David Baker is a 22 year old illustrator/graphic designer/product designer residing in San Francisco. Currently studying at the Acedemy of Art in San Francisco majoring in illustration. With a passion for menswear, sacred geometry and color David strives to obtain as much knowledge in art and design as possible.
He has collaborated with Publish brand in the past with his unique take on photography which has been featured on Instagram numerous times. His continuous efforts to use his skills to portray his own outlook on Publish has amazed the team here at Publish.
Take a peep at his work below. Definitely keep an eye out for more work from David Baker!
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What if you had the chance to interview your favorite designer, artist, actor, athlete or musician?
What would you ask them? As an avid fan of design, art, and music I have always wondered what inspires those that are part of the upper echelon of their craft? The only problem is I am just a regular person and although I’m sure through the powers of 6 degrees of separation I would likely somehow be linked to these greats. Chances are that I would never get to ask them myself. The Talks is an interesting website that I came across that answers these questions and an assortment of other fascinating questions.
The Talks is a weekly updated online interview magazine. Over the past decade its founders Johannes Bonke and Sven Schumann have met with cultural figures of all kinds. New talks take place while traveling throughout the year.
Some captivating excerpts from The Talks
Takayuki Hori’s exhibition “Oritsunagumono” (which means “things folded and connected”) is intended as a critique of Japan’s polluted coastal waterways, which have nasty effects on the local fauna. The artist printed images of animal skeletons and discarded trash onto translucent sheets of paper, and then folded them into origami animal shapes.
Hori folds each animal — both bones and trash — out of one uncut sheet of paper, so the meticulousness of his design stands as an even more subtle indictment of the pollution problem. Each translucent sheet is first printed with either the images of fragments of an animal’s skeleton, or, on some pages, human-made discarded objects that are often ingested by the animals in the wild. Using the ancient tradition of folded paper, Hori assembles the pages into a three-dimensional model. Once the paper is folded, the printed components are united as a whole, telling the visual story of the animal’s plight to survive in an increasingly polluted and hazardous ecosystem.