Minimalist Album Covers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Can you guess the album cover? This is a series of minimalist posters created by the designer Nicholas Barclay. Known for his distinctive style, Barclay deconstructed iconic album covers into simple colours and shapes. Barclay is the master minimalist design. We think these album covers are beautiful and rather nifty, don’t you?  

Katie & Joe.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Katie and Joe are a husband and wife photography team who have mastered minimalism. Their photographs are filled with a generous honesty. The couple are currently based in Portland, Oregon. Their work can be found in magazines such as Liner, Atlas, Material Girl, Zeum, and Cake. We love the striking gazes, the subtleties and the muted …

les têtes Interverties

Reading Time: < 1 minute Juliette Barbanegre’s sensitive illustrations are eerie yet simply magical. Her bold use of colour and beautifully detailed scenes seduce the viewer into another world. Inverted Heads (les têtes Interverties) speaks of a woman with two inseparable lovers and is inspired by an ancient Hindu tale. You can find more of her enchanting work here.

P H A N T A S M A

Reading Time: 3 minutes Carla de la Matta from New York City and Loïc Remy from Paris, have joined efforts in an ongoing collaboration that transcends borders and connects  “the city that doesn’t sleep” and “the city of light”. Together, they have created a series they titled “Phantasma”. Their unusual creative ideas and photographic visions gave birth to an …

Sticks & Stones

Reading Time: < 1 minute To This Day is an animation based on the poem by Shane Koyczan’s spoken word poem of the same title. It is a poem about childhood bullying. The animation contains a 20 second animation collaboration from 87 different animators. It is absolutely stunning and it addresses many of the traumas that occur during childhood. It …

Broken items or just an opportunity to get creative?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Resourcefulness at its best, here are a few images of people who did not let the happenings in life get them down. These people turned a bad situation into an incredibly beautiful one by using a cheaper yet creative method to fix their damaged items. Next time something you own is damaged, use it as …

ADVENTURE, FOOD, NIGHTLIFE AND FASHION

Reading Time: 2 minutes Beautiful illustration series for Insider Guides international student city guides done by Kindred Studio. Each full page illustration covers various aspects of student life in Australia, from adventure to food, nightlife to fashion. Insider Foundry is the publisher of the free, annual Insider Guides – International Student Guides. Written by local students, they help to bridge the gap between …

Sublime Opening Titles to the Style Frames Design Conference Animated by Eran Hilleli

Reading Time: < 1 minute For the Style Frames Design Conference held last November in New York, Tel Aviv-based artist and animator Eran Hilleli was asked to create an opening titles sequence that would set the tone for the event and list the names of various speakers. The result is this short three-minute video of converging characters that’s almost too …

la línea roja’

Reading Time: 2 minutes ‘la línea roja’ — a visual study of geometry and form in dialogue with nature.  Nicolas Rivals, a photographer based in Paris, installed luminous, neon-hued squares, triangles and intersecting lines across scenic landscapes in Spain. He’s described this particular installation as “a red line woven over a journey through Spain, to connect Man with nature. A red …

Utopian Dwelling

Reading Time: 2 minutes We have gone from mud brick houses to homes built out of wood and stone to concrete and steel. Limited space has become an increasingly critical issue. With affordability, convenience, practicality coming into play, we often forget about the kind of homes we desire. Jing Zhang has taken ideas from childhood and developed types of homes that could only exist …