Design Reviews

Design Reviews featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Bonsai

Japanese tend to be more interested in the culture of other countries than their own culture. In fact, almost all Japanese people know bonsai, but there are few Japanese who know how to enjoy bonsai. Also the demand for Japanese bonsai is decreasing. A bonsai is a thing that borrows the shape of plants and feels the background and the natural scenery. These pictures are visualization of them. He visualized and clarified how to enjoy bonsai. The chance of knowing pleasure leads to protection of culture. It can be a photo, not a real one.

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Jumping

Dear Sir and Madam, i am a commerical photographer based in Stuttgart/Germany. Beside my daily work of photography people and industrial products i also like to shoot dogs and cats. To get a unique style of a dog portrait the model shouldnt only be cute and just looking into the camera, he/she should be in action and also make a kind of funny face (concentration). The difficult of this project was that the dogs had to be self-confidence and the dog owner had the control of the dog.

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Kisarazu

Kousaku says in the beginning, the air was so tense that it was almost like a battlefield. Eventually, that battlefield changed to everyday life, and he was gradually released from the tension. Then, He went out to the vegetation, alleyways and marches to his heart's content. Strangely, no matter were he went, there was unique atmosphere, and he felt signs of people and the kindness of the fishermen at the harbor. He had a nostalgic feeling as if it were the original scenery of his boyhood.

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TimeFlies

The main idea was to stand out of the mass of traditional client magazines. First of all, by the means of the unusual cover. The front cover of the TimeFlies magazine for Nordica airline features contemporary Estonian design, and the title of the magazine on the cover of each issue is handwritten by the author of the featured work. The modern and minimalistic design of the magazine covers conveys without any additional words creativity of the new airline, attractivity of Estonian nature and success of the young Estonian designers.

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Mammut

This work was created for an advertising campain for the company Stolner, a firm producing high quality catering equipment. The title of the campain was "Professional Cooling Without Compromise". The firm's claim is to guarantee good quality of the food as well as maintain the quality with the delivery service. For finding a good advertising solution, the photographer and digital artist michael liebert, aproached this rather uninspiring theme in a humorous way. The foto is ment as an "eye-catcher" and should help the person looking at it to get access to the theme easily.

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Multivision

This series is called Multivision, it is multilayered photography, always made of three photographies, combined to an artwork. The aim was to transport the emotions and feelings, the character of a city into artworks. The physical transparency of these alterations belies their thematic opacity, which encourages the viewer to pause and piece together Mueller's process. Mueller obliges in revealing the emotional heart of his work, as he skillfully melds moments of mystery and intrigue with flourishes of contrasting colors and the intersecting lines of his superimposed structures.

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