Plasticine Art Showcase: Shape Your Imagination

      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.

      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.

      Further Reading on SmashingMag:

          *   [The Beauty of Paper Art](https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/05/the-beauty-of-paper-art/)
      

      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+Kennedy Amsterdam (Netherlands)

      Nike Italy Zambrotta in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Faber Castell plasticine Advertisement by Unitas RNL Santiago (Chile)

      Faber Castell in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Faber Castell in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Onida Washing Machines Advertisement by McCann Erickson Mumbai (India)

      Onida in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Onida in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Freya Lingerie Advertising by Stuart Jackson

      Freya Lingerie in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Freya Lingerie in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Freya Lingerie in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Becks Advertisement by Scholz+Friends Hamburg (Germany)

      Becks in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Becks in Plasticine Art Showcase

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

      Forma Total Gym in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Forma Total Gym in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Nicorette Advertisement by DRAFTFCB KOBZA (Austria)

      Nicorette in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Aniquem Advertisement by McCann Erickson 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 Reid

      Aniquem in Plasticine Art Showcase

      “Young Audience” Poster for Theatre Direct by Barbara Reid

      Aniquem in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Flyer for The Ovnis by Pablo Alfieri

      Esquire in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Book Illustrations

      Barbara Reid

      Aniquem in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Aniquem in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Aniquem in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Artworks

      Amy Vangsgard

      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 Gruenholz

      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 Villalba

      Anna Villalba in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Anna Villalba in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Anna Villalba in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Manuela Martin

      Charlotte Oh

      Charlotte Oh in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Charlotte Oh in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Charlotte Oh in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Tammy Durham

      Tammy Durham in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Tammy Durham in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Tammy Durham in Plasticine Art Showcase

      CactuSoup

      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 Animation, Art Clockey and many others.

      Animatied Movies / TV Series

      The Gumby Show (1957 - …)

      Closed Mondays (1974)

      Morph (1977 - …)

      The Adventures of Mark Twain (1986)

      Wallace and Gromit (1989 - present)

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

      Creature Comforts (1989)

      Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase (1992)

      Loves Me… Loves Me Not (1992)

      Purple and Brown (2006 - …)

      Shaun The Sheep (2007 - …)

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

      Pigeon Pilfer (2009)

      Plasticine Crow (1981) [RU]

      Last Year’s Snow Was Falling (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 Clay (2006)

      Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures (2008)

      Shaun The Sheep


      Plasticine + Web Design

      Microsoft: {You shape} it

      Microsoft: {You shape} it in Plasticine Art Showcase

      lauren.brandcubator

      Wolly in Plasticine Art Showcase

      malum

      Malum in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Plastilina Creativa

      Plastilina Creativa in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Zaramella

      Zaramella in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Plastilin Event

      Plastilin Event in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Plasticine + Typography

      Plasticine Typography in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Plasticine Typography in Plasticine Art Showcase

      Installation Design

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

      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!