A couple of months ago I was asked to design a 4 fold menu for a high street Italian chain of restaurants. The project ended up getting shelved because the art direction was for a much more narrative illustration which isn’t really what I do. Having seen the final published artwork, my style wasn’t a natural fit to sit alongside the other two artists’ work.
I decided to take one of my initial, rejected, sketches to final artwork. The illustration references classic fresh Italian ingredients, cooking utensils and foods in the style of vintage 1950s cookery book illustrations.
The GIF Artists World Map presents:
Program in C code, shaped like a donut, renders a 3D donut shape in ASCII, originally put together in 2006 by Andy Sloane:
At its core, it’s a framebuffer and a Z-buffer into which I render pixels. Since it’s just rendering relatively low-resolution ASCII art, I massively cheat. All it does is plot pixels along the surface of the torus at fixed-angle increments, and does it densely enough that the final result looks solid. The “pixels” it plots are ASCII characters corresponding to the illumination value of the surface at each point:
.,-~:;=!*#$@from dimmest to brightest. No raytracing required.
Helicarrier: Just when you thought we couldn’t, we did. ‘MURICA!
“The only thing you could compare it to is like a Macy’s Day Parade or something like that. But those are all inflatables. This thing is a massive machine, and an art piece in and of itself.”
As the hordes of festival-goers descend on the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, they’ve got a friend from outer space there to greet them. Read more>
Bear On Stairs
Stop-motion looping animation by DBLG uses 3D printing to create models for each frame of a bear climbing stairs - video embedded below:
DBLG’s in-house studio projects are a platform for us to experiment with creative ideas and above all have fun. For The Stairs Project we wanted to explore the use of stop frame animation with 3D printing.
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12 x 12 inches
Acryla Gouache on Panel
Press Release: “UNIVERSE: The Art of Existence” will bring together artists on the subject of space, the cosmos, galaxies, celestial bodies, planets, stars, and more. Also explored is the larger outer paradigm of the Universe that relates to things of an atomic scale, such as elements of quantum physics, atoms, and energy streams. Each artist has been encouraged to interpret the Universe itself as either an outer or inner world.” -Michael Cuffe, Editor-in-Chief, Warholian
Opening Reception: Saturday April 12th, 6-10 pm
Modern Eden Gallery, April 12th – May 3rd
403 Francisco St., San Francisco CA
Sales: Kim@ModernEden.com (415) 956-3033