06.04.09 by Jeff

Blank Canvas!

Students at Ravensbourne College of Design in London have come up with an ingenious way to raise funds for their grad show, a project called Blank Canvas! Packages containing objects purchased in thrift shops were sent out to many of the students’ favourite designers and illustrators to act as blank canvases. The objects were customized by the recipients and sent back, and now the students are having an auction of the work on April 30th at the Vibe Bar on Brick Lane.

blank canvas Design for Moving Image Design Graphic Ravensbourne College

Not that impressed? Let me just rattle off a few of the 50+ artists/designers involved: Milton Glaser! Hellovon! Non-Format! Parra! Job Wouters! Andy J Miller! Julien Vallee! Alex Ostrowski! Stina Persson!

Head over to the Blank Canvas page to get on the guestlist if you want to attend the auction!













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • such a cool idea,

  • yea i am amazed at all the talent they have involved

  • Awesome idea… I really wanted the skateboard!! Anyone know who did this?

  • Wicked idea.. I want to move to London right now to get my hands on that white teacup or the camera!

  • Hey guys… thanks for your comments! The pics are actually the things BEFORE they have been customised! We will be putting all the pictures of the finished items as we get them, on the website http://www.blankcanvasevent.co.uk and we will be taking email bids if you are interested in any of the things 🙂

    • yea i was going to point out that these were the “before” images haha

  • Haha. you should do this for bo7m.

  • Oh, and if you want some of those teacups, my dad made them, so I can put an order in for you 😉





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Experimental Artist Petros Vrellis Creates Detailed Portraits With A Single Thread

 

Born in Greece, with a background in Electrical Engineering as well as Art Science, artist Petros Vrellis has a passion for creating interactive installations that blend art and technology. His latest project is a mesmerizing re-imagining of traditional handicraft.

Using a 28″ aluminum-rimmed loom, Petros runs a single thread from one anchor peg to another to create just the right density and darkening at precise intersections. The end result is a detailed image that emerges from 3000 – 4000 continuous loops (or 1-2 kilometers of thread)!

While Petros is following a set pattern developed from a computer-generated algorithm, as you can see in the time-lapsed video above, the step-by-step process is all done by hand. We had the chance to speak with Petros about his experimental process and why hand-made work still has a place in the digital age. Check out the full interview below!

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