I’m not normally a big fan of Jonathan Barnbrook’s work but his most recent project for Sydney’s 17th Biennale is really quite good. A collection of objects, patterns and lock ups make for a visually interesting identity that has been applied across many different elements in a diverse and engaging way.
So I posted a cryptic looking Yeti last week and mentioned there would be more on the way soon. That day’s arrived now they’re at their final home.
Inspired by Mexican Wrestling aka Lucha Libre these two named Princessa Chikita and La Malveda are a special one off set complete with Lucha Libre costumes including one winners wrestling belt (obviously both of them have to duke it out to be crowned the winner first) and a gringo moustache inspired by Perdo from Napoleon Dynamite. They took a lot of time and effort to make but in the end it was worth it—researching Lucha Libre costumes and designs was a lot of fun as is making anything out of felt. The super bright colours, easy to work with and stitching details always reminds of working with vector graphics—probably why I find it so rewarding and enjoyable.
You can see more of them in detail on the Lucha Libre Flickr set along with images of a lot of the other I’ve made over the years. I’ll be uploading more shots of these Lucha Libre inspired ones over the coming days so keep checking back. Finally if you’re wanting to get your hands on a Yeti yourself or commissions a special creation email me directly at made [at] sansgil.com or pop in to SMUG in Angel where they’re available to buy as well.
If you’re researching suitable print techniques for a client meeting or just looking to indulge in some inspirational printed materials, Under Consideration’s FPO (For Print Only) has to be high on my list of go to sources. As well as presenting salivating printed work that reminds me of the good-old-days where more of my time was spent in the print room (hand cracking that Vandacook), FPO meticulously details everything about the project, including exhaustive credits, print techniques and costs which are helpfully revealing and brings a refreshing dose transparency.
Next time you stuck for a sample print technique have a look at For Print Only, it wont let you down.
As we’re becoming knee deep in another years worth of soon to be graduates it’s every man and woman for themselves in the race to land that first job. In an ever growing competitive environment on both sides of the fences (from agencies conducting interview presentations via Skype to setting up communities via Facebook) everyone’s looking to get noticed. Just Us Collective are no exception.
Having been around for a couple of years now they’re playing their part in the rat race to provide a voice for imminent undergraduates from a variety of institutions nationwide. Unlike other representative agencies it’s headed up by recent graduates themselves putting them in a great position to empathise with the issues facing the young creatives they represent. It might seem like they lack in experience somewhat but Just Us has been pretty successful over the last year or so with a cracking little exhibition for it’s members during June of last year at KK Outlet in trendy Hoxton Square.
Rather than singling out one of their many talented members go have a look at some of the work they do at Just Us Collective. If you’re still an undergrad and not graduating this year, it’s also worth checking back every now and again as Just Us recently opened their doors to new creatives whom to work with and represent.
I’ve been working with Long Lunch for a little while now and recently I was asked by one of the founding members Brian Copeland of Graphic Clinic to produce a short motion graphic advert. In some of the more popular tube station CBS Outdoor have installed huge video projectors that loop 20s adverts whilst passengers wait for the next train where the advert will be shown. Inspired by the iconic flip depature boards and those flip-dot mechanisms, I just sent off the final render to the media space company so expect to see it in a tube station near you very soon.
On another related note, if you’re interested in graphic design and you’ve never come across Long Lunch before then I highly recommend buying a ticket and going along to one of their talks as they have some brilliant speakers in. You might just bump into me at one of the London venues. For a list of their up and coming talks watch the advert or check the Long Lunch website for full listings.
They say opposites attract and I guess it’s true because on paper crochet and taxidermy really shouldn’t work but Shuana Richardson proves us all wrong. She does a good job of it too.
I took the time today to today to head out to the Barbican to see Celeste Boursier-Mougenot’s latest creation involving 100 hundred tiny little zebra finches. The exhibition was bloody amazing and despite the excessive queues, one of the best art installations I’ve ever been to. Completely enveloping and escapist, these tiny little creature create music right in front of you—the highlight being when a couple of the little guys tried to undo my shoe laces to use as nest building materials.
It’s only on for one more day (till 23rd May 2010) so if you can get down to the Barbican today to enjoy it yourself.
The lucky winner is John Argyle.
Congratulation to John Argyle for winning one of Ryan Tym’s hand screenprinted Subbuteo pitch posters. Commiseration’s to everyone else who entered, but you can still buy them from Ryan’s online store. Remember to keep checking back for more competitions and give aways in the future.
Huge thanks for Ryan Tym for donating one of these beautiful prints and for getting in touch with us about running this competition. That goes for the rest of our readers as well. If you’re interested in working with us perhaps by kindly donating competition prizes then get in touch with us via Twitter, Facebook or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and set the subject line with Competitions & Giveaways.
Thanks for all your support folks.
I feel like I’ve been drowning inover the last couple of weeks. One of the most exciting and challenging creations though has been this Mexican inspired Yeti for a commission. I’m not going to say too much now but here’s a sneak peek and there’ll be more details about La Malvada soon.