Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Olaf Hajek - Animated!

If you are a fan of Olaf Hajek, and you really should be by now, then we've got a real treat for you! Olaf has been working in Brazil the past couple on an animated project, which sees his paintings and whimsical worlds come to life with breathtaking motion.
"Afinal, o Que Querem as Mulheres?"  is a new television series debuting in Brazil this month, and features a whopping 60-seconds of animated Olaf during the title sequence. This beautiful work can be seen here

Alex Majoli - Doenjang

Alex Majoli is not only a prolific photographer in the world of reportage, but also a masterful film-maker. His film "Doenjang" is a story built with behind-the-scenes images of castings, fashion shows and designer’s ateliers during the latest Paris Fashion Week. Accompanied by a haunting cello-led score, the protagonists of the film are four avant-garde brands: Haider Ackermann, Hussein Chalayan, Bernhard Willhelm and AF Vandevorst. A report that offers an insight to the behind the scenes of fashion, Doenjang can be seen here
Alex Majoli was born in 1971 in Ravenna, Italy, studying at the Art Institute in Ravenna while beginning to work as a photojournalist. Majoli covered the fall of the Taliban and the invasion of Iraq, and works for publications worldwide including the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic and Newsweek, and clients such as Nike and ING.

Alex Telfer - Moving Images and Travellers

Known primarily for his powerful, realistic and emotive imagery, Newcastle-based Alex Telfer is a also claiming his ground as an accomplished director. In between his photography shoots, Alex has directed a number exceptional TV spots for clients such as the British Government Department of Health, Guinness, Quantum Claims and Visit England. 
Alex Telfer's personal project "Travellers" was also recently featured in the Sunday Times Spectrum magazine, exhibiting striking portraits of a North Country travellers' community. After a chance meeting with Terry Coulson, aged 78, at the Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria, Alex Telfer began to photograph this patriarch traveller and his community in Craghead, County Durham. Alex decided to go a little deeper and try to be allowed into a travellers life, not an easy feat as gypsies are very guarded to say the least.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Work in progress by Ciara Phelan

Over the last two weeks Ciara Phelan has been working on a series of ten double page illustrations for a french/english magazine called Bonbek. She's been visualising a story about tiny people that live in the freezer compartment and how their world is thrown into turmoil when the freezer starts to melt. This is an unused half page, more to follow…

New work by Andrew Holder

Andrew Holder painted an Eames shell rocker for Herman Miller which you can enter to win following this link:

Thursday, 9 December 2010

illostribute to Earl Oliver Hurst

Featured above is Ben Newman's contribution to the fantastic illostribute blog run by Toby Neighbors. Each illostribute post looks at a grand-master of illustration from yesteryear and after running through a short study of their work, a selection of current/modern illustrators are asked to pay tribute to them by creating a piece of work in the spirit of the featured artist. This recent post looks at Earl Oliver Hurst and you can see the picture Ben chose to pay homage to below.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Adam Hayes for (RED)

Adam Hayes has designed a poster the the AIDS awarness charity (RED) to mark World AIDS Day. The (RED) campaign is working towards an AIDS free generation by the year 2015.