08.07.15 by Staff

Mark McCloud: “Take It Acid Is”

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“Take It Acid Is” is on display at FIFTY24SF Gallery this month. The show features the largest collection of acid blotter paper in the world, all created or obtained by artist Mark McCloud over a 50 year period. More images below!
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06.07.15 by Kimi Hamada

Anton Hjertstedt

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Fantastic work by graphic designer Anton Hjertstedt. See more of Hjertstedt’s amazing (and saucy!) abstracts below.

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29.06.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

The Selfie Plant

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Curious design project from the CIID. An installation in which a plant can take photographs of itself and share them via social media. Powered by the open-source Arduino Yun board, it can alter the pose and monitor the ‘mood’ of the plant to decide when to take a picture – video embedded below:

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24.06.15 by Kimi Hamada

Serpentine Pavilion

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Designed by Spanish studio SelgasCano, this year’s Serpentine Pavilion pays homage to the London Underground and features an enticingly coloured secret corridor. See more images below!

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22.06.15 by Jeff

Jameson First Shot: Film Posters

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Last year I flew down to LA to interview Kevin Spacey about his Jameson First Shot film project where young filmmakers get a chance to direct A-list actors in films they write and direct themselves. Last year Uma Thurman lent her talents to three films and this year’s lead actor is Adrien Brody.

Three finalists were chosen from different countries and illustrators from the same countries were picked to make posters for the films. One of the directors was selected from Canada and my good friend Carson Ting was chosen to make the poster! You can see his poster for Stephan Tempier’s ‘Boredom’ above, which tells the story of Danny, a 40-year-old who chooses to remain a child (Carson, I could make a joke here about you but I won’t).

See the other two posters below.

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19.06.15 by Jeff

Tumblr of the Day: Trail Type

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Loving this little Tumblr called Trail Type – a collection of type found
in the wilderness.

16.06.15 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: 468 New York Subway Stations and 1 Epic Poster

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Designer Hamish Smyth and the Kickstarter expert, the one they call “The Crowdsourceress”, Alex Daly, are releasing an 11 colour limited edition poster, licensed by the MTA, printed in Italy, and only available through Kickstarter! The poster features all 468 subway stations in New York City drawn in alphabetical order.

You may recall Hamish was one of the designers behind that other wildly successful Kickstarter, the one for the Graphics Standards Manual; they’re using the same Italian printers for this poster.

Alex’s company Vann Alexandra helps projects reach their funding on Kickstarter and boasts a 100% success rate so I’m sure they’ll have no trouble funding this one. *EDIT – this project has already reached it’s funding goal in one day.

Check it out on Kickstarter.

 

16.06.15 by Jeff

Poster Design: A Selection of Stanley Kubrick Films by Illustrator Tomer Hanuka

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Loving this on-going series of Stanley Kubrick film posters by Israeli-cartoonist and illustrator Tomer Hanuka. See the rest below.

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