Two years ago, world renowned pianist, Ludovico Einaudi, was surrounded by ice in the Arctic, as he performed on a floating platform this amazing piece called “Elegy for the Arctic.” I remembered then and even now when I listen how the goosebumps run up my arms and down my legs. The way he plays is so moving, and combine that with the scenery, makes this even an even more meaningful experience.
Heather Hansen puts her body into it, literally. She’s found a way to combine her love of dance and fine art, using her arms, legs and some beautifully choreographed dance postures and poses to create each drawing. The charcoal slowly and evenly drags on the paper underneath – in symmetrical patterns – as she fluidly changes positions from front to back, side to side, around and behind until her body finishes the overall design. Continue reading
Sometimes two heads are definitely better than one. In this case, those heads belong to this talented and dynamic duo: David and Sissy Hobizal. They’ve managed to strike a balance between married life and work, and in this project, they have really mastered it to give Imandra its own heartbeat. In the span of three months, this dynamic duo concepted everything from the logo to business cards, presentation templates, a product launch video, white paper templates, etc. for AI (Aesthetic Integration), a London-based financial technology startup.
Meet the artist, Alida Rosie Sayer
Not only is this designer experimenting across the gamut with creating a very tactile approach to typography, but she has carefully cut out each of the numerous layers to also enhance the overall experience of interacting with her artwork. This is so you can touch it, watch it move, distort, undulate, manipulate – right before your eyes. It really is quite genius how well this whole series turned out.
Filmed by Spotas and created by Tadao Cern, “Blow Job” has received great acclaim, for it captures the hilarity in watching all of these volunteers step in front of the camera only to be hit by 340mph of wind in their faces. In slow motion playback, you’re seeing their faces open up, sum, ripple as these gusts of wind hit their faces, frame by frame. Continue reading
Filthy Luker teams up with Red Stripe to create this fun and exciting street art project of Space Invaders. He’s taken normal elements seen everyday on the streets (street furniture, road signs, construction barriers) and with some behind-the-scenes electronic rigs, he’s been able to successfully create a fully interactive experience – where the people of Manchester can – with the press of a button – play Space Invaders on the streets with each other. The orange construction barriers each look like a Space Invader, so when someone presses the button, the lights (behind the objects) display a gigantic game on the side of this building in the city. So much fun!!!!!
“Thought of You” by Ryan Woodward
Before I looked up more information this artist, I’ll admit I was completely enthralled as each frame unfurled. It wasn’t so much that this was about another love story, but more so it was the style he used to let the story unveil that was so captivating to watch. Both characters, brought to life each frame through this impressive and expressive sketchbook style to a song that evokes just as much emotion as the overlapping, gyrating pencil strokes. Of the multitude of videos and sites I’ve browsed over the years, I keep coming back to this video. Let me conclude by saying beautiful is an understatement. Thank you, Ryan, for creating this piece.
Oh, and the music is: “World Spins Madly On” by The Weepies. There. Done. 🙂
Here’s a peek at the “making of” video for this… very interesting!
And if you’re still wanting more information, you should probably know Ryan has a long history of success behind him – as an animator, animatic artist, storyboard artist and concept artist. Most recently, he has worked as a storybook artist for the new Avengers movie. Before that, he worked on: Thundercats, Where The Wild Things Are, Ironman 2, Spider-man 2, Spider-man 3, Power Puff Girls The movie, to name a few. Here are a couple of examples to see his work.