Friday, 4 December 2009

Real life transformer - Some one really had to much time on their hands

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

A Better Understanding of Stoplights

The way a person becomes smart is to store in their brain only the information that they have to know, dismissing the rest. If it's written down, I don't need to know it. That's what Albert Einstein would have you believe. But not Damjan Stanković. In an ideal Damjan Stanković world, you'd know how long you were at that stoplight because it would tell you what it's up to. Tell me what you're up to, stoplight!

Don't hold back your secrets, you stoplight you! I would love to know how much time I have before I am able to race to the next copy of you. I want to know how much time I have so I can hurry up and stop again!
Stanković promotes this stoplight as an eco solution in the following ways: If you've got the amount of time you've got to stop in front of you, you can shut your engine off, wait, be calm, and turn it back on again when the time is almost up. This not only lessens the amount of gas you use sitting still, but it lessens the amount of crazy madness you have wondering if the stoplight is stuck, or just really, really long.
Designer: Damjan Stanković
Eko stoplight by Damjan Stanković

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Airport Sleep Pods

Airport Sleep Pods

Have you ever slept at the airport? I sure haven't. The very idea scares the pee out of me. Some people do, though, and those people are crazy. For those of us who want the convenience of sleeping at the airport, without so much of the crazy, there's these amazing things right here! "Sleep Box" they go by the name of, designed by Arch Group for those who need private time in strange, unfriendly places!

There's a thousand instances where the ideal personal cubical could come in handy. Here's one of them: the airport. In between flights, what do you do? Sit in some marginally comfortable seats. Lots of time in between flights, what do you do? Sleep box.

The box itself is 2mx1.4mx2.3m. The main bed is 2×0.6m, equipped with an automatic system which changes the linens (think Fifth Element.) The bed is a soft, flexible strip of polymer and pulp tissue.

Ventilation system, sound alerts, built-in LCD television, wireless internet access, power sockets, extra luggage space under lounges. Payment is made in time, anywhere from 15 minutes to several hours.

The rest I leave up to your imagination!



Sleepbox by Arch Group




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Mosaic illustration done by Charis Tsevis

Charis Tsev is a graphic designer from Athens, Greece. His work has great influence  in psychology Gestal, who studied at the College. His work is full of mosaics, portraits and images formed by thousands of small pictures of small objects. Sometimes reminds a bit of pixel art, but is much more than that, it is  just amazing.






Mosaic portrait of President Barack Obama - Stars and Stripes




Steve Jobs - Apple

Mark Khaisman using nothing more than brown parcel tape

Mark Khaisman  using nothing more than brown parcel tape recreates amazing images from films and aother cultural backgrounds. The result is a impressive visual language and very creative technique.  

Artist Statement :
"I work on the light easel, applying translucent brown packing tape on clear Plexiglas panels, the layers built up to create degrees of opacity. My main motivation is my love for classics. The images are archetypes derived from the cultural heritage: art, architecture, movies. I am trying to be faithful to the source, but in the process of interpretation all kinds of things happen. The reason is submerged in the shadows, the purpose is absorbed by the light, the cultural icon has become the personal experience."


NYF 2009 Print Bronze 
RED DOT DESIGN AWARD 2008 Best of the Best 
EPICA Awards 2008 Press & Poster Silver
CANNES LIONS 2008 Design Silver
CLIO Awards 2009 Print Bronze
CFEVA Fellowship 2006 – 2007
International Animation Film Festival 1988 Best Art Director Prize, Paris 
OISTT competition "The Tour Theatre" 1986 Second Prize, Stockholm 
UNESCO “Rehabilitation of a Decayed Urban Environment” 1982 Third Prize, Poland 
World Architectural Biennale “The New Urban Space” 1980 Second Prize, Bulgaria

Monday, 30 November 2009

Chris Guilmour - Stunning and Jawdropping Cardboard Sculpture

" The work of Chris Gilmour provokes surprise and amazement beyond what could appear to be a mere process of reproduction. In returning to the value of making and strongly emphasising it, these works reveal a process of understanding that lets us see everyday reality with new awareness and appreciation. This practice avoids a withdrawal into the limbo of craft, and implies an intimate and profound quest towards the reason of things.

Gilmour has imposed a strict logic on his works he makes objects using only cardboard and glue. There is no supporting structure, no wooden or metal frame. His interpretations of everyday objects are created in adherence to the use of a pure and single material, but instead of the marble or bronze of classical statues, he has chosen one of the most humble and commonly found of our industrial times.

Packaging cardboard is, by its very nature, intended to contain but it is then discarded. Gilmour, however, uses it to contain the work’s own identity and to highlight the displacement between the original object and the one made in cardboard. This displacement is marked by difference: his sculptures (and apart from the use of such a poor material, they conform to all the accepted precepts of sculpture) are not mere copies, but rather translations from life. This translation brings with it a process of knowledge- the knowledge of the small things within which the sense of daily existence is hidden.

The artist compares his sculptures to drawing, a way of seeing objects by observing and measuring them. There is a process of deconstruction, followed by the actual construction process. It is in this process of making, in an almost instantaneous and immediate construction, as if Gilmour was using a pencil on a piece of paper, that the subtlety of diversity is embodied.

Gilmour’s work includes stunning virtuoso life-size objects, as well as cruder and more essential reproductions, sometimes left at a stage that calls to mind drafts or models. These are however all based on objects we have all experienced first hand- a typewriter, a car, a bicycle, a wheelchair. These objects are always carefully chosen for their evocative and conceptual power, for the potential for mnemonic narration that they contain. They offer a blank canvas upon which the viewer can project their own memories or experiences, recalling collective perceptions or the gestures and the rituals of daily life. All the objects have an uncanny power to provoke a sensation of attraction and a desire to interact in the viewer. The ordinariness of the actions associated with these objects causes the viewer to unthinkingly act out the gesture associated with it- to type, or to open the car door- and it is this contradiction between the seeming functionality of the objects and the fact that in reality they are “fake”, this peculiar conceptual short circuit, which increases the bewildering effect of the works and lets us into a poetry of pure plastic forms.

Guido Bartorelli
Translation: Simonetta Caporale"

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