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Work from the Sisyphus Office’ exhibition at Skydive [Houston gallery]. The exhibit was organized by San Francisco based artist, curator, and co-founder of The Thing Quarterly, Jonn Herschend.
Read more about it on the Behance site.




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I love work using type. I really love this work.
Bela Borsodi is an amazing visual artist, who creates surreal and beautiful images using familiar objects. Here he is creating an alphabet still-life with everyday objects, people, and clothing, he has taken font design to another level. Created for WAD Magazine’s ‘Dictionary’ issue, they are strong, bold and visually interesting – each image has so much going on, each time you look at them, you see something new and unexpected.

Check out more of his work, here.

via: ambush


Neurosonics Audiomenical is a new film created by Partizan Lab’s Chris Cairns. 

The film was made in collaboration with The Scratch Perverts, Foreign Beggars, Shlomo and Will Clarke with sound design by Will Cohen. Post production by The Mill London.”  View all the credits on the site.

Love it! Here’s what Chris Cairns says about it….

“This one’s for my Dad…Kingdom of the unreal but also a higher state of being, ultimately free of the limitations of the material world through the agency of science, technology, and imagination.”

via: motionographer


Ralston & Bau , a very progressive design studio [based in Norway], recently hosted a ‘Redesign Summer Camp’. Using inspiring objects of FRETEX [Salvation Army] and coached by a professional design team from Ralston & Bau, participants learned skills, during the 4 day workshop, to re-design old objects to create new designs. The result is a unique collection of lights, candleholders and cake plates to name a few, all for sale in the Transplant shop. 

I love this idea. A design firm engaging with the community in new ways. 

via: the david report



Soundtrack Album Pictures

“Concave Scream’s style is melancholic yet hopeful. Musically, the band believes in moving forward and not stagnating. Therefore, every album sounds distinctly different.   The band has just completed recording their 5th album; a self financed 9-track instrumental titled Soundtrack for a Book.”

When I first came across this site i wasn’t quite sure what it was. But it got my attention.
Concave Scream is an independent band from Singapore that has been together for about 15 years.  ‘Soundtrack For a Book‘, their latest project is hypnotizing and unique.
They re-use old classic books as a CD cases, and from the image above, it seems as though they leave the book intact. Not just the cover.
Titles range from Heidi, to Call of the Wild and The Secret Garden, and they can be purchased on their site.

via: information is beautiful













OK…I may be a little late on this one.  But, If I have just seen this, then I am guessing there are others out there on the ‘Interweb’, that have yet to be exposed to Zach and his missing ‘boy parts’.

He didn’t just lose his parts, he gained ‘girl parts’.
I guess I should start with a little warning. This is not for the easily queasy! I know some boys who just do not want to hear about ‘girl things’. If you are one of those, I won’t be offended if you stop reading this post now.
















“Guys would understand that yes, getting your period sucks. But it’s what makes a woman a woman. And it’s what makes people fear that woman when she’s PMSing. Guys, you need to get your period. And you need to get it now.”

What am I talking about? Not really sure what to say about this one, or how to say it!  Tampax has a viral online campaign geared at, well…not sure who its aimed at.  Zach is 16, and through his blog and Twitter feeds, he tells us the story of how one day his world changed. From being one where he couldn’t find things in the fridge, left his wet towel on the floor, had conversations about beer, didn’t call back…to a world of sensitivity, multi-tasking, yoghurt eating, baking brownies, and water retention.  Poor Zach.

Watch the mini movie, read his Tweets, and the blog comments. Tampax is getting people talking if nothing else. And really, that is the purpose of any online campaign.

Who knows…this just may encourage boys to enter into a drugstore for their girls Tampax, without feeling humiliated. 

“By “going out into the world,” I mean putting on a disguise (a pair of sunglasses) and taking the bus to a drugstore in the next town over. I spent the first 16 years of my life avoiding the feminine protection aisle but there I was, reading the backs of packages, comparing features. Anti-slip grip? Check. Built-in leak protection. Check.”


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RIP! A Remix Manifesto is an open-source documentary film that looks deeply into the ‘illegal’ activity that is music sharing. The Remix Culture. The Culture Jammers. Technically the film itself is breaking copyright laws by even telling us about it, showing us examples…

“Filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers. The film’s central protagonist is Girl Talk, a mash-up musician topping the charts with his sample-based songs. But is Girl Talk a paragon of people power or the Pied Piper of piracy? “

You decide. The entire film is available for one week only to view online. After that, you can purchase at Disinformation.














An interesting look at the re-mix culture and all its implications. A really great film.

Thanks: Jason Nip!

pattern_1This is kinds crazy. Create a pattern via Twitter, it gets encoded somehow, and then gets turned into a graphic on a T-Shirt. 

The concept, created by Daito Manabe and Motoi Ishibashi is based on the idea of using something ‘the wrong way’. Creating a new use for an old technology but combining it with a new one. pattern_3

This video gives a look into how it works.


via: today and tomorrow

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