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!
Most of the time design is about trying to make perfect arrangements and finding ideal ways to display a message but once in a while designers need to replicate a glitchy computer monitor or a distorted perspective in their piece of work. These examples from Nei Santos’ portfolio show a few good ways of achieving perfection by using imperfections.
Freelance design artist and photographer Viktor Hertz from Uppsala, Sweden designed this collection of “honest logos” which reveal the actual content of the company. This is a pretty funny concept but also in some cases a bold statement towards the idea of marketing and bending the truth for huge companies around the world.
A great inspiration for design and typography layout that makes you think outside of the box, or better yet that there is no box at all. These are really cool design concepts that were created by Herman Chaneco for Brent Weeks’ The Night Angel trilogy of novels. The title is cut out and folded in a way that casts shadows of a ninja which represents the warrior’s stealth fighting techniques and relates to the novel’s plot.
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!
Erik Spiekermann is world-known as a master of typography, design and modernism. So it comes as no surprise that his seven-story home in Berlin is somewhat of a masterpiece. Dwell Magazine were invited into his home which he shares with his wife and the photos had me drooling.
The cool greys throughout his home really make the wood accents pop! The floor to ceiling windows allow the sunlight to beam in and match the large doors on every floor. You’ll also find an amazing two-story book case that is complete with an automatic hoisting unit. If that wasn’t enough, he also has a printing press on the 4th floor – yup he loves type that much!
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!
Doublenaut is a Toronto based studio focused on printing, design and illustration. The company is made up of brothers Andrew and Matt McCracken who have always been devoted to the music scene. They’ve designed for bands including Billy Talent, The Flaming Lips, Alexisonfire, Broken Social Scene, Fucked Up, Cancer Bats, and many more.
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!
“Leif is an artist and Creative Director. His work explores themes of connectedness, the relevance of nature and the psychedelic or altered experience. By utilizing these subjects he attempts to coerce the viewer into a realignment with themselves and their surroundings.”
The imagery in his art is abstract, calculated and seeks symmetrical balance in repetition and reflections. Be sure to check out his work at www.leifpodhajsky.com
Always nice to see great interactive direction, and this Paris based art director doesn’t disappoint. Check out the work above or visit Julien Bailly
Umm… yeah. What can I say… I guess I might have come up with an idea like this if I had a three week vacation with nothing to think about other than cool stuff. But then again this melted wrapped, wooden box, shot from killer angles is so amazing that I’m thinking that well I’m going to stop thinking and just enjoy this piece. Rock on Grand People