Tag: Digital

Art

Neo-origami sculptures to be displayed at the artist’s alma mater

Claremont McKenna College is home to many talented artists. In the past years, it has been renowned for its alumni's exceptional work, many of which have been displayed in its very halls and exhibits. The latest alumnus to be featured is Lawrence Beall, whose new piece is entitled "Digital Odyssey". The piece uses what the artist calls neo-origami sculpture, and aims to retell the classic tale of Odysseus' twelve-year journey, but in a more contemporary manner. The piece was placed at the Roberts Pavilion and was funded by the Dean of Students Office and the CMC Student Art Council. He wants to create and spread awareness to the students using his work, representing the classic concepts of wandering but interpreted in a digital world. Beall also has upcoming works to be featured at the Riverside Art Museum, where he will participate in the artist residence. While waiting for his future exhibit, take a peek at his Digital Odyssey below. ...
Art

‘We the People’ kickstarter campaign features works of activist artists, to be launched on Inauguration Day on Washington DC as new symbols of hope

The iconic HOPE image used in the Obama campaign 8 years ago was created by Shepard Fairey. Right now, the country is facing another kind of situation, that she and fellow activist artists feel, shall require all new images that carry hope. These images will reject the fear, hate, and discrimination that have somewhat been "normalized" in the recent presidential campaign. As a peaceful protest and declaration of hope, the project entitled We the People will be launched on Inauguration Day, right in the heart of Washington, DC. The artists and their supporters will carry with them their new symbols of hope. The pieces are commissioned by the Amplifier Foundation. The project, which is currently on Kickstarter, is made possible through the efforts of many artists, filmmakers, editors, photographers, and activists. The artwork is created by Shepard Fairey, Ernesto Yerena, and Jessica Sabogal. The team promises that they will deliver the prints and artwork no...
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Amazing paintings by passionate French artist and designer that can wow you

Damien Geminard is a French designer, graphic artist, motion designer, and painter that is skilled with illustration, web design, and motion graphics. For years, he has worked with so many companies as a graphic designer. He has provided services for almost every conceivable client - print shops, web agencies, stickers shops, and more. He's also freelanced for over a decade. Geminard is a family man who is as passionate about his art as he is about his kids. So whenever he gets some free and uninterrupted time on his hands, he goes back to his original love: painting. He paints, he paints, and he paints some more. Below are some of his amazing works using paint. You can contact him through his email or see more of his work on his website, Artisteprint. On his site, you can also see his other work in graphic design, motion graphics, and a lot more. ...
Design

Kodak Elektra smartphone camera – a new move from a historic company

Her name is Kodak Elektra. She is a Smartphone camera built both for enthusiasts and experts in photography. Kodak has a history 128 years in the photography industry. This famous company once made a historic turn in photography, and maybe they will do it for a second time with their new device. Kodak Elektra is something super practical for the new generation of photographers. Thus, the new Kodak Smartphone camera has its own easy-to-use photo editor. Once the photo is ready, it can easily be shared on the social media networks. Get familiar with her elegance and remember her name, Kodak Electra. ...
Art

Chinese folk art created on Apple devices now available for free download

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, Apple has posted (in select regions) digital artwork depicting Chinese New Year traditions. The folk art has a modern twist to it, and each piece boasts of bold and bright colors. Each one can be downloaded for free for iPads, iPhones, and Mac computers. The tech giant has commissioned five local artists to create the special project, including Victo Ngai who created Lucky Rooster with the Apple Pencil and Procreate on iPad Pro, editing her work on a MacBook pro for finishing touches. Eszter Chen created Joyful Reunions using Photoshop and Illustrator on iMac and MacBook Pro. The rest of the series were made using Photoshop and Illustrator: Zhou Fan's Rich Harvest, Ye Hongxing's Peaceful Home, and Jiang Shan's Fortune Flows. You can download the free Chinese New Year-themed wallpapers on your Apple device, or learn more about the art series on Apple's official post. ...
Animation

Young artist earns millions of YouTube hits because of exemplary character art

American Artist Ross Tran is the embodiment of how sheer talent and imagination can create massive success, even at a young age. The 23-year old has amassed almost two million hits on his YouTube channel, and it's not surprising why. His videos are laced with amazingly quick cuts, hyperactive presentation, playful tones, and quirky stops at his own apartment and school, as well as various locations. There are many elements to his witty work, but the main foundation lies in his bright and stylized tutorials showing how his art comes to life - from conception to implementation. When asked about his "secret to success" at such a young age, he tells his audiences that his portfolio is extremely personalized. He says that an artist must have a portfolio that screams out what you really want to do. In his case, he loves character designs. So he makes his work based on this particular passion. He advises fellow artists to avoid making "disposable" designs and show the whole world...
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Photography series known as #Combophotos feature hilarious mashups of things, animals, and places

