Archive for the design Category

New Math

Posted in abstractions, art, design, humor, ideas on March 13, 2009 by artofpeace

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Witty formulas.  Life is so much simpler this way.

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Marion Bolognesi’s amazing watercolors

Posted in art, design on June 24, 2008 by artofpeace

Marion Bolognesi’s use of watercolor is absolutely amazing. Her “eye series” pictured above just got me stuck at work, mesmerized.  Makes you wonder what is going on in her subject’s mind. The pure emotion is unmistakable.

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Dan Mumford’s intricate mind

Posted in art, design with tags on June 17, 2008 by artofpeace

I happened upon Dan Mumford’s art through the good folks over at changethethought.  His illustrations are so damn compelling because they convey such a feeling of movement and buzz with an endless maze of intricate layers.  I could look at his portfolio for days.  As a fan of folklore and mythology, some of his horror based stuff is great, the shirts border on that heavy metal goth style that you could enjoy with a black light and a jayski, but still amazingly complex.  Beautiful stuff.

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Electric Band-Aids

Posted in design, ideas, technology with tags on May 2, 2008 by artofpeace

Cutting edge band-aids that release an electrical charge to prevent infection.  Not as innovative as the light bulb, but pretty damn cool.  For the healing of the nation.

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Help…My plant is malfunctioning!

Posted in art, design, technology with tags on May 2, 2008 by artofpeace

In the ever evolving world of robotics, there has been a constant search for ways to improve our lives and make jobs easier than ever before.  The classic idea of a robot consists of a towering figure with a pleasant disposition who will either protect you from hostile intruders complete with warnings (DANGER! Will Robinson! DANGER!) or serve up the latest in space age hot treats like Rosie, from the Jetsons.  But who would have thought that the ubiquitous symbol of domesticated living, AKA the house plant, would ever be rendered to androidian fame.  Enter…the Flower Nurse, an artificial potted plant that displays its needs and “status” via various informational dials and color changes.  For all of us struggling to get our living breathing plants to survive, I guess its a good way to practice before we perish.  Anyways, it’s just a plant.

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Poolga

Posted in design, technology with tags on April 30, 2008 by artofpeace

designs by Paolo Lim

I haven’t really succumbed to the iPhone craze like the rest of the Western world, I’m still rocking the trusty Blackberry which does me quite well. I know, the Borg-like nature of the iPhone will eventually assimilate my gadget-deprived ass, so these wallpapers by the peeps over at Poolga serve to sufficiently whet my appetite. Some really cool stuff, including some nice throwback (BASF, Commodore 64) designs in there.

Props to Kitsune Noir for the Link.

The Art of the Title Sequence

Posted in design with tags , on April 18, 2008 by artofpeace

 

Probably my favorite part of the movie, regardless of how good the actual movie is.  Most of these opening sequences are done by boutique houses and are really well done.

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Slow Ride

Posted in design with tags , , , on April 18, 2008 by artofpeace

 

Following on the heels of dystopian architecture, just had to share this informative article on the future of transportation in Los Angeles by blogger Alexander Lew.  As he writes:

Los Angeles’ population will grow by 2.4 million by 2030, resulting in a total of 7 million cars on the roads each day. Already, congestion in Los Angeles is one of the worst in the nation, and the city’s rapid transit surely does not have enough connections or lines to serve the entire city or region. 

And I thought traffic was already bad.  It seems that the MTA is trying to implement several things that might alleviate the gridlock by funding more carpool lanes, a larger system of bus lines, and an expansion of the rail system.  

I am thinking that aside from considering a hybrid as my next vehicle, a proper investment for the future would either be for a helicopter or a teleportation device (sans flies).

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Excuse me…while I kiss the skyscraper

Posted in design with tags , , , on April 18, 2008 by artofpeace

Ever imagine what cities might look like in the future, or if certain world events transformed beloved global landmarks into some weird alternate reality.  Wired has a set of cool images showing a set of “mile high skyscrapers and floating cities that never were”, for all you budding architects and alternate historians out there!  I also like the little histories written next to them as captions, kinda like little science fiction blurbs.

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Shepard Fairey vs. George Orwell

Posted in design with tags on April 15, 2008 by artofpeace

These are some of my favorite novels of all time.  1984 is one of the most influential dystopian fiction stories of my childhood, with Animal Farm not too far behind that.  Glad to see the futurist stylings of one Shepard Fairey (ObeyGiant.com) finally connected with one of the masters of dystopian fiction.  These designs are great and definitely embody the vibe of the novels!

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