24.09.15 by Jeff

Interactive 3D Printed Wearable Detects Viewers’ Gaze

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“Caress of the Gaze” is a concept video for an interesting piece of 3D printed clothing that instantly reacts according to viewers’ gaze. The work was created by interaction designer, Behnaz Farahi, as part of Autodesk’s Pier 9 Artist in Residence program. Watch the video below.

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22.09.15 by Staff

One Book Bookstore

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Yoshiyuki Morioka has taken curation to the next level with this bookshop that only carries one title! Every week Morioka selects a single book to offer his clientele, along with special talks and meet-the-author style events intended to enhance readers’ engagement.

Takram, the design studio responsible for the branding of the shop, played a crucial role in Morioka Shoten’s conception. The idea won the support of Masamichi Toyama (CEO of Smiles Co. Ltd.) who gave a “New Business” lecture at an event held by the design company last year. Morioka attended the lecture, fittingly presenting his business plan with a single sheet of paper, which simply said: “Regeneration of Bookseller Atom → A bookstore with a single book.”

Morioka Shoten opened in Tokyo back in May. More images of the execution of this unique concept below!

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22.09.15 by Staff

Giant Art Labyrinth

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“The Peristal Singum” is a large-scale installation by German artist, Tim Henrik Schneider. The interactive project spans ten different chambers that visitors must walk, climb, and crouch through. Of course, the physical challenges of navigating the space are entirely intentional.

Mimicking the human digestive system, “Peristal Singum” is a response to how quickly (and dismissively) art tends to be consumed. According to Schneider, “the physical experience of art is the only way people will start to self-reflect.” The labyrinthine layout is meant to force people to take their time and really engage with the art that surrounds them.

The installation opens at the Aus Berlin Festival in Tilburg on November 28th. See below for images from the original Berlin show.

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17.09.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Gemma O’Brien

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I’ve been bugging artist/typographer Gemma O’Brien for images from her show “Hiatus” at China Heights (Sydney, Australia) for awhile. Everything I saw through her Instagram @mrseaves101 looked incredible. She sent over a bunch of process and install shots so you can see just how much work went into it.

Have a look below!

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15.09.15 by Staff

Hubbub’s Brilliant Designs are Reducing London’s Street Litter

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Environmental charity Hubbub (in collaboration with Common Works) has figured out a way to trick litterers into being better human beings! Capitalizing on Londoners’ love of sports and strong opinions, smokers can now use their cigarette butts to make their voices heard on various burning questions, like whether Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi is the best in the world. Their Neat Streets initiative has many brilliant campaigns, one of which turns chewing gum into paint-by-numbers sorta drawings! See more below.

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14.09.15 by Jeff

Graphic Designer Spotlight: Alex Sullivan

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A selection of crispy poster designs by designer Alex Sullivan. More images below.

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11.09.15 by Jeff

An Interview with Master Calligrapher Seb Lester

Calligrapher and type designer Sebastian “Seb” Lester is one of my favourite people to follow on Instagram (@seblester). The hand drawn calligraphy videos that he creates are so satisfying to watch that I find myself returning to them time and time again. It’s no wonder he’s amassed a following of over 1.2 million followers on his various social channels.

I asked Seb, of all the videos he’s made so far, which words have been the most fun to draw. The video above is a compilation of his favourites. A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to ask him a bit more about his work as a sort of mini interview to accompany the video. You can read it in its entirety, a view some more videos, below.

 

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10.09.15 by Staff

Trippy Kinetic Wooden Sculptures by David C. Roy

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Amazing wooden machines produce trippy patterns and operate solely from a mechanized spring that’s simply hand-cranked and released. More images and demonstration videos below!

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