First shared on the Tumblr page Flux Machine, art director and designer Kevin Weir uses found black and white photos to turn them in quirky GIFs. He got into the making of b/w GIFs to kill the downtime while doing an internship he had to undertake during grad school. The basis of his work are historical images found in the Library of Congress online archive.
Category Archives: Illustration
Swiss artist Sarah Haug is on a mission to show us the wild and crazy side of life. Her fanciful drawings full of animal inspired cartoon characters, popping colour schemes and surrealist figures, transport us to an exuberant world full of illustrations. With her representation of tales about feeling alive and having a good time, Sarah Haug convinces us of her ability to make our lives a bit more fun. Her education in visual communication, illustration and animation has resulted in a collection full of drawings, illustrations and live projects. Feed your imagination with her fantastical designs.
Mattis Dovier has a gift for making GIFs that are both entertaining and gruesome. He balances between GIFs in colour and black and white sketch-like moving images in wonderful detail. Dovier juxtaposes subjects that are jiggling body fat with more sensual GIFs like women applying lipstick or slapping her own behind in repetition. His GIFs intertwine the movement of the human body with action shots as shooting a gun or the impact of a fist hitting a face.
Tennessee-based trained illustrator Jessica Wohl works in the areas of painting, drawing, installation, collage and performance. She focuses on the concept of home and its residents, aiming to prove that not everything is what it seems by drawing and sewing on family photos. This process questions the representation of domestic perfection and happiness.
The series ‘Sewn Drawing’ uses embroidery to mask the characters on found photography and Wohl sews on them to embody the metaphor of the human need to “keep it together” and prevent life from “ripping apart at the seams”.
Discover a steamy animation by Seed Animation Studio entitled ‘Cream Tease’ after the break. It’s a 2D film set in the 80s during the height of a hot of summer It’s a provoking series of moving images leading up to a summer twist that will cool you off. Innuendo galore.
The Honey Club from London – a partnership between social enterprise Urban Bees, brand consultancy Wolff Olins, and youth charity The Global Generation – aims to “build the largest bee-friendly network in the world”. They do this because bees are essential to our well-being: honeybees pollinate a third of the produce consumed in Europe. Yet today, the world’s bee population is declining quickly and it’s vital to support beekeeping communities.
They Honey Club trains beekeepers, organizes urban gardening programs, and hosts eductional events. Their latest project is Beetopia, an exhibition taking place at London’s Guardian Gallery, featuring bee-themed work from 25 European illustrators. They were asked to create pieces that show harmonious or optimal relationships between people and bees. The works are currently being auctioned off for charity online.
Roosje Klap and Mathias Schweizer have collaborated on an extraordinary digital collage for Dutch literary magazine De Gids, which has been around since 1837. Their images show rooms that reference past literary voices as Baiga and Ovid, while placing erotic references in surrealist dreamscapes. The two worked together by building on each other’s work in stages. Roosje Klap herself refers to it as ‘graphic sex cadavre-exquis!’.
A few months ago, we already featured some personal work by Italian artist and graphic designer Andrea Minini who uses the Moiré effect to contrast illustrations of animals. This time again, he shows the beauty of wild animals with architectural, mathematical shapes.