Stephen McMennamy has been at the photography game for a while and there seems to be no end in sight for his hilarious digital manipulations. The Atlanta-based photographer and art director has released a series of split-image juxtapositions that he likes to call "#combophotos." McMennamy uses his own photographs and sifts through them to find ones that'd make for funny mashups. Creating humorous scenes by overlapping objects, animals and more, McMennamy delivers some unexpected compositions such as the guitar bridge one seen below. Check out some of the mashups below and find more on his Instagram. ...
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Check out these crazy (good) Santa fan art pieces that shine a new light on Saint Nicholas

Santa Claus is one of the most iconic symbols of the Christmas spirit. Dads and grandpas even dress up like him to spread the holiday cheer to kids and families. So it'll come as a (pleasant) surprise to see these rather unconventional depictions of Santa from various artists across the web. From ass-kicking Santa to sexy to rockstar, there's one for every picture you may ever have in mind. The first piece is from James Wolf Strehle, a truly gifted digital artist from the United States. He depicts Santa as an ogre-zombie hybrid slayer, for some reason. We love it! The second one is rather unfit to show to kids, as it may drastically change their views about the beloved Father Christmas. It is from Veli Nyström, an artist from Finland who is very good at digital drawings and illustration. Next, we have a rather steampunk-esque Santa, courtesy of Israel A. Carrion, a gifted artist from Spain. We also see some crossovers - the first comes in the form of the new Star Wars cast...
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Clever graphic designer imagines daily objects in a “pop” world full of candies

Perhaps one of the most imaginative and clever graphic designers today, Paul Fuentes gives another offering of his signature colorful and humorous collections of photos. He focuses on turning daily life items into something more interesting, clever, and funny by twisting certain elements with candies. Wouldn't it be fun to live in a candy world? This isn't his first rodeo, either. Previously, he worked on projects which involved junk food, healthy food, ice cream, a lot of projects involving animals and bizarre characters, and many others. Anybody who is looking for designs that are definitely out of the ordinary will appreciate his work. In addition to his graphic design and mashups, he also is a great lettering artist and a digital photographer. You can catch more of this Mexico City-based artist as he stages daily objects into colorful and surreal mashups on Instagram, Facebook, Behance, and LinkedIn. ...
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Christmas-themed ads from all over the world exemplify clever and effective graphic design

During the Yuletide season, ad campaigns often customize their marketing strategies to cater to the spirit of the occasion. There are some pretty great ads over the past Christmas season which showed great graphic design and were able to send their message across effectively. This is a great example telling us that print ad isn't dead, after all. While TV commercials can be really fancy and even include a celebrity or two, these traditional advertisements still prove that with just the sheer power of graphic design (and a good, basic idea), an artist can grab the attention of his audiences - given that he executes it properly and effectively. These ads below are just some of these print campaigns from all over the world, effectively spreading their point and engaging in the audiences' emotions as well. From top to bottom, these ads were created by: JWT, Verdant Zeal, Terremoto Propaganda, Make It Simple, and Provid. ...
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Catholic congregations ‘look good’ in new collaborative art project highlighting clothing of nuns

The Pink Sisters, formally referred to as the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters, are only one of more than 40 Catholic nun groups made as subjects in "Looking Good: A visual guide to the nun’s habit". The project is a collaborative effort between Veronica Bennett (theologian), Ryan Todd (illustrator), and GraphicDesign& (publisher). It is a book which showcases the evolution of religious clothing all over the world. GD& is a one-of-a-kind publishing house that envisions the exploration of the possible connections that graphic design can have with any other subject. Usually, their projects involve subjects that most other publishers won't dare touch - including those deemed too "risky" or "eccentric". Aside from Catholic nuns, GD& has also worked on projects about literature, mathematics, and social sciences. Still, it is undeniable that "Looking Good" appears to be their most personal and unique project to date.  ...
Design

Studio creates print campaign featuring strong visualization of political personalities and current issues

Check out these unique and controversial prints from a new 3D print/CGI campaign project. Featuring President Obama and President-Elect Trump, these bring forth issues that are currently storming the news - but in a rare, design-centric manner. The aim is to captivate the essence of the news stories and these personalities, almost in an op-ed type of format. A new design studio was commissioned to head the first ever campaign for Upday. The studio, FOREAL, is the brainchild of Benjamin Simon and Dirk Schuster. Their projects are directed towards creative and unique designs that give the audiences a popping "eye candy" every time. You can check out the prints on their website. Upday is the latest app from Samsung which focuses on bringing personalized news to its users. The content will be curated from a wide range of trusted sources, bloggers, and brands - streamlined into a very simple and easy format for everyone to understand. It combines technology and  journalistic...
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Amazing 3D models of animals and humans inspired by paper

