May 3, 2016

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Painter Peter Zimmermann has moved his colorful hues from canvas to floor in his latest exhibition “Freiburg School,” at the Museum für Neue Kunst in Freiburg, Germany. The installation is composed of bright blue, pink, and peach resin that appears like a candy-coloured lagoon beneath the feet of museum-goers. This resin covers more than 1,400 square feet, layered in fluid patterns that subtly reflect Zimmerman’s abstract works on the walls. These pieces are also multi-layered— oil paintings that symbolize digital media motifs, a theme that has begun to often influence contemporary painting.

“When I realized my first floor piece about eight years ago, it represented an attempt to break with the shiny surface of the synthetic resin works,” said Zimmermann in a conversation with German journalist Till Briegleb. “The fact that visitors actually walk on it necessarily means that the surface will get scratched, destroyed. It develops a kind of patina as a result. Trainers leave scuff marks, high heels leave scratches. All of which are all interesting relicts…. I think that these traces correspond to the brush strokes of the oil paintings.”

Zimmermann was born in 1965 in Freiburg, and “Freiburg School” is his first large solo exhibition that has been exhibited in his hometown. You can sit, step, and stare into his immersive installation through June 19th, 2016. (via Designboom)

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May 2, 2016

Introducing the New Colourful Sneaker

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All-white sneakers may be a classic choice – but that definitely not as fun as Mantas Baciuska’s colourful sneaker designer. TheLithuanian designer  has captured the evolution of footwear in a  fun, light-hearted and addictively watchable, neatly animated video.

Mantas illustrated popular sneakers such as Vans and Converse, as well as a few hidden jewels, such as the New Balance 576 and the Onitsuka Tiger Corsair. The selection dates back to 1917! ( A project even our grandparents can appreciate)

This video will have you tapping your feet and out shopping for sneaker before the last design is animated!

Scroll down for a selection of the design, head here for the video, or view Mantas’ full portfolio for more inspiration

 

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April 29, 2016

Romlab


Romlab is an architectural and interior design studio, led by three energetic women. Camille Dorival together with her design team were asked to create an identity that is both friendly and dynamic they were also tasked with redefining their website.
The identity was built upon the name Romlab (room + laboratory) and resonates with their philosophy of construction and space experience. The logotype derives from the experimentation of two components — rom and lab. They kept the most intriguing and legible composition as a logotype, and used the other shapes developed as a foundation for the identity. The branding appears dynamic and cheerful without compromising the seriousness and professionalism of the company.
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April 28, 2016

Curious about Books

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Curious Creatures is a project by Lize-Marie Dreyer as part of her final Honours in Illustration exhibition at Stellenbosch University. The book is currently unpublished but she hopes to have it published some time in the future.

The story is about a group of strange animal friends who don’t judge each other and instead love each other for all their flaws – encouraging each other to be whatever and whoever they want to be. For this project, Lize-Marie worked with a friend of hers who is very talented with words, Kurt Schröder, to write the story for her. The four characters of the story are based on the the actual Leopard Tortoise, Buffalo Weaver, Elephant Shrew and Rhino Beetle.

Although the book is meant for children, it doesn’t necessarily follow the route of the kind of children’s story book we are all you used to. Instead it has a rather mature twist to it that both young and old can learn from. “I’m sure that parents see plenty of ‘cute’ children’s books and I wanted this to stand out from the rest. The illustrations are quite serious, with no smiling or googley-eyed characters,” Lize-Marie explains.

Lize-Marie creates her detailed work in Photoshop with her trusty Wacom tablet. The line work, patterns and textures in her illustrations are enough to keep little ones and their parents entertained for ages.

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April 25, 2016

FreshBooks Campaign: Master Freelancer Award

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As you may (or may not) know, every few months CreativeMornings run campaigns with our global partners. These are great opportunities to focus on sharing or doing something in particular that benefits the global community, and gives people everywhere the opportunity to participate in something across all cities in the CM family. The GIFts channel was the product of our last FreshBooks campaign. Our newsletters page is the product of a past campaign with MailChimp. When the campaign has legs, it’s something that can live on and serve all creatives in the future.

That’s why we’re excited to announce the inaugural Master Freelancer Awards, in partnership with FreshBooks. This is an open-ended award aimed at celebrating all of the world’s freelancers who don’t usually get recognized for their hard efforts.

