animal http://design.org/tags/animal en The Paper Fox: Digital Paper Characters in an iOS World http://design.org/blog/paper-fox-digital-paper-characters-ios-world <p>One year ago, Melbourne-based 3D-artist <a href="http://jkoolart.blogspot.com/" target="Jeremy Kool">Jeremy Kool</a> successfully funded a book project called <a href="http://thepaperfox.blogspot.com/" target="The Paper Fox">The Paper Fox</a>—the coordinating blog covers the development of the book including character and scene development. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="620" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_01.jpg?1353996264" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_12.jpg?1353996517" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_06.jpg?1353996516" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_13.jpg?1353996517" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_09.jpg?1353996517" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_18.jpg?1353996517" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_15.jpg?1353996517" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_19.jpg?1353996517" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_20.jpg?1353996517" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_16.jpg?1353996517" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="242" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_02.jpg?1353996517" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="242" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_03.jpg?1353996517" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="242" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_04.jpg?1353996517" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_11.jpg?1353996517" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="699" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_17.jpg?1353996517" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="465" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_05.jpg?1353996518" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="359" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_07.jpg?1353996518" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="414" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_14.jpg?1353996518" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="603" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_08.jpg?1353996518" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="474" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_21.jpg?1353996518" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, thepaperfox, book" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/11/26/thepaperfox_10.jpg?1353996518" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/paper-fox-digital-paper-characters-ios-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/paper-fox-digital-paper-characters-ios-world#comments 3d animal books design geometric graphic illustration personal Tue, 27 Nov 2012 06:14:58 +0000 jessicapatterson 4343 at http://design.org Successful UI Design: Enjoyable Across Species http://design.org/blog/successful-ui-design-enjoyable-across-species <p>What could better demonstrate the joy brought forth by intuitive user <a href="http://design.org/interface-design" target="interface design">interface design</a> than a cross-species interaction? It's exciting and fun for us as humans to see discovery and reaction in others, especially Peter the Elephant and his Samsung Galaxy Note. He's either a very intelligent elephant or that's a super-successful user experience—I'm guessing there's a bit of both in the mix.</p> <p><iframe width="619" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KBrmaE82uY4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="344" title="Design, peter, samsung" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/04/16/ux_ui_peter-elephant.jpg?1334564604" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/successful-ui-design-enjoyable-across-species" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/successful-ui-design-enjoyable-across-species#comments animal design interface user experience video Mon, 16 Apr 2012 08:24:56 +0000 jessicapatterson 4204 at http://design.org Ruggero Asnago's Neritagli: Imaginary Creatures and Portable Design http://design.org/blog/ruggero-asnagos-neritagli-imaginary-creatures-and-portable-design <p>Italian designer Ruggero Asnago's <a href="http://neritagli.blogspot.com/" target="Neritagli">Neritagli</a> collection shows how flat 2D objects can be used to create unique 3D stories. As design often does, the project naturally evolved from its original intent. He started crafting the creatures simply with scissors and paper, creating small imaginary animals for fun. He saw the potential in the objects, and referenced <A href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Munari" target="Munari">Munari</a>'s idea of "sculture da viaggio" (portable design) as inspiration. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="289" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/01/neritagli_01.jpg?1330655700" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="289" title="Design, Neritagli, animal" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/01/neritagli_02.jpg?1330655862" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="289" title="Design, Neritagli, animal" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/01/neritagli_03.jpg?1330655862" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="289" title="Design, Neritagli, animal" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/01/neritagli_04.jpg?1330655862" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="289" title="Design, Neritagli, animal" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/01/neritagli_05.jpg?1330655862" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="289" title="Design, Neritagli, animal" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/01/neritagli_06.jpg?1330655862" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="823" title="Design, Neritagli, animal" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/01/neritagli_10.jpg?1330655862" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="317" title="Design, Neritagli, animal" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/01/neritagli_11.jpg?1330655862" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="436" title="Design, Neritagli, animal" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/01/neritagli_12.jpg?1330655862" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="354" title="Design, Neritagli, animal" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/01/neritagli_13.jpg?1330655863" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="590" title="Design, Neritagli, animal" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/01/neritagli_14.jpg?1330655863" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="289" title="Design, Neritagli, animal" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/01/neritagli_15.jpg?1330655863" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="289" title="Design, Neritagli, animal" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/01/neritagli_16.jpg?1330655863" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="465" title="Design, Neritagli, animal" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/01/neritagli_17.jpg?1330655863" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="827" title="Design, Neritagli, animal" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/01/neritagli_18.jpg?1330655890" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="465" title="Design, Neritagli, animal" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/01/neritagli_19.jpg?1330655890" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/ruggero-asnagos-neritagli-imaginary-creatures-and-portable-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/ruggero-asnagos-neritagli-imaginary-creatures-and-portable-design#comments animal character design graphic italy Sculpture Fri, 02 Mar 2012 02:44:10 +0000 wardandrews 4134 at http://design.org Animal Illustrations and Character Designs by Andrew Shek http://design.org/blog/animal-illustrations-and-character-designs-andrew-shek <p>Character designer, sculptor and illustrator <a href="http://elephantart.blogspot.com/" target="Andrew Shek's">Andrew Shek's</a> blog is full of sketches, drawings and work that slaps a smile on my face. He draws and studies animals—both domestic and wild—as his main subject matter and designs for the Kung Fu Panda television series. Other projects under the Toronto based designer's belt include Penguins of Madagascar, Curious George and freelancing with Disney Studios. See a sampling of his awesome <a href="http://design.org/illustration" target="illustrations">illustrations</a> below.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="481" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_01.jpg?1328232333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="303" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_13.jpg?1328232783" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="367" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_02.jpg?1328232783" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="430" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_04.jpg?1328232783" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="490" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_11.jpg?1328232783" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="360" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_03.jpg?1328232783" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="233" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_05.jpg?1328232783" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="432" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_06.jpg?1328232783" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="355" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_07.jpg?1328232783" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="594" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_08.jpg?1328232783" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="794" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_09.jpg?1328232783" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="494" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_10.jpg?1328232784" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="406" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_12.jpg?1328232784" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="576" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_14.jpg?1328232784" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="374" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_15.jpg?1328232784" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="349" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_21.jpg?1328232785" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="401" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_16.jpg?1328232784" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="401" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_17.jpg?1328232784" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="401" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_18.jpg?1328232784" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="364" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_22.jpg?1328232784" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="401" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_19.jpg?1328232785" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="518" title="Design, shek, character" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/02/shek_drawings_20.jpg?1328232815" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/animal-illustrations-and-character-designs-andrew-shek" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/animal-illustrations-and-character-designs-andrew-shek#comments animal character design illustration sketchbook toronto Fri, 03 Feb 2012 01:43:19 +0000 jessicapatterson 4064 at http://design.org Brinicles are Cool: Timelapse Footage of the Finger of Death http://design.org/blog/brinicles-are-cool-timelapse-footage-finger-death <p>"Brinicles are cool" is exactly what one of my Facebook friend's statuses announced, and, after watching this video, I'd have to agree. Like so many natural phenomena, Brinicles look absolutely supernatural. </p> <p>This <a href="http://design.org/video" target="video">video</a> footage from <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/15835017" target="BBC: Frozen Planet">BBC: Frozen Planet</a> shows a time-lapse of Brinicle formation and its path of destruction. Also called the "finger of death," it is essentially and underwater icicle that forms under extreme temperatures in calm waters.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="385" title="Design, Brinicle, video" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/26/brincle_01.png?1322376578" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="216" title="Design, Brinicle, video" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/26/brincle_02.png?1322376513" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/brinicles-are-cool-timelapse-footage-finger-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/brinicles-are-cool-timelapse-footage-finger-death#comments animal design documentary nature photography timelapse video Sun, 27 Nov 2011 06:54:19 +0000 jessicapatterson 3869 at http://design.org The Shrine / An Argument: An Animated and Charactered Fleet Foxes Music Video http://design.org/blog/shrine-argument-animated-and-charactered-fleet-foxes-music-video <p>I'm a sucker for an epic story. (Consult my bookcase if you have any doubts—it's chockablock with series by Tolkien, J.K. Rowling and George R.R. Martin.) That's probably why I'm so enamored by the newest Fleet Foxes music video for "The Shrine / An Argument", an eight-minute long journey through a surreal land filled with bizarre beasts. