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Spherical Scenery

Marco Suarez's UK Circles are Blissfully Bubbled

— January 24, 2011 — Art & Design
UK Circles is a really neat photo series done by Marco Suarez. The globe-shaped pictures feature nature in beautifully-peaceful scenery. The fact that each picture is contained in a circle could make the viewer want to see what's beyond the bend. This interesting concept adds a bit of wonder to the works.

Marco Suarez is a creative mastermind from South California who specializes in branding, web design and print design.

Implications - As North Americans continue to recover from the recent economic downturn, consumer demand for diversions is still at an all-time high. As such, imagery that offers consumers an escapist experience are faring favorably. Corporations looking to capitalize on this consumer demand may consider offering products and services which distract consumers from their economic concerns.
Trend Themes
1. Circular Imagery - The use of circular imagery creates a unique viewing experience for consumers and can be applied to various industries, such as photography and graphic design.
2. Escapist Experiences - Consumer demand for diversions and experiences that offer an escape from reality presents opportunities for businesses in the entertainment and hospitality industries to innovate.
3. Nature Photography - Nature photography continues to be popular and the use of unique shapes and perspectives can provide disruptive innovation opportunities for photographers and artists.
Industry Implications
1. Photography - Using circular framing or unique perspectives can differentiate photographers in a crowded market and provide a disruptive innovation opportunity.
2. Graphic Design - Incorporating circular elements in branding and design can create a cohesive and unique visual identity for businesses.
3. Entertainment - Offering immersive and escapist experiences, such as virtual reality or interactive installations, can provide opportunities for businesses to differentiate and innovate in the entertainment industry.
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