Champagne Nicko is a designer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia, with a groovy party-inspired style that we just had to share. Whether it’s people lounging in pools, drinking funky cocktails or playing the guitar; his style is evident across all his work.
In a time of increasing pressure on artists and creators to have an opinion on everything, it’s really quite refreshing to see someone just having fun and drawing cool stuff.
You can get onto Champagne Nicko’s wavelength and check out his website here.
We’re holding a portfolio workshop at the Academy on 16 March and you’re invited!
If you’d like to attend please send a mail to Louise here.
This is a smart one! Proximity Dusseldorf created this campaign for Tradus.com; an online marketplace for heavy machinery like trucks, tractors and other equipment. And to top it off, they found a really smart visual solve for this problem, which shows how useful Tradus.com can be – the search bar itself!
Whether it’s a dump truck, a truck or a tractor – you can see that Tradus.com has you covered. So smart!
Amber Vittoria is an artist and illustrator living and working in New York city. We love her take on the female form, which creates a very unique and ownable style that you can see is her work immediately.
While she is just at the beginning stages of her career, we can see that she is going to be absolutely incredible for years and years to come!
You can visit her website here.
Or if you’d like to follow her on instagram, you can check that out here.
Such a smart idea from ACmcgarrybowen for Volkswagen in Mexico. It shows how an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) works, using a very clever visual trick.
Check it out below.
BASIC is a branding and digital design agency who do some incredible work. To show their skills, as well as announce to the world that they had a new office, they turned to their core competency – building beautiful multimedia experiences.
This announcement takes the form of a website, where the user can investigate the thinking behind BASIC’s new building as well as hear sound clips and see beautiful images of the space itself. We especially love the way the website blends photography, design and web to create an incredibly enriching, involving experience.
You can visit the site here.
And to see more of BASIC’s work, we do suggest you visit their main site here.
This use of the web to tell a story is something that makes us very excited. It tells the terribly sad true crime story of the disappearance Wendy Jane Pfeiffer, a young Australian girl.
As you navigate through the story, you uncover what really happened to her. This brings the story to life in a way you could never imagine, no longer just static words on a page or a salacious story in a magazine – this is a truly interactive way to immerse yourself in the story.
If you’ve got ten minutes to spare, we strongly suggest you check this out – it’s incredible!
Calling all typography nerds! This post is for you. These images come from a magazine created by Swiss Type Faces, which is (you guessed it…) a Swiss-based design company that focuses on type faces.
If you’re a fan of typography and design like we are, then look no further!
You can see more of their awesome (incredibly Swiss) work on their website here.
Wow! What a novel take on portraiture. This work by SHSadler for Schön! magazine takes the idea of beauty and repackages in an incredibly interesting and challenging way. SHSadler is a photography duo in LA who primarily work together on what they call, ‘the sculptural form of the nude’, a simple statement, yet one that results in a number of potential artistic directions.
It may not have been easy to shoot, but it really makes such a bold statement. You can see more of SHSadler’s incredible work on their website here. Be aware – because they work on nudes this site would be considered NSFW!
We’re gearing up for our first Open Day of 2019!
You can come visit us at our campus on 9 March between 10:00 and 14:00. There will be talks held at 10:30 and 12:00.
If you’d like to attend, please send Louise an email here.