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Blog: “A Beautiful Mess”

5 Feb

May I present you

Elsie Flannigan’s blog… filled with happiness, cute things, vintage stuff and fun!!

A Beautiful Mess

Today she also won “Favorite Artist Blog” at the Poppies (the annual pop culture collectibles industry awards). Congratulations Elsie!!!

Shop:

https://www.redvelvetart.com/

Similar in Belgium:

http://www.paplou.be/

http://www.ra13.be/

http://www.emilypuck.be/

Vintage shops in Belgium and around the world:

http://www.fashion-freaks.be/Vindvintage.htm

Digital Advertising: Cartelle

1 Feb

http://www.cartelle.nl

“Cartelle” represents two professionals based in Amsterdam, specializing in conception, art direction, design and technical realization. They live by the motto, “maintain high quality standards” and they do live up to it by presenting visitors with fun, innovative Flash application that allows them to have some fun with popping balloons, drawing skulls, playing with 8 balls and many others interactive designs.

Stevijn Van Olst and Johny Slackare are strong believers in digital advertising and they are collaborating with a large number of new talent in the digital world.

(Source: http://www.trendhunter.com)

COMBO

31 Jan

A collaborative animation by Blu and David Ellis

BluBlu

David Ellis

Alma

27 Jan

A short animation movie by Rodrigo Blaas

scary!

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: a hybrid novel

19 Jan

This is a magical book that mixes graphics, text and photography, giving you the impression that you can actually submerge into the story.

“Pages are playfully deconstructed, secret paths lead you to printed surprises, faces appear where you don’t expect it and everything has a touch of magic that connects you with your inner child. All of this is a result of the amazing work of talented Spanish designer Alberto Hernández that just finished his MA Graphic Design at London College of Communication and is already exploring his obsession with hybrid novels.”

“A hybrid novel, according to Alberto Hernández, can be seen as a hybrid image-text novel, not a children’s book, graphic novel/comic or gift book, but a book where written text and graphic devices such as illustration, photography, information graphics or typographic treatments may interject in order to hold a readers’ interest. This combination adds interactiveness to the book and also gives the printed page a multidimensional visual surface. A hybrid novel is a kind of book that requires the readers’ actions and also to be handled and experienced. This remediation of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde tries, by adding playful graphic devices to the original novel, to engage readers in a more dynamic narrative experience and help them at the same time to understand the story more easily. The results leave no space for doubts.”

(Source: http://www.yatzer.com)

Museum of Beauty

15 Jan

Experience the beauty of the ‘Venus de Milo’ in a way you’ve never seen before! The statue was completely digitally reproduced using laser measuring instruments, this allowed researchers to make a very detailed examination of all aspects of the sculpture.

Thanks to this technology the Venus can now be appreciated by people throughout the world in an even more realistic and dynamic way.

This is the future of museums!

http://www.futureishere.biz/museumofbeauty

Visit also http://futureishere.biz/technology : new technology that will revolutionize the world of arts, entertainment, health, etc.

The Path

15 Jan

The Path is a new game in the horrorgenre, developed by the Belgian team ‘Tale of Tales’. The game is based on the story of ‘Little Red Ridinghood’… the classic fairytale was altered: much darker, scarier… eerie surroundings… and the soundtrack really suits the atmosphere, the perfect nightmare setting. A game you definitely do not want to play at night!

It reminded me a bit of a game I played a long time ago: “American McGee’s Alice”

The Path is not a conventional game, you’ll notice that while playing: unlike most other games it has a deep storyline and wonderful artwork… art using new media… art of the 21st century.

I didn’t play the whole game, just the trial version and I have to say it looks great… but far too eerie for my taste.

You can watch the trailers and buy the game on the following websites:

http://thepath-game.com

http://grandmothers-house.net

More info on ‘Tale of Tales’:

http://tale-of-tales.com

Also: Tale of Tales developed an iPhone app ‘Vanitas’, commissioned for the symposium ‘The Art History of Games’.

http://www.arthistoryofgames.com