Early this year, designers from all across Google, including Creative Lab and the Material Design team, came together and worked on a new brand identity. A logo that can beautifully exist on all the different platforms, devices, stages and screens Google products live on. I needed some time to say goodbye to the old one, but now I like it a lot.
Karolis Strautniekas creates very smart, fine and warm illustrations. Often textured, balancing between surreal and realistic, his portfolio is a joy to click through. Personal favourites of mine are the cover illustration for DuJour and his latest work for Forbes.
At the end of the holiday season you’re probably planning your next weekend break. Why not try Dismaland? A Disney-inspired bemusement park created by Banksy in lovely Somerset, UK. The park includes work by Damien Hirst and several other artists.
Oh, and it’s free for kids up to 5!
This talented couple has been creating loads of great work recently. Joren & Ilse were invited to Horsens, Denmark for Horsens Public Art Festival. They designed and painted these illustrations on two silos, spanning a whopping total of around 150 square meters. Crazy cool.
We’ve seen some pretty cool 360-degree videos since YouTube started supporting this feature earlier this year. There were music videos, race cars, holidays and Parkour runs. But now the Swiss Air Force has taken it a level higher. They mounted a 360-degree camera inside the cockpit of a F-5 jet flying over the Swiss Alps. Ready for take-off?
His compositions feel really cinematic, with original point of views which make good storytelling. He recently made illustrations for an editorial from the Guardian about Harper Lee’s new novel: Go Set A Watchmen. Another favourite of mine is his book called WALL, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Die Rakete is one of the top-venues for electronic dance music in Germany. The promotional material created by Unfun acted as my gateway drug to their work. The posters are weird and colourful, and wrong but appropriate. On their site you’ll find a selection of very good work with a strong focus on typography. These guys know their stuff. Lovely work.
Breakfast New York, a ‘rapid product and prototype company’ who you might know from this other really cool project, made something new. For Forever 21 they created a massive 6.400 ‘pixel’ display made entirely from spools of thread. Made to show Instagram pictures hashtaged: #F21ThreadScreen.
Yesterday I bought the (purple and yellow!) vinyl release of Tame Impala’s new album ‘Currents’. If you enjoy good music and a good album cover, this is one to buy. The cover was created by Robert Beatty, an artist and musician from Lexington, Kentucky. His portfolio is a trip through brilliantly colourful and psychedelic work with a nostalgic feel. His Toilet Paper Cosmos Tumblr is worth following, too.