Matt Moore is one of the most prolific visual artists around at the moment. He works in almost every form of art from digital work to painting murals. He is a street artist that merges hand made ideas such as graffiti with the new modern world practices to make his own unique style, which he likes to call “Vector funk”. Here are some examples of it…
This is probably the best example of his unique style. See how he uses simple straight lined shapes to create a whole series of patterns. He gives the piece depth by using tones of colours that appear to create the illusion of angles.
Matt Moore uses his style to create the appearance of a face in this ‘Ray-Ban’ advert. Using tones of colours to create depth and almost face mapping a human.
This is the typeface that Matt Moore created using his “Vector Funk” style. I like the fact that it is legible rather than just being a mess that is illegible.
For more of Matt Moores work go to www.mwmgraphics.com
Hand Made Font Studio
Hand Made Fonts is a project made by two brothers, both specialising in different areas of graphic design. One is a photographer the other works primarily in 3d. They both came together to use objects to make brand new typefaces. Each letter is unique and made using totally manual techniques. Here are just a few examples…
This font is made using Vinyl. they are individual strips which are manipulated into the shapes of the letters. I mentioned that each letter was unique and this is shown by the two ‘O’ included in the phrase.
This is very inventive! Making ice moulds in the shape of letters and every freezing fruits in them to add an extra colour to the piece. I like the uniqueness of this idea, I’ve never seen it before and am encouraged to try it myself.
This has to be my favourite. Cutting out the shapes before toasting them ensures that you get the desired texture on the toasted pieces. Each letter will be unique because each piece of bread will always toast differently and no shape will ever be exactly the same.
Find out more at www.handmadefont.com
As a graphic designer, colour can be the thing that makes or breaks your design. This is why I began to look at an artist like Chuck Anderson. He uses big bold colours to grip his audience in.
He also uses a lot of sport action shots in his work, being a keen athlete myself this interests me even more. A lot of his work ends up being used to advertise a sport product such as ‘Under Armour’ or ‘Vans’ and more recently ‘AMP Energy Drink’
The ‘AMP’ adverts are my personal favourites. CA uses a technique similar to light graffiti that is rendered in Photoshop. It accentuates the movement in the image making it almost 3d looking. It gives the image another dimension and takes the simple action shot to a whole new level. Each image also only includes one colour palette relating to the image of the can below. Each advertises an different variety of the drink itself.
Another project that caught my eye was the ‘Reebok NFL’ set of comic book style adverts. This portrayed the stars as comic book heroes. It uses a mixture of high quality images with comic book style illustrations. Each individual comic book advertises a piece of equipment/apparel that makes the sports star a hero; such as ‘The Burn’ advertises footwear and there is an image of an NFL start running causing flames from his feet.
For more of Chuck Andersons work visit www.nopattern.com
Bram is 21 years old and studies cross media design, after 2 years freelancing together with his brother. He’s been developing his style since his first pen tool experiments in Illustrator about 5 years ago. Bram’s style ranges from simple illustrations and typography to mixed media artwork.
When he’s not making art, Bram enjoy going out with friends, train together with his brothers, running the 400m. He can’t resist to spend his money on clothes and new fancy accessories. You can always make him happy by sending some kind words trough email or give him a book about social behaviour and design.
Next to working for school, training, reading books, playing with photoshop, he also run Wallpaperart.org, a blog which is constantly in search for the most incredible wallpaper art for your desktop. Wallpaper Art aims to bring the art closer to the user by involving the artists through interviews, tutorials, contests and a lot more.
An Idea Everyday Project
Bram Vanhaeren wanted to create a different, typographically sound poster that would use a comment from the world everyday. Granted that each poster would have to be different and produced in one day; he managed to produce some amazing posters that turned out to be very effective. Take a look at some of my favourites…