Monthly Archive for January, 2011

Stefan Kanchev Archive

Logobrink have made available the photographed and ordered sketches of designer Stefan Kanchev’s work. A great find / insightful resource, available here. So many great marks. ( via @heydaysstudio )

Letterheady

Andy Warhol’s stunning letterhead, c.1954, via the great Letterheady.

Power

A planet is examined, microscopically, zoomed in from afar.

— It is advised that you turn the volume down on any portable devices.

Anzas Dance Studio

Stunning application of glass vinyl by Japanese Architect Yohimasa Tsutsumih creating an almost dream like atmosphere in this dance studio.

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Vivian Maier Archive

The work of Vivian Maier, a street photographer from the 1950s – 1990s, was discovered at an auction in Chicago. The discovery includes over 100,000 medium format negatives, thousands of prints, and 20-30,000 undeveloped negatives. John Maloof, who owns approximately 90-95% of the work bought at auction, was inspired by Maier’s work to take up street photography himself, who has taken on the mantle of continuing to photograph the streets and people of Chicago.

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Playbutton

Playbutton, in their own words is ‘a wearable button that plays music. A record that plays itself. The content is pre-recorded and cannot be changed. Like an album the sequence of the album can not be altered.’ An interesting, simple idea for distributing music. (via @alednotjones)

Water Sculptures

Amazing water sculptures created by photographing thrown water, by Shinichi Maruyama.  View the gallery here.

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My Dear Bomb

Belgian publisher Ludion recently released an autobiography by eccentric avant-garde Japanese designer  Yohji Yamamoto, delving into his thoughts and visions, mixing personal life recollections with his design ethos and creative processes. Available on Amazon here.

Pentagram

Graphic Design powerhouse Pentagram have a new site. So there you are.

Topologies

Quayola is a visual artist based in London. His work simultaneously focuses on multiple forms exploring the space between video, audio, photography, installation, live performance and print. He creates worlds where real substance, such as natural or architectural matter, constantly mutates into ephemeral objects, enabling the real and the artificial to coexist harmoniously. Integrating computer-generated material with recorded sources, he explores the ambiguity of realism in the digital realm.

Maddison Graphic

Got a lovely Christmas card / mailer from the Brothers Maddison on my holiday break return, a lovely overprinted poster on Offenbach bible paper taken form their equally great Boats Print series. Cheers chaps. They also have a new site which you should make your way to.

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