Thursday, November 19, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Illustrators inspire me, I think because because I really suck at it. These are by UK illustrator Emily Golden Twomey. I first saw her work a while back when she was still a student and even then I thought her work was great. I find her work so playful and airy. She’s inspired by the likes of Aubrey Beardsley, Edward Gorey and Kay Nielson, who I also like.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I found this Swedish designer, Niklas Lundberg, whose work I think is really interesting. He combines print, illustration, photography and creates some amazing work. The bottom images he created by bringing in stocked images then he hand draws the rest and then traces this. It is very out there. And what is most amazing is that he’s self taught, no schooling! The illustrate image intricate and yet clean and cool. The images with the hair is weird and odd, and the digital image is just as interesting.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
These ads, from Germany, are for Volkswagen’s Blue Motion. It uses Dali-esque and Magritte-esque art to get across on the car’s low gas consumption. Not only are they very witty, it has great attention to detail. For the Dali ad, I especially like the withered “shell” beneath the tree and the ants carrying gas.
These images are from Toronto photographer, Liz Wolfe. These too are funny and thought provoking The colors are bright and dynamic and grabs your attention. When you give them a second look realize its not what it seems.
Monday, May 18, 2009
These ads are from Amnesty International and appeared around European countries a while back. The tagline is “It’s not happening here but it is happening now.” I thought these ads are very powerful and certainly get the message across. By making them appear as if its happening right there at home, at a bus stop, right where they live, it brings home the message. I do not know if these ads would work here?
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I saw this ad at a bus stop near my home and thought this very interesting. It's in Spanish and reads "Our children shouldn't see as Goya as just another brand of beans. Want Art? Ask for More." I rarely see anything culturally related in Spanish around Pasadena so I thought this very cool and different. And low and behold it's by the same people from the cereal add I posted couple of weeks ago, Americans for the Arts. I went to their website and they even have part of their website in Spanish. And I found this other ad there (in English) - all to promote the arts and art education in schools. I like this - there is definitely not enough of this in schools.