West Virginia-based artist Brett Kern has mastered the art of illusion with handcrafted ceramic sculptures that deceptively look like inflatable toys. Each figure in this ongoing series of work presents a set of whimsically simple characters, be it a minimalist dinosaur or a cartoonish astronaut. With additional details including its shiny glaze, a cleverly placed air valve, and the painted illusion of seams, pinched from the pressure of air inside, Kern manages to easily trick viewers into believing his ceramic works are merely balloons.The artist says of his work: “My predilection for producing collectible objects comes from my training as a potter and my persistent preoccupation with collecting toys, pop memorabilia, and nostalgic items from my youth.” He adds, “Movies, television, toys and games dominated the cultural landscape of my youth. I am a product of this specific time period, and I like to think of my artwork as the fossils that will help preserve it.”
In part 2 of my entry, i will talk abt pauses/interruptions in your design flow and how to quickly link your first approved design graphics together with a new design brief to not look out of place and regain your design flow mojo.
Have you ever tried to go north from Westeros to join the Night’s Watch only to reach Dorne instead? Well, fret no more!!
Hi all, i had quite and interesting time freelancing for Haymarket Singapore. Received a call from the editor of Stuff Singapore that they would require an on site designer for their upcoming issue. Myself having had experience with the magazine during my time at my previous workplace, this was a no brainer.
Do you know someone who is a:
– fashion designer
– interior designer
– film director
– product designer
– game designer
– graphic designer
Then these infographic will sure ring true for some of them. Tag them if you think it fits them to a tee!
I have always toyed with the idea of getting a tattoo. As much as i appreciate the old conventional tattoos of old, these current ones are more graphically inclined which seem to pull me more than the others.
Id have to say that apart from my religion forbidding oneself to have this on their skin, im also not that fond of having small needles poking me. And i also hate the fact that this will be a permanent thing.
Without further ado, check out Bicem Sinik’s work
This would look good in my house as instead of wall art, but then i remembered it would be quite a dust and cat fur magnet if i did.
“The naturally semitransparent mesh is layered upon itself to succeed in simulating varying shades. The result is an amazing monochromatic image rich with texture. For some of his more abstract work known as Flows, Shine says, “[They] take their compositional cues from the fabric itself to reveal the inherent qualities of motion, fragility and transience.”
Check out these stunning artwork by Karl Liversidge
We are halfway through 2015, and what better way than to share what is hot and what is not.
Presenting before you 10 Logo Design trends for 2015.
I cant even cut a straight line on paper with a penknife and this guy does this with glass.