Iceland-born illustrator Siggi Eggertson’s work is tough to categorize. It’s similar to pixel art, with the repetition of various colored shapes being used to create a larger image. However, unlike pixel art, Eggertsson utilizes the shapes created by overlapping forms as details in his complex and beautiful illustrations.
I was immediately attracted to the use of clean type and noisy photography in the album art for Brian Gossett’s, The Heist Series. However, the series goes deeper than just the pretty covers, it also has a great concept. Gossett’s love for the heist film genre becomes apparent through his vast knowledge of the films’ scores and his ability to compile the compositions in a cohesive manner. Check out his site, where you can download the mixes and read his wonderful accompanying descriptions.
Dark Night of The Soul, an upcoming collaboration from David Lynch, Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse, Flaming Lips, Gruff Rhys, Iggy Pop, Suzanne Vega, Black Francis, Vic Chesnutt, Julian Casablancas, Jason Lyttle, Nina Persson, and James Mercer, is set to release this summer. The album will be accompanied by a book, featuring 100 photos by Director David Lynch.
*5/15/09 – The entire album is now streaming on NPR Music.
Letman (Job Wouters) has some great illustrative and hand-lettered work in his portfolio. It’s refreshing to see that many of his projects do not contain any digitally-rendered typefaces. I also really like the video project, ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ, in which Wouters has a lettering session with his nephew. It’s really interesting to see how children interpret the letters that they see.
Experimental Jetset is an incredible design studio in Amsterdam. Most of us recognize their work from Gary Hustwit’s documentary, Helvetica. This podcast, filmed at The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, reveals the backgrounds of the designers and some of the processes behind some of their iconic pieces (I had no idea that Experimental Jetset was behind the John&Paul&Ringo&George t-shirt designs until I saw this lecture).
The trailer for Spike Jonze’s big screen accompaniment to Maurice Sendak’s childhood classic, Where The Wild Things Are, has finally arrived. The cinematography looks incredible, I particularly liked the use of Arcade Fire’s Wake Up as the score for the preview.
Bonus: You can find desktop wallpapers of some of the scenes on the movie’s fansite.
If you haven’t heard about Aaron Noble yet, he’s got some incredible work that’s definitely worth viewing. His style has been described as “comics in a blender”, and once you see it, you’ll see why. Beautiful/Decay recently posted some artist profile footage featuring Aaron Noble and revealing some of the processes involved in the production of his works. Click through the link below to watch the video and view more of the artist’s work.
On March 25, 2009, a collection of BMW Art Cars will be displayed in New York’s Grand Central Terminal. The exhibition will feature customized BMW’s by Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Rauschenberg. The exhibition will also feature a short film about Robin Rhode’s Expression of Joy project.
Toca Me is a design studio that also organizes design events. They’ve got an impressive title sequence, which is the result of a collaborative effort by DVEIN and Alex Trochut. The sequence is a combination of CGI and actual footage of melting material. The DVEIN site has some great process photographs of the monograms being sculpted from what appears to be styrofoam.
Via Design Is Kinky.