Plasticine Art Showcase: Shape Your Imagination

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Do you remember?.. The first time you played with pieces of modeling clay, melting them in your hands and going deeper and deeper into the colourful plasticine world where your imagination was the only limit. Since the 19th century, when Franz Kolb and William Harbutt independently of each other invented plasticine (modeling clay), it has been used in almost all fields of art: illustration, web design, typography, claymation, installation design.

Plasticine artworks can be found just everywhere: advertisements, book/magazine as well as CD/DVD covers, movies / TV series, music videos, computer / console games, and even web design elements. Below you will find a collection of beautiful plasticine artworks that hopefully will inspire you and give you an idea about how this material can be used in your next design project.

Plasticine + Photography / Illustration

Advertising

Nike Italy by Wieden+Kennedy1 Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Nike Italy Zambrotta in Plasticine Art Showcase2

Faber Castell plasticine Advertisement3 by Unitas RNL Santiago4 (Chile)

Faber Castell in Plasticine Art Showcase5

Faber Castell in Plasticine Art Showcase6

Onida Washing Machines Advertisement by McCann Erickson137 Mumbai (India)

Onida in Plasticine Art Showcase

Onida in Plasticine Art Showcase

Freya Lingerie Advertising8 by Stuart Jackson9

Freya Lingerie in Plasticine Art Showcase

Freya Lingerie in Plasticine Art Showcase

Freya Lingerie in Plasticine Art Showcase

Becks Advertisement by Scholz+Friends Hamburg10 (Germany)

Becks in Plasticine Art Showcase

Becks in Plasticine Art Showcase

Forma Total Gym by Artplan11 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Forma Total Gym in Plasticine Art Showcase

Forma Total Gym in Plasticine Art Showcase

Nicorette Advertisement by DRAFTFCB KOBZA12 (Austria)

Nicorette in Plasticine Art Showcase

Aniquem Advertisement by McCann Erickson137 Peru

Aniquem in Plasticine Art Showcase

Stamyl Advertisement by Maruri Grey (Ecuador)

Stamyl in Plasticine Art Showcase

Stamyl in Plasticine Art Showcase

Stamyl in Plasticine Art Showcase

Magazine Cover Design

Esquire (March 2009) – 30th birthday of plasticine character Morph

Esquire in Plasticine Art Showcase

Poster Design

“The Summer Reading Club” Poster for The Toronto Public Library by Barbara Reid6058181514

Aniquem in Plasticine Art Showcase

“Young Audience” Poster for Theatre Direct by Barbara Reid6058181514

Aniquem in Plasticine Art Showcase

Flyer for The Ovnis16 by Pablo Alfieri17

Esquire in Plasticine Art Showcase

Book Illustrations

Barbara Reid6058181514

Aniquem in Plasticine Art Showcase

Aniquem in Plasticine Art Showcase

Aniquem in Plasticine Art Showcase

Artworks

Amy Vangsgard19

Amy Vangsgard in Plasticine Art Showcase

Amy Vangsgard in Plasticine Art Showcase

Amy Vangsgard in Plasticine Art Showcase

Amy Vangsgard in Plasticine Art Showcase

Irma Gruenholz20

Irma Gruenholz in Plasticine Art Showcase

Irma Gruenholz in Plasticine Art Showcase

Irma Gruenholz in Plasticine Art Showcase

Irma Gruenholz in Plasticine Art Showcase

Ana Villalba21

Anna Villalba in Plasticine Art Showcase

Anna Villalba in Plasticine Art Showcase

Anna Villalba in Plasticine Art Showcase

Manuela Martin22

Charlotte Oh23

Charlotte Oh in Plasticine Art Showcase

Charlotte Oh in Plasticine Art Showcase

Charlotte Oh in Plasticine Art Showcase

Tammy Durham24

Tammy Durham in Plasticine Art Showcase

Tammy Durham in Plasticine Art Showcase

Tammy Durham in Plasticine Art Showcase

CactuSoup25

CactuSoup in Plasticine Art Showcase

CactuSoup in Plasticine Art Showcase

CactuSoup in Plasticine Art Showcase

Plasticine + Animation = Claymation

Clay animation, or claymation as it is popularly known, is one of the types of stop-motion animation which is extremely laborious. Each animated piece is sculpted in plasticine clay. Some of the best-known clay-animation artists and studios include Will Vinton, Aardman Animation26, Art Clockey and many others.

