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Thursday, 16th May 2013 at 2:37pm
The series was created as a way to connect the time she spent in New York with her new home London. The series was released on Instagram using a set of photos she took of New York on her iPhone during her last month in the city, she then took the same number upon arrival in London. She then used software on her phone to carefully overlap the images, created a merged image of the two cities.
The full collection can be seen on Yatzer here. Zalcman also has a Kickstarter to get the photographs published as a book here.
Thursday, 16th May 2013 at 9:33am
London-based light artist Chris Bracey is currently displaying his works in his first solo exhibition at Scream Gallery in London titled 'I've looked up to heaven and been down to hell'.
The artist, who learnt his trade from his father, has manipulated his lights into incredible designs using themes which mix religious iconography, retro fairground bulbs and neon advertising styles.
Bracey has also provided dramatic installations for films such as Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Batman films.
Many of Bracey’s works are self-produced neons, referencing popular culture – “Shine A Light in the Darkness of Your Soul” was written by Martin Gore from Depeche Mode and “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” is from a song by The Smiths.
His work also draws upon iconic imagery such as tattoo designs and the sights of Las Vegas and Soho, London.
The exhibition is on display until the 1st June 2013.
Wednesday, 15th May 2013 at 9:52am
The advert, created by TBWA/G1 Paris, creates scratches in the paintwork of the car as users try to swipe through the ad, which then repair themselves.
Very clever use of the swipe motion that people use whilst browsing to highlight another innovation.
Watch the ad in action below.
Wednesday, 8th May 2013 at 8:54am
The ad contained a wireless router that would provide 15 days of free WiFi, the router would last for two to three hours per battery charge.
The premise is that Office 365 is a use-anywhere version of Microsoft's Office software, allowing people to work on documents where-ever they are.
A clever but costly stunt.
Monday, 29th April 2013 at 12:50pm
From the company that brought you 'the man your man could smell like' comes a new kind of banner ad. Old Spice, which is becoming renowned for its crazy ad antics has produced the internet's first scratch-and-sniff banner advert.
Unlike Google's April Fools joke, this one won't have you pressing your nose up to the screen, instead you fill in a form and they will send you 'the smell of the Internet'.
This is another clever and amusing campaign from the brand, promoting their Wolfthorn line of products.
Take a sniff for yourself here or see it in action over on the Onion's Sport Page.
Wednesday, 24th April 2013 at 2:25pm
Illiteracy is apparently a big problem in France. To highlight this DDB Paris has created a clever campaign that seems to be advertising various products whilst actually highlighting literacy.
These are thought-provoking, engaging and very well executed.
You can see more of them over at It's Nice That.
Wednesday, 24th April 2013 at 11:34am
The bottled water company's adverts have become synonymous with dancing babies since 1998, working along side their slogan of "live young".
This new ad, created by BETC Paris, see's adults catching their reflection and seeing themselves as a baby, a dancing baby.
Whilst this is in no way as entertaining as the previous outings for the talented tots, it has it's moments.
Watch it and the previous ads below.
Wednesday, 17th April 2013 at 5:18pm
A new collaboration between Hyundai's Advanced Design Centre and Berlin-based WHITEvoid, an interactive art and design studio, has created Fluidic.
The project sees 12,000 suspended spheres acting as 3D pixels or voxels which are illuminated by an array of high-speed lasers. The magic happens thanks to 3D cameras that detect a person and react creating patterns and shapes based upon their movements.
The piece was part of Hyundai's involvement with Milan Design week, the third time it has participated in the show, and was housed at the Temporary Museum for New Design. The interactive sculpture was inspired by nature and its ability to continuously adapt to a changing context, which Hyundai think of as part of their general design philosophy.
On April 8, the day of the preview, the German choreographer Nikeata Thompson directed a special performance featuring art, music and dance in the presence of the press and opinion leaders. In the days dedicated to the public Jan Jelinek of SCAPE, a seminal figure in contemporary electronic music, gave a special performance describing the rhythmic confluence between design and sound titled "Fluidic Art meets Fluidic Sound ".
Whilst many would have missed the chance to experience this for themselves, as it was only open to the public on the last weekend of Milan Design Week, 13th -14th April, there are plans to take it on the road, updates to be posted on the Fluidic page.
Watch a video of the sculpture in action below and visit the Fluidic page for more information and images.
Wednesday, 17th April 2013 at 3:30pm
That's why creative business cards always grab the eye, especially these ones designed for photo producer Natalie Daniels.
Created by Austrian graphic design studio Bureau Rabenstein, these business cards look like undeveloped polaroid pictures, but the black space then takes on the image of anything that touches it.
The cards are produced with a special thermo-sensitive black ink under the surface of the card, which takes a temporary imprint of whatever it comes into contact with (providing sufficient heat of course).
Whilst the cost of these would be a lot greater than normal cards, they definitely wouldn't be easily thrown away and would leave a more lasting impression than your hand would on the card itself.
Take a look at more images here.
Let us know your thoughts on creative business cards.
Wednesday, 17th April 2013 at 1:14pm
In Australia Kit-Kat decided to commemorate their limited edition white chocolate bar by holding back the last 50 and melting them.
But that isn't the full story, they got illustrator Mike Watt, to use the melted chocolate and crushed biscuits to make some incredible posters, using only a scalpel to remove any unwanted chocolate.
The posters won't last forever as after a while the hard chocolate will crack and break away from the canvas, but before all that happens they have managed to post them all up on their Facebook page.
