As you read this I am walking the streets of Tokyo but I thought I’d give you a week of paper features in response to traditional Japanese origami.
When I recently stumbled upon Russian photographer duo Ilya Plotnikov Alexandra Zaharova a.k.a. Doberman Studios I was so delighted. I love finding studios like this where creativity and experimentation is at max. Their play with paper and fashion is stunning. I’ll definitely be keeping my eyes on these guys.
See more: http://www.dobermanstudio.ru
So for all you lovers out there, today is the day. The day where you buy crappy heartshaped chocolates, tacky flowers and shave your legs for that special someone. I’m doing Valentines Japanese style and I have no idea what that is, but I’m about to find out cause I’m comming to from Tokyo.
If I were to get the crappy chocolate though I’d prefer these lovely packaged one from Benign Objects :-) You can get them through Etsy.
So, while you’re reading this I’m probably totally jetlagged and on a shopping spree in Shibuya. Later I might go for a bit of food and gulp down a bit of sake, will most likely apreciate the bottle design more than the actual drink. Just look at these little numbers.
Eight Hour Day is husband and wife Katie Kirk and Nathan Strandberg. I really love Katie’s illustrations and you can buy loads of them from their etsy shop. They also did a really great job with their visual identity for Eight Hour Day.
Super busy week as I am clearing my table and getting ready to take off to Japan tomorrow. I’m like a child before Christmas! I just can’t wait and it will be a welcomed break.
I’ve been a busy bee working ahead so you won’t be missing your daily visual snack and there’s even a special feature for next week. I’ll also be sure to come back with lots of great stuff from Japan. Until then, here’s a little warm up with Japanese artist Shinichi Maruyama. He does wonderful photos in super high speed of ink and water mixing. I just love the full frame of him doing it.
See more: http://shinichimaruyama.com/
Filed under: Illustration/Art
I recently came across Taiwanese illustrator Inca Pan on Flickr. Inca Pan’s illustrations are mainly done in watercolour and mixed media and I think it makes for a great tactile feel.
See more here.
I was recently pointed in the direction of Wrangler Blue Bell’s recent campaign site. I haven’t seen video integrated like this before and I think it makes for a quite fun navigation. You should really go and try it out. Hint: there’s definitely something for the girls!
Visit Wrangler Blue Bell.
Filed under: Graphic Design
It is safe to say that I am definitely NOT a jazz fan but I do love these two jazz related pieces by Atelier Martino & Jaña. They are definitely at each end of the scale, one being very lively and the other one tight and simple, but I think they both capture the subject.
See more on their Behance page.
I first noticed Swedish designer Daniel Carlsten when I came across his work for Stockholm restaurant De Ville’s brunch. I love the paper sculptures, I’m just such a sucker for executions done partially by hand, the tactile effect is priceless and I think it’s a good learning experience for every designer.
I also keep going back to look at his business card for cook and writer Lotta Lundgren. It’s such a great idea executed perfectly.
See more: http://www.danielcarlsten.com/