Posts tagged design
Posts tagged design
Nadine Swart’s effervescent macro photography.
When the color “nude” doesn’t quite match you, you can refer to artist Pierre David’s Human Pantone, a redesigned version of the famous color chart that reflects the wide variety of skin types.
Typography Jokes by Gary Nicholson
Anne Lindberg uses thousands of strings to play with our perception in her large scale installations.
Lindberg on her work:
Neurologists have determined that the old brain holds the seat of our most primal understandings of the world. Goodwill, security, fear, anxiety, self-protection, gravity, sexuality, and compulsive behaviors generate from this lower cerebral core.
My sculpture and drawings inhabit a non-verbal place resonant with such primal human conditions. Systemic and non-representational, these works are subtle, rhythmic, abstract, and immersive. I find beauty and disturbance through shifts in tool, layering and material to create passages of tone, density, speed, path and frequency within a system. In recent room-sized installations, I discovered an optical and spatial phenomenon that excites me as the work spans the outer reaches of our peripheral vision. The work references physiological systems – such as heartbeat, respiration, neural paths, equilibrium - and psychological states.
You Are Here by John Cook
Buddha at Ngyen Khag Taktsang Monastery
THIS IS AMAZING. NO. REALLY. DON’T JUST SCROLL PAST. FUCKING LOOK AT THIS, WOULD YOU? HUMANS ARE CAPABLE OF SUCH INCREDIBLE THINGS WHEN WE TRY. THIS IS MIND BLOWING AND BEAUTIFUL. AND ALL THE OTHER CLIFFS AND FOREST….IT’S SO PRETTY
THE FUTURE OF AWESOME AWESOMENESS
Best response ever to a graffitilab post!!!
I’m a french illustrator, currently living in Le Mans, France. Before becoming an illustrator, I was, by turns : an astrophysician, an international snooker player, a hypnotist and an esperanto teacher. I hope I can someday have enough free time to devote myself to my real passion : time travel.
Gave me chills. Beautiful.
Aled Lewis. Toy Story Series.
David LaChapelle knows a thing or two about beauty and transience after three decades of experience as a celebrity and fashion photographer. In his current exhibition Earth Laughs In Flowers he explores these themes by updating the Baroque tradition of still life painting.
About the project:
In this new series of ten works DAVID LACHAPELLE (Born 1964) explores the vanity of life and beauty. With titles such as “Springtime”, “Late Summer”, “Early Fall” and “Deathless Winter” the works refer to the four seasons and allude to the life cycle: from birth to death.
The title of the series is a quotation of the poem “Hamatreya” by Ralph Waldo Emerson, in which flowers are the earth’s laughter at the arrogance of human beings who believe they can rule the earth, although they themselves are transient and must return to it. The title of the exhibition can also be read in the sense of the Baroque vanitas portrayals. The meaning of the Baroque floral still life was always related to the human hubris and transience of earthly existence, with the classical still life often containing many of the following: flowers, fruits, vegetables, animals, insects, mask, candles, watches or skulls. These symbols denote the fugacity and limitations of human life and the meaningless nature of vanity. Just like wilting flowers, albeit their beauty, we will all fade away. Whilst LaChapelle shows an explicit compositional affinity to Baroque floral still life, he transfers the genre from painting to photography. The artist employs art historical visual traditions, but he also translates them into visual metaphor of and for our time. On second glance the viewer will discover objects of contemporary society in the blooming and fading flower arrangements: burning cigarettes, newspapers from yesterday, old mobile phones, plastic, Barbies, a Manga mask, medical devices, a burning American flag, a model of an airplane, balloons, tins, collages, throw away dinnerware or a tattered dollar bill. These are the metaphors of vanity in our era of an affluent though seemingly troubled society. The often bizarre and excessive symbolical imagery does not fail to remind us however, as in the traditional vanitas, to follow our virtues and to celebrate life before it‘s over.
These works will be on exhibit through March 24 at Robilant + Voena in Milan.
Selected work by Alicia Hunsicker.
From her statement:
Hunsicker’s transformative compositions recontextualize the inner structures of the human body exposing them in a colorful, alluring abstracted landscape. In them we are drawn into a thoughtful world where we are asked deep and meaningful questions and where we are shown the exquisite fragility of life.
2139. Bamboo Cocoon. “Cicada” constructed in the heart of industrial Taipei, filters sunlight to create a remarkable effect providing shade and natural light to pierce through.
Vincent Callebaut Architecte designs for the future, a future that requires sustainability to address the consequences of a changing climate. Their project Hydrogenase was created to meet the need for a sustainable transport system. To accomplish this they have designed airships powered by seaweed.
Vincent Callebaut Architecte describes their project:
HYDROGENASE, ALGAE FARM TO RECYCLE CO2 FOR BIO-HYDROGEN AIRSHIP
Between engineering and biology, Hydrogenase is one of the first projects of bio-mimicry which draws its inspiration from the beauty and the shapes of the nature, but also and especially from the qualities of its materials and its self-manufacturing processes. The new green revolution is really in progress and enables us to design the air mobility of the foil after shock, 100% self-sufficient in energy and zero carbon emission! This inhabitated vertical aircraft inaugures a clean and ethic mobility to meet the needs of the population en distress touched by the natural and sanitary catastrophes, and all that without any runway! Its architecture is subversive and fundamentally critic towards the ways of living of our contemporary society that we have to reinvent totally! Let’s take off thanks to biofuels and let’s propel to the eco-responsible transport of the future!