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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11.05.15 by Jeff

Projection-Mapping: “Trajectories 2″ Installation by Designer Greg Barth

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Designer Greg Barth developed an effective technique for his installation for Chromatic 2015 at La cite Mode et Design, in Paris. First he froze the action of swinging a ping pong paddle, and broke it up into a series of objects hanging in space, then he brought the action to life using a projector mapped to each object.

Watch the video 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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26.01.15 by Jeff

Mesmerizing Video of the Day: 3D-Printed Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures

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This mesmerizing video features 3d-printed zoetrope sculptures designed by Stanford University teacher, John Edmark. The shapes are generated based on Fibonacci numbers, the same relationship you will find in pinecones, and sunflowers. Zoetropes traditionally rely on a strobe light for the human eye to perceive the animation; this video employs a fast shutter to achieve the same effect.

Watch the video below!

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16.12.14 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Watch Aaron Draplin Design A Logo in 15 Minutes

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Here’s a good one for all you graphic designers out there. Watch everyone’s favourite logo designer, Aaron Draplin, design a logo in 15 minutes. This is the sort of content that I was dying for around the time I was in school. Actually, watching this is exactly how I felt when I first started as a co-op in the concept art department at Electronic Arts. All these seasoned illustrators and designers were making stuff all around me, and I was just sitting there, watching every thing they did, soaking it all up.

Watch the video below.

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15.12.14 by Jeff

Bold & Fearless Poster Design with James Victore

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Heads up all you aspiring designers out there! Renowned designer James Victore is running a FREE (yes, free) class called “Bold & Fearless Poster Design” presented LIVE online January 12th and 13th. The online audience will be able to send in work for critique, as well as ask questions!

This is a fantastic opportunity learn from a guy whose posters are in MoMa’s collection. If you’ve watched any of his Burning Questions videos you know how valuable his insights are. More details here.

Watch the video below!

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10.12.14 by Jeff

Aleksandra Niepsuj

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Poster designs by illustrator Aleksandra Niepsuj. More below.

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