Our 200 Best Digital Artists Special will be out in December 2014. What should showcase the book as the cover? Michael Weinzettl puts forward the candidates, giving you a glimpse of what’s inside the upcoming book.
We are currently wrapping up on our next special issue, 200 Best Digital Artists, which will be published along with Vol. 6/2014 of the magazine on 15 December. There is a lot of beautiful work by digital artists and studios to be discovered in the new volume, which will include over 360 pages.
Since this is also the time we go searching about for an image from the book that will serve as a cover, I thought I’d show you all the options we’ve found so far. This time around, however, as this is still an ongoing process with alternatives found every day, we won’t ask for your vote on this. Instead, I present you these cover options only to give you an inkling of what lies in store for you in the upcoming 200 Best.You are of course very welcome to comment below on those you like or don’t like.
One of my favourite contenders for the cover comes from young British 3D Designer Ben Koppel whose “Skull” graced the back cover of the October issue of Creative Review.
Next on the list is this hybrid created by one of the masters of CGI worldwide, Surachai Puthikulangkura who has been featured frequently in the pages of Archive magazine. He’s the guy who among many other memorable CGI images created the feisty pig for Sunlight dish washing liquid.
A less sanguine - yet possibly more attention - grabbing image would be this one by Yves Callewaert, a Belgian photographer based in Lisbon, for his client NEOPOP, a Portuguese music festival.
The next one is a powerful image from Osborne Macharia, a self-taught commercial photographer with a focus on CGI, born and based in Nairobi, Kenya.
From the dramatic to the Terpsichorean. This image is by Bulgarian Lyubomir Sergeev, a conceptual photographer with 17 years of experience behind him.
And finally an image by Electric Art, a Sydney-based creative production specialist leading the way in creative retouching and 3D, motion, interactive and augmented reality. It exhibits a more subtle use of digital artistry, yet is very effective in illustrating the “You’re your skin” concept behind a campaign for Schick Razors by Young & Rubicam, Auckland.
Okay, so now you know our current contenders for the coveted spot on the front of our next Digital Artists special. What do you think? Which one would you like to see there? Please let me know in the Comments section below.
7 November 2014
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