The start of a new project. Commission, cd cover for a very good friend of mine. Overall this is a new process for me. I was given his latest set in the works to preview and sit with to create a new piece that reflects tone of the music. I haven’t spent much time in the past couple of years working in Photoshop exclusively like this and pulling bits and pieces from various stock images into a collage, so hence the new process.
Bear in mind this is only part of the greater whole and I haven’t shown anything to the client yet, but still. I’m beyond excited about how this is turning out. New process, new project. As with anything it’s evolving and may change but for now here’s a preview of where it’s going. ~p.
Much like other projects, this too is an in process notice of the interim portfolio website for Misterbabbel Design. In keeping with the aesthetic already being employed on much of the Misterbabbel print collateral (those images to come), this utilizes a pretty minimal approach and presentation of content.
As part of the web course I am getting close to wrapping up we are responsible for a portfolio site that utilizes a cohesive and consistent design aesthetic, CSS controlled, a minimum of five functional pages, a downloadable resume/cv and needs to be live. So far this is what I’ve got. It’ll be updated of course over the next two weeks (due date’s looming) and at the culmination of this semester I’ll get more images up.
Awesome poster series by Evan Stremke - “The Invitation to an Assassination”
invitation to modern/minimal poster design?
MISS TEARDROPS by Chema Mendez
Looking to spend some time just kind of nosing around online, I’ve come to appreciate the beauty of the tumblr concept. The wealth of inspiration and reference points to be had never ceases to amaze me. Seriously. That aside, I wanted to comment on this piece by Chema Mendez, a designer and illustrator out of the Domenican Republic. It’s breathtaking. The reductive quality that the artist has chosen to pursue, to take something that is appears to be old statuary or antiquated photographs and to repurpose the imagery in this clearly modern manner…
In a great deal of collage in more contemporary times we are finding that technology has a key hand in the production and creative processes that inform the work. Photoshop is the new paintbrush in so many ways (not new, I understand that.). The internet has presented a ready-made cache of old and new imagery that is there for the taking, so long as we’re working with images from the public archives. More and more I come across amazing collage and I don’t want to label it a trend because I believe that collage itself is an age-old artform not to be overlooked. But, the way that collage is being utilized in today’s market and industry is really quite unique.
a few other great collage sites/links: