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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. Amy Vangsgard in Plasticine Art Showcase 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.

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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.

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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

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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!