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Visual Bits #234> It’s As Simple As A-B-C

Sunday 07.15.2012 , Posted by

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Freaky Friendly Monsters in a Retro World

Thursday 07.05.2012 , Posted by

From the imaginative mind of Madrid based illustrator Juan Carlos Paz (aka Bakea) comes an endearing world of very friendly freaks. Whether he’s illustrating, building or drawing, his works feature a familiar current: near cuddly creatures with no shortage of yellow, googly eyes. His surrealistic creations are in no way scary, but rather like the characters you’d find in Monsters Inc. – ready to make you laugh and be your buddy. [Read more...]

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Portraiture in Collage: The Work of Charles Williams

Tuesday 07.03.2012 , Posted by

These portraits might appear a bit chunky at first, but just give your eyes a squint and a clear, realistic image pops out of the screen. Together, the sometimes linear, sometimes amoebic images make up the exciting work of graphic designer and digital artist Charles Williams. His portraits capture many famous world figures, and reproduce their likenesses with his uniquely layered collage style. While his work follows a unifying method, he frequently reworks the way it is implemented: some containing a cut fabric like treatment, others appearing to be made of paper… or in the case of his portrait of Mad Men’s Don Draper he breaks his shapes into non-layered fragments. [Read more...]

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Atom Boy: An Artful Animation of the Molecular World

Monday 07.02.2012 , Posted by

Isn’t it great when inspiration strikes out of nowhere? Having no other plan than to do some “fun things” in Cinema 4D, graphic designer and producer Joachim Ljunggren found his simple experiments expanding into something much bigger. His artful piece Atom Boy takes us into a shiny world of molecular structures, bouncing around and bonding with each other in a stark white world. The resulting motion graphic short is intriguing in its clever transitions and physics along with its gorgeous lighting and squeaky clean reflections. [Read more...]

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Eclectic Playing Cards Created by 52 Worldwide Artists

Thursday 06.21.2012 , Posted by

Next time you sit down for a game of poker, rummy or hearts, how about making that game far more artistic? This new deck of playing cards, called 52aces, is a collaboration between 52 artists around the world who have lent their unique talents to each of the cards in the deck. The unique ensemble cast come together to form one of the most interesting playing decks, one that could easily have you distracted from your game just because of the highly gripping art on each card. [Read more...]

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Clients from Hell: The Video

Tuesday 06.19.2012 , Posted by

For anyone who’s worked in the creative world, there are always those clients who seem to stand out. Maybe they don’t know what a pixel is, or are set on telling you those complimentary colors don’t quite work together… or maybe their suggested payment method is a little unconventional. When working with people there are always good stories of the times communication just didn’t seem to flow: this video highlights some of the best of those moments from the design world, sourced from the painfully hilarious site Clients from Hell. [Read more...]

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Facetted Figure Illustrations by Giampaolo Miraglia

Friday 06.15.2012 , Posted by

When you think of facetted geometric works, “soft” is rarely the thought that follows. Rome based designer Giampaolo Miraglia however, manages to create illustrations with just the right mix of both – geometrically facetted and silky smooth. He does this using a combination of carefully chosen harmonious color pallets along with warn textures overlaying the entire scene… and what scenes they are. [Read more...]

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Projecto Olimpico: An Olympic Poster Series for Brazil

Tuesday 06.12.2012 , Posted by

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, are scheduled to take place in London, England, from 27th of July to the 12th of August. To commemorate this event, the Brazilian daily newspaper O Estado De S. Paulo enlisted the talents of graphic designer Emma Butler to create a series of posters to feature each of the sports Brazil will be competing in at the 2012 Olympics. [Read more...]

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Stylish Typography Made of Cement Bricks

Monday 06.11.2012 , Posted by

What you’re looking at here is one of possibly the heaviest typefaces we can imagine: a gorgeous modular alphabet made completely out of concrete. David McGillivray cleverly designed the series using only 7 unique shapes which he cast into a set of 14 blocks of concrete. He then arranged the pieces into each different, and highly stylized glyph. [Read more...]

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Handcrafted Typography of Colorful Stitches

Thursday 06.07.2012 , Posted by

When it comes to modern typography, perfection is almost always the modus operandi. So, what happens when you add handcraft to this near linear equation? The result is not perfect, but instead highly pleasing and even rejuvenating. Graphic Design student Briar Mark recently experimented with creating embroidered sayings on paper for her final project towards a Bachelor degree at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand. Spending a fantastic amount of time piercing her paper canvas and then stitching her works, she most recently created a piece which reads I Could Have Done This On My Mac… true words when you consider that each of the letters took approximately 30 minutes to stitch, equaling a total creation time of about 37.5 hours when you consider the tri-colored, offset printing effect. [Read more...]

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