Prima Facie/Facient :
Pen / Scan | Abstract | speed test.
Having never fully exercised working on words, except for writing & a set of png letters for poster plates years ago, thought it may be time to give it more thought.
Executed from ‘one’ file alone. One simple quickly written image to scan + 3 programs using the same file for the entire construction of the image.
Now, the original file was intended for a collab weeks ago, as it never happened, here it is.
The time taken for the two lettering files from scan to finish, the background, including one background element was well under 4 hours.
Well, some may point out that it could be better, sure, or another choice of wording perhaps, the point is, that with combined efforts, time constraints should not be an issue.
Production time is now much swifter. Also paying much more attention to file types used over the past couple of years to ensure size aspect & resolution stays exact.
This is not as comfortable as splashing paint, but holds awesome possibilities alongside older digital languages/work that could have been pitched. Keep everything.
This would look just as good, better in fact, in paint…
‘Bohemian Vintage’ / Art Direction & Photography – session 1
This is a selection of a recent Art Direction & Photography with my good friend & professional model Alice la Vie.
Having a massive interest in photography, and only recently started to pursue a more varied selection and style to my work worthy of serious dedicated art direction. Point & shoot right?
There has been so much amazing feedback to my photography, this together with wanting to steer clear of Architecture as the main field of study, so decided to arrange a couple of photoshoots. The female form is the next logical step from architecture, with a good study of light and shadow, but colour rather than black & white is a huge challenge for me.
Alice is great to work with, we get on very well, she is also an alternative model, more to the point she is highly adaptable at pushing her own creativity, and certainly not a flake like many other ladies that I have come across. She is well aware of her limitations and knows how to push herself to achieve results. On the day we both worked super hard gathering as much variation to our styles as possible, throwing around a good amount of ideas and inspired themes. This selection of clothing ( models own ) gave me a good opportunity to mix up the colour & blend a vintage lighting style into the composition. Here you can also see a good selection of prints chosen from this particular photo session as further aesthetic communication. Rather than just taking random shots, there was some format involved in producing high quality images for a purpose.
On the day we completed 3 strong visual sessions / themes + a hundred or so test shots & deletions.
My conclusion is that the photography part was easy, with a little direction. Now, if you are working as a team, it is essential to communicate, this allows entire creative freedom with super positive results.
Alice la Vie can be found over at her social network page > here
To be continued…
Hello KDU World,
First i would like to thank the KDU Team and David Gensler to give me the opportunity to appear on this great creative community.
I am Steve Fraschini, also known as Novagraphix to illustrate my personal work on the web, I’m a Paris based Designer and Digital Artist from France.
I also worked during 10 years as compositor for french platinum artists, under the name Medeline. My style is a blend of modernism, cinematographic culture and digital design.
Philosophy: “Be the change you wish to see in this world.”
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Hope you enjoy my work and contribution!
6 months ago I was lucky enough to get to join the crew behind 43 magazine – the only skateboard mag based out of NYC, and a creative and artistic approach to skateboarding through the eyes of some of the worlds best skateboard photographers. Issue 002 has been on the stands long enough now that I can share a preview for those of you who haven’t seen it yet. It’s available in skateshops and independent book stores around the world. Go grab yourself while they’re still out there.
Finally I relaunched my website with a few new works!
Feel free to take a look & get in contact!
Thanks a lot!
Knowledge Tree / Revisit / Self initiated.
Launch Canvas for 2 x Solo Art Exhibitions // 20″ x 20″ x 42mm // Acrylic & Enamel on stretched primed linen // 1 of 52.
Wax Sealed since ‘06
Branding for an italian event management agency
Ayana Events is an ambitious event management agency located in Rome – Italy, offering a wide selection of services to international Brands.
The Ayana Events tagline, “We work for your success“, testifies the corporate attitude and mission.
The Ayana name comes from african language, and it means “beautiful flower”.
It expresses the energy and the creativity carried out by the Brand, whose values of beauty and efficiency differentiate it from its competitors.
This Unique Design Formula includes: Branding, Concept Development, Visual Identity, Literature Design, Online Experience including advanced CMS system.
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See more @ brisseaux.com
Snake Bite / Keystone Design Union / Self initiated example.
Evaluating some new communication pieces, also trying out new machine tools alongside pencil. Everything is printed to get an overall feel of any artwork. Nothing truly lives unless it is outside of the box.
The type is based on ‘Wicked Grit’. Being a fan of alternative fonts that are not widely used, it really was put to good use here.
The overall composition is as intended, an explosive force.
Just a little post to tell you that I’ve just updated my portfolio, with 6 professional and 7 personal works.
Hope you’ll like !
LYDON/Art/Type & Elements
It is Jubillee time here in Old Blighty, and what better way to celebrate than to see John Lydon reminding us of one of the most valued, pressed vinyls to ever be released originally on A&M. Released during the Queens Silver Jubilee in 1977 to much criticism, it remains highly controversial.
The original cover artwork was completed by the serious British artist Jamie Reid. The piece above however is just for kicks.
As well as a recent new identity for Irish artist Philip Dunne, I also designed and built his new portfolio.
Another great session with NYC based, professional skateboarder Josh Zickert. Here he is with an amazing “hippie jump” on the Bowery.
For more from my session with him check out Cole Giordano Photography