I shared an animation by the RSA that was given by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award.
He talks about the education system and why it is failing. He also has a solution. I find this to be very interesting, but also find the illustration that accompany it to be greatly helpfull!
All of RSA's talks are illustrated in this way.
A co-worker attended me to this blog post by Christophe Courtois about something we all kinda know already: movie posters are highly formulaic, they all look alike. Still, seeing them categorized like he did sort of really hammers the fact down - and results in interesting collages! Also, check out the video blog below it reminded me of. It's somewhat older and talks about the use of the Trajan font in poster designs.
VJSUAVE makes excellent experimental urban projections.
Driving around in a car and projecting illustrations on building is always a good thing to do. Check them out.
Sorry I've been so busy I didn't have time to review this "send in october magazine" earlier. Baltasar a magazine from our well known very cold but sunny Holland or even better The Netherlands. Eva van 't Loo send me an e-mail about her new magazine. Yes a new magazine again and I'm happy with it. Nobody can stop us from making magazines Yeehaa!
Balatasar is a magazine in the form of a newspaper. And this issue is all about animals, the magazine feels a little bit like the poezenkrant because of the simplicity of the subject, animals. Just animals, animal stories, animal pictures nothing more nothing less. Design of the magazine is very estatic and all the content gets a lot fo space. This, the subject and the design, makes Baltasar a light weight magazine. And because it's the first issue I'm very curious how it will evolve with the upcoming issues. When the new issue is in, I'll let you know!
Prepare for being seasick: this fractal animation is made by Krzysztof Marczak, using the render-software by Mandelbulber.
Ro&Ad Architects were asked to design a bridge over the former moat of an old fortress. However, they thought it to be historically inappropriate to make an easy access way where once the enemy was stopped at the gates, so instead they made an invisible bridge that sinks beneath the water level. Nice concept, and it looks awesome too!
Currently on show at Huis van Marseille photography museum is Scarlett Hooft Graafland, who makes surreal photos in usually far out places. She makes small but striking additions to the otherwise desolate landscapes.I love it when strong concepts and an eye for beauty come together in photography this way.
It reminds me of Tarsem Singh's movie 'The Fall' a little bit, which is something else to watch if you're into this kind of stuff.
Cyriak is an animator working out of Brighton UK. The main reason I posted him here is because of his video's which I find awesome. Some are absolutely bizarre, and some just beautiful.
He recently received an EMA award for his music video for the band Eskmo.
A selection of his video's:
Ow and check out his website, you can find loads of very nice videos:
Recent graduate of the Design Academy in Eindhoven Charlotte Porskamp presented this film project at the Dutch Design Week a few days ago. Though many a person has pointed out the various cons of putting one's private life online via Facebook, Charlotte's 'Face your Facebook' is not one such wagging finger. In her film she does take the awkward, the narcistic and the inappropriate to the extreme, but in a lighthearted and witty way that brings a smile to my face.
Students from Kyoto Seika University made posters for this 'No Nukes' initiative. Some of 'em are better than others, but on the overall it's a great collection with a lot of (natural!) energy! Check it out here: nonukeart.org
Also, I really like the logo...
Found via Kyoto Journal.
An interactive installation by James Alliban and Keiichi Matsuda
Commissioned by Alpha-ville for the 2011 festival, this interactive installation plays with and proposes alternative landscapes in the technological ether surrounding our everyday movements. As our identities become deliberately constructed and broadcast commodities, our projected personae increasingly enmesh and define us. Cell acts as a virtual mirror, displaying a constructed fictional persona in place of our physical form. Composed from keyword tags mined from online profiles, these second selves stalk our movements through space, building in size and density over time. The resulting forms are alternate, technologically refracted manifestations of the body, revealing the digital aura while simultaneously allowing us escape from our own constructed identities.
Visit the website here.
Did you know that dolphins are sexually very creative?
To find out the details, check out this amazing GREEN PORN movies. Isabella Rossellini's series of very short animated films about the reproductive habits of marine animals. Beautiful, informative and of course... very seductive.
These colorful maps trace the many meandering paths of the Mississippi river. The monumental collection was produced in 1944 by Harold N. Fisk, who drew in a rainbow of colors the path of past and current flows as the mighty river changed course and flooded over time.
Using animation, projections and her own moving shadow, Miwa Matreyek performs a gorgeous, meditative piece about inner and outer discovery. Take a quiet 10 minutes and dive in. With music from Anna Oxygen, Mirah, Caroline Lufkin and Mileece.
Watch it below
Check out this very nice draw-it-yourself-with-a-balloon installation by Karina Smigla-Bobinski!
Shea Hembrey is a remarcable artist. He once invented a Biennal with 100 artists and 2 curators. Eventually people found out that he was both te curators and the 100 artists. Work presented here: Whirl, an installation filling up a gallery.
Such a simple, elegant idea: make abandoned rusted bikes into public furniture by spraypainting them and planting flowers in the baskets. That's exactly what Caroline Macfarlane and Vanessa Nicholas did and they called it The Good Bike Project. Would be a nice project to do here in Utrecht, where bike wrecks are a dime a dozen...
found via notcot, images via visuall.net At the latter you can also read a nice interview with these artists.
Luzinterruptus (Latin for 'interrupted light') is a Spanish art collective that makes eerily beautiful light installations. For their most recent work 'Under nuclear threat' they made an army of scarecrow-like nuclear figures. Their ghostly appearance, a threatening death march upon their surroundings, appeals to the modern fear of what events such as occurred in Japan might do to our world.
found via fecalface.com, images via luzinterruptus' website: luzinterruptus.com
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This exhibition titled 'Savage Beauty' at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York just closed, and how I wished NYC was closer by so I could have seen it. Late Mr McQueen's famous creature-like clothing is visually stunning, technologically superb and conceptually sound. If you're familiar with his work (and you probably are), there's probably nothing explicitly new to see here, but it's still awesome eyecandy.
Also, do you remember that projection of Kate Moss on the catwalk?
images via the Met website
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