1920’s and 30’s Japanese Graphic Design

Posted in Uncategorized on March 21, 2011 by firatgunal

These are some examples from 1920’s and 1930’s Japanese graphic design work. These posters, magazine covers and ads shows us the tendency of a growing modern industry and how they embraced new forms of graphic design.


Pawel Kuzynski

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on March 3, 2011 by firatgunal

Just like Pawel Kuczynski’s satirical art drawings, some works of art are so impressing that when you see them, you fell like they are talking to you. Kuczynski is a Polish artist that is specialized in graphics. He’s best known for his illustrations that makes you think about the society very deeply. It also makes you wonder about politics and I admire people like Kuczynski that uses the medium that they are best at in a creative way to convey a message.



Nikolas Konstantin

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on March 2, 2011 by firatgunal

Nikolas Konstantin is one of my favourite photographers. Main ability of this photographer is his ability to capture emotions. What he tries to do in his photos is to depict people in the most real moment that is possible. He is more like a photojournalist than a photographer because of this. He describes his work as: “I see the world as a silent movie and make screenshots of the most beautiful scenes.”

Infinite Candle

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on January 19, 2011 by firatgunal

Designer Yuya Kurata describes his project as a candle holder, but the only difference is that it makes a new candle underneath as the one that is above melts. It looks like a good idea, but it’s not a complete design in my view because the candles do not get liquefied as much as it would be necessary so it creates a distorted candle. Even though it’s not a complete project the idea of creating an infinite energy source is awesome.

Bokeh Photography

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on January 5, 2011 by firatgunal

This week for Photography class, I had to make some research for different styles of photography. So the term Bokeh is derived from a Japanese word that means “blur”. By giving blur or Bokeh to some parts of the picture, you got the chance to achieve an aesthetic quality. This technique is generally used to show an object stand out in the photo. This effect also can be achieved by out of focus regions of a photo.

Some people might not like this kind of photography and it’s not easy to define a good blur, but if the main subject in the photo is emphasized successfully, I think it becomes a good bokeh.

Adam Kalkin: Container House

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on December 26, 2010 by firatgunal

Adam Kalkin created this shipping container which was originally exhibited at Art Basel Miami in 2005. At the first look it looks like a shipping container, but it opens up into an entire house. With the help of a hydraulic system, this rectangular shipping container turns into a full apartment at the touch of a button. The open structure contains six rooms spread across the container’s floor and walls. On one of the walls there is a double bed, bathroom and even a full size bathtub. On the other wall there is a living room with side tables and a sofa. To complete the home, there is even a library full of books. At the first look, you can’t see the kitchenette and dinning table, but they say that the home also contains them.

Record Clocks in Different Shapes

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on December 21, 2010 by firatgunal

I realized that I’m spending most of time on internet searching for illustrations or videos that impress me rather than looking for design products. Also in my blog I mostly share the illustrations that I find inspiring so this week I tried to spend my time on design products that I find interesting. Now, before I begin I have to say that this isn’t the first time I’ve seen someone apply ideas to a clock design. You can find many examples of clocks that are made out of vinyl record. These clocks are shapes that are wild and weird. There is a gun, a bird, whatever you want. Each of these records is cut to a pattern that can be reproduced, but it’s not something unique when you think about it. What makes these records unique is the limited nature of the record. Every record that turns in to a clock is a limited edition. Now think about that, three ideas are put together into one. Time, music, and a third ingredient that you choose.

Designer: Pavel Sidorenko