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Mark Bramley – Lost In Tokyo

Mark Bramley - Lost In Tokyo - FlightPattern

Mark Bramley is a photographer who has created a very interesting short video featuring footage of life in Tokyo.

According to Mark:
“Had 2 days to myself in Tokyo so I decided to take about 10,000 photos. All shot on a Canon 5D MkII. All the video footage was shot handheld.”

You can see more of Mark’s still photography at his website.


Category: Videography No Comments »
Jessica Joslin

Jessica Joslin - FlightPattern

Jessica Joslin creates sculptures from animal bones combined with brass and other metal ornaments. She takes simple pieces of bone, skulls, horns, and beaks, and blends them with leather and metal to create full-bodied creatures. The results are interesting and her website has many more examples of her sculpture dating back several years.

Her website’s FAQ answers many questions about the process of creation, materials used and more.

Jessica Joslin - FlightPattern

Jessica Joslin - FlightPattern

Jessica Joslin - FlightPattern

Jessica Joslin - FlightPattern


Category: Sculpture No Comments »
Andre Wee

Andre Wee - FlightPattern

Andre Wee is a current student of RISD and his newest batch of illustrations really impressed me. I assume that these are digital illustrations, and they capture the essence of a portrait within hundereds of little geometric shapes and lines.

According to Wee:
“(Forming and Fragmenting) is a series of imagery that depict portraits that exist in an eternal state of transition. It is however, uncertain as to whether these figures are in the process of “forming” or “fragmenting” due to it existing in such an undefined state. This inability to define, ironically labels these entities as beings that embody the idea of a limbo. An experience of being of two different states at the same time and yet, not belonging to either.”

Andre Wee - FlightPattern

Andre Wee - FlightPattern

Andre Wee - FlightPattern

Andre Wee - FlightPattern

Andre Wee - FlightPattern


Category: Digital Art No Comments »
Margot Trudell – OMG SPACE

Margot Trudel - OMG SPACE - FlightPattern

Margot Trudell is a graphic designer living in Toronto and she has created a great project called OMG SPACE which is a series of infographics showing various entities in our solar system and humanity’s exploration history of each. You can view these graphics larger (more readability) at OMG SPACE.

You can view Margot’s full portfolio at Silent T.

Margot Trudel - OMG SPACE - FlightPattern

Margot Trudel - OMG SPACE - FlightPattern

Margot Trudel - OMG SPACE - FlightPattern

Margot Trudel - OMG SPACE - FlightPattern

Margot Trudel - OMG SPACE - FlightPattern


Category: Illustration, Infographics No Comments »
Word Boner

Word Boner - FlightPattern

Word Boner is a blog that simply features examples of typography. Bookmark it and visit regularly to get your dose of typographic inspiration.


Category: Blogs, Type, Typography, Websites No Comments »
Ricardo Salamanca

Ricardo Salamanca - FlightPattern

Ricardo Salamanca is a next-level digital artist and photographer. His portfolio is vast and every piece is highly detailed. You can view high resolution, fullscreen versions of his works at his website by clicking the already generously-sized preview images.

Ricardo Salamanca - FlightPattern

Ricardo Salamanca - FlightPattern

Ricardo Salamanca - FlightPattern

Ricardo Salamanca - FlightPattern


Category: Digital Art, Photography No Comments »
Haroshi

Haroshi - Skateboard Sculptures - FlightPattern

These beautiful wooden sculptures are made entirely of layered skateboard decks. Many more examples are available on Haroshi’s website.

From the artist’s website:

“Haroshi makes his art pieces recycling old used skateboards. His creations are born through styles such as wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels; where each element, either cut out in different shapes or kept in their original form, are connected in different styles, and shaven into the form of the final art piece. Haroshi became infatuated with skateboarding in his early teens, and is still a passionate skater at present. He knows thoroughly all the parts of the skateboard deck, such as the shape, concave, truck, and wheels. He often feels attached to trucks with the shaft visible, goes around picking up and collecting broken skateboard parts, and feels reluctant to throw away crashed skateboards. It’s only natural that he began to make art pieces (i.e. recycling) by using skateboards. To Haroshi, his art pieces are equal to his skateboards, and that means they are his life itself. They’re his communication tool with both himself, and the outside world.

