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.
Lavafilm is a film company based in Oslo, Norway. What caught my attention to the branding of Lavafilm was the emphasis of a body of visual elements in creating an identity system in lieu of a standard logo. This collaboration between Henrik Wold Kraglund and Ludvig Bruneau Rossow implements a strong palette of custom typography and photography, as well as heavy use of a grid structure and grayscale color palette. The custom typography used for the identity is a striking exploration of merging a serif with a sans-serif typeface.
The concept for Lavafilm’s identity is inspired by natural disasters, such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. During an earthquake, solid objects will divide and move to random positions. This has been the basis for the development of our solution.
Via the Behance Network.
Beautiful. Powerful. Simple.
Greg Eason’s practice deals with a formal and conceptual dissection of space. His meticulously detailed & characteristically sparse drawings and paintings isolate and monumentalise narrative fragments and translate this into a microscopic frame.
It is incredible how much beauty can be created using such minimal compositions. It’s designs like these where I forget that I am looking at a 2 dimensional surface. Greg Eason does a nice job creating another layer/dimension to his work orchestrating elements to create illusions using beautiful subtleties that really enhance his work make the pieces come to life. I almost forgot to mention these are pencil on paper. You can purchase his prints here.
Here are some really nice pieces by Gottschalk + Ash who I previously introduced onto the blog a few posts ago. Once again, I am impressed by their extremely dynamic compositions. What we have here is a severe case of Swiss precision! Check out my previous post on the Galileo Poster.
I’ve been meaning to post this for quite some time. I ran across it a few months back while I was getting my daily AisleOne fix. I found the Galileo poster after digging through the resources. The design is by Gottschalk + Ash Ltd. for The Theatre Company at the St. Lawrence Center. What captivated me about this poster is the simple grid use and the hauntingly enthralling symbol in the center of it symbolizing Galileo’s vision of space. Absolutely brilliant!
I was really shocked to come across this the other day on AisleOne. I was drawn to the dynamic sequence design but when I looked at the bottom and found ‘J.C. Penney Company Convention’ I was stunned. After looking into the history of the poster I found that it was a one-off design for JC Penney and that the poster was designed during the late-1970s during a transition from an American general merchandiser to a to a streamlined department store with a closely integrated catalog business (container list). What a great way to find out about the influential designer George Tscherny.