London-based multi-disciplinary graphic design studio Socio Design’s new portfolio is packed with excellent work.
This interesting car UI concept by Matthaeus Krenn proposes to get rid of multiple buttons and dials to make room for a single screen using big, forgiving gestures. It would require the user to get the hang different multitouch gestures to control the 4 main controls you use most regularly while driving: volume, music source, temperature and airflow.
Let’s ignore that most cars have many more controls these days that you can control 2-3 of those properties from your steering wheel. It’s nonetheless a great aesthetic exploration of the usually overcomplicated dashboard.
If you love street art then you’ll have to visit the Howard Griffin Gallery in Shoreditch – The gallery is hosting a solo exhibition by prominent street muralist Phlegm – Like his other work the exhibition (called ‘The Bestiary’) provides a complete sense of magical escapism whilst juxtaposed in an everyday context. Thanks to Nick Towers for the shout and images.
Dear Monday, big thanks for revealing this week’s ‘Studio of the Week’ winner so early on.
Introducing, Confetti - Tomas Shanahan and Kevin McDowell’s Melbourne based, multi-disciplinary design studio. Famed for holding down some seriously interesting graphic treats. For more fun head over to their site here.
A much anticipated and fully responsive new website for Mark Bloom, also known as Mash Creative. With 4 new projects including this inspired collaboration with Hype Type Studio for uBear® as well as a comprehensive archive section, it was worth the wait.
Web development: Stewart Ritchie @ Powered by Coffee
A lovely take on a soundbite from an interview with Ira Glass on “This American Life” talking about creativity and the building blocks of a great story. Put together by Daniel Sax.
In letterpress printing, the term ‘kissing’ is used to refer to the lightest possible impression on paper so that the type or blocks do not press into the paper leaving a clean printed image. Historically, this was the printer’s art; to press the letterforms firmly enough for optimal ink transfer without leaving an impression.
In recent years, however, the art of letterpress printing has enjoyed a renaissance. Part of this revolution is the popularity of the previously shunned deep impression, or as Glasgow Press appropriately term it, the ‘Glasgow Kiss’.
The piece features a ‘Kiss’ card and a ‘Glasgow Kiss’ card – the former being printing without an impression, the latter being printed with greater force and leaving a deep impression.
Letterpress printed onto 540gsm Fuscia Pink Colorplan and sealed with a kiss.
Who doesn’t love a walk cycle? Universal Everything interpret British architect Ron Heron’s 60′s proposal for a walking city in this incredible morphing animation. Simon Pyke‘s accompanying soundtrack is perfect as always.
Born out of a relentless need to explore, Picturing Thoughts is an great ongoing personal project written & designed by Iancu Barbarasa. It ‘turns thoughts into images, thereby creating space for more interesting thoughts’. — The title is inspired by Alan Fletcher’s book, Picturing and Poeting, and some of the imagery is reminiscent of Fletcher’s work. You can see more of Iancu’s commercial work at iancul.com and find him on twitter.
Last week I caught up with London-born illustrator, graphic artist and general music man Mason London to talk about his new clothing line, No Sweats. Having produced artwork for the likes of J Dilla, Bombay Bicycle Club and Madlib to name a few I was really excited to see what Mason has in store for launch.
Can ‘code’ make ‘art’?
Championing the idea of ‘Art made With Code’, Google is looking for a developer/artist to commission in the upcoming Digital Revolutions exhibition at The Barbican, in London.
In doing so, DevArt is acknowledging the role of digital culture and technology in the art world. The website itself already serves as a great library of ‘technology-as-art‘ projects, with new ones to be in the run up to the exhibition. I like how it’s also beginning to play with the idea of ‘Technology’ as a palette, by which works of art are made, but perhaps more importantly, the truly ‘dev‘ way of submitting an ‘art’ commission proposal:
1. Fork the DevArt GitHub Repo Template
2. Work into that fork
Get involved or just check out the entries and DevArt inspiration here.
Sawdust have updated their portfolio, with the addition of more stunning bespoke typographic treatments.
Swedish art director & graphic designer Albin Holmqvist just launched his excellent new portfolio.
Following the success of last year’s exhibition and sell-out talks, BCNMCR returns to Manchester introducing the work of the some of the most exciting creative studios and designers from Barcelona. A selection of internationally-renowned, independent studios and designers hailing from the vibrant Spanish city will showcase their work in a FREE exhibition at TwentyTwentyTwo, between Thursday 27 March and Wednesday 23 April 2014.
This year’s celebration has swelled from five to eleven: ALEX TROCHUT, BROSMIND, SOLO, TOORMIX, LAURA MESEGUER, ATIPUS, CLASE BCN, TWO POINTS, FOLCH STUDIO, FORMA & CO and BERTO MARTINEZ, with some designing exclusive new work especially for the show.
Giving UK-based creatives the opportunity to learn more about the design approaches of a number of guest speakers and take part in a public exchange of ideas, BCNMCR will again stage a series of talks with visiting creatives. After experiencing overwhelming demand for tickets in 2013, this year’s talks will take place on Friday 28 March 2014 in the intimate surroundings of St Peter’s Church, Manchester, home to the Hallé Orchestra.
The exhibition is again organised and curated by home-grown designer and frequent visitor to the Catalan capital, Dave Sedgwick. Tickets go on sale soon so sign up for more details, and keep an eye on their twitter account.
Neverland Space is an interesting virtual exhibition space. Artists and curators are invited to present artworks exclusively shown at Neverland Space, providing an innovative and interactive online art experience.