Well folks, summer is coming to a close, so thought it appropriate to share this outstanding video short by Italian filmmaker Vitùc. Enjoy!
For fellow carnivores out there, this one’s for you. Greek designers Beetroot Design Group created this clever identity for Kreopoleio Restaurant (kreopoleion = shop in Greek). Visual references, like beef/pork chart, butcher’s knife and chalkboard all meld into a really nice, smart identity. The splash of color in the last cut (being the tail) is also a great touch. Well done
There is no shortage of Olympic-inspired art out there, especially during the summer of an Olympiad. We love the style of this series of Olympic posters by South African designer Ben Grib. The vintage, spare style works great for the subject matter, and the geometric composition/cubist influence of the athletes gives them some depth. Loosely reminiscent of work by Charis Tsevis (here and here).
Brooklyn-based paper-cut artist Kevin Stanton’s intricate X-ACTO work is really something. As a recent grad of Pratt Institute and freelance illustrator, Stanton has managed to build an impressive body of work already. From random “sketches”, to portrait work, to exquisite paper-cut illustrations published as the centerpiece of Shakespeare volumes sold by Barnes and Noble, Stanton is certainly carving his place in the world of illustration. Looking forward to more of his work in the future.
Portugal-based artist (and attorney) Samuel Silva has incredible technical skill with a ballpoint pen, of all things. “It’s not about what you use, it’s about how you use it,” says Silva. Say what you will about the subject matter (some say there is no artistic merit, since he is just copying photos and such), but there’s no denying that this self-taught artist/hobbyist has incredible skills.
Scottish sculptor and installation artist David Mach’s body of work is impressive, to say the least. With some 30 years of experience, Mach has found compelling ways to gather mass-produced found art objects into flowing formations. His “Matcheads” are particularly striking (pun intended), composed of unstuck colored match sticks arranged to look like the patterned surface of a face. Mach sometimes ignites these match pieces as a form of performance art. Be sure to also check out his work with coat hangers and magazines, among others. Unbelievable work
Finnish artist Janne Parviainen uses a really intriguing technique in his photography, that could easily be mistaken for fancy Photoshop work. But no post editing here… Parviainen traces patterns and shapes using light sources caught with a camera on a long exposure setting. “I have traced entire rooms with a single LED light with the exposure times ranging from 20 minutes to 37 minutes,” he says. Parviainen capitalizes on these eerie effects, with really compelling results.
We’ve shared our fascination with Legos before (here and here and here), but we’d be remiss to not mention New York-based artist Nathan Sawaya. He has taken the use of Legos as an art medium to a whole new level. With more than 1.5 million colored bricks in his New York art studio at any given time, Sawaya painstakingly transforms these tiny bricks into incredible sculptures. “These works are very personal to me, since they reflect my growth as an artist as I strove to discover my creative identity,” says Sawaya. Be sure to check out his traveling exhibition, The Art of the Brick, currently touring North America and Australia.
Filipino illustrator Rhafael Aseo has a really great style and bold sense of color, as exhibited in this series of Nike shoe illustrations. Love the contrast of the shoes in an organic setting… like he’s capturing them in the wild. Also love Aseo’s portrait work, very talented dude!