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The art of negative space: 20 amazing examples

The art of negative space: 20 amazing examples
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“The Journey of the Penguin”, Emiliano Ponzi per Penguin Books | Design Playground Per festeggiare i suoi 80 anni, Penguin Books pubblica un affascinante libro illustrato da Emiliano Ponzi, The Journey of the Penguin, che racconta il viaggio immaginario del pinguino passato alla storia come il famoso simbolo della amata casa editrice. Un pinguino antartico solitario, da sempre un po’ fuori dal branco, sogna l’avventura e decide di partire per un lungo viaggio che lo porterà lontano dai suoi ghiacci. Quando giunge a Londra nel 1935 infatti, gli fa capolino l’occasione più importante della sua vita: le audizioni per trovare il nuovo volto di una casa editrice. Naturalmente il pinguino vince, iniziando così il suo lungo cammino che lo farà arrivare a New York e nel cuore dei lettori di tutto il mondo. La storia di questo simpatico e impertinente animaletto ci viene raccontata esclusivamente attraverso immagini, quelle arditamente congegnate e immaginate dal pluripremiato artista e grafico Emiliano Ponzi.

Fan pages Facebook : mode et engagement ne font pas recette Le classement réalisé par SocialBakers fait entrer dans la catégorie des fan pages de mode en langue française des secteurs assez différents (habillement sport dominé par Nike, casual porté par Kiabi et luxe mené par Hermès). Sur le mois de juillet 2013, la marque Bensimon, qui met son produit phare, la chaussure, au coeur de sa ligne éditoriale, domine le critère du like avec un score de 277 (vs 254 norme fanomètre top 20*). Sa stratégie consiste à mettre en avant des offres produit, des promotions, des événements (Summer Tour/Customisation) et des photos de vacances, mais le score de likes est principalement généré par une invitation faite à ses fans de liker (" Clic sur LIKE si tu as des Bensimon ! "). S'agissant des commentaires, les marques d'habillement sont très en deçà de la norme fanomètre top 20 (3,8 en moyenne vs 18). Seule Décathlon émerge,mais assez faiblement, grâce à quelques questions ouvertes " Quel sport d'été êtes-vous ?

Japanese graphic design from the 1920s-30s In the 1920s and 1930s, Japan embraced new forms of graphic design as waves of social change swept across the nation. This collection of 50 posters, magazine covers and advertisements offer a glimpse at some of the prevailing tendencies in a society transformed by the growth of modern industry and technology, the popularity of Western art and culture, and the emergence of leftist political thought. "Buy Domestic!" poster, 1930 [+] Cover of "Nippon" magazine issue #1, Oct 1934 [+] "Fuji Weekly" cover, Oct 1930 [+] Poster for Japan's first national census, 1920 [+] // "Health for body and country" poster, c. 1930 [+] Grand Nagoya Festival poster by Kenkichi Sugimoto, 1933 [+] Kyoto Grand Exposition to Commemorate the Showa Imperial Coronation, 1928 [+] Poster design by Shujiro Shimomura, 1928 [+] "NAPF" (Nippona Artista Proleta Federacio) magazine cover, Feb 1931 [+] "NAPF" (Nippona Artista Proleta Federacio) magazine covers: Sep 1931 // Oct 1931 "May 1" movie poster by Hiromu Hara, 1928-1929 [+]

Shillington Graphic Design Blog - 3-D Printed Book Cover Category: Books, Design / Editorial, Design / Print, Design / Typography, Printing/Production, Pixel Design - Academy by Brandon Johnson #illustration... Twitter, le dessous des buzz Twitter s’est interrogé sur ce qui fait qu’une video devient virale ou pas. La firme s’est intéressée à trois phénomènes récents, aussi populaires que différents : Ryan Gosling won't eat his cereal, une série de clips postés sur Vine par @RyanWMcHenry qui met en scène l’acteur faisant la moue devant des céréales ; la reprise de « Space Oddity » (David Bowie) à plus de 400 kilomètres d'altitude par l’astronaute Chris Hadfield, depuis la Station spatiale Internationale (ISS) ; et la campagne Dove « Real Beauty » qui a permis à quelques femmes complexées de se faire croquer par un portraitiste du FBI et de se rendre compte de l’image négative qu’elles avaient d’elles-mêmes. Trois vidéos qui, en seulement quelques jours, ont connu d’étonnants pics de popularité. Existe-t-il une formule magique pour expliquer cette « viralité » ? Afin d'évaluer les vitesses de croissance de ces trois succès, l’équipe britannique de Twitter a décidé de les matérialiser sous forme de Dataviz.

