Impressive Illustration, Art Direction & motion design for The Kraken Rum.
I came across Kinetic v5 zine styled website for a Singapore based creative agency. I love how the printed format has been translated so well into digital. It’s quirky, playful & fun, just what you would expect from a hand-generated photocopied small run fanzine. As you explore the site you discover little random bits of information linked throughout like a 1990′s infomercial for GLH Spray on hair. The sound is just as random so make sure it’s turned on when you visit.
PRISMA1666 by Super Nature Design collaborating with Wonwei, is a light interactive installation inspired by Sir Isaac Newton’s famous optics and colour experiments in 1666. The installation consists of 15 triangular crystal blocks distributed randomly on a clean white surface. Projection of colorful graphics is refracted and dispersed by these crystal blocks, creating a fascinating visual experience and performance. The installation enables interaction with the projected colors, angles, and shapes through a touch interface, creating an opportunity to experiment with these elements like Isaac Newton did.
Via My Modern Met
Motion plus design is a project aiming to found the world’s first Centre dedicated to the world of motion design in Paris, France. The goal is to engage and educate the public about what Motion Design is and engage the Motion Design community to share their knowledge and to increase recognition of the field on the world stage that is comparable to the creative explosion that has occurred in recent years thanks to digital technology. They have created this fantastic video to help clearly define what motion graphics is and hallmarks some of the best examples since the artforms inception. Definitely worth viewing
I came across the amazing chalk lettering by graphic designer and now full time chalk letterist (doubt thats a word?) Dana Tanamachi from Brooklyn, NYC. She has done some beautiful pieces for clients like Ralph Lauren, Google, Adidas as well as many others. Her work makes me wish i played with the chalkboard a little more when I was young. I also appreciate the amount of time it must take to do each one of these custom pieces. Check out the time lapse videos of Dana’s work at the bottom.
It’s an oldie but a goodie: CPDRC Inmates dancing Thriller. Nothing sounds like Halloween without Vincent Price’s voice.
Beautiful handmade typography & a poignant quote made me smile.
Love watching these evaporating letterforms appear and then disappear. It’s got a great ephemeral and emotional appeal. These animated gif’s are by designer Ruslan Khasanov.
Behind the scenes video of how The Mill created an interactive multi-touch, smart glass display showcasing the Mill’s body of work. Impressive is all I can say.
Beautiful photographs of 19 year old Frances Bean Cobain by Heidi Slimane.
Somewhere I can’t remember… will try and find it. Portable TV
Etsuko Ichikawa creates what she calls Pyrographs by drawing with hot molten glass which scorches the paper creating an ephemeral path of movement and heat.
“I see this process as a metaphor of my daily life in terms of encounters and impressions relating directly to my work. Meeting someone, seeing some event, hearing a piece of music – these encounters are fleeting moments, but sometimes the impressions of these moments take on their own lives.”
Check out this awesome skull and animations by Ritxi Ostáriz founder of IIKKI STUDIO. The stills from the animations are as fun as the animations are. I do appreciate the homage to walt disney with pink elephans on parade. Me gusta mucho!
Via Graphic Lust
Just came across this ad for a Samsung phone which I thought was pretty cool and very relevant to the product. The awesome Finger Tutting is by Jay Funk a Los Angeles based choreographer. Don’t mind the motion graphics either!
Check out more of Jay Funk in this video:
It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture.
It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no starts to reach for. Not failure, but low aim is sin.
– Benjamin Elijah Mays
The art of Judith Braun in her series of “Symmetrical Procedures” with its organic forms is quite mesmerising.
I love it when an artist gives us a glimpse into themselves and Judith has certainly done that with a hilarious short video about her life. I would love to meet you Judith one day. You are awesome!
As a young designer myself these really ring true. These are some insightful and thought-provoking lessons from Wieden+Kennedy’s Executive Creative Director, John C Jay.
Be authentic. The most powerful asset you have is your individuality, what makes you unique. It’s time to stop listening to others on what you should do.
Work harder than anyone else and you will always benefit from the effort.
Get off the computer and connect with real people and culture. Life is visceral.
Constantly improve your craft. Make things with your hands. Innovation in thinking is not enough.
Travel as much as you can. It is a humbling and inspiring experience to learn just how much you don’t know.
Being original is still king, especially in this tech-driven, group-grope world.
Try not to work for stupid people or you’ll soon become one of them.
Instinct and intuition are all-powerful. Learn to trust them.
The Golden Rule actually works. Do good.
If all else fails, No. 2 is the greatest competitive advantage of any career.
Anyone starting their own creative business should watch this video. Great advice from Emily Cohen on the business of design.
Emily has been a consultant to creative professionals for over 20 years providing confidential, best-practice insights and advice on staff, client, and process-management strategies, conducting client surveys and writing winning proposals, creative briefs, and contracts. Her CreativeMornings talk was insightful and filled with hands-on tips.
What are the defining aesthetics of art in the networked era? How is mass collaboration changing notions of ownership in art? How does micropatronage change the way artists produce and distribute artwork? The Future of Art begins a conversation on these topics and invites your participation.
This video was shot, edited and screened at the Transmediale festival 2011 in Berlin, Germany.