Creative Sightings 3

Creative Sightings this month includes genetic portraits, someone aiming to brand 10,000 lakes, hyper realistic street installations, psychedelic prisms, an ageing superhero, social media propaganda and much more.

Street Installations

Opening this month’s inspiring assortment of sightings are some really eye catching street installations by American artist Mark Jenkins, who created these hyper realistic sculptures as part of his Embed series. I believe these are a few years old but it’s the first time I’ve come across them so thought they were worth including.

Embed street installations by Mark Jenkins.

Embed street installations by Mark Jenkins.

Prism Break

Prism Break is a visually striking installation by New York based artist Dalek aka James Marshall. The installation features floor-to-ceiling multi-coloured triangles, spires and painted walls, that can be viewed with specially created 4D glasses, and was set up to promote the release of his Phantom 4D board shorts for Hurley surf/skate.

Prism Break by Dalek aka James Marshall.

Prism Break by Dalek aka James Marshall.

Posters for Avengers

A cool set of unofficial Marvel Avengers posters, which are very minimal in style, yet very effective. Sadly, I’ve no idea who the actual artist is, so I’m unable to give them credit and link to their site.

Captain America and Iron Man minimalist Avengers posters.

Captain America and Iron Man minimalist Avengers posters.

Ageing Hero

Artist Andreas Englund uses oil on canvas to create a beautiful series of humorous paintings about an ageing superhero, who’s struggling to keep up with the challenges of his daily life.

Bad Clementine and Flying paintings by Andreas Englund.

Bad Clementine and Flying paintings by Andreas Englund.

Fauxgo

Fauxgo (Fake Logo) is a cool little website by Tymn Armstrong, which houses a collection of logos used on film to represent fictional companies or organisations. It’s fun looking through them all to see how many you can recognise.

Pizza Planet logo from Toy Story (1995).

Pizza Planet logo from Toy Story (1995).

Social Media Propaganda Posters

A nostalgic take on social media advertising, by graphic designer Aaron Wood, who created a really nice set of propaganda posters for Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter (awesome fail whale).

Facebook and Twitter social media propaganda posters

Facebook and Twitter social media propaganda posters.

Super Mario Cubism

I absolutely love this illustration by Italian creative designer, painter and illustrator Nicola Felaco, which is of course of the famous video game character, Super Mario, created mainly from cubes of various size, colour and transparency.

Super Mario illustration by Nicola Felaco

Super Mario illustration by Nicola Felaco.

Genetic Portraits

A brilliant idea by Canada based graphic designer and photographer Ulric Collette, who took photos of family members and seamlessly combined two images so that each half is of a different family member. This allowed for similarities and differences to be easily seen between siblings, or the signs of ageing between parent and child, all of which are extremely fascinating.

Genetic Portraits of Daughter/Mother: Veronica, 29 & Francine, 56 by Ulric Collette.

Genetic Portraits of Daughter/Mother: Veronica, 29 & Francine, 56 by Ulric Collette.

Cities

A wonderful series of intricately detailed illustrations by Atelier Olschinsky entitled Cities, which have a very futuristic feel to them, with so much detail, it’s easy to become lost in what almost becomes hypnotic patterns.

Cities series of prints by Atelier Olschinsky

Cities series of prints by Atelier Olschinsky.

Peace

A stunning limited edition screen print by Sebastian Lester, who is a type designer, illustrator and artist, working in London. He describes the piece as:

a melding of inspiration from many sources including Anglo Saxon art, 18th and 19th century virtuoso penmanship and Medieval illumination.

Peace gold on black illustration by Sebastian Lester

Peace gold on black illustration by Sebastian Lester.

Branding 10,000 Lakes

Nicole Meyer found the logos for Minnesota lakes to be fairly ugly, so to turn this around she is undertaking a huge project of designing one new logo for each lake per day, every day – which should ‘only’ take her just over 27 years to complete, I wish her well!

Lake Three and Boedigheimer Lake identities, part of the Branding 10,000 Lakes Project by Nicole Meyer

Lake Three and Boedigheimer Lake logos, part of the Branding 10,000 Lakes Project by Nicole Meyer.

And Finally…

That’s it for this issue of Creative Sightings, look out for the next issue in a months time, and don’t forget you can drop me a message if you want to suggest a sighting – just leave the link and your details if you want a mention.

About the author

Paul Galbraith is a logo and brand identity designer, working with startups, small businesses and entrepreneurs in the UK, USA and beyond.