You would think that an image like this was a digital manipulation made in Photoshop, until you take a close look at it in detail. The models were hand crafted and arranged on big wooden blocks of text. The world of miniature models blending with design and typography to create a spacial piece like this is a very interesting example of making the mostly intangible world of design come to life.
Happycentro is a creative studio based in Verona, Italy. Their portfolio features a wide spectrum of designs and disciplines but these handcrafted type pieces really stood out to me. The amount of detail, depth, texture and use of colour really make these pieces a work of art. Check out their portfolio at www.happycentro.it
Esra Rosie is a Norwegian freelance illustrator based in Oslo. She creates amazing fashion/lifestyle illustrations that mix pencil and watercolour media, creating vibrant pieces that really have an edge to them. She has been commissioned by some of the largest fashion/lifestyle/art publications including VOGUE, Nylon, Wallpaper, Vice and Grafik magazine. There’s a lot more work up on here website http://www.esraroise.com. Be sure to check out her great work!
I’ve seem some artists that have used paper to create beautiful type, but Bianca Chang gives a new twist to the art. She cuts each letter in increments or steps, giving the effect of spiraling staircases, black holes and radiating rays. The effect is really unique giving varying depths to the letterforms. The video features the creation of the letters in stop-motion. Check out her portfolio at biancachang.com
Award winning design studio, ENESS, has shared their latest work on Vimeo. MÖBIUS is a sculpture they created that simulates a triangle sinking and rotating into the ground. There is a total of 21 pieces to MÖBIUS and they comprised this video of stop motion photographs. Video is quite hypnotizing, when I watched it, my eyes were fixed on the cyclical movement. It reminded me of staring at the wave machines in physics class.
Thomas Pavitte couldn’t find the record for the most complicated dot to dot drawing so he decided to set it himself. Naturally you’d come to the conclusion that the Mona Lisa is the perfect subject for this project. The drawing took 6,239 dots to complete and was created on an A0 size poster, this video shows a 9 hour timelapse of Thomas connecting the dots to reveal the intricate line painting.
Sculpter Ron van der Ende from the Netherlands sculpts objects from scraps of wood that he finds on the street. The most impressive part of these pieces is that none of them require any painting, he matches the colours of wood he finds to the section of the object he is modeling, which is what gives the end result a raw and industrial look. Not bad for not having to spend any cash on art supplies.
We’ve had to put some work on hold to take a closer look at this video because this concept has crossed everyone’s mind at some point. These guys not only had the creative ideas to string this video together but also the resources required to execute it the right way. A skate session + remote controlled spray cans are all you need to decorate your pool and get some awesome footage.
In the spirit of celebrating all that Lego has done for our childhoods and sculpting the intellectual human beings that we are today, Qurated is featuring two Lego related articles in two days. Check out these famous movie posters executed in Lego style.
Design and Illustration studio DKNG created a short 3 minutes video of the process of creating a concert poster for The Black Keys. The video takes you through their in-depth process of creating the art work using a combination of programs and techniques. After they split the into colour separation and the screen printing process – laying down each colour individually. It’s pretty intense process but these guys make it look easy!
Chinese artist Liu Bolin is best known for taking photographs of himself painted to be camouflaged into his surroundings. He was noted as saying that his work is a protest against the actions of the Chinese government, who shut down his art studio in 2005. It’s about not fitting in and agreeing with government regulation and modern society. It’s about being invisible.
This infographic was created by Medical Billing and Coding spreading the word on how dangerous sitting at your desk all day can be. They point out some shocking facts and correlations between sitting and, well…death! But fear not, the infograph also provides some preventative solutions that we should all follow on a daily basis. Ironically, I’m sitting at my desk while I write this post…time to get up for a stretch!
With father’s day around the corner, EveryGuyed and Moxy Creative House teamed up to create a set of poster featuring famous cartoon dads. The twist in these posters is that they are re-envisioned as beer cans. These seemingly simple illustrations are done so well and provide just enough detail to make recognition instant!
Shawn Smith takes a very unique approach to his art and creates sculptures that simulate pixels that we see on monitors, tv screens and other digital mediums.
Shawn states “My work investigates the slippery intersection between the digital world and reality. Specifically, I am interested in how we experience nature through technology. When we see images of nature on TV or on a computer screen, we feel that we are seeing nature but we are really only seeing patterns of pixilated light.”
You can check out his work at http://shawnsmithart.com