With countless ways of depicting hair and fur in today's digital art world, Maxim Shkret's 3D illustrations are unique and bold. The Moscow-based illustrator mixes 3D-modeling with digital illustration to create unique portraits of animals, humans and everything in between. Flowing hair and fur appear geometrically with carefully-applied soft shadows, resulting in a paper sculpture effect. Symmetry in some of the portraits also helps to accentuate the boldness in each image -particularly in the fox and the lion. Check out some of his 3D-illustrations below and follow the artist on Instagram for more. ...
Animation

Artist creates quirky and unsettling animated creatures

Unusual animations are not the norm here at DesignFave but who's to say we can't make that happen every once in a while? Today, we are featuring Tel Aviv-based illustrator and animator Ori Toor's series of weird characters twisting and turning in 3D. The Tumblr series, titled Looopism, features a series of worm-like creatures that are at once quirky and unsettling. The gritty, noise-filled textures covering them add to the uneasy feelings the viewer is already experiencing. Check out some of the animations below and follow Toor on Instagram for more! ...
Creativity

Ambitious collages of thousands of planes taking off and landing

Mike Kelley camps outside of airports, taking fantastic photographs of airplanes taking off and landing. Thousands of photos have been taken so far as part of his ambitious series, Airportraits. The photographer uses Photoshop to isolate each airplane and then combines them into beautifully-composed collages. He started the project two years ago, traveling around the globe. Weather was definitely a challenge in his voyage, such as in Tokyo, where not even a single usable photo was taken after days of work. The photographer believes that landing portraits are most difficult. Mike says, "I did take slight artistic liberty with the position of the aircraft, because in real life the planes follow a very specific glidepath to the touchdown point." Check out some of his work below and find more on Instagram. ...
Digital

Tron-like bikes leave behind trails of neon lights in fantastic video

Imagine whizzing about on a bike leaving behind streaks of light straight out of Tron. Filmmaker Mike Gamble and VFX artist Tom Wood took that idea and brought it to life in an amazing two and a half video titled, "Light Cycles." They rigged up a few mountain bikes with LEDs and went to town with their filmmaking and visual effects skills. The final video is an amazing compilation of live action and post-production effects in which the bikes leave behind neon light streaks in 3D space. Check it out below! ...
Creativity

This artist has been creating beautiful sci-fi illustrations everyday for 9 years

It's 2016 and I'm still waiting for those flying cars I was promised years ago. But that doesn't stop creative minds like Mike Winkelmann from thinking far ahead. The graphic designer and digital artist has been creating one digital illustration everyday for nine years now and each of them is pure eye candy. From full-fledged sci-fi landscapes to purplish metal blobs, Winkelmann shares his illustrations' creation live through uninterrupted streams on Tumblr, Facebook and more. It's amazing how one artist can create consistently beautiful work every day. It's truly a testament to his skill. Check out some of his illustrations below!    ...
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‘Borrowed Time’ is a phenomenal short full of tragic moments and gorgeously animated visuals

We recently  stumbled upon this gem of a short film a few days ago and just had to share. It'll get you all teary-eyed. The animated short, "Borrowed Time," is directed by Andrew Coats & Lou Hamou-Lhadj, and produced by Amanda Deering Jones with the (awesome) soundtrack supplied by Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla. Gorgeously animated visuals coupled with a gut-wrenching storyline about a disheartened sheriff trying to forget a fateful tragedy of days past make the six-minute video worth a watch. Check it out!  ...
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Amazing digital composites put manmade structures into perspective

Sometimes we need a fresh new perspective on our surroundings to truly appreciate how far we've come. Kevin Wisbeth is helping us do that. The college student and creator of the Youtube series “A Quick Perspective,” takes places that we're familiar with, such as Central Park in New York, and places other iconic structures within them to show just how massive some of these manmade things are. The digitally composed photographs depict structures like Dubai's Burj Khalifa in New York City to show just how small the rest of the city would look in comparison. Check out some of the whacky composites below and visit Wisbeth's Youtube channel for more. ...
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These unusual digital animations will creep you out!

