Ever heard of a company named Kid Robot? Are you into collectable Art toys? To be honest, we here at Hess Design Solutions have seen their toys here and there; I guess we never really gave them much thought. And we should have. Turns out these folks have a generous cult following and they claim to be the world’s premier creator of limited edition art toys and apparel. Could toys really be any more creative than theirs? We think not.
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Yes and well, yes. We here at Hess Design Solutions are considerably huge fans of collage work and our eyes are always on the prowl. Collages have such a distinct ability in which they can shine a humorous and somewhat absurd light on the most taboo aspects of the human race. Of course collages can just flat out be a lot of fun to utilize for printed work and adverts. At the very least one must admit that they are very eye catching, while what once seemingly looks like a normal photograph upon closer inspection affords us a view into a different word.
Fascinating stuff! These somewhat antiquated illustrations I found on Flickr are inspirational. Notice the yellowing tape marks of the mechanical paste-up process used to design years ago. The first time we saw this process used it was an exhibition article on display in Chicago at The Museum of Science and Industry’s “Sweet Home Chicago” exhibit. The aforementioned exhibit documented Chicago’s rich legacy of blues music and amongst many items on display was a record by Junior Wells titled “Hoodoo Man Blues” which employed the same technique for type and photo layout. We have a tendency to take this for granted some times due to our use of Adobe’s Illustrator and Photoshop.
We just had to post this sculpture titled “Double Discount” by artist Aled Lewis. The British born artist is clearly influenced and inspired by comics, film and television… uh, and video games. Here he replicates the Gameboy’s Double Dragon II via laser cutting by speedview. Cheers!
Malika Favre has released a whimsical animation for her Hide and Seek exhibition at Kemistry Gallery in London, England. The exhibit runs from the 6th of September until the 29th and tells the story of “an intriguing and sophisticated woman travelling from one pattern to the next, hiding from the unsuspecting viewer”. We love it!