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="348" title="Design, TheShrine, video" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/21/theshrine_video_09.jpg?1321944803" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="349" title="Design, TheShrine, video" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/21/theshrine_video_05.jpg?1321944932" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="348" title="Design, TheShrine, video" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/21/theshrine_video_07.jpg?1321944931" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="348" title="Design, TheShrine, video" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/21/theshrine_video_06.jpg?1321944932" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="348" title="Design, TheShrine, video" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/21/theshrine_video_12.jpg?1321944932" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="346" title="Design, TheShrine, video" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/21/theshrine_video_04.jpg?1321944932" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="348" title="Design, TheShrine, video" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/21/theshrine_video_10.jpg?1321944932" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="348" title="Design, TheShrine, video" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/21/theshrine_video_01.jpg?1321944932" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="349" title="Design, TheShrine, video" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/21/theshrine_video_08.jpg?1321944932" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/shrine-argument-animated-and-charactered-fleet-foxes-music-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/shrine-argument-animated-and-charactered-fleet-foxes-music-video#comments animal animation character design music video Tue, 22 Nov 2011 06:58:09 +0000 lindseyburrows 3864 at http://design.org Schwarm: Beetle-Inspired Porcelain Vases http://design.org/blog/schwarm-beetle-inspired-porcelain-vases <p>Design distributor <a href="http://www.thomaseyck.com/" target="Thomas Eyck">Thomas Eyck</a> called upon German <a href="http://www.thomaseyck.com/site.php?nl,6,5" target="RaR">RaR</a> artists Beate Reinheimer and Ulrike Rehm to created a limited edition of glazed, porcelain vases. The collection, dubbed “Schwarm,” includes 10 types of beetles, glazed and altered to create an edition of 30 unique wall vases that are simultaneously natural and modern. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="413" title="Design, schwarm, vase" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/13/schwarm_vase_02.jpg?1321249503" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="700" title="Design, schwarm, vase" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/13/schwarm_vase_01.jpg?1321249661" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="700" title="Design, schwarm, vase" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/13/schwarm_vase_03.jpg?1321249661" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="700" title="Design, schwarm, vase" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/13/schwarm_vase_04.jpg?1321249661" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="700" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/13/schwarm_vase_08.jpg?1321249712" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="700" title="Design, schwarm, vase" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/13/schwarm_vase_06.jpg?1321249662" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="700" title="Design, schwarm, vase" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/13/schwarm_vase_07.jpg?1321249711" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="700" title="Design, schwarm, vase" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/13/schwarm_vase_09.jpg?1321249712" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/schwarm-beetle-inspired-porcelain-vases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/schwarm-beetle-inspired-porcelain-vases#comments animal art design home accessories industrial Sculpture Mon, 14 Nov 2011 05:36:38 +0000 jessicapatterson 3834 at http://design.org Release The Freq by Matta: Music Video from Kim Holm http://design.org/blog/release-freq-matta-music-video-kim-holm <p><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/20800127?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen allowFullScreen></iframe></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="346" title="design, kimholm, freq" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/11/kimholm_freq_01.jpg?1321056296" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="343" title="design, kimholm, freq" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/11/kimholm_freq_05.jpg?1321080528" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="347" title="design, kimholm, freq" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/11/_kimholm_freq_02.jpg?1321080528" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="343" title="design, kimholm, freq" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/11/_kimholm_freq_03.jpg?1321080528" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="345" title="design, kimholm, freq" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/11/kimholm_freq_04.jpg?1321080527" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/release-freq-matta-music-video-kim-holm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/release-freq-matta-music-video-kim-holm#comments animal design motiongraphics music video Sat, 12 Nov 2011 00:04:03 +0000 wardandrews 3824 at http://design.org A Zeal of Zebras and Other Creature Group Illustrations by Woop http://design.org/blog/zeal-zebras-and-other-creature-group-illustrations-woop <p>A shiver of sharks. A galaxy of starfish. A kaleidoscope of butterflies... These might sound like the fanciful whimsies of a small child, but they are in fact the proper collective nouns one would assign these groups of animals. The folks at London-based <a href="http://www.woopstudios.com/" target="Woop Studios">Woop Studios</a> have perfected the art of illustrating such quirky expressions, incorporating text and design in these fun and educational limited edition prints. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="876" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_01.jpg?1319735486" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="877" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_02.jpg?1319735682" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="877" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_03.jpg?1319735682" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="877" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_04.jpg?1319735682" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="877" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_05.jpg?1319735682" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="877" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_06.jpg?1319735682" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="877" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_10.jpg?1319735682" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="877" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_11.jpg?1319735682" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="877" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_12.jpg?1319735683" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="877" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_13.jpg?1319735683" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="877" title="Design, woopstudio, animals" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/27/woop_animals_15.jpg?1319735683" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/zeal-zebras-and-other-creature-group-illustrations-woop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/zeal-zebras-and-other-creature-group-illustrations-woop#comments animal books design illustration kids london Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:38:35 +0000 lindseyburrows 3701 at http://design.org Animal Chairs by Máximo Riera http://design.org/blog/animal-chairs-m%C3%A1ximo-riera <p>These animal chairs by Spanish artist <a href="http://www.maximoriera.com/" target="Máximo Riera">Máximo Riera</a> would make quite the statement / conversation piece in a room. Soon to be added to the collection of Octopus, Rhino and Walrus: Lion, Beetle and Whale. And I can't wait to see how those turn out.