It's been a long time I didn't wrote any article on this blog, I'm sorry for my regular readers but I've been very busy during the last months, with not a lot of time for Ceegee. I will try to take more time for it, but at first, I wanted to wish you a great year 2013.
Vigilism aka Lekan Jeyifo is a digital artist born in Nigeria and based in Brooklyn, New York. In his illustrations series untitled Settlements and City Strategies, he shares his own vision of urban atmospheres. His pictures mix up fragmented compositions, playing with geometric shapes in a 3D architecture rendering way, and vintage colours and textures, warming up the images.
In the second part of the series, the artist plays with semi-realistic maps, with weird informations of networks, directions, key points...
David Myriam is a pluri-disciplinary artist who specializes in sand animation. He uses this technique for animation films, but also works live during events all over the world.
Récession Terminale, (meaning in french something like "final recession"), is his last work, produced by Citron Bien (which produces very interesting animation films, like Paphù vs idols).
404 Concept is an art and design collective founded by french designers Pierre Coulanges and Jérôme Beguier. After several works as freelancers and with agencies, they decided in 2011 to focus on their common projects and they moved to London. They specialize in illustration and wall design, playing with different mediums and with the architecture of each place to express their creativity.
Vanessa Pepin is an art director and webdesigner working for the Quebec agency Deuxhuithuit. I discovered her works on Behance and her interactive design works are very impressive. They combine legibility, typographic precision and graphic identity with a clever use of recent HTML/CSS technologies.
An interesting example is her work for Le Clou theatre, which is outstanding on several point of vues : a very legible and user friendly layout, a nice use of responsive design techniques, and an interesting organization of content, especially on spectacles pages.
For their "On the road" untitled issue, creators of independant english magazine Little White Lies decided to get inspiration from Jack Kerouac and his famous book "On the Road". They produced the magazine with the same process as Kerouac wrote his manuscript : on a long single paper scroll, like the old volumens.
The result is a very unusual magazine format, mixing up writing machine text and original illustrations, directly drawn on the same paper scroll and almost in the same time. The "handmade" aspect is very present and recalls some artist's travel sketchbooks. Illustrations are varied and interesting, but the detail which really seduced me is the calligraphed headtitles, very dynamic and contrasting with the structured paragraph of machine typed texts.