Julien Vallée

A young Canadian designer marries painstaking handcraft with digital finesse

The work of Québec-born graphic designer Julien Vallée practically leaps off the screen, and in some cases literally, as in a paper sculpture that he did for the 2008 Illustrative Zurich Festival. Spray from a can explodes through a stark black background into a thousand primary-colored shards, for a sculpture that is so dynamic, you can hardly believe it isn’t moving. In a move that’s …

Onedotzero: Adventures in Motion

Robot music and a volcano visualization in London's digital and interactive arts festival

Walking into the recent Onedotzero Festival, you might be forgiven for thinking you’re walking into a romanticized version of the future. Celebrating the best in digital creativity, this year the London event presented a diverse program within its Adventures in Motion subset—such as the stimulating talk from Information is Beautiful‘s David McCandless, as well as radical moving images and beautiful audiovisual installations. The festival’s Robotica …

Nice Collective Spring 2010: The Gathering

Digital artist paints animated light graphics on models for fashion label Nice Collective's Northern California camp-themed shoot

For their Spring 2010 collection Nice Collective founders Joe Haller and Ian Hannula brought friends, artists, stylists and models on a camping trip (aka the Gathering) in Northern California “to organically capture imagery of the season’s clothing and product through real experience rather than art direction.” Among the members of the experimental venture, digital artist Andrew Jones’ and photographer Spencer Hansen‘s combined talents led to …