Ludwig Favre travels the world documenting its wonders in a way that elevates their look, creating an almost surreal, paint-like quality to the very landmarks we probably take for granted. From the front-facing wall of a building, to national parks, the designs of universities, pristine beaches and cityscapes around the world.
Below is his latest series “Oregon”
Motion Motion is the first event dedicated to the motion design and meanwhile, opened to all audiences. One day in Nantes (FR) with conferences, installations, workshops and concerts for everyone.
nöbl created the festival 2018 whole identity and craft the trailer by playing with a distorted typography treatment:
As the motion design, the concept of this identity talks about graphic design and movement. We choose to play with the most impactful visual system "typography" and then put it literally in movement.
Visual Identity by nöbl
"Romain Laurent has a knack for creating striking photos—images you can’t un-see, the kind you just have to click on. With his work it’s often hard to tell what you’re looking at, which elements are digitally composited, and what’s real (is any of it?). “Inner Dialogue” is more obvious its trickery, but nothing here is over-edited. Less is always more and he uses just enough." via Bo7M
The Japanese design firm teamLab has announced a 2,000 square meter exhibition at La Villette, Paris. It plans on forming a vast space allowing visitors to interact with a digital world through their own bodies. Named “”Au-Delà des Limites” or “Beyond the Limits,” the showcase blurs the lines of reality and creates multiple installations representing different realms. Visitors will be able to walk through virtual waterfalls and natural wonders.
The presentation will be available from May 4 to September 4, launching right before Japonismes 2018, a cultural event marking the 160th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and France.
teamLab (f. 2001, Tokyo, by Toshiyuki Inoko) is an interdisciplinary group of ultra-technologists whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, technology, design and the natural world. Rooted in the tradition of ancient Japanese Art and contemporary forms of anime, teamLab operates from a distinctly Japanese sense of spatial recognition, investigating human behavior in the information era and proposing innovative models for societal development
Alycia Rainaud is a French graphic designer and digital artist. Originally influenced and passioned about publishing and hybrid books, she started working more than one year ago as a digital artist also known by the name of Malavida, mostly experimenting with new technologies, digital painting, programming, and visual effects.
We have been following the self-initiated movement "Techism" started by New York based artist Krista Kim since the beginning. She currently exhibits in galleries and at art fairs globally in New York, Paris, Miami, Basel and Brussels, and is writing a book on the "Techism" that she hopes to have published next year. Recently she was approached by Lanvin creative director Olivier Lapidus to produce a collection based on her vivid digital artworks.
"Her digital images of LED lights informed the color palette of the clothes, which ranged from bold block colors to gradient effects on satiny coats and shimmering evening gowns. The latter were made from a specially developed silk Neoprene that conferred both structure and lightness." via WWD
Apart from this fashion debut Krista "works with teams of up to six technicians in the most advanced specialised Pleximuseum labs in New York City and Paris. To reproduce the effect of a LED screen, production is high cost and high risk, as some pieces have to go through three or four runs to achieve the desired level of perfection and quality. It took her two years of experimentation and research into the latest technology to find the labs that could accurately recreate the vibrancy and luminosity of the colors in her artworks from the screen to the large format on Pleximuseum she required, as they had never before used pigments to the same level as she had been using and certain colors cannot be produced. She is the only artist who uses this particular kind of technology in these materials, style and scale. Requiring from six months to a year to complete just one piece, sometimes up to two years, and two months for production, prices of her artworks range from €38,000 to €85,000" via Forbes
"Entitled ‘Cité de l’Océan et du Surf’, the museum’s design is based on the dual concept of “under the sky” / “under the sea”. Hosting a public plaza and gardens surrounding the museum’s main exhibition space, the complex merges landscape design and architecture, bridging the building to the ocean nearby. Cité de l’Océan et du Surf was named Public Building of the Year by the 2011 Emirates Glass LEAF Awards." via iGNANT
"Ada Sokol sums up her work with two words: “innovation, sleekness”. A chance encounter with the Paris-based, Polish-born artist and 3D designer’s work quickly had us hooked and digging deep into her portfolio rich with commissioned and personal projects. With a flair for 3D rendering which is so photorealistic, it left us wondering where the constructed ended and the real began, Ada is a future talent destined for great things." from It's Nice That interview
Designer Helena Bajaj Larsen left Paris to move to New York and attended Parsons School of Design. Her focus from the start has been on textile design and the exploration of a surface through print, knit and various other techniques. Outside of school, she tried to develop textile related skills as much as she could through internships (Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, Mary Katrantzou for Embroidery, Thakoon) and workshops in India.
