Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Troika - V&A Palindrome


Troika - V&A Palindrome
Yes, the logo is amazing but.... this one is worth posting for the music only :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Warning Labels



Warning Labels of the Day: Bewildered by the British government’s insistence on slapping warning labels on “any content that involves sex, violence or strong language” but not on sloppy journalism or specious arguments, Geek comedian Tom Scott decided to proactively create a newspaper warning label set himself, and has been spending his days putting them on free papers he finds on the London Underground. If you want to make your own, Tom has helpfully provided a PDF template for Avery’s Letter-size 5160 labels or equivalent. (A4 13 x 5 sheet template also available.) [notcot.]
Bewildered by the British government’s insistence on slapping warning labels on “any content that involves sex, violence or strong language” but not on sloppy journalism or specious arguments, Geek comedian Tom Scott decided to proactively create a newspaper warning label set himself, and has been spending his days putting them on free papers he finds on the London Underground.
If you want to make your own, Tom has helpfully provided a PDF template for Avery’s Letter-size 5160 labels or equivalent. (A4 13 x 5 sheet template also available.)

via The Daily What and Notcot.org


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Lost Epilogue - The New Man In Charge


Symbolic Subway Maps


Korean design studio Zero Per Zero reimagines subway maps by infusing them with symbolic meaning. Conceived as a new way of projecting an identity of a city onto its transport map, City Railway Systems retains its functional use while capturing the character of a city.
Taking inspiration from a city's history, each map is unique. What a nice way to welcome tourists and a wonderful way to experience some meaningful art.
via My Modern Met






Alex Roulette

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Alex Roulette

Artist statement

My current series of paintings depict fabricated American landscapes. The invented landscapes arise from archetypal citations of past and present cultural influences. Placing figures into these landscapes is an attempt to take advantage of the viewer’s natural ability to extrapolate narratives. By creating the paintings using a conjuncture of various photographic references, I continue to explore the distinctions between photographic and painted space. The disjointed nature of the source images, contrasting with the way they are realistically unified, take on a contingent sense of reality.
Inventing landscapes allow memories of places and events to be fictionalized. Coalescing unrelated photographs is done in a way comparable to the process in which the mind synthesizes images when recollecting memories or imagining new images. As opposed to culling images from an abstract memory bank, I utilized tangible sources, many of which come from the vast image resources our contemporary culture offers. The current expanding abundance of accessible images is allowing the imagination to expand the ability to visualize unseen places.

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