stumbling around behance recently, i came across a 25 year old graphic designer from germany who instantly made me want to pick up my pad and pencils and start drawing, and then throw them into a fire due to my inadequacies, this guy is redefining the art of hand lettering. his detail and precision is outstanding, just check these out.
recently ive seen a couple of these images crop up at various places on the internets and thought they where brilliant. created by a collective who go by the name dorothy, they describe themselves as a group of like minded individuals working on unlike minded ideas.
they’ve created a series of paintings of famous logos but removed the type to leave just iconic graphic forms. its interesting to note how much a logo is implanted in our brain that we can still read the logo without there being any text. check out these, we’ll start with one that’s very dear to me
stumbling around the vast interwebs a couple of days ago i came across these beauties created by kyle tezak a visual designer from wisconsin. kyle set himself a challenge to create several four icon image sets to sum up some of his favourite movies, books or historical events, here are some of these brilliantly imaginative icon sets.
if i worked at a film studio and a pitch came through my door looking like this, these people would get the biggest bag of money anyone has ever seen, amazing work
he’s only gone and done it again
olly moss has redesigned the original trilogy of star wars posters and has once again created something incredible, it would appear this man can do no wrong; take a look at these beauties.
when handling something as cherished and adored as the star wars franchise, it would be very easy for some people to tear into olly for whatever reason, but it would appear that these posters are loved by star wars fans and non star wars fans the world over.
“It was so intimidating!” olly told Wired.com in an e-mail interview. “There is such a wealth of greatStar Wars art out there already, from paid professionals and from enthusiastic fans. I suppose my main aim was to make a set of Star Wars posters that were a little different from what people are used to seeing from the franchise, but still retained that essential Star Wars feel. I started by re-watching the original movies with a sketchbook on my lap, and just sort of went from there.”
400 of each of these posters have been officially printed and were on sale for $50 each, however the only place you’ll probably find these now – if you’re lucky – is ebay. if you find any please let me know, i’d probably sell a lung to get hold of these.
feel free to check out the rest of olly’s awesome work at his website here
follow him on twitter here
follow his tumblr here
“If you’re as big a nerd as I am, you just can’t say no to Star Wars”
these posters have been created by a brazilian agency called moma, beautifully reimagining how adverts for some of the most popular sites of today might have looked in times good by, apparently the series is called ‘everything ages fast’, take a look
they have brilliantly captured the elements of the posters of yester year. if you know of any more please let me know
if anyone could translate it and tell me more about the project please give me a shout
the inspiration pad has taken a simple object and given it a little imagination. created by an artist from belgium called marc thomasset this is just brilliant. for those moments when you need a little inspirational help, this may be exactly what you have been looking for
found on the behance network here
the artists website can be found here
and if your looking to by one of these you may want to look here
a couple of weeks ago, we went to see the gaslight anthem on a sunny thursday manchester evening, they where awesome and played the longest encore i have ever heard, 8 songs in total i think, but possibly more including baba o’riley by the who. while the at the merch stall we saw this poster.
2 colour screen printed and running on full awesome, this was a definate purchase, after a small incident with the merch man in which jane threatened him that if he sold out of them very bad things would happen to him, we decided to buy and risk creasing. all turned out well and this is now framed and in pride of place on the wall, on the bottom of the poster is a little note to where the poster was created, el jefe design
turns out el jefe design is a brilliant design agency, covering all the bases that agencies do but their selection of posters is truely incredible, they did a whole selection of posters for gaslight and brian fallon, some for dinosaur jr, some for the black lips, henry rollins and many more. so without more of my waffling, heres some artwork.
think youll agree these are pretty impressive, i could literally just keep inserting images until i have copied pretty much the entire site, but why dont you take a click over to the web site here
and have a look for yourself.
p.s. sorry for the late post
this is brilliant, alex varanese has taken modern day technology and reimagined it as if it where made and advertised in 1977, to stunning effect he has recreated adverts for an mp3 player, a laptop, a mobile phone and a handheld game system and entitled the project alt 1977.
with an amazing use of colour, graphics and font choice he has recaptured the essence of 70s advertising, or at least to me he has as i wasnt around then, maybe someone slightly older could offer an opinion.
every aspect from the faux wood panelling down to the use of colour is perfectly balanced with enough elements of its modern day couterpart for you to draw the connection instantly. the feel of these is brilliant, and makes you wonder what people will think of our cutting edge technology and advertising 30 or 40 years from now, when iphones and laptops are things long forgotten, where do we go from here!
as always click the images to make them bigger.
a link to alexs website, you should take a look this guy has some mad skills
due to the recent small slip up bp have experienced due to a small oil spillage, greenpeace have taken it upon themselves to run a competition to update the green and yellow logo to something more apt.
here are some of the logos that have been submitted, some are actually quite impressive, not that a company would ever want these logos as something representative of their company, but there has been some serious time spent on some of these.
the competition is running in three categories, student/designer, public and finally the under 18s, the response to this competition seems to be incredible with over 500 logos being submitted so far
the winning logo is to be used by greenpeace as part of their international campaign against the oil company. so why not head over to the site here
or the flickr group here
and see what you think, maybe even submit something.