Prepare to be amazed and amused by Hayden Zezula’s unusual animations. The visual artist and animator shares some crazy animations on his Tumblr, going by the name Zolloc. Eerie babies, amorphous blobs, and symbols that appear to be right out of the occult are the norm at Zolloc's blog and have been mass-shared on Facebook and Vine. Zezula explains that merging animation with creepy images and putting them in a constant loop that evokes feelings of discomfort. Ain't that the truth! Check them out for yourself below! ...
Creativity

Samorost 3 developers take you behind the scenes of award-winning game

If you haven't checked out Samorost 3 on iOS, you absolutely must! It's pure eye-candy and features phenomenal storytelling. The award-winning title Prague-based Amanita Design recently launched Samorost 3 - their latest and greatest title after the acclaimed Mechinarium. The incredibly immersive game features 9 unusual planets with entire ecosystems and weird inhabitants. Fans of the first two installations, which came out in 2003 and 2005, are leaving rave reviews about the game itself, as well as the game's fantastic soundtrack. Check out some screenshots from the game below and get Samorost 3 from the Apple App Store or their website. ...
Video

Gravity-defying short film set in Osaka will blow your mind

Christopher Nolan’s smash-hit film “Inception” brought physics-defying building effects to the mainstream. And now an artist collective has take it one step forward. AUJIK is a collaborative studio of artists and filmmakers and they’ve just released Spatial Bodies, a mind-bending short film set in Osaka, Japan. The live-action footage of the city skyline and high-rise architecture was used to composite CGI elements in the form of apartment buildings that curve and extend in vine-like fashion. Watch the short below! ...
Graphic Design

The winners of this year’s 50 Books|50 Covers competition

The winners of this year’s 50 Books | 50 Covers competition have been announced. Organized by Design Observer in association with AIGA, the 700 entries were judged by Michael Bierut, Jessica Helfand, and Barbara Glauber. The roots of the contest date to 90 years ago when the American Institute of Graphic Arts mounted the show The Fifty Books of 1923. As book formats are shifting from print to digital, the judges paid attention to how book covers “do double and triple duty, functioning not just as alluring packaging on the bookstore shelf, but as telegraphic icons in the realm of online marketing and sortable rubrics in online libraries.” View all fifty winning books can be viewed here and all fifty winning covers can be viewed here. Among the winners is the coffee table book Opera, which we previously profiled. ...
Video

Hilarious animated short film depicts the wonderful life of bananas

There’s something alluring about bananas. They’re wonderful and can be used as metaphors for various occasions. And there happens to be a creative little short film based on them. Created by Xander Marritt and Elias Freiberger, and produced by Future Deluxe, this one-minute short film is all about... banana. A banana facing in a variety of contexts and situations. The video is beautifully rendered with vivid colors, the most prominent being yellow, of course, and captures the absurdly humorous life of bananas. Check out the short and head on over here, for some hilarious GIFs and stuff about bananas as seen in the soon-to-be viral film below. ...
Digital

Fantastic kaleidoscopic GIFs featuring flowers, butterflies and more

If you like flowers and also happen to like gif images, then Anna Taberko has you covered with her brilliant series of animated floral patterns. The Minnesota-based illustrator and animator has been hard at work creating some colorful kaleidoscopic animations featuring flowers, butterflies, and seed pods morphing in and out of each other in spectacular fashion. The series represents Taberko’s first attempt at creating phenakistoscope imagery. The process involves placing drawings onto a spinning disc, thereby tricking the viewer into seeing motion. Check out some of her GIFs below, and find more on her Tumblr blog. ...
Digital

Sculpting paintings in virtual reaity

Google has created the ultimate way to experience art. Their new app, Tilt Brush, connects users with their art with a digital brush and headset. Google partnered with HTC Vive to create the app and technology bundle which utilizes the technology pioneered by virtual reality. The Tilt Brush lets artists essentially sculpt their paintings and enables anyone to take a walk through their creations. And yet another awesome thing is Tilt Brush lets users paint with textures and elements previously unavailable such as: fire, snow, stars, denim, silk, cotton, and leather so now people can create clothing, landscapes, and much more. Follow Google's blog for updates on the art and technology surrounding Tilt Brush. ...
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Hyperrealistic polygonal wooden toys rendered in 3D

Freelance illustrator and 3D artist Mat Szulik has been hard at work blurring the line between the digital and physical worlds with fantastic 3D wood toys comprised entirely of polygonal shapes. The series, called, “PolyWood v1.0”, is made up of eight digital models of animals, including a wolf, a fox, a bear, and even a woolly mammoth. The toys are mapped with a wood texture and then given astonishingly realistic renders. Check them out below, and follow Szulik on Behance for lots more! ...
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