For her final terms in Parson she chose the topic of "khadi". Khadi constitutes an Indian homespun cotton cloth often referred to as “the fabric of social change” due to its crucial role in the Indian Independence movement led by Mahatma Gandhi. Her thesis by this very name is a contemporary take on an old story which is both close to her heart as it reflects her family history but also embodies her passionate relationship to textiles.
Recently, Helena was shortlisted as one of the top 20 finalists for the WGSN X ARTS THREAD Future Creator Award as well as one of the five selected brands (out of 600 applicants) of the Lakmé Gen Next Mumbai Fashion Week competition. Each year they select five young designers to showcase their work among established Indian designers at the country’s largest fashion event.
Photographer: Helena Bajaj Larsen
Model: Neloufar Taheri
Styling Assistant: Mary Raggazino
Nicolas Garner is a visual artist and designer based in Paris. He graduated with a master’s degree in Art Direction at ECAL. His transdisciplinary practice is characterized by a significant interest in the decompartmentalization of the creative mediums and rigorous approach to research and experimentation. He works in the fields of art, image-making and creative direction as part of self-initiated projects or collaborations.
In his series Hyperreality and Genesis 1:27, which have been exhibited as installations, Nicolas treads the thin line between photography and CGI. In both bodies of work he is “challenging our trust of digitally constructed imagery in the context of our post-photographic era.” His glossy images of the human form blur the boundaries between realness and falseness by appearing at once too slick to be photos but also too realistic not to be. “What I find fascinating in the digital representation of the body, is that it is vain by essence. It’s very legitimate to wonder about the relevance of the use of these technologies in the quest for a faithful representation,” he explains.
"We don't know yet what is inside a black hole, we know it is a singularity, a point where every rule of physics collapse. One of the possibilities is called "The White Hole Theory", a sort of exit from the black hole, a point where everything is born, including space and time. Some compare it to the Big Bang."
INTRA tells the visual story of this theory, a journey from the black to the white hole, a cosmic tale of death and birth...
As a tribute to Nolan's Interstellar, this second short after NOVAE go deeper into our conception of cosmos, interpreting the unknown to propose a vision of the most extreme celestial object of our Universe...
Directed by Thomas Vanz
France-based street artist Mantra has been unveiling a series of trompe l’oeil murals that convert the facades of commercial and residential buildings into larger-than-life butterfly display cases in Spain, Austria, France, and Bogota. Seen here are a few pieces from the last year, but you can explore a bit more on Facebook
During Paris’s premier contemporary art fair, (the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain), known as FIAC the luxury brand Cartier chose the shallow reflecting pool outside the Palais de Tokyo, Paris’s most avant-garde art center, to show an installation billed as “OSNI 1- Le Nuage Parfumé,” or “Unidentified Scented Object 1 – Scented Cloud.”
"Visitors were invited to enter the cube and climb up the staircase. Traversing the thick cloud on the landing, they could experience—against a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower—the perceptibly warmer air above the cloud and the enveloping scent of L’Envol, a masculine fragrance created by Cartier’s in-house perfumer, Mathilde Laurent."
"France-based photographer Stefan Draschan always keeps himself entertained at art galleries by creating his own art projects. One of those projects is “People matching artworks”. Although at first Draschan’s images seem perfectly staged, the secret behind them is actually patience. The photographer enjoys visiting different museums mostly in Paris, Vienna and Berlin where he waits for visitors to suddenly match with a piece of art in a funny way. "
It took 3 years for artist Yannick Jacquet to create Élytre, a forty metres long generative work on display at the foot of the the Alexandre III bridge in Paris. The piece was commissioned as a permanent design feature for Le Flow, a floating building moored along the new pedestrian area on the banks of the Seine.
Yannick Jacquet drew inspiration from the dark mass of the barge between the sky and the river to fine-tune his response to the immediate surroundings, calling on the instability and permanence of the flowing water, the infinitely nuanced shifts of light, and the interplay of transparencies between its large plate-glass windows and the glass dome of the Grand Palais just across the water. Drawing on the barge’s organic, cocoon-like architecture, he came up with a highly sensitive, reactive work in the form of an installation that reverses the overall structural inertia of the barge’s four hundred tons of steel, as if echoing Reyner Banham’s principle of regenerative architecture. The installation is linked up to a battery of sensors so that it varies according to the time of year, season, atmospheric pressure, wind speed, temperature, and so on. It is in a constant state of flux, permanently subject to imperceptible shifts.