Animatied Movies / TV Series

The Gumby Show27 (1957 – …)

Closed Mondays28 (1974)

Morph29 (1977 – …)

The Adventures of Mark Twain30 (1986)

Wallace and Gromit (1989 – present)

Wallace and Gromit in “A Matter of Loaf and Death”31 (2008)

Creature Comforts32 (1989)

Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase33 (1992)

Loves Me… Loves Me Not34 (1992)

Purple and Brown35 (2006 – …)

Shaun The Sheep36 (2007 – …)

Chess Game “Poole – HAL 9000″ (from the “2001: A Space Odyssey” movie)

Pigeon Pilfer37 (2009)

Plasticine Crow38 (1981) [RU]

Last Year’s Snow Was Falling39 (1983) [RU]

From Iljitsch to Kuzmich (2000 – …) [RU]

Movie / TV Opening Title Sequences

Freaked

Freaked in Plasticine Art Showcase

Freaked in Plasticine Art Showcase

Spokoynoy nochi, malyshi! [RU]

Advertising

Levi’s

Sony Bravia: Play-doh

Chevron Cars

American Express: Modelling Clay by OgilvyOne London

Xbox 360

Music Videos

Frank Zappa – Baby Snakes (1979)

John Fogerty – Vanz Kant Danz (1987)

Grizzly Bear – Ready, Able (2009)

Paolo Nutini – Pencil Full Of Lead (2009)

Computer / Console Games

Claymates (1993)

Claymates in Plasticine Art Showcase

ClayFighter (1993)

ClayFighter in Plasticine Art Showcase

Primal Rage (1994)

Primal Rage in Plasticine Art Showcase

The Neverhood (1996)

SkullMonkeys (1998)

SkullMonkeys in Plasticine Art Showcase

Platypus (2002)

Platypus Rage in Plasticine Art Showcase

Gumby vs. the Astrobots (2005)

Gumby vs. the Astrobots in Plasticine Art Showcase

Cletus Clay40 (2006)

Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures41 (2008)

Shaun The Sheep

Plasticine + Web Design

Microsoft: {You shape} it42

Microsoft: {You shape} it in Plasticine Art Showcase43

lauren.brandcubator44

Wolly in Plasticine Art Showcase45

malum46

Malum in Plasticine Art Showcase47

Plastilina Creativa48

Plastilina Creativa in Plasticine Art Showcase49

Zaramella50

Zaramella in Plasticine Art Showcase51

Plastilin Event52

Plastilin Event in Plasticine Art Showcase53

Plasticine + Typography

Plasticine Typography in Plasticine Art Showcase

Plasticine Typography in Plasticine Art Showcase

Further Resources

Installation Design

James May’s “Plasticine Paradise” garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2009 on May 19-23, 2009 in London, England56.

James May's Plasticine Garden in Plasticine Art Showcase

James May's Plasticine Garden in Plasticine Art Showcase

James May's Plasticine Garden in Plasticine Art Showcase

Plasticine Art Tutorials

What do you think?

What is your opinion on plasticine art? In case any exceptional plasticine works haven’’t been covered, please feel free to use the comments area to share your thoughts and suggest other beautiful works. We are looking forward to your feedback and your thoughts!

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.wk.com/
  2. 2 http://www.wk.com/
  3. 3 http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/faber_castell_plasticine_tomato
  4. 4 http://www.agenciaunitas.cl/
  5. 5 http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/faber_castell_plasticine_tomato
  6. 6 http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/faber_castell_plasticine_tomato
  7. 7 http://www.mccann.com/
  8. 8 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Plasticine/107101
  9. 9 http://www.stujackson.co.uk/
  10. 10 http://www.s-f.com/
  11. 11 http://www.artplan.com.br/
  12. 12 http://www.draftfcbi.at/
  13. 13 http://www.mccann.com/
  14. 14 http://www.barbarareid.ca/
  15. 15 http://www.barbarareid.ca/
  16. 16 http://www.myspace.com/theovnis
  17. 17 http://www.pabloalfieri.com/
  18. 18 http://www.barbarareid.ca/
  19. 19 http://www.amyvangsgard.com/
  20. 20 http://www.deplastilina.com/
  21. 21 http://www.anavillalba.com/
  22. 22 http://www.elgarabatofeliz.com/ingles/manuela/index.php?id=1
  23. 23 http://www.charlotteoh.com/
  24. 24 http://www.tammydurham.com/
  25. 25 http://www.cactusoup.com/
  26. 26 http://www.aardman.com/
  27. 27 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050022/
  28. 28 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071337/
  29. 29 http://www.morphfiles.com/
  30. 30 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088678/
  31. 31 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1118511/
  32. 32 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099317/
  33. 33 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104908/
  34. 34 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104768/
  35. 35 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0799892/
  36. 36 http://www.shaunthesheep.com/
  37. 37 http://pigeonpilfer.com/
  38. 38 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkD1VdwRB8A
  39. 39 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0219233/
  40. 40 http://www.cletusclay.com/
  41. 41 http://www.telltalegames.com/wallaceandgromit
  42. 42 http://www.microsoft.com/youshapeit/
  43. 43 http://www.microsoft.com/youshapeit/
  44. 44 http://www.lauren.brandcubator.net/
  45. 45 http://www.lauren.brandcubator.net/
  46. 46 http://www.malum.pl/
  47. 47 http://www.malum.pl/
  48. 48 http://www.malum.pl/
  49. 49 http://www.plastilinacreativa.com/
  50. 50 http://www.malum.pl/
  51. 51 http://www.zaramella.com.ar/
  52. 52 http://www.plastilin-event.ru/
  53. 53 http://www.plastilin-event.ru/
  54. 54 http://www.bombastudio.pl/index.php?/identity/plastelinowa-typografia-new/
  55. 55 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/plasticine-typo/310776
  56. 56 http://www.rhs.org.uk/showsevents/chelsea/2009/index.asp
  57. 57 http://www.barbarareid.ca/workingwithplasticine.html
  58. 58 http://www.barbarareid.ca/
  59. 59 http://www.barbarareid.ca/makingpictures.html
  60. 60 http://www.barbarareid.ca/

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  1. 1

    Excellent representation of this very modern art medium. Would have loved to have known about this so I could have submitted some of my paintings done w/polymer. Amazing pieces – thanks for sharing!

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  2. 52

    You are genius!!!

    Great!!

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  3. 103

    Another example of dimensional illustration using plasticine and polymer clay sculptures can be found at: suzannedelrizzo.blogspot.com

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  4. 154

    Wow !!
    Very very very creative stuff !!
    awesome

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  5. 205

    Nice post.enjoy it

    EatinQueens.com

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  6. 256

    Great collection and very different, really enjoyed the post. I love all the different styles and personalities.

    Ahhhh and Skull Monkeys, that was my favourite game growing up, anyone else ever played it? Fun game with some good humour.

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  7. 307

    You didn’t mention the possibility of creating cartoons with plasticine….if you wanna see some examples just visit my blog(francosfreax.blogspot.com).

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  8. 358

    Amazing collection of work! Also, check-out Creative Review recently published an article on some Plasticine Star Wars characters by Illustrator Elliott Quince.

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  9. 409

    this thread is missing PROMOETHEUS n BOB Tapes! Nikelodeon!

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  10. 460

    all of them are so creative how did they ever came up with dat

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  11. 511

    raw and interesting.

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  12. 562

    Where or how can I exhibit my PLASTICINE art

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