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.
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.
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.
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.
Following up on WikiCells, Harvard professor David Edwards—creator of Le Whaf and one of the creators of the spray that makes you instantly drunk—has revealed the first alcoholic product of the range, WikiCocktail, and the first commercial product of the lot, Wiki IceCream.
WikiCells are food and drink enclosed inside edible soft skins, that are made of food particles and held together by nutritive ions, so that users can eat the entire packaging (like grapes)—as an effort to reduce pollution accumulated from packaging of food.
At first, Edwards worked with yogurts and mousses. But now, he has produced WikiCocktail—Cointreau suspended in skin made from orange zest—and Wiki IceCream, a high-end dessert of cream contained in a bagasse container made from sugarcane.
According to the company, users can wash the entire thing, hold it in their hands, eat it like an apple, poke it with a straw or drink it like a shake.
New York-based website White Milk Power recruits rich, beautiful, white girls from “upper echelons of society” to gargle your milk to absolute perfection for US$100 to $150 per bottle.
The girls—from West Coast, The South, New England, New York and London—have profiles that feature Ivy League educations, and images of them with their mouths wide open.
According to the company, the girls “must be accredited as socially elite and deemed physically in superb health”—“rarely is it necessary to involve interviews or doctors”, but “when we find the right girls from the right family, we just know”.
The exhibition coincides with the publication of a book: ‘Gielijn Escher Living for Posters’. This summer Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is exhibiting a selection of approximately sixty posters by Gielijn Escher (1945). The display is complemented by sixty posters from Escher’s collection of German posters by artists including Lucian Bernhard, Hans Rudi Erdt and Ludwig Hohlwein. To coincide with the exhibition, Uitgeverij De Buitenkant is publishing a book on Escher’s work with an essay by Mienke Simon Thomas, curator of applied arts and design at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Image: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Gielijn Escher, Poster Ludwig Hohlwein, Marco Polo fee, ca 1920-25, lithography
Germany's Sparkasse Chemnitz bank has launched a Karl Marx credit card, following an online contest that pitted the socialist philosopher against nine other options, including "a palace, a castle and a racetrack," NPR reports. Reuters has more.
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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.
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 email@example.com and we will email a PDF to you.
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.
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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.
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.
During art school (Utrecht , the Netherlands) one of Bethany's main activities was creating settings, which she then photographed. Her objective was to create a realistic imaginary world, in which one can supposedly wander around. With an ordinary camera the images remained too distant... But with the pinhole camera she was able to capture this feeling.
KochxBos Gallery Amsterdam Eerste Anjeliersdwarsstraat 5, 1015 NR Amsterdam, The Netherlands firstname.lastname@example.org www.kochxbos.com
For those who constantly forget to wear their Post-it watches, and like to take down notes on their desks, Milan-based design firm SoupStudio created an almost-ideal workstation for designers that always give you access to reminders and free doodling space.
Called ‘Post-Itable’, the desk is a stack of giant Post-its so that users can doodle away or take notes without the hassle of looking for a clean piece of paper.
More and more illustrators are taking known fashion campaigns as inspiration and making the most creative and special artwork. A compilation of our favorite designs, some very bizarre and imaginative and others are simply beautiful.
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