Tuesday, November 29, 2005
A new chocolately portfolio is available from the illustrator and poster artist, Scott Hansen. Replete with finished wood grains and electro lounge music to chill by (by Tycho), The Visual Work is a complete package of dreamy and detailed portraits and scenes that taper off into a dusty kind of brown velvet. Take a leather seat, clip a cigar and come chill in this sculpted multimedia environment. Newly released in November 2005.
ISO50 - The Visual Work of Scott Hansen.
Monday, November 21, 2005
Appearances can be deceiving, and this French graphic design studio and portfolio gives us all types of different realizations. Specifically, there's an impressive range of original, hand-made typography to be found inside, if only you decide to look closely. The navigation is also original, showing us a thoughtful kind of mind is behind the work inside, which also cover graphic design, print and multimedia.
Kouglof (Lille, FR).
Monday, November 14, 2005
Barry Schwarz sends us an update of Addict; They have a new site, a new reel and a sh*tload of new projects up! (quote, un-quote). Addikt is a strong motion design firm based in the Netherlands, and does commercial work for a wide range of European clients. Great stuff.
Addikt design movement (NL).
Christian Layugan
A work selection spanning 5 years from a very polished - and amusing - print, motion and web designer. It's not a confusing or hard website to follow, because it only one page with some links, but it represents a great cross section and very accessible view of this fellows' work. The work photos are great, so 'njoy!
Christian Layugan (Sydney, Australia).
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Shahzia Sikander - MoMA.org Feature
Shahzia is an Internationally acclaimed modern artist, who, as many of today's artists have a wealth of imagery, influences and impressions to draw upon for their work. She has created a new visual language of her own, that combines traditional technique of Indian/Persian miniture painting with her own interests and styles, to create familiar - and abstract - concoctions that reflect back to the viewer many of today's social and economical issues and struggles. In this website, we get a chance to see her work through the eyes of admiring young artists who have an opportunity to interview her and ask about her personal life. We liked the completeness of the Flash website, that combines audio, video and a broad slice of her artworks that are all easily accessible. Finally, the best part of the site, perhaps, is the ability to exhibit some of her animation work, that demonstrates a rather new technique in storytelling -- especially when considering her "traditional" art forms in contrast to the work of modern video artists.
Shahzia Sikander - MoMA.org Feature.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Every once in a while, we come across a site or portfolio that truly breaks new ground in interaction and interface design... Of course, you don't need to read any farther to know what you can only experience by visiting the site. But let's just fill in the blanks; This is an art and industrial design portfolio website for the works of a creative duo from Hungary. Spavia (both sections) contains artworks and projects in ceramics and porcelain, silicate design products, paintings, photograms and photography. Kudos go out to these two who have obviously contemplated the medium (Flash) and made their portfolio very easy to use and understand, while also developing a highly original creation. (Added HINT: Use intuitive keyboard buttons to "walk" through instead of clicking.)
On the surface, Abiuro is simply a personal portfolio of a graphic designer living in Sao Paulo, Brazil. That would be the simple perception. However -- true to his nations' lively aggression -- this body of work reflects a very bold and colorful panoply of print works. We really liked the multiple large portfolio images, which really bring out the quality of the design... quality which would compete at the highest level with the graphic design from any country or firm.
Abiuro (Brazil).
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Nicole Foran
A tapestry of flowers frames this beautiful and simple one page wonder -- a portfolio site for a painter and printmaker. The work inside has a breath of personality, and coveys a particular understanding of the visual world. What that message is, of course if up to the viewer... but we couldn't ask for a better online casing for this artists' unique work.
Nicole Foran (Canada).
Friday, November 04, 2005
Julien Coudert
This very simple looking personal portfolio does not quite do justice to the complex and interactive nature of this multimedia artists' work. But that suits us fine, because as one delves into the work samples, one finds that the site is brimming with a rich tapestry of multimedia projects, starting with simple still images, but moving towards realistic 3-D constructions, complex motion video work and ultimately, truly immersive interactive environments. A great starting point for this young student of multimedia.
Julien Coudert (Nantes, FR).