11.09.12

French designer, illustrator and typographer Blind Salida has posted some new work to his website including some great examples of isometric 3d and illustrated typography.

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Seb Lester has released a short film about his work as an artist and designer. He has also released two new limited edition prints and some new originals. You can view and buy them at seblester.co.uk. Lastly, he’s also updated his site with new client work all of which is fantastic as always.

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Nigel Powers shot, edited and directed this video for Lucian Walker’s single ‘Moneyspell’.

Directed/Shot/Edited by: Nigel Powers
nigelpowers.com
Produced by: Lucian Walker
youtube.com/TheLucianWalker
Starring: Lakewet
Production Company: HI OWL

DOWNLOAD THE MP3: soundcloud.com/lucianwalker/moneyspell

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There is some colorful, thoughtfully composed and emotionally kinetic work in the portfolio of Goñi montes.

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Photographer Isaac Joel Torres has an eye for the drama that is the human persona and it’s captured beautifully in his portfolio.

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This is the director’s cut of the The Real Bears, a film created for Common in a campaign to reduce the consumption of soda and other sugary drinks. Music and sound design were done by Nikolai von Sallwitz.

More info here: TheRealBears.org (with a score by Jason Mraz)

Credits:
Director/Designer/Animator: Lucas Zanotto
Executive Creative Director: Alex Bogusky
Client: CSPI – Center for Science in the Public Interest
Agency: Common (Boulder, CO) and The Butler Bros. (Austin, TX)
Executive Producers: Marty & Adam Butler
Writers: Ronny Northrop & Ryan Kutscher
Art Director: Stefanie Hermsdorf
Account Director: Mark Ekhardt
Producer: Amanda Fox
Music: Jason Mraz
Guitar and mix: Bill Bell
Horn parts: Grooveline Horns
Offline/Online Editor: Travis Wurges
Sound Design: Nikolai von Sallwitz
Mix: Travis Wurges

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Leandro Senna undertook a mass of work in order to create this amazing video showcasing a unique typographical layout for all of the phrases quoted in Bob Dylan’s unforgettable song ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’. He made an oath not to use the computer to generate the imagery (at least beyond the edit) which required penciling, inking and painting 66 different art cards.

Here are his words about the project:

“I´ve been thinking for a lot of time on doing a personal project where I could get out of the computer for a little bit, and have pleasure doing something handmade. Getting back to the basics.

Inspired by Bob Dylan´s Subterranean Homesick Blues video, where he flips cards with the lyrics as the song plays, I decided to recreate those cards with handmade type. I ended up doing all the lyrics, and not just some of the words, as Dylan did.

There are 66 cards done in one month during my spare time using only pencil, black tint pens and brushes. The challenge was not to use the computer, no retouching was allowed. Getting a letter wrong meant starting the page over.

I had a lot of fun doing this project, researching, practicing and getting deeper on typography.

There are some intentional misspellings and puns on the original song video, so I tried to keep that in a certain way.”

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French artist Max Boufathal joined the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Nantes in 2002, where he devised a unique sculptural style. Since graduating in 2007 he’s taken part in exhibits across Europe and has continued to evolve as an artist to watch.

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It’s time to browse a unique online art exhibition titled “EMPTYMIXUPFRAME“. Emptyframe is a sales exhibition featuring some of the best Norwegian creatives. It’s also a great way to support some of your favorite Norwegian creatives.

ARTISTS:
Yokoland Grandpeople YourFriends Bendik Kaltenborn Børge Bredenbekk Kristian Hammerstad Esra Røise Oh Yeah Studio Robin Snasen Rengård Terje Tønnessen Hanne Berkaak Peter-John de Viliers Bureau Bruneau Uglylogo Daniel Brokstad Kristine Vintervold Eivind Vetlesen Camilla Hoholm Jonas Bødtker Ole Fredrik Hvidsten Mattis Folkestad Kim Erlandsen Rashid Akrim Stig Andersen Mustasj Tonje Thilesen Andreas Kleiberg Apparatet Sandra Blikås Magnus Holder Bjørk Jan Ove Iversen Live Schille Ståle Gerhardsen Aasmund Reitan Hegglid Jens K Styve Remi Juliebø Skurktur

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Animal VFX has released a new and fantastic sizzle reel that will surely inspire anyone whose tangled with motion, 3d and animation.

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Director Paul Trillo was kind enough to share his recent directorial effort with the official video for The Peach Kings single ‘Lonely’. It’s a lovely video featuring ‘invisible people in lycra suits’ as Paul puts it. I think that’s friendly shorthand for some imaginative and evocative imagery. It’s a Vimeo Staff pick already also so you know quality is assured. Congrats on a great video and thanks for the email Paul.

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10.26.12

Last but not least on this fine Friday is the updated websites and works of Studio Blup in London. There are some excellent new projects in the updated portfolio.

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Magnus Voll Mathiassen AKA MVM sent a note about a site update that features some new, colorful and inspiring work.

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“A recalcitrant bicycle thief falls in love with the bicycle he’s stolen. Inspired by the films of François Truffaut. Created by Budnitz Bicycles, directed by Russ Lamoureux, produced by Partizan.”

Budnitz Bicycles was actually founded by Kid Robot founder Paul Budnitz who now resides in Boulder. He’s brought some serious talent to our local community here and he keeps inspiring through his entrepreneurial efforts and unceasing love for creativity.

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Artist and illustrator Jesse Balmer has updated his unique and surreal portfolio with some inspiring new works.

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This is a very nice little promotional piece for the Graphic Design program at the California College of the Arts on behalf of all of the parties listed below.

Credits:
Designed and animated by
Michael Rigley (Part 1: Ejay Sanchez)
Cosmo Rettig (Part 2: James Edmondson)
Jason English Kerr (Part 3: Helen Ip)

Music by
Alaskan Other
alaskanother.bandcamp.com/
English Kerr
jasonenglishkerr.bandcamp.com/

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I’ve been inspired by the organically surreal artwork of painter Stephan Balleux since I first stumbled upon it. He’s updated his website with more comprehensive views of his aggressive and ambitious art exhibitions. It’s all very worth a highly inspirational browse.

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I’ve always been very public about my love for all things Mario Hugo and he’s given me more to love yet again with a nice site update featuring a few new choice projects.

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