I love simple shapes in design. I tend to use circles a lot – if you couldn’t already tell in the mixtape artwork I do. So I am really enjoying this geometry influenced tumblr from Germain designer Tilman. Everyday he comes out with a new “geometric minimal composition” and posts it on his tumblr Geometry Daily.
Here are two good questions explaining his thought process behind the tumblr:
I love geometry. Lines, curves, rectangles, circles, triangles are a simplification of our real world but also their building blocks. Geometry, like physics or mathematics, defines how our world is constructed. I find endless beauty in this construction. I see god in there.
These days our lives are full of noise and complex dependencies. Many strive for simplicity. Me too. I want to concentrate on the relevant things. That is why I like to concentrate on one idea and execute it straight-forward. No fuss. Hopefully that makes it more powerful. Also for me as a creative it is interesting to see how much effort I have to put into the artworks to make something unique but also as simple as possible. It is not a rectriction, it sparks my creativity.
Found these cool designs over at Austrian based studio, atelier olschinsky‘s Behance. I was immediately drawn to the symmetry and detail of some of these images. Loving the color scheme as well. Check out some more of their work and the rest of the Glass series over at Behance buy viagra using mastercardcheapviagraandcialis.
I could have sworn I’ve posted about Andy‘s work before…but I can’t find it anywhere…so I’m just gonna go with – No – I haven’t. Even if I did though…his work is just that good to post again. I love the play on shapes and color that he uses…every picture I’m posting could be my computer wallpaper and I would be mesmerized each time I turned my computer on. I am very curious on how he begins a design…like does he start with pen and paper? or maybe he just goes at it…these are the questions of life :).
Not really…but click ahead for more pictures. I couldn’t upload just a couple…so I went to a small handful…then it just went to “I want all of them.” I’m greedy like that. So sue me :). Leave some love in the comments.
Videos like Letterpress make me want to get into a vintage art. I like a job that is broken away from computers – its seems peaceful. Especially since my life revolves around the internet and my computer programs. But with a job like this all you have is the sound of you placing the letters and pulling the lever.
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A direct quote from Marc John’s bio:
“I like to create absurd situations, by combining things together that don’t belong, or imagine what inanimate objects would say if they could speak. For instance, the pen I am using to write this draft would probably say: “I’m tired. Can we stop for a bit?” Or perhaps it would say: “I can’t believe you’re making me write this. This is rubbish. Signing cheques would be more inspiring than this.” These are the things I think about. I think about a lot of things. I think about thinking. Don’t try it though, it’s not worth it.”
That’s just a sample of the genuine humor displayed throughout the rest of his biography, as well as in his perfectly simply artwork. He also has great penmanship.
Check him out: www.marcjohns.com
Wow…Intel Visual Life has been coming out with some really inspiring videos.
First off was the one we posted back in January about The Sartorialist, the fashion street photographer.
They’re recent video is an in-depth interview with Michael Wolff, one of the founders of the design firm Wolff Olins. He shows us that if we pay more attention to our surroundings and take an interest in the world – it makes us a better and conscious designer.
How would you react if I told you that just by glancing at this post, you had unknowingly seen an entire movie?
What if I told you that movie was the classic film The Wizard of Oz?
The picture you see above, which looks like an abstract watercolor painting, is in fact every frame of The Wizard of Oz, stretched out and put side by side until all that remains are the colors. This is what has become called a “Movie Barcode.”
Examine the above “barcode” again. You can now pick out the brilliant green of the Emerald City, the bright yellow brick road, the muted browns of the sepia-tinted opening and ending of the film, and even the dark blues and grays of the Witch’s Castle.
This study, of sorts, in chromatic design, is a perfect example of how colors can be used in films with great effect.
See if you can guess some of the movies after the jump. (more…)