Posts Tagged 'inspiration'

Digging what other students dig

I had my first winter term subject today and all of the tutorials for that subject are online.  When this happens the group of students are normally asked to introduce themselves and post something which inspires them on the discussion board.  It’s always interesting to see what students admire from all the different forms of design disciplines teached at the University (communication, multimedia, interior, industrial, product and film). Here are some of todays highlights:

Claes Oldenburg

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Roy Lichtenstein

 


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Frank Lloyd Wright

 


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Modular Lighting System by Molo


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Petrina Hicks

 

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Patricia Piccinini

 

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Fujifilm mini instax 7s

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Yayoi Kusama

 

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H. R. Giger


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Paul Sahre


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Zaha Hadid


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Kazuyo Sejima

 

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Jarratt Moody – Typography

 

 

 

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I look good on Fridays

Since last weeks post was all motion content I thought I’d do a photography specific ‘I look good on Fridays’ post.  I used most of these artists as inspiration for a project I did last year so I might as well spread the love.  Alex Prager’s photography involves models that look like they have been stolen from a 1960’s television show, Corey Arnold’s Human Animal series has that bizarre quality that makes you feel like your somehow looking at something you shouldn’t, Julie Fullerton-Battern’s work is both strange and utterly beautiful and lastly Robin Schwartz infuses children and animals within his work.  Enjoy. 

Alex Prager

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Corey Arnold

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Julie Fullerton-Battern

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Robin Schwartz

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I look good on Fridays

You may be aware of Edgar Müller, the street artist who morphs city scapes into his own illusions such as this one here in Germany.  There was also one he did recently for the “Festival of World Culture in Dun Laoghaire.  Check out this cool youtube click of the making of the piece plus continue watching to see how the public interacts with the piece.

Edgar Muller – Inferno

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Edgar Muller – Ice Age

My friend Mark recently forward me a link to this add made by the company WOW.  It’s for Citizen Watches and has a great blend of motion graphics and time delayed photography.  The way the  sound syncs in with the building lights towards the end reminded me of Michel Gondry’s clip for The Chemical Brothers ‘Star Guitar’ which does a similar thing.  So impressed was I with their work that I decided to stumble upon more of their clips and this one (don’t know what it’s for it – it could be just for their own reel purposes) shows the numbers 1-10 through exquisitely beautiful motion graphics and animation.  Preeeetttyyyy.

Infinity Citizen – WOW

The Chemical Brothers – Star Guitar (Director: Michel Gondry)

Tenspace – WOW

I always look good on Fridays

Introducing “I always look good on Fridays” a section highlighting work from the art/design world which has taken my fancy, both new and old.  If there is anything that you like or don’t like, or have found a piece of work that you wish to share then please feel free to comment away.

 

As a kid I dreaded going into Greek Orthodox church each Sunday.  The only way to entertain myself was to stare at all the Byzantine artworks throughout the church over and over again.  Athens based artist Stelios Faitakis infuses this Byzantinian religious style with temporary issues of today – normally dealing with violence.  You can check out more of his work in April’s edition of Juxtapoz magazine or his website.

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The animation house th1ng has created a promo for the London 2012 Olympics with the brief being that it needs to encapsulate the essence of London.  They have used almost every animation/motion graphic technique imaginable and somehow it all flows together.  A stunning piece of work.

And lastly, if your in Australia you may have seen the new Sam Kekovich lamb add where they have superimposed his head on a school boy.  Although I do like this creepy little add it did remind me of a similar albeit much creepier add, made in 2000.  I am of course talking about Chris Cunningham’s commercial for the original Playstation.  His choice to shoot on mini dv brings a scary realism to the entire scene.  I don’t want to EVER meet this girl.

 

More good stuff to see/watch next Friday.


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