Intriguing and beautiful. I don’t know much about this artist, or his work, but I love the new Grace Series by Jonni Cheatwood. I’m seriously tempted to buy some (they’re available to buy here, by the way.)
Massimo Vignelli’s iconic Stendig Calendar. Commissioned in 1966 by the furniture company Stendig, Massimo Vignelli designed the now iconic Stendig calendar. The massive 4 foot by 3 foot calendar is a black and white grid of numbers and letters set in the Helvetica typeface. The calendar was snapped up by the Museum of Modern Art for its permanent collection before a single calendar was printed. Vignelli is known for designing many of the world’s most recognizable corporate identities, including that of American Airlines, as well the iconic signage for the New York City Subway system. The calendar itself is an exercise in white space. “For us, the space outside the type is more important than the type itself,” Vignelli said. Since its inception, the modernist calendar has gone on to become a firm fixture in the offices and homes of creatives worldwide.
Watch the invasion as it happens! If you’ve been vigilant whilst wandering any of the world’s major cities, you will have noticed the tile mosaics of arcade game characters pasted to numerous buildings and landmarks. This is the work of French artist Invader.
The short film, In Bed with Invader, spends one night following the artist around Paris as he carries out his work.
Beautiful, yet tragic, imagery. You’ve got to check out the photographic series Infra by Richard Mosse. it’s a radically different manner to depict a conflict, in this case the ongoing war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The entire series is shot on a discontinued infrared film original developed for military reconnaissance and captures an invisible spectrum of infrared light which renders landscapes in vivid hues of crimson and hot pink.
“Can we go somewhere to talk?” I love the idea behind the BuzziHood design by Alain Gilles. The design provides an acoustic cocoon that gives people a quieter and more private space to take their calls. It also means everybody else doesn’t need to hear your one-sided conversations; they need to fit these on all trains asap!
Relive your wasted youth. Remember a time before X-Box, Playstations & Wii? A time when you would go to your local games arcade and pump a pocket’s worth of coins into your favorite games cabinet? Now you can remind yourself of those days every time you turn on your lights with the Arcade Light Switch, a light switch made using tradition arcade game cabinet push buttons.
More work by Ivan Bravo. I’ve mentioned Ivan Bravo on this blog before, but I liked this wall mural he created for the meeting room of a communications agency specialising in health, so I thought I’d mention it.