Monday, 6 October 2008
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
How cool is this, a lego exhibition currently touring the US! Reminds me of the White Stripes video fell in love with a girl. This guy Nathan Sawaya makes some astonishing sculptures using the standard lego bricks. My favourite is definatly the guy looking in the mirror.
This guys work is weird! But very unique. Influenced by weather conditions mainly, he creates large scale installations, some temporary around public places others permanent fixtures as part of a buildings or sea breakers. His work is well hard to describe so check it out! I particularly like the huge tornado he's managed to create.
I know loads of people are probably going to write this exact same thread but I dont care. 'What is Graphic Design?' is a fantastic book thanks go out to the design department for telling us to buy it when we where wee freshers. If I'm ever stook for ideas or need some visual stimulation I always wip it out!
Can you believe this!? Jamie Oliver would go nuts! Farms built on skyscrapers! A new concept to save the acres and acres of land that farms take up. I think it's stupid and probably will happen at some point in the future. I have a passion for food and buy food from the market when ever i can. I hate buying massed produced crap and animals that arn't treat fairly. How is the meat going to taste better if a cow is on the 50th floor of a skyscraper in the middle of Seattle. This is inspired me to buy more fresh produce from local shops etc, join me folks! Dont succumb to the powers of Asda and Tesco.
Check out Radiohead's new video for House of Cards, I aint even gonna bother trying to explain how it was made i'll just quote
'No cameras or lights were used. Instead two technologies were used to capture 3D images: Geometric Informatics and Velodyne LIDAR. Geometric Informatics scanning systems produce structured light to capture 3D images at close proximity, while a Velodyne Lidar system that uses multiple lasers is used to capture large environments such as landscapes. In this video, 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute produced all the exterior scenes.'
If you think the video was cool, check this out it is AMAZING trust me follow the link!
Check out this cool design approach. Jen Stark has taking stacks and stacks of different coloured paper and made these cool 3D sculptures out of them. She's really made her own style, there so intricate and detailed they look like they've been made on the computer, insane!
I wasn't sure which topic to post this under but I think it fits in with the museums theme. Notice anything about these photo's? Pretty big shards of glass eh? Well actually no! There small models of museum spaces which David DiMichele creates then puts tiny little people next to them, lights it perfectly and then photographs the scene leaving the viewer stunned out how big the shard of glass are or how on earth he's managed to get ice cubes that big! I think it's a wicked idea and really plays with our perception of size, pitty he hadn't done it for real.