Modus Vivendi is derived from Latin for the way of living and Sonitus means sound. With the three words together, my translation goes, “The way of living through sound.” I recently displayed my work for a show called Constellation which was put on by some great friends of mine, Jim Sheppard and Liz Simpson. For this show, I decided to showcase my live band photography for the first time. I carefully selected the works that had an overarching mood and similar elements which created complimenting compositions for me to work with. Each selected work was crafted and finalized in post-production using image layering and element elimination in order to create meloncholic-minimalist pieces. One of my main goals for this project was to capture the essence of each artist in the most endearing and obscure way.
View the rest of the series here.
The surrealism present in these fascinating works by Matt Wisniewski is unprecedented. I recently found out about him through Shelby White’s awesome post on the Wanken blog. Matt is a Brooklyn based web developer with a incredible talent for manipulating photos into collage gems. I would absolutely love to get my hands on prints of the top two pieces. Matt’s style is reminiscent of the another inspiration of mine Mark Weaver, who I have posted on before, but very unique in its own respect. I would love to collaborate with him in the future! What do you say Matt?
Check out more of his work here.
I have always been fascinated by the distorted light forms that are sometimes created as I turn off my TV. I never really thought about what caused this or why it was so intriguing. Aisleone recently did a post from an artist by the name of Stephan Tillmans who did some experimental photography with this exact subject. The series is called Luminant Point Arrays. There is quite the nostalgia as I spent time looking at each composition.
The Luminant Point Arrays open a dialogue between the relationship of abstraction and concretion in photography. The images show cathode-ray-tube televisions being switched off. The television picture breaks down and creates a structure of light. The breakdown of the television picture describes the breakdown of external reference. The product is self-referential, concrete photography.
Check out more from there series here.
Abstract motion visuals designed by Russian company Andrey Muratov. The music complements the stop motion quiet well and the washed out colors set the appropriate mood for the video.
Via Design Collector.
Bad design sucks, let’s face it. We made a cultural manifesto about it. About how much it sucks, how much could it suck less, and, more importantly, how much we could do to change it. Change the way design is perceived. Change it with heart, passion, attitude and intelligence.
That’s the real revolution, baby.
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I don’t know how this video almost slipped past me. I was doing my daily check up on GraphicHug and instantly recognized the artwork Alexander Brown, aka Brownboy, created for James Blakes’ self entitled album. He really did a superb job creating a unique and consistent look across the entire board of the project including the music video for the Wilhelm Scream, photography, and album cover art. Check out more of his work here.
Check out the live performance of ‘The Wilhelm Scream’ and official video for ‘Limit to Your Love’ on my previous post.
Ran across this work today while I was browsing through Designspiration. The branding was designed by Robert Murdock who is the CCO at Method in San Francisco and goes by the pseudonym Postmammal. The name Postmammal is based on the notion that humans are always evolving, and are always looking for what’s next — essentially what’s beyond human.
It’s really incredible to see all of the concepts that were developed, logo evolution, and application of logo on multiple facets. I am currently working on two related projects in my graphic design courses and I definitely needed some inspiration like this stir up some creative juices. The use of pattern is unbelievable and helps the entire branding maintain a fluidness throughout every element of the campaign. The logo itself is clean, contemporary, and bold but doesn’t reach it’s full potential until the rest of the project is seen. The logo being dissected and then reapplied to a pattern really brings unity to the entire project. Scale also plays a major factor in this project because when the patterns are presented larger they have a stronger presence within the design compositions. You will definitely be seeing more Postmammal posts here on the blog.
Check out more work from Postmammal.
So I just placed my order today for Neil Krug‘s Pulp Art Book! I’ve been waiting over a year now for it to be released and now it is finally here. Being one of my favorite photographers, his work never seizes disappoint me. Here a taste of some of his latest work. The colors are absolutely amazing. I really need to get a hold of some expired polaroid film.
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Amazing remix and such a rad video of Crystal Castles’ “Not in Love” featuring Robert Smith of The Cure. I love the analog feel. It looks as if they distorted VHS footage to create the music video.
I ran across this genius of a site today and I swear it was like I struck gold! Wordmark allows you to preview all of the fonts that are installed on your computer…just type in whatever word you wish. Check out the sample above! We can thank Fahri Özkaramanlı for designing such a wonderful resource. I’m thinking about keeping this a secret from my fellow designers at school unless they are a regular on the blog in which they will find out anyways. Muahahahaha. One of my goals for my last semester in the design program is to explore new typefaces and using wordmark.it is a wonderful way to do so. I will definitely be utilizing this site. I guess I can share it with them if they give me good, honest critiques.