26.05.15 by Staff

Bridge Made From 22,000 Sheets of Paper



Environmental artist Steve Messam has built a bridge from 22,000 pieces of paper. Nestled in the English countryside, the structure operates like a freestanding arch and is held together solely by compression (i.e. chunks of 1,000 pieces of paper grouped tightly together).

Of course, while the bridge is fully functional, has already supported over 7,000 visitors, and only gets stronger when wet, it will eventually be torn down. Like all of Messam’s installations, the bridge is meant to draw people’s attention to their surroundings rather than alter the natural landscape in any permanent way. Check out more images of the paperbridge below.

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21.05.15 by Staff

Kickstarter: The Light Phone by Light


Founded by visual artist Joe Hollier and developer Kaiwei Tang, Light aspires to provide you with “your phone away from phone”: a device that connects with your existing cellphone, but only makes phone calls, and is the size of a credit card. It’s a fantastic concept, not to mention a beautifully minimalist design. Learn more about The Light Phone and Light’s Kickstarter below!

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18.05.15 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Pikaplant


Pikaplant makes plant keeping ridiculously easy. Tableau system mimics nature so plants water themselves. Learn more about Pikaplant below.

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12.05.15 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Design a Secret Society Bandana with Jon Contino

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Skillshare has just released this terrific 16-minute tutorial video with celebrated New York-based graphic designer Jon Contino. This is a must-watch for any aspiring illustrators or designers out there. Jon is a great teacher, and here he walks you through creating a graphic for a bandana from start to finish in a single afternoon.

Art and design school’s really have to step up their technical teaching with great content like this available online for free. Watch “Inside The Studio with Jon Contino” below.

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12.05.15 by Jeff

Wes Anderson Designs Bar for Prada


Director Wes Anderson recently lent his design talents to Bar Luce, the cafe inside of Fondazione Prada, a new art and culture complex by Prada. It looks like something right out of one of his movies (the Pinball Machine is Life Aquatic themed) but Anderson says “While I do think it would make a pretty good movie set, I think it would be an even better place to write a movie. I tried to make it a bar I would want to spend my own non-fictional afternoons in.”

Have a look at some more images below.

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04.05.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Offscreen Colonies

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Demoscene production by Hungarian group Conspiracy won first place in the 64K category at the recent Revision Demoparty held at Saarbrücken, Germany. For those that do not know, the demoscene produce audio/visual experiences with code that run on your PC, and in some cases, try to get fantastic results with as little resouces as possible. This demo is 64K in size (to compare, the BOOOOOOOM! header logo above is 22K) and should for best results be seen on your computer, but embedded below is a video to demonstrate what can be possible (and apparently looks fantastic on 4K screens).

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20.04.15 by Jeff

Empty Film Posters With the Movie Titles and Main Subjects Removed


There’s something strangely satisfying about these film posters with the main titles and subjects completely erased, by French art director Madani Bendjellal. Chances are you’ll be able to easily recognize them all! More images below.

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14.04.15 by Jeff

Artist Kim Laughton


Over the past couple years, Kim Laughton has taken club flyers to another level entirely, designing for Sub-Culture Shanghai and forward labels like Fade To Mind. The Shanghai-based net artist has become known for his particular use of original and stock 3D objects to create surreal imagery. When I look at his work I can feel something unlocking in my subconscious. Lots more images below.

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