Who is BEEPLE?
BEEPLE has been intriguing the people with his dystopian graphics for over 10 years. When I first stumbled across this guy, I couldn’t believe some of the concepts he was creating on a daily basis.
So who is this guy?
BEEPLE is Mike Winkelmann, a graphic designer living in Charleston, SC, USA. Mike predominantly creates dystopian-styled graphics using Cinema 4D & Octane. For over 10 years he has consistently been sharing his artwork through his 'EVERYDAYS' project and his work has become extremely popular amongst the underground music scene, possibly because it resonates so well with the styles of music.
The ‘EVERYDAYS’ project
BEEPLE’s ‘EVERYDAYS’ project is a showcase of pieces created ‘start to finish’ in a single day. I actually found him through one of his daily concepts on Facebook.
The purpose of this project is to help me get better at different things. I am currently on my 12th round of 'EVRYDAYS'. This year I'll be doing a render everyday using Cinema 4D and mostly Octane, instead of trying to learn new software, I will be focusing on some of the fundamentals like colour, composition, value etc.- BEEPLE, Mike Winkelmann
It's worth noting that his first year of EVERYDAYS consisted solely of drawings. He also did a year of photography. At the time of writing this article, he has consecutively created & shared 4,194 daily pieces (That’s a piece every day for over 10 years!) I strongly recommend you check some of these out. They are incredible.
We asked some people to share their analogy of BEEPLE’s work.
"BEEPLE... The name conjures up a veritable lifetime of world's created. I first came across his work for the everyday series project he does. Since then it transports me into all different realities. So much of his work reminds me of multiple different type of post apocalyptic, and future cyber tech fusion. From the isolation one could feel being the lone survivor on an alien world to a blade runner influenced film noir scene, it's there. I love it all because the visions he creates I can easily see existing in future timelines" -- Michael Dambrun
"Artwork, something that can denote emotion, is very powerful to the eye of the beholder. The image I’ve chosen from BEEPLE's work entitled amazon mobile site 2091, is a piece, which to me, shows a couple things. The artist is showing an evolution of technology but not in the way that many people would assume technology will go. This particular piece shows, to me, that there can be a downfall of major companies and the things we may get used to now; may not be there in the future."
"Maybe the artist is worried about where the world will come to, looking in the background it’s barren and seems deserted. However this mobile site remains. Maybe our greed as a race can be our downfall. But that’s what I think is beautiful about art. I may take this piece and think Worldly about it, and another may just think it’s a piece of art that a guy made. It’s all about interpretation." -- Tyler Hewitt
"It's very hard to have a favourite piece from him, but recently I'd have to say 'EVERYTHING NEW' absolutely blew me away when he uploaded it. The lighting is super fluid and convincing. The amount of attention to detail in combination with great choice of audio gives it this very depthy vibe, looks like some sort of dystopian slum made mostly out of shipping containers, really dope." -- Keelan Rushby