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6 September 11

Fabien Barral: When design just happen!

Under - Art, Design, Illustration, Inspiration, Media, Typography

When you want to see art and graphic design together in perfect harmony, look at Fabien Barral’s work. Playful colours, intriguing textures, shapes and typography – it is refreshing, inspiring and very tastefully done. I wanted to learn about the person behind these amazing designs so I thought to ask Fabien a few questions.

First of all let’s talk about you, where are you based and everyday life?
I am Fabien Barral and I live in France. I used to work from my country house located in the middle of France for the past 8 years but moved back in the south last year… just to move again to another house last month because it is in the middle of an organic vineyard with a large garden. I can go to my daughter’s school by foot and have a larger office that I ever had! I am a freelance designer for almost 4 years now, before that I worked as an art director for 6 years in an agency.

You have a very distinct style which tells me that design is more than a job to you. Where it all started to become what it is now?
It has always been like that – it did not start, it was in my DNA. I never had any talent in drawing… just ask me something to simply reproduce with a pencil and it would look terrible!!! This was frustrating when I was a child, so I started cutting out magazines and do comps with them. My mother showed me those comps the other day, funny !! Later, I started playing with Xerox. Then computer came in my life and I could express myself… but not with computer alone, with all the images I liked and could get hold of in second hand book markets, things that could be textures, and made my images to look what they are. My wife Frédérique does amazing watercolours, textures and other shapes and stuff I use in my work… so yes, it is not a job, it is an everyday living philosophy.

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5 September Share your

The Creators Project

Under - Art, Design, Illustration, Inspiration, Media, Photography, Resources, Technology

The Creators Project taking place in Beijing on September 17, 18, and 19th, and bringing with it an eclectic assortment of musicians, artists, designers, and filmmakers from around the world.

The Creators Project is a new network dedicated to the celebration of creativity and culture across media, and around the world. At a time in the history of the arts where digital technologies have revolutionized distribution, democratized access, and completely re-imagined the scope and scale with which an artist can create a vision and reach an audience, The Creators Project is a completely new kind of arts and culture channel for a completely new kind of world.

3 September 1

Anne Siems: Between the lines a dream is hiding …

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Motion Graphics, Nature

All that I see, hear, touch, experience and dream moves into me and finds it’s way into my artwork. I love faces, bodies, gardens, wide open stretches of land with small forests and fields, old things that have had a life of their own, stories and all the realms in between.

View more amazing work by Anne Siems here.

31 August 9

Carlos Meira’s paper sculptures

Under - Advertising, Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Media

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Carlos Meira’s artistic endeavour began when he joined the printmaking course at the School of Fine Arts at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

In early 1990, Carlos moved to Portugal where he developed his unique style of paper sculpture. He returned to Brazil in 1996 and settled in Florianopolis where he further strengthened his illustration side. He has held six solo exhibitions and illustrated several books since then.

Carlos Meira has now devoted himself to illustration and paper sculpture having worked as an artist, designer and art director within the advertising industry. He also runs his blog where you can catch-up on his latest work.

View more of Carlos Meira’s work here

27 August 2

Photography by Andrew (aka Cuba Gallery)

Under - Art, Inspiration, Nature, Photography

Andrew is one of New Zealand’s leading Graphic Designers, a career which has lead to his interest in photography. Based in Auckland the majority of Andrew’s work is done in New Zealand and Australia, however his love for photography has taken him to the USA, Japan, Europe and the Pacific Islands.

His work is heavily influenced by his design background in the graphic use of colour, light and composition.

View more of Andrew’s work here

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