VISUALSUNDAE

Jun 24

Enrico Ferrarini | sculpture

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"Born July 20, 1987 Modena (IT). After five years of study at the Art Institute A. Venturi in Modena, he moved to Florence at the Academy of Fine Arts, Sculpture section. Traveled and work in different countries, France, Spain, Poland, England, Africa, Germany, specializing at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München. Actually live and work in Carrara.

Recents works have evolved out of research in neuroscience with a deep reflection on mirror neurons. Time, movement, expression and perception as basic themes of the last projects.” — Enrico Ferrarini

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rEvolution

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"Attimo I" (A.M.O.R.E)

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"This project is meant to give a ‘voice’ to the sculpture, recreating a word, using the sequence number in the position of the mouth in pronunciation of several letters that make up the word."

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"Sara" (verginità - virginity)

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Process

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Process | see the process of forming the model “sara” in gypsum.

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Process | see the transformation in marble (Pink Portugal Estremoz) using the ancient technique of “making points”.

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view Enrico Ferrarini’s portfolio and follow on tumblr for more…

Jun 16

Llew Mejia | illustration

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Llew Mejia is a stylistic illustrator skilled in hand-drawn illustration, pattern/print, packaging, branding, and computer generated illustration … Llew currently resides in Minneapolis, where he is currently working as a textile designer/illustrator.”

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follow Llew on Instagram, Tumblr and check out his portfolio for more…

Jun 11

Manifesto Futura | graphic design

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"We value the experimentation, the reformation of the message, and the smart incentives.

We believe in the atypical, and in the principle that says that form follows function.

We celebrate clear messages and intelligent contents.

We are an Independent Design Studio.” — Manifiesto Futura

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BRUTO

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"Wallpaper* magazine invited us to collaborate in a project that would be exposed during design week in Milan. The task was to create 5 food items that were focused around one particular ingredient, also the branding and packaging.

We worked with Alfredo Villanueva, choosing “chili” as our main ingredient, so we could stand out our culture bringing the name of “Mexico” to an international exhibition not only by design but also by it’s gastronomy.

In a world where everything screams, everything is flashy, BRUTO remains an outsider, confirming that what is well made can get along with simplicity. What is startling is not necessarily noisy.”

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MUTUO

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"Mutuo, two architects proposing solutions that represent an ode to the experimentation. Taking advantage of their different roots, they create new experiences through chaos.

This project allowed us to came out with a particular solution: An identity with no logo, that relies in other resources to accomplish the characteristics of recognition and constancy that branding requires.”

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PERRO MALO

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"Inspired in Cerberus and Justice for All. A young, fierce and robust mezcal.

A mezcal that destroys.”

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visit Manifesto Futura’s site for more on these projects as well as others

Jun 04

Bryan Patrick Todd | typography

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"I’m a graphic designer living and working in Louisville, Kentucky where inspiration abounds. I believe in a simple approach, with a strong emphasis on typography and illustrated elements." — Bryan Patrick Todd

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Letterpress Prints

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2 color black & metallic gold ink | printed on 110lb Crane lettra cotton paper | 8”x10” 

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Banner Year

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"Pieces created for my ‘Banner Year’ solo show at Why Lou Two in Louisville, Kentucky. The collection featured 8 handcrafted banners.

I designed 8 simple quotes that served as part motivation, part fun. The canvas was prepared and handed over to sign painter extraordinaire Kirby Stafford, to paint the designs. Couldn’t be happier with how they turned out.”

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I See a Darkness

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Laser cut acrylic | 24”x17” | seven layers pieced together

"Piece created for the Troublesome Houses group show - an exhibition inspired by the music of Will Oldham aka ‘Bonnie Prince Billy’."

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visit Bryan Patrick Todd’s site for more…

Jun 02

Alexandra Manukyan | fine art

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Reflected in You | 24” x 30” | oil on linen

"The central theme that unites all my paintings examines how seemingly separate and isolated life experiences actually disguise the extent of our individual and communal bonds. The ‘masks’ and the accompanying identities we all assume depending on the life role we must play, obstructs the conscious mind from acknowledging what truly unites us through the isolation and chaos: our shared encounters of pain, loss, desire, and longing for serenity and acceptance. The false facades we all manufacture to adapt and belong also renders most blind and lost in a world where the meaningless has somehow become meaningful and the idea of a shared honest self devoid of hidden agendas all too infrequent.

