Creative Feeds
Follow
Find
5.1K views | +0 today
Creative Feeds
Filtered from the best designblogs
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

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!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

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.

 

 

 

See also;

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

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

­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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

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.

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

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!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL "Ink" by Cyrille De Vignemont

Your signature is more powerpul than you think....

 

Director : Cyrille de Vignemont
Dop : Nicolas Loir
Editor : Marc Maborough
Production manager : Yannis Cullaz
creative directors : remy Holden and Remy Noel
Copywriter : Arnaud Labille
Art Director : Frederic durand
Agency Producer : Amer Zoghbi
Sound : ELSE
Post Production : Wanda / Vanessa koscianski

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

How Italian Designers Left Their Imprint on Global Graphic Design

How Italian Designers Left Their Imprint on Global Graphic Design | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
An exhibition at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan offers a gloriously idiosyncratic collection of objects and imagery.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

Ad Agency Uses 873 Stock Images To Tell A Story

Patient research work involving more than 5 thousand photographs resulted in a 1 minute film that AlmapBBDO created to advertise Getty Images, the world leading image database for creating and distributing visual contents. The film is surprising when showing 873 images in 15 images per second, sufficient speed to transform the series into a video that, without any text, tells a beautiful story. All photos, without any exceptions, are from the Getty Images archives.

 

Copywriter Sophie Schoenburg and art director Marcus Kotlhar worked 6 months researching images, improving the script and building each scene so they would not only be understood, but would also touch viewers. Sometimes, for example, a scene would look perfect on paper, but the images chosen to depict it were not sufficient or did not perfectly match up to offer the right movement and sense. And hence the research had to be restarted. The film was directed by Cisma, via Paranoid BR, along with Marcos Kotlhar, the art director at the agency.

 

For this creation team, the purpose was to adhere to the concept that Getty Images has so many images that anybody is capable of telling any story they want by only using their archives. In the film "Do amor ao Bingo em 873 imagens" [From love to Bingo in 873 images], a storyteller in the corner of the screen describes the images used. The Getty Images logo appears at the end of the story, but the storyteller continues to turn until reaching the exact number of images in the Getty Images archive.

 

Credits -- Film

Advertiser: Getty Images
Title: From love to bingo in 873 images
Product: Getty Images
General Creative Director: Marcello Serpa, Luiz Sanches
Creative Director: André Kassu, Marcos Medeiros, Renato Simões
Art Director: Marcos Kotlhar
Copywriter: Sophie Schoenburg
Producer: Paranoid BR
Executive producer: Egisto Betti
Direction: Cisma, Marcos Kotlhar
Animation: Split Filmes, Marcos Kotlhar
Rtvc: Vera Jacinto, Gabriel Dagostini, Diego Villas Bôas
Soundtrack / Voice-Over Artist: Kito Siqueira
Editor / Assembler: Marcos Kotlhar, Jonas Brandão
Finishing Editor: Split Filmes
Service: Cristina Chacon, Marina Leal
Media: Paulo Camossa Jr
Approval: Renata Simões

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

Turn Any Surface Into A Whiteboard With Transparent Paint

Turn Any Surface Into A Whiteboard With Transparent Paint | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
How would you like to turn your bare walls into a creative thinking space for your ideas?

 

Paint making company IdeaPaint has recently launched its latest paint product that turns any walls or wood surface into a dry erasable board.

 

Called ‘CLEAR’, the transparent dry erase paint blends into any existing décor.

 

Once dried, the paint turns the surface into an erasable board that can be written on with whiteboard markers.

 

The paint is odorless, complies with child and school safety regulations, and comes with a 10-year warranty.

 

CLEAR is available in a single kit for USD$225 on IdeaPaint’s online shop.

 

The kit comes with a roller, stir stick, can opener and wet paint sign.

 

Watch the video below to see how CLEAR works:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yWRnaDYKCko

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

WSPA zit achter campagne Binnenmelk

WSPA zit achter campagne Binnenmelk | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

dinsdag 22 mei 2012, 10.37 uur

 

De mysterieuze campagne voor Binnenmelk is een actie van dierenrechtenorganisatie WSPA. Nieuwe Oogst maakte vorige week al bekend dat deze campagne waarschijnlijk de opmaat vormt voor een actie tegen zuivel van opgestalde koeien.

World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) heeft 'Binnenmelk' bedacht om aandacht te vragen voor Nederlandse melkkoeien die nooit de wei in komen. In tv-programma Koffietijd lichtte de organisatie de campagne vanmorgen toe.

'Binnenmelk is geen merk, maar wel een probleem', stelt een WSPA-woordvoerder. Volgens de organisatie komen bijna 400.000 koeien nooit buiten. 'Dat is 26% van het totaal, meer dan een kwart dus.'

 

Kaas
WSPA vreest dat binnen enkele jaren de helft van alle melkkoeien altijd binnen moeten blijven. De Binnenmelk van die dieren gaat voor het overgrote deel naar de productie van kaas.

'Wanneer kaasproducenten hun invloed aanwenden om melk uit de wei te vragen, wordt de trend om koeien het hele jaar binnen te houden snel omgebogen', stelt WSPA. De organisatie wil waar nodig een jarenlange weidegangcampagne voeren.

De website binnemmelk.nl is inmiddels aangepast en heet nu;

 

www.binnenmelkvrij.nl

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

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

 

 

 

--- Comment by Designink.nl ---

 

For a detailed review on Adweek, see;

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

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.

(...)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

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.

 

 

--- Comment Designink.nl ---

 

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/

 

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

Elle China

Elle China | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

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/

 

----- Google translation ------

 

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

Errors in Production

Errors in Production | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Berlin artist Heike Bolligs concentrates artistically mistakes in our everyday life. For her series 'Errors in Production' she photographs deformed products.

 

(via walltowatch)

 

http://www.errors-in-production.info/errors_inpr_samples.html

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

Red Cross: Blood Balloon

Red Cross: Blood Balloon | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
“Every day 2,465 children need you to roll up your sleeves. Helium-filled balloons designed like blood bags are distibuted to encourage blood donation.”

 

Advertising School: School of Visual Arts, New York, USA
Creative Director: Frank Anselmo
Art Director: Manuel Aleman, Bomi Jo, Dahee Son, Jae Sung Jung
Copywriter: Manuel Aleman

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

Beeld – de fotoblog van nrc.next

Beeld – de fotoblog van nrc.next | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

NRC Next | Beeld - 15 mei

 

Reflectie van een vrouw met paraplu in regendruppels (Hannover, Germany)

 

Foto Julian Stratenschulte/AFP

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

Dezeen » The Clerkenwell Archway by Giles Miller

Dezeen » The Clerkenwell Archway by Giles Miller | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Clerkenwell Design Week 2012: Clerkenwell Design Week is underway and visitors to the main venue arrive through an archway clad in 20,000 wooden hexagons by London designer Giles Miller.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Niels Biersteker
Scoop.it!

ThingLink - Make Your Images Interactive

ThingLink - Make Your Images Interactive | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
ThingLink lets users add interactive links to any photo and turn them into fun web experiences that drive engagement.

 

ThingLink’s exclusive Rich Media Tags feature popular media players and apps from YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Google Maps, Spotify, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Amazon, eBay, BestBuy, iTunes, Etsy, Mailchimp and FanBridge.

more...
No comment yet.