Luminous Library

My first attempt at architectural visualization from a few months back. A very Bauhaus/Modernist looking library. I was feeling really inspired by the work of professionals in the field of architectural visualization such as those featured on Ronen Bekerman’s blog: http://www.ronenbekerman.com/

I know it’s rough and unfinished but I learned a lot from it and despite the temptation to make it ‘perfect’ I’ve also learned it’s important to know when to move on to new projects.

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Architecture at The Getty

Short video I made after a recent trip to the Getty Center. By the way, the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena is real gem of an art museum as well. It has a lot of Degas’ paintings and sculptures, as well as some really good Rodin sculptures. I really like the rough, imperfect yet still precise quality to Rodin’s work.

Rodin’s Burghers of Calais

And his Monument to Balzac

Dark Knight Rises

 

Today’s post is an image I created inspired by all the Dark Knight Rises posters which have appeared around LA.

A note on the posters, I really like their bold layout and simplicity. “Dark Knight Rises” is all we need to know. I don’t care for some of the other posters which have taglines like, “The Legend Ends”. The power of the Batman brand is enough that “Dark Knight Rises” is it takes for instant recognition.

I think this one grabs me in particular because of the composition and stark contrast between the opposing sides. Bain is on the right, the side of power, surrounded by dozens of baddies, while Batman strides in quite outnumbered.

I also think it’s clever to have the less important parts of the URL darker in value so that “The Dark Knight Rises” stands out more.

I haven’t seen this one in person but it looks really cool, and I love the fact that all it says is “July 20”: