Illustrator and all-around Japan aficionado Jed Henry has begun producing a series of amusing prints illustrating classic Nintendo characters/games as woodblock prints of 17th and 18th century Japan. The response from geeks around the world has prompted him to set up a Facebook group. He’s also promised to start a kickstarter campaign in order to sell the prints.
The building of the 'Stuttgart 21' has commenced, a train station which is predicted to have the largest construction site in europe. A resistance to the project has since been growing, with demonstrators setting up camp on location to prevent progress.
The new urban districts were captured by german photography studio frank bayh & steff rosenberger-ochs in a series entitled 'the development of new urban quarters in the heart of the city'.
The images showcase make-shift homes occupied by the protesters. the ad-hoc complex has resulted in a colorful and organic mixture of materials including tarps, umbrellas, sticks and blankets, all compiled into the metropolitan dwellings. The personalized teepees showcase a different type of architectural expression springing from necessity into accidental and eclectic structures.
More images and info about this curious project here
Be optimistic and thankful have developed ‘sealed watch’ where each dial is stamped and assembled by the designers themselves. It allows the users the ability to make their own individualized face through a selection of different waxes. the monogram can then be matched with the various cases, hands and straps to create a personalized piece.
When you witness a beautiful and glorious moment, you will want to treasure and seal it forever in your heart so that you will never let it go by. As individual human beings, everyone has their own specific stories which is silently placed in their own heart. These emotional connections and memories are the most valuable pieces of evidence of living, which moves us in different ways.
We hope to be able to help you create an individual Sealed Watch which captures your own story or memory, and becomes a personal identity mark worn on your hand. Also, we hope to allow people to recognize that each one of those special memories or stories are worth protecting through a Sealed Watch; in a very pure and simple way.
Syracuse University Library has unveiled phase one of a new digital archive containing objects by and about architect and designer Marcel Breuer (1902-1981). The archive includes over 30,000 images of drawings, photographs, correspondence, and other materials created before 1955 and can be explored in its entirety or by project or name. For more information about reproduction and copyright, click here.
“Artists have a vested interest in our believing in the flash of revelation, the so-called inspiration… shining down from heavens as a ray of grace. In reality, the imagination of the good artist or thinker produces continuously good, mediocre or bad things, but his judgment, trained and sharpened to a fine point, rejects, selects, connects… All great artists and thinkers are great workers, indefatigable not only in inventing, but also in rejecting, sifting, transforming, ordering.”—