I’ve really been enjoying the vibrant work of French illustrator Julien Pacaud, who dabbles in computer aided collages. His work reminds me of a more colorful and weirder version of Mark Weaver. It’s amazing to me how someone on another continent is making art in a similar vein. Where he finds all of the images in his work I couldn’t imagine, but the way he puts everything together is really brilliant and his colors really enhance everything.
Saturday night I popped over to the opening of the Michael, Kevin & Geoff exhibit at HVW8, a small gallery right off of Melrose Blvd. The show featured the work of Michael Leon, Kevin Lyons and Geoff McFetridge, an incredible line-up of extremely talented dudes. The show overall was pretty compact but I saw some pretty cool work.
I was able to chat with Geoff for a bit and asked him about his new work.
There isn’t much (or any) information about these iPhone mock-ups by Fedra Malara but they definitely caught my eye. What I’ve interpreted it as is a redesigned lock screen, giving you all pertinent information without having to unlock your phone or access any programs. It’s definitely an interesting idea and something I’m sure Apple will get to eventually, but I’m not gonna hold my breath.
I think the colors are interesting though maybe not my first choices. I also love the playfulness of the type, with several different weights and sizes to create distinctions between the information presented. My guess would be that you would click on a certain section and it would expand, displaying the relevant info. While this may not be perfect I think it’s well executed and overall fun to think about.
I think I’ve only posted about a handful of pillows in the life of the blog but my friends over at Estudio Mopa have a worthy entry to the category. The pillow, which someone is trying to call a “limited edition art cushion,” is titled Until the End of Life and features an awesome looking whale with all kinds of little bits and details making up his body. The colors and textures are really great and definitely give the design a lot of life.
When I popped into the Arkitip shop a few weeks ago I mentioned that they had been working on some exciting things but I couldn’t discuss any of those things… This is one of them. For the opening of the Apple store at the Louvre, Arkitip and Incase have teamed up with André to create a rather handsome laptop case to celebrate the event. The colors chosen make it look like an old attache case and the oxford lining makes it a truly classy affair. Wonderful work from all parties involved, as usual.