The designs have been called Kit-Kat White Final Fifty and are a great example of creative art and design.
Take a look at them here.
Wednesday, 17th April 2013 at 11:50am
If you've managed to tear yourself away from the last time-waster we shared with you, Google's 3D Marble Maze, then perhaps it's time you had a play with another Google favourite; Google Street View Hyperlapse.
Developed by the team at Teehan + Lax, a Toronto based digital utility designer, the hyperlapse works by taking images saved on Google Street View, then speeding them up.
To create your own, you choose a location, select starting and end points and then a focal point, the focal point is the icing on the cake, it will allow you to see an image as the camera approaches and passes, simply recreating a car journey as you pass a point of interest.
Watch the video from Teehan + Lax below, then have a go yourself here.
Tuesday, 9th April 2013 at 9:44am
Called 'The Shed', the venue will show new productions that it deems "adventurous, ambitious and unexpected".
Open for a year from April, The Shed provides a new way to watch theatre, offering seats from £12 up to £20, with special days planned, including talks before or after shows.
Seats are either located at stage level or in a gallery providing patrons with an intimate view of the productions.
The building was designed and built by Haworth Tompkins, who are also incharge of the current redesign materplan for the artistic hub, and the design would seem to match the type of productiosn they plan to put on, with its vibrant colour and shape.
To find out more watch a video of lead architect Paddy Dillon talking about the design below.
Wednesday, 3rd April 2013 at 5:15pm
The collection is a series of 'homes' that have been designed and built with a unique idea behind them, including a 1sq.m house (not sure how you could really live in there), a fully transparent house and our favourite, a house with a giant slide.
Take a look at the full list here.
Thursday, 28th March 2013 at 9:16am
In a world of DVR recorders, Sky+ and TiVo it's becoming harder for advertisers to reach their audience as many record their shows just so that they can skip the adverts.
In an attempt to tackle this issue head-on, DDB Brussels has produced a special TV ad for Volkswagen that when fast forwarded still works as an advert.
Given the moniker 'slowmercial', this new format features the VW beetle convertible in action, mainly closing the roof. At normal speed this could almost be painful to watch were it not for the relaxing birdsong in the background, but at a fast forward speed the ad works well.
The advert is only presently only being shown in Belgium but you can see it below.
It is a clever concept but does it impact upon the effectiveness of the normal speed ad, after all you cannot bore people into buying a product1
Thursday, 28th March 2013 at 9:02am
Using Marazzi’s SistemN tiles, from a range stocked by Capitol, they fitted out a showroom in Primrose Hill to create PuLSaTe, a pop-up installation that will not only show off the uses and colours of the tiles but also provide a cultural hub.
The zig-zag design, along with sloped floors, plays with your perception. Benches built into the walls of the installation become a consumer experience like no other. The pop-up installation on Chalcot Road, opened on the 21st March and will remain open, running a variety events including workshops, until 27th October 2013.
Take a look at a video about the project below.
Tuesday, 19th March 2013 at 3:21pm
The campaign was designed to promote the 16 new destinations that the airline has started to fly to.
A bus stop in Oslo was fitted with a digital screen and a mock airplane window. When the shutter on the window was closed and re-opened a new scene was displayed, with the view being of one of the 16 new destinations.
A clever way to advertise and encourage people to book that next holiday. Watch a video highlighting the campaign below.
Tuesday, 19th March 2013 at 11:36am
In a clever add by French toilet paper company Le Trèfle, the fight between paper and digital reaches a pivotal point.
In the spot a married couple are depicted with the husband constantly trying to prove that his tablet is better than traditional paper, for drawing, doing sudoku and reading books. However his wife takes it to another level!
Clever and funny from Leo Burnett Paris, have a watch below.
Thursday, 14th March 2013 at 9:15am
3 Doodler is a new kind of pen that will draw in 3D. It will allow users to create sculptures or designs in 3D, either by drawing free hand, or by tracing sketches on paper then 'welding' the pieces together.
Currently only available by backing the project on Kickstarter for $75 or more, the pen uses 3mm ABS or PLA plastic as its 'ink', which is heated and cools quickly to build solid structures and shapes.
Although there is not a date for general release, nor a suggested price, from the Kickstarter page we can see that the lowest price they ask is $75 and the upper is $99, with plans to dispatch the finished product in February of next year.
To showcase the capabilities of the pen, the makers, Pete & Max from Wobble Works, worked with some wire artists on Etsy to create some special pieces and templates for backers.
The 3Doodler has seen a lot of press since it was made public and the project has received almost $2.1M in funding, 70 times more than the $30,000 goal.
Find out more on their Kickstarter page or watch the video below.
Wednesday, 13th March 2013 at 1:05pm
Each desk stands alone or fits snugly in a group of five for collaboration. The blend of wood and vibrant colors creates an interesting visual contrast that defines individual space when working together. Stackable, durable, and lightweight, they’re a great solution in any creative environment.
They were designed as part of an open-ended assignment that was themed around nature and the concepts of isolation vs. togetherness. Fulfilling this brief Seth states "In the classroom, students are required to work individually, as well as collaboratively at different times of the day. My desk design allows both functions, while providing an aesthetically pleasing environment for learning."
Let us know what you think of them; would you like to use them in your office?
Friday, 8th March 2013 at 4:25pm
They invited wannabe tattoo artists to fill in a barely visible QR code which, once scanned, gave them access to the application form.
It was a clever ploy as filling in the code takes a steady hand, a vital skill for the job being advertised, and was a clever use of the under valued QR code.