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25 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Valentine’s Day!
It's that time of year when everyone gets a bit soppy and in the mood for love. Check out this link to some interesting facts you might not know about Valentines Day, and if you're wondering, we all love chocolates!
We came across these amazing sculptures made from pencils, by Australian artist Lionel Bawden. The result is midway between organic and geometric forms, an interrogation about metamorphoses and mutations!
See more images here >> http://www.ufunk.net/en/artistes/lionel-bawden/
Ursus Wehrli shares his vision for a cleaner, more organized, tidier form of art — by deconstructing the paintings of modern masters into their component pieces, sorted by color and size.
Images courtesy of www.itsnicethat.com
It’s that time of year again when we are all getting excited for the Christmas holidays...
We've had a busy December so far in the Studio; working away like Santa's elves creating great work for all of our clients and pitching for new business.
We have also been decorating the Christmas tree, listening to good old Michael Bublé’s Christmas album, and eating far too many cookies, shortbread and other goodies in the studio!
Oh well... ‘tis the season to be jolly (and fat)!
Yes folks it's pumpkin carving time again. Check out what we've come up with this year...
As always there's a wealth of inspiration out there. Check out these amazing carvings by Scott Cummins here.
Here at Synergy we love a bit of social media. So much so, we’re now signed up to Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.
If you're a Facebook user please check out our page, and if you're feeling generous here's a link to 'like' us on Facebook
Pinterest is a great way to share all the things we like that we see on a daily basis. We’ll also post some of our work on there from time to time. Here’s the link for you to follow us on Pinterest
Our designers are also big fans of Instagram. So thought we’d thought we would create an account for sneak-peeks on projects we’re working on and all the goings-on at the studio! Here is the link for you to follow us on Instagram
We have been on twitter for a while now, here is the link for you to follow us on Twitter
You may or may not know that Twitter have recently launched a new app – Vine. It's the latest service from the social media platform that lets you create (and share, obviously) short, looping videos.
These 'Lego Vines' created by Mark Weaver have to be our favourites we have seen so far, such a simple idea but very well executed. We are massive fans of Lego here at Synergy so we are looking forward to seeing more Vines like this.
You can find out more about Vine here.
Recently we came across this great blog project from José Guizar. It’s a simple idea and executed brilliantly, we look forward to seeing more over the coming weeks.
“The Windows of New York project is a weekly illustrated fix for an obsession that has increasingly grown in me since chance put me in this town. A product of countless steps of journey through the city streets, this is a collection of windows that somehow have caught my restless eye out from the never-ending buzz of the city. This project is part an ode to architecture and part a self-challenge to never stop looking up.”
José Guizar - www.joseguizar.com
This is a lovely piece of design created by Made Thought for GF Smith colorplan, not only did they create a great book and website but also a typeface which was then developed by colophon foundry.
I’m sure you will all agree it’s a nice looking project. http://www.colorplanpapers.com/50colours
images courtesy of septemberindustry.co.uk
Its that time of year again, and we have been getting creative with our own spooky carvings.
While looking for inspiration we came across these amazing pumpkin masterpieces by Ray Villafane.
Check out his sculptors here.
We recently came across these amazing little sculptures by Dalton Ghetti. Each one is hand carved from a pencil using just a sewing needle and scalpel blade!
"His idea is to bring people’s attention to small things. Small is beautiful. Most of the pencils he uses are found on the streets and sidewalks. Dalton’s work is a recycling process. He turns discarded objects into art.
To create his sculpture, he holds the pencil in his hand under a strong light source (table lamp or sunlight) and carves it mostly with a sewing needle and a very sharp, triangular, small, metal blade. He works at very small intervals: 1 to 2 hours maximum per day whenever he gets inspired. He works very slowly by removing specks of graphite at a time. It therefore takes months or sometimes years to complete a sculpture.
For Dalton, sculpting pencils is a hobby and a form of meditation, which requires a lot of patience. His pencil carvings are not for sale. He doesn’t do it for money. He sculpts pencils mostly for himself and his art comes from his heart. He wants to keep it that way."
Check out more of his work here http://www.daltonmghetti.com
Here at Synergy, we are inspired by and passionate about all areas of design, not merely print and digital. Recently we attended the Interiors UK exhibition at Birmingham's NEC and were very keen to see the design trends for 2012.
We were not disappointed. Each hall had a different theme and contained a vast range of furniture, lighting, soft furnishings, fabrics, flooring and accessories. The cascading stands and demonstrations presented exciting interior themes, ranging from industrial, vintage and statement glamour!
It was a great way to spend our Sunday and we will certainly be able to use and digest the trends for 2012 into the ongoing work within Synergy... So watch this space.
Happy Valentines Day from all at Synergy. To celebrate the day of Love we have stocked up on Valentines Doughnuts as a little gift to ourselves.
This year Krispy Kreme have created their doughnuts in a ‘cute’ appealing design, which we just LOVE.
Synergy sponsored and were represented by members of the creative team, at Blab 9, held in The Deaf Institute in Manchester recently.
Speakers Mat Heinl and Ian Anderson kept a packed forum entertained with their different presentational styles and invited us into their thinking and often amusing approach to how they work. The gulf between agencies/consultancies in terms of budgets, timescales and client buy-in is often wide, but the ‘show’ indicated that we all apply (or should do) the basic principles of the strategic/creative process to ensure we create successful and stunning work.
Space, modernism, type, logo’s, NASA. For some designers (me) there isn’t a more exciting combination of words.
Really interesting first hand account from Design Director Richard Danne on of the switch from ‘Worm’ to ‘Meatball’. Only in America! Read the article here.