Author: Yelena

Horror films of the Silent Era

Some of the horror movies of The Silent Era are still shown in the cinemateques. I was lucky enough to attend one of the screening in Brussels to watch one of the early masterpieces The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. This screening inspired me to look back at the history of the cinema and study some Read More

Mikko Lagerstedt’s Photography

Mikko Lagerstedt is capturing emotions of places through photographs. A young photographer from Finland is a master of simplistic atmospheric landscapes and nordic nature. Mikko’s photography featured by BBC, Daily Mail, The Telegraph, Yahoo, Nikon, The Huffington Post and Business Insider www.mikkolagerstedt.com          Read More

London Illustration Fair 2017

London Illustration Fair 2017

London Illustration Fair 2017 will be back  in the first weekend of December. This will be the 7th event which was founded in 2013 by two school friends, Alastair Eland and Sam Bennett. They shared the aim of creating events that capture the enjoyment and creativity of an industry flourishing with talent and passion. The London Read More

Laura Laine

This Helsinki-based fashion illustrator is well-known for creating her striking images of dancing slender muses with flowing hair. Her whimsical unique handwriting  has caught the attention of clients all over the globe including top retailers and magazines such as Vogue and The New York Times. The recent postcard project in collaboration with Fashionary tells the Read More

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Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

V-Zen is introducing a new blog page which will feature our original photos and later some sketches from inspiration trips. Our first one is a photo report from the recent trip to The Saint-Ouen Flea Market in Paris. This picturesque flea market was officially created in 1885 and now represent past and present of Paris in a Read More

Rotterdam

Rotterdam. The City of the Future

During the Second World War bombings of 1940 and 1943, Rotterdam lost more than 6000 buildings and over 26,000 homes. This tragic loss of historical heritage has transformed the city into a testing ground for innovative styles of construction and for the technological experiments like floating architecture, robotic construction, wind powered buildings, 3D printing technologies Read More

Ikko Tanaka

Ikko Tanaka belongs to the same generation of Japanese graphic designers like Kazumasa Nagai and Shigeo Fukuda who gained their recognition for their work worldwide. Tanaka created a style that fused traditional Japanese forms and western modernist simplicity. His greatest legacy is unique way to fuse western and eastern aesthetics. He was born in Nara Read More

Art of the title. Emmy Nominations 2017

Emmy Nominations of 2017 for Outstanding Main Title Design award for TV series were announced on July 13th. Studio Elastic ( American Gods, The Crown and Westworld ) , Imaginary Forces’ ( Stranger Things ) and Prologue ( Bette and Joan ) are nominated for the title videos. Studio Elastic. American Gods Studio Elastic previously Read More

Dior. Couturier du Rêve

Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve

Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve from 5 July 2017 to 7January 2018 The Musée des Arts Décoratifs www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is celebrating the 70th anniversary of one of the most influential and iconic houses of fashion creation of the House of Dior. “Designer of Dreams” is the Biggest Dior Exhibition Ever Staged Read More

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