A piece of tape art was filmed live in Berlin for a ZDF Kultur commercial about music and the arts. Artists were invited to illustrate a word in different locations around Berlin. Reiselust – ‘Wanderlust’ was installed on a disused piece of land between a housing estate and railway line.
With new techniques (such as Google Earth or drones) we increasingly familiarize ourselves with the view of earth from above. From this perspective, one could see the planet as a sculpture, or a canopy as a canvas. For The NEW Forest, trees will be planted in a specific arrangement, selected by the colours of their leaves and their corresponding foliage. As the forest ages, a design will slowly arise. By 2216, the forest will be fully-grown and an aerial perspective will reveal a souvenir from the 21st century: a flashy logo saying “NEW!” Each season shows different colour combinations, generating a new NEW! logo for years to come.
“We designed and produced Dundee Design Festival 2019 on the theme of liveable/loveble cities. Working with fellow designer Tommy Perman we created a variable font for the city and working with a team used this as the basis to transform an underused shopping centre in the city centre into a space that would bring the ideas and means of design to everyone.”
“As one of the team at Paulin specialises in type design, we decided to create our own bespoke numerals for use on our new watches, which we then developed into a complete typeface.”
Eloisa Iturbe runs a branding and design studio in Buenos Aires, but she’s not actually that into design or photography. Instead, she’s more inspired by things that aren’t directly related to what she does for work. “I’m more interested in furniture, clothes, food, plants,” she says. “I try to surround myself with well made, functional, good quality objects, instead of something purely aesthetic.”
Reasons to be Cheerful is a brilliant project from artist and musician David Byrne:
We tell stories that reveal that there are, in fact, a surprising number of reasons to feel cheerful. Many of these reasons come in the form of smart, proven, replicable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. We’re here to tell you about some of them. Through sharp reporting, our stories balance a sense of healthy optimism with journalistic rigor, and find cause for hope. We are part magazine, part therapy session, part blueprint for a better world.
This is a nice interview with illustrator Ilya Milstein who shares his journey as an artist with insights into how he has dealt with depression and anxiety. He discusses the importance of physical health, routine and maintaining balance in his life in order to be able to create. You can read the interview on Adobe’s 99u site here: https://99u.adobe.com/articles/64049/on-resisting-creative-stereotypes-confronting-mental-health-and-a-disciplined-studio-practice
Take a look at his portfolio at: www.ilyamilstein.com
The AOI (Association of Illustrators) have excellent advice for how to price your illustration work. Have a look at their online resources here: https://theaoi.com/resources/pricing/price-it-right-pricing-basics/ (some are free, but others like their new online pricing calculator require you to be a paid member of the AOI).
The Guardian’s Chris Clark talks to mental health mag Swirlzine about overcoming overthinking and some of his techniques for dealing with stress and anxiety.