I shared an animation by the RSA that was given by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award.
He talks about the education system and why it is failing. He also has a solution. I find this to be very interesting, but also find the illustration that accompany it to be greatly helpfull!
All of RSA's talks are illustrated in this way.
VJSUAVE makes excellent experimental urban projections.
Driving around in a car and projecting illustrations on building is always a good thing to do. Check them out.
I love magazines. And a great part why I love them is because of the cover. A good cover is necessary, it shows what the inside is about or tells a story of it's own. I've mentioned www.coverjunkie.com before, it's a large archive of magazines covers curated by Jaap Biemans. He recently selected the best magazine covers of 2011 and made this magazine out of it. He also asked designers to make a shortlist of their favourite 2011 magazine covers. These designers, the covers they selected and why are also inside this jam-packed magazine. It's a 'shout-out to creativity' as the introduction tells us.
Well, in short this magazines shows a striking collection of magazine covers you really should see. The covers tell stories of what happened this year, and at the same time shows the current state of visual culture. A pretty round-up for 2011 which is really nice to have!
This is the quick flipthrough video of the new O.K. Periodicals / THRILLER issue!
Simply amazing. Only 500 copies printed and each one has an exclusive musical gadget inside. But much more pleasantly disruptive content to ease your curiosity.
So if you really love magazines. Or Art. Design. Literature. Illustrations. Discovering creative up-and-coming talent. Life in general. Be sure to order one of those 500 exclusive copies! (also a nice gift)
Little secret: Become a subscriber and get this issue for free!
This is too cool! Walls layered with Red, Green and Blue images. Every time you change the light a new image comes up. A great way to show anatomy (as seen on the images) but I think it would also work really nicely in a bar, or a club. All in all a great idea worth a look.
A nice blog with a personal touch. Tips on what to buy on Etsy, and nice art and design projects. Can fill a little time at the end of a workday. The experts agree and so do I!
A while ago I 'discovered' the Drawing Daily made by Steven Kraan on Facebook. Each day he posts a very funny short comic. And by very funny I mean, very very very funny-utterly-hilarious comics. His sort of 'innocent child-like' point of view, together with the curious drawings makes it that you get a dive in his wonderful world. Don't be surprised if you come across Jesus dropping his keys in the water (while walking over it ofcourse), a staircase calling 911 to commit a accidental murder, a giant cockroach asking for love or astronauts escaping on a pool table because they didn't bought an escape pod.
This sweet little zine gets a smile on your face. So first thing to do is to like his facebook page. Second thing to do is to order this zine. Because you will need it!
PS: on the first page Steven draws an unique comic especially for you!
Go shop at Herb Lester Associates! They have the most beautiful maps you'll ever need for a trip. I would be crazy enough to choose my destination just to fit the maps they have. Anyone up for a trip to Glasgow?
Using animation, projections and her own moving shadow, Miwa Matreyek performs a gorgeous, meditative piece about inner and outer discovery. Take a quiet 10 minutes and dive in. With music from Anna Oxygen, Mirah, Caroline Lufkin and Mileece.
Watch it below
Today I have a very nice portfolio for you by illustrator Andrea Wan. Cool stuff.
Just have a look at the posters and other illustrative work by Luke Drozd. It's amazing!
Only a few days left to submit your work for the next issue of O.K. Periodicals. We are still searching for illustrations, photos, stories, graphic design, typefaces, product design, art, etc to feature in the THRILLER issue.
So share your fears, show your excitement and contribute!
A simple way to get your work in the MOMA or TATE Modern or Palais de Tokyo or...
Click above right on the SUBMIT button for more info! And invite friends ofcourse to drop us a line as well.
Great mural drawings by David Shillinglaw. He made one in Arnhem as well at Subwalk. Browse throught the images on his website.
In this post just a few examples of the drawings made by David Shringley a Scotland based artist who makes drawings, animations, tattoos, texts and so on. Wonderfull work and quite funny if you ask me, I love this kind of humor. If you like the images above please visit his website and discover what else David is making.
Thanks Minke for the tip.
Everybody who ever tried to get a kid to go to sleep must recognize the theme of this book. Trying to be nice, but most of all, trying to get children to go to sleep. This one is nice for both parents and children, with nice illustrations and lovely texts. So go the f•ck to sleep!
Buck is an ordinary guy. Well, if you accept the "deer head" thing.
Today, Buck is going to spend the afternoon with his girlfriend who's so happy to see him (she's pretty much happy always). But when Buck finds out that her father is not the tolerant and sympathetic guy he expected, the Sunday afternoon turns really bad. Really bad. Like baaaaaaad bad.
As Marloes Pijfers explains on her website, Reputation 2.0 'is not an ordinary management book (...) but an illustrated introduction into the world of 'online reputation management'. Quite unlike a lot of the management books out there, it explains strategies of online representation in short, clear, unpretentious verbal and visual language.
Mac 'n' Cheese is an animated short directed and created by four students at the Utrecht School of Arts in the Netherlands. This roughly two minute animation took about five months to make, and about a bajillion peanut butter sandwiches.
Synopsis: When you find yourself running scared and running out of energy, there's only a few options left to outrun your opponent through the southern desert. Stopping at nothing, watch these two guys wear each other out and rip through boundaries hitherto unbroken. Enjoy the ride!
