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An inspirational design journal to explore what the mind wants to see.
Christine Pym is a London based illustrator who mainly likes to work with watercolour and pencil crayon. She graduated from Glyndwer University with a degree in illustration for children’s publishing. Above is one of her more popular pieces of work from the book she illustrated called whale of a tail. It is a very simple illustration of a child riding a whale. This would resonate well with children as the illustrations are very cute and childlike, something that is quite easy to look at. Personally, I love the cool colours used in this piece and how the watercolour just washes over the page so easily. Also the watercolour is able to add texture to the page by just using simple painting techniques.
No real reason behind the dyeing of the birds, but an interesting concept all in all. As you can see a lot pigeons here were dyed different colours to look more like tropical birds. In my opinion, pigeons are always considered “ugly” birds but I think they’re quite beautiful. People love the colours of tropical birds, so thats why I believe they’ve dyed the birds. As you can see there are tons of birds here all dyed different colours to create an awesome tropical effect.
Although its not a derived piece of art, it is design. Packaging design. Vitamin Water is a line of infused water beverages that are enhanced with, of course, Vitamins. They come in different coloured bottles and on each bottle have a cute little description or scenario of what you’d be getting from drinking this type of bottle. The bottle that I’ve chosen is “Power-c” one of my favourite flavours, which is also dragonfruit. On the side of the bottle you’ll notice there is health information. On a side that is not shown there is also a small blurb
wanna be a comic book hero? here are the must-haves: tights (underwear on the outside) and knee-high boots (yes, even for dudes.) but whether you have a hero fantasy or not, we recommend this bottle. it’s not as much of a fashion statement as a sidecar on a motorcycle but it’s got zinc and vitamin c to help support your immune system. the best part? others will envy its (and your) good taste
Onto the bottle packaging design itself, the label is always changed to match the colour of the drink. Their logo bold and noticeable, is nicely propped up on the right side. The colour scheme is simple but gets the point across, and in this case its a nice metallic red. Overall I think the packaging of Vitamin Water is appealing to everyone, and is one of the main reasons that it has propelled them in the vitamin-water industry.
This bookmark collection by Marc encases the four seasons created as mini goddesses. This piece is something cute and simple but still attracting to look at. As you can see each goddess is drawn differently and put into different background to depict the seasons. There is no text to tell you which season is which but you can easily tell from the illustration. The piece a lovely illustrative example of the seasons and is quite cute. It can resonate well with any audience and the colours and well thought out as they can naturally form to what the season has to be.
Photographer Jeremy Wong and Designer Nemesis Pictures produced a Lifebuoy soap ad which reads the tagline “You eat what you touch” The ad was created to bring awareness to the factor of how important it is to wash your hands after you touch something, especially animals as they carry much more on their skin than humans do. Within this ad you notice that the pug is shaped as loaf of bread, showing that after touching your animal you’re basically eating from it to, if you didn’t wash your hands. The picture used is quite cute but conveys the importance of hand washing quite well. The ad uses nice neutral colours making it easy on the eyes, and placing the background out of focus to make the pug the main centre point. I particularly like this ad as its power through an image such as this has the ability to create such strong awareness. I do feel like the text could’ve been made larger but the overall composition works well.
With makeup becoming such an amazing tool for art, it’s no wonder that fashion photographer “Rankin” wanted to shoot models with makeup done by Ayami Nishimura. Ayami Nishimura is a self made makeup maven from Japan, with interest in American and European culture. While Rankin is a well known english photographer, who is known for shooting celebrities and high fashion shots. With the team up of Ayami Nishimura x Rankin they’ve gone and created highly expressive pieces of makeup art. Ayami believes that the face and body is a canvas for her to sculpt her colours. In this particular picture you are able see Nishimura’s work at hand with vivid colours that mimic that of the flowers the model is drowned in. The final product is beautiful, sensual and also delicate. I really love the composition of this piece as it perfectly reflects the vibrant colours of the flowers on the models face, making her fair skin the illumination point. The way she is positioned gives the picture more balance as you are drawn toward one end than allowed to explore the other. In summation this piece is extraordinarily stunning and wonderful view into the world of Ayami Nishimura
This ad design was done by design agency hello monday. This particular series is an award winning series done for Google. It’s entitled “The Guide To The App Galaxy” The website was basically made for developers to be abel to get help through building their app and turning into a viable mobile business. The design although not too complex take you through an easy to understand process illustrated by a rocket blasting off with different planets representing different stages. What I really like about this piece is that is the colours match well with what they’re trying to convey in terms of simplicity. They are able to make it seem easy with child like illustrations of how easy it can be to launch a mobile app and turn it into a business. The overall composition works well as a promising website.
Absolut is one my favourite vodka brands. They’re bottles are always in style as well as their ads. As I was going through some of their ads I came across one I have yet seen. It is a limited edition bottle filled with “Brazilian Flavour” 12 different artists had worked on this project Nando Costa, Adhemas, Abiuro, Glauco Diogenes, Gui Borchert, Marconi, Nitrocorpz, Colletivo, Rubens Lp and mooz and the bottle itself became viral. One of the main stated this
When I thought about Brasil, I’ve immediately wanted to involve our music, folklore, cultural diversity, fruits (goes well with vodka) and combine it all to become a huge salad, using the mixture of colours we have around here.
The pattern is based on an idea of cultural mixture, and that mixture is what makes Brazil such a special place”.
As you can see through the gorgeous use of colours to represent brazil and the illustrated concepts the represent them that this bottle is basically a drink of success. The bottle draws your attention towards the centre of the brand name than lets your eyes wonder around the illuminating packaging with no point left blank. The composition of this piece works rather well especially when wrapped around the shape of the bottle. I really enjoyed the use of colour to represent brazil, as they managed to represent their lifestyle and culture through this single depiction.
This is a piece of work I came across while looking up ads on dribble. Although this is not an ad itself I got interested by Mike’s work. Mike (last name unknown) is from Prague and has a very reputable client list. This piece of work is part of a website he is working on for a client that deals with accessories. The picture itself is a very beautiful illustration of different drawers one may have to store their accessories in, but it’s formed to one love for their pieces. Although there isn’t much said about the work you can already tell there is a great amount of depth and detail within this piece and the colour scheme works beautifully in its favour. What I deeply enjoy is the soft background, with purple and pink hues paired with a warm orange glow. Although some people believe hearts to be over used within the industry I feel like its still such a strong a powerful symbol which when used in the right way, can have an amazing effect.