Owen Gildersleeve is a designer and illustrator from London. Much of his work deals with very hand-crafted pieces (cut paper, stop motion animation, etc). Really love the dimensionality that using cut paper gives. It’s a great mix between paper, photography and real objects.
I believe I might have already featured this Brunch piece before but it’s just so great! I love all of the different textures and depths that start happening throughout it.
And last but not least, how is this for a book cover?
This work mixed with the work that I showcased yesterday from Dominique Fallamakes me want to definitely test out some new forms of typography and break out of the realm of traditional computer type. There are so many different options and cool things out there that you can do with just ordinary objects.
I was introduced to the work of Dominique Falla the other day and immediately fell in love with her process work. Don’t get me wrong, her finished work is beautiful but what stands out the most is the level of detail and care that goes into each one through the entire process. I love the a few of her projects include videos of the behind the scenes work to really highlight all of the work that goes into it from the sketching phases right on up!
I’ve picked out three of my favorites here below. There are MANY more pieces to look at on Dominique’s website so definitely make sure you go check them out. She seems to be able to experiment with multiple mediums from string and pins to traditional print, gum and even matchsticks.
Gorgeous, right? The rest of her work can be found here. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably going to want to get your hands on some paper and pencils to start sketching some typography right away.
Exactly one month from today, I’ll be getting ready for Convocation followed by Graduation a day later. How weird to think about! So many thoughts about jobs, the real world, and moving floating through my head and I’m positive I’m not the only one. It’s exciting to hear about all of the different places in the country or even the world that people are ended up after college. It feels similar to when everyone announced back in high school what college they were accepted to. Lots of decisions to make but it’s also a really exciting time of uncertainty (at least that’s what I keep trying to tell myself).
The latest decisions I’ve had to make was about how to present myself to companies in the form of business cards and a resume. It’s a pretty big deal to hand a company something that you’ve crafted to tell them a story. You want the piece to be short and concise but you want it to live up to all of the late nights you’ve put in for the past 4 years. Somehow cramming all of the work I’ve done into “Graphic Design + Social Media” doesn’t seem to do it a whole lot of justice.
Business cards (and your resume/website/etc) are meant to give remind people who you are, show them what you do and get them to ultimately contact you! Graphic Design is a world where you really want to get all of your things together – who is going to hire someone who can’t seem to even brand themselves or create anything other than a resume on Word (in Comic Sans). Taking an extra hour or two to really think things over can pay off in the long run.
Another thing to keep in mind is how your work is shown online. It’s pretty clear that almost every aspect of life right now is somewhere on the Internet. This means you should be too. As someone who deals mostly with digital/web work, I make sure that my presence on Google is well… there. It’s shocking how many design majors this year don’t have a personal website or blog or even a simple Behance portfolio to show employers. You’re passing up so many opportunities for people to see your work! There isn’t a quicker or easier way to get your work out to lots of people than having it online.
[This information is just as much for myself as it is for anyone else graduating this year.]
If you’re graduating this year – How about sharing a link to your online portfolio? Would love to see!
Or perhaps you already have a job – Any tips for soon-to-be Grads?
Paper typography and imagery never ceases to amaze me with amount of detail and time that it must require. I ran across Yulia Brodskaya‘s poster for the 73rd Stern Grove Festival and immediately knew that I had to go and check out the rest of her work. Extreme detail, extensive use of color and each piece is better than the next. She refers to it as “papergraphic” work on her website and it definitely lives up to its name.
Impressive right? Be sure to go check out the rest of her work.
I go through tons of art. Blogs, articles, magazines, books. Some good, others a waste of time. The pieces that always stand out the most are the ones that I cannot fathom doing myself. I’d say I have a relatively large amount of patience for homework and projects — not as great as I would like it to be but enough to be fully motivated from start to finish. There have been short and long projects (ie: drawing tinfoil. enough said.)
But it’s not until I run across something like this that just makes you wonder how much passion someone has for something. The insane amount of detail in this papercutting is incredible!
Any of the pictures have a direct link to the website of the artist. I highly recommend you go and check out some of the other pieces as they are equally amazing.