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Jenny Holzer: drawn to the dark side

Jenny Holzer: drawn to the dark side | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Stuart Jeffries
guardian.co.uk, Monday 4 June 2012 18.36 BST

 

Jenny Holzer's stark, often shocking slogans have graced T-shirts, posters, LEDs and even condoms. As a show of her early work opens, the US artist tells Stuart Jeffries why she's drawn to dreadful things

 

One day, Jenny Holzer saw a picture. It showed a woman with her legs spread, lying in a forest after being raped and murdered. The drawing, by the unflinching German artist Käthe Kollwitz, provoked Holzer to write some text in the voice of an imagined adviser to the attacker. "Crack the pelvis so she lies right. This is a mistake. When she dies you cannot repeat the act. The bones will not grow together again and the personality will not come back."

 

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Editorial Beauties: Russian Children’s Illustrated Books | NYC

Editorial Beauties: Russian Children’s Illustrated Books | NYC | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Posted by pixellogo on June 4, 2012 in Design Editorial

 

There’s an exhibition taking place in NY called “The Experimental Art of Russian Children’s Book” which features some pieces (contemporary and old) of impressive kids’ books that are a precise example of Russian graphic design history. The illustrations and overall style are direct heirs of the ever-present soviet propaganda with also a big influence from the constructivism art movement.


The exhibition showcases original historic illustrated books from private collections as well as experimental graphic constructions that are quite impressive by the display of artistic talent, but also the age of the authors: 3 to 16 year old kids! All the pieces are a great source of inspiration for typographic work, a category in which Russian design never disappoints, specially considering how young their artists start creating!

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Control Arms | Verkoop je eigen wapen op Zwartemarktplaats

Control Arms | Verkoop je eigen wapen op Zwartemarktplaats | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Iedere handtekening betekent een sterkere oproep aan de wereldleiders voor een sterk wapenhandelverdrag.

 

Teken daarom de petitie, deel het met je vrienden en vraag hen ook te tekenen voor een veiligere wereld!

 

www.controlarms.nl

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Font made out of 540 iPhone apps

Font made out of 540 iPhone apps | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Jan 17th 2011 at 6:00PM

by David Quilty

 

Sure, you may have already picked up your Steve Jobs mosaic print made from Apple products, but do you have a font made entirely from 540 iPhone apps? I didn't think so! Tumblr We Love Apple posted about this font made by Oriol Fernandez Tur, a catalan art director from Barcelona with "too much free time" -- his own words. Organizing iPhone apps by color, Tur invented his own typeface font, with each page of apps being a different letter of the alphabet.

 

While some Apple fans may just want to change the note-taking font on their iPad to Helvetica or make their own custom signature in the Mail.app, truly dedicated fanboys and fangirls everywhere might want to check out Tur's custom iPhone app font and try to make it their own. The font is a little tough to read, but at the very least, it could be used to leave secret messages on friends' iPhones or iPads.

 

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Graphic Design Classics: Lance Wyman

Graphic Design Classics: Lance Wyman | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Posted by pixellogo on June 1, 2012 in Design & Style

 

Lance Wyman is probably one of the biggest names in graphic design. The New Jersey born started his career with an industrial design degree, but soon enough his focus would shift towards logo design. This was back in the 1960′s when design was just starting to arrive in American shores like an European trend, but it wasn’t long until it picked up fast. Wyman was then on clear ground with a wide range of innovation work, coming up with some of the greatest pieces of its time; such as the Mexico Summer Olympic Games of 1968, a magnificent display of the modernist style.

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Paper Origami Rainbows Along the Streets of Paris - My Modern Metropolis

Paper Origami Rainbows Along the Streets of Paris - My Modern Metropolis | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Posted by Katie Hosmer on June 1, 2012 at 8:00am

 

We have seen a lot of amazing paper artists recently and, in the past few months, we have also been inspired by many street artists around the world. Now, French artist Mademoiselle Maurice combines those two art forms into this unique rainbow origami street art. In these urban installations, Miss Maurice creates fantastic collections of geometric origami shapes and places them in patterns along the streets of Paris.

