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'red list with red fonts' by attila ángyán - endangered species graphic design competition

'red list with red fonts' by attila ángyán - endangered species graphic design competition | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
'red list with red fonts' by attila ángyán from hungary is one of the shortlisted entries
from more than 2000 participants in the 'endangered species' graphic design competition,
organized by designboom in collaboration with tokyo designers week 2010.

this shortlisted entry consists of a new font style that integrates graphic representations
of 26 threatened animal species with a letter of the alphabet.

designer's own words:
'I have prepared a new font style which has characters that were inspired by various kinds
of threatened animal species, resulting in an interactive piece of design for users.
what is the symbol of this font style? what could we do if we run out of letters and words?'

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The Power of X: World’s first Human Arabesque without computer graphics

/// CHALLENGE
Prove 'The Power of X' by attempting an Idea Worth Doing to open TEDxSUMMIT in Doha, Qatar.
WE ARE Pi collaborated with the Koener Union and Paris’ BIG Productions. Together, they fused architecture, dance, math and magic into a bespoke18-meter high triangular mirrored structure that hovered over a multi-colour moving floor to create the world’s first Human Arabesque (with no computer graphics).


/// CREDITS
AGENCY:
Agency: WE ARE Pi

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Creative Review - Handsome Frank's Tweet-A-Brief show

Creative Review - Handsome Frank's Tweet-A-Brief show | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

{Image: Stephen Cheetham chose to illustrate "140 characters")

 

Illustration

Posted by Gavin Lucas, 13 July 2012, 17:57

 

For a showcase exhibition, illustration agency Handsome Frank turned to its Twitter followers, asking them to tweet illustration briefs for its artists to respond to...
"We wanted to showcase the talent that we have on our books," explains HF co-founder Jon Cockley, "but we wanted to do something a little more engaging and interactive than just a themed exhibition. The Tweet-a-Brief concept not only helped us to spread the agency's name and make new friends and contacts, it really pushed our artists creatively and it's resulted in some of the best work they've ever produced."
The agency received over 200 briefs via Twitter and each artist on the ageny's roster selected his or her favourite and set about creating a new artwork. The resulting work is currently showing (until July 22) as the Tweet-a-Brief Exhibition at The Church of London's new 71a Gallery on Leonard Street.

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Disappear into the Tate's fascinating vault-like Gallery of Lost Art

Disappear into the Tate's fascinating vault-like Gallery of Lost Art | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Posted by Catherine Gaffney, Monday 02 July 2012

 

Tate Media has just launched an ultra-absorbing online exhibition entitled The Gallery of Lost Art. It showcases, in great detail, the numerous significant artworks of the past century that have been stolen, destroyed, rejected, or have simply disappeared. The project, which kicked off today, will run for an entire year – with new items being added each week.

 

Curated by the Tate and designed by ISO Design, its interface provides the user with a view of a grey warehouse floor-space, with different ephemera laid out on widely set apart desks, and stenciled typography categorising works by the manner in which it was lost. It features any surviving images of the works under discussion, along with fascinating essays on the circumstances that led to their disappearance.

 

http://galleryoflostart.com

 

 

Design;

http://isodesign.co.uk

 

 

 

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Open the gate to all 109.242 characters of the world #unicode

Open the gate to all 109.242 characters of the world #unicode | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

European Design Awards 2012 Helsinki


decodeunicode - The Characters of the World

 

656 pages, including illustrations of all109.242 characters of the worldTexts in German and English. Hardcover with debossing.

Deep inside your keypad?... Is hidden a massive treasure of symbols and characters. But where? Unicode can be seen as the United Typographic Nations and gives every character its singular code. decodeunicode allocates a key to every single existing character. It shows all 109.242 characters and helps you find them. This book invites you to take a journey around the world and through times to show you the massive diversity of characters ever invented!

Unicode is the basis of written communication. This book opens the gate to all 109.242 characters of the world available digitally.

