The illustration above created by the insanely talented Noper as a part of a series created for a Grolsch beer campaign Bucharest by Hand. As artist reinterpreted places in Bucharest, Noper chose to take photos of the city and insert his fantasy illustrated creature into the scenes.
Thanks Bobby at The Fox Is Black for the link
Four and a half feet tall bottles painted on laser cut oak by Jeremy Pettis as a part of an upcoming art show. Also, check out Jeremy’s previous installation “26 Types of Animals—Typography, channeling the essence of the beast”.
Studio Sweet Studio is a website and yearly publication that features artists, their work, and their workspace as an interesting dialogue about how environment affects creative work and what it means to have a studio as an extension of your “visual brand” as an artist.
I recently stumbled on Studio Sweet Studio after the founders Meg Lewis & Tuesday Bassen started following Style Hatch on twitter last week. That evening I stayed up going through virtually every post (almost 40) that they have on their two week old site. The studio tours, posts on process, and designer interviews are beautifully done and quite inspiring.
Make sure you bookmark this site and add it to your RSS readers. It’s already made it into the list of sites that I check on a daily basis.
Which movie does the object come from? Addicting game with great design from Google Creative Lab’s creative director Ji Lee (concept and illustrations), Daniele Codega (site design), and Cory Forsyth (coding).
“When you make something no one hates, no one loves it.” -Tibor Kalman
A series of illustrations created by Trevor Burks based on his personal mythologies surrounding growing up skateboarding in a small town.
The urban environment is built using mostly logic and has its own practical purpose. But human nature is not totally logical, and humans are not completely practical. Skateboarding is expressive. It is in essence a reinterpretation of the environment. Sidewalks, streets, curbs, ledges, rails, walls, banks, ditches, all have their own practical purpose, but their form is such that it can be used as an expressive tool. Skateboarding allows us to emotionally engage with our man-made environment. In the same way that surfers compete with nature, skateboarders compete with the design of our modern environment. It is a critique of human accomplishments by the human spirit.
I just discovered this music video on Creative Boom’s new Tumblr site (using the Inspire Well theme) for The Japanese Popstars’ new track ‘Let Go’. The well executed and quite trippy animation style was directed by David Wilson and produced by the team at Colonel Blimp.
The animation reminds me of James Patterson’s, PRESSTUBE, work who really helped pioneer this Flash animation style in the early 2000s. If you appreciated the animation in this music video take some time to explore through the PRESSTUBE site.
Talented illustrator, designer and writer Frank Chimero was commissioned by IEEE to create illustrations of the top 11 technologies of the last decade. Above are the illustrations for digital photography, social networks and smart phones. It’s amazing to realize how quickly these technological breakthroughs integrated into our daily lives.
…or superhero enemies. How many can you identify?
Reblogged from Carbonmade
What leads to our greatest ideas? What are the patterns, trends and environments that help fuel innovation? Author Steven Johnson looks through out human history to identify the cultural, biological and environmental “patterns” that have lead to great ideas.
In this illustrated trailer for the upcoming book Where Good Ideas Come From (similar to the Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us trailer) Johnson explores the notion of “slow hunches” where ideas often need to mature, develop and evolve over years—or decades—before finally emerging as a great idea.
Designed by Ben LaFond and Dan Black, the new Arcade Fire tour posters are fantastic. From the color pallet to the design details they managed to visually capture the sound of the new album—The Suburbs.
Via Kistune Noir
Denmark-based illustrator and designer Casper Iversen designed a mock identity and campaign for the Australian surf and skate brand McKill as a project while finishing his BA in Graphic Communication at Skolen for Visuel Kommunication. Fresh out of school Casper definitely has a solid future in design.
35 films in two minutes: a clever, minimalist motion graphics piece animated by Felix Meyer and Pascal Monaco. How many can you spot?
Reblogged from Matthew Buchanan