The bright colors and prominent placement along city streets make these works highly visible and not easy to ignore. The artist’s intentional prominent placement challenges viewers to reflect upon the installations and to become more aware of their interactions with the environment.

She says, “I like to imagine, during the manufacturing of these origami, that each fold is a reflection of a people or even an individual, and I like to make connections between these imaginary, positive individuals. This art can be seen as a human network through the solidarity of all of these accumulations of paper.”

If unique origami is what you are seeking, you may also like these tea bags that expand into origami shapes as you prepare your afternoon tea!

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Typographic Urban Marker helps tourists find beach in Melbourne

Typographic Urban Marker helps tourists find beach in Melbourne | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Posted by pixellogo on May 31, 2012 in Design & Style

 

Melbourne city has a new welcome for their visitors in a very typographically appropriate manner. Stephen Banham, Australian typographer and writer was the man behind this city landmark, a total of 2.4 tonnes of type that are installed on the Frankston railway station in Melbourne. An adequate greeting for all the visitors coming to the shore in the form of a six meters long and red coated galvanized steel phrase that also doubles as public seating.
This is a perfect example of how design can make a difference in a city by the means of overtaking the public spaces. “Good” design takes over the streets then, it’s around everyone and becomes part of the spirit of the city.

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1st Cookbook you can actually read, cook and eat

1st Cookbook you can actually read, cook and eat | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

The first and only Cookbook you can actually read, cook and eat. Made out of 100% fresh pasta it can be opened, filled with ingredients and finally be cooked. Packaged as classic lasagna. The Cookbook was designed as a special project for a large publishing house.

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Algorithmic Design and the 9/11 Memorial

Algorithmic Design and the 9/11 Memorial | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Jer Thorp | June 10, 2011

 

In late October, 2009, I received an e-mail from Jake Barton from Local Projects, titled plainly ‘Potential Freelance Job’. I read the e-mail, and responded with a reply in two parts: First, I would love to work on the project. Second, I wasn’t sure that it could be done.

 

The project was to design an algorithm for placement of names on the 9/11 memorial in New York City. In architect Michael Arad‘s vision for the memorial, the names were to be laid according to where people were and who they were with when they died – not alphabetical, nor placed in a grid. Inscribed in bronze parapets, almost three thousand names would stream seamlessly around the memorial pools. Underneath this river of names, though, an arrangement would provide a meaningful framework; one which allows the names of family and friends to exist together. Victims would be linked through what Arad terms ‘meaningful adjacencies’ – connections that would reflect friendships, family bonds, and acts of heroism. through these connections, the memorial becomes a permanent embodiment of not only the many individual victims, but also of the relationships that were part of their lives before those tragic events.

 

 

 

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http://www.911memorial.org/names-arrangement

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­Dream of all Italians: Gay couple unveil dead Berlusconi artwork (PHOTOS) — RT

­Dream of all Italians: Gay couple unveil dead Berlusconi artwork (PHOTOS) — RT | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

RT

Published: 29 May, 2012, 19:07
Edited: 30 May, 2012, 20:23

 

The first ever married gay couple has created an ironic installation poking fun at Silvio Berlusconi, hinting at his sins and highlighting the personality cult around the former Prime Minister.
Titled The Dream of Italians, a smiling silicone Berlusconi doll lies inside a transparent glass case, Italian Corriere della Sera reports. The name refers to a phrase used by the former Prime Minister on the phone to one of his girlfriend, where he described himself as "the dream of all Italians".


The Berlusconi doll’s eyes are closed, yet he smiles, lying on a satin pillow in a double-breasted jacket with Mickey Mouse slippers on his feet, one hand inside unzipped pants and the other on the History of Italy.


Artists Antonio Garullo and Mario Ottocento, who were also the first gay couple to get married in 2002 in Amsterdam, created the installation.

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1,240-page book contains Google image results for every word in the dictionary

1,240-page book contains Google image results for every word in the dictionary | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Designtaxi | 30 May 2012

 

UK-based artists Ben West and Felix Heyes have created a book that visually interprets the dictionary in 2012.

 

Entitled ‘Google’, the 1,240-page book contains the first Google image results for every word in the dictionary—21,000 words from the average English dictionary is represented using the first images displayed on Google’s image search.

“We used two PHP scripts my brother Sam wrote for us,” West told Creative Applications.

“The first one takes a text list of dictionary words and downloads each image in sequence, and the second lays them out into columns and outputs a PDF.”

 

The PDF was then printed, hand bound, and thumb-indexed into a hardcover book—with Google’s logo painted in gold on the front.

“It’s really an unfiltered, uncritical record of the state of human culture in 2012. I would estimate about half of the book is revolting medical photos, porn, racism or bad cartoons,” West said.

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At Clifton's Cafeteria, someone left a light on. For 77 years.

At Clifton's Cafeteria, someone left a light on. For 77 years. | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
May 26, 2012

 

During renovations of the Broadway eatery, a neon lamp that was switched on during the Great Depression is found behind a partition. The owner estimates it's generated more than $17,000 in electric bills.

 

They're not kidding when they say they'll leave the light on for you.

A long-forgotten neon lamp that was switched on during the Great Depression and left burning for about 77 years has been discovered hidden behind a dusty partition at Clifton's Cafeteria. The find was made amid an extensive renovation of the downtown eatery, according to the building's owner, Andrew Meieran.

The neon fixture is believed to have been installed in 1935 when Clifford Clinton purchased the lease to Boos Bros. Cafeteria on Broadway and 7th Street and converted the place into a forest-themed restaurant.

 

 

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29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE

29 Ways to Stay Creative Animation

 

The guys at TOFU design, have come up with a nicely executed short animation providing some straightforward ways to be and stay creative. Despite the simplicity, it’s useful to get a nicely packaged reminder of all the good stuff, we need to keep doing. Have a look!

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Website Turns Your Words Into Images

Website Turns Your Words Into Images | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

The Image Langauge is an interactive visual experiment that turns the words you type into images.

 

Developed by Argentina-based freelance programmer Nicolás Morell, the website fetches the first image that Google Images displays for each word that is type—representing the word in picture form, turning it into a new language.

Because the images on Google always changes, the words you type may be represented by different images on different days—and may either give you a hilarious surprise or nasty shock, depending on the words that you type.

 

Website: http://writewithimages.com

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Introducing the Leap | Could this be the next mouse?

Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It's more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.

 

To learn more, pre-order, or apply for an SDK, please visit http://www.leapmotion.com

 

Review at;

http://bit.ly/Kat9xk

 

 

 

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Creative Dad Takes Crazy Photos Of Daughters

Creative Dad Takes Crazy Photos Of Daughters | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

If you are tired of posed, stiff and cheesy family portraits, then take a look at these incredibly creative pictures taken by Jason Lee.

 

Jason who is a wedding photographer started taking photos of his two little daughters back in 2006 when his mom was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The girls were constantly sick, with colds and coughs so he couldn’t always bring them to visit their grandmother. Jason wanted her to be able to see her granddaughters without catching their kid germs so he started a blog where his mom could see what was going on in their lives.

Most of the ideas come from his daughters – eight-year-old Kristin and five-year-old Kayla. Jason says that they are never-ending source of ideas.

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Jubilee Pantone Queen Palette | The Inspiration Room

Jubilee Pantone Queen Palette | The Inspiration Room | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 colourful years on the British throne, Pantone and Leo Burnett London have teamed up to launch a limited edition colour guide to mark the Queen’s fashion-forward colour statements. For over 60 years, Her Majesty has opted for a full spectrum of perfectly colour coordinated ensembles, from the Primrose Yellow she wore at Will and Kate’s wedding in April 2011 to the tasteful Lilac Snow outfit she wore last year during a visit to Northumberland.

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Handcraft versus graphic design - stitched posters

New Zealand’s Briar Mark likes to do things the hard way. She describes herself as “an Auckland-based freelance graphic designer, mad hand-crafter, avid Facebooker and collector of Starbucks cups.” In her work she often explores the “idea of handcraft versus graphic design” and her experimentation has yielded a series of largescale stitched posters, like iCraft, above.

 

In a video of one project, she shows the painstaking process of stitching a sign that reads, “I could have done this on my Mac.” While she might have been able to render the type faster on computer, she has taken much more time and created a handcraft that strikes a pose somewhere between tweaking the nose of technology and paying homage to it.

 

Mark did this as part of a project to get her Bachelor of Graphic Design at AUT University.

[Nods to Subtraction and Font Feed.]

 

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http://www.appliedartsmag.com/blog/?p=10795

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NEW! I ♥ NY sketches in BBDO's new campaign

It's here! The new I LOVE NEW YORK television ad is here and so is Summer in New York State! Plan your summer getaway now at:

 

www.iloveny.com

 

 

 

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Ad of the Day: I ♥ NY The logo's heart symbol makes way for other New York sketches in BBDO's new campaign By Noreen O'Leary

 

http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/ad-day-i-ny-140851

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Furniture That Explores The Structural Potential Of Paper

Furniture That Explores The Structural Potential Of Paper | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
As we grow more digitally dependent, many of us don’t use paper as much in our daily lives. But designers seem to have latched onto the material as the new plastic, folding it into everything from stools to educational children’s toys. Katja Hettler and Jula Tüllmann, of the Berlin-based studio Hettler.Tüllmann, aren’t the first to discover the potential of paper, but they’re among the best at showcasing its many different textures. In their new recycled Paper Planet collection, which made its debut earlier this month at New York’s Noho Design District, they present not only gorgeous origami-inspired lighting but chairs made from paper rope and knitted fibers.

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Wuppies, Welpies, Beesies. Dildy's | Brand Hacking #AH

1 June 2012

Auteur: Bart Vos

 

Wuppies, welpies, beesies. In chronologische volgorde de namen van de succesvolle speeltjes die Albert Heijn heeft weggegeven bij de recente grote voetbalevenementen. Maar of de Dildy’s een succes gaan worden vraag ik me af.

 

Kort geleden kwam ik op Facebook de aankondiging tegen voor het nieuwe “speeltje” dat verzameld kan gaan worden tijdens het EK 2012. Een Dildy cadeau bij ieder 15 euro aan boodschappen. De grap zag ik snel in, alleen de precies overgenomen huisstijl van Albert Heijn verbaasde me. Iemand met humor heeft tijd en moeite gestoken in het presenteren van een fictief weggevertje op een wijze die nauwelijks van echt te onderscheiden is. Zover ik kan nagaan zit er behalve van het maken van een grap geen motief achter de Dildy’s.

 

Albert Heijn komt dus goed weg met de verzonnen EK-campagne. Andere organisaties hebben in het verleden daarentegen te maken gehad met actiegroepen die een serieus punt wilden maken. Voedingsmiddelenbedrijf Nestlé is bijvoorbeeld onder vuur genomen in zijn eigen huisstijl. Het gebruik maken van de bij het grote publiek bekende opmaak zorgt ervoor dat het extra opvalt. Mensen verwachten een boodschap van Nestlé te zien maar komen er gezien de inhoud snel achter dat dit niet waarschijnlijk is.

 

Het ontbreken van een dialoog tussen een bedrijf en kritische consumenten kan er voor zorgen dat bewerkingen van bedrijfslogo’s en opmaak plaatsvindt. Wanneer iemand zich genegeerd voelt maar wel vindt dat zijn of haar punt belangrijk is, kan dit leiden tot creatieve pogingen om alsnog de aandacht te vragen. Het creëren van geroezemoes op social media over een organisatie maakt het zeker in deze tijd makkelijker dan ooit om gehoord te worden.

De werkelijke EK-actie van Albert Heijn draait dit jaar om voetbalplaatjes, en niet om vrolijk gekleurde plastic Amsterdammertjes met opgeplakte ogen. Wel wordt er druk gesproken over een niet bestaande EK-actie van een supermarktketen, en lijkt Albert Heijn uiteindelijk de lachende derde.

 

 

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In de comments van dit artikel heeft de bedenker vd grap een korte reactie geschreven.

 

Ook het onderschrift van de visual vermeld de website; datisniks.nl

 

 

Het Dildy artikel is van de hand van Thomas;

 

http://datisniks.nl/2012/05/27/albert-heijn-ek-2012-actie-eindelijk-bekend/

 

 

 

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Elle China

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Geplaatst op 27 mei 2012 door Martien Heijmink


Opvallende cover van de Chinese Elle. Let op het handje van de baby. Meer opvallende covers op Coverjunkie (“an addiction to magazine covers you wanna lick”), een site die je minstens een keer per maand zou moeten bezoeken.

 

Link; http://www.coverjunkie.com/

 

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Striking cover of Chinese Elle. Note the hand of the baby. More striking covers in Cover Junkie ("an addiction to magazine covers you wanna lick"), a site that you at least once a month should visit.

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Japanese PANTONE Smartphones Can Detect Radiation - DesignTAXI.com

Japanese PANTONE Smartphones Can Detect Radiation - DesignTAXI.com | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Designtaxi | 30 May 2012

 

For Japanese carrier Softbank, Japanese electronics company Sharp has produced smartphones in eight delicious colors after the shades of PANTONE color swatches—that are the also the first phones with built-in radiation detector.

 

Called ‘PANTONE 5 107SH’, the Android phone is waterproof, dust-proof, has a 3.7-inch screen, 4-megapixel rear camera, 0.3-megapixel front camera, a digital TV tuner, NFC payment ability, and an infrared port.

The phone’s built-in radiation detector was a response to the concerns following the earthquakes and nuclear disasters of March 2011 in Japan.

With a button, the radiation detector can be activated; and the data collected from the detector could be posted to track and help in the event of future disasters.

The PANTONE 5 smartphone comes in black, white, yellow, lime, teal, purple, fuchsia and pink.

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130 Years Of Vogue Into Colors #fashion

130 Years Of Vogue Into Colors #fashion | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
British artist Arthur Buxton has just completed an exhaustive study on the history of color in fashion. Last time we wrote about Buxton, he was busy reducing the color composition of famous paintings to pie charts that gave a clinical overview of the palettes of everyone from Vincent Van Gogh to Paul Gauguin (and made us feel like dumbdumbs for not being able to tell the difference between The Potato Eaters and The Night Cafe). Here, he turns the same idea onto 130 years of Vogue covers from the United States, the UK, France, and Italy.

 

Using open-source sampling tools, Buxton located the five most prominent colors in each issue’s cover, then stacked them on top of each other to create a color sandwich. The sandwiches were then arranged into columns, with each vertical column representing a year of magazine covers, and each horizontal column representing a month. So looking at British Vogue covers here, that’s September 1981 at the top left. Scan down, and you’ll see August 1981 at the bottom left; scan across, and you’ll see September 2011 at the top right.

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Mad Scientists Offer $1,500 Shoes Made From Genetically Engineered Stingrays

Mad Scientists Offer $1,500 Shoes Made From Genetically Engineered Stingrays | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

We’ve been able to customize products for a while, from Levi’s that are perfectly sculpted to our posteriors to Timbuk2 bags in our own triad of colors, and the result is always "custom" but not always so unique. These end products are only as diverse as the choices that go into them--a lesson I learned years ago when my brand-new Timbuk2 matched a friend’s almost perfectly.

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