It’s easy to enjoy Jesse LeDoux‘s work. He has this colorful, fun sensibility that he often applies to friendly looking monsters and musical illustrations. He can get a bit experimental and isn’t confined by one medium: he’s a dude always shifting up how he works and what he is working on. (And recently when I think of his name I think of a certain True Detective character.)
That’s why it’s exciting to feature LeDoux in The Desktop Wallpaper Project because it’s not something that you would expect from him. It’s very much his style and features friendly monsters but he went in another direction, crumpling up the image he made to be the image. It’s a wordless “Keep at it, people.” motivational statement and it suggest the beauties and successes of things that don’t quite work out as planned. If you need a little pep in how you are working, this is a wallpaper for you.
When it comes to branding, oftentimes it’s better to stick to something simple, iconic, and most important, memorable. That’s why I’m really loving this branding for Pettirosso Handcraft, A Genoa based company who makes hand-crafted leather goods. The branding was created by Vacaliebres, an Italian designer who has a real knack for creating these beautiful little marks, oftentimes with some sort of animal reference. There’s a real charm to the work, from the cute bird logo to the typeface choice, everything feels slightly off (in a good way).
John Hallmén is a Swedish photographer who takes those incredible macro photos of insects. I’m sure some folks get grossed out about stuff like this but I find the minutiae and details of nature to be endlessly fascinating. It’s not often that you get to appreciate the subtleties of life like this. Check out below for some of my favorites.
Biomimetics, the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems, will be a huge field in the years to come. We’ve seen it in science fiction films and slowly but surely we’re starting to see it in real life. To that end, Festo, a robotics company, has made a bionic kangaroo.
On the artificial kangaroo, Festo intelligently combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology to produce a highly dynamic system. The stable jump kinematics plus the precise control technology ensure stability when jumping and landing. The consistent lightweight construction facilitates the unique jumping behaviour. The system is controlled by gestures.
Tom Chambers is an American photographer who creates intriguing photomontages which hint at strange stories and magical unspoken tales. His series Animal Visions is a wonderful example of what he does so well. Focusing on his fascination with the animal kingdom, this work explores the relationships and connections between people and animals and creates wonderful images that are surreal and beautiful.