Raphaël Pluvinage and Marianne Cauvard's Noisy Jelly project is a game that allows each player to create their own musical instrument out of jelly. The video for the project uses absolutely no sound editing, and needs to be seen and heard to be believed...
The Naked is an initiative by five artist/curators connected to five independent art spaces based in The Hague, the Netherlands. The goal of The Naked is to set up a unique large scale international exhibition based on the existence of artist run spaces and mentalities; a celebration to alternative practices and other independent organisations dealing with the presentation of art.
The Naked Blog identifies the status of contemporary art as seen from a local point of view. Based on the feedback of many curators and artists around the world we hope to gather a larger overview of the current trends and values that matter within the arts on a global scale.
To make the most of the latest Pinterest craze, French car manufacturer Peugeot is running a clever marketing campaign on the social media site. Peugeot Panama has created a series of boards that reads like an advertisement to showcase its newest models like the Boxer, the 107, and the 3008. Some of the boards are missing images and once the five pictures are found, pinned, and pieced together, they reveal a car model.
The puzzle can be completed by trying to find and match images on Peugeot Panama’s Facebook page or website. The first five people to complete the puzzle boards and share it with Peugeot, will be able to win prizes.
The Brooklyn Superhero Supply store in Park Slope, Brooklyn is a place where you can buy all sorts of superhero supplies. Tools of the trade like grappling hooks, bottles of chaos and gravity, capes, invisibility paint, jars of anti-matter, secret identity kits, deflector bracelets and so much more.
The staff treats the products as real superhero supplies and the customers as real superheros. They even try to get you to quote a superhero oath at checkout.
Like all good comic book heroes, this store has a dual identity. It’s a front for the non-profit creative writing and tutoring centre, 826NYC.
To enter 826NYC, you must go through a swinging bookcase in the BBS store. Proceeds from the BBS store fund 826NYC directly to help young people with their creative writing skills.
Musician and artist Daniel Johnston has released a new comic book, iPad app and album, all based on an epic narrative, titled Space Ducks.
The project, which was spearheaded by Wieden + Kennedy Entertainment, features a comic book published by Boom! Studios, which can be bought online for $19.95. Its full title is Space Ducks – An Infinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness, and here are some images of the cover and a spread (see source).
As you know, being caught without a WiFi connection at SXSW is equivalent to being forced to fight a minotaur without the aid of a sharp weapon: You feel frightened, vulnerable, and totally useless. To help people conquer the SXSW beast, BBH is taking the “Street Newspapers” model and giving it a modern, digital update. Throughout the festival, BBH strategically placing homeless individuals around downtown Austin with cards that explain the Homeless Hotspots program. Should individuals find themselves in a WiFi dead zone, they can contact the person that gave them the card, and the person will find and provide them with a hotspot for the suggested donation for $2 per 15 minutes of service, with all proceeds going to support the Front Steps Shelter.
Recently Google launch a site called Solve for X. Similar to TED conferences objectives, all in the name of making the world a better place.
The project is believed to be linked to Google X, the company’s top-secret lab dedicated to “shoot-for-the-stars” type ideas, such as driverless cars, web-connected appliances, and even space elevators.
The labs are reportedly run “as mysteriously as the C.I.A.,” according to unnamed sources familiar with the project, and housed in two facilities — one in California at the company’s headquarters and one in an undisclosed location elsewhere in the country.
“They’re pretty far out in front right now,” Rodney Brooks, a professor emeritus at M.I.T.’s computer science and artificial intelligence lab and founder of Heartland Robotics, told the Times. “But Google’s not an ordinary company, so almost nothing applies.”
Sublime Simplicity from DBCSC’s new brand: Colin Looking to make offices more homey and home offices more efficient, Swiss designer Colin Schaelli has created the extra.ordinary clothing line as well as the award-winning con.temporary furniture flagship; a unique furniture series that includes a variety of compatible worktables, racks and sideboards.
Made from FSC-certified multiplex plywood and entirely without screws, the pieces are easy to assemble and available in natural or linoleum finishes. Following the company’s sustainable glocal MADE HERE philosophy, all furniture is manufactured, packed and shipped by a local carpenter.
Based in Washington, D.C., the Air Transport Association was the first and remains the only trade organization of the principal U.S. airlines.
With the arrival of a dynamic new CEO, Nicholas Calio, the organization was determined to respond to the global issues that the aviation industry faces in the 21st century. Pentagram’s Michael Bierut and Michael Gericke were retained to assess the organization’s name and tagline, assist in the crafting of a new mission statement and create a new visual identity.
The new name, Airlines for America, makes crystal clear the organization’s fundamental purpose: to foster a business environment that advances the nation’s economy and global competitiveness. The global arena in which that competition takes place is reflected by the new tagline, “We Connect the World.”
The new symbol, five planes coming together to form a star, serves as a visual metaphor for a group of airlines working in concert in service of their country.
This year for the London Design Festival, Outline Editions invited Noma Bar to create an installation. His response, based on a manual embosser, is an interactive sculpture which will allow viewers to create their own prints.
The huge punching machine cuts out exclusive Noma Bar designs with the resulting negative space forming the image—a whimsical interpretation of the designers ongoing fascination with what he prefers to call ‘positive space.’
Gallery visitors select from 36 different GF Smith papers, choose from a selection of Noma’s designs, and then manually feed the paper into the machine. Then with four tons of pressure, the press produces a die-cut print that is signed and numbered as part of a limited edition series.
See rest of source (additional 7 Noma Bar designs);
Now Art.sy, a new online platform, could make those heavy and constantly out of date printed catalogue raisonnes a thing of the past. Art.sy is still in its beta phase, but I recently got the chance to explore its massive resources. It's powered by the Arts Genome Project, an open source platform that tracks and catalogues every artist, arts organization and every performance, exhibition and event in real time (i.e. no more trips to the printer).
Art.sy expands on the concept by making all that information searchable across more than 800 "genes—such as art-historical movements, subject matter and formal qualities.
A recent article in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology makes the claim that creativity walks hand-in-hand with loose ethics. Francesca Gino of Harvard University and Dan Ariely of Duke University conducted a series of experiments in which they asked subjects to complete various ethically ambiguous tasks.
The result: Not only do naturally creative people cheat more than uncreative people, subjects cajoled into thinking outside of the box become cheaters, too.
Last week D&AD held a President's Lecture in London that brought together three greats of the creative industries: Bob Gill, Sir Alan Parker and Lord David Puttnam, to talk about their early careers in advertising and the founding of D&AD (which is 50 years old this year).
While much of the evening was spent reminiscing on the trio's time in advertising in London in the 1960s and 70s, Gill also offered up a piece of pithy advice for those working in the industry today, on how to get a great idea. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it involves creatives turning their backs on the persuasive influence of sites such as YouTube and getting out into the world.
Water calligraphy is a poetic activity that you can observe in many Chinese parks: Artists use a large brush to write Chinese characters using ink instead of water. Minutes after the characters are written, they disappear.