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Marche Céleste: Alexis Pichot’s Illuminating Immersion Into the Forest of Fontainebleau in France | Yatzer
French photographer Alexis Pichot is not one to shy away from challenging endeavours; he left behind a 10 year career in interior design to pursue his passion for photography as a self-taught practitioner so it’s no wonder that for his latest project, Marche Céleste, he had no qualms about spending a great many nights alone in the Forest of Fontainebleau, outside Paris.
The cities of the world have a lot to hide, and while some of those things might be top secret government operations, others are as unremarkable as an ugly ventilation shaft, an electrical substation, a failing and vacant downtown area or just a sad, blank wall that needs some fake windows to improve its looks.
Symmetry is safe. It’s comfortable, non-threatening, and aesthetically pleasing. It can also be very dull. Using ‘asymmetrical balance’ can make things more interesting while still sticking to a grid to keep things ordered. In design, as in so many other things, the higher the risks the greater the potential rewards.
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Unfortunately, there are countless examples across many industries. Brands seem hellbent on marketing beer solely to women, from the low-calorie Chick Beer with a six-pack case done up like a purse, to the recently released Czech Aurosa. Hell, there’s even been a car designed just for women by Cosmopolitan and Spanish carmaker Seat.
Things are not what they seem when it comes to works by illustrator Anton Gudim.
Moody lighting: an old-fashioned library style picture light for my vintage Vanguard – Retro Renovation
When the well-informed associate at the local lighting store says to you, sort of worriedly, “That is really old fashioned,” you know you’re making a good decision. That’s what I heard when I tried to buy a library-style picture light to illuminate the Vanguard painting behind the bar in my Mahalo Lounge.
Creative Agency: UVMW Creative Direction, Design: Kasia Michalak, Jacek Walesiak Collages: Jacek Walesiak / Kasia Michalak Photos: Aleksandra Pavoni Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work Client: Alkopoligamia Location: Warsaw, Poland Packaging Contents: Music Packaging Substrate / Materials: Paper Printing Process: Offset + Screen Printing An unusual music project requires an equally unique graphic design.
Depression & Melancholy: Animated Videos Explain the Crucial Difference Between Everyday Sadness and Clinical Depression
“Depression,” the TED-Ed video above informs us, “is the leading cause of disability in the world.” This may be a hard fact to swallow, the product, we might think, of pharmaceutical advertising. We all feel down from time to time, we think. “Then circumstances change, and those sad feelings disappear.”
Digging through articles on web design trends is one thing. But finding inspiration in the wild is an entirely different matter. We have compiled eight sources of real-life inspiration for you. It is easy to find articles on web design trends. Almost all design magazines put out at least one each year, including us.
Port of Mokha – The Yemen Trilogy. Pretty packaging for this coffee trio.
This sort of matter-of-factness about junk science was echoed in Norway. “It’s been proven that blue is faster than other colors,” said Dai Dai Ntab, a sprint specialist for the Netherlands. “Every Olympic season, everybody is trying to find the hidden gem. This year it’s the blue suits.”
Agency lg2, a Montreal based graphic design and branding studio was commissioned to develop a new logo and brand experience for Taverne Louise, a new restaurant that masterfully combines tradition and modernity. The logo design reflects the restaurant’s menu – it’s a modern take on tradition.
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