I stumbled upon the work of Pim Palsgraaf. He makes sculptures, paintings and drawings which are sometimes surreal, but very fascinating. Especially the taxidermy animals with found objects are very strange and intriguing.
The artists statement:
The studio of Pim Palsgraaf (1979) is located in the industrial section of Rotterdam.
His love-hate relationship to this environment is fundamental for his art work.
In the “Multiscape” sculptures he shows the outgrowths of urban architecture.
Comparable to tumours of urban growing he drapes found objects on taxidermy animals to symbolize the contrary of culture and nature.
The city seems to overcome the animal and to bring it to its knees. His paintings reveals us the clandestine interior of cities. Deserted rooms, damp corridors and ceilings in danger to collapse at any time show his weakness for urban decline, for the natural environment of men slowly sinking into oblivion.
Here a review of two new released dutch literary magazines. MAEB and kutgitaar (Translation: cuntguitar).
For MAEB, the magazine of Martijn Brugman, it's his fifth issue, he holds on to his goal and therefor the subscription to his beautiful and surprising magazine is still free. In all issues he writes short stories on one theme. For this issue he bundled letters, written by Freddie, to the famous dutch television host Matthijs van Nieuwkerk of the programme "De Wereld Draait Door". By reading the letters you get sucked in the live of Freddie and how he thinks and lives. Great work!
Kutgitaar is the first magazine of Dennis Gaens, a A6 format magazine which also works with themes this one is about Kutgitaar (Cuntguitar), and writters are asked to write story about this non existing object. The stories are nice and short, absurd, funny and weird. A nice little non-designed magazine that makes me very curious what the next magazine will be like...and offcourse what the next theme will be.
Two very nice magazine so check them out:
Also available online, or as ePub
p.s. Dutch only
Some are nice, some are famous, some are dull, some are funny ans some you've seen to often already. And I can't read anything on this website. But plenty images for some good scrolling.
A-FACE-A-DAY is a very nice self initiated project by an Austrian art director/ illustrator based in VIENNA. After living in VIENNA (counting 1.7 million people) for more than 10 years, A-FACE-A-DAY decided that it is time to present the beauty of Viennese and Austrian human beings to the world.
I just got this book with the works of Alex Trochut.
Most portfolio books are just a showcase of projects. But this book has a very nice twist.
It is structured in four parts: The first part is the Introduction which puts Alex into context in the wider design world. The second part, Influences, explains where he gets his inspiration from. The third and biggest part shows a wide selection of projects he made. It varies between commercial works and personal projects. The last part is very nice. It reveals the design process. So how he came up with an idea, the early sketches and so on.
The first two parts are a good read. You will get to know Alex a little bit and has a sort of embedded art/design history lesson in it. The PROJECTS part is awesome. It shows a great variety of Alex's projects which are often a combination of illustration and typography. The personal projects stand out pretty well, which gives it a more personal touch.
That in combination with the last part, explaining how it is made, makes the content worthwhile to browse through. I really like looking and learning how he made certain illustrations, fro first struggles to the final result.
The book itself has a simple and elegant graphic design. The text pages are on different colored unocated paper in black and white. The Projects part is on glossy white paper and the Process pages are on uncoated white paper, both in full colour. It makes that each part of the book is really different.
Last but not least is the cover. In daylight it is fluorgreen. But it has a glow-in-the-dark print on it. In the dark it shows an ornamental pattern. In combination with only a small title in the upperleft corner it is really nice.
Overall, a very inspirational book for those who love typography and illustration.
I didn't know Alex Trochut before I got the book, but I like his work and while reading the texts it seems like a very charming, inspiring person!
You can get the book via deze link.
Anne Knispel's graduation project Four legs good, two legs bad explores two interesting worlds by bringing them together in unexpected ways. In colorful, vibrant illustrations she connects human phobias with animals that have remarkable features or abilities that arm them against those very fears. Her imagination stretches yours as she protects the chiraptophobic (fearful of being touched) with a hedgehog's spikes and presents a marabou stork's throat sac as an ideal solution to chase away the enemies of those who are catagelophobic (fearful of being embarrassed).
Everybody knows that gangs reign in their own certain neighbourhood and that they will defend it with bloody battles. What I didn't know yet is that these gangs had their own business cards! At least they had them in the 70's - early 80's as these pictures show. Creative talents those dirty ol' bastards!
We had a super releaseparty of O.K. Periodicals #6 / BORING Issue. Jaap Blonk started the night with a soundpoetry performance. After that Joost and I went up the stage to give a very boring presentation. We explained how to fill in the form to become a subscriber (hello and thanks to al new subscribers!). And we made a slide for each and every single contributor in the magazine and thanking them. Well, you had to be there in the crowded venue.
But we finished with the flipthrough video you can see here as well.
We hope you will become a subscriber too, so we can make future issues of this wonderfull magazine. It has a limited run of copies (500) and we already sent 250 to pre-orders and so.
Issue 6 is, again, the best issue so far!
For her graduation project, Marleen Wellen researched the role of personal, sensitive information in today's society. Her conclusion is that, though these confidentialities are extra vulnerable in the information age, people should still be able to tell each other secrets. Her solution is to give responsibility to the listeners rather than the sharers for keeping secrets safe In her final work "I want to be the tin you keep your secrets in", she illustrates the secrets people told her. These people are also present in the illustration, their face hidden only by a thin layer of film that could easily be scratched off.
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