For those of you living in the space, a good half of designers have been busy participating in 36 Days of Type recently run world-wide from Barcelona. We focus on Marv Castillo as he comes up with and idea to focus on "movies" and soft physical Play-Doh when a majority of participants stick to 3D renders.
Every day Artem Matyushkin goes to one exhibition at various New York galleries and designs a poster for each one of them. He says that while he was doing it he realized that the most interesting part about it and also the biggest challenge is finding something in the artists' style that can be translated into graphic design language.
Molecularis is a one-of- a-kind flip book, beautifully presented, which features a series of engaging activities in one. Much more than just a flip book, it is also an animated colouring book, which can be used in a variety of exciting ways – you can color, re-draw and vary its content to produce an endless number of different results. Its high-quality paper allows you to use whichever colouring technique you prefer, such as pencils, markers, watercolours, graphite, brushes or technical pens. Besides, it contains not just two, but six different animated sequences, which can be triggered depending on the position of your thumb. To everyone but the person holding the book, the effect created is one of a sophisticated magic trick.
Flipboku is a flip book publishing project created by animator and designer Jossie Malis, best known for his award-winning animated series “Bendito Machine”, and music composer Julie Reier. Their mutual love of animation, design, and flip books, led them to embark upon this publishing adventure two years ago, after the success of their first flip book created for Bendito Machine. Their mission was to reinvent the flip book, and they combined that with brand new mechanics which are unique to Flipboku. Their mid-term aim is to be able to publish a series of flip books with these special characteristics, whilst maintaining the classic format which has been popular for over 150 years.
A special cutting technique is required to produce this 6-sequence flipbook and a large part of the production process has to be carried out by hand. This means that the manufacturing process is quite cost-intensive, which is why Flipboku is announcing their crowdfunding campaign, launched on Kickstarter, in order to fund the printing of this creative endeavor.
The team has a target of 40 days in which to achieve their publishing goal of €8000. Molecularis will be available in different combinations, and also as a bundle with “Blanko” - a freestyle animation flip book with blank pages for those inspired to animate on their own. Blanko is a learning flip book which features the basic principles of animation, so even complete beginner can try their hand at this quirky art form. For this campaign Flipboku has partnered with leading British color-makers Winsor&Newton to offer a limited edition reward only available through Kickstarter - offering Molecularis as a special combination with a stunning 12-piece Watercolor Marker Set.
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
It's been a while since our friend and partner Alex Frukta (part of Nord Collective) shared new motion works with us. Here is the latest commission he did for Johnson&Johnson. Every year, brand hosts an conference, which brings together employees from all divisions from Russia and CIS countries. It sums up the year and celebrates its end.
Agency: Illuminarium 3000
Producer: Yura Pelin
Design/Motion: Alex Frukta
Audio/Soundesign: Finalsketch, Vasily Filatov
"Relentless with their mission of diffusing emerging music onto the scene, Red Bull launched Red Bull Radio. The web based radio station offers an eclectic programming that also includes interviews with musicians, critics, industry thinkers and music mavens. Recognizing that every show has its own identity, Baillat set a unique tone corresponding to each of their themes. In keeping with the modus operandi of the Baillat's Red Bull campaign concept, the studio called on various local illustrators and graphic designers to unleash a series of animated GIFs. Staying in true form, the results resonated in outstanding, eccentric and upbeat renditions."
"Mathery" is an award-winning Italian studio founded by duo of art directors Erika Zorzi and Matteo Sangalli. The catalysation of their ideas often turns as a long-term collaborations with leading agencies and producers, and even festivals like OFFF Barcelona. For their latest edition Mathery imagined "OFFF" name as abbreviation to "Oysters Flavoured Food Festival" brining the outstanding visuals for the campaign.
British art director based in Vietnam, Andrew Millington shares the latest branding work he did at Prophet with Hector Pottie for West Studios. This concept was all about transforming the home of British television into a place that people could call their home.
There is no doubt that future is female and bright, and the portfolio of Barcelona-based graphic artist Andrea Robescu you see below is a strong evidence of it. Worth to mention Andrea is a crime partner of our long-term friend Andrei Robu helping him with graphic projects on daily basis
Her art breaks the boundaries of how the body and facial features are illustrated through photography in the fashion industry and by using a more relaxed and fun way of looking at things she expressed and embraced the human sexuality in a playful and empowering way.
Bold colours and abstract shapes play a big part of Andreea’s work. She’s creating powerful visuals using everything from markers to acrylics, pencils and ink, sometimes even her bare hands making the whole process a very personal one. Her energetic illustrations attracted the eye of various global brands and publications.
Follow her on ELLO
London-based Studio BLUP has recently updated their nobles folio with a commission done for Adidas online campaign aimed to promote Team GB at Winter Olympics
To create the social marketing material for Adidas's officia Winter Olympics Kit launch.
The BLUP way
There aren't many household names who represent GB in the Winter Olympics so there were no sports celebs to base the kit launch around. Thinking The Blup Way we decided to focus on the kit with no model at all giving each piece its own identity through a series of still and motion graphics. The soundtrack we added aims to act like an 'epic' movie trailer in order to create a dark, icy impact.
Venezuelan artist Raya (previously) and photographer Leo living and working in their studio in Barcelona. They were commissioned to create a new narrative with by Folch for Doiy Design - a joyful objects store in Barcelona too, with an aim to generate meaningful collaborations with diverse creatives. Inspired by the Mexican architects Luis Barragán and Ricardo Legorreta and Doiy’s recent Scala collection, together Raya and Leo created and filmed an artwork made entirely from paper that plays with textures, colours, clean cuts, light and perspectives.
Traum Inc. was commissioned by ON Running to promote their new shoe Cloud X released in a special all black and all white version.
Shot in Iceland the film creates a world of black and white, brutalist and wild but technical, balancing sublime landscapes with technical closeups and 3D renderings of the shoe. The film pits a runner agains his alter ego, chasing each other until it comes to a final stand off between both.
Thomas Traum (TRAUM INC)
Alex Griffin (On-Running), Thomas Traum
Nikolaj Beltzer (OKAY Studio)
Ludovic Roussaux (OKAY Studio)
TRAUM INC (Safwaan Motara, Hayden Martin, Thomas Traum)
Ricky Korf is an award winning designer and art director, rooted in Leipzig Germany. Starting with graphic design in 2002. Flexibly working over the years from either the sleepy town in the countryside fields or from Hamburg, the gate to the world.
Creative Carbon is a creative studio specialized in branding, graphic design and CGI with clients around the world. Recently they finished a new packaging design for Japanes Sake brand "Brave Bear". Its special Junmai Daiginjo variety is the first product of its kind to incorporate a soft note of honey, providing a somewhat "wild" experience. The visual identity, packaging and communication exploit this unique feature of the product, further enhancing the experience.
Yamaguchi prefecture is tucked away in the south-western tip of Japan’s main island Honshu. Among the sake - uninitiated, is best known for the pleasant tourist town Iwakuni. When it comes to sake, Yamaguchi prefecture is known as the home of gorgeously scented, delicate, delicious and super-premium products.