For the time of year that’s in it, here are some of Thomas Heatherwick Studio Christmas cards they send out each year. You’ll have seen their work during the London Olympics (they designed the cauldron this year) and another two great designer’s ideas here and here you’ll wish you had thought of!
Some nice collage work from Spanish Artist Marina Molares. You can find loads more work on Marina’s website including some really great photography projects documenting road trips and overlooked landscapes. Her pattern and fabric designs are available on spoonflower.com and you can follow Marina Molares blog here.
“Bold, confident and memorable” work from Croatian born Melbourne based designer Josip Kelava. I really love Josip’s posters for the ‘Melbourne Dance Company’, such elegant intertwining of image and typography. Josip Kelava is a Senior Designer at Clemenger BBDO and has done some great design work for Click Magazine, Dulux, Fosters, HP, Libra, Melbourne Dance Company and Mercedes-Benz. You can see on Josip Kelava’s site below his personal photography and more commissioned design work along with process and design development.
A new pointillist portrait entitled ‘Hero’ from the incredibly talented Miami based Artist, Web Developer and Designer Miguel Endara. Watch the video below.
“This video depicts the creation of a portrait of Miguel’s Dad entitled “Hero” painstaking rendered by millions of ink dots. Each dot penned by hand. Nice Christmas present.” Synth Eastwood 2011
Via Synth Eastwood
Some fantastic work from Belfast raised Brooklyn based Artist, Illustrator, print maker, designer and writer Oliver Jeffers. Oliver Jeffers’s diverse portfolio spans figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making. He has exhibited in New York, Dublin, London, Sydney, Washingtone DC and Belfast.
As an Illustrator Oliver has worked with clients The Guardian, United Airlines, Lavazza Coffee, Newsweek International, Her Royal Majesty the Queen of England, and the Irish Times for which he received the Gold Icad Award for Illustration.
His successful picture books are published by Harper Colins UK and Penguin USA. Working in collaboration with Studio AKA, Oliver’s second book Lost and Found was developed into an animated short film narrated by Stephen Fry, which has received over sixty awards including a BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film.
“In some ways, Jeffers’s drawing is childlike – almost schematic – but it is never demeaning or condescending. Together, the plangent simplicity of the drawing and the powerful emotions of the boy make these stories genuinely moving. With a gentle humour and an airy touch, free of extraneous detail, he celebrates the emotional freedom of the child whose imagination is not yet weighed down by the limitations of reality.” Joanna Carey The Guardian 2009
His new book ‘Stuck’ (which I would recommend as a Christmas present to any little person) is available here and his paintings are currently on show in the ‘Holiday Group Show’ at the Bertrand Delacroix Gallery New York. His presentation for Offset in 2009 is available here.
“Provided in 48 000 print passes and with 140 punch cuts per issue, six different colored covers created without re-exposure plate. The result? A cover that can be shaped into geometric three-dimensional figures, and thus invites to play.”
Watch the short video to find out more about the whole process.
This gallery contains 4 photos.
Some nice pieces from ‘Rocker Lane Workshop’. A new collaboration between Architect Seán Fogarty and Master Craftsman Michael Heffernan, producing contemporary and sustainable furniture. Rocker Lane Workshop