firms and designers

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Stitches sculpture made by Joyce
Photographed by my father

Super Sculpey Firm and Apoxie Sculpt over a wire armature. Primed and then painted with Acrylics. The sculpture including the wooden base is about 8,5cm tall (measured from the ears to the bottom of the base).

All WIP pictures can be viewed here.
He is for sale! For more information click here
SOLD

The majestic Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

The Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen is a bookshop which was once a Dominican church. Years ago, the church was still a place for people to park bicycles in Maastricht, Netherlands. Architectural firm Merkx+Girod designed the church by altering the interiors a little by adding modern elements and keeping the original architectural style. Successfully opened on Christmas day of the year 2006, Selexyz offers a wide range of popular books and books for professionals. (photo by Ana Compadre)

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Animal crossing sculptures sculpted by Joyce

Super Sculpey Firm and Apoxie Sculpt over a wire armature. Primed and then painted with Acrylics. The sculptures including the base are between 7-9cm tall. All are sculpted in the year 2015. Shown in no particular order. 

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Coco sculpture made by me
Photographed by my father

Super Sculpey Firm and Apoxie Sculpt over a wire armature. Primed and then painted with Acrylics. The sculpture including the wooden base is about 9cm tall (measured from the tips of the ears to the bottom of the base).

All WIP pictures can be viewed here.
Not for sale

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1980. Animal Magnetism

is the seventh album by band Scorpions, released in 31 March.

The album cover was created by Storm Thorgerson of the design firm Hipgnosis and, as with earlier Scorpions album sleeves, courted controversy. However, unlike several of their previous album sleeves the controversy did not result in the cover being replaced with an alternate sleeve. Recalling the cover photo, Thorgerson remarked, “That one was funny. I don’t think we figured it out. We just knew there was something rude somewhere.

The cover of the album insinuates sex and that is what this album delivers. A strong heavy metal album with sexual overtones and in your face ball wagging by the greatest sexmetal band ever! Overall,a classic metal album that should definitely be part of your music!

Klaus Meine   Matthias Jabs   Rudolf Schenker   Francis Buchholz   Herman Rarebell

Crops Ahoy: Farms That Float

No Land? No Problem. If Barcelona-based Forward Thinking Architecture has its way, farms of the future will operate autonomously as they float on the open sea. Stretching eco-friendly concepts to the limit, the ambitious design firm has come up with the idea of Smart Floating Farms, large triple-decker agriculture barges that feature fish farms down below, hydroponic gardens up top, and solar panels on the roof to keep things running. They don’t exist yet, but they’re certainly providing plenty of food for thought.

The concept hits all the current buzzwords: preservation of arable land, local organic food sourcing with less “food mileage,” environmental protection, self-sufficiency and sustainability.

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Cube sculpture made by Joyce
Photographed by my father

Super Sculpey Firm and Apoxie Sculpt over a wire armature. Primed and then painted with Acrylics. The sculpture including the wooden base is about 7cm tall (measured from the top of his head to the bottom of the base).

All WIP pictures can be viewed here
He is for sale! For more information click here
SOLD

The Love Symbol


The creation of the Love Symbol occurred after a long, conceptual brewing process that started as early as 1984 with the release of the hugely successful album and film “Purple Rain.” Prince and his creative team introduced many combinations of the male and female symbols prior to creating the final Love Symbol. In 1992, Prince and his creative team engaged Mitch Monson, who was then creative director and one of four partners of the Minneapolis firm HDMG, to complete the design. Prince and Sotera Tschetter put together a complete visual brief for the Love Symbol, and Mitch and Lizz Luce spent a couple late design nights before landing on the final symbol design that was selected by Prince.


The original symbol artwork that was created was hand-drawn, but the technical process that took that design through development and final execution was unique. Macs did not have the graphic horsepower that the proprietary Video Paintbox Systems had at the time, so the team used a DF/X Composium Paintbox System (then $200,000 to $300,000) to work quickly and efficiently on symbol exploration. Also, since the primary use of these paintbox systems was for animation and not print, they were not ideal for large, high-resolution print output. So the designers had to default to traditional transparency output technology to create final print artwork for the symbol, album cover art, and so on.


It got even more archaic than that for presenting “approvals” to Prince and Sotera. For those reviews, all print artwork was output to VHS tape. Those tapes would then be reviewed by Prince along with the tapes that were routinely presented for music video approvals.


We talked to Monson about the development process and about the significance of the design.


“When you look at a lot of [Prince’s] previous designs, they started more clean and refined and slowly evolved into more curved and organic shapes. The final Love Symbol design included a lot of these more organic, hand-crafted and human forms. Over time, people commonly asked why these imperfect shapes were not more refined and transformed into perfect vector art. The answer: they were never intended to be that way.

We believe all the hard work was worth it because the final Love Symbol design really fit Prince. It’s masculine, but romantic and sensual. It reflects his music and who and what he was, even as the king of reinvention.

Stitches WIP

Just a couple more things and then I’m done painting Stitches! You can see Peter Pan vaguely in the background, I’m busy sculpting his hair and cap. I’ll post a picture when I have worked a bit more on him.