 

Designers: Daniel A. Becker (software development)

 

Website: http://www.decodeunicode.org

 

Book: http://www.typografie.de/Our-Books/Typography/Johannes-Bergerhausen_Siri-Poarangan/Decodeunicode::1409.html

 

Poster: http://shop.designinmainz.de/en/Poster/decodeunicode-Basic-Multilingual-Plane-BMP-Map

 

 

Alan Wood's Unicode Resources (fonts);

http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/fonts.html

 

 

 

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Other great reources;

 

Unicode Character recognition. Draw your character and find the most similar character;

http://shapecatcher.com

 

Video sequence of unicode range 0 - 65536 by Jörg Piringer;

http://joerg.piringer.net/index.php?href=unicode/unicode.xml

 

 

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YouTube Gives 24-Karat Gold ‘Play Button’ to Channels with 1M+ Subs

YouTube Gives 24-Karat Gold ‘Play Button’ to Channels with 1M+ Subs | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

By Joshua Cohen June 29, 2012

 

Tom Pickett wasn’t the only YouTube executive to reveal big news at YouTube’s closing keynote at the end of VidCon 2012’s Industry Day. Tim Shey, Director of the YouTube Next Lab at Google, gave the crowd predominantly comprised of online video content creators something shiny to look at, yearn for, and/or hang on their walls.

Shey and YouTube’s Partner Rewards team announced the world’s largest video sharing site will be honoring those channels that have crossed the one million subscriber threshold on that site with a sizable, 24-karat gold play button, readyframed for prominent display.

 

If you’re wondering why the honor is associated with subscribers and not views, it’s probably due to the fact YouTube is trying to stress to its partners the importance of the former. You can see this in action in the site’s recent channel-oriented overhaul and hear it in the way YouTube execs talk about the company. Stats and fun facts like “subscribers are up 50% since the YouTube redesign” and “a subscriber to your channel will watch twice the amount of videos as a regular viewer” were reiterated throughout the company’s presentation.

 

In addition to those sparkly play buttons, Shey announced YouTube will give away a custom DSLR bag and $500 worth of B&H Photo Video swag to all channels who make it to more than 100,000 subscribers.

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DIESEL Fresh & Bright: The Art of Color

Client: Diesel Concept, Creation, Post-production, Realisation: SuperHeroes Amsterdam Direction and set design: Ben & Julia Experience the interactive Fresh & Bright exhibition at http://www.diesel.com/freshandbright/...

 

Via;

http://luerzersarchive.rematic.com/content/show/id/53480

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Cut and contrast: promoting paper

Cut and contrast: promoting paper | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Posted by Creative Review, 9 July 2012, 11:19

 

When it comes to showcasing different paper stocks, die or laser cutting to allow the juxtaposition of available colours seems to be the way to go, judging by the latest promotional tomes from Fedrigoni (Sirio Color Book by SEA) and also GF Smith (Play)...

 

http://www.fedrigoni.co.uk

http://gfsmith.com

 

 

 

 

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Book sculpting by Alexander Korzer-Robinson - Telegraph

Book sculpting by Alexander Korzer-Robinson - Telegraph | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

"The inspiration starts at the point of choosing a book to work on. Then as I work on the piece the planning part is conscious decisions about what I want to make out of the book. There are a lot of unconscious decisions and value judgements that come up in this dialogue with the medium. I try to allow for this element of an almost dreamlike forming of connections with the imagery."


Picture: Alexander Korzer-Robinson / Barcroft Media

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TU Delft student offers new insights into power-generating windows

TU Delft student offers new insights into power-generating windows | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

03 July 2012 by Web editor M&C

 

On 5 July Jan Willem Wiegman is graduating from TU Delft with his research into power-generating windows. The Applied Physics Master’s student calculated how much electricity can be generated using so-called luminescent solar concentrators.

 

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(Image: Eric Verdult, Kennis in Beeld)

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The Pet Dragon: A playful introduction to Chinese Characters for children

The Pet Dragon: A playful introduction to Chinese Characters for children | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

The Pet Dragon by Christoph Niemann


A playful introduction to Chinese Characters for children.

 

Buy here.

 

Foreign editions:
German | Der Kleine Drache

French | Le Petit Dragon

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Concept of a chair by using the alphabet

Concept of a chair by using the alphabet | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

CHAIR / CHAIR

 

An inspiration from the American contemporary artist Joseph Kosuth, One and Three Chair. Instead of giving new definition, I redefined the concept of a chair by using alphabet. One is able to construct a chair by assembling the redesigned alphabets.

 

Added Mar 08, 2011
at 8:31 pm.

 

Eric Ku

 

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McCann imagines a world without textiles for Ikea

Gepubliceerd op 11 jul 2012 door Ikea


Imagine a world without textiles. A place where comfortable pillows are replaced with tree stumps. Where curtains are made of sheet metal, rugs are made of sand, and sofas are made of cactus. That's a hard world. Literally.

 

At IKEA, we have a soft spot for the soft parts. The fun and fluffy parts. The romantic and refreshing parts. The colourful and comfortable parts. The parts that put us to sleep, dry us off, help us relax and hide the stuff we don't want to see. Without textiles, life is hard.

