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RIP Massimo Vignelli

Vignelli tribute poster series by Anthony Neil Dart - a South African born Designer / Director now living and working in Seattle, Washington, USA for Xbox. 

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A 5 minute retro Sci-fi fantasy film and music video in which a teacher struggles to get a grip of the holographic world while young love blooms


Most of us do not even know how to ask a question. Most of us do not see the root of the word ‘question’ is ‘quest’. Most of us don’t have a quest in our life.

-Richard Saul, Wurman TED founder

What is your quest?

WATCH: 20 artists and cultural figures discuss creativity and the inspiration they draw from→ here

READ: more quotes from the video in this Huffington Post article.


Edgar Wright - How to Do Visual Comedy



Created and inspired by the stories of @theartofelysium youths that I paint and talk about the craziness of life with. @WeBRANDsociety and myself teamed up to make a highly limited quantity of dope gear to help the AOE cause and add some flavor to the world. Cop some today if still available at #gregorysiff #webrand #biggietupaceazy #fashion #fresh proceeds go to #theartofelysium special thanks Leslie Culp, Brandon Kaufer and Alyssa Musket. #dogoodthings


Match #142

Issey Miyake RTW Spring 2014 | Interior of the Caixa Forum art gallery in Madrid, Spain

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Art as Aftershock

Earthquakes are dangerous phenomena, yet two artists chose to present these natural disasters, in a way that makes viewers contemplate, rather than fear them.

Luke Jerram and Carlos Amorales created works that comment on the 2011 Japanese Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and 1985 earthquake in Mexico City, respectively. Their works allow viewers to contemplate the nature of earthquakes with the help of visualizations through seismographic data.

In Jerram’s piece, the artist took the seismographic data from the Tōhoku earthquake, and rotated it using a computer program to see the data in three-dimensions, later printing it in those dimensions. The sculpture, made in 2011, represents nine minutes of the earthquake, allowing viewers to calculate, and imagine, the severity of the disaster on their own.

Amorales approaches the 1985 earthquake in a more theoretical presentation, in “Vertical Earthquake” (2010). Rather than using data, the artist creates his own fault lines and cracks on the walls, drawing epicentres around each. The artist chose to capture the chaos and emotion of the event. Within the installation, newspaper clippings of the disaster are displayed, with fault lines drawn on them as well.

Where Jerram uses data to help visualize the severity of the earthquake in Japan, Morales plays with drama and emotion, creating a fragmented image which symbolically reflects the earthquake that he witnessed. Both pieces however, are sobering reminders of the immense power our Earth has over man-made constructions.

-Anna Paluch


I think I’ve had a dream just like this before. via Don Barnett. beesandbombs



I think I’ve had a dream just like this before. via Don Barnett. beesandbombs


Infinite Stairs and Dissected Buildings | Marcin Bialas | Socks Studio

Marcin Bialas is a Polish artist who’s specialized in etchings and drawings in black an white. Among his large production, a recurring theme is dissected buildings and surreal constructions, such as infinite staircases and labyrinthine interiors, an atemporal combination of G.B. Piranesi and Brodsky/Utkin prints. The structures seem unfinished, yet already in ruin, able to plunge the viewer into an uncomfortable feeling. Somewhere between nightmares and theatrical settings, Marcin Bialas’ retro drawings explore the dramatic potential of different projections and points of view.

(Source: ryanpanos)