Archives for the month of: September, 2013

Milwaukee-based artist Marc Sijan’s work is reminiscent of highly expressive Greek sculptors, but with a modern, ultra-realistic twist. Sijan achieves such authenticity through negative polyester resin casts of live models, then applies 25 coats of paint, plus varnish. In hi own words, Sijan says “”I am seeking to freeze motion rather than suggest life… The sculpture appears passive, but there is so much going on inside.” There really is so much going on inside this incredible work indeed.

Via marcsijan.com

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Chennai, India-based designer Arun Raj’s typographic exercise “Typography Word Play” is simply fun and clever. We appreciate Raj’s thoughtful, minimalistic approach.

Via Behance

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London creative agency Tom Hingston Studio was hired to create a campaign the ninth studio album released by British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams, Take The Crown. We wouldn’t normally take notice of random album art, but the work they’ve done is exceptional. THS literally scanned William’s head, then rendered it in a variety of ways. And the results are fantastic. THS explains, “Generating such a wealth of material meant that we could take a much more playful approach to revealing the campaign imagery – allowing the head to appear and behave differently across the various platforms – be it online, print, Augmented Reality, motion billboards or TV.”

Via hingston.net

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London design student Chris Godfrey’s twisted creation “All in One” serves as part of a dissertation on the ridiculous paradox presented by today’s age of consumerism: our general love of “quality” and “luxury” products, juxtaposed with our greater obsession with convenience. If you were to read this 12-course meal on a menu, you’d surely salivate. But Godfrey stuffs every course into a gelatinous mold that takes on the shape of the iconic tin can. Perhaps it’s best left for the quintessential foodie’s fallout shelter? Here’s what’s on the menu:

• Selection of local cheeses with sourdough bread
• Pickled kobe beef with charred strawberry
• Ricotta ravioli with a soft egg yolk
• Shitake mushroom topped with filled peppers
• Halibut poached in truffle butter in a coconut crepe
• Risotto foraged ramps, prosciutto and fresh parmesan
• French onion soup with fresh thyme and gruyere cheese
• Roast pork belly and celeriac root puree
• Palate cleanser, pear ginger juice
• Rib eye steak with grilled mustard greens
• Crack pie with milk ice cream on a vanilla tuile
• French canele with a malt barley and hazelnut latte

Via chrisgodfrey.me

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Arizona-based photographer Alex DeForest has a rather unique approach to portraiture. Though the medium of light painting is not a new one (can be traced back to American artist Man Ray’s 1935 series “Space Writing”), DeForest’s reclamation approach makes for some pretty remarkable pieces. In his own words, “I buy cheap flashlights at Walgreens, grocery stores, wherever. Often I buy fiber optic toys, disassemble them, and then connect them to flashlights to experiment. Occasionally I use pieces of acrylic and glass or even colored plastic handled cooking instruments.” The results are quite beautiful.

Via alexdeforest.wix.com and petapixel.com

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Superheroes (and villains) are often depicted in all their idealized glory. But French artist/illustrator/designer Grégoire Guillemin’s unique perspective is rather striking. Not just for their (highly effective) pop art style, but for his depictions of everyday life, and sometimes compromising situations. Guillemin’s sense of humor shines through these outstanding illustrations (prints for sale here).

Via greg-guillemin.com

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Istanbul-based designer/illustrator Selman HOŞGÖR has a distinctive collage style. We love how he merges vintage photography with illustration and typography. In less capable hands, this series could come across as rather pedestrian, novice work. But HOŞGÖR really hits the mark with these. Great balance of uniformity between each piece to come across as a true series. Could definitely see these evolving into other series… love his style.

Via Behance

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Italian illustrator/designer Alberto Seveso employs some awesome Photoshop skills to merge contrasting textures for a very distinct design style. We’ve featured his work before, but had to share some of his latest work. From album artwork, to packaging for Adobe, Seveso is a true master of digital art. He brings a certain beauty and elegance to the medium. Incredible design inspiration.

Via burdu976.com

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