An image I created in response to a brief that asked me to visually represent Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. I decided to create a phrenology chart that showed some of the thoughts, feelings and anxieties that are constantly running through the minds of obsessive compulsives.
A poster design design I made for a 3 week project at university. It is meant to represent the ‘Me Me Culture’, an ambiguous phrase which I interpreted as the culture of mass consumerism, or the need to constantly have more and more goods.
At the heart of this issue, in my opinion, was the greediness of today’s money hungry society. So I created a propaganda style poster which declares ‘greed is God’; I chose the propaganda style because as a society we are inundated with advertisements, imagery and mass marketing that make us lust for the ‘next best thing’, which in turn makes us lust after the money to purchase these often unnecessary and extravagant luxuries. I see this type of mass marketing as a type of propaganda in and of itself.
The copy is a play on the phrase ‘greed is good’, from the Oliver Stone movie ‘Wall Street’, which criticised the selfish, excessive and money lusting ways of 80s stock brokers and yuppies.
I recently visited Exposure Gallery in London and saw some clever footwear illustrations by Jack Stocker. Jack took some of him favourite trainers and transformed them into minimalist geometric designs. He reduced the form and colour of the trainers into flat shapes, yet they remain instantly recognisable; which points to the ubiquity of Nike trainers in today’s society and to Jack’s brilliant style. What I particularly like about the whole series is that it showcases the work of a young designer who had a passion, and decided to make great art about that passion.
The six illustrations are below, taken from http://jackstocker.bigcartel.com where you can purchase prints of the designs.
Leaders of the New School pt. 2: Kendrick Lamar
it came out a little different than ASAP Rocky, but I felt like its true to the artist.
He is just as difficult to draw as I suspected.
I used cymatics as the inspiration and basis to form each square (note). I did this by using an amplifier and putting paper with salt on top , I played each note on the piano and when the salt vibrated it moved the crystals and when settled they formed patterns. I then converted the formations into the vector images.
See more of this beautiful design, by Daniel Reed, here.