Federico Babina, architect and illustrator based in Barcelona, did a serie of posters where match cinema and architecture, showing his own vision of well known architecture and movie icons as North by Northwest, Star Wars, The Million Dollar Hotel. If you want to know something more follow the project Archicine:
XYZ have designed a multimedia sound and light installation on the façade of the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya in Merida, Mexico.
A dynamic visual and audio panorama
The goal of the recently opened Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, with a collection of some 750,000 objects and 2,600 square metres of permanent and temporary gallery space, is to present Mayan civilization not as archaeological vestiges but as a living culture. Given this focus, Xavier de Richemont, a video painter known for his luminous compositions on the façades of churches and museums, has evoked Maya culture in a narrative that spans the birth of Earth, the history of humanity, and the emergence of contemporary societies, in the form of a huge animated fresco with an audio track of ancient and modern sounds.
XYZ’s multimedia installation offers visitors a chance to literally immerse themselves in this symbolic narrative. Sixteen high-definition projectors animate the upper part of the museum façade with a virtual strip that unfurls 34 giant tableaus composed of drawings, photographs, and graphic compositions by de Richemont. A long-range sound system, integrated into the building’s architecture, broadcasts the show’s music throughout the site.
In addition to this “mapping video” system, XYZ produced the architectural lighting system for the building. To express the identity of Maya culture, the architectural firm Grupo Arquidecture chose to articulate the form of the building around that of the ceiba tree. Interlaced bars of metal evoke the trunk and foliage of the tree, which is sacred to the Maya. The designers at XYZ came up with a programmable lighting system composed of 70 projectors, capable of reproducing the movement of the tree’s foliage at night.
Lighting design: XYZ Technologie Culturelle
Spectacle Multimédia: XYZ Technologie Culturelle
Artist: Xavier de Richemont
Photographer: Tamara Uribe
Creative “World Map in a Tetris Style Art Print” by english-based artist Stephen Gowland.
“This is my design of the world inspired by the all-time classic game of Tetris. Creating this image was like playing the game – having to rotate and move the pieces in order to get them to fit in to the shape of the world. ”
“This design is printed on 170gsm semi-matte paper using Epson UltraChrome K3 inks. (According to data from Epson – “Epson UltraChrome K3 ink has improved print permanence characteristics that provide lightfastness ratings of up to 108 years for color and over 200 years for black and white”).”
A World Map in a Tetris Style Art Print
Size: A3 – 420mm x 297mm (16in x 12in). All sizes are approx.
All designs, images and prints are copyrighted by S Gowland/Kiaco Ltd 2013
Designer of famed credits for Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese gets elaborate animated tribute
Google has marked the birthday of Saul Bass with one of the search engine’s most elaborate “doodles” yet – an animated sequence based on his designs for film title credits, film posters and corporate logos.
Bass, who died in 1996, worked with film-makers including Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese over the course of a 40-year career, approaching his commissions in the spirit of a graphic design problem to be solved.
Born into an immigrant family in New York’s Bronx, he began working on print work for film adverts in Hollywood during the 1940s. A breakthrough came in the film industry when he was hired in 1954 by Otto Preminger to create an innovative title sequence for the credits of the film, Carmen Jones, which he did using an animated flaming rose. Until the 1950s, the normal method for film credits was to present names and titles on cards, or against an unmoving backdrop.
The following year, Bass’s credit sequence for another production, The Man With the Golden Arm, played again with a strong graphic image – white lines rearranging themselves into a twisted arm – which was carried over into the film’s publicity, prefiguring the corporate identity approach of modern film advertising.
Bass later worked for Alfred Hitchcock on North by Northwest and Psycho, once again using his favoured lines, which morphed into a vortex of whirling spirals in the opening credits of Vertigo.
After a lull in the 1960s, he made a comeback in the 1970s. His last completed credits sequence was for Casino, which featured Robert De Niro being blasted by a car bomb through a raging inferno of Las Vegas neon in Casino.
via The Guardian
While pixelated can be a dirty word in the field of photography, in design we welcome it. This collection is just a bit (ha!) of all the fun pixelated design out there. Here are over 15 of our favorite pixelated designs:
Let’s start out with Cristian Zuzunaga who might as well be the king of all things pixelated. We’ve featured his to-die-for Pixel Couch before but check out his Digit rug collection for nanimarquina.
