Category: Arts

Design One chose to open the new year with an artist who has great eye for usability and art. Pieterjan Grandry graduated from the St. Lucas school of Arts in Antwerp and now works across multiple design fields. However, the most thrilling of it all is his “Crap Is Good” concept – one of the very fine developments under this caption is the gif player box, a simple yet genius device that works simple and has unparalleled visual effect – moving image in stylish and simple box. His engagements stretch to logo and identity design where he is equally skilled. Should you feel already excited about Pieterjan please proceed to his site where there is so much more to enjoy and discover.

Whatever to say about Hiroshi Sugimoto is probably already said or written, nevertheless Design One can not miss the chance to mark this prolific and unique artist. Born in Tokyo, 1948, he graduated from St. Paul University, Tokyo and 4 years later form Art Center College of Design, LA. Although in 1974 he moves to New York where he is living until today, his works could be seen from Tokyo through Dusseldorf ¬†and Edinburgh to San Francisco. Sugimoto art approach however remains unseen – he studies mathematical, physical or other science’s law or principle and interprets it in marvelously aesthetic manner to finely flourish in minimal perfect product. His works might seem to some as rare industrial design pieces but thats exactly where his benchmark is – to cut the thin line between object d’art and industrial design not in term of usage, but of creation. If you feel curious and demand more on that topic please pay a visit to his official web site – there’s a lot to be discovered.

Sometimes when we speak of contemporary art we intent to diminish the role of drawing – most conversations’ agendas are occupied by installations, large scale drawings, environmental sculptures but not drawings. However, here comes a bright ray of light courtesy by Jonathan Zawada – an australian artist whose drawings and sculptures dare to provoke deeper thoughts and at the same time don’t pretend to be a wow-thing. Should you feel inspired by the images shown here you could pay a visit to his official site to get a broader picture, you won’t regret.

When a viewer sees Joe Fenton’s work for the first time they are immediately stroke by the unprecedented delineation and mystical imagery in equal terms. Having been graduated Sculpting at Wimbledon School of Art Joe went to work in film industry as film concept artist and sculptor where he worked with Terry Gilliam and for companies such as Miramax and Disney. Apart from the film industry Joe is working on children’s book “What’s under the bed?”. Should you visit his site you’d get much better idea of his current projects, there’s much to enjoy.

It’s easy to write for someone whose work is a great mixture of unconventionalism, surrealism and bravery – leaving the images to speak for themselves is often enough instead of using various epithets and labels. However, some information on Darracott’s way might be of good use to those who are not intended to visit his site. Tom has graduated MA at Saint Martins and joined the Village Green design studio where he worked across diversified spheres of visual aesthetics for wide variety of clients such as Fabric Club, 032c Magazine, Nike, etc. Since April 2011 Tom Darracott runs his own design practice. For those really curious on his work please pay a visit to his site.

The word “designer” might soon be outdated if more like Tokujin Yoshioka enter the scene. Design, architecture, art and installations from another space and time they all blend into an aesthetic feast to deliver new visual experience. The unprecedented views are often clean and minimal revealing the abilities of light to shape, tone and finally construct an extraterrestrial imagery at terrestrial altitudes.

The image above, Spectrum installation at Seoul’s MuseumBehindMuseum is part of an exhibition which has already expired, but new equally exciting projects are on their way: the new cellular phone “X RAY” designed for KDDI.