I remember when I graduated design school (yes, a long time ago), we had a Portfolio review. Dutch design studio LUST created an app for the inaugural electronic version of Items, titled Items Dutch Design Graduates 2011.
Included: 47 featured graduation projects from a dozen design schools of the area, plus opinions on the designers by some experts. Oh and there is also two essays on Dutch design education. The reader can filter by designer, school, discipline, medium, etc..
Instagram doesn’t need any introduction. What I like even more than this wildly popular app though is when awesome people make something out of it, or use it to create new stories. Like Callie Peck, NYC based all-around talent—on Instagram as Cest Quoi—interviewing people with amazing diptych portraits to go with the words (click on comments).
So 3 guys, in 44 days, traveled to 11 countries, with 2 cameras and captured almost a terabyte of footage…
After some seriously hardcore editing and probably 20 redbulls, they were able to pull together three 60 second narratives that clearly define travel. ( excluding all the layover and waiting shenanigans)
Each short film features a unique style of storytelling. MOVE uses a bunch of tightly spliced clips that work together in a stop motion manner. EAT begins with a split screen of plated dishes and then shifts to close ups of them begin devoured/enjoyed. LEARN tells the best narrative and seems to have the strongest message of connecting with the cultures of countries visited.
If you didn’t have wanderlust before, you sure do now. Check out more of Director Rich Merrki’s work on tumblr
Great type + great food, a marriage of two favorites that look so good you don’t want to ruin by eating. Anna Garforth created this tasty poster using biscuits. After seeing this, I want to dice up some cookie dough with an Exacto so bad. Okay, now I’m hungry. Check out the rest of Anna’s experimental work here.
Great black + white animation from Adam Gault that brings visuals to honest Abe’s Gettysburg Address. I love the visual style of this piece, each scene is very well done and the buffalo just kill it for me. Check out Adam’s professional portfolio here.
Scotty Reifsnyder is the talent behind the Heroes of Folk letterpressed card series. The style is awesome and the series brings life back to those old American folk heroes like Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed and Annie Oakley. Nice patriotic touch having them all printed in red, white and blue too (*cough* and black). These cards can be yours for $30 each or $150 for all six.
Ty Mattson, of Mattson Creative (same dude behind those sweet lost posters) clearly has a lot of gifts, but he and his wife have recently been given another. No better way to show your kid how much you love them, then to create a completely kick ass birth announcement. This amazing print press announcement is very well laid out and uses some really fun illustrations and colors. I can honestly say I have never seen such a sick birth announcement. So taste it Hallmark and Shoebox. The bar has been set. Your move. Read the rest of this entry »
I saw the title of this on Vimeo and first thought it was going to be a “Starwars Kid” type video of some dude, bored, playing with his beloved childhood toy in his mom’s basement. Half of that is true. Patrick Boivin is talented stop motion animator who created this well thought out short film showing what life would be like with a pet At-At. Totally cool concept and very well executed. I mean, even “Jabba the Poo” makes an appearance! Check out his other awesome stop motion work on Vimeo. And yes, he has a Michael Jackson vs. Mr. Bean dance off video. Shamone!