You might also like Zuzunaga’s Fire cushion collection he did for Kvadrat that are in the designer’s trademark pixel pattern.
How cool is this Pixel handle from Dzmitry Samal? While not currently in production, one can hope that will change fast.
You might remember Samal’s name from when we featured his pixelated eyewear.
The puzzle piece-like shape of the Kundalini Pixel Wall Lamp looks great by itself or in a fun configuration of several on the wall.
Made up of 1/2″ x 1/2″ cubes that are laminated together like bricks, the Pixel Chair by the extremely talented Vivian Chiu is just as stunning as her Inception Chair that we featured before.
Plixel by Umlaute Designbureau are sets of brightly colored plastic pixel storage cubes that can be arranged in any manner you wish on your walls. As they say, it’s flexible wall storage with an attitude.
From Russian designer Amirko comes Change it!. It’s a giant wall of triangles that turn and each side of the triangle is a different color, either black, white, or a rainbow shade. Anytime the mood hits, you can change your wall up – all black, all white, a combo/design of the two, or perhaps all bright colors.
This Dpi lighting series from Guillaume Delvigne comes in 3 versions – 72dpi, 144dpi, or 300dpi. Based on the pixel or Dpi (i.e. “dots per inch”) in computer speak, the texture of the lights is based on the various screen resolutions.
The Ron Arad-designed Do-Lo-Rez Collection, composed of a sofa for Moroso and a rug for nanimarquina, can by used separately or together to create unlimited possibilities of fun. The collection is based on the concept of a pixel and is available in three-color variations: reds, blues, and greys.
I loved this Icon Watch that we featured a few years ago by & Design so much so that I bought one!
From the Italian company Missoni Home comes the Lisbona digitally-inspired throw.
The facade of Frog Queen (Prisma Engineering Headquarters) in Austria was designed by SPLITTERWERK and looks like one enormous pixelated box.
Inspired by pixels, Anrealage’s 2011 collection designed by Kunihiko Morinaga, is full of 8-bit graphic fun.
Designed by Gilli Kuchik of Bakery Design, the 8 Bit Drawers is a storage unit made up of small drawers and cubbies. Together, the collection of colored drawer fronts form a pixelated image.
Last but not least is the Pixel Trash Can, complete with instructions on how to build your own.
And with that, this post is “in the can.”
via Grab Magazine
Amore e Odio vanno a braccetto: come il Bene e il Male, come lo Ying e lo Yang, come il Giorno e la Notte. L’uno non avrebbe senso di esistere senza l’altro. I poli opposti si attraggono e generano tensione, energia, vita, la stretta connessione tra la passione per quello che si fa e l’odio per quanto la si ama. I HATE (If you hate it, you love it) è il letimotiv che accompagna i progetti creativi di un’intera crew, riunita sotto lo stesso “concept” che è poi uno stile di vita. Quello che odio è quello che amo e viceversa, e noi “odiamo” un sacco di cose: moda, illustrazione, design, cinema, home living, musica, pop culture e tutto quello che ci piace odiare. Due facce della stessa medaglia. Una duplice realtà, come il progetto virtuale legato al web e la sua parte concreta che si realizzerà con eventi e product design; come la persona reale ed il suo alter ego che immancabilmente viene fuori tra le righe, le immagini e i video del proprio blog. Un approccio ironico, divertente, personale e contemporaneo che prende vita sul web attraverso quattro blog: I Hate Pink, I Hate Bananas, I Hate Geek, I Hate Mimo. Skills e professionalità emergono tra le parole, il design, le illustrazioni, le foto, i video e le animazioni che la crew I HATE propone per tutti gli Haters.
Cosa aspettate a odiarci? Stay Hate!
La bionda principessa del rosa vi apre le porte del suo regno: un mondo confetto a tinte forti, dove teschi e tessuti in pizzo convivono in armonia, dove donne nude cavalcano unicorni variopinti e dove il trash misto al glamour è spesso di casa, il tutto interpretato e raccontato da illustrazioni super pop. Astenersi persone intelligenti causa alto grado di “bionditudine”.
