Mago Dovjenko

Mago Dovjenko, russian born artist, self-taught, began at an early age. He now lives in Germany, working as an illustrator, graphic designer and art director for more than 6 years. Almost abstract forms allied with a fluid style, gives a organic and psychedelic touch to his compositions. The use of vibrant colors and high contrast combined with a great wealth of detail, creating complex compositions gives strength and personality to his works. His irregular bold typography is another strong characteristic and present in most of his works.

Being a prominent figure in Germany’s Design Industry, Highlights of his Career include him being invited twice to Germany’s top late-night talkshows including TV Total on Pro7 and Stern TV on RTL. Beside that, numorous other TV appearances at Talk Shows and Documentations.

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Filmteractive 2013: Russian Motion Design

Have you ever wondered how things are on Russian Motion Design scene? Alex Frukta with a support from Designcollector's editor Arseny Vesnin prepared a huge showreel that will blow up your mind and you will set a new record in watching video without breathing.

The Russian Motion Design reel was prepared for the FILMTERACTIVE Festival that happens on 25-26 of September 2013 in Lodz, Poland. Arseny Vesnin from Designcollector is going to speak about the hidden power of Russian artists and help to raise the bar of their recognition outside Russia.

http://vimeo.com/75110594

Michael Johansson art

Sweden contemporary artist Michael Johansson among numerous of excellent installation works has "Some Assembly Required" and "TOYS’R’US" projects that attracted our attention. Fascinated by assembling objects from model kits as a child, Michael Johansson transforms everyday objects into models of themselves. Taking away their original purpose, the life-size kits hold a commentary on today’s ways of living. In his first piece from the series, TOYS’R’US, a boat and related equipment are joined together in a welded metal frame. Everything is painted in a unifying plastic layer to resemble the surface of a model kit.

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Record

A short film that explores how different people respond to the same piece of music, all captured from the point of view of a vinyl spinning on a record player. The film was created for “Hello, Again,” an initiative by The Lincoln Motor Company that asks filmmakers to reimagine the familiar into something fresh and new.

http://vimeo.com/72287275

Maiko Takeda fashion photography

Maiko Takeda is a student of jewelry design and fashion, a fact that is apparent in these stunning photographs. Takeda’s portraits feature figures adorned or ornamented, creating interesting juxtapositions of light and shadow, geometry, space, and logic. Out of a simple and seemingly ordered concept emerges something intricate, chaotic, and mysterious. Takeda’s work is both elegant and bizarre, a world where beauty is revealed through obfuscation and composition. Takeda is currently pursuing a Masters in Millinery at the Royal College of Art. via

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Polytech Indentity

Moscow's Polytechnical Museum recently ran an open competition for the new identity and chosen the progressive work of Anna Kulachek and Irina Ivanova that you can see below. The new identity is going to ease the interaction between exhibitions and visitors by a visual language based on electric's schemes from school's physic studies. The identity got the new level of customizing by taking the generative modular concept that can be applied either on print and digital productions or on navigation scheme inside the building. The project is also unique just because it is not easy to get modern things done for state institutions like this in Russia.

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Balance from Within

Imagine the 170-years old sofa is balancing on one leg. Creative Applications writes "Created by Jacob Tonski, artist-in-residence at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, ”Balance from Within” is an installation that includes a 170-year-old Victorian sofa which balances precariously on one leg, continuously teetering, responding internally to external forces. Inside the body of the sofa, a robotic assembly maintains balance dynamically. As the sofa begins to fall, the mechanism senses tilting and exerts a force appropriate to counter the falling, resulting in an endless wobbling back and forth."

Balance comes from within. It’s a delicate act, and sometimes we fall down. ‘Balance from Within’ is a meditation on the nature of human relations, and the things we build to support them.

http://vimeo.com/72826106

Monika Mogi photography

Add Tokyo-based photographer Monika Mogi to your list of young people that make you feel like an underachiever. At just 20 years old, she has shot for American Apparel, Nylon Japan, Vice and a whole lot of other great brands and magazines. She has created a bunch of brilliant zines. And to top it all off she has had her work exhibited and published widely, including online at female artist platform The Ardorous. Read full interview on Portable

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Minsk Style

When I first time saw the concept work for Minsk, Belarus capital rebranding, done by Moscow-based designer Maxim Ali, I was confused with that bright stripes and fresh forms. What they all to do with the city like Minsk? But later things grow on me and I spotted a new video for "Think Minsk" project done by another talent Alex Frolov. I won't ever be so sceptical, the things must change, we can't stick to old habits and not revolutionize the whole perception of the object huge as the city. Great job!

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(Russian only) http://vimeo.com/72693983

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Aizone FW13 by Sagmeister & Walsh

The Aizone Fall/Winter 2013 campaign is focused on bold colorful typography and positive and exuberant energy which reflects the dynamic, vibrant nature of the brand. The debuted the typography through colorful face painting with positive inspirational maxims "Play Hard", "Make Your Luck", "So It Goes", "Go Go Go" and "Be Free". Working with renowned body painter Anastasia Durasova, we painted the models' face with strong geometric graphic and bold playful typography. Art Direction, Design: Sagmeister & Walsh Makeup: Anastasia Durasova Photography: Henry Hargreaves

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http://vimeo.com/72424814

Shohei Otomo

Working mostly in ballpoint pen, Shohei Otomo’s insightful depictions of Japan expose both its commercial facade and deepest underground culture. 
Delivered with an unmistakable level of biting political analysis and technical perfection, Shohei’s work straddles the worlds of art, graphic design, anime and punk.Son of the legendary Katsuhiro Otomo the prolific author and illustrator who has shaped so much of Japanese culture with titles such as AKIRA,Shohei’s work takes his fathers legacy into the next generation. http://vimeo.com/56897591

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