If you’re worried about whether or not you’re keeping up with the fast moving trends, this cute little animation by french motion design agency, 2 Factory, will keep you updated…for now at least.
Via: From Up North
Welcome to the blog of Johannesburg creative agency Nicework. A fine selection of the best creative ideas, art, design and advertising.
Hello, everyone! Welcome to the tote vote.
We at Nicework sometimes like to do things just because they are fun and we like them. The last exciting internal project we worked on was our Nice Notebooks, which we gave to our clients because we love them and they smell nice. You may remember them from our Christmas issue last year.
This time around, we’ve all designed exciting survival tote bags for some fairly standard emergency situations. Trapped in zero gravity? Need to eat your own leg? Now you can carry around a bag of survival must-haves designed especially for your unique problem.
We love each of these so much that we can’t decide which ones to send to production. Which is your favourite? Vote at the bottom of this post. Leave us a comment and you could win your very own Nice Tote!
Surviving Zero Gravity
Surviving Self Cannibalism (a.k.a. A Gourmet’s Guide to Eatin’ Yer Own Leg)
Surviving Tea with the Queen of Hearts
Surviving Information Overload
Surviving the Candy House
Surviving Africa with Doctor Jubu
“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.
Estian Fourie (the Winner)
Shaun Botes (Second)
We here at Nicework are huge fans of anything remotely doggie-related. (Okay, maybe that’s just me). Either way, have a look at this lovely collaborative papercraft project.
Back in 2009 British design studio Lazerian created a papercraft model kit of their dog mascot, Gerald. Two years later, the studio launched the Gerald Project, a collaborative art project in which they invited more than 100 artists and designers to design custom editions of the papercraft dog. The colorful collection of custom Geralds can now be purchased on Lazerian’s website. They will also be the subject of an art book that will be released at an exhibition of the project, May 17 to 19, 2013 at 60 Reade in New York City.
via: Laughing Squid
Iain Macarthur‘s work can be described as surreal and unique in its own way. Using mostly pencil, watercolours and pigment pens, he create portraits of ordinary people but create them in a unusual way by, embellishing patterns and watercolour effects into the portrait to give a vivid explosion effect—transforming their faces from something plain to something entirely bizarre and wonderful at the same time. View some more of these beautifully, intricately created art at his blog.