The most important style of Haroshi’s three-dimensional art piece is the wooden mosaic. In order to make a sculpture out of a thin skateboard deck, one must stack many layers. But skate decks are already processed products, and not flat like a piece of wood freshly cut out from a tree. Moreover, skateboards may seem like they’re all in the same shape, but actually, their structure varies according to the factory, brand, and popular skaters’ signature models. With his experience and almost crazy knowledge of skateboards, Haroshi is able to differentiate from thousands of used deck stocks, which deck fits with which when stacked. After the decks are chosen and stacked, they are cut, shaven, and polished with his favorite tools. By coincidence, this creative style of his is similar to the way traditional wooden Japanese Great Buddhas are built. 90% of Buddha statues in Japan are carved from wood, and built using the method of wooden mosaic; in order to save expense of materials, and also to minimize the weight of the statue. So this also goes hand in hand with Haroshi’s style of using skateboards as a means of recycling. Also, although one is not able to see from outside, there is a certain metal object that is buried inside his three-dimensional statue. The object is a broken skateboard part that was chosen from his collection of parts that became deteriorated and broke off from skateboards, or got damaged from a failed Big Make attempt. To Haroshi, to set this kind of metal part inside his art piece means to “give soul” to the statue. “Unkei,” a Japanese sculptor of Buddhas who was active in the 12th Century, whose works are most popular even today among the Japanese people; used to set a crystal ball called “Shin-Gachi-Rin (Heart Moon Circle)” in the position of the Buddha’s heart. This would become the soul of the statue. So the fact that Haroshi takes the same steps in his creation may be a natural reflection of his spirit and aesthetic as a Japanese.”

Haroshi - Skateboard Sculptures - FlightPattern

Haroshi - Skateboard Sculptures - FlightPattern

Haroshi - Skateboard Sculptures - FlightPattern

Haroshi - Skateboard Sculptures - FlightPattern


Category: Sculpture 1 Comment »
Jeff Soto for Chevy Sonic

Chevy Sonic Jeff Soto - FlightPattern

So there’s this commercial which is ostensibly trying to connect the artwork of Jeff Soto with Chevy’s new Sonic vehicle. What we get is some cool robotic arms and paint guns blasting paint at a wall, and it’s beautifully shot. Check it out.


Category: Commercials, Painting No Comments »
Joel Cooper

Joel Cooper Origami - FlightPattern

Joel Cooper is from Lawrence, KS and makes breathtaking origami sculpture. You can purchase original scruptures at his etsy store and view more of his work on his flickr account.

According to his store, Joel’s pieces are “made from single pieces of paper, without cuts or glue, shaped by folding alone in the origami tradition. Many are hand-painted, dyed, or stained before and after folding and all are treated with polyurethane, acrylic or shellac to make them durable and ready for display.”

Joel also keeps a blog where he updates about not only his new art but other origami artists and origami news.

Joel Cooper Origami - FlightPattern
Joel Cooper Origami - FlightPattern
Joel Cooper Origami - FlightPattern
Joel Cooper Origami - FlightPattern
Joel Cooper Origami - FlightPattern
Joel Cooper Origami - FlightPattern
Joel Cooper Origami - FlightPattern
Joel Cooper Origami - FlightPattern
Joel Cooper Origami - FlightPattern
Joel Cooper Origami - FlightPattern


Category: Origami, Spotlight No Comments »
Kern Type

Kern Type - FlightPattern

Here’s a tricky little game where you can test your kerning skills to see how keen a typesetter you are. Simply drag the center letters of the displayed word to kern them properly. When you’re done the page will give you a score.

Kern Type


Category: Design, Typography No Comments »
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