Look at this amazing little character film by Argentinian 2Viente. I never get tired of design from South America because it’s so vibrant and colourful, the COMPLETE opposite of Danish design. No offense to Danish designers, I love the style from here too, but Denmark can be a little grey (just look out the window) so I think we need some colourful inspiration. This puts a huge smile on my face!
More colour to your life right here: http://www.2veinte.com.ar
Filed under: Illustration/Art
Check out the amazing illustrations by Chinese illustrator Yukai Du who’s based in London. I noticed the illustrations while reading “Nightmare Clients” in Computer Arts and they were a lovely accompaniment to the article. Visiting the website I was super exhited by the GIF animations on there (who doesn’t like GIFs???). The way the movement is used to make the backgrounds come alive is super cool.
See more: http://www.yukaidu.com
At the moment I’m so lucky to be designing a book, for a very special exhibition, that I’m afraid I can’t say much about yet. But one of the pieces is by Danish artist Allan Otte and I’ve taken an instant liking to his work. He paints mostly landscapes, but they are not pretty and idyllic, they are always a juxtaposition between nature and the influence of man. His technique is also quite intriguing, there is a great mix of blurring and textures which makes his paintings almost dizzying to look at. I’m completely in love with the one with the containership. It’s just so absurd! I Love it!
See more: http://www.allanotte.dk
Wow! I’ve had a hard time shutting up about it, but it’ official now. I just got word that I won an award at the HOW International Design Competetion with my YOLO piece. I’m super proud about it, because it was the first piece I did after I quit my job. Goes to show that taking chances works. Please remind me when I have doubts.
YOLO ya’ll!! :-)
It’s another one of those fridays where it looks like there’s a black and white movie going on outside. Or actually, fifty shades of grey (no reference!). So colour is indeed needed and I’m looking at Swedish born Anny Wang who actually recides right here in Copenhagen. I’m smitten with the way she uses that kinda glossy 90ies 3D style paired with totally contemporary colours and that trend of highly styled stillebens. It makes it all very fresh, original and modern. Really want a print.
See more: http://annywang.se
Filed under: Illustration/Art | Tags: Ceramics, Portraits, Style Contrast
Here’s another one of those much beloved artists that work with the contrast between old and new via paintings and my fave diciplines, that I have never done myself; ceramics. I just love the meeting between the old delicate portraits and the big naive paintblobs.
See more: http://chadwys.com/
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