9 Principles of Japanese Art and Culture There are 9 basic principles that underlie Japanese art and culture. They're called aesthetics — concepts that answer the question: what is art? There are 9 Japanese aesthetics. They are the basis for Japanese art, fashion, pop culture, music and movies. 1. Can you imagine if all the characters in movies were perfect? 2. Miyabi is often translated "heartbreaker". 3. Shibui means simple, subtle or unobtrusive. 4. Iki is uniqueness. Iki is the movie character who's a bad-ass with style and grace. 5. Jo-ha-kyu is a tempo that can be translated as — start slowly, accelerate and end suddenly. Modern uses include movies, music and advertising. 6. Yugen states that life is boring when all the facts are known. Where does the smoke come from? 7.Geido (discipline and ethics) Have you ever noticed that Japanese martial arts (and traditional arts) are all about discipline? 8. Ensou is a zen concept. 9. Kawaii is cute.

Transforming Modern Architect's Works Into 3D Typefaces ShareThis Designer Chris Labrooy, inspired by his design heroes; architects Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito, Oscar Niemeyer, Frank Gehry and designer Ettore Sottsass, has created 3D typography based on their works using computer rendering and illustration. Tadao Ando 3D TypeTypography design based on the architecture of Tadao Ando. Chris chose his favourite Tadoa buildings as a basis for developing these expressive letter forms. Zaha Hadid 3D TypeTypography design based on the architecture of Zaha Hadid. Oscar Niemeyer 3D TypeTypography design based on the architecture of Oscar Niemeyer. Toyo Ito 3d typeLetter forms inspired by Toyo Ito's impressive works. Frank Gehry 3d TypeTypography design based on the architecture of Frank Gehry. Although not an architect. Ettore Sottsass 3d TypeLetter forms inspired by Sottsass's early 80's furniture. His Helvetica 3D Type does the opposite of the above works. Also worth noting is his "Playful Type" made of sex toys: Via Architizer

Canzoni disegnate così come sono scritte Andy Ventura è un grafico di Frascati, vicino a Roma: dalla sua pagina Facebook e dal suo blog, Ventura condivide raccolte di immagini e vignette. Una delle raccolte che ha avuto più successo, al punto da diventare un libro, è “Canzoni disegnate così come sono scritte”: in queste illustrazioni Ventura tralascia metafore e simbolismi di alcune famose canzoni italiane per rappresentare il letterale significato delle loro parole. Succede quindi che Battisti sia davvero “seduto in quel caffè”, che il “triangolo” di Renato Zero abbia a che fare con un’automobile che non funziona più o che quei “quattro ragazzi” di Notte prima degli esami abbiano davvero un “pianoforte sulla spalla”. Andy Ventura presenta il suo libro ad Aprilia – in provincia di Latina – il 4 luglio, e a Reggio Calabria, l’11 e il 12 luglio.

Un petit tour par l’art de la typographie à la main avec Lucas Barcellona Hello Vous le savez tous, nos imprimantes tracent de belles lettres, propres et nettes… Mais il est plus difficile de comprendre la technique de la calligraphie et notamment de la façon dont on écrit de belles lettres à la main avec un marqueur, une plume, un stylo, etc. À ce jeu là, Luca Barcellona est très fort Agé de 32 ans, Lucas a son propre studio à Milan, où il travaille comme graphiste freelance et calligraphe. Les lettres sont l’ingrédient principal de ses créations et il enseigne donc ce savoir à l’Associazione Italiana Calligrafica. Appréciant énormément ce savoir-faire vivant, je vous partage donc quelques vidéos et images de son travail. Aujourd’hui, ses lettres manuscrites sont utilisées par Nike, Mondadori, Dolce & Gabbana, Sony, Seat, ou encore Volvo… des marques qui se retournent donc vers la tradition pour proposer des produits de luxe ou même vintage. source Ces articles peuvent aussi vous intéresser:

RockArt from the Dreamtime. Wandjinas, the other rock art style for which the Kimberley has long been famous, were first recorded by the explorer George Grey in the Kimberley in 1837 . These Wandjina sites are found in the Glenelg River area. At least 4,000 years old, it is a living art form representing ancestral beings originating in the sea and the sky. Images of Wandjina are characterised by halo-like headdresses and mouthless faces with large round eyes, fringed with eyelashes, set either side of an ovate nose The large scale, and solid or static appearance of the Wandjina art contrasts with the Bradshaw/ Gwion art, with its more delicate images of a usually smaller scale, and its less tangible connection with contemporary indigenous culture. Bigge Island rock art – Kimberley WA Kimberly rock art painting – Wandjina Wandjina rock-art at Raft Point in the Kimberley Raft Point Wandjina rock art Wandjina rock art, Australia ( Stevo850 Flickr ) The Aboriginal people always drew only what they saw. Moran River 2002

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