I focus on combining traditional oil painting techniques with surrealist symbolism to explore the presumably dystopian landscape of emotional and physical scars carried all too often amongst the female characters. However, the subject of my paintings refuse to fall into victimhood or self-loathing; instead, the women that often preoccupy my paintings figuratively and literally wear their wounds with resounding pride and empowerment. The mistakes of their pasts, the festering wounds of pain and loss, and the hauntingly icy stabs of betrayal, none of these spectres weigh them down or define their destinies.” — Alexandra Manukyan

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Phantom Limbs | 18” x 36” | oil on canvas

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Fatal Attractions | 30” x 30” | oil on linen

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Trapped Melody | 18” x 24” | oil on linen

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Impaired Affection | 20” x 30” | oil on linen

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Beautiful Disaster | 16” x 20” | oil on canvas

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A Man Apart  | 30” x 30” | oil on linen

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Chasing Shadows | 24” x 36” | oil on linen

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Queen of Sorrow | 24” x 36” | oil on canvas

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Animus | 24” x 18” | oil on canvas

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Undying Death | 18” x 24” | oil on canvas

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A Rebel Romance | 30” x 30” | oil on canvas

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In the Absence of All | 18” x 36” | oil on canvas

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Breathe Again | 24” x 24” | oil on canvas

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A Dead Refrain | 24” x 36” | oil on linen

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Silence of Solstace | 18” x 36” | oil on canvas

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For the Jar of Hearts | 24” x 30” | oil on canvas

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Come Sail Away | 12” x 24” | oil on canvas

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visit Alexandra Manukyan’s site to see her process and more…

May 27

Two Arms Inc. | print

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Two Arms Inc. is a ( soon to be husband and wife team ) founded by Mike Tabie and Karen Goheen in 2009. We met 6 years ago in Orlando, FL while working with a local design agency and screen-printing together on nights and weekends. We independently moved to New York but continued to work separately within large and small design agencies. After a year we decided to take the plunge and partner together and start a business with our own vision in mind. There is nothing more satisfying then working with someone you love and trust. We love collaborating and getting our hands dirty. We are specialists of the handmade. We believe in craftsmanship, an attention to detail, and that sweet spot between concept and execution. We started this business because we care about what we do, and we want to work with clients who are passionate about their vision.” — Two Arms Inc.

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HERB LESTERLUGGAGE TAG SET

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"When we aren’t working, we are traveling! Well …traveling to the bodega, traveling to find the best NY Slice, or traveling to the nearest bar… Even if we don’t venture far from our humble Brooklyn neighborhood, we don’t leave without a custom set of four double-sided tags: Air, Rail, Land, Sea. This product was a fun collaboration with our favorite team across the pond, Herb Lester Associates. These tag’s are printed on almost indestructible Tyvek®, a 1950s miracle product that looks like paper but resists tears and water."

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BELL & OAK | FINE LEATHER GOODS PACKAGING

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"At the corner of Bell and Oak street in Denton Texas is Weldon’s Saddle shop, where Clint Wilkson’s grandfather has hand crafted leather since 1957. Bell & Oak leather goods is dedicated to his grandfather’s craft of building saddles. All of the products are made using the same processes and tools that have been in his family for decades. We absolutely loved Clint’s work, and were thrilled to work with him to create his packaging. The Bell and Oak logo was created by one of our favorite designers Curtis Jinkins of Neighborhood Studios."

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BAILEY HUNTER ROBINSON | EXPERT AMERICANA TATTOOING

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"We design a custom letterpressed business card set for Bailey H. Robinson, one of our favorite tattoo artists working in Brooklyn, NY. Bailey has a very distinct take on American traditional tattooing. We really wanted to design something the looked and felt like traditional turn of the century type."

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MOMA DESIGN STORE | DESTINATION NYC

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“‘Representing all 5 boroughs, this collection is 100% designed in New York City and made in the USA. Featuring new faces and established designers, a dynamic collection from the city that never sleeps.’ We couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the MOMA Design Store’s collection of New York designers. We created a some exclusive hand printed merchandise including greeting cards, test print journals, apparel and even a limited run of full sized test print press sheets.”

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visit the Two Arms Inc. site and follow them on tumblr for more… 

also, check out Two Arms Inc.’s previously featured screen printed posters