Staff Picks of the Week: May 5, 2017
If there was one thing linking our favorite projects this week it was the impressive level of imagination on display. Each of the these projects finds the designer bringing a new perspective to things that already exist, whether it be cars or shoes. All of these projects are atypical and that is exactly why we love them. Check out the five projects that colored us impressed this week!
Keith marries his love of MINI Coopers and sport coupes with this awesome looking concept car. Besides the fact that his sketching and rendering skills are at an expert level, his overall presentation makes it easy to imagine this car actually going into production. Let's hope someone at MINI comes across this one and turns it into reality.
Created for Intel Software, this game takes users down a rabbit hole by making them solve a mystery using code-based clues. It looks and sounds complicated, but it also looks like a lot of fun. What stands out here is the way Travis worked with Intel to design a smart, engaging marketing tool.
There's something strangely soothing about Caterine's work on what we presume are textiles. At first glance they appear as abstract paintings but most likely they are intended for some sort of article of clothing. Her use of color is admirable, bringing to mind Jackson Pollock and airbrushing.
The use of so many different materials on these shoes creates a range of textures. Giovanni's designs are stylish and fitting for the contemporary urban environment as he seems to be creating unique hybrids of boots and sneakers. His illustrations also look hyper-realistic, which helps picturing yourself in these kicks.
Why not turn everyday objects or pieces of utility equipment into artistic designs? That's the question answered by Gianpietro with this electrical cabinet made for hosting the Hercules wind turbine controller and circuitry. Made out of stainless steel and Laminam ceramic tiles and weather-resistant, this cabinet serves a practical function and looks sleek too.