We think these posters are just kinda cool! They are part of a self initiated project by Gary Nicholson to lift the spirits of designers. Each poster is a pun on typographic design or some other design element, more from this series can be viewed on his personal website, along with other work from his portfolio. We think these posters would look great in any design agency.
Banksy has given the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool an early Christmas present of a new sculpture. The piece titled Cardinal Sin is a comment on the scandals that hit the Church along with the subsequent cover–ups.
Banksy had sawn off the face of an 18th Century replica stone bust and replaced it with bathroom tiles, in order to replicate the pixilation newspapers use to protect identities.
“It’s a huge coup and we are sure his work will spark a reaction with visitors.” said Reyahn King, director of art galleries at National Museums Liverpool.
Banksy requested that the piece be put on display alongside the art galleries period collection.
Via the Guardian website.
We have posted more about Banksy here.
Yes we have been bad of late, with not posting cool graphic design on here, but we will be better. For now check this video out! Pretty unbelievable, I dont know too much about the artist except he has a lot of patience! Great little motion design!
Found via the 9gag website
Say hello to our new design studio mate. I think we have just named him Frank.
Huge thanks to Lisa and all at Inkygoodness. We will give him a good home.
We are really looking forward to the Character Totem homecoming show tomorrow night (27th of July 2011) in Zellig at the Custard Factory. We got to have a quick look yesterday morning before set up was finished and it is already looking great! We have never seen so much colour in one exhibition.
It promises to be a great night with live music, live drawing, stalls and beer! What more can you ask for?
The show itself is brought to us by Inkygoodness, after a successful trip to Berlin, they wanted to bring it home. The Inkygoodness mission is to showcase new and emerging talent in illustration, character design and lowbrow art. They have been organising shows since 2008, having a number of events across the UK. Most recently Berlin; debuting their first international exhibition as part of the Pictoplasma Character Walk earlier this year.
Tomorrow night will also be the launch of Issue 7 of AMMO magazine. So make sure you come down, join in and have a drink!
Check out more from Inkygoodness on their website: http://inkygoodness.com
Thanks to the Birmingham based charity Craftspace, we’ve spent the last five weeks working with a brand new social enterprise called Shelanu. Designing their branding package with a logo, website and marketing materials meant we were lucky enough to watch their delicately handmade jewellery take shape, which is special in itself. But what makes this group really important is the people who belong to it.
The enterprise is made up of migrant and refugee women. Together, they’re a diverse cultural collective, creating intricate, ornate jewellery inspired by their experiences in Birmingham. To celebrate and share that creativity, Shelanu is exhibiting at the prestigious Bovey Tracy Craft Fair at the end of this week. And with these guys, Bovey Tracy better watch out! Not only are they a talented group, they’re also vibrant, energetic and fun loving – all the qualities apparent in their sparkling jewellery design.
We think you’ll be seeing a lot more from Shelanu – check out their website for more information at www.shelanucollective.co.uk. And if you’re interested in learning about more up and coming craft projects take a look at www.craftspace.co.uk. They’re one of the few charities that have succeeded in winning Arts Council funding and they’re not wasting time in putting it to good use.
The Art of Mike Mitchell, a freelance illustrator with a focus on pop culture. Located in Los Angeles, California he is most known for creating the “I’m with Coco” poster. We are big fans of his work here at Stripeyhorse Creative check out more of the great work on his personal website
A great time-lapse video of D*Face creating a mural for his recent ‘Going Nowhere Fast’ exhibition.
Found via the website: http://alwaysreadthesmallprint.com
Awesome series of images from Via Grafik. A graphic design and art agency based in Germany. The black blocks look so solid yet they seem to float, as if filled with helium. They look almost like Tetris blocks about to fall. Great work, this installation piece was created for Names festival in Praha.
Found via the website: http://thefoxisblack.com
Check out mor art work by Via Grafik on their own website.
Pretty amazing images of ghosts. Captured using new graphic techniques, these images are part of the 12:31 project. The story goes in 1993 a convicted murderer was executed, his body was given to science, segmented and photographed for medical research. In 2011 this project aims to put his body back together.
