Pascal Campion is a French-American illustrator and animator living in San Francisco. Since 2006 he’s been creating a sketch a day, everyday Monday through Friday. It’s an impressive undertaking and the quality of these “sketches” is really quite something. Pascal is a master of capturing light and movement and every one of his images tells a story. Inspired by life experiences and moments from his day, his work is beautifully rendered and a story unto itself.
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It’s been four long years since electronic musician Caribou released a new album. Thankfully come October 7th he’ll be releasing Our Love, a 10 song affair which features the likes of Jessy Lanza and Owen Pallett. Yesterday he released the first single from the album “Can’t Do Without You” which fits the title of the album so appropriately. This track is a little more dance-y and sample heavy than what we heard on Swim, his last album, but it still feels distinctly Caribou. Really looking forward to this one.
This is a great little project from Canadian illustrator Mike Ellis. Entitled Room For Rent, the work was part of an experimental installation show in Toronto and consists of a large three-dimensional miniature house filled with illustrated bedrooms. The house allows viewers to peer inside and scoop out the rooms. According to Mike, the piece uses multicolored LEDs which make the illustrations “come to life” – exposing things that may not be seen under normal circumstances.
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Thanks to the input from its community of over 88K professional designers, Webydo’s code-free, B2B web-based design studio has established itself as a leader in web design innovation. Now, in keeping with their promise to listen to their community, Webydo has released their latest feature, a Parallax Scrolling Animator, after being voted on by their community of designers.
‘Pixel Accurate Parallax Scrolling Animator’ as they call it, puts one of the hottest web design trends in the hands of designers everywhere. With the ability to place elements with pixel-perfect precision already in place, Webydo can now animate those elements with the very same precision, all completely code-free. Webydo’s designers can publish cutting edge web designs – parallax animation included — in a fraction of the time by integrating this latest feature into their designs.
Still in in closed beta, Webydo’s inviting our readers to be part of the design revolution and try out their Parallax Scrolling Animator. The first 8,000 designers who register within seven days will be invited to join their exclusive closed beta program. Invites will go quick; 2,000 were scooped up in 1.5 hours just last week.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity and sign up to take part in the future of web creation.
I’ve been on a minimally designed watch kick lately (just got this) so when I saw Greyhours’ newest watch I immediately wanted it. Simply called Essential, the slimmed down watch comes in a white and black versions, each only uses a subtle bit of color for the second and day hands.
When a 40 mm stainless steel case takes shelter under an ion plated silver coating with the dial dressed in white, a subtle seduction is created by the power of the design. The task of powering this beauty falls to an IsaSwiss quartz movement, driving silver hour/minute hands over black markers and a red seconds hand and date display.
If you’re not in the market for a new watch you should check out their top notch product photography, like the image above.
I think I’ve mentioned on here before about how much I like when somebody takes something pretty old and traditional and puts a fresh spin on it. That’s why I love these floral still lives by the Mexican-born and London-based illustrator Elena Boils. Passionate about nature, Elena’s illustrations are a mixture of digital and hand crafted work. The combination works really well; mixing bold splashes of solid colour with occasional subtle textures and patterns. I love them!
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Handlettering tends to be the skill I see designers practicing most outside of client work — taking on personal projects to better hone their abilities and style. Sydney-based letter and typographer Dave Foster came up with a clever, engaging way to do so while also promoting his name. Using the clever #MayDave, Foster’s been handlettering his tweets for the entire month of May.
“Tweets are engaging, I thought it was a good way to advertise and grow my following while showing what I do,” Foster said on why he chose Twitter. “The length was capped too, which I felt would limit the difficulty somewhat.”
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UK artist and designer INSA has taken street art to another level. He’s taken the idea of photography, street art, and GIF making and combined them all, creating what I’d say is a rather labor intensive new form of art. As the artist states himself, he’s making “cutting edge art for the Tumblr generation.”
You can see more of these pieces over on designboom.