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London-based creative agency Firedog really hit the mark with this gorgeous campaign. Tasked with creating a campaign for the classical music season at the world-class arts institution (and largest performing arts center in Europe), The Barbican, Firedog took an emotional approach. The centerpiece of the campaign is stunning composite imagery meant to convey the moving experience of attending a classical music concert at the venue. The skillful execution of these complex portraits is quite remarkable. “We came up with the ‘Dreamscape’, a series of landscapes reflecting the intensely diverse imaginative and emotive reactions upon listening to classical music at The Barbican. The Dreamscape encompasses the notion that when we listen to music, our imagination continually flits from one image to the next; the emotions evoked are equally disparate.”

Via firedog.co.uk

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Design and marketing for the arts often goes one of two ways: really good or really bad. From what we’ve seen, budgets often correlate directly with how well such materials are conceived and implemented. In this instance, German designer Caroline Grohs imagines a beautiful corporate identity for a fictitious theater company (with a robust marketing budget). Grohs’ concept and design execution are outstanding. From the color palette, to the imaginative wire-frame graphics, to the superb typography, this really is a well rounded piece. Bravo!

Via Behance

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Michigan artist James Kuhn is clearly more comfortable with face paint on than off. Kuhn describes himself as “an artist, retired drag queen, whiteface clown, former nudist, born again Christian, average 46 year old guy…well maybe not exactly average!” All joking aside, his painting is incredible, like nothing we’ve ever seen. His truly imaginative creations really push the boundaries of face painting. Kuhn describes his philosophy: “Art should never be a product. It should be a gift of love and a prayer. Art is silly, and fun, and can be powerful and sacred. I do show in galleries, but selling should never be your motivation for creating art.” Silly and fun, indeed. This guy must be a blast on Halloween! Check out some of his creations brought to life here.

Via Flickr

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