Thursday, August 26, 2010

South African Art - recycled materials

South African artist, Simon Max Bannister has created a series of striking artworks from plastic waste, drawing attention to plastic in the oceans . The moody beasts below are two of my favorites. Explore here for more.

Simon's work will be exhibited at the Two Oceans Aquarium Cape Town from October 2010 to January 2011. Also on the Plastic Max Artworks site are examples of Simon's lightworks, evocative of swirling kelp and underwater depths. Paradoxically, made of a substance foreign to the nature of the sea.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Design: Nick Sherman

(above) Vintage-style flyer design by Nick Sherman (copyright). (Click image to enlarge)

Definitely have a closer look at Nick Sherman's design gallery here. He includes fascinating images of his inspiration, studies, draft designs and style references.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Typeface - great characters, both wooden and human.

This downbeat 'trailer' (6 minutes) explores a vintage art: letterpress printing with movable wooden type. I want to see this movie. I like it already. I want to touch those big letters and see the bright ink come up on the page. Technology is useful but old school rules.

The title sequence/trailer below is also definitely worth a squizz.

Below, inspiring typographic design associated with the film, Typeface.
All proceeds from the sale of the limited edition prints featured below will go towards completion and distribution funds for Typeface.

(above) Typeface Print by David Ichiyama.

(above) Typeface Print by Dennis Ichiyama.
More by Dennis Ichiyama here.

(above) Print by Nick Sherman.
More Nick Sherman.

(above) Print by Stacey Stern.

All the above prints and others are available here.