Posts from — October 2008
These guys, who call themselves the Bartendaz, use their own body weight instead of weights to train. Its a form of calisthenics and looks to be a creative way to exercise when weights and resistance machines aren’t an option. Pretty inspiring!
October 31, 2008 No Comments 1,799 views
“We selected only the best spots for your trip.”
Folha Top 10’s Travel Guides for London, New York and Paris are conveyed graphically with this simple idea to highlight the places themselves.
October 30, 2008 No Comments 1,609 views
Romain Laurent’s portfolio site has some excellent photo manipulation work. Some witty ideas there which are sometimes a little dark. Love it!
October 29, 2008 No Comments 5,213 views
Smashing Magazine have put together a list of beautiful examples of vintage typography and the modern work they’ve inspired. Check it out for inspiration on your own work!
October 28, 2008 1 Comment 9,800 views
For the beard aficionado, here is an excellent chart to name that style.
October 27, 2008 No Comments 8,906 views
Transforming robots that always get picked last. Here’s a cool contest for people to submit their own ideas for alternative but crap transformers. Some good ones in there and a comical antidote to the cool ones.
October 26, 2008 No Comments 8,867 views
Lovely silkscreened posters on black paper for the pirate in you. San Francisco based design studio Office have created a new series of posters as well as a range of products for the 826 valencia store/tutoring centre.
October 25, 2008 No Comments 3,225 views
These posters (albeit on canvas and frame) make a refreshing change to the usual “action packed” movie poster design. They’re alot simpler appealing to the graphically include minimalist, and also state the brands integrated in the films.
Great to get a snapshot sense of the films “positioning”.
October 24, 2008 No Comments 3,672 views
More fantastically creative robots, made of more recycled parts. As well as doing some good recycling, I think reusing old parts also adds to the charm of pieces like this.
Officially known as Lockwasher Design, artist Paul Loughridge uses simple metal working tools to shape what most people would consider junk into one-of-a-kind assemblage sculptures.
He frequents flea markets and garage sales in search of “treasures” such as door knobs, old car parts, coffee urns, vintage typewriters, vegetable graters, ice buckets, espresso makers, retired electrical appliances etc.
Once everything has been disassembled and cleaned the real fun begins. Paul finds the process of transforming these cold, metal parts into playful art pieces thoroughly enjoyable.
Somewhere during this creative journey each sculpture establishes it’s own unique personality. All of his pieces are carefully assembled using nuts/bolts, pop rivets and threaded rod…no welding.
October 23, 2008 1 Comment 4,866 views
I’ve a fascination with robotic sculptures created out of familiar objects and these typewriter pieces by Jeremy Mayer are no exception.
Mayer has been making sculptural robots out of typewriters for more than a decade, starting with them in 1994 while living in a small town in Iowa. Impressively, he does not solder, weld, or glue these assemblages together - the process is entirely cold assembly.
October 22, 2008 No Comments 2,169 views