INSPIRATION – “Love” by Barry

Hi all!

In an ongoing effort to give you guys some inspiration for future creations we are showcasing what some students work on in their off time. We are featuring Barrymore (Barry) Charles and a mini Q&A

AC: How long did it take you?
Barry: This drawing took me at most two hours to do

AC: What design tools did you use?
Barry: The programs I used was Procreate and Photoshop

AC: What was your inspiration?
Barry: My inspiration for this illustration was true love….. I’ve been battling a war that was going on in my mind and my heart and I decided to illustrate what I think true love should look like.

You can find more from Barrymore Charles on his Deviant Art page.

Inspiration: Photographer Takes a Boy with Muscular Dystrophy on an Imaginary Adventure

More motivational than touching, and more inspirational than amazing:

Slovenia-based photographer Matej Peljhan recently teamed up with a 12-year-named Luka who suffers from muscular dystrophy, to create a wildly imaginative series of photos depicting the boy doing things he is simply unable to do because of his degenerative condition

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Article: Photographer Takes a Boy with Muscular Dystrophy on an Imaginary Adventure

Inspiration: Flóra Borsi – Photographer and Retoucher

Hungarian photographer and retoucher Flóra Borsi has done some amazing work. Her humor is very engaging and if you don’t like her work, you my friend are borderline un-cool (this is NOT an opinion).

Below are two articles on some picture sets that she has created.  The first one is called “Time Travel” where she masterfully inserted herself and her camera phone into popular historical.  If you didn’t know better you would believe she was there.

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Article: Woman Photoshops Herself and Her Cell Phone Camera into Historical Photos

This next one is an earlier set she created showing what would happen if Photoshop tools could manifest themselves in real life. I really enjoyed these.

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Article: Photos Imagining How Photoshop Tools Would Be Used as Beauty Products

You must check out her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/floraborsiphotography

Typography: Animals and the Environment

Since typography is the big thing this term, I am posting some quick links to some interesting designs posted on Design Taxi by various designers.

The design concepts are genius  and make you re-imagine the power of type as an image.

First up is the Animal Typography from Dan Flemming

And finally some Environmental Awareness Posters With Common Idioms from two design students James McNaught and Thomas Wightman

Follow each link and be impressed.

Robots in the Hospital!!

Well I decided to do something that I rarely ever admit to doing – I clicked on a banner ad!

I know that may come as a shock, so I’ll give you a second to calm down

Anyway I was pleasantly surprised because I was so not paying attention to the technology around me. To be more specific that which is close to my feet.

Cleavland Clinic has these really cool robots that deliver supplies and medication around the hospital. Fully Automated.

This is something you Architecture and IT students should take interest in as you may have to design with robotics in mind, in addition to sustainable design.

I know somebody would want to stand up on one. I am also oddly reminded of NASA’s R.A.L.F. from Flight of the Navigator.

Typography: Erik Spiekermann Interview

Since this is the ‘Typography’ trimester at ABIIT, I decided to drop a little interview with Typographer Erik Spiekermann.

I like his very straight to the point insight on Typographic Design.  Some of you may be bored to death as usual, because there are no fireworks and a blaring music track. However you designers, up and coming and people in advertising that understand how important the worded communication is, this might be a little refreshing.

What I find slightly amusing is at 00:33 where he refers to Johannes as “… that German guy who invented printing, with moveable type…”

Don’t hurt your head too much – the typography students get it.

You can check out Spiekermann’s blog here.

More conversations like this: http://andrewspooner.com/conversations/