Prizes include a free FreshBooks membership, showcasing the winner’s work to the global CreativeMornings & FreshBooks audiences, a pretty cool trophy, and some useful creative tools.

The application period will run from April 4th to June 1st, with winners to be selected in late June. For more information, check out freelancer.creativemornings.com

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April 20, 2016

FORMS IN NATURE: Understanding Our Universe

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The Chromosphere team have done a spectacular investigation into the form of our universe. Forms in Nature: Understanding Our Universe is an audiovisual meditation on mankind’s scientific achievements and the wonders of the natural world. This film celebrates how science deepens our connection to the universe with study and curiosity. The animation pays homage the the purely captivating circle form, take a look!

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April 19, 2016

CreativeMornings: Gareth Cliff on Risk

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With CreativeMornings’ worldwide theme for April being Risk, we thought it would be a great idea to invite some one very well known for taking risks in the South African creative industry, to be our speaker. Gareth Cliff is a tall man. He cares about history, music, architecture, aerial photography, politics, current affairs, television, Italian bruschetta and his spaniel, Carl. Gareth has been on air for over 14000 hours, and believe it or not, he has even more to say and do. Now, as founder of Cliffcentral.com, he intends to revolutionise the media business. Every morning he presents a three hour show full of entertainment, inspiration, information and opinion. Throughout his seventeen years as a broadcaster, TV personality and thought leader, he has broken rules and taken audiences to places they have never been before. Gareth lists his greatest achievements as bringing peace to the Middle-East and denying Kim Jong Un a visa to his house. Gareth wants a gilt monstrance for Christmas. Look it up.

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April 18, 2016

Creative Cups of Coffee

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Finally, some art the more clumsy among us can appreciate! Singapore-based artists Jenn Perng and Ink Julep have created a series of adorable postcards that are only complete with coffee stains. (Good news for those of us who are prone to spillage)

Perfect for writing in a cafe, over coffee with friends or during your next break, the ‘PostCups’ are a set of illustrated postcards whose images are made complete by coffee cup stain rings.

Enjoy a coffee break and be inspired by the designs!

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April 15, 2016

Bickford and Sons Label Design


Bickford’s Australia, is famous for its range of quality cordials and portfolio of premium Australian made beverages and has launched a new brand – Bickford and Sons. The new range proudly celebrates the heritage of the South Australian company which began production of aerated beverages in 1874. Leveraging the authenticity of Bickford’s apothecary origins, the brand offers a new range of premium mixers inspired by the company’s 140 year old traditional recipes.
The Bickford story began in 1839 in an Adelaide apothecary, where as a chemist, William Bickford focused on producing products with inherent health benefits. After his death, wife Ann-Margaret Bickford built the South Australian Cordial Factory in 1872 producing a range of beverages based on William’s recipes. In 1874 operations expanded to include aerated beverages under the name of AM Bickford and Sons. After 140 years, the pursuit of exceptional taste and quality continues today at family owned, South Australian beverage manufacturer Bickford’s Australia.
Bobby Haiqalsyah was tasked to create a design that pays homage to their 100+ years of history in Australian hearts which included a refreshed version of their classic monogram, iconic building (which still stands to this day), the kookaburra that has been part of their branding throughout the years as well as flourishes to help frame the design and custom typography. They created custom illustration for the ingredients for the sparkling range as well as custom typography for that range.
This beautiful project could not be possible without Art Direction from Andrew Downer, put together by the folks at Jacky Winter who represents Bobby Haiqalsyah.
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April 13, 2016

Truffle pig – An oculus experience

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Prepare for an adventure, a visual journey that is mesmerisingly enchanting and tickles the eye. The Truffle Pig – An Oculus Experience is a magical world of virtual reality created by the marvellous Gentleman Scholar storytelling team. Oh boy, it looks like a treat – better download and play!

We are constantly dreaming of stories. Small stories, tall tales, long journeys – anything that feels like an adventure. With Truffle Pig, we created an existential journey through the life of a man (we named him Gustav) and his pet truffle pig. The entire project started from one beautiful landscape painting created by our talented design team, and ultimately evolved into an all-encompassing dive into the magical world of VR. We used the full mixed-media approach that is at our core, utilizing everything from 2D character animation, design and development, to our fully environmental and textural CG landscape chops.

Read more about Gustav’s world here.

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