Archives for the month of: June, 2012

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El Carmen, Costa Rica
Sunset 5:34pm

 

“Sagaponack, NY
Sunrise 620am

 

Point Dume, Malibu CA
Sunrise 5:46am

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Anyone who knows Barbour Design as a group knows we have a collective love of food. So this fun, mouthwatering project by Chicago design graduate student Kelly Pratt is close to our hearts (and stomachs). Pratt is in the process of preparing an authentic sandwich for each state, then photographing and designing a poster of each. Sounds simple, but Pratt really takes her time with each one, researching popular sandwiches then preparing them with the help of friends and family. Social media now seem to be part of the process, with Pratt soliciting votes for which ‘wich should be next. And for all those foodies out there, prints of each poster are for sale. 12 sandwiches/posters and counting….

Via statelysandwiches.com

British designer Kyle Bean has an impressive body of work, never mind that he graduated from college just a few years ago. What is striking about his portfolio is the level of detail that seems to go into each project. Interesting concepts that are really well executed. Hats off to Bean. We look forward to witnessing the evolution of this impressive young designer.

Via kylebean.co.uk

Artist and designer Chuck Anderson has a history with ESPN The Magazine (as does Barbour Design… we’ve been supporting their marketing efforts since they launched back in 1998). As a matter of fact, The Mag gave him his first big break back in 2004. Since then, he has gone on to be well regarded in the field of design, and is even credited by some with pioneering the ever-present use of lighting effects. His richly detailed (and self-taught) style is impressive, as showcased in his latest for ESPN The Magazine’s MLB Preview Issue. What could come off as gratuitous, is actually well balanced and dynamic in Chuck’s care. Great work!

Via nopattern.com

Australian artist Sean Avery repurposes CDs into intricately sculpted animals, most notably birds. Avery literally layers fragments of broken CDs to form feathers… undoubtedly a painstaking process. His work is apparently in galleries around the world, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not has recently purchased some sculptures for display in their Baltimore and Hollywood museums.

Via seaneavery.com

This funny series by London based designer/illustrator/author Aled Lewis has been floating around the web for sometime… and every time I revisit it, it never disappoints. Lewis arranges toy figures and pairs them with ironic dialog, with fantastically funny results. They are now available to purchase as prints, and soon compiled in a book to be released later this year.

Via aledlewis.com

With so many apps out there, icon design is something we increasingly take for granted. Some are certainly much better than others, and these, by Netherlands-based designer Julian Burford, fall into that category. The 3D perspective and uniformity among these hypothetical food product icons is great, especially while meeting Apple’s icon guidelines.

Via julianburford.nl

French art director Emilie Guelpa was commissioned by French culinary magazine Fricote (and later displayed at a Paris grocer) to create these Pantone-inspired tarts, with great results. Looks like the tart is covered in some sort of white icing, then vibrant foods are applied to resemble a Pantone chip. What a great use of colors and textures. Really imaginative and well done

Via griottes.fr and fricote.fr

Mexican-born designer turned installation artist Gabriel Dawe creates these large-scale installations with colored thread that are really something. Dawe’s use of color and scale, besides being incredible to look at, is also a commentary on “notions of social constructions and their relation to evolutionary theory and the self-organizing force of nature.” Beautiful work.

Via gabrieldawe.com

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