I’ve posted about my buddy Niklas who’s a freelance graphic designer and illustrator who goes by the name Diftype. He’s recently updated his online portfolio with some new kick ass work. I’m still as impressed with his work as I was when I first saw what he could produce a number of years ago now.
Diftype has done work for a few real heavy hitters on the corporate market, Nissan cars and Eurosport to name a couple. Good one!
Either way, now I suggest you go check out the Diftype portfolio, please.
A few years back when I used to shoot way more photos than I do now I was really into experimenting with my Holga camera. For those of you who are not familiar with Holgas, it’s basically an all plastic camera (even the lens) that shoots on medium format film and often creates interesting and characteristic photos. I figured out this mod for the camera so that you could shoot normal film in it. Here’s what you have to do:
Get some thin rubber bands, a few peices of foam rubber (I took left over padding from a helmet), a completetly opaque (non transparent) piece of plastic or similar and some sticky tape.
Wrap some rubber bands around each end of the film spool to create a narrower space for the film to be rolled up on.
Cut some foam rubber to size so it holds the regular film canister in place in it’s compartment. The thinner piece of foam rubber is optional. I just found it to help keep the canister in place even better.
Use the opaque material and sticky tape to cover the little window on the camera back. The normal 35mm film does not have the protective backing like medium format film, so any light from there would damage the film.
Insert your film canister. Make sure the film will wind up properly on the spool. Put the camera back on and shoot away. Remember to turn 35 “clicks” on the film winding knob between each photo. It’s usually enough. Do a few less of you want the shots to slightly overlap — it’s a pretty cool effect.
NOTE! There is no rewind function on this. So when you’ve finished the roll of film you will need to enter a completely blacked out room to unload the film and manually wind it back into the canister. When developing, remember to tell the people at the lab to NOT cut the film since the frames are oddly sized.
Here are 2 shots of what the resulting photos can be like. Sorry about the shitty quality. I only had the old prints I made ages ago and I had to photograph them with my camera as I don’t have a scanner.
Again I was playing around with some 3D images and came up with these two variations of the same theme. Simple blocks with letters on them. Played around with rendering different materials and angles and these are the two I’m the most satisfied with. I’ll probably add more of this kind of content as time passes.
Since I made these in the 1440 x 900px size they can be used as a desktop background (if that’s your resolution), so they’re available for download on the downloads page.
Posted: May 5th, 2009 | Author:Jmy | Filed under:Art | Tags:Tattoo | Comments Off
A couple of years ago I was flicking through the pages of a tattoo magazine and I came across an interview with this tattoo artist that goes under the name of Electric Pick. He’s of French Canadian descent (if I remember correctly) but lives in Copenhagen, Denmark when he’s not touring various tattoo conventions and freelancing all over the world. I remember being instantly impressed by his work and style and proceeded to contact him in order to get a rather epic piece of ink myself.
For various different reasons that piece has still yet to be started, but the thought still lingers in my mind and I’m still really keen on the ideas that we came up with. I’ve still got some rough sketches on my computer.
My friend Niklas Lundberg over at Diftype just attended the May 1st Reboot, which is an international relaunch of web sites by authors and creatives working within the field of Web Design.
Under the name of Difype, Niklas creates some really amazing digital artwork and now his new portfolio is online. He’s done work for NCC, MTV Australia and the media collective depthCORE to name a few.
[Edit: May1st Reboot didn’t happen this year apparently, but Niklas launched his new portfolio site anyway.]
I would highly recommend that you go check out his artwork. Below are some little samples of what’s on display on the Diftype site. GO!
My friens and Fly Bikes rider Zack Musarsa sent me a link to this photo off the Colony site. Seems Simple’s very own Daniel Wallis has got his own personal customised sticker on Zac Miner’s fridge. Pretty close I must say, at least close to what he looked like in the last photo I saw of him in a magazine interview.
I never cease to be amazed at the level of intelligence flourishing on the internets. Just saw the above bike thing, the see-saw bike, on TheComeUp. Checked the post out and read some of the comments… and fukin hell! Some people seem to think it’s an actual product and not just a “conceptual” or “artistic” project.
Basicvisual 4:28 PM on Mon Nov 24 2008
This design is obviously of the “artistic” representation as a tandem bike in such a style would not work very well in a real world environment. (Are you sure?!) First there is far too much weight on the front end of the bicycle with whoever is trying to actually steer at the time. (No shit?!) You will also have to be aware that the back end of the bike which is in fact the point of propulsion will be at risk of loosing traction at any moment causing the pedaler to “miss pedal” and jerk forward causing the entire thing to tip forward in a very rapid motion. (And this is something you feel needs to be explained to people?)
This = Utter Fail (Actually… YOU = Utter Fail)
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Optimus-Prime 5:03 PM on Mon Nov 24 2008
looks like the bike would have to change direction every time a different side went down. (Duhhh…) The pedals should power the center wheel and have an extra gear one side to keep everything going in the same direction. (And you think it’s supposed to actually be ridden as a working bike?!)
though, it doesn’t look like much thought went into this on a lot of levels. (Probably more thought than you think, on an artistic level, dumbass!)