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Classic Hollywood Paintings, Now in 3D Acrylic

September 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Freelance art director, designer, and painter Stefan Da Costa Gomez has been working on a series of 3D acrylic paintings featuring a number of Hollywood personalities who each met a tragic fate, the idea being that when viewed through anaglyph 3D glasses the celebrities come back to life, so to speak. The series includes paintings of Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Humphrey Bogart, and the wildly popular but ill-fated animated character Oswald who was scrapped due to a contractual fallout between Universal Studios and Disney, giving immediate rise to none other than Steamboat Willie. See many more detail shots of Gomez’s work here. Can’t wait to see more from this series.



Art Design

3D Drawing Machine

September 11, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Vision is a rather unique 3D drawing device created by twins Ryan & Trevor Oakes, allowing almost anyone to draw images in perfect perspective using nothing but your eyes and a pen. The device MESSES WITH YOUR BRAIN by using a technique that splits the ocular system, creating two images of the subject, allowing the artist to literally trace one directly onto paper. You really need to watch the video to get a clear idea of how it works, and there’s also some rather touching remarks about the nature of the twins relationship.

This made the rounds back in 2009, but that was pre-Colossal, and before the recent creation of the video above, so I feel at least somewhat justified covering it here. Plus, it’s just freaking awesome, and gave me an excuse to finally create the drawing machines tag. (via polkadot)




Hold a building in your hand: augmented reality on a postage stamp

May 12, 2011

Christopher Jobson

For the past several years Chicagoans have been following the debacle of the Chicago Spire, a 150-floor spiraling skyscraper designed by Santiago Calatrava that would have towered above every other building in the Western Hemisphere. Though due to mismanaged finances, an awful housing market, and the overall impact of the 2008 financial crisis the spire was never meant to be and all we got was a glorious 76-foot-deep hole (previously).

Recognizing this global trend of failed/experimental/never-to-be-built architecture, the Netherlands Institute of Architecture has teamed up with the Dutch postal service (TNT Post) to honor these architects and their unrealized designs in an incredible sheet of stamps. But these aren’t your normal postage stamps. Each is printed with a unique QR-code that when placed in front of a webcam erect 3D buildings in the palm of your hand. Via Aaron Betsky:

The postage-stamp-size exhibit consists of five buildings. As a bonus, if you hold up a whole sheet to the camera, you see an image of the NAI itself. Moreover, the stamps are paired with an Augmented Reality App called UAR (Urban Augmented Reality) that lets you place this and other unbuilt structures in meatspace by holding your iPhone up to the site.

I’m not a huge fan of QR codes and in fact I don’t think I’ve ever used one, however this strikes me as a pretty amazing idea. (via notcot)




Incredibly Intricate 3D Paper Infographics by Pattern Matters

May 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I know nothing about Pattern Matters and currently have an email into them to find out more info. From the look of their recently updated portfolio they are making some genuinely beautiful paper and typographic products from calendars to the stunning 3D posters you see here. Looking at the process photos the attention to detail exhibited here is simply mind-blowing.

Update: This is the work of Lim Siang Ching, a graphic design student in Singapore who is graduating from LASALLE College of the Arts. These are her degree projects.




Scott Campbell, Noblesse Oblige

March 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Incredible currency works by tattoo artist Scott Campbell as part of his latest show Noblesse Oblige that opened yesterday at OHWOW in LA. The top piece, a three dimensional skull, is comprised of a stack of $11,000 in cut, un-cut currency sheets.

Campbell expands his use of cut currency, sourcing uncut sheets of dollars directly from the United States Mint, to create large, intricate work with a sunken relief effect. One piece uses $11,000 worth of currency sheets to create an over two-foot cube, into which a three dimensional skull is carved-out. These works employ the familiar blue-collar vernacular of tattoo flash-boards – a skull smoking a cigarette, a skeleton’s hand in a provocative gesture, a single eye emitting a penetrating ray – and highlight the irony that exists within that imagery.

Learn and see more over at Arrested Motion and Slamxhype. The show runs through April 22.




Insert Coin Stop Motion Animation

December 17, 2010

Christopher Jobson

What the what! This isn’t even possible. This must have taken half their lives. (via drawn)




The PNC Christmas Price Index

November 30, 2010

Christopher Jobson

It’s been weeks if not months since I’ve seen a truly engaging Flash-based website that I’ve felt the desire to explore as the designers intended. So this crazy interactive site for the 27th PNC Christmas Index completely blew me away and goes to show that Flash definitely has its place for some online experiences. So just what is the PNC Christmas Index?

PNC is the third largest bank in the US and each year, for the last 27 years, they have compared the prices of the gifts in the song “12 days of Christmas” and compared them to the years before.

The brief was to make a pop-up book out of the price index. A straightforward brief with a lot of room to be creative. The solution we opted for was a full 3D render with a linear but very much interactive storyline. We wanted to give a very simple interaction but give full control and therefore possibility to see the book fold in and out.

The result is a funny mix of a childish and very lifelike pop-up book filled with highly valuable financial information.

Check out the full experience PNC Christmas Index site. The creative director behind the project was Pelle Martin, and you can see lots of sketches and behind the scenes work in his portfolio. Very nice work.



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