Thursday, 26 February 2009

The world is full of 'stuff' – as a designer, why choose to create more?

From Thessaloniki, Greece comes two young graphic designers who after starting out producing graphic tees, soon turned their attention to a line of Jewelry, accessories and posters that are new refreshing and desirable. Supermandolini really hits a nerve with their commuter jewelry, establishing the iconic image of the daily commuter hero as an cult figure in it's own right. You will also find such ingenious items as a pine fresh necklace drawn from the popular green in car fragrance as well as a set of metallic toolbar badges featuring popular photoshop icons.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Kaws LA exhibition

If any of our readers are from or in LA, go check out an exhibition at Honor Fraser.

Brian Donnelly more commonly known as "KAWS" has recently opened up an exhibition till 4th April 2009. KAWS has become a very successful artist growing up in New Jersey producing graffiti work on billboards to becoming a well sort after man to collaberate with. Many designers and clothing brands such as Marc Jacob, Comme Des Garcons and Nike have asked him to work with them producing signature designs on products. Not only in the fashion industry but in the Music industry has KAWS become succesful, recently producing artwork for Kanye West's new album "808s & Heartbreak" which was for a limited run. 

KAWS has become so successful with his own work due to the way he keeps his toys and clothing line limited making it a must have collectable by people mainly in the underground urban culture. KAWS style of work is easily recognizable, producing large scale paintings with bold bright colours. 

You should check out his web page and what KAWS is all about.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Animated Video

Animation and Video has become very popular these days, first with Justice's music video for "dance" winning video of the year at the MTV VMA's and Kanye West joining them with his video for "Good Life" it wasn't long before others wanted a creative video made. 

So_Me Creative Director for Ed Banger Records and Video Director (Justice - DNVO, Kanye West - Good life) helped create Kid Cudi's Video for " Day n Nite" combining simple but effective animation with real life video. 

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Welcome aboard...

...Jane. After completing a recent series of POS illustrations for EURO KLP we'd like to introduce Jane with a series of quick fire questions:

Subject matter?: Illustrated maps, Food food and lifestyle related items as well as figures and diagrams for educational publishers.

Target Audience?: I adapt my style to my audience, wether I'm working for India and the US or local authorities and ad agencies.

Favorite Software?: Most defiantly Photoshop! I can do so much with it and feel lost without it. I also use illustrator and Indesign when required.

Art in your free-time?: I love sketching. Whenever I travel I take a sketchbook and return with loads of material. I also document the changes taking place in east London as it is being developed.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

This month, we like..

...Loic Sattler! Loic, a French art director and all round creative wizard is the man behind these meticulous pieces of art. He works with special emphasis on aesthetics, creative ideas and communication goals, with a very high attention to details. To see more of his work check out This month, we like Loic.

Hello from Storyboards

Hello and welcome to the shiny new Storyboards Blog, a magical world of storyboards and animatics filled with essential knowledge, usefull hints and handy tips, as well as the odd rib-tickler. If you want it done we've got a way to do it, after all we are Storyboards.