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!
If you’re into Gorillaz then check out Josie Charlwood’s cover of Feel Good Inc. She rocks the BOSS RC-30 Loop Station and adds her natural singing ability to create this sonic nebula that’ll get you through your worst feeling days.
A little while ago we posted a video Lamborghini Aventador By Sehsucht. Now it’s time for Weareflink to take a stab at creating some unique for the same product. The video features a morphing shiny black lifeform which transforms from parts of the car, to type, and jagged shards and shapes. It’s a really well executed video that takes a different spin from the one created by Sehsucht.
NDesign Rio is a national gathering of design oriented students and professionals. This video gives the impression that you’re watching a very standard series of images but yet once you realize its subtle abnormalities they begin to be more prominent. These every day visuals are warped, digitally manipulated and altered to create interest throughout the timeline of the film. The sound design adds to the mystery of the city and creates rhythm with only subtle variations in intensity.
Profile Pictures by photographer Mathieu Grac looks at the various ways people take a self portrait for social networks in order to maximize their appeal. It’s a unique look behind the scenes of that perfect mirror shot, sexy crawl on the floor look and the classic I’ve got awesome abs because the light hits them the right way at this angle.
You have to see this live action film based on Valve’s Portal 2 game. The special effects and soundscapes are one thing but even without a single spoken word the acting is what brings this video to the level that it’s at. If you’ve ever played the game then you’ll know exactly how she must have felt when she realized her perceived freedom is only a digital camouflage.
To celebrate the release of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ tenth studio album I’m With You, we’d like to showcase the photography work of Flea’s daughter Clara Balzary.
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
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.
If you’re into intense cinematic visuals, destructive covers of timeless classics and in your face rhythmic pacing then you’ll enjoy this trailer for the upcoming movie The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. We first spotted this trailer during the opening of Planet of the Apes and you really have to see it in theatres on the biggest screen imaginable to get the full soul penetration that comes along with it. The soundtrack for the trailer is a cover of Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song, the latest piece of work by Trent Reznor and Karen O.
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.
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.
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.