Posts tagged design

Incredible indoor installation carved out of a wall #art #streetart

Step into Infinity at Tate Modern, London

The nine decades of Yayoi Kusama’s life have taken her from rural Japan to the New York art scene to contemporary Tokyo, in a career in which she has continuously innovated and re-invented her style. Well-known for her repeating dot patterns, her art encompasses an astonishing variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance and immersive installation. 

Beautiful alternative to your average iphone/ipod speakers. The Megaphone!

Turn Google maps into a kaleidoscope!

“Rorschmap is cartographic navel-gazing, a reframing of the map. It will not help you find anything. We are bored with your squares and your margins. We want new shapes and new dimensions….”

Dublin, Ireland

Bucharest-based graphic designer Stefan Trifan recently released a stunning black and white mimalist style screensaver for mac. ‘The Weather, City Edition’ features pretty animated custom weather icons. An absolute ‘must have’ screensaver if there ever was one

Check out his full portfolio here

Download the screensaver here!

13 British illustrators work together to create the cover for Google’s ‘Think Quarterly’ publication, resulting in 2500 individual covers.

Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Created in August of 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of undercover agents.
One of their latest missions, ‘The Mp3 Experiment’, saw over 3,500 people converge on Nelson Rockefeller Park and participate in a series of synchronized activities involving flashlights, camera flashes, glow sticks, and masks. Hugely impactful, beautiful and moving, this is a fantastic example of collaborative action - marketers take note!

Evan Roth is an artist and researcher based in Paris who explores the intersection of free culture and popular culture, making work simultaneously for the contemporary art world and the “bored at work” network. His notable pieces include L.A.S.E.R. Tag and LED Throwies (Graffiti Research Lab), White Glove Tracking, EyeWriter, Graffiti Analysis and a collaboration with Jay-Z on the first open source rap video. 

His latest series of ‘multi-touch finger paintings’ has turned mundane actions, such as checking one’s Twitter, into a work of art.  These paintings resemble Rorschach tests of the digital age. To create them, he places tracing paper of the screen of his iPhone and then, checks Twitter with an inked finger. The ‘Open Twitter, Check Twitter, Close Twitter’ series has one painting for each day in September, which seems to us to be a very reserved number of times to check Twitter. Other finger paintings in the same vein featured above are Slide to Un-lock and Launch Mail. Read Mail. Close Mail.

See What You Print (SWYP), by Artefact, is a sleek concept printer that promises high design combined with performance and a fantastic user interface. The multi-touch facade and compact, sleek design makes printing exciting, fun and personalised. In an era where photos are rarely seen in physical form anymore this device may just be what we need to transfer virtual to reality again.

You can wirelessly connect the printer to your camera, computer or Flickr account and your images will appear on a queue from which you can drag and drop them into the work area. Once pulled into the editable zone you can live edit the prints, including cropping, sizing and rotating. The image on the screen reflects exactly what you will see when you print.

This ticks all the right boxes, looking forward to a release date!