This is a really great video from Samsung titled Unleash Your Fingers.
I’ve always loved symmetry (to an almost OCD state of being) and found that’s often been on par with a love for geometry. It’s exciting to see it revisited in design these days with the help of newer computers, it’s all very beautiful. Seth Hardie has been taking some great Instagrams (@hallwood) using the iPad app Poly. I mean, I already want to buy an iPad, but this is enough to really push me over the edge.
Talented Illustration designer Jasper Goodall made this short film about Sanna Annukka and her new autumn/winter collection for Marimekko called Pohjolassa. I’m a huge fan of patterns and have always enjoyed symmetry but lately have been pushing myself in Illustrator. As far as the Adobe suite goes, Illustrator still isn’t my strongest and I’ve learned a lot in 2012 with it.
I’m currently working with a client on her brand refresh and going over bag designs these last couple weeks, been a great experiment in pattern making. I’d love a chance to make wallpaper or textiles like these down the road.
Filed under Too-Good-to-Be-True, artist Denis Medri has regularly shared with us alternate visions of my two favourite universes, Batman and Star Wars. I’m not kidding when I say, apart from the Buffy-verse, nothing compels me more than these mythologies. The only two video games for X-Box I play regularly are Arkham City (third or fourth time around at this point) and The Force Unleashed Series (twice through each). Here he’s shown us Batman if it took place in Grease territory (Greasers!) and Star Wars (original trilogy) if they were in an ’80s teen movie. FYI, he’s also introduced us to Western/Samurai Epic Star Wars, also worth a lookie-loo.
Great digital design by deviantART user RobShields
We make assumptions based on what we see on the surface, will we ever know our true Wild Heart?
Through Awesome Okanagan, I’ve been working with some colleagues (Mya and Carly) on “Wild Heart,” a 2012 Fall/Winter Fashion Show with Nikki and local salon Loyal Hair Therapy. It will be in support of local charity H.O.P.E. Outreach. This is the promo video I made for the fashion show, a stripped-down version of the nearly 20 minute visuals that will accompany the fashion show. The video will be synced to music.
I recently designed this e-invite to a BC NDP fundraising BBQ where David Gates and Shaun Verrault performed.
“If people say it’s impossible we have to prove them wrong.”
Design students Anna and Terese took on a giant challenge as an exam project. Something no one had done before. If they could swing it, it would for sure be revolutionary. The bicycle is a tool to change the world. If we use bikes AND travel safe: Life will be better for all.
I recently came across the work of Dana Tanamachi, a very incredible chalk letterer whose creative labels and designs have been featured in magazines, book covers, even on wine bottled here in the Okanagan.
She even has these incredible time-lapse videos of her process.
Here’s a great collection of Fictional Travel Poster Art from a new show that Planet Pulp is currently running. Artists have been inspired from some classic movies and TV shows.
via Geek Tyrant
A video sneak peek at the new body of work “Shapes & Smiles” by Jolby opening December 16th, 2011 at Subtext Gallery in San Diego, CA.
Somewhere between the shared brains of collaborators Josh Kenyon and Colby Nichols (Jolby) is a land occupied by their beliefs, passions, thoughts, and memories. Returning for their second solo show at Subtext, these seasoned creators will guide us on a voyage through their past, present, and everything in between to find out what makes them happy.
Watch this link to view all of the work from their new show on December 16th: jolbyandfriends.com/shapesandsmiles
This is the Beardcap. It is what it looks like in that you have a cap, attached to a beard. I read that it refers to the traditional “lambshed-hood” used by Icelandic farmers walking long distances in below freezing temperatures through heavy snow-storms. Designed by Vík Prjónsdóttir in 2005, this cap is made with 100% Icelandic wool and is available in five different colours. For the facial-hair-challenged among you don’t worry, you can get one too.
Photography by Gulli Már.
Internationally renowned photographers Tim Navis + Kim Høltermand have started a new project with film collective Scenic Studio and composer Deru. They’ll set out on a journey to explore the remote and beautiful countryside of Iceland to document their experiences with the landscape, residents and traditions. The end result, a beautifully packaged box set of the film and companion soundtrack, will be released to backers of the project as a physical artifact of the unique and awe-inspiring experience.
Tim + Kim will film at various locations throughout the island, inspired by moments of discovery and chance occurrence.. Scenic will edit the series into short films, featuring an original score by Deru and a full-length soundtrack (the first single is available now) featuring contributions from select musicians and contemporary composers.
I’m happy to see Cutting Edges, curating these contemporary takes on vintage (found) imagery, featuring a new take on old design. Incidentally, I’ve come across some of these pieces on fffound before, I would love to get my hands on a copy of this tome for myself. With work by Jelle Martens, Anthony Zinonos, Eduardo Recife and more, the book is pure eye candy.
I was recently approached by friends & musicians We Are The City about a new website. They had a short, simple request, “We don’t want as much clutter… …we like far more simple.” I had been following their latest release, the High School EP, and had thoroughly enjoyed Andy & Aidan Knight’s take on their design for the CD/Vinyl and splash page and was pretty sure we were on the same page when they said ‘simple’. After a few sample sites, we agreed on the look for this one.
Borrowing inspiration from their release, we stuck with the bright red colour because it stood out, and we all loved it. Something I’ve always loved about the boys is their quirkyness and how often you can turn around into a pair of open arms just about anywhere in BC and it’s usually theirs. They randomly show up everywhere and I used this concept literally for their site by incorporating random stills from their music video for Happy New Year, the first single off the EP.
The boys video page needed something special. Having a close relationship with Vancouver production company Amazing Factory means the boys are always making videos. Like, always. Keeping the page updated and organized was key to deal with the large amount of content they wanted to release to their fans. They also Tumbl frequently so it was important to both incorporate their Tumbls into the News feed and for fans to see their questions to the band in a different sort of environment than many other musicians websites.
Andy also mocked up this fantastic page for displaying their full 26 minute High School continuous music video that I helped to code for the new site. A breathtaking video series containing a video for every song on High School, this was an inspired undertaking. Meant to be presented all together, much like you’d sit down to listen to a vinyl record, they belong as one collective piece.
All in all, as always, it was a complete pleasure to collaborate with We Are The City on this site, they brought so much to the table and the result is an amalgamation of ideas and a site we all came together to make.