Sunday, September 27, 2009
Not since the Segway has personal mobility been revolutionized. That is, until Honda revealed its experimental U3-X device. The compact gadget fits between the rider's legs and provides free movement in any human direction through basic leaning and shifting of body weight.
So what about this photo is shopped, exactly? Essentially everything because it isn't really a photograph. This image is actually a digital painting created by Bert Monroy. The scene was entirely recreated from scratch using only Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and took Monroy nearly one year complete.
• The image size is 40 inches by 120 inches.
• The flattened file weighs in at 1.7 Gigabytes.
• It took eleven months (close to 2,000 hours) to create.
• The painting is comprised of close to fifty individual Photoshop files.
• Over 500 alpha channels were used for various effects.
• Over 250,000 paths make up the multitude of shapes throughout the scene.
• Taking a cumulative total of all the files, the overall image contains over 15,000 layers.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Eric Wareheim is not an unfamiliar name to television viewers. However, many have no idea that he is also a talented video artist. Like Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham, Eric has been approached by numerous musical artists to produce music videos. Due to his unique visual style, Eric's videos are often simultaneously disturbing and entrancing.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
The Wallfix is not your typical home appliance. In fact, it's not even electrical.
Brabantia's mountable fold-away drying rack is a noteworthy model of practical design. The compact rack looks very much like an inverted umbrella and encompasses the same mechanics. However, this device is only necessary after you get caught in the rain.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Collaborating with Timberland, Bastien developed the Street Pack; a functional and affordable bag made entirely of recycled materials. Other than storage, the bag features many amenities such as a thermal blanket and the pack itself even doubles as a pillow.
The spruced up pack is intended to aid individuals in need, and is therefore seen as a valuable asset to the homeless inhabitants of any community.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Many categorize film and music as art forms of their own. However, iri5 (Erika Iris Simmons) has redefined the concept and applied a literal sense to it. Specifically, she takes an archaic medium, such as cassette tapes, and refurbishes them to procure a result that is both profound and gaudily nostalgic. Who knows? iri5 just may be the new face of neo-pop.
St Patrick's Cathedral in New York City
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Utko was twice credited by the Society for News Design with the "World’s Best Designed Newspaper" in the largest international design competition.
Utko believes that the key to "redesign" lies in changing the whole product through concept, strategy,and design. Perhaps newspapers can be salvaged after all?
Monday, September 7, 2009
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