 

Agency: McCann, New York

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Legends Of Exos

Part 1: Created by: PetPunk   Character Designs: Gediminas Siaulys Design, Animation: Andrius Kirvela    3D Design: Mantas Skrupskelis Linocut: Aurimas Sandaris Music: “Kalnuti Ritato” performed by Külgrinda Part 2: Design, Animation: Ben Langsfeld...
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Curating The Impossible: 65 Years Of Invisible Art

Curating The Impossible: 65 Years Of Invisible Art | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

AN EXPANSIVE NEW EXHIBITION IN LONDON EXAMINES ART THAT IS INVISIBLE, IMMATERIAL, OR SIMPLY NOT THERE.

 

When Yves Klein was only 30, he threw a party that ended up defining his career. In April of 1958, thousands of people lined up outside of the Paris gallery where Klein was unveiling his latest work, The Void. When they were finally allowed inside, they found next to nothing. All the trappings of a gallery opening (waiters even served iconic blue cocktails that turned partygoers’ urine blue), but none of the art. “My paintings are now invisible,” explained Klein, who was far more interested in provocation than, you know, painting. He was originating a trope well-worn by contemporary artists: immaterial, or invisible, works of art.

 

Klein, along with many other canonical artists of the last half century, is part of a new exhibition at Londons’ Hayward Gallery called Invisible: Art about the Unseen 1957 - 2012.

 

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Reviews

 

(English, Guardian)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/may/18/hayward-gallery-invisible-show

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/jun/10/ten-best-invisible-artworks-hayward

 

 

 

 

 

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The Pantone Chart of Every Human Skin Color

The Pantone Chart of Every Human Skin Color | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Original Title: Where Do You Fall on the Pantone Skin Color Spectrum?

 

by Heba Hasan. Posted on 2:30 pm Friday Jul 6, 2012

 


Cosmetics companies spend millions of advertising dollars trying to convince consumers that they hold the secret to the perfect color match. Brazilian artist and photographer Angelica Dass’ fascinating HUMANAE project, which we spotted on designboom, takes that concept to whole new level. Using Pantone’s categorical system of coloring, Dass extracts and labels her subjects’ exact shades after taking an 11×11 pixel sample from their faces. Her aim is to catalog, through a scientific process, all possible human skin tones. Check out a selection of Dass’ incredible Pantone color matches after the jump, and then head over to her website to see even more from the project.

 

http://humanae.tumblr.com

 

 

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Last month we scooped the 'Human Pantone Project' by French artist Pierre David, in which he created PANTONE’s classic color palette based on the skin tone of forty different models;

http://bit.ly/Mo7VNq

 

 

 

 

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How the Artist Who Built the ‘Chuck Close Filter’ Got Slammed by Chuck Close

How the Artist Who Built the ‘Chuck Close Filter’ Got Slammed by Chuck Close | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

WIRED

By Geeta DayalEmail Author July 10, 2012 | 8:05 pm

Categories: Art, Design and Fashion, copyright

 

[Image] An image of artist Scott Blake created using his Chuck Close filter. Image courtesy Scott Blake

 

When digital artist Scott Blake created a website he called the “Chuck Close Filter” — which takes photos and makes mosaics out of them, in the style of Close’s famous paintings — he didn’t expect to get in trouble with the legendary artist himself.

 

“It wasn’t malicious; it wasn’t meant to be antagonistic,” Blake said in a phone interview with Wired. “It was an expression of my generation, and computer culture, and making art with computers. I don’t use a brush. I use a mouse and a keyboard, and how I express myself is with those tools.”

 

On Tuesday, Blake, who lives in Omaha, Nebraska, detailed his tribulations, including the full text of a tense e-mail exchange he had with Close, on the art blog Hyperallergic. (Blake took down his filter from his website two years ago, fearful of legal action.)

Within hours, his essay — which outlined his “100-year-plan” to allow his digital art to “outlive any threats of legal action” — was reprinted on the front page of Salon.com, and the story rapidly spread through the web.

 

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To create the filter, Blake scanned in portraits by Close at high resolution, and then chopped them up into hundreds of tiles in Photoshop. (A single portrait, Blake says, would generally break down into about 1,500 tiles.) Then, Blake worked with a programmer on a script to rearrange the tiles into mosaics.

 

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Blake said he viewed his filter as an homage to Close, one of his favorite artists — an effort he called “remixing his heroes” using a computer, his artistic medium of choice. “I live in a world of pixels,” he said. “I paint with pixels.”

