On such a friday, isn’t it time for another booze round up? I’ve been trawling the interweb to give you the very best in my opinion. I did one of these gin round ups before, so if you’re sitting there thinking “Hang on, why didn’t the silly cow put in Hendrick’s?” then it’s because I already did! Now go ahead an pour yourself a GT…well, in a few hours that is, depending on your timezone and your care for political correctness. Which one would you rather look cool pouring from?
Have a great weekend!
I do think creativity has a lot to do with being able to see beauty and possibilies in everything. Here’s a great example. These pieces by German artist Katja Windau are such beautiful compositions, but it’s “just” foamboards. The colours are so contemporary and I just love the large scale one.
See more by Katja: www.artdoxa.com
I showed you French streetartist Eltono a few weeks back and somehow I feel that Irish artist Maser is slightly related. It’s colour and geometry on large scale sites and I LOVE it! If that gasstation existed it would be a gathering point for all creatives fuelling up their cars…hmm then again not that many creatives I know own cars, myself included! It’s awesome nevertheless!
See more: http://maserart.com/
Filed under: Typography
I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful Martina Flor when I spoke at the Selected D conference in Bilbao last year. I had such a wonderful time there and a lot of that was meeting Martina, who has since been a huge inspiration to me (more than she knows!) in setting off on my own adventures. This year she has launched a really lovely project called Letter Collections, where she sends out 100 handlettered postcards. It’s looking super nice so far!
Have a look though it: http://www.lettercollections.com
Oh my god I was in such a grim mood on friday! Copenhagen is turning it’s signature grey autumn colour and I am not liking it one bit. WE NEED COLOUR! That’s why I’m going all in on UK artist Tom Sewell this morning (and listening to Little Dragon, which to me is the musical equivalent). There is so much life, energy in humour in his work that it is making me COMPLETELY disregard the fact that I wore wellies on my way to the office and STILL have wet socks and that there’s a pile of drenched wet weather gear on the floor next to me. It is just SO unbecoming! Hello monday!
More colour? Right this way: http://www.tomsewell.co.uk/
What a gloomy friday morning (well, mid day by now) it is. I think it has been raining for 12 hours now and I could just NOT get out of bed today. I also really like to listen to the rain under the covers. I think this might be affecting the mood of my post today and I’m sorry if I’m putting a damper on your friday but I just have to show you Italian artist Nicola Samorì. For some reason I see him in relation to my fave artist Conor Harrington, there is the same contrast between an old technique with a contemporary approach, but Nicola Samorì is much more DARK. I love it! He’s brilliant!
See more: http://www.nicolasamori.com
I’m spending a bit of time reacquainting myself with editorial design. It is my fave of all the graphic design disciplines, because it is of great importance that the designer him/herself is a great storyteller and understands how to perfectly visualize the written word. I also love it because it’s a very limited space, you might have a maximum of 4 spreads to pull out all the stops to make it eyecandy and a great companion for the copy, and then it’s on to the next thing. Maybe my own impatience finds this especially appealing ;-)
Lately I’ve discovered the amazingly talented Benjamin Barend Bours who’s a designer at GQ. I’m in awe! These opening spreads are perfect examples of my rant above. You could not switch the styles of ANY of these, because they tell the story so well. Actually, I think that might be a great way to put a design to the test; see if it would work on another story, if it does, it’s not specific enough, maybe even generic. But Benjamins work is definitely no such thing. I’m a fan!
See more: http://www.bbbours.com/