Send someone you love a little good luck, a prediction for success or a simple wish for their happiness. These glass fortune cookies would also make a great accent to an Asian themed wedding or shower.
How Much: $40
Where: Fragile Studios
Japanese ad agency I&S BBDO Tokyo developed Design NORI, intricately patterned laser-cut sushi nori seaweed sheets, for their client Umino Seaweed Store. The store’s owner Umino Hiroyuki wanted to rebuild his business after the wake of the March 2011 tsunami and hired I&S BBDO Tokyo to help. Each of the five nori designs are cut in a traditional Japanese pattern: Sakura (Cherry Blossoms), Mizutama (Water Drops), Asanoha (Hemp), Kikkou (Turtle Seashell), and Kumikkou (Tortoise Shell).
This is a great little matching game for the iOS, The ‘Logo quiz game’ is pretty self-explanatory: You’re given a number of logos and from your knowledge and clues given you have to identify them. The game will test you on over 500 brands which will leave you with plenty of playing time.
Most of us should have no problem identifying well known brands, and designers should have an upper hand given the amount of experience they have with logos.
John Wood and Paul Harrison have been working collaboratively since 1993 producing single screen and installation based video works. Their work investigates the relationship between the human figure and architecture, developed through short form video with particular emphasis on actions being formulated and resolved within a given duration.
In “One more kilometre”, Paul Harrison stands by a sandning machine in front of a pile of paper. The amount of paper would measure one kilometre if all the sheets were laid out. When the artist starts the sanding machine, the sheets of paper fly away across the floor.
I’ve once been asked where did this ‘Keep calm and carry on’ trend come from, to which I vaguely knew the answer.
If you’ve ever wondered then check out this short film that tells the story behind the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster. Its origins at the beginning of WWII and its rediscovery in a bookshop in England in 2000, becoming one of the iconic images of the 21st century.
If you’re a designer or have a creative mind then you most probably like pay attention to detail whenever you’re making something. In terms of typology nothing makes you more pedantic than trying to achieve the perfect kerning.
Kern Type is a kerning game that will test just how well you know your typography. See how close you get compared to the original and share it with you friends.
via Kern Type
I’m once again overcome with the feeling that I should be doing more. Scrap that. I NEED to be doing more.
As of lately I’ve been feeling as though most of my creative drive is slowly fading away. I’m currently employed as a Graphic Designer at a printing company and although during my time there I’ve dabbled into many aspects of the printing world giving me an edge, it has unfortunately also hindered my creative skills. The role I play is far from as inspiring as I would have hoped, but to be realistic the clients that I work with hardly require fancy schmancy designs.
Not to let that get me down I’ve sought out creative expression from side projects, maintaining rawrtalent.com, creating an online portfolio and more recently using whatever free time I have to go on out and about photo shoots.
Admittedly in the past weeks I’ve neglected this site but as I continue to expand my portfolio I intend to post the inspiring and interesting material that are motivating me, along with progress on the artworks themselves.
That’s about where I’m up to now so stay tuned.
I really admire this collection by Liam Brazier entitled ‘Geometric’. It’s simplistic in nature; using a limited number of colours and shapes yet the characters are easily recognisable by all.
How do you create those geometric shapes?
The more recent ‘geometric’ style Actually harks back to a way of working I dabbled in back in university (at the end of the 90′s). Then the straight lines were a by-product of individually cutting out each shape from coloured card with a scalpel and collaging them together with spray-mount to form the image.
Which is a better way of saying I pretty much ruined the carpet of my university house bedroom.
More recently the polygonal lasso tool in Photoshop has taken most of the brunt out of the graft of creating them. It is merely a process of building coloured shapes to define a form, and me telling people that red triangle is Spider-man and people believing it.
Freelance photographer Hugo Fernandez has himself quite an ingenious business card. The business card was produced by Low Ink Studio on perspex featuring a prodominately clear card with the overlay of the camera viewfinder and where you would normally find exposure information you’ll find his contact details.
The card itself provides a great ice breaker and talking point, along with instantly informing clients what profession he does, and at the end of the day you can pretend you’re a photographer too.
The Apple event invite cements claims that the iPhone 5 will be revealed on October. Minimal in design, it still serves the purpose of a good invite by using nothing more than four iPhone app icons.
Gathered from the icons is the date, time (10am US PST), place and the phone icon almost certainly means it’s all about the iPhone.
Australian readers, this means 4am AEDT on the 5th.
Well that’s exactly what Houston based artist, Natalie Irish did. Irish paints these incredible paintings using just her lips and lipstick.