“I can be creative with a spreadsheet,” Blake says. “I can be creative writing code. For my generation and for people who have grown up with computers, it makes sense to express yourself with these tools.”

 

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Pally stool for kids and grown-ups by Laura Väinölä

Pally stool for kids and grown-ups by Laura Väinölä | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

CURATOR: INKA JÄRVINEN
DATE: JULY 10, 2012

 

I fell in love with Pally immediately when I saw it. For me Pally is an excellent example of how to design something playful instead of being too serious all the time. There’s nothing boring about Pally!

 

Laura Väinölä is a Helsinki-based designer with a passion for print and beyond. With a background in graphic design and art direction, her ambitious ideas often develop from the two-dimensional to the multi-dimensional.

 

http://lauravainola.com

 

http://vimeo.com/24407555

 

 

ABOUT
Pally is a stool for kids and grown-ups. By moving the colourful
sticks you can create countless patterns for the seat.
The sitting experience is soft because the sticks lay on superlon. Pally comes in two mobile sizes - large and small.

Pally is currently looking for a manufacturer.


Contact: lvainola@gmail.com

 

 

Illustration:
Rami Niemi

 

Photography:
Eiler Forsius

 

Year:
2011

 

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How A Student Designed The Recycling Logo, And Got A Measly $2,500

How A Student Designed The Recycling Logo, And Got A Measly $2,500 | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

In 1970, Gary Anderson was a 23-year-old college student at the University of Southern California, when a Chicago container company held a design contest to raise awareness about the environment. Anderson’s submission won, and it became the internationally recognized recycling logo--and a design classic that ranks with the Coca-Cola and Nike marks, for sheer ubiquity.

 

Financial Times Magazine ran a first-person retrospective in which Anderson recounts the experience: http://on.ft.com/L7F9pf

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Typography Inspired Nail Polish By Sephora

Sephora has released a 4-piece nail polish set which has been inspired by newsprint and typography—perfect for ladies working in the advertising or design industry.

The set is part of Sephora’s ‘The New Black’ series and is available in two different colors, ‘Times Late Edition’ and ‘Weekly Journal’.

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Jack Daniels ♥ Independance Day

Jack Daniels ♥ Independance Day | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

July 03 2012
Adweek | Advertising & Branding

 

By Tim Nudd

 

Jack Daniel's loves Independence Day. Last July, the whiskey brand built a campaign around letterpress printing, employing Yee-Haw Industries to create a bunch of patriotic posters and documented the process in a wonderful two-and-a-half minute documentary. Now, it's back with an encore. Working with Arnold in Boston, the brand has parnered with independent artists in Berkeley, Calif.; Austin, Texas; and Brooklyn, N.Y., to create five hand-made posters about independence. The agency explains: "The artists chosen represent a commitment to tradition and craft, just like Jack Daniel's. The posters they created were fashioned in a variety of traditional methods, including hand-painted on the side of a truck door, sewn and embroidered into a flag, carved from the charred wood of an actual Jack Daniel's whiskey barrel, and screen printed." Three videos documenting the process will be shown in bars across the U.S., along with the displayed original artwork from each film.

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New Street Artist ‘Bored’ Turns Chicago Sidewalks into an Alternative Monopoly Game | Colossal

New Street Artist ‘Bored’ Turns Chicago Sidewalks into an Alternative Monopoly Game | Colossal | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

By Christopher on July 3, 2012

 

I was walking in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood a few weekends ago when I happened upon an enormous stack of Monopoly ‘Chance’ cards made from plywood and bolted to the sidewalk announcing a marriage proposal at a nearby church. It was awesome. Immediately I started wondering if it was a genuine proposal? Was it a joke? Or could it be… ART?! Chicago has a fair amount street art if you know where to look, but it’s mostly spray painted stencils and paste-ups, and it’s extremely rare to see something three dimensional or sculptural.

 

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After a few desperate tweets and some emailing, I finally got in touch with the artist (or artists!) known as Bored.

 

http://www.itsnoteasybeingbored.com/

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Fifth Wall App transforms iPad into new performance space

Preview of "Fifth Wall," an iPad application for 2wice Arts Foundation. Design by Abbott Miller/Pentagram. Video direction by Ben Louis Nicholas. Choreography by Jonah Bokaer.

 

See also;

 

http://new.pentagram.com/2012/06/new-work-2wice-fifth-wall-app/

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/24/arts/dance/24twice.html?smid=pl-share

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