Posts tagged creative

Bucharest-based graphic designer Stefan Trifan recently released a stunning black and white mimalist style screensaver for mac. ‘The Weather, City Edition’ features pretty animated custom weather icons. An absolute ‘must have’ screensaver if there ever was one

Check out his full portfolio here

Download the screensaver here!


13 British illustrators work together to create the cover for Google’s ‘Think Quarterly’ publication, resulting in 2500 individual covers.

Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Created in August of 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of undercover agents.
One of their latest missions, ‘The Mp3 Experiment’, saw over 3,500 people converge on Nelson Rockefeller Park and participate in a series of synchronized activities involving flashlights, camera flashes, glow sticks, and masks. Hugely impactful, beautiful and moving, this is a fantastic example of collaborative action - marketers take note!



This is the end! Beautiful Flickr photoset of famous film endings.

This is the end! Beautiful Flickr photoset of famous film endings.

The creative landscape is changing. Some talk about a revolution. Others talk about a natural evolution. These changes affect everything. From creation to distribution, from artist to consumer. But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.

Download the full documentary here http://www.presspauseplay.com/ 

Evan Roth is an artist and researcher based in Paris who explores the intersection of free culture and popular culture, making work simultaneously for the contemporary art world and the “bored at work” network. His notable pieces include L.A.S.E.R. Tag and LED Throwies (Graffiti Research Lab), White Glove Tracking, EyeWriter, Graffiti Analysis and a collaboration with Jay-Z on the first open source rap video. 

His latest series of ‘multi-touch finger paintings’ has turned mundane actions, such as checking one’s Twitter, into a work of art.  These paintings resemble Rorschach tests of the digital age. To create them, he places tracing paper of the screen of his iPhone and then, checks Twitter with an inked finger. The ‘Open Twitter, Check Twitter, Close Twitter’ series has one painting for each day in September, which seems to us to be a very reserved number of times to check Twitter. Other finger paintings in the same vein featured above are Slide to Un-lock and Launch Mail. Read Mail. Close Mail.

He’s nothing without you, the viewer
Vincent Morisset, the interactive artist behind Arcade Fire’s Neon Bible, has created BlaBla, an online film for the National Film Board of Canada that ‘explores the fundamental principles of human communication’.
The film is totally interactive. Without any interaction, the graphics  and characters on the screen are inert; but by clicking and moving the  cursor to ‘communicate’ with the character, viewers can control the  action, sound and music as they move through six different chapters.  

He’s nothing without you, the viewer

Vincent Morisset, the interactive artist behind Arcade Fire’s Neon Bible, has created BlaBla, an online film for the National Film Board of Canada that ‘explores the fundamental principles of human communication’.

The film is totally interactive. Without any interaction, the graphics and characters on the screen are inert; but by clicking and moving the cursor to ‘communicate’ with the character, viewers can control the action, sound and music as they move through six different chapters.  

Stunning Street View Photography

Montreal-based artsit Jon Rafman’s collection of stills captured by Google Street View is hugely inspiring. He frames the way we think about perception, alienation and autonomy.

Street View photography presents a different perspective on the individual’s relation to his external world in comparison to art of previous historical periods.

In this instance the photographer is a Google car, mounted with nine cameras. It’s gaze is detatched from the subject - it witnesses but does not act in history. Street View ascribes no particular significance to any event or person making the photography artless and indifferent, without human intention. The images are therefore devoid of context, history or meaning.

We share Street View’s somewhat detached vision of the world. However by becoming aware of our gaze we can reframe our perceptions and see an alternative reality. Despite the impersonal nature of these settings the subjects are not simply objects of the robotic gaze of an automated camera. Rather this snapshot artist reasserts the importance of the individual. This altering of our vision challenges the loss of autonomy and in the transformation of our perceptions, a new possibility for freedom is created.

#Edding - MINDBLOWING

Edding have created a real time interactive drawing board. You select one of 8 pens, choose a spot and create your masterpiece. Then share with your social network. Deservedly they’ve won the FWA site of the month - amazing!

Music will eat you
Nice illustration from Hylton Warburton
Check out his portfolio here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyltonwarburton/

Music will eat you

Nice illustration from Hylton Warburton

Check out his portfolio here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyltonwarburton/