If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own piece of “Martian Atmosphere” or 19,551 year old “Mammoth Meat,” this Kickstarter is for you! Hans Fex, creator of the first Mini Museum, has just announced another hand-crafted, limited-edition collection, filled with curiosities that are truly out of this world! More images and video below.
Another bike-based projection project, this time by Swiss coder and graphic designer, Michael Flückiger. Made using “a speedometer, a projector, a car battery, an iPad mini and OpenFrameworks,” Flückiger’s bicycle casts a projection made to look like the shadow of an elephant walking and/or galloping (depending on how fast he peddles).
Wait… Do elephants gallop? Is “stampeding” inaccurate if there’s only one?
Watch the video and feel free to weigh in on the whole “galloping” thing in the comments below!
Frank Singleton, “Abstract 3” (1986)
Marvin and Ruth Sackner are responsible for the largest collection of visual and concrete poetry in the world and they now have a book featuring the work of 200 typewriter artists. The Art of Typewriting will be released by Thames & Hudson later this month.
The unique compilation appeals to a nostalgia for “mechanical imperfection” and working within technical constraints. It includes the first known piece of typewriter art (a butterfly of brackets and dashes by British secretary, Flora Stacey, from 1898) and other images that can’t be replicated with the slick and seemingly limitless technology of today. See more images from The Art of Typewriting below.
After receiving a dozen handwritten letters from his grandmother, French designer Nicolas Nahornyj came up with a way to bring back the personal flair of handwriting to computer-based word processing.
Nahornyj’s setup involves moveable palettes that allow users to purposefully distort their typeface as they go, effectively producing their own personalized font. Watch Lazy Pen in action below!
London-based design studio Marshmallow Laser Feast isn’t just about pushing creative boundaries; it’s about encouraging people to see things from a different perspective. Using custom software to combine footage from lidar (remote sensing technology) and CT scanning, photogrammetry and a 360º aerial camera, their latest project is a virtual reality experience that lets viewers rediscover the Grizedale Forest through the eyes of its natural inhabitants. See more images and watch the short teaser video below!
Jamky is a “postdigital” machine that creates drum patterns when small stones are placed onto its grid. The project was developed by Ján Šicko and Roman Mackovič of Bratislava-based design studio, DevKid. Check out more images and a video demonstration (complete with light installation) below!
Cathy Van Hoang (a.k.a. Petit Beast) is a Los Angeles-based designer and art director. Using sea urchin shells as planters, Hoang photographs the plants upside down to create what look like floating jellyfish (with the plant becoming the tentacles). See more images of Hoang’s air plants below!
Makerarm is a robotic arm that can ‘help its humans make just about anything.’ It can 3D print, laser cut, carve, mill, plot, and assemble. It can even feed your goldfish.
Multi-purpose and cost-effective, Makerarm is part of the Austin, Texas-based company’s broader belief that everyone should have access to the tools they need to create their dream projects. Learn more (and watch Makerarm build a custom laptop) in the video below!