits
of famous Greek writers to mythological creatures, against uniform page-bright colored, or even white, backgrounds. The goal was to work with the image in a delicate way in which
it would complement typography harmoniously, often “growing” the compositions in the vertical axis as a Doric fetishisation of the vertical rectangle of the shape of a book.

The identity system that was designed for the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, was implemented in several pavillions and venues around the world; such as Riyadh (2016),
Instabul (2015), Belgrade (2015) and Frankfurt (2015).

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September 20, 2016

Intentional bull in a very creative china shop

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Laurent Craste, a French artist from Montreal, reimagines the existence of porcelain vases by changing their form – with knives, axes, and baseball bats.

His work involves creating sculptures that seemingly bend, flatten, and burst, without shattering into hundreds of pieces. The results are nothing short of odd. A baseball bat jammed into a white urn. A massive nail hammered into the centre of a precious jar. A vase hung by a rope tied around its neck.

In his artist statement, Craste explains that the destructive process is an experiment in altering traditional symbols, changing its decorative nature into something much darker:

“My research considers the object as a social indicator, a ‘sign bearer’. Considered as instruments of political power, ideological vehicles, demonstrations of ostentatious luxury and economic power, but also as incarnations of emotions and experiences, the historical archetypes of decorative arts consummately provide me with useful material.”

You can find out more about Laurent Craste and his work on his website.

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September 19, 2016

Stephen Wilkes Photography: Night to Day

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Stephen Wilkes captures striking images of famous cities transcending from day to night, using over 1 000 photographs taken over a 24-hour period.

These dramatic and surreal photos draw a variety of timeframes into one still image.

Stephen wakes up early and uses a crane to get a good aerial view of the landscape he is shooting. The final photograph is made up of about 50 pictures chosen from the entire series.

He was inspired to create the pieces after studying David Hockney’s work, where he shot 250 pictures for a single image.

To see more of Stephen’s work, visit stephenwilkes.com.

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September 16, 2016

Micro Interactions


We love interacting not only socially but on the web too,  Nick Buturishvili,
shows us simple animated micro interactions for Web and Mobile Apps.

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September 13, 2016

These minimalist posters show the beauty of table tennis

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Table Tennis might not get as much hype as football or basketball, but it’s equally intense and fun. Japanese art director Yuri Uenishi created a series of minimalist posters just to show how beautiful the sport is.

Made for the 2015 World Table Tennis Championships, the posters depict the minimal intensity of the game. It perfectly captures how it’s easily enjoyable with its simple rules and mechanics. Anyone can follow along instantly.

“It was the most fun I’ve had at the (Rio Olympic) Games so far,” said Wired writer Kyle Vanhemert. “Every point has the potential to become an intense emotional journey, “

The posters eventually won Uenishi a 2016 New Designer Award from the Japan Graphic Designers Association. You can find out more about Yuri Uenishi and her work over here.

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September 12, 2016

What IF design…

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Studio Bruch is an Austria-based graphic design studio focusing on brand development, editorial design, and packaging design. Their team was recently asked to create a bright and flexible brand system for Infinitive Factory, which can be applied to different media and proportions. Infinitve Factory is a first class letterpress printing house. They are best known for an exceptional quality and the realization of almost any kind of customer-specific requirements. With creative ideas and diverse experiments, they are always eager to push the limits of letterpress printing.

Studio Bruch has decided to create a playful take on the abbreviation ‘IF’. These two letters in combination form the basis of the highly flexible brand identity system. The clear structure is accompanied by a vivid range of illustrations, graphics, and typography to show numerous possibilities of letterpress printing as well as diverse finishing options.

For more from Studio Bruch, please visit their website.

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September 9, 2016

Aizone


Last year Sagmeister & Walsh created 3d environments inspired by 2d pop art paintings with the help of body painter Anastasia Durasova and set builds by Sing-Sing. This year, along with the same team, they brought psychedelic and constructivist worlds to life, complete with trippy optical illusions and a pink painted horse. Images will be on billboards, in magazines, newspapers, and in stores across the middle east at Aizone stores.

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September 7, 2016

Las Etnias


‘We are all connected,’ says street artist creating record-breaking mural for Rio 2016 Games

Graffiti isn’t an Olympic sport, but if it were then Eduardo Kobra would win gold for his 2787 square meter mural that he painted for this year’s Rio Olympics.

The mural, titled Las Etnias (The Ethnicities) stands a astonishing 15 meters tall and can be found in Rio’s port district. It features five faces from five different continents that represent both the five Olympic rings as well as the cultural diversity of the games.

Kobra worked on the piece for two months, and during that time he used 100 gallons of white paint, 400 gallons of coloured paint and 3,500 cans of spray paint. If confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records, Kobra’s mural will be the world’s largest mural completed by a single man.

“These are the indigenous people of the world,” says Kobra on the Rio 2016 official website. “The idea behind it is that we are all one. We’re living through a very confusing time with a lot of conflict. I wanted to show that everyone is united, we are all connected.”

 

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