Yarn Sculpture Sneakers Look Like Brain and Intestines?

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These sneaker 3D renderings were a personal project ‘experimenting with colour, surface and intricate pattern making with yarns’; created by UK-based Illustrator, Chris LaBrooy (see previous).

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As a side-note—I think the way that the ‘yarn’ is squashed together looks a bit like a cross-section of a brain, or even intestines! Or is it just me? In any case, these designs are visually-stunning, don’t you agree? Check out the gallery below, along with a couple of examples of how they were created in 3D…

Galley // Yarn Sculpture Sneakers by Chris LaBrooy

yarn sculpture art

pink green and yellow yarn sculpture

computer 3D generated yarn art

yarn trainers

Colourful snaekers

Why you like a white 3-D trainers

Further Information // “Yarn Sculpture Sneakers Look Like Brain and Intestines?” // All the images shown within this post are [Creative Commons] © Copyright Chris LaBrooy. Please visit his site and portfolio for more fantastic work.

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Manhole Cover Art Photographed by S. Morita

Numerous manhole cover art examples

Japan-based Photographer S. Morita has taken scores of photographs of manhole covers throughout Japan. The manhole covers were designed by artists entering design contests, and there are now more than 6000 of these colourful and artistic covers.

SEE ALSO: Stunning Street and Sidewalk Chewing Gum Art.

Apparently, there are loads of these that feature trees, along with landscapes, birds and floral designs, too. Check out the rest. My favourite is the one with the Panda, what’s yours?

Gallery // Manhole Cover Art

This is an example of manhole cover art which shows a tree next to some water

On this manhole cover there are flowers and the word Takahamar written

Jill metric pattern on manhole cover which is square

On this manhole cover there is somebody working

A selection of nine man hole covers showing art work

Manhole Cover art image

This is a selection of manhole covers

Manhole Cover art showing flowers with a yellow middle

Further Information // “Manhole Cover Art Photographed by S. Morita” // All the images shown within this post are © Copyright S. Morita. Please visit their site and portfolio for more fantastic work. Via Colossal. See more of Morita’s photos here.

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Exclusive Interview with Illustrator Martin Schmetzer

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This stunning typographic illustrative work was created by Stockholm based illustrator, Martin Schmetzer. His main focus is on hand-drawn typography ‘with a high level of detail and diligence’. As you’ll see in the work below, Martin hand-draws extremely details lettering and imagery, then often uses vector art to aid the final designs. Check out the rest of a small selection of his work below, along with his answers to 12 questions. Enjoy…

1. Tell Design Soak Magazine readers about yourself. What motivates you?

I´m a 29 year old Stockholm based illustrator who specializes in typographic logotypes with an emphasis on ornamentation and detailed flourishes. I like the interaction hand drawn typography can have to the meaning of a word and how the letters next to each other plays together and shapes a integrality.

white text on brown background

2. When did you first start illustrating? Where did it all begin?

I have enjoyed drawing for as long as I can remember but my interested for letters came trough graffiti around 95. Graffiti was a great way for me to experiment with the the alfabet. You don´t have to follow any guides or rules and may twist and bend the letters into something own. As a graffiti writer I early discovered a interest for symmetry, something that follows me til this day in my hand drawn typography and logotypes.

Martin Schmetzer type

3. How did you ‘find your own style’? Have you always used the same illustration methods?

I believe it has evolved through my tags and pieces. My style range from a vintage, 1900’s-era feel to a full-blown contemporary street temperament.

Martin Schmetzer poster

4. Tell us about your creative process. How do you work?

The sketching process is most valuable to me. I always start pen on paper before turning to the computer. For me the computer is a fantastic finalizing tool but it also limits my shapes and composition if I don´t start by hand first where I can go the whole hog.

vector sketching

5. What is the biggest inspiration for fresh ideas?

For me I think it is a mix of my everyday impressions. I register details I like everywhere. From graffiti in the streets to food labels at the grocery store. I build a ”memory bank” in my head of these details and try to use them as soon as I have a suiting commission.

type on skateboard and tshirt

6. Do you find it easy or hard to create new work?

Most of the time it comes quite naturally and easy. If I struggle too much with a design I have to take a break and tackle the task later with a fresh mind.

hand drawn typoghic lettering

7. What is the best part of your job?

That I get to draw everyday. Also the freedom to be able to choose which commissions to take on and decline since I´m freelancing.

8. Adversely, what is the worst part of it?

I guess its would have to be the uncertainly of when you will receive your next paycheck. It´s nice the receive a monthly salary when employed.

Also, for readers who dream of working creative freelance. Its is much more to it then just designing and you are never completely disconnected from work. I´m talking about the less sexy administrative tasks that comes with being self-employed such as sending quotes and handle the economics. But I do not complain but am rather thankful to be busy.

Burglers type

9. Apart from illustration, what other creative fields are you involved in?

At the moment, none. As a youngster I had several musical projects with my close friends. But I gave this up when I realized I was never going to become the best. Haha!

10. Do you have any plans for the future of your creative work?

I’ve only been illustrating freelance full-time for a year so at the moment I´m just very focused on my exciting business and to make ends meet. And I hope my lettering never cease developing.

Martin Schmetzer sketching

11. What is inspiring your work at this moment in time?

Old etching illustrations and packaging designs.

sketch poster design

12. What is top 3 tips for the Design Soak readers.

Do what you love, even if it is just as a hobby beside a employment.

Post your creative work online on different social medias. It´s free advertising and you never know who might stumble across your profile.

Try to make time to enter art/design contests. It can be a good way to get recognition from advertising agencies and other creatives.

Design Soak Magazine: Thanks Martin for sharing your work and answers. All the best for the future!

Further Information // “Exclusive Interview with Illustrator Martin Schmetzer” // All the images shown within this post are © Copyright Martin Schmetzer. Please visit his site and portfolio for more fantastic work.

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15 Stunning Urban Gardens that Inspire

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Here is a selection of 15 amazing urban gardens that are sure to inspire. I just love the ones that are perched on top of roofs! [via]

Gallery // Urban Gardens:

urban gardens with pool


urban garden wall


April and May city garden image


rooftop garden top image


Roof Terrace in London by Modular Garden image


garden on roof


checked garden image


urban garden with plants image


urban gardens in rooftop setting


decking with pool on rooftop


castle gardens


urban plant wall


urban decking


urban garden in city


Further Information // “15 Stunning Urban Gardens that Inspire” // All the images shown within this post are © Copyright their respective holders. Click on any image link to take you to the original source.

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Set of Twitter Boxes and Social Icons for Free Download

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Here’s a set of Twitter Boxes and Social Icons for Free Download, created by the great people at a2591. The files also contain livery icons for Instagram, Pinterest, UPS, Yahoo, YouTube, LinkedIn, TNT, Tumblr, FedEx, flickr, Google, Behance, DHL, Dribbble and Facebook, too!

New Container Icon Set 4, full detailed 48 icons from the shipping industry. It’s compatible with any Mac Os system, also compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista. It is freeware. Download it, share it, use it…

twitter vans and livery

Image of instagram livery

>> Download these icons over on a2591 for FREE <<

Further Information // “Set of Twitter Boxes and Social Icons for Free Download” // All the images shown within this post are [Creative Commons] © Copyright a2591.

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