Social Photo: 10 Instagrammers You Should Follow Now
Is Instramming an art? Debate amongst yourselves, but in the meantime please take a look at the 10 people singled out by PetaPixel for using Instagram “to its full potential as a device for unconventional humor or revolutionary marketing.” You might expect someone like National Geographic photographer David Yoder (@daveyoder) to be a skilled Instagrammer. But you’ll also be impressed by the symmetrical compositions of Jussi Ulkuniemi (@skwii) and work by Cory Richards (@coryrichards), one of the top adventure and expedition photographers in the world.
International Motion Art Award Spotlight: Chris Sickels
Chris Sickels's specialty is creating two-dimensional print illustrations by photographing three-dimensional puppets. So branching into stop-motion animation was certainly not a big jump for him. "My interest in stop-motion grew out of my childhood love of the Rankin/Bass stop-motion films of the 1960s and from my exposure to the Spike and Mike's animation festivals during my college years," he says. Sickels was named a winner of the first annual International Motion Art Awards for a short and stylish stop-action video he made to introduce himself at the 2011AIGA Design Ranch in Austin, TX, a three-day retreat for advertising design professionals
Art is Happening on Governors Island
The unofficial start of summertime in New York is now—and for my money, the best one-day destination this weekend is Governors Island. Yesterday I beat the downpour for a preview of LMCCs Building 110 Swing Space studios, which will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. Jeanne Verdoux, a French artist living in Brooklyn, met me at the ferry in Lower Manhattan for the ride over. Views from the upper deck are spectacular, adding to the holiday appeal: A 360o panorama ...
Latin American Ilustracion Winner Spotlight: Kiko Rodriguez
Born in Cuba and now living in Quito, Ecuador, designer and illustrator Kiko Rodriguez says he "felt driven" to create his LAI-winning caricature of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. "The idea came to me in 2010, when Chavez was still at the peak of his power," says Rodriguez. "I did it from a sense of duty. The illustration has strong and aggressive style. It is a response of the same intensity with which I believe Chavez and his government treated their opponents." He adds, "I think every communicator must try to contribute positively to the world."