Design // Monday, May 19, 2014
Bus stops are rather mundane, and turning them into public art projects is something cities have done for years to make them more appealing. Mostly, they just become advertisement centers for upcoming summer blockbusters. In Krumbach, Austia, a selection of renowned international architects turned 7 bus stops into mini-design projects. Some bizarre, some functional, some just a nice place to sit and look at a field.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 07, 2014
A beautiful set of illustrations from Hungarian modernist, Lajos Kozma. We just read on Dwell that he studied architecture at Budapest Imperial Joseph College, and after graduating, he joined the Young Ones, a group of designers who studied Hungarian folk art and architecture and created furniture.
Design // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Rebranding an iconic and historical institution is perhaps a dream job for any creative, especially after seeing Sagmeister & Walsh's brand new execution for the New York Jewish Museum. Based on the Star of David, the entire system is drawn on a grid, from the word and logo mark, to dozens of patterns, icons, typography, and illustrations.
Illustration // Monday, April 28, 2014
Freelance illustrator and comic book artist Kyle Platts lives and works in South-East London. These pieces come from a series Kyle created for Pick Me Up, the annual contemporary graphic arts festival...
Design // Friday, April 25, 2014
It seems about right. We noticed on April 2014 cover artist Andy Rementer's Instagram that he did a t-shirt for DC Shoes and Pick Me Up 2014, one of the best if not THE BEST graphic arts festivals in the world. And what seems right about it is that we learned about Rementer's work at the festival a few years back. Pick Me Up is held annually at the Somerset House in London, and basically get the right people together to show the right kind of graphic and illustrative and design arts.
Design // Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Galerie Allen in Paris has extended the exhibtion, "But, There is Only One Thing That Has Power," the works of Sister Corita Kent through May 3rd, 2014. If you don't know Corita Kent's amazing silkscreen works, she used her distinct style for many social causes in the 1960s and beyond. As her Wiki page states, "In 1962 Corita began using popular culture as raw material for her work.Her screen prints often incorporated the archetypical product of brands of American consumerism alongside spiritual texts. . . "
Design // Monday, April 21, 2014
Straight Line Designs works with a variety of clients to create custom, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and installations. Always keeping functionality in the forefront of his work, designer Judson Beaumont can add personality and life to any space.
Design // Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Creative Ash White from the UK specializes in design, illustration, web development, and collage work. Today we take a look at White's playful collage and fine artwork. Although White wants to be an F1 Driver when he grows up we'll happily enjoy his creative work until his dream comes true.
Music // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Leif Podhajsky has been one of our favorite art directors and artists for music album covers in recent years, having worked with Foals, Lykke Li, Tame Impala, Grimes, Mount Kimble, and Youth Lagoon amongst others. Leif does the new wave psychedelia very well, combining photography and collage in a way that seems both futuristic and vintage. Leif just did the packaging and cover design for Kelis' new LP, "Food," and the accompanying singles.
Design // Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Created by Marv Newland, this short animation is a dizzying observance of sound, color and movement. Newland has collected multitudes of CMYK symbols, moiré patterns, and registration marks, all pulled from cereal boxes and other common printed materials. Newland then isolated and assembled all of these different marks into this short film, titled CMYK.