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Absolut Art Bureau – Absolut Art Award

Absolut Art Bureau – Absolut Art Award | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

NEW FORMAT FOR 2013 ABSOLUT ART AWARD

 

Absolut Art Bureau is pleased to announce a new format for the Absolut Art Award. The new format, which was conceived in close collaboration with art world opinion formers, highlights Absolut Art Bureau’s commitment to creative practitioners working across disciplines to stimulate new thinking.

There are three main changes to the format of the Absolut Art Award:

1. The introduction of two categories: art work and art writing
2. The possibility of creating a dream project in each category
3. A hybrid selection process combining open and closed nomination techniques.

 

The selection panel will be led by Jury President, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director of dOCUMENTA (13).

 

ART WORK

This category is a EUR 20,000 cash prize, complemented by a budget of up to EUR 100,000 to produce an art work. The work will then be donated to one of Absolut’s partner institutions. The prize also includes a lifetime supply of Absolut vodka.

 

ART WRITING

This category is a EUR 20,000 cash prize, complemented by a budget of up to EUR 25,000 to be used for the publication and distribution of a new publication. Absolut Art Bureau will collaborate with leading publishing houses on the design of the book, which will form part of the new Absolut Critical Writing Series, and which will be distributed in leading bookstores as well as online. The prize also includes a lifetime supply of Absolut vodka.

 

THE POSSIBILITY OF CREATING A “DREAM PROJECT” IN EACH CATEGORY

Absolut Art Bureau is excited by the possibility of offering the opportunity to an artist and a writer to create their “dream project.” The Absolut Art Award gives creative practitioners the chance to work free from commercial constraints and action a new or an unrealised project. Winning artists will receive up to EUR 100,000 toward the realization of a work they would not otherwise have been able to undertake. The only limitation on the art work is that it must be less than 100 sq m in size. Winning art writers will receive up to EUR 25,000 toward writing – this could be a new essay, a series of essays or short books. Absolut Art Bureau will also collaborate with an art publisher to disseminate these texts in a series devoted to award-winning art writing.

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8 Fantastic Sites to Help Keep Your Kids Creative

8 Fantastic Sites to Help Keep Your Kids Creative | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

By Pinar Noorata (from My Modern Met)

June 27, 2012

 

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Have no fear because we've got a list of some fantastic websites that can put you parents at ease, knowing your child is using their minds and being creative all while they are visually stimulated and entertained.

 

http://www.kerpoof.com

 

 

http://kids.tate.org.uk

 

 

http://builtbykids.com

 

 

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids

 

 

http://fluxtime.com

 

 

http://www.sesamestreet.org

 

 

http://makeprojects.com/c/Kids

 

 

http://pizap.com

 

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70 Designers Recreate The 1st Page of "Great Expectations"

70 Designers Recreate The 1st Page of "Great Expectations" | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

26TH JUNE 2012 by HARRISON WEBER

 

What happens when 70 graphic designers redesign the first page of Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations?” Well, as you can see below, GraphicDesign& found out and has released an entire book dedicated to this atypical design prompt.

 

The book, Page 1: Great Expectations, includes contributions from the likes of Tony Chambers of Wallpaper* and Luke Hayman of Pentagram, and is certainly worth a look, if only to witness the power of typography to change the tone of text.

 

You’ll have to buy the book ($15) to see everything, but the images above and below should you a good idea of what it’s all about. The concept of introducing experimental typography into a very traditional realm of literature makes for interesting results. Imagine an entire book that was set in type like this!

 

http://www.graphicdesignand.com/outputs/bliss/page-1

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Diesel Fresh & Bright: the Art of Color

Diesel & SuperHeroes Amsterdam present, The Art of Color. An interactive exhibition depicting coloring art installations, which are as ‘Fresh & Bright’ as the colors featured in the new Diesel Fresh & Bright underwear collection.

 

The exhibition is composed of three installations exploring the nature of underwear’s relationship to masculinity – it’s the ultimate tangram for the candy boys. Licking Lollipops give viewers a real taste of the Boxer Trunks in ‘Oh mother where art thou’. The Briefs are colored by a unicorn in ‘How she used to look at me’. Meanwhile Brainy Handroids take control over the Boxer Briefs in, ‘Your mind sprays tricks’.

 

Visit the interactive installation on www.diesel.com/freshandbright

 

See review (in Dutch);

http://www.reclameweek.nl/bureau-nieuws/superheroes-lanceert-nieuwe-diesel-campagne-(20483).html

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Floating cyclists

Floating cyclists | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Kottke.org

JUN 25 2012

 

Zhao Huasen takes photos of people on bicycles and erases the bicycles.

 

http://www.feizi-gallery.com/artist.asp?id=89

 

http://www.faithistorment.com/2012/05/floating-photos-by-zhao-huasen.html

 

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Google Australia and Lego launch Build, a WebGL Lego simulator

Google Australia and Lego launch Build, a WebGL Lego simulator | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Google Australia and Lego have launched Build, a WebGL Lego simulator. Build takes a (Google) map of Australia and New Zealand, divides it into tiny plots of land, and invites you to get creative with 3D lego blocks. Once you pick your plot, you'll have a 32 x 32 grid to build in. There are 120 (12 shapes in 10 colors) standard Lego blocks as well as a pre-fabricated door and window to choose from.

 

http://buildwithchrome.com/

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Typographic Love: Food Type

Typographic Love: Food Type | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Posted by pixellogo on June 25, 2012 in Design & Style

 

Experimental typography is apparently what’s in right now. Nuria Bringué probably had that in mind when she created these very cool (edible?) characters out of different types of food, in a way to bring typography into the subject that’s gonna be tackled. In this case Bringué had to design seven different covers for a book collection about healthy eating and she kept it simple by doing a creative twist on typography work. She carved the letters into different kinds of food, each one representing a different food group: dairy, fruits, vegetables, meat, etc. By using the same font for the different words, she creates a continuity throughout the books, achieving a concise look for the collection. Also, keeping the same font as a base makes the produce pop up, making the textures and colors prevail over type.

 

http://cargocollective.com/nuriabringue

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Gallery / Editorial illustrations by Kyle Bean

Gallery / Editorial illustrations by Kyle Bean | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Since graduating from the University of Brighton, "Kyle Bean":http://www.kylebean.co.uk/ has been making editorial illustrations and constructing objects...
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Hermès Reveals Polaroid-Inspired Scarves By Japanese Photographer

Hermès Reveals Polaroid-Inspired Scarves By Japanese Photographer | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto has designed limited edition scarves for fashion house Hermès’ Hermès Editeur.

 

The ‘Couleurs de l’ombre’ limited-edition silk scarves are inspired by Polaroids of the artist’s ‘Color of Shadow’ collection.

In his ‘Color of Shadow’ artworks, Sugimoto used a Polaroid camera to take long-exposure shots of cinema screens, light passing through prism, and extreme close-ups of colors to create vibrant and colourful photos.

Hermès selected some of Sugimoto’s Polaroids and printed them on silk scarves using ink jet printing.

Each scarf, measuring 56-inches by 56-inches, will retail at about US$8,860 each.

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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Programme Info

Holland Festival

The Netherlands

 

Some five years ago a world famous performance artist asked an equally famous theatre director to co-create a work about her life. The result has already been hailed as legendary. In a series of sublimely lit tableaux, Robert Wilson stages his biography of Marina Abramović, creating a magical reality that comes to us in hypnotic slow motion. Abramovic plays the role of her own mother, portraying her as a wicked witch that poisoned Abramović’ youth, while Willem Dafoe delivers a spell-binding performance as a crazed, puppet-like narrator and Antony’s vulnerable voice combines with the haunting music to put text, staging, image and sound in perfect balance. This is a piece of stunning beauty, the defining work of a generation.

 

Video;

http://youtu.be/NAOK7Va_3vE

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An Absurd, Real-World Reinterpretation Of Your Facebook Feed

An Absurd, Real-World Reinterpretation Of Your Facebook Feed | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

NICOLAS RITTER SET OUT TO CREATE A SERIES OF ABSURDLY LITERAL RECREATIONS OF HOW WE BEHAVE IN ONLINE SPACE.

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BBC Wimbledon 2012 Promo

Promo campaign created by Red Bee Media for BBC Sport to promote Wimbledon 2012.


Creative Head: Joe Lee
Design / Post: Mainframe
Editor: Ray Stevens

 

See review at;

http://www.designweek.co.uk/news/red-bee-creates-typographic-campaign-for-wimbledon/3034761.article

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32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow

32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
An abridged guide to the many ways that your day is about to get better.

 

1. Electric Clothes
2. The New Coffee
3. Analytical Undies
4. Morning Multi-Tasker

 

read more at;

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/06/03/magazine/innovations-issue.html

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What Realtors Could Learn From Fashion And Ad Gurus

What Realtors Could Learn From Fashion And Ad Gurus | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

It goes without saying that real estate marketing isn’t the world’s most progressive field. Browse some online property listings--with the small, grainy photographs and the oddly dated decor and the Realtors who look like they’re posing for a portrait at the local Olan Mills--and it becomes abundantly, painfully obvious. If real estate is as much about selling an image as it is about selling property, and surely it is, then why does that image look like an embarrassing Polaroid from a 1980s youth?

 

Here to inject a big dose of sex appeal into the limp world of residential real estate is Fantastic Frank, a young, Stockholm-based real estate agency that has built a vibrant business model on sleek decor, impeccable photography, and a promiscuous social-media presence. The company hires photographers and stylists from high-gloss industries, including fashion, advertising, and architecture, to transform ho-hum apartments into temples of modern design that wouldn’t seem out of place in the pages of Elle Decor.

 

Then, Fantastic Frank lobs its photographs around the web, sharing them with design blogs and interior design magazines, in addition to standard-issue property sites. “We’re actually not doing anything radically new,” CEO Tomas Backman tells us. “We’re just using the communication attitude from the fashion and ad agency industries and applying it to the sleeping gray real estate branch.”

 

http://www.fantasticfrank.se

 

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See also FastcoDesign article on Airbnb website (The New Airbnb Focuses On Pretty Pics Rather Than Searches);

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670158/the-new-airbnb-focuses-on-pretty-pics-rather-than-searches#1

 

 

 

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These Book Covers Are Custom Made to Match Your Library

These Book Covers Are Custom Made to Match Your Library | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

WIRED | BY JOSEPH FLAHERTY

06.25.12 4:08 PM

 

What happens when product designer Philippe Starck needs 1,500 books — all with white spines — to fill out the shelves in a posh new Miami hotel? He calls on Thatcher Wine (that's a name, not a varietal) to curate the collection.

Now Wine isn't a book designer, but he does design with books. It started as a hunt for special volumes at thrift stores and estate sales to resell on eBay. But his efforts soon expanded into an entire outfit. Wine's Boulder-based company, Juniper Books, cleverly fills out shelves using both custom covers created for classic works as well as a curated selection of existing editions. The result brings fresh design thinking to a centuries-old industry.

 

http://juniperbooks.com/

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What Aomame (1Q84 by Haruki Murakami) looks like....

What Aomame (1Q84 by Haruki Murakami) looks like.... | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Anna // 03 June 2012

 

We all know our fictional literal characters, but imagining what they might have looked like is always a hard thing to do. Illustrator Brian Joseph Davis decided to transform literal characters into ‘real’ human beings, by using a special computer program and composition sketches. The photos immediately have a slight sinister air about them, but it really is fascinating to see what the imagination can do for us.

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Uniqlo Mesmerizes Pinterest Users With Mass Pinning

Uniqlo Mesmerizes Pinterest Users With Mass Pinning | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Posted by Sheila Shayon on June 26, 2012 10:51 AM

 

Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo just tried something a little different on Pinterest: a social marketing/branded content campaign, the "Uniqlo Dry Mesh Project," that aimed to cut through ‘scrolling slumber’ with a simultaneous pinning event (some might say hacking) that attempted to animate the images to catch users' attention on the social scrapbooking site.
A series of branded mosaics were posted simultaneously on Pinterest across multiple categories (such as "Geek"). As users scroll through their favorites they encounter the giant blocks of images that coalesce into a larger, branded mosaic that seems to animate on scrolling down. Images of Dry Mesh T-shirts —which are designed to keep a wearer dry by wicking away sweat — created the mosaics. The result was certainly a visually arresting animation for an otherwise visually boring, mono-colored product.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5FM-VcE7UA&feature=player_embedded

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Colorful Exploding Water Balloons - My Modern Metropolis

Colorful Exploding Water Balloons - My Modern Metropolis | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
London-based photographer Edward Horsford has mastered the technique of timing in these photographs that feature split-second water balloon explosions.
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Artist Creates Mosaics Of New York Icons Using Discarded Metro Cards - DesignTAXI.com

Artist Creates Mosaics Of New York Icons Using Discarded Metro Cards - DesignTAXI.com | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Manhattan-based artist Nina Boesch has taken thousands of discarded metro cards by fellow New Yorkers, and turned them into wonderful mosaics of New York-inspired iconographies.

 

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http://www.metrocardyourself.com/index.html

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Humans Since 1982/ Clock Clock Typeface | Design Log

Humans Since 1982/ Clock Clock Typeface | Design Log | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

19 June 2012

 

Swedish Designers Humans Since 1982 developed digital signage for Design Miami/ Basel 2012 in their Clock Clock Typeface.

 

http://bit.ly/MTwy4q

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World’s smallest legible font : DNA Sans

World’s smallest legible font : DNA Sans | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

This Font Made Of DNA Isn’t Just For Kicks


THE TECH BEHIND IT COULD HELP IN BIOLOGICAL WATERMARKING AND NANO-ASSEMBLY, FOR STARTERS..

 

I once thought I’d discovered the world’s smallest legible font, but ace science journalist Ed Yong has proven me way wrong. Not only did he dig up a font made out of microscopic fragments of DNA, he actually wrote a blog post about it in that font.

 

Read more at; http://bit.ly/KZizf4

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5 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People

by Weinschenk

 

Great presenters understand how people think, learn, and react. In this video Dr. Weinschenk shares 5 Things from her book, "100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People".
If you want to receive a poster of the illustrations from the video email us at thebrainlady@gmail.com and we will email a PDF to you.

 

Vimeo; http://vimeo.com/44267609

 

See review via @brainpicker;

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/06/20/things-every-presenter-should-know-about-people-susan-weinschenk/

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Jeroen Parade trekt over de Aa

Jeroen Parade trekt over de Aa | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Trouw

21/06/12, 00:00

 

In 2016 herdenkt de stad Den Bosch dat de middeleeuwse schilder Jheronimus Bosch er vijfhonderd jaar geleden overleed. Vanaf 2010 vindt elk jaar de Bosch Parade plaats waarbij kunstenaars, kunsthistorici en inwoners een vloot van kunstobjecten ontwerpen die zijn geïnspireerd op het werk van de beroemde Nederlandse schilder. Dit jaar worden er twintig kunstwerken over de rivier de Aa voortbewogen zonder gebruik te maken van stroom of brandstof. De Parade, die gisteren voor het eerst te zien was, wordt dit jaar voor het eerst voorafgegaan door de Jeroen Parade: een vloot van vaartuigen die door kinderen van Bossche basisscholen zijn gemaakt. De vloot is ook dit weekend te zien. Met de Bosch Parade wordt het seizoen voor buitenfestivals geopend. Vandaag begint in Rotterdam ook het Theaterfestival de Parade.

 

 

(foto: koen verheijden)

 

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As from 2010, every third week of June a floating, paddling and wading parade of specially designed works of arts roams the waters of ’s‑Hertogenbosch: Bosch Parade. Professional visual artists, designers, composers, directors and choreographers get inspired by the works and body of ideas of their illustrious predecessor Jheronimus Bosch. Amateur artists, artisans, sports and other associations and enthusiastic volunteers help to realise their artistic creations.

Commissioned by the Jheronimus Bosch 500 Foundation, Bosch Parade is produced by Messo (Marc Eysink Smeets and Stephan Grilis). Artistic direction: Miesjel van Gerwen.
Bosch Parade is sponsored by OP-Zuid/European Union.

 

See; http://www.bosch500.nl/en/programme/manifestation/vision-of-the-city/bosch-parade

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Photo Book Paints Cosmetic Surgery Offices as Beauty Factories

Photo Book Paints Cosmetic Surgery Offices as Beauty Factories | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
In the new book, Singular Beauty, photographer Cara Phillips takes viewers into the heart of what she calls the “industrial beauty complex...
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The (F)Lying Dutchman | Social Media Experiment

The (F)Lying Dutchman | Social Media Experiment | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

DONDERDAG 22 MRT 2012

 

Hij heet niet eens Jarno Smeets, de 31-jarige Nederlander die sinds gisteren wereldberoemd is door zijn zogenaamde vlucht met zelfgemaakte vleugels. Vanavond vertelde Floris Kaayk, zoals 'ie echt heet, in De Wereld Draait Door dat het allemaal nep was.

 

Dat deed hij vooral vanwege de twijfel die de afgelopen 24 uur de ronde deed.

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