Inspired by Mythbusters’ slow-motion videos but thwarted by high-speed cameras that were too expensive, Vancouver-based electronics engineer David Kronstein decided to create his own! Chronos 1.4 shoots 720p at 1,500fps starting around USD $2,499 (cameras with similar features currently sell for around $25k). Click here for more details on the camera and watch the short Kickstarter video below!
Charting the intersections of art, science and technology, HOLO Magazine takes you inside the studios of leading artists and designers. The biannual publication also offers analysis of current trends through a mix of long-form journalism and photography.
The latest issue contains 23 stories from over 40 contributors investigating the theme of randomness and its role in computation and culture. See more images from HOLO 2 below!
Dutch designer Christian Heikoop playfully explores the “Normcore” fashion trend in which people consciously choose not to distinguish themselves. Intersecting fashion and design, Heikoop’s project imagines the future of “Normcore” based on a few of its basic tenants: 1. “Raggedness” (secluding one’s body from view), 2. “Anonymity” (keeping to one’s self and dressing inconspicuously) and 3. “All-in-one” (limiting the options by which one distinguishes him/herself). See more images below!
Paris-based Studio Dessuant Bone created a collection of blue wire cutlery and dishes that, set against a grid paper, appear like sketches or volume drawings. Made as part of an exhibition involving the theme of fasting, see more images from the “Fasted” Tableware Series below.
One aspect of the studio’s focus is accessibility and specifically creating work that involves learning in public space. For their first project as a studio, they’ll be responding to 26 briefs in 26 hours, and the entire thing will be livestreamed so anyone can follow along.
If you’re interested in watching a creative studio figure out their own process you should bookmark the staging site for their project A-Z (az.hawraf.com) which will become a live feed on November 15th.
London-based designer Yoni Alter created a 3D puzzle based off the Air Jordan 45 that looks really satisfying to put together. The edition is limited to 30 puzzles, each consisting of 19 colourful handmade resin pieces. Watch the video clip below to see the puzzle being assembled!
Bloomberg Businessweek continues to kill it with their art direction. They recently created parody versions of other well-known magazines for their annual The Year Ahead issue, mimicking the style of iconic publications like Time and Wired to convey the range of topics that are going to matter in the coming year. See closeup images of the parodies below.