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!