Saturday, 11 February 2012

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Newly opened Herta and Paul Amir Building at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. 
Jaw dropping architecture:



Designed by architecture firm Preston Scott Cohen.

Mark Garry: Being Here


This is some artwork by Mark Garry. I decided to mention this image that i found off booooooom.com, as i found myself staring at it for about 20 minutes earlier. 

It has been created using thread, pins, beads, and carved basswood.

Pure Pleasure to the eye.

 

Monday, 2 January 2012

Become an inventor this new year!

I recently found this amazing new site: quirky.com

On the site you are able to submit a new idea, 
and in just months this new idea of yours could be brought to life, 
through design and production, and on sale to the world wide web.

Pretty Impressive! 


An alternative to reading...


Some beautiful book sculptures by Su Blackwell.




Also a nice idea for recycling some of your tired old books.

Rather reminiscent of Joseph Cornell's curious works:



Monday, 19 December 2011

My new found hunger for The Hunger


I recently bought the first issue of The Hunger created by photographer and publisher, Rankin. This magazine is jam packed full of interviews with big stars in current popular culture, such as Rhys Ifans, Lucy Liu, Domonic Cooper, Cheryl Cole, Anna Friel, Freddie Fox, Danny Dyer and many more. All interviews include intruiging photography of each star. The magazine is very commercial and is so thick and heavy, it is almost like a mass portfolio of Rankin's work. You definitely get alot for what you pay for, although there does seem to be almost too much, maybe it is because i am not a photographer myself. I felt as though i needed breaks throughout the magazine, it has already taken me nearly a week to read and look at less than half.
I think it is however a great idea for Rankin to have created a new photographic magazine, after his huge success with Dazed & Confused, Another Magazine and Another Man, it is bound to be a big success.

Some of my favourites from Rankin's Portfolio:





Talent in the Midlands

Company: The One Off
Location: Melbourne, Derby











Company: Align and Pull
Location: Birmingham



Company: Alt-Design
Location: Derby








Company: Michon Creative
Location: Nottingham




Company: m360
Location: Nottingham





World in a Ring!

Fragmented Chronicles Rings are the latest accessory that have absolutely fascinated me. 
The rings include many different realistic minature scenes to wear on your fingers.
These quirky pieces of hand art would be amazing as christmas gifts!



Sunday, 11 December 2011

Identity/Logos

I recently bought the latest edition of IDN magazine (the international edition) and absolutely loved the feature on, Logo: making a lasting impression. It was so insightful reading about the thought processes behind some of the most innovative logos around.

"The simpler it is, the more effective it will probably be."

Here are some of my favourites included in the feature:




And here are a few of my all time favourite logos:






A Love of All Things Retro

Here is some inspiring retro graphic artwork for you to feast your eyes on.
Mostly from the 1940's and 1950's.














Beauty at its best.