Wednesday, 30 June 2010

The Sequel?

I'm not sure how I feel about this. My first reaction was a groan. It's like a watered-down version of the powerful and brilliant original.

What do you think?

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Four Letter Words

This interesting project displays algorithmically generated lists using four units - each capable of displaying the letters of the alphabet with an arrangement of fluorescent lights.

Four Letter Words from Rob Seward on Vimeo.

Four Letter Words displays an algorithmically generated word sequence, derived from a word association database developed by the University of South Florida between 1976 and 1998. The algorithms take into account word meaning, rhyme, letter sequencing, and association. The algorithm's tendency towards scatological or "dark" subject matter is influenced by a variety of language and perception studies, especially Elliot McGinnies' 1949 study "Emotionality and Perceptual Defense."

Monday, 28 June 2010

Jedi Moves

Swiss artists Admir Jahic and Comenius Roethlisberger recreated 604 rendered frames from the Star Wars Kid (YouTube sensation) for Without You Baby There Ain't No Us. More information on the project here and here. Nice example of the beauty of recombinant culture.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Tell it like it is.

There's something honest and raw about the simplicity of this print campaign for Sony Ericsson: Pureness Advertising by Petronio Associates. The microsite is also quite lovely.

A trans-continental exploration of the notion of advertising in context, and its interplay with a specific environment. Locations: Place de la Concorde, Pont Alexandre III, Paris. Sai Yeung Choi South street & Shantung street, Hong Kong. Lafayette Street & Kenmare Street, Grand Central Station, New York.
Photographer: Jonathan de Villiers.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Friday, 25 June 2010


She chops onions
to cry.
which leads her to the kitchen
a lot.
he doesn't understand why
she has become so obsessed
with Indian food

Masala, cumin, fennel, anise, coriander
exotic smells cling to her,
get stuck in her hair
like cigarette smoke
after a night in a dive bar
that ignores the ban.

She chops onions to cry.
Lately fixated on red ones
sometimes alternating to juicy yellows
when he's at work.

she chops in front of romantic comedies
tears hot against her skin
eyes and lips swell
turning a shade of chicken tikka red

the salt
reminds her of the boardwalk
knishes, pistachio ice cream
and the froth of an angry ocean

she's lost feeling somewhere
like change in the cracks of a couch
She crops onions to cry.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Street Characters

Sandrine creates stories and characters from everyday objects on the street - armies out of poles, garbage bags under arrest and my favorite, Darth Vader fashioned out of a discarded computer.

Via Modern Met.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Move Product or Make Art?

Seems like Jung von Matt was struggling with this. There is something I like about the composition, the image and typography. But I'm not sure it sells Mercedes. Do people who own a Mercedes live in these homes? Do you get the message of navigation and entertainment in one? I don't, not really. Not until I look closer, and how many consumers will spend their time looking closer, trying to decipher the message? Not Mercedes Benz drivers. But I still like it, I'm just not sure it sells the car.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Friday, 18 June 2010

Friday Fun

Make Your Own Cow (all the glove needs is a dark chocolate lining) t-shirt design by Joao Fonte.

Via Threadless.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Stick it to me.

Match stick art by David Mach. He creates a plastic or fiberglass mold then inserts tens of thousands of matchsticks one at a time. Sometimes he wife will simply set the sculptures on fire at exhibits. King Kong's my fav (love to see him aflame).

Via Flavorwire.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Super Doodle

A mini project grew out of a pen at the desk next to mine at our digital agency. And it's growing everyday. There's something perversely poetic about it. We're thinking of making a comic strip series, where (or if) it will go nobody knows.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Nothing's permanent.

The super mash-up: VHS illustrations made with permanent markers in 2010. Hollis Brown Thornton also creates pieces using acrylic on canvas.


Sunday, 13 June 2010

The Spam Cure.

Linzie Hunter turned the subject line of spam into art - making them somehow look humorous and fun. Maybe that's the cure for spam mail. See the series or get theThe Secret Weapon postcard book.