Happy Friday folks, here’s a little question for a sunny evening:
If the typographical element is removed from album sleeve design/single cover design, can the remainder be considered art?
Below are a few pieces of design for music from the picto-brain with the text removed or cropped away…
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Another piece of work for Ground Level, this time a composite image with opposing perspectives for Leuce Rhythms’ next release, Illusion Reality. For more information, look [here]
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A casual hour long composite piece, made as an example for a workshop creating fantasy worlds to learn Photoshop techniques. The picto-brain has been reading about Egypt recently and seems to have influenced this image a little… Nice.
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I have a few friends who are graffiti artists and in recent conversations, I was informed of some of the ‘etiquette’ of the art form. Some of these rules included: a- to not spray near an established artists work to gain kudos from their piece, and b- to not cover over another piece of work if it still looks reasonably fresh, just to get a good location.
In defence of the picto-brain, it was done digitally – no actual art was harmed in the creation of a piece of design.
A brief required an image of a wall by a road… stock image sites had been trawled with no luck… Then I remembered a photo I took just off Brick Lane… with a little photoshop magic it was the perfect wall…
I really like this piece by Guy Denning and ‘painting’ it out felt quite wrong but, its a great wall and at least it wasn’t real. The finished piece of design is for a music download (hence the square crop) and can’t be revealed until the tracks go public – keep your ears and eyes open people.
Here’s the before and after – sorry Guy:
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Another piece of work for Fisso & Spark. This weighty track needed an appropriate image to fit it, so the picto-brain wrangled pixels to make this composite:
Featuring remixes by Drumattic Twins and Sasha Khan, check it out on the Ground Level label blog [here]
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Hello folks – Happy New Year! (late I know, but better late than never I guess!) Apologies for the long radio silence – the picto-brain has been relocating to a new creative space and settling in. Work has continued- some new pieces will be up shortly- and details of some new collaborations will be revealed in the near future… keep your ears and eyes open.
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The 1623 theatre company
provide theatre performances, learning workshops, award-winning participatory activities and inspirational training courses all formed from or inspired by the works of Shakespeare. They’re currently conducting a research-and-development project that engages people creatively with King Lear
in the context of dementia, a part of which is an open submission asking for creative responses to the quote ‘Let me not be mad’. [details here
- closes 20th Sept!]
Here is the pictographik submission, a photoshop composite that hopefully echoes the tone of the phrase. (…maybe?!) Once the image is uploaded to their site, a link will be added.
The original stock photos (below) came from sxc
and were uploaded by user Leroys, check out his awesome detailed images here
. The type is a combination of Times New Roman and Fusion.
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