The idea of robots have been a part of our culture since ever, but this idea has gained new strength in these past years beginning through Japanese mangas/animes and more lately through Hollywood movies... and now with Pacific Rim our heads exploded with this new level of awesomeness. Thinking of that, it's fantastic that an artist would get to come up with so many mecha designs, and Reza ilyasa actually does that: he comes up with some really beautiful mecha designs, which I'd like to share with you know. These are truly great, from small to gigantic mechas, Reza really knows how to design these bad boys. For more of it, check out his DeviantART portfolio. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
We started the week with a little case study showing how to create a poster inspired by the Daft Punk, so nothing better than to end the week with an overdose of 80s robot inspiration. Introducing female robots created by Hajime Sorayama, a Japanese illustrator, known for his precisely detailed, erotic hand painted portrayals of women and feminine robots. In the late 1990s, Sorayama was approached by the Sony Corporation to design an organic robotic form. It became the famous "AIBO" dog, now in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art and then Smithsonian Institute of Technology. Intrigued by the effects of light on various metallic surfaces, and always ready for challenges to his technique and imagination, he began to produce a series of female robotic figures in the late 1970¹s; anatomically correct in form, but appearing to have been fashioned of molten silver. The term "sexy robot" was coined to describe them. The term "Gynoids" was created by the female British SF writer, Gwyneth Jones, and developed by another British writer, Richard Calder. The word is a combination of "droid" (greek "in the image of") and "gyn" (greek "woman").These female cyborgs of Sorayama combine elements both human and mechanical. The soft, sensuous body parts are cleverly intertwined with inorganic, machine-like connections and protrusions to create entrancing images which embody complex and subtle tensions.
We've seen some great projects here at Abduzeedo, and what's great about them is that you get too see amazing references through out good projects, such as pop culture, movies, and all those great sources. Daniel Nyari is a true fan of our mecha-friends (sometimes foes), the robots! So he illustrated some of the most famous robots out there and the result is a fine set of cool characters! Of course, these are only a handful of his pieces, but for more of it, please visit his personal portfolio. He'll definitely enjoy it. Cheers! ;) Awesome Extra: Famous Weapons
We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you guys. Last week we had a great post on logos with elephants, and today we've got more logos with robots, following our 2010 post! Every week we search through our favorite galleries: Logopond and Dribbble. Both are a great communities for designers everywhere. Also, if you you'd like to suggest ideas for the next subjects, please, tell me by sending me sending me a tweet: @paulogabriel. Cheers! ;)
The Logo Design series is up and running! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new ways to sort these listings. Last week we had a post on farming logos... today it's all about logos with robots! As usual, we'll search for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. We hope you all enjoy our selection! Cheers. ;) PS.: Got cool ideas for sorting? Tell us! And thanks to Daniel Vitter for this week's suggestion. ;)
Brian Marshall is a Delaware based middle school teacher with one of the coolest hobbies ever. Using found objects, he dreams and builds "Adoptabots". This isn't even close to all of them. Brian has an extensive body of work, so be sure to check out his flickr for more creations. "For as long as I can remember, I have always had a passion for building things. Legos and Lincoln Logs occupied my time as a youngster, but as I grew older and my construction techniques progressed, I sought out new and unusual materials that would allow my imagination to run wild. Then, one lazy afternoon while watching movies I was inspired by an unusual lamp and my artistic career was born. Lamps led to clocks, small tables, chandeliers and my first attempt at robots." "Sheimy" "Topper" "Dr. Denture" "Fry" "Alrik" "Oge" "Pitt" "Sliver" "Soon, my basement became a place where all the unwanted, used up parts from commercial enterprises and residential homes could now come to find hope. This was when I created the world’s first robot orphanage. These parts refused to give up on life just because they were being discarded. So with a little help from myself, these parts were coming together with new and unusual friends to fulfill their dreams of once again bringing joys to others." "Thermy" "Kodamix" "Simpson" "Lew" "Sona" "Who Farted?" A variety of Adoptabots are available for purchase on Brian's Etsy page. About the authorHey there! I'm Matt Sauter, and I do a bunch of things. Especially when "things" involve design, illustration, and retouching. But I'm also an amateur philanthropist, wannabe voice actor, and cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. I tweet a lot, usually at http://www.twitter.com/SomePoorSchmuck.
Yesterday I ran into a photo with a robot, which gave me the idea to make a huge collection of robots for you. While I was searching, I found out that robots are everywhere. You can find them in every style of art. In this post you can find a bunch of different bots: cute ones, fighters, high-tech or grungy. I hope everyone will find a favorite. Don't forget to share your robot in a comment! noah-kh snipergen onishade buguanle demitasse-lover godsdumbblonde natdatnl sid tin-squid cuson renton1313 atryl Scarecrovv FLOWERZZXU Xhui9 KRFX KAZEKAMI recycledwax alijalali clonechung hof shalomone GraySapphire Giacobino b33lz3bub lilzukkie Anuk PhillyBoyWonder Fin18 nastynoser King Power Cinema Javier Piragauta Warm 'n Fuzzy a-vacant-suit nand_ blarmonster Inventura Hofarts FlySi James Debenham Builders Studio Builders Studio Don Solo Biomachina frank-chimero ideacat Rackelle . . . : : : Cafemaco : : : . . . tom gauld BryanDc ABRES About the author My nam is Máté Tóth, a freelancer grahic and web-designer living in Pécs, Hungary. I couldn't live without Photoshop and Dreamweaver. Don't forget to follow me on twitter @MateToth90.
Yeah!! We love freaking robots!! Shiny silver is the new black! We've been suckers for metal beings for a long time, thanks to movies like Blade Runner, Universal Soldier, Terminator, and many others, like Iron Man most recently. So here are some bad ass 3D works by the people from sweet CG Society (who I'm sure love free publicity). Anyways, I know that you won't read this anyway, so just go on and enjoy! Hope you all like it!! Cheers! ;)
I ♥ robots! I hope you do too because I have three robot-related things to tell you about. First, an awesome CG short film. Second, a look at the new Transformers 2 posters. Finally, some info on the upcoming Voltron movie. Update (8/24/08): - Apparently the Transformers 2 posters are fake. Sorry about that! Oh well, they are still really cool! - Not too long after posting this Design Boom posted an awesome blog entry about female robots. Check it out. 1. World War World War is a short film about two 1940s era vehicles that transform into robots and battle. It takes place 100 years after WWII, Hiroshima, Japan 2045 A.D. It was made by Vincent Chai, a recent graduate of the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. What's even more amazing was that he only used off-the-shelf softwares like Maya, Photoshop, and After Effects. This stuff looks like it was made in a professional CG studio! It's a great example that you don't need a huge budget to create stunning visual effects. Go to his website to watch the complete short film (it also has an HD version) and check out the making of the film as well. Here are some screen grabs: 2. Transformers 2 Posters Two new posters for the upcoming Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen have been released and here's a glimpse. I really enjoyed the first movie so I'm excited that they are making a sequal. 3. Voltron the live action movie I've heard rumors that someone wanted to make a live-action version of Voltron. Well apparently it's no longer a rumor. With the success of Tranformers, studios are jumping on the 80's cartoons-with-Robots bandwagon. What's next? A Go-Bots movies? Robotech? I used to love Voltron so I'm definitely interested. Plus I read they are supposed to use a similar type of style/effects that they used in the movie 300. Read more about this at this i09 blog entry. Here's a blog following the progress of the film: http://voltron-2008.blogspot.com/ and for your nostalgia, here are 2 clips from the 80's Voltron cartoons: The Classic intro to the series: Voltron animated movie (part 1 of 5):