"I'm Jack, the pumpkin king!" I decided that this year I would carve Jack Skellington from the Nightmare before Christmas into my pumpkin and for once I didn't make a huge mess!
Saturday, 30 October 2010
I have the tendency to make things and then forget about them, since my web site has no place for random doodles I decided to put them up on here. They will all be kept under the label 'my work'.
I made the child pretending to be an owl for my boyfriend but I can't remember why! It may have been for his birthday... Anyway the girl giving the boy a wrapped up bird was also for his birthday card. Everything I seem to make for him has some kind of reference to birds on it as anyone who knows me would know that I LOVE birds.
Labels: My Work
Friday, 29 October 2010
Click the image above to head on over to the Tippex Experience. This is a video that allows you to interact with the clip being played. Its a very clever piece of viral advertising. I won't spoil too much but when you get the opportunity a few good words to try are:
Thursday, 28 October 2010
This film clip seems to be causing quite the stir in the online community. It shows a section of film which appears to show a man walking and talking on a mobile phone. However, mobile phones didn't exist in the 20's. There is speculation that the person in question is a time traveller. But that doesn't seem physically possible. Is this all an elaborate hoax or there a rationale explanation?
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Over on her web site Cecilie Ellefsen has made some beautiful, intricate paper cuts which she has then layered and lit in various ways. She has a huge collection of illustrations which feature sinister looking foxes, owls and other woodland scenes.
Labels: Paper Cuts
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
'The Daily Drop Cap is an ongoing project by typographer and illustrator Jessica Hische. Each day (or at least each WORK day), a new hand-crafted decorative initial cap will be posted for your enjoyment and for the beautification of blog posts everywhere.'
Sunday, 24 October 2010
Saturday, 23 October 2010
I just discovered this ink calandar by Oscar Diaz whilst searching for the best possible way to create ink patterns.'Ink Calendar makes use the timed pace of the ink spreading on the paper to indicate time.
The ink is absorbed slowly, and the numbers in the calendar are “printed” daily. One a day, they are filled with ink until the end of the month. A calendar self-updated, which enhances the perception of time passing and not only signaling it.'
I discovered vis/res, the clean cut zine some while ago and its packed full with some really talented designers/illustrators. However, they say its produced up to 6 times a year but so far they only created two. I'd really love to see a new issue and see what talent they uncover next.
vis/res aims to bring something fresh to the zine market with an emphasis on crisp, clear design & beautiful print finishes. When you add to that a range of talented and exciting image-makers contributing to each issue, vis/resis a compelling new publication.
Friday, 22 October 2010
When Gap rebranded themselves earlier this month I had no idea that it would have caused this much of a backlash and that people would still be talking about it. Unfortunately I have to agree with what many people have said online and that its pretty awful. The new design has lost all character and is just another standard logo with no meaning. No wonder Gap have abandoned it and reverted back to their old logo only after one week. funnily enough the New York consultancy behind the redesign (Laird and Partners) have no mention of the logo on their web site.
You can read more over on creative review.
Thursday, 21 October 2010
I just can't get enough of the work of Nottingham based freelance illustrator Simon Moody a.k.a Lined with ghosts. I particularly love the work he has done for Rolo Tomassi. I'm not a fan of the music but its the sort of album art where I would buy the CD simply for the art.
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
These cute cityscapes by Nate Duval caught my eye this afternoon, but what I found even more intriguing is the 'bio' on his web site. Rather than create the standardised 'I am.... from..... and I can do.....' etc he has made a list of things he enjoys and a list of things he likes to listen to. For example, 'cleaning my car' or 'High quality chef knives'.
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Monday, 18 October 2010
'Every society accumulates contradictions amidst their ideals. Dietrich Wegner employs those contradictions, situating opposites together in sculpture and photography that feed on the friction between two conflicting ideas. When an image stands in limbo, between associations, it occupies a flexible place in our mind. Wegner creates images that are safe and unsettling, abject and beautiful. In Cumulous Brand, babies are covered in multicolored tattoos in a meditation on how our identities evolve and how we declare them.'
These are the stunning under water sculptures by Jason De Caires Taylor. Although they can appear slightly sinister looking, they are also uniquely beautiful. He has gained significant interest and recognition for his unique work, with features in over 1000 publications around the world, including National Geographic, Vogue, USA today, the BBC, and CNN and he has made several TV appearances.
Sunday, 17 October 2010
Friday, 15 October 2010
Another one discovered in my extensive list of favourites:
Project / Ryan Meeking EP
Client / Warner Music Australia
Illustrative artwork for the Ryan Meeking and The Few Ep 'Night Owls'. The design reflects the earthy yet dark, deep, sombre tones of the bands music.
'Motherbird is an emerging Communication Design studio.
As a creative agency we highly value aesthetics, but also pride ourselves on our ability to develop conceptual outcomes through our collaborative and often experimental design process.
We take complex ideas and communicate them in simple, effective and intelligent ways. We work closely with our clients so that we may fully understand their specific needs, helping us to deliver the best possible project outcome.'