Andy Doing has been creating neon artworks since starting his apprenticeship in 1992.Now, from his own studio, under the arches on the Brighton seafront, he has create a huge portfolio of light-up installations that have been exhibited all over the UK and beyond.
These are pictures from Andy’s art installation Alphabet City which caught my eye on a visit to Brighton earlier this year. I love how the medium’s limitations has forced a range of character shapes and styles (note the outlined ‘i’ and ‘r’ verses the script ‘C’, ‘L’, ‘P’ and serif ‘d’ and ‘n’). It’s also amazing to see what a diverse spectrum of colour is possible.
“The idea came from a 1960’s child hood memory of playing with plastic alphabet building blocks.
None of the letters are recognised fonts, instead we worked to what the glass and space permitted, and of course like all neon it had to flow. During the final installation we began to notice how the colours and letter styles complimented each other.
Each letter has also been placed in a frame painted and gilded using traditional fairground techniques. So, each letter now has elements of light colour, font weight, style, and frame detail. It was fun playing with all these elements.”
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Oskar Pernefeldt | http://oskarpernefeldt.com
"12 Air is the airline that will help the traveler to discover uncommon destinations. The concept is that the airline company launches 12 new destinations every year. The twist is that they only fly there once.
The company provides the traveler with the necessary tools such as map, disposable camera, etc. to find their own experience of the place. The target audience is culturally adventurous people who want to discover the country for what they are. Our purpose is to bring out your inner curiosity and openness. In collaboration with Sara Rutberg, Kimberly Ihre and Jens Löfgren.”
Oskar Pernefeldt is a student at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, Sweden. He is focused on art direction, graphic design, typography and branding.
Designer of the week - 13/10/2014
Olga Ezova-Denisova | http://ezovadenisova.ru
Olga Ezova-Denisova is an artist and illustrator based in Yekaterinburg, Russia. She uses hand-held techniques to create her illustrations. Her favorite type of work is a collage, linocut and stamps. She likes to experiment with the new techniques, mixing and trying different artistic techniques.
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Quote of the week - 29/09/2014
Aesse Studio | http://alessandroscarpellini.it
Alessandro Scarpellini is a 27 years old modernist graphic designer and art director working between Rimini and Milan (Italy), specialized in brand identity and visual communication for companies and associations. Graduated in industrial design, he has worked for years for many design agencies, and in 2012 he opened Aesse, his own little studio, working with clients in Italy and worldwide. He believes that honesty, simplicity, good dialogue with clients, and above all, the hard work are the key to create strong, lasting and remarkable design.
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Anagrama | http://anagrama.com
"Argo is a consultant’s agency located in Romania. People who are part of this firm, specialize in art investigation and history with a main objective: Discover new artistic work. As a consultant’s agency we created a modern museum-like sensation using a simple color palette. In addition, an emblem inspired on a compass is implemented for the sole purpose of highlighting the brand’s main function, to discover artwork. Argo utilizes it’s own art pieces for its brand communication achieving a sense of belonging and pride to their own work."
Anagrama is an international branding, architecture and software development firm with offices in Monterrey and Mexico City. Their clients include companies from varied industries in countries all around the world. They create the perfect balance between a design boutique and a business consultancy, from focusing on the development of creative pieces with the upmost attention to details, to providing perfect solutions based on the analysis of tangible data.