Check out the 12:31 project website for more information. And to see how they captured these images: http://www.project1231.com
Check out the website.
Came across these cross-stitch patterns the other day. I just love them. Pretty subversive.
Found on the website: http://www.subversivecrossstitch.com
We really like this video Motion Graphics projected onto a building make it sing. This is a great piece.
Just love these chalk drawings by Dana Tanamachi. She is a graphic designer and custom chalk letterer living in Brooklyn, New York. Great work, I would love to see some here in Birmingham.
For more of Dana’s work check out her website: http://www.danatanamachi.com/chalk/
Found via: http://www.lettercult.com
We have posted about the design work by JR before. We really like the images he creates, he has got a really great style.
Found via the website: http://www.woostercollective.com
Wicked watch design. A dirt cheap watch at £7.99, yet uncommon, this digital watch comes encased in tear resistant paper-style material with a matching strap, enabling you to customize it with just about any kind of doodles.
Found via the website: http://helloyoucreatives.com
Just love these graphic prints by Myah Bailey. Each image is printed on Metallic Paper and signed by the artist. Myah is living and working in Portland, having graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2003 where she studied fine art. These prints come from the “Ecotone” series.
Check out her website for some more great prints: http://myahbailey.com/
You can buy prints from this website: http://benjaminbenjamin.bigcartel.com
Not too sure how William created these images but they look great. This set of images is entitled ‘Entoptic Phenomena’.
This set of images is entitled ‘Friends’. Check out William’s website for some more very interesting photographs.
His website can be found here: http://www.williamhundley.com
Found via the website: http://bumbumbum.me
Really interesting article on Vandalog about the death of Banksy. It would be unrealistic to think Banksy paints all his own art - he just would not have the time, and a big piece would need more than one person to complete. Vandalog goes on to say Banksy even hired sign painters in New York in 2008 to paint rats. So many artists have assistance in creating their work. Some artists complete work already partially created by the artist, while others create whole new pieces for the artist to simply sign. Just look at Andy Warhol and The Factory, where Warhol had teams of people producing his screen prints. It’s reported that Warhol did not even sign many of his pieces, instead an assistant signed them.
Does the use of staff take away from the artwork? Is a piece of art considered less valuable when it’s found to be that of an assistant rather than the artist? Is it the artist who comes up with the concept, or the person who executes it? Some very interesting questions, and by looking at design studios can we answer it? A design agency is made up of many people, but the output will always have the agencies name on it, rather than the individuals who created it. But then a design agency is a brand, and can live on after the founders leave. Has Banksy become a brand? Vandalog goes on to say ”The Banksy brand can continue to create artwork indefinitely with or without the original man behind the name”.
To read the full article head over to the Vandalog website: http://blog.vandalog.com/2011/01/the-death-of-banksy/
I have seen Lernert & Sanders work before on a number of graphic and art blogs. There graphic work is very recognisable. The Pink Film Days 2010 Festival poster is a really nice solution.
To have a good idea of their style and the humour that is in a lot of their pieces you only have to look at the outcomes to the Selfridges brief. “To help celebrate the launch of their epic new Shoe Galleries, Selfridges called on us to create 11 sculptural installations that take iconic shoe design to surreal extremes. We have taken the most mundane of household domestic appliances and comedically refashioned them into divine creations. A humorous take on fashion as an ideal escape from the daily grind.”
Read more from Lernert & Sander on the 99percent website here: http://the99percent.com/articles/6958/Lernert-Sander-Its-Time-To-Leave-Your-Comfort-Zone
Check out their website here: http://lernertandsander.com
Mark Craig started his career as a graphic designer for the BBC before moving to Channel 4 to design title sequences and channel idents. In 1985 he bought an answer machine, and recorded every single message he got on it for 20 years! Presented by the Channel 4 Documentary Film Foundation, Talk To Me is a visual representation of the past twenty years of Marks life played through his answer phone. The messages are presented alongside old photographs and images of friends and family.
Check out the documentary on the 4docs website here: http://www.4docs.org.uk/films/show/1/Talk+To+Me