Our good friend Raku Inoue recently has been experimenting with something new that we would like to share on Abduzeedo. A series named: Natura Insects where basically they are flower arrangement of insects. That's how you push your creativity and eagerness to work with your hands. We always have been enjoying seeing his amazing progress and this is not a shortcoming on what you will next from Raku. For now, let's enjoy this stunning series perfect for the summer. Raku Inoue is a creative mind with many skills and talent. Located in Montreal, Qc, Canada, we have featured his work before on ABDZ. Make sure to follow his creative path on Instagram where you can definitely be inspired somehow to just make more. Trying something new:) Photo Gallery More Links Learn more about Raku Inoue: reikanapparel.com Follow Raku on Instagram
Let's start the week with this illustration & paper lettering project by People Too. You heard me right, Paper Lettering. A mixture of drawing and a lot of crafting to create such a stunning result. Imagine that the mighty folks over People Too, went from making every single pieces from the buildings, people, furniture, plants, cars and more. This is one of those projects where you just appreciate their patience and their passion for the art itself. Props to the team! People Too is a team of Alexey Lyapunov and Lena Erlich. They both work into the illustration, drawings and craft using the paper material. You should definitely check out their Behance. Paper letters with little scenes inside for Hyundai Fleet Project Gallery More Links Check out People Too's site: peopletoo.ru Make sure to follow People Too on Behance
There are creative niches we don't get to see too much here at Abduzeedo. There are many great artists that craft awesome pieces using felt, and Becky Margraf is one of them. I'm a big sucker for design projects and she came up with "100 Days of Felt", in which she design felt beasts. There are pretty sweet, going from food beasts to pop culture related ones. For the complete project, please visit her personal website! I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;) Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, and onions. Terry Venus the T.V. Gumball Machine Etch-A-Sketch Notebook Paper Flame Grass block from Minecraft Piñata Cinnamon Roll Fortune cookie with removable fortune. (Fortune says “Always Be Kind”) Boysenberry Pie Tennis racquet Gameboy with red LED power indicator. (On/off switch on back) Sriracha with a removable cap. Donut with sprinkle acne.
We have posted many articles about typography but there are a number of projects in particular that really catch our eye. Whether it's the striking visual outcome or the technique behind it, we're blown away by the amazing talent that surrounds us. That's the case of the Melting Offf Unmasked project by Noelia Lozano for the Offf conference. It's awesome to see the video that Noelia shares showcasing a behind the scenes peek into the intricacy and craftsmanship involved throughout the process. Contribution to the OFFF UNMASKED art book celebrating the 15th edition of Barcelona’s OFFF festival. Featuring contributions from renowned illustrators and graphic designers around the world, presenting OFFF as a polytheistic cult,a secret religion with it´s own sacred rituals, places and prophets. The book was designed by Barcelona design studio VASAVA in collaboration with the OFFF team. Video Behind the scenes My contribution to the OFFF brief plays with the idea of unmasking to expose your real self. You need to melt through the layers, in order to show the internal struggle; the real form which is initially invisible to the observer. Stills
The book suggestion of this week is about craftsmanship, we are talking about The Craftsman by Richard Sennett. The book engages the many dimensions of skill—from the technical demands to the obsessive energy required to do good work. Craftsmanship leads Sennett across time and space, from ancient Roman brickmakers to Renaissance goldsmiths to the printing presses of Enlightenment Paris and the factories of industrial London. Amazon Book description Defining craftsmanship far more broadly than “skilled manual labor,” Richard Sennett maintains that the computer programmer, the doctor, the artist, and even the parent and citizen engage in a craftsman’s work. Craftsmanship names the basic human impulse to do a job well for its own sake, says the author, and good craftsmanship involves developing skills and focusing on the work rather than ourselves. In this thought-provoking book, one of our most distinguished public intellectuals explores the work of craftsmen past and present, identifies deep connections between material consciousness and ethical values, and challenges received ideas about what constitutes good work in today’s world. Sennett considers an array of artisans across different periods, from ancient Chinese chefs to contemporary mobile-phone designers, in this powerful meditation on the "skill of making things well." The template of craftsmanship, he finds, combines a "material consciousness" with a willingness to put in years of practice (a common estimate of the time required to master a craft is ten thousand hours) and a strategic acceptance of ambiguity, rather than an obsessive perfectionism. Sennett’s aim is to make us rethink the notion that society benefits most from a workforce trained to respond to the metamorphoses of a global economy. Ultimately, he writes, the difficulties and possibilities of craft can teach "techniques of experience" that help us relate to others, and lead to an "ethically satisfying" pride in one’s work. New Yorker- Copyright © 2008 Buy The Craftsman Now