Tag Archives: layering
Nick Meeuws, a Netherlands based designer, has created this extensively detailed landscape of the Savanna complete with and elephant, meerkat and monkey. Also with the perfect colors and gradations to really make you feel the heat of the desert and sun. He used a layering technique which adds depth to the piece making it more three dimensional.
Michael Murphy is a Georgia-based artist who creates incredible multilayered sculptures, one of which was created for TIME Magazine for their iPad edition of their annual Person of the Year issue out of cardboard. Murphy designed a huge 8′ X 6′ X 7′ cardboard sculpture of President Barack Obama consisting of 66 hand-cut cardboard plates suspended from above, the sculpture is meant to take on different meaning depending on your vantage point.
Ink Studio is a Brussels based design studio that has created this amazing wallpaper for the year 2013. They have managed to combine a series of beautiful colors and produce what looks to be a very complex paper craft having layer upon layer of eye-catching detail, making it an outstanding piece, so why wouldn’t you want it for your desktop? You can download the 1920 x 1200 wallpaper here.
Becoming a widely known collage artist amongst a broad spectrum of features such as Wired US, The Guardian and New York Times along with projects such as Orange, Toyota and Gap and having been exhibited in London, Beijing and even our current residence Brooklyn, it would seem that Ciara Phelan wouldn’t need much of an introduction.
However, I’m more than happy to introduce such a talent to our blog as Ciara. She is a freelance designer and illustrator who particularly enjoys collecting vintage ephemera and cutting things out of paper and assembling them into visual explosions of color, shape and texture. Without further adieu please enjoy getting to know a little more about amazing collage artist Ciara Phelan.
This one definitely needs to be put in full-screen mode! Check the lastest stop motion video from animation duo Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski for Japanese singer-songwriter Shugo Tokumaru. This music video was launched Pitchfork and features an amazing, continuous parade of what must be thousands of cut paper and foam core silhouettes set to Tokumaru’s quirky track Katachi.
This is a beautiful academic project created by Eva Markova which was hand drawn, made into vector and then laser-cut. I love the technique she used in layering the typography over the rich colors.
Eric Standley works with hundreds of layers of laser cut colored paper which produce these intricate stain glass windows. They are carefully layered and their positive and negative space make it as if they are floating.
With the use of several layers of black paper, black foam core and hardware, Canadian artist Kristi Malakoff has recreated this life-sized installation, entitled Maibaum, showcasing a lifelike scene where joyous children are partaking in an old European folk tradition of the Maypole dance. This moment, is as if frozen in time, harnesses the energy that was captured and makes those who enter feel that they were a part of it.
“Smart Cars in the Wild” is a 3D paper cut diorama created by freelance illustrator Matthew Ellero, which is all hand drawn and then assembled using a layering or stacking technique to make each illustration pop out for added dimension.