Archive for the 'Art/Design' Category

Anish Kapoor

June 20, 2010

Amazing work by Turner prize artist Anish Kapoor, made during his transitional period in the 80’s, found via But Does It Float.

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KK

June 16, 2010

KESSELSKRAMER (yes this is their website), the agency with slightly different communication campaigns for companies such as Diesel, also has a publishing arm. Kesselskramer Publishing features publications that represent the ‘interests’ of creative thinkers behind the company – and I love each and every one of them. The books can be purchased in bookshops worldwide or at KK Outlet, a mix of shop, gallery and agency in London.

Strangers in my Photoalbum – People that accidentally join and participate in your photographs by appearing in the background

Anonymous – Are faces more important than bodies?

Bad Food Gone Worse– In an attempt to entice hungry customers …, chefs have taken it upon themselves to make photographs of their dishes.

Models – A collection of 132 German police uniforms and how they should be worn




Dada Archive

June 14, 2010

If you are, like me, a big fan of the Dada movement, you will love this archive of work by and about Dadaists – publications, information, links and more. As well as browsing through the visuals it is worth reading some manuscripts (although most of it is in German or French) or just enjoying the delightful word creations. The archive is curated by Timothy Shipe from The University of Iowa and can be found here.

Quirky cubes

June 7, 2010

Weird, home-made style furniture by architects/designers Uglycute from Sweden. My personal favourite, the psychedelic colour cube.

Reindeer Chair, purple

Clay bowl, made by dancers during a performance

(Not sure)

Bank, pink

No Gap

May 23, 2010

Swedish artist Michael Johansson likes to stack objects together so neatly that not one little gap is left. The results are amazing and very graphical. I wish I would be that sufficient in storing my items.

Through out my different explorations of the potentials of my collection of found and acquired things, one has been to free objects from their function. By forcing these objects into contexts in which their functional qualities are put into opposition with their field of application, the objects are stripped of their meaning for existence. In a series of work I have assembled objects connected to a certain place, for example a kitchen or a living room, into a cubic geometrical unit. The collected items, originally gathered from hundreds of different homes, are precisely stacked into the empty spaces of other larger items, a process that repeats itself until all the objects are carefully packed into one single tight sculptural form. This transformation addresses questions about history, life and space. The sculptures hold stories of compressed worlds from a time gone by, and the function has been forced to give in for the notions of color and shape.

Michael Johansson

Kieler Woche

May 22, 2010

From 19 – 27 June 2010 the largest sailing event takes place in Kiel, Germany, the Kiel Week. What is more interesting to me are the posters that are designed every year by a different designer, strictly appointed by invitation only. Dating back to 1948 here is a link to all of them, and below some of my favourite ones (which I have to admit are the older ones).

Hans Hemmert

May 17, 2010

Balloon Sculptures by Hans Hemmert, a German artist living and working in Berlin.

Being inside an egg-shaped balloon, normally not for more than 15 minutes, Hemmert does, what he calls, “little performances” like holding a child or climbing a ladder. He also created one the size of his apartment and sat inside. I love them!

If you want to see how it’s done, a little dancing performance and hear the artist talk, have a look at this video. (German with French subtitles)

Paper Cut

May 12, 2010

Nice work from artist/designer Matt Shlian.

Are you happy?

April 23, 2010

Via COLT + RANE

Bye Bye

April 17, 2010

I have always been fascinated by iconic images, photographs that are imprinted in the collective memory of groups of people, be it local, national or global. That is why I like this project by creative director Michael Schirner, who used all his retouching skills to delete people out of famous images.

The results are strangely familiar photographs which your mind quickly fills with the missing content. The project is exhibited at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg until 25 April and at Galerie Ascan until 29 May.