November 2014 visual trends: 5 things you must see this month

Short on time and in need of inspiration? Here are the five things you need to see this month: including a beautiful free app, two wonderful exhibitions, a stunning music video and an innovative way to put art on clothing.


Print All Over Me: Leta Sobierajski

Such a good idea we’re not sure why it hadn’t been done before, Print All Over Me allows illustrators and designers to upload their imagery and create numerous digitally printed garments – from shift dresses to trackie bottoms, even trainers – to either order for themselves or allow others to follow suit.

PAOM’s been around for a while, but its new collaboration with illustrator Leta Sobierajski really takes the platform up a notch.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

This annual photography competition premiers at The Natural History Museum before going on an epic journey around 60 international cities. From lighting and composition to colour schemes and pattern, theres a huge number of images to mine for inspiration at this exhibition, such as Fabien Michenet’s Yayoi Kusama-like Little Squid. Runs until 30 August 2015.


Vivian Sassen: Analemma

Radical, conceptual and uncompromising, Vivian Sassen’s fashion photography goes far beyond the practice of photographing clothes. Her surreal style plays with unconventional focal points and often uses models as geometric forms rather than people. This Photographers’ Gallery exhibition honours two decades of her work.

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Strawberry Thief

The Victoria & Albert Museum’s first ever game designer-in-residence Sophia George has released Strawberry Thief, an iPad game inspired by the work of Arts & Craft pioneer William Morris. Users can control a flying bird to draft and colour the Morris fabric of the same name, which George hopes will prove to people that computer games can be relaxing and therapeutic as well as competitive and violent.

Read more about the project in our feature on Strawberry Thief.


Zhu: Paradise Awaits

This incredible animated video for anonymous musician Zhu by Tomek Ducki tells the story of Adam and Eve. The figures were formed using 2D and CG animation, and then painted over frame by frame with acrylics, watercolours, crayons and Ecoline paint.

Once complete all the colours were inverted, with the Ecoline providing the ghostly neons. The result is no mean feat considering how little control Ducki and the team had over the final palette.