Christoph Niemann TED Talk

Small Comics

Here’s a collection of fun small comics by Sofia Kolovskaya

Arena by Páraic McGloughlin

Irish artist Paraic Mc Gloughlin used thousands of Google Earth images to create this mesmerising video. There’s a nice interview with Paraic about his inspiration and process here: 

Women of Graphic Design

Women of Graphic Design
A project focused on exhibiting the contributions of women in graphic design and exploring issues of gender-equality in education provided by design institutions.

The Boyle Family

Another very interesting collective of artists to consider when thinking about scale is the Boyle Family. This short film by the Tate gives a good introduction to their work. You can learn more about them via their website:

Link: Steven Harrington

Cited as the leader of a contemporary Californian psychedelic-pop aesthetic, Los Angeles–based artist and designer Steven Harrington is best known for his bright, iconic style that encourages a two-way conversation between the artist and viewer. There’s a timeless quality to his playful yet contemplative work, which is inspired by California’s mystique, vastly diverse landscape, and thriving mix of cultures. Embracing a multimedia approach, Harrington’s portfolio includes large-scale installations made of plaster and stone, handscreened prints, limited-edition books, skateboards, and sculptures. Alongside his commercial work, Harrington has exhibited artwork in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Berlin, Milan, Barcelona, Tokyo, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Montreal, Melbourne, and Dallas.

Link: Morning Breath

Morning Breath Inc (aka Doug Cunningham and Jason Noto) are a design and illustration duo based in Brooklyn, NY. Their bold, irreverent style has been applied to skateboard/snowboard graphics, music packaging, apparel, advertising, poster design and more. Take a look here:

Link: Brand, Packaging and Opinion

The BPandO website is an excellent resource, showcasing the best examples of contemporary branding and packaging design.

A World Perspective – Creative Roots blog

I feel I have to work a lot harder to broaden my horizons and not just consider things from a Western, white male perspective. It’s a tough challenge and always going to be a work-in-progress, but stumbling upon website like CreativeRoots is helpful. They’re mission is to feature art and design from across the world – there’s some lovely project on the site. Take a look here:

Galaxy Zoo

If you ever feel like zooming right out and changing your perspective you could take a look at Galaxy Zoo or the series of space exploration projects from Zooniverse (see below).

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