Inspirational collection of designer dummies

Artistic people have restless hands. Give us a pen and paper and we scribble away. We are constantly figuring out how curtain shapes work, how lighting is supposed to fall upon an object and what different textures are supposed to look like. Don’t forget it is a fast and easy way to work out your ideas. It makes us think about elements we can not (easily) erase like we can on our computer screens. It forces us to start over: the ditch and redo method. We can see the process we have made over time. It is very educational and the result can be incredibly stunning.

Tauriel by eDufRancisco
Tauriel by eDufRancisco
Landscape by Jared Muralt
Landscape by Jared Muralt
Coffee & Sketch by Kaan Demircelik
Coffee & Sketch by Kaan Demircelik
Coffee & Sketch by Kaan Demircelik
Coffee & Sketch by Kaan Demircelik
Sketch Blackbook 2014 by Fernando Forero
Sketch Blackbook 2014 by Fernando Forero
Moleskine 3 sketch by Sabinerich
Moleskine 3 sketch by Sabinerich
Sketch journaling by Beejaedee
Sketch journaling by Beejaedee
On the road sketchbook by Thomas Cian
On the road sketchbook by Thomas Cian
Sketching in Capitol Hill, Denver by Paul Heaston
Sketching in Capitol Hill, Denver by Paul Heaston
Some work by Brian Jarrell
Some work by Brian Jarrell
A peek at Chris Riddell's sketchbook
A peek at Chris Riddell’s sketchbook
Faces by Ian McQue
Faces by Ian McQue
2.2 Sketchbook 2014 by Jared Muralt
2.2 Sketchbook 2014 by Jared Muralt
Sketchbook Pt.II by Mustafa Kural
Sketchbook Pt.II by Mustafa Kural
Sketchbook by Wesley Burt
Sketchbook by Wesley Burt

Do you use a dummy to work out your ideas? Do you have the feeling you need to draw when there is pen and paper near? Tell me in the comments down below.

‘My design is’ by Sérgio Almeida

Sérgio Almeida is a designer from Aveiro, Portugal, who is focussing on animation, illustration and design. As a promotion to the d&da students awards 2012, he made the ‘My Design Is’-project. For this project he made illustration cards, which describe his designs. Along with the cards he made a video where you can see him making the illustration poster. The illustration is a self-portrait and every part of it portrays a visual description of what design is to him. In the end the illustration reads:

“Everything is about having good ideas.”

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Jean Paul Gaultier for Diet Coke

A couple of weeks ago Jean Paul Gaultier announced that he is going to be the new creative director for Diet Coke and with this he released a new limited edition bottle work and campaign. The print ads, shot by Jean Paul Gaultier’s friend Stéphane Sednaoui, featured two models in a day & night theme holding a the limited edition bottles and a cardboard with JPG face. The bottles will be available in 9 countries in Europe and a third limited edition bottle will be released later this year.

With this bottles comes also the mini series “The Serial Designer”, starring Jean Paul Gaultier and several marionettes. The marionettes all have a problem related to fashion, when JPG comes to the rescue. He drinks Diet Coke and gets energized and overflowed with ideas for the perfect outfit.