Design Reviews

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

 

Problue

The concept of the posters related to Problue brand essence as diving and live. The transition process of clothes in style and diving suit on the same model emphasized the merge of diving and live. As the brand colors, gray blue was applied to gentlemen for elegance and the red was to the lady for charming. The camouflage fins emphasized the fact urban life was as full of movement as in nature. Different contrast were made on purpose to enhance visual experience, for example, fast and still, daily wear and diving suit, smooth and sharp, hero look and elegance.

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Behind Glory

This is a photographic documentary of Wugang, the Wuhan Iron and Steel Company. Supported by the Russian and built in 1958, the state-owned Wugang is one of the biggest steel factories in China and once signified the industrialization and modernization of the country. However, such industry causes severe environmental pollution. Through capturing the heavily polluted Wugang campus with somber images, this project reveals the price paid and the consequence behind the glory of modernization and economic prosperity, provoking the viewers into the search of a clean and healthy environment.

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Bamboo Forest

Takeo Hirose was born in Kyoto, 1962. He started studying photography in earnest in 2011 when Japan suffered from the huge earthquake disaster. Through the earthquake he understood that the beautiful sceneries are not eternal but actually very fragile, and noticed the importance of taking photos of the Japanese beauty. His production concept is to express the world of traditional Japanese paintings and ink paintings with modern Japanese sensibility and the photo technology. For the past few years he has produced the works with a motif of bamboo, which can be associated with Japan.

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Apex

The fine art and landscape photography series “Apex” reflects on the order and chaos within the natural organic forms and scapes, contrasting to the uniformity of social structures and routine lifestyles, and aims to displaying them through a setting that offers a sense of serenity and tranquility. The photographer believes that the facets of the mountain forms the perfect juxtaposition between ordered complexity and simplicity, establishing a different perspective on natural beauty.

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Talking Peppers

Nus Nous photographs seem to represent human bodies or parts of them, in reality it is the observer who wants to see them. When we observe anything, even a situation, we observe it emotionally and for this reason, we often let ourselves be deceived. In the Nus Nous images, it is evident how the element of ambivalence turns into a subtle elaboration of the mind that takes us away from reality to lead us into an imaginary labyrinth made up of suggestions.

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Nght

A series about the beauty of sunsets, moonrises, and reflections. Due to the different light conditions during the day the same building can look different each time you look at it. During the retouching process, the buildings get isolated from their environment to bring out the uniqueness of the buildings and to be able to edit the sky. In some cases, they are also manipulated to give it a more surreal touch.

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