Luca Agnani, an Italian designer and animator, has taken the classic works of Vincent Van Gogh, and brought them to life. He’s created a short film called Van Gogh’s Shadow which shows over a dozen of Van Gogh’s paintings suddenly filled with life and movement, perhaps giving us an insight into how the artist may have seen the world he lived in.
Dylan Davis and Jean Lee founded their Seattle-based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio in 2010. Though their products encompass everything from furniture and decorative objects to jewelry and lighting, every piece is conceived via curiosity and exploration. I’m wild about their current collection—the Maru/Mirage Series—though it’s hard not to be enamored with each and every piece they create be it a super streamlined copper, wood, and felt chair or a wind chime made of metal tubes and broken ceramics.
Having just moved away from Missoula, Montana I am really missing the Northwest. But the letter-work from designer Tyler Thorney’s portfolio takes me back to the mystic mountains of my former home so quickly. Thorney’s hand sketched type compliments its surroundings rather than standing out starkly. Even when he overlays images with type, they could both stand alone yet they work together without conflicting.
These days I’ve found that bookshops have become my galleries and art museums. I’ll frequently visit old vintage book stores and high-street chains just to wander through their shelves and soak up all the cover art. They say “don’t judge a book by its cover”, but if you ask me, there’s few things more enjoyable then walking through a book store and guessing what lies just behind that striking image on the front.
One cover artist who has recently caught my eye is Chris Silas Neal. Based in Brooklyn, Chris has worked on a variety of projects over the years including posters, packaging, advertising, television and magazine work, but it’s his book covers that I think I love the most.
Came across this new app for iOS called Isometric, which is enables you to create some pretty rad geometric art (I made the piece above in about 20 minutes). A 60-degree rhombus is the basis for everything, which means it’s easy to end up with an interesting pattern. You also can save out the images with a “filter” over the top which ends up making your image look like a printed piece or like it’s on a folded poster, etc. You can see a gallery of examples over on the Made With Isometric Tumblr as well, which gives a good idea of the diversity of patterns you can make.