Augmented Graffiti

Posted on November 4, 2010

ARstreets is a location based game for iPhone. You can create and post visual tags on a real world canvas. Use your tags to checkin to Foursquare locations and share them on Twitter and Facebook. Get it now on iTunes.



La Evolución Silenciosa

Posted on November 4, 2010

Jason de Caires Taylor is unique artist known for his underwater art installations that slowly age and get taken over by submarine life. One of his recent projects is 400 life-size figures grouped together in Cancun, Mexico. Check out his website to explore all his projects. Watch the “making-of” video below.



Transformation

Posted on November 3, 2010

Scottish artist Lola Dupre has a unique way of taking photos and creating something completely absurd and Dali-esque out of them. She patiently cuts out multiple prints of the same image and reassemble all the pieces into a new viewing experience. Check out her incredible portfolio. For some of the pieces, she shows the before and after. Impressive.



Sand Art

Posted on November 3, 2010

Joe Mangrum is an artist known for his colorful sand work. This form of street art is not only impressive on a technical aspect but also by the fact that it is so ephemeral. Check out his site fore more of these psychedelic bursts of color and other art forms he plays with.



Drama Queen

Posted on November 3, 2010

Funny commercial for the Young Director Award 2010.  Kids can be evil too.



De Blob

Posted on November 2, 2010

Architectural Italian firm Massimiliano Fuksas just completed its latest project called De Blob. This particular building is a key entrance to a major commercial project in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. More photos here and here.



Small World

Posted on November 2, 2010

Nikon’s international macro photography contest for 2010 received some beautiful images, from creatures to abstract landscapes, all these seem so far from our reality, yet they are so close to us. Enjoy the viewing and check out the previous years too.



FedEx Delivers to a Changing World

Posted on November 2, 2010

FedEx’ new campaign wants to make you see the company as a true international business partner who knows what is going on around the globe. Using data from The Economist, this interactive map showcases some key trends and insights from employment rate to happiness level, and how countries have evolved over the past years. Also try the augmented reality hologram if you have time. Educating and revealing, for infographics lovers.



Logos Unevolved

Posted on November 2, 2010

Graham Smith is a freelance logo and identity designer who decided to take famous brands and simplify their logos with just a few circles while keeping them somewhat recognizable. A fun study on the power of identity. Can you guess them all?! Check it out here



INSCT

Posted on November 2, 2010

This experimental video by Johannes Timpernagel is an abstract sequence of computer generated graphics with an 80′s influence. The pace is fast and the clip contains a multitude of complex compositions that you can barely appreciate while viewing. I suggest you explore frame by frame! Music by Skyence et Audionerve.



ABCDE Bookshelf

Posted on November 2, 2010

This unit may not offer a whole lot of storage but it is pretty cool looking, especially in a kid’s room. This bold and graphic bookshelf by Kayiwa in Findland can also make a great divider in a downtown loft. Unfortunately not yet  available outside the Scandinavian country.



Conventional Thought

Posted on October 21, 2010

Experimental video by Paul Kamuf. He delivers his message through a moving browser window, using footage, animated graphics, and photography. The story of thought sharing through texting.



Framework

Posted on October 21, 2010

If you think eyewear is a fashion statement or a true representation of one’s personality, you will this series of posters specially created by Glenn Manucdoc of Moxy Creative to celebrated the launch of Framegeek and EveryGuyed. Can you identify all of the famous personalities?



Kate D. MacDowell

Posted on October 21, 2010

Ceramic artist Kate D. MacDowell has created a collection of animal oddities mutated with human parts. The pieces are incredibly well crafted, many emotionally charged. Check out her portfolio. I want one…



Flux

Posted on October 20, 2010

Candas Sisman created this video (image and sound) for the Plato Art Space’s “Ilhan Koman Hulda” Festival in Istanbul. This piece is a beautiful kinetic art inspired 3D animation, a continuous morph of organic and architectural shapes.



Atlas Air

Posted on October 20, 2010

The new Massive Attack video directed by Edouard Salier is a journey into a world where darkness and violence have taken over society. Follow this supernatural rabbit running though it all until collapse. An interesting stylistic exercise where 3D animation, polygon characters, and footage combine.



F.O.T.B.

Posted on October 20, 2010

The Flash On The Beach conference trailer or opening credits was created by Nando Costa. It is a beautiful organic sequence, playing with metallic substances and magnetism to evoke concepts of attraction and repulsion, a metaphor for all these designers coming together during this event yet competing against one another in the real world.



How to Have an Idea

Posted on October 19, 2010

Frank Chimero Jam sketched on a piece of paper what he thinks is the best way to find ideas. He compares computers to people (logical vs. alogical) and most of all tells you to stop being a weenie and get just make something. Funny little comics strip.



Become a Girl Toy

Posted on October 19, 2010

Jack & Jones new ad portray guys as objects to use and abuse by women. Not that your typical boy would mind, but a little love and hugging is nice too. Poor baby.



Unhappy Slap

Posted on October 19, 2010

CyberMentors is an organization that brings young people together so they can help and support one another. As part of the campaign Unhappy Slap to get rid of bullying, CyberMentors created this app where you can become the victim in a video, using face mapping technology. The result is not great, but the intention is. Actually, the mapping itself is not bad, just the integration with the video. Above is my face on the actor’s head.



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