Thursday, 17 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
Saturday, 12 December 2009
These sculptures are made by the Austrian Artist James Corbett, he creates them by using old car parts taken from scrap yards. Working in this way is a good reminder for people to recycle and take care of their waste. I especially like the squirell sculpture!
If anyone who see's this message has any interesting scrap parts i.e metal, wood, old broken tv's, old car parts (not too big), old mechanisms things like what are on these sculptures, I like rust! If you know of where i could find things, or if you are getting rid of, or are willing to part with them then please contact me on here and i will happily come take it off your hands!
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Monday, 23 November 2009
We looked at different examples of collaberative groups to find out how they work together one being ContainerPLUS is a multidisciplinary art and design collective which is based in london they specialise in creating playful creative fantasy worlds. They create both 2D and 3D designs.
HOW DID YOU START? WHO ARE THE FOUNDING MEMBERS?
Container was set up by Nicola Carter and Luise Vormittag in the Winter of 2002/2003. We had met
while studying at Camberwell University of the Arts, graduating in the Summer of 2002. We were
working separately at the time. Our work was quite distinct but we shared a sense of humour, a vision
of what we wanted to do and we both liked to boogie. Our first joint project was an exhibition at the
Notting Hill Arts Club, which got us nominated as one of Creative Review’s “Creative Futures 2003”.
We were very lucky and got to work on a broad range of projects over the next years, ranging from
editorial commissions, book covers, interior design, collaborating with fashion photographers,
drawings for online interactive animation, street art, product design, painting over a brand new
car, creating the identity for a new MTV show, etc.
2007 saw us getting increasingly interested in the third dimension: we started experimenting with set
design and installations. We also started incorporating performative elements in our exhibitions and
began thinking of the possibility of creating a 360 degree experience with our artwork, rather than just
an image on a page. So when we met photographer Patricia Niven and set designers “Lightning and
Kinglyface” and , things really started falling into place.
Patricia Niven has been working as a photographer since 2001. Specialising in fashion photography
and portraiture she has been working for clients in the music, advertising and publishing industry. In
2003, Patricia was awarded a highly commended in the American Express/Independent on Saturday
Fashion Photography Competition and in 2004 was selected to show in the Schweppes Photographic
Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery.
Lightning and Kingly Face was founded by Anna Fulmine and Victoria Shahrokh in early 2007. They
specialized in set design for shop windows as well as for live music events. We worked on them on
a string of successful projects throughout 2008 - including the TV BAFTA afterparty, the Topshop
event and our stint at the V&A museum. 2009 sees us continue working with them and an increasing
number of other 3D designers on a freelance basis.
More than anything we share a joint vision, a sense of where we want to be going and we
inspire each other with our enthusiasm. In January 2008 ContainerPLUS was born.
HOW DO YOU WORK AS A TEAM?
The three of us have our distinct roles - we each have one creative role (eg Queen of Illustration) and
one or more administrative and operational roles (eg. Empress of Bookkeeping). We have biweekly
meetings for team updates and gossip. We bring eachother biscuits and go rollerskating. Every project
has one dedicated teamleader. We start every day with a tapdance-routine in our studio. (Ok, that is not
WHAT INFLUENCES YOU? HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
Many people liken our illustrative work to Aubrey Beardsley and Art Nouveau. Undoubtedly, both have
influenced our style, but it is not stuff we spend a lot of time looking at. Generally we aim to create
something that on first impression is beautiful and elegant, but upon closer inspection reveals a lot
of absurd detail, such as fat squirrels in bikinis, a dog dressed up as a devil, a man wearing a chicken
Our work is all hand-rendered and we like infusing our creations with the “charm” of imperfection.
We generally do this by creating an endless expanse of mess and then sticking it all back together,
either with actual glue or in Photoshop. We admire really neat and clean people, but we know we will
never be part of that world.
We usually start every project by having a long conversation mixing our ideas with the latest gossip,
looking at all sorts of magazines ranging from Art Monthly to Heat. Somewhere in that conversation,
in between our mediocre jokes, misunderstandings and a pile of magazines lies the seed of an idea.
Once the idea is born it develops almost independently, growing across the paper, the wall, the screen.
It becomes 3D and eventually takes on a life of its own, making us its slaves.
Guardian - The Guide
Topshop / 9PR
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Monday, 2 November 2009
Whilst serving customers at my mind numbingly boring job i came across these beautiful illustrations by Ladyhawke on the Beck's Beer bottles and instantly fell in love. I didn't know the lead singer Sarah Larnach was an illustrator as well as a singer. These illustrations were commissioned by Lexis PR, they feature four different designs created by musicians LadyHawke and Hard-Fi. In the past Beck's has worked with artists such as Tracey Emin and Damien Hurst on bottle designs
Sunday, 1 November 2009
After Allot of Brainstorming and looking into different ideas within our group we decided that we were all realy interested in creating something a bit creepy and sinister with our door. I was realy pleased to find out from Daniel Pike from our group that Bill Violla's 'Bodies of Light' exhibition will be on when we go to New York at the James Cohan Gallery. It will be greatly inspiring for our group, especialy to find out how he got this affect as in one of our meetings we disscussed projecting moving images to create a scary affect.
We have been assigned a new brief on 26/10/09 to collaberate with cross pathway art and design students. This is an open brief we have been given a door as a group we will form ideas of how to approach this task. in my group named 'The Elephants' we have
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Thursday, 15 October 2009
To begin my animation I started off using silouetes of arms, legs, hands and feet cut out from paper. I was notified by eleanor of an artist named Vladimir Sulvagin who works in a loose collage style called paper spirits and immediately fell in love with his way of capturing the characters of people just using simple bits of paper in a very minimalistic approach. He only uses a very limited amount of colour on each piece.
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Jo showed me this book on amazon Faces by Francois and Jean Robert Chronicle books 2000. and i had to get it The story goes that one day Jean Robert discovered a face in a padlock and ever since then he and his brother Francois have been photographing objects that resemble faces, from pretty much anything. Each face seems to have its own personality this coincides with the way i like to work so i decided to include this on here as i constantly see faces in things i.e bin trucks or in the bathroom tiles, in wooden furniture, ive just seen one on the stapler they are everywhere. I wonder wether they are designed like that intentionally or just by accident.
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Monday, 28 September 2009
Sunday, 27 September 2009
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Me, Beverly and Janet took a trip down to liverpool to check out the DLA Piper Series is this sculpture exhibition where there was also a silent disco at the Tate gallery. As you walked in you put on a pair of earphones which were playing funky 80's disco music, you could choose from two channels and there was a light up dance floor with disco lights flashing around the room you could have a "boogie on down" whilst looking at great sculptures, the disco setting was a huge break out from the audinary stereotypical exhibit, this totaly banished the usualy quiet, dull, mundane feeling of looking round an art gallery. This unusual spin on the exhibition made me look at the sculptures in a whole new light, i feel the music made it allot more interesting and slightly humourous as i could imagine the statues dancing around to the music. Aswell as being a great day out (and visiting are LJMU students union just because we could) it was definately well worth seeing.