29 September 2006
28 September 2006
27 September 2006
A bright young designer from the U.K is developing a system that will have tag and name exactly what your staring at. Google Vision is a conceptual product developed by Callum Peden, for the worlds favorite search engine. The product provides the user with a truly unique information hub by combining GPS, OLED technology and advanced image recognition in the form of a retractable screen device.
The Global Positioning System will see the end of wondering the streets asking for directions and the small roller ball will allow for easy navigation of the flexible screen. Brilliant for identifying landmarks whilst on holidays, Google vision acts as a personal; tour guide.As well as this, advanced image recognition will mean Google Vision can target well known landmarks. Then using the increased coverage of wireless internet, provide the user with information on their surroundings wherever they may be.
25 September 2006
QuantoProject is a "graphics" international competition attempting to explore the meaning of the word "prostitution" both from a moral and a sexual standpoint. The project was born from the meeting of a group of persons active in the graphics's journalism's and cultural fields who asked themselves the question: what is the meaning of the word "prostitution". The graphic way was chosen in order to use a different and universal language to fully frame this phenomenon.
22 September 2006
Psst! Pass it on... is a series of short animated films created in collaboration by a select group of motion graphics artists from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Berlin. Inspired by the Surrealist game of Exquisite Corpse and the children's game of Telephone, the minute-long films consist of three sections by three different design teams. The artists worked sequentially, linking up their animations to create a single piece over the course of about 9 weeks. The films feature a variety of styles and methods of production including live-action, stop-motion, 3d & 2d animation.
21 September 2006
19 September 2006
Britain's famed guerrilla artist Banksy has launched a three-day exhibition in an industrial warehouse in Los Angeles, called Barely Legal. The technicolor elephant lives on a private reserve in Southern California. The paint she's wearing doesn't hurt her, says her caretaker, and Nelly has appeared in a number of commercials and movies so she's "used to wearing makeup." Stil, others believe her inclusion is exploitative and abusive.
18 September 2006
Xiu Xiu (pronounced "shoo-shoo") is an experimental indie band from Kill Rock Stars Records. Xiu Xiu's music draws heavily from several disparate genres including punk, noise rock, ambient noise, modern classical, and folk. The majority of lyrics deal with morose topics such as suicide, AIDS, war, and taboo experiences. Musically, Xiu Xiu will often blend cacophonous percussion with lush hooks and diverging lyrical styles.
14 September 2006
12 September 2006
'Here’s magic in the mundane.
Extraordinary in the ordinary.
New in the old, unexpected in the expected.
These are the roses you’re supposed to stop and smell.
And they’re not waiting around.
Are you paying attention?
What are you missing? Stop. Look. Listen. Now isn't here for long.'
07 September 2006
Photos + BBC News Article + Making of
UK graffiti virtuoso Banksy has smuggled 500 doctored versions of Paris Hilton's new CD into stores across the country. The CD contain Banksy's remixes and have titles like "Why am I Famous?," "What Have I Done?" and "What Am I For?"
04 September 2006
The Urban Forest Project brings 185 banners created by the world’s most celebrated designers, artists, photographers and illustrators to New York’s Times Square. Each banner uses the form of the tree, or a metaphor for the tree, to make a powerful visual statement. Together they create a forest of thought-provoking images at one of the world’s busiest, most energetic, and emphatically urban intersections.