Dalla banana di Andy Wharol a quella tropicale. Un blog figlio della cultura pop, che racconta di moda, design, musica e vita, il tutto letto in chiave streetstyle e super fluo. Il politically correct non è contemplato da queste parti, sconsigliato ai minori di 18 anni per testi espliciti e uno smodato uso di gatti e papere.
Due grandi Tette, un paio d’occhi da gatta e un cervello. Incredibile vero? La geek più sexy del web 2.0 ce l’abbiamo noi. Tra un colpo di spazzola e una sessione di manicure, vi accompagne- rà a scoprire quanto di più deliziosamente inutile si trovi sulla rete. Lei i computer non li usa, li domina, così come gli uomini. Cercate di non farla indispettire, ha le unghie più affilate della rete.
Regina della Casa e della Cassetta degli attrezzi (trapano incluso). Precisa, meticolosa ed ordinata: l’arte dell’ospita- lità è nel suo dna e tra le righe del suo blog ne svelerà trucchi e segreti. Se siete abbastanza precisi da riuscire a seguirla tra ricette, bricolage e invenzioni varie, non vi deluderà. Non contradditela, diventa pericolosa.
FOTO SCATTATE DURANTE L’EVENTO DI PRESENTAZIONE DEL PROGETTO A PITTI UOMO. SCATTI DI FRANCESCA RICCIONI.
Per la gallery completa dell’evento segui la pagina facebook ufficiale iHate .
DORODESIGN ODIA PERSONALMENTE IL TUTTO!!!
Right off the 40th anniversary celebration of its iconic “Trefoil” logo, adidas Originals‘ adidas Skateboarding sub-label asked skateboard maker Cliché to design decks based on its other signature identity, the 3-Stripe. As the official steed for team rider Lucas Puig, the decks mark the launch of Puig’s new pro shoes while double as homage to similar Three Stripe skateboard designs by Alphonzo Rawls 2 decades ago. In adidas’ traditional colorways of blue with white stripes or black with white stripes, both are available now at select adidas Skateboarding retailers.
Straight out of the water and onto your feet, Beijing designer Zhijun Wang puts together a creative sneaker to commemorate the yearly Dragon Boat Festival celebrated throughout eastern Asia. Choosing the New Balance HS77 silhouette, Zhijun fills the bottom half of the shoe with a beautiful light blue color, representing the scales along the hull of the boat ending with depictions of wind and waves on the heel leading up to its padded collar. White leather wraps around the bridge of the foot carrying across the laces complemented by red accents along the midsole, tongue tab, and wrapping around the “N” logo. No details on when or if these will hit retailers, but we’ve got some detailed looks at Zhijun’s amazing skill after the jump.
Innovative, repetitive, and rhythmic: Yayoi Kusama – the Princess of Polka Dots – continues her work withLouis Vuitton in a new short film that shares her moniker. Defined by the use of bold polka dot patterns and motifs, the Japanese artist’s signature design element is showcased in fine form along with deeper insight into the background of her work, including her self-reflection that Kusama sees her life as “a dot lost among millions of other dots.” Her upcoming collection with the luxury Parisian fashion house called “Dots Infinity” is bursting with the colorful circles, and is slated for a July 10th launch at their stores world-wide. The collaboration includes a line-up of accessories, wallets, watches, and shoes, each inspired and influenced by the timeless artist. The two-minute view into her work – both past and present – is after the jump.
Serigrafia, mi porti via!
Introduzione teorica alla tecnica serigrafica e alle sue applicazioni negli ambiti artistici, artigianali e professionali. Visione di campioni, fotografie e materiale cartaceo.
SABATO 9 E DOMENICA 10 giugno h 10-13 14-17
Sperimentazione delle varie tecniche di progettazione e disegno delle matrici di stampa dalle procedure manuali e pittoriche a quelle con l’utilizzo dei programmi di grafica. Preparazione del telaio serigrafico e stampa su carta a più colori. Realizzazione di una t-shirt personalizzata.
Rudimenti per la realizzazione “casalinga” di un piano da stampa per t-shirt e carta.
Nelle giornate di sabato 9 e domenica 10 il pranzo verrà offerto dal
Sede: Inamorarti Laboratorio Creativo
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