art

HP3

Alexis Marcou’s Illustrations for Hewlett Packard

Posted by | art, technology | No Comments

Alexis Marcou is an illustrator doing freelance work for clients such as Cisco, Hewlett Packard, and Nike. In this post, I am focusing on Marcou’s work for Hewlett Packard, where he created three desktop backgrounds for their brand new 2012 notebooks. The backgrounds had to reflect elements of earth, fire, and water. In his notes, it states that Hewlett Packard wanted a light, faded, and minimal design for the backgrounds. Marcou responded to their request perfectly by creating illustrations that showcase his famous multi-layered approach, where he creates a simple yet visually complex design.

Read More
ebefb578b2d8026c061dc06e97b8f14c

The Man Behind the Steve Aoki Album Covers

Posted by | advertising, art | No Comments

Steve Aoki is the founder of Dim Mak Records, a record label that have launched careers for acts such as Bloc Party and Dada Life. He’s worked as a producer for many years but recently stepped into the limelight himself as an electronic dance music DJ. Aoki gained popularity when he released his debut mix album, Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles in January 2008. The electronic dance music scene embraced his music, style, and energetic presence at shows. He then created an Essential Mix that aired on BBC Radio 1 in August 2008, which solidified his career as a DJ.

Read More
J456 Proposal Dettman Kelley Russell 2

Inspireous – What inspires you?

Posted by | advertising, art | No Comments

Inspireous is a project conceived by my team, Kelsey Dettman, Megan Russell, and I for my Journalism 456 class, The Creative Strategist, at the University of Oregon. Our project is based off the concept that inspiration is all around us and can be found anywhere in any shape or form. What inspires each individual is unique to that individual but the outcome is the same for everyone; it provides a moment of clarity that makes you see something in a different way. Using Twitter as a platform, our team hopes that Inspireous can be thought of as an outlet for individuals to share what inspires them. The submissions will go into a book and will be presented to the rest of our class at the end of the school term.

Read More
51902e7fbff57dc9e74ab0853173653d

Patrick Seymour – Part Two

Posted by | art | No Comments

In the previous post, I focused on Patrick Seymour’s use of line variation to create fantastic character designs. In this post, I will focus on Seymour’s typography creations. It was only normal that Seymour created his own typography for he has a keen eye for detail when it comes to lines and symmetry. In typography, line length, thickness, and spacing matters. Seymour created these wonderful fonts using his skill in line art.

Read More
a3108cd56a0c5f2f4c9137bc5292b478_0

Patrick Seymour – Part One

Posted by | art | 2 Comments

Patrick Seymour  is an Illustrator based in Montreal, Canada. His field of expertise are in digital art, illustration, and typography. In this post, I will focus on Seymour’s illustrations, specifically his work involving his ability to play with lines and symmetry to create character designs. Seymour uses a variation of line thickness and curves to create a 3D image that pops out of the digital canvas. Every placement of the line is well thought out and intricate, which transcends beautifully into a finely detailed character design.

Read More
SF1001_popup

Classic American Travel Posters

Posted by | art | No Comments

Anderson Design Group is an graphic design firm based in Nashville, Tennesee. The founder, Joel Anderson, and his team of designers have been designing for clients such as National Geographic, Golden Books, Universal Studios, Capitol Records and DreamWorks since 1993. Art & Soul of America is a home and office decor print the Anderson Design Group have illustrated and gained wide recognition for. The retro-feel posters of the American cities touch any vintage lovers heart and the great use of typography creates a modern feel.

Read More
Idea Book Cover

Idea Book Cover

Posted by | art | No Comments

One of the assignments for my Journalism 456 class, The Creative Strategist, is to keep up with an idea book. An idea book is a way to unleash your inner creativity by drawing your thoughts and inspirations. For my cover, I decided to use a washi paper that I found at the University of Oregon Duck Store. I instantly fell in love with the color and the design and knew I had to use it. I especially love the gold detailing and interesting use of the rectangular shapes. The cover is the first thing people see when looking at a book. The cover is the segway into the rest of my idea book so I wanted to make it special and stand out from the others. As the title, I used my logo with my initials and made it my own.

Read More

INFLUENCERS [The Documentary]

Posted by | art | No Comments

Influencers is a short documentary film about what influence is and what it means to be an influencer in today’s society. By definition, influence is the ability to impact other people’s behavior, character, and feeling towards a certain issue. Whether it be through art, music, fashion, or sports, influence can be found anywhere. Influencers become influencers because they identify what they like and spread it; they know there is no right or wrong when it comes to taste. Influencers are influenced by everything that is around them and are aware of their surroundings. They are the curious ones who can recognize the next new thing and popularize it.

Read More