What do you think of when someone says Portland Oregon. Well, thanks to the popular show Portlandia you are probably dead on with any Portlandia influenced image that comes to mind…but when you are here in Portland there are 3 things for certain….1. you cannot walk a Portland block without (literally) running into a designer 2. 99.9% of the people you talk to will be heavily over caffeinated and have a tattoo 3. You will become privy to at least 5 art shows you should visit, within in your first 15 mins here.
So in the true spirit of Portland Oregon, Jason Sturgill, the mastermind behind Art is Forever created a nice sandwich comprised of art, designers, the Portland art museum and tattoos. Thanks to my cellmate here at nemo, Jess Gibson, we have some visual stimulation, in the form of video of this tasty design nerd sandwich.
You can read more about this project at juxtapoz.
We had the pleasure of taking 3 groups of young creative minds through the photo and design process of nemo HQ. It was a fun filled afternoon of creativity and noise making!
Thanks Art4Life we love what you do!
As someone who spends a lot of time in the studio with stylists and product I completely sympathies with the countless hours of folding and throwing, re-folding, creasing and bending to make this still life item feel as if it is moving naturally and perfectly at the same time. A weird way to think about fabric and other interesting textures but its the life of a product photographer and stylist. However difficult it is to make the product hang/fold perfectly, conceptualizing ways to show the product without being on a person or mannequin is the hardest part of the job. Hernan Paganini’s series for Catalogue Magazine takes an awesome and fresh approach to product as still life art. He approached each item as a piece of art itself, then built individual installations per item with colors and textures that reflect and compliment the individual piece resulting in a series both designers and photogrpahers can appreciate!
Here’s a cool article on how Quiksilver marketed their golden child Kelly Slater as he won an unprecendented 10th world title a few weeks ago. Very impressive how the win/loss of one heat in a surf contest decides the timeframe Quiksilver has to not only develop a campaign, but get it out to the masses worldwide, (and before Slater has even won). Not only did the celebration included products and POP displays, but facebook became the hub for fans to congratulate the king, along with commercials that ran during prime-time on ESPN sportscenter. Check out the piece here.
I don’t usually post about design inspiration, but this ny times article and slideshow about the Hovey sisters collection is really beautiful. I like modern, but I prefer a mix with vintage. Their space inspires me to no end. Enjoy!
The Bread Art Project was created to, “increase awareness of the growing hunger problem in the US.” For every design submitted, $1 will go toward Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization.
Eat locally made bread! Support the growers closest to you! And help feed families who can’t feed themselves. It’s dire times out there.
So I have a big birthday coming up and well, crazier things have happened so I’m just going to put it out there….
I would like Woody, the new Verdier Solar Power Westfalia for my birthday. Pretty please.
Kudos to those designers!
Stapled and Torn showcases some of the most talented poster artists in the NW. Come by and check it out tomorrow Friday August 1st from 6pm-10pm at 1875 SE Belmont.
I sat down and opened my assigned book, it’s Adrian Shaughnessy‘s How to be a graphic designer without loosing your soul. I turned to the last chapter, The Creative Process…its finals.
Why am I writing about a design class on a photo blog?! Well my friends, in my time at school, as a photographer and novice designer, I have found that the hardest thing for any designer, photographer, artist, architect, or sculptor, is finding that thin line between what has been “done” and creating something original. At this point in history, its all been done. (more…)