As anyone who is a regular visitor here will know, I love to watch an artist at work. I find watching someone creating a piece of art, illustration, advertising and anything else to be just poetry in motion and very inspiring. This video of two artists called Supakitch and Koralie is just amazing to watch.
It starts off a little slow, but the more you watch the more you appreciate their undoubted talent and attention to detail. Enjoy.
I have watched this mini documentary many times and I just love it. Everything about this including the cinematography, poetry and especially the natural voice over work incredibly well to give this documentary such raw emotional and powerful experience.
The passion that comes through the tale of doing something you love, the sequences of images and the spellbinding words full of honesty are simply beautiful. It is rare that I am lost for words when it comes to reviewing something creative, but this comes very close. When something is created like this it is so compelling that it transfixes you with scene after scene of glorious imagery. It is simply wonderful. Enjoy!
For me a great piece of creative work, be it advertising or a painting, photography or illustration, asks the viewer questions or takes them on a journey. With the millions of messages we are bombarded with daily it takes a true piece of clever thinking or talent to stand out in the crowd. But above all else it takes an idea. An idea is like an atom, it starts small but contains enough power to explode around the world if harnessed and managed correctly. It is ideas that we fall in love with. When we feel passionately about a brand it is because of the idea that surrounds it and what that means to me as an individual. An idea can lift an entire group of people to do amazing things by communicating to each individual.
I like the photograph below of bride and grooms legs. The image itself is a little unusual being of just the lower half of the couple. But its the questions that suddenly start buzzing around your head is what makes this such a wonderful image. Who are they? Where are they from? Where are they going? Are they happy or sad? Is it the beginning or the end? That to me is where the idea of the photographer to shoot it this way shows the true power of their idea, it gets you, the viewer involved. Have a creative day.
I love design for being able to make you smile. The dinosaur packaging below is a wonderful example of this. A simple line on the label of GRRR! Just says it all, fantastic! I also love in today’s collection the vampire weekend poster for New York. Two buildings perfectly placed on a red background leaves you clearly understanding what it’s for.
I have a couple more arabic calligraphy examples from Wassim Shawkat, (Check out the environmental section on his website) who really has created some beautiful images with his use of arabic type. Hope this inspires you today. Have a creative day.
As you know I love to watch an artist at work. Watching someone completely lost in their art is just an inspiration. This particular video shows the artist at high speed but makes you laugh the way he twists in his sense of humor into his art. Enjoy.
They say an artists work is a glimpse into the artist’s mind. If that is true then the mind of Sheena Aw, illustrator and motion graphics artist from Singapore, has one of the most colourful minds I have seen. Her illustrations literally jump out the page at you. Her work has graced the screen of MTV asia and judging from her work below you can understand how a brand like MTV would relish the chance to have Sheena create some wacky off beat but beautiful worlds. A twist of cute and a drop of dark humor is how I would describe this wonderful artist. How about you?
Art comes in many shapes and forms. If you have followed this blog for any length of time you would already know that I love all types of art. Some I may not fully understand but I do understand the time, effort and mostly heart that goes into any kind of art. I came across Mike Stilkey through a morning wondering through the internet and I liked his art at first glance. The style was whimsical and interesting with a wonderful balance of depth to his characters whilst having a wealth of colour to the mix. It was only when I looked closer that I realized Mike had taken his art to a different level. Mike uses book covers as his canvas. He uses a variety of materials do so including ink, coloured pencils, paint and lacquer. So if you can’t judge a book by it’s cover do what Mike does and use it to inspire you.