3D paper art puts Adidas in the spotlight
With the digital world continuing to take over branding, advertising and more, others are turning to the seemingly dying craft of paper art for their latest campaign. Here, Paris based artist and designer Maud Vantours has created a gorgeous pastel based paper art project for shoe giants Adidas.
Colour, graphics and paper have a prominent place in her work, creating sculptures to produce a number of dreamlike landscapes. “Over time, paper my favorite material,” she explains. “Layer upon layer patterns are created with an accumilating sense of volume. It becomes a precious object for me.”
Using retro patterns and pastel colours, the paper art compliments each sneaker design throughout the new collection – and if you look closely enough you’ll spot the iconic Adidas logo, the three stripes. There’s certainly plenty of volume throughout, as the 3D aspect allows a platform to be created to showcase each new shoe design.
Why are wireframes and prototypes essential for web design? Find out in Patrick McNeil’s HOW U course Wireframing & Prototyping for Interactive Design.
ISO72 finds beauty in architectural shapes and colors
Nick Frank is ISO72, a freelance Art/Creative Director working in advertising. Over the last few years he has started to branch out into photography and the results are fantastic. Visiting his portfolio I couldn’t help but be impressed by his series ‘Mira’.
Shot in Munich, the series explores urban architecture and finds beauty in the shapes and colors of one of the cities strangest looking buildings, theMira München Nordheide. While I might not be a fan of the building itself I absolutely love Nick’s photographs. His sense of composition really transforms the building into a series of beautiful abstractions and there’s an almost hyper-real quality to his work. More photographs from ISO72 can be found on his site or check out his Facebook page here.
How Bubble Wrap Is Made
from Sealed Air
I could watch this video all day.
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Beautiful Chemistry is anew collaboration between Tsinghua University Press and University f Science and Technology of China that seeks to make chemistry more accessible and interesting to the general public. Their first project was the creation of several short films that utilize a 4K UltraHD camera to capture a variety of striking chemical reactions without the usual clutter of test tubes, beakers of lab equipment.
Welcome to the first mail out of the Galway Design Week. We have been working tirelessly behind the scenes, developing an amazing schedule for Design Week. We are just finalising the program and will be launching an events schedule, along with our website within the week. There has been some amazing contributions from the weekly meetings (7pm Tues Nights - See on our facebook for venue changes - next event is Tuesday 7th @ 7pm in GTI, Fr. Griffin Road.) and also some top class events produced by our amazing board members. We will try and keep everyone in the loop more over the coming weeks and will be actively pushing events via the social network channels.
While we are finalising the program of events, if you have a last minute event that you would like to add please contact us ASAP to have it included. Please email us on email@example.com and we can discuss more, or bring the idea to the weekly meets.
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Berlin-based fine artist Markus Studtmann specializes in creating “architectural illusions”—kaleidoscope-like digital collages that were made with the windows of various nondescript city buildings.
To create his stunning set of architectural illusions, Studtmann rearranged various photographs of buildings to produce new mind-boggling patterns that feature the array of lines and shapes found in the buildings’s windows.
Take a look at his dizzying work, or visit his page for more.
Bill Domonkos’s hypnotic GIFs, made from vintage photos and archival photos, will entrance you. The artist talks to Co.Create about why he makes them.
The Principles of Social Design - How to make Content Shareable
Follow these 7 Word-of-Mouth drivers if you want your content to be more shareworthy.
from Sebas and Clim
Anicons is a project created by Sebas and Clim. An easy to use and customisable After Effects Animated Icon Library for motion designers, video editors and anyone else involved in the moving image industry.
Kevin Slavin: How algorithms shape our world
Kevin Slavin argues that we’re living in a world designed for — and increasingly controlled by — algorithms. In this riveting talk from TEDGlobal, he shows how these complex computer programs determine: espionage tactics, stock prices, movie scripts, and architecture. And he warns that we are writing code we can’t understand, with implications we can’t control.
from The Pressure
Mike Heist has been working in the neon industry in Portland, Oregon for 30 years. He is a master in his craft, and is responsible for the bending of some of the city’s most iconic signage. 10 SECONDS is a short film about work and happiness, and shares a bit of Mike’s thoughts and insight into the amazing process of hand-made neon signage.
The Pressure designed the sign as a component of event branding for the AIGA Portland event “Design and Happiness,” a lecture by Stefan Sagmeister during Design Week Portland. We thought that this video would add some depth to the concept, and we hope you enjoy it.
Check out more work by The Pressure at thepressure.org.