05.07.17 by Staff

Call For Submissions: Pictoplasma’s Face-Off Challenge

Fabio Tonetto

 

Despite the explosion of filters, stickers and face-swapping apps it’s rare to come across a selfie that feels genuinely inspired. Enter Pictoplasma. Already a leading force in character design and art through their numerous conferences and academies, Pictoplasma has teamed up with Adobe Project 1324 to invite youth (aged 18-24) from around the globe to put creativity back into focus!

Simply start with a regular headshot or profile picture, then re-create a new self-portrait that puts your unique (inner) personality on display. Any medium or tool may be used: drawing, collage, digital painting, vector illustration, 3D graphics, masks, costume design… (or all of the above).

Deadline for submissions is August 15. The first 100 participants will be eligible to win one of ten year-long Creative Cloud subscriptions, donated by Adobe. Of all the entries, 5 winners will be selected to receive a full Pictoplasma Character Design fellowship. This includes travel costs and participation at the Pictoplasma Academy masterclass in Mexico City (October 2017), six-months of online mentoring and attendance at the Pictoplasma Berlin Conference (May 2018) —- including the opportunity to exhibit in an exclusive group show.

Click here to enter or check out some more creative selfies below to get inspired!

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05.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Timur Akhriev

A selection of submerged portraits by artist Timur Akhriev. See more images below.

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05.07.17 by Staff

“Signo Malhela” by Artist Stephan Günter

A collection of black-inked figures in shamanic costumes by artist and graphic designer Stephan Günter from Mainz, Germany. The ongoing series already contains over a hundred drawings! See more “Signo Malhela” below.

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05.07.17 by Jeff

Booooooom TV Guide

Lots of new things to check out over on our video platform Booooooom TV! Recommend peeping three animations “Semblance”, “Morning Coffee” and “Deskercise”. Also Michel Gondry made a short for Apple about a lost tricycle (shot entirely on an iPhone). If you’re a fan of his check it out here: “Detour”.

05.07.17 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Tor Brandt

Minimalist illustrations by Denmark-based illustrator and comics artist Tor Brandt. More images below.

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04.07.17 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Bárbara Malagoli

A selection of work by Brazilian illustrator and artist Bárbara Malagoli. See more images from “Flutuantes” below.

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04.07.17 by Staff

Kickstarter of the Day: Save Pepe

Pepe the Frog started out innocently enough as a character in the comic book BOY’S CLUB by California-based artist Matt Furie. However, after going viral and being appropriated by the alt-right, his image became an unwitting hate symbol. Horrified by Pepe’s misuse, Matt killed him off in comic-form earlier this year. But with your help the legend of Pepe won’t end there!

While understanding that there’s no way to fully control the internet or how people use Pepe’s image, Matt and Jason Furie have launched a Kickstarter to positively resurrect Pepe as a universal symbol for peace, love and acceptance through the creation of a brand new comic in the spirit of the original BOY’S CLUB! See more images of the original Pepe and info about the campaign below.

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04.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Jung Lee

Recent work by artist Jung Lee from Seoul, South Korea. Known for her photographs of text-based light installations, click here for previous post. See more images below.

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