Available for free for 24 hours starting now is the PSD file of this image above, done by artist Nicolas “Neopen” André,. Fotolia, the stock imaging site, hosts the Ten Collection for which they’ve asked 10 French artists to create a unique high quality piece using images found on their site. Their photoshop file is then offered for free for a day, after it costs $9. This month’s artist Neopen is a French art director, who was enthralled with design at at a young age. Many people agree that education is important and aspire to excel in traditional learning institutions. However education comes in many forms and “school” isn’t for everyone. This certainly applies to Neopen. He is an artist who removed himself from school and teaches himself, quite successfully, with freedom to work on what moves him. He’s done some of everything and has had clientele such as Sean John, Warner music, and EMI. By the way, if you want to learn about a pretty dope non-traditional design institution click here.
At the moment, Neopen has a film making and motion graphics collaboration called Das Schloss with fellow Ten Collection artist Damien “Elroy” Vignaux. So do check out his videos on Vimeo. Also watch his Ten Collection interview below and view examples of his graphic/web design work.
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