12.05.15 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Design a Secret Society Bandana with Jon Contino

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Skillshare has just released this terrific 16-minute tutorial video with celebrated New York-based graphic designer Jon Contino. This is a must-watch for any aspiring illustrators or designers out there. Jon is a great teacher, and here he walks you through creating a graphic for a bandana from start to finish in a single afternoon.

Art and design school’s really have to step up their technical teaching with great content like this available online for free. Watch “Inside The Studio with Jon Contino” below.

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12.05.15 by Jeff

Wes Anderson Designs Bar for Prada

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Director Wes Anderson recently lent his design talents to Bar Luce, the cafe inside of Fondazione Prada, a new art and culture complex by Prada. It looks like something right out of one of his movies (the Pinball Machine is Life Aquatic themed) but Anderson says “While I do think it would make a pretty good movie set, I think it would be an even better place to write a movie. I tried to make it a bar I would want to spend my own non-fictional afternoons in.”

Have a look at some more images below.

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04.05.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Offscreen Colonies

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Demoscene production by Hungarian group Conspiracy won first place in the 64K category at the recent Revision Demoparty held at Saarbrücken, Germany. For those that do not know, the demoscene produce audio/visual experiences with code that run on your PC, and in some cases, try to get fantastic results with as little resouces as possible. This demo is 64K in size (to compare, the BOOOOOOOM! header logo above is 22K) and should for best results be seen on your computer, but embedded below is a video to demonstrate what can be possible (and apparently looks fantastic on 4K screens).

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20.04.15 by Jeff

Empty Film Posters With the Movie Titles and Main Subjects Removed

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There’s something strangely satisfying about these film posters with the main titles and subjects completely erased, by French art director Madani Bendjellal. Chances are you’ll be able to easily recognize them all! More images below.

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14.04.15 by Jeff

Artist Kim Laughton

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Over the past couple years, Kim Laughton has taken club flyers to another level entirely, designing for Sub-Culture Shanghai and forward labels like Fade To Mind. The Shanghai-based net artist has become known for his particular use of original and stock 3D objects to create surreal imagery. When I look at his work I can feel something unlocking in my subconscious. Lots more images below.

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14.04.15 by Jeff

Trippy Video of the Day: Sea Animal-Like Typographic Experiments

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This colourful images above do not do this justice! Feelers is a stunning type and motion  project by Ari Weinkle “typographic experiment based on the movement of animal appendages”. Watch the video below!

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07.04.15 by Jeff

Print Isn’t Dead: Personalized Magazine Covers

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For the third issue of Print Isn’t Dead, People of Print have teamed up with Hewlett-Packard to do something pretty original! Readers can personalise the cover of the magazine, up to 250 characters. Designer James Lunn will individually typeset each cover using Patron typeface by Milieu Grotesque. You can learn more here.

30.03.15 by Jeff

Sam Friedman x Case Studyo “Happy Place” Handwoven Rug

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Love this rug. Artist Sam Friedman collaborated with Belgium-based Case Studyo (I love everything these guys produce) on a handwoven rug based on one of his paintings. They’re releasing an edition of 12 rugs. Couple more images below.

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