Inspiration: Aros

Aros

Aros

Aros

Wonderful character-based vector work by 27-year-old German artist Aros. I really enjoy his use of color and confident line work. Check out Aros’ myspace page for more examples of his excellent artwork.

The Black Glass X

The Black Glass: X

Here is a new piece created with the same generated Forge assets I used in the Black Glass pieces. I let Forge create the random assortments of shapes in Flash, then I use those arrangements in Photoshop to piece together the composition.

I worked with a lighter palette this time around to see how the overlays react.

Inspiration: Benedict Campbell

Benedict Campbell

Benedict Campbell

Beautiful modern-cyber design by Benedict Campbell. Lovely character and environment concepts with smooth lines and soft colors.

Hypnos by Citroen

Hypnos by Citroën

Hypnos by Citroën

Hypnos by Citroën

Hypnos by Citroën

Hypnos by Citroën

Hypnos by Citroën

Hypnos by Citroën

Big thanks to Julian who gave me a heads-up on this Fubiz post. Shown above are some shots of the Hypnos concept car by Citroën. I would love to see this auto in person, the organic bright interior would fit in with the work of Moebius. Lovely lines and graceful assymmetry.

I know very little about cars, so I did a bit of research to see what people’s reactions were to this concept. Most of which were pot-shots at the car being geared toward ravers on acid trips, fair enough given how unique and subjective this design is. The full-spectrum interior would obviously be hit or miss with a lot of people.

Personally, I would love to see more car companies exploring organic shapes and non-conventional colors. So in that case, well done Citroën.

Inspiration: Logos from Canada

Logos from Canada

Logos from Canada

Logos from Canada

Here is a round-up of some fine Canadian logos, grabbed from one of my favorite websites, The Canadian Design Resource. Canada has a wonderful history in terms of identity design with simple and iconic logos, most of which remain quite timeless. Listed above are:

1.  Canadian Metric Movement
2. Westbeach
3. Okanagan Spring Brewery icon
4. Montreal Alouettes
5. Potash Corporation
6. Marlborough Hotel
7. Delta Acceptance
8. Art Gallery of Ontario
9. Toronto Images Festival
10. Northwest Territories
11. Ville de Sainte-Laurent
12. Green party

We live in a time when logos seem very polished and over-produced, a logical side-effect given the technology we now have, however most of the above stand the test of time. I am especially fond of the Potash Corporation, Northwest Territories and the Green Party logos. Beautiful in their simplicity, and I don’t say that only because I am Canadian :)

Inspiration: Retro-Futurismus

Retro-Futurismus

Retro-Futurismus

Retro-Futurismus

Retro-Futurismus

Here is some vintage science fiction inspiration coming from Germany. Retro-Futurismus concentrates on illustrations from German science and technology publications from the early 1970s. The site is broken up by artists, including Klaus Bürgle, Erik Theodor Lässig, Günter Radtke and more.

“The main motivation of our project is to demonstrate to readers from Germany & Austria the wealth of visionary thinking in these countries during the past.”

Brilliant forward-thinking conceptuals. Check out Retro-Futurismus for more.