Published November 8, 2007
Art , Color , ivan.retry , Paintings , Spoof
Looking for a piece of art for your home, office or car? Simple! Select the colour you’d like. How much you’d prefer to spend. The dimensions of the space you have. And Ta Dah! Boundless will spit out a list of objet d’art that match your green curtains or lilac bed sheets.
It sounds like a good thing right? It gives minor artists exposure to a public that prefers to be told what to like. You can get a painting that matches your curtain pattern. It’s as easy and painless as only Web 2.0 can be.
Then why do I find this service quite horrible? Perhaps it’s too many years of liking art.
Published August 27, 2007
Advertising , Animation , Color , Colour , Design , Illustration , Information Design , ivan.retry , Portfolio , Television , TV Ads , Typography
I’m always on the looking for talented people who make ad guys appear to know what they’re doing (I need all the help I can get). Bite Animation are one of those crews. They’re a small motion graphics & design studio in Johannesburg who’ve done some impressive work for some very picky creatives. They’ve just relaunched their website so go visit them. If you’re a fan of heavily layered illustration you’ll enjoy the experience.
Jill Calder is a Scottish illustrator who has an amazing line style that she applies to type on occasion. I’d love to see some of this sensibility applied to standard corporate brand work. People might actually pay attention. Her illustration work is beautiful as well.
ps. There are some more images at Friend & Johnson, just look in the Illustrators section.
Now this is a cup I could wake up to every morning. Beautiful typography. Simple, clever, and functional design. A great gift for any graphics freak, whether they drink coffee or tea. (via information aesthetics)