</p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/09/24/MaximoRiera_chairs_01.jpg" alt="Design, MaximoRiera, chair" title="Design, MaximoRiera, chair" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="465" title="Design, MaximoRiera, chair" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/03/maximoriera_chairs_09.jpg?1317658584" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/animal-chairs-m%C3%A1ximo-riera" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/animal-chairs-m%C3%A1ximo-riera#comments animal chair design furniture industrial Sun, 25 Sep 2011 05:08:05 +0000 jessicapatterson 3351 at http://design.org Back to the Start: Stop Motion Animation for Chipotle http://design.org/blog/back-start-stop-motion-animation-chipotle <p>Though this stop-motion ad commissioned by Chipotle made me feel a bit guilty for my often casual carnivorous consumption habits, it didn't stop me from appreciating the animation-style and story of the video by <a href="http://www.nexusproductions.com/" target="Johnny Kelly">Johnny Kelly</a>, an animator and illustrator in London.</p> <p>(Willie Nelson's cover of Coldplay's "The Scientist," is fitting and lovely too.) </p> <p><iframe width="619" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aMfSGt6rHos" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="349" title="Design, chipotle, video" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/09/14/backtothestart_chipotle.jpg?1316065555" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/back-start-stop-motion-animation-chipotle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/back-start-stop-motion-animation-chipotle#comments Advertising animal animation design food stop motion video Thu, 15 Sep 2011 05:29:48 +0000 jessicapatterson 3316 at http://design.org The Largest-Scale Stop Motion Animation: Gulp by Sumo Science http://design.org/blog/largest-scale-stop-motion-animation-gulp-sumo-science <p>Gulp is a short stop-motion film by Sumo Science at <a href="http://www.aardman.com/" target="Aardman">Aardman</a>, the UK-based animation studio behind names like Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run. The record-breaking video follows a fisherman and his adventures across a set of 11,000 square feet, the largest stop-motion animation set ever used (for an idea of scale, the little fisherman is actually a real person!). </p> <p><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/26877221" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="345" title="Design, Gulp, stopmotion" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/08/04/gulp_video_01.jpg?1312487357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/largest-scale-stop-motion-animation-gulp-sumo-science" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/largest-scale-stop-motion-animation-gulp-sumo-science#comments animal animation design stop motion uk video Wed, 03 Aug 2011 20:17:22 +0000 jessicapatterson 3203 at http://design.org Feathers: Studies and Designs by Scott Wise http://design.org/blog/feathers-studies-and-designs-scott-wise-0 <p><a href="http://www.wiseidea.net/" target="Scott Wise">Scott Wise</a>, a designer and developer from Toronto, created this graphic illustration series as "A Study of Form and Habitat." Wise pairs abstract and simplified bird designs with environments to give them life and context where there would normally be only shape. </p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/06/09/scottwise_feathers_4.jpg" alt="Design, feathers, scottwise" title="Design, feathers, scottwise" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="615" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/06/10/scottwise_feathers_9.jpg?1307749000" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/feathers-studies-and-designs-scott-wise-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/feathers-studies-and-designs-scott-wise-0#comments animal canada design graphic illustration toronto Fri, 10 Jun 2011 03:52:09 +0000 jessicapatterson 2889 at http://design.org Pixel Animals and Sculptures by Shawn Smith http://design.org/blog/pixel-animals-and-sculptures-shawn-smith <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/05/25/shawnsmith_2.jpg" alt="Design, shawnsmith, sculpture" title="Design, shawnsmith, sculpture" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p><a href="http://shawnsmithart.com/" target="Shawn Smith">Shawn Smith</a>, an artist in Austin, Texas, explores the intersection between the digital world and reality through his pixelated sculptures. He uses a variety of materials including wood, plastic and metal to form natural objects in a physically translated digital form.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="832" title="Design, shawnsmith, sculpture" alt="Design, shawnsmith, sculpture" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/05/25/shawnsmith_2.jpg?1306379735" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/pixel-animals-and-sculptures-shawn-smith" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/pixel-animals-and-sculptures-shawn-smith#comments animal design Sculpture Thu, 26 May 2011 03:26:02 +0000 jessicapatterson 2858 at http://design.org Toy Stories Photo Series by Aled Lewis http://design.org/blog/toy-stories-photo-series-aled-lewis <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/05/06/aled_lewis_9.jpg" alt="Design, aledlewis, toys" title="Design, aledlewis, toys" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.aledlewis.com/" target="Aled Lewis">Aled Lewis</a>, a designer in London, created these action figure scenarios and exchanges. They made me chuckle quite a bit. Clever, Clever. "Toys say the funniest things."</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="620" title="Design, aledlewis, toys" alt="Design, aledlewis, toys" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/05/06/aled_lewis_9.jpg?1304744312" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/toy-stories-photo-series-aled-lewis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/toy-stories-photo-series-aled-lewis#comments animal design funny london photography print Sat, 07 May 2011 05:06:50 +0000 jessicapatterson 2829 at http://design.org