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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/
We came across a good article on Design Taxi titled ‘How To Connect With Potential Clients Using A Killer Content Strategy’.
It’s aimed at people like us in the creative industry, but we feel its underlying message is universal – Keep your online content up to date. It's important that your clients are engaged with relevant content to keep them coming back and engaging with you.
You can read the full article here How To Connect With Potential Clients Using A Killer Content Strategy.
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
Recently came across this self initiated project from Manchester creative agency Young.
“ViewRL is a visual display of URLs posted on twitter. See images, videos, music and URLs shared at a glance without having to click a link. A great way to ensure you don’t miss a link, picture, video or song in the twitter conversation...”
We do like our Twitter here at Synergy and thought this was a great idea. It’s all about creating a better user experience which is just fine by us. Check it out here.
Here at Synergy we love our films and we love our posters so when we saw these we couldn’t help but post a link.
“Created by Antrepo Design Industry as "alternative movie posters about brand integration" and it shows who's in the film. It is available for 10 different movie, Kill Bill Vol.1, The Matrix Trilogy, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Ocean's Eleven, The Da Vinci Code, Cast Away, Fight Club, Pulp Fiction.”
“Just like webfonts, mobile fonts protect brands and help set apps apart from the crowd. Optimized by hand for the device screen, Mobile FontFonts enhance the user experience. Mobile FontFonts let designers and developers break from the mold of system fonts and give their products some personality...”
FontShop have recently released a mobile fonts pack for use in iOS apps. What this means is greater brand consistency across mobile devices, which can only be a good thing. Hopefully it’ll take off and become available cross-platform, we’ll wait and see but in the meantime you can find out more here.
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.