Miroslav Tichý’s Homemade Camera


Miroslav Tichý (1926 –2011)

was a photographer who from the 1960s until 1985 took thousands of surreptitious pictures of women in his hometown of Kyjov in the Czech Republic, using homemade cameras constructed of cardboard tubes, tin cans and other at-hand materials. Most of his subjects were unaware that they were being photographed. A few struck beauty-pageant poses when they sighted Tichý, perhaps not realizing that the parody of a camera he carried was real.

more information via: http://petapixel.com/2012/04/13/miroslav-tichys-homemade-camera/


pavement artists 3D Joe and Max

Joe & Max (aka 3D Joe & Max) are artists who have traveled the globe creating their artworks for a range of clients including Google, Disney, Reebok, Save the Children and Coca-Cola.

More information via: http://3djoeandmax.com/Google-Party-Paris

OP Art Tutorial

  1. object => blend => blend option => specified steps or smooth color => object => makeop art tutorial-01.jpg
  2. object => blend => effect => distort & transform => free distort => object => expand appearance => right click => transform => reflect =>  vertical => copyop art tutorial-02
  3. effect =>  distort & transformation => zig zag => object => expand appearance => click white arrow => adjust shap

    4. save as => file => export => tick “use artboards”

POP Art & Andy Warhol

POP Art: is an art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and the late 1950s in the United States. Pop art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising and news. In pop art, material is sometimes visually removed from its known context, isolated, and/or combined with unrelated material.

Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s.



Op art, also known as optical art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions.

characteristics: Op art works are abstract, with many better known pieces created in black and white. Typically, they give the viewer the impression of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibrating patterns, or of swelling or warping. Riley,_Movement_in_SquaresMovement in Squares, by Bridget Riley 1961

Optical and no objective transformations which transforming into planes, fashion and objects. There are artists known for op art as below:

  • Bridget Riley: pre-computer art designer
  • Somia Delaunary: more pattern design
  • Joset Albers: with color design
  • Donald Judd: trans-formative minimalist, multiple function design, concatenation (to link) , parallelogram……
  • Gordor Watters (1919-1995): NZ artist
  • Micheal Parekowhai: NZ artist
  • Sarah Hughes: http://www.sarahughes.co.nz/installations/#/the-big-stick-up/sara_hughes_the_big_stick_up1Sarah Hughes installation at gallery cup in Sydney.


My design brief

When I working on my project, the topic I choice which is the Art of SPR Coffee for creative coffee shop business concept designed base on the theme of Transformation. The creative commercial design work need to represent in a clear and coherent way in order that shows how a particular business wishes to be seen and remember by the public. I have the first scene in my mind is visual communication to use of conceptual metaphors and surrealistic transformation. The development of my creative output project may include: sketches and drawing, photographs and music, etc., further with the animation and stop animation specific technical skills. Overall aesthetic aspects where is incorporation of emphasis, space and composition.

Research and illustrators inspire me, as well as hand-drawn animation, music and librairies. Some of my favourite artists revolve around me when I work on my project. Such as,poring over Emiliano Ponzi’s illustrations, his bold textured illustrations employ repetition, a judicious use of line, strong graphic compositions and the use of conceptual metaphors to define and communicate the concept at hand; re-enacting my project in M.C. Escher‘s “Sky & Water” and “Metamorphosis” of his transformation artworks. His played with perspective and impossible spaces. In his work I recognize his observation of the world and the expressions of his own fantasies. M.C. Escher shows me that reality is wondrous, comprehensible and fascinating; when the first time I see James Marsh‘s the Cover Art of the band ‘Talk Talk’, his surrealistic art uses a great deal of symbolism, metaphors, natural motifs and often incorporates anthropomorphic imagery inspire me.

The key point to keep in my mind is that to explore and experiment with the techniques and transformation theme in my creative work that reflect my output design I want to make.