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Susan Kare

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Susan Kare User Interface Graphics is a digital design practice in San francisco, California. Susan is a pioneer as a computer iconographer. She began her career at Apple, Inc. as the screen graphics and digital font designer for the original Macintosh computer. She feels that “good icons should be more like road signs than illustrations, easily comprehensible, and not cluttered with extraneous detail.” Kare graduated from Mount Holyoke College and received MA and Ph.D. degrees from New York University. Pretty sweet.

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Eric Yahnker: Naughty Teens/Garbanzo Beans

 
Eric Yahnker: Naughty Teens/Garbanzo Beans

 

 

If you didn’t make it out to Erik Yahnker’s show at Seattle’s Ambach&Rice gallery make sure to visit the galleries site for some images from the show. Erik’s latest body of work does not disappoint mixing his trademark mastery of drawing with his hilarious and gruesome sense of humor. My favorite piece has to be Helen Keller Joke #4. More images after the jump.

 

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Swoon’s Wild Flotilla Made of Trash

 

Street art has become especially exciting and unpredictable over the last several years.  However, the last place many would expect to find it is on the water.  The New York based street artist SWOON designed three sea vessels built from salvaged material.  The “flotilla” sailed from the coast of Slovenia to Venice, Italy.  Though, definitely not the street SWOON effectively brings an urban aesthetic to sea.  Photographer Tod Seelie was along for the ride to document the trip.  The photographs and wild journey are as amazing as the vessels themselves.  The raucous mash up of materials perfectly match the crew and set the atmosphere for what was certainly a wild ride.

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Rero

bv000003I love a graffiti artist with a good simple typeface. The artist simply known as “Rero” works exceedingly simply – but all the better to get his point across. Recently, he has been making challenging through contradiction, posting fliers with phrases like “I hate graffiti” and “I don’t really like people who stick bills on walls,” as well as questioning our perception of public art.

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Sven Lukin

Sven Lukin blends minimalist painting with op art relief sculptures in his iconic “three-dimensional” paintings.

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Calling All UK Artists & Designers- Fresh Blood Hunt Art Competion

The Fresh Blood Hunt art competition is going strong in its second week with entries coming in from all over England.  Open to all illustrators, designers, and artists residing in the UK,  the Fresh Blood Hunt Art Competition is a chance to flex your design skills on the Tim Burton produced Vampire thriller Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter! Not only will the winner have their work immortalized in London by talented muralist Jim Rockwell but they will also win a brand new 17″ Macbook Pro and Adobe Creative Suite 6!

With a chance to collaborate with one of the biggest film makers of all time , have your work blown up to larger than life proportions, and win thousands of dollars worth of products there’s very little downside to this competition.

Did we mention that Beautiful/Decay gets to help pick the winner as well! If that doesn’t seal the deal I don’t know what will. The competition ends May 30th so get to it Britain and lets show the world how talented the Cult Of Decay really is!

 

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Vintage Issey Miyake

After graduating from Tama Art University in 1964, Issey Miyake worked in Paris and New York City before returning to Tokyo to establish the Miyake Design Studio.

In the late 80s, he began experimenting with new methods of pleating that would allow for a combination of technology, functionality and beauty. This ultimately jumpstarted a then-new technique called garment pleating, a technique with which we former pleated skirt-wearin’ school girls are totally familiar.

His vintage work reminds me of graceful moths from outer space (or from Star Wars)–and I mean that in the best way possible!

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Everyday Foods Cut Into Perfect Squares Is Bizarrely Satisfying

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What if all our food was served sushi style? Would it be more appetizing? And would we eat less if everything was the same size? The artist/design team of Lernert and Sander asks that question and ponders the aesthetic of making food dimensionally equal. In an ambitious project they took dozens of food items and cut them into uniform cubes then photographed the results. The final result is an array of colors which resembles a very large tray of sushi. The different pieces offer an interesting palette through color but the size seems well a bit static. Overall it has a futuristic vibe but is it appetizing? In other words, would you rather eat cherry pie in a cube or oozing with cherries? It probably works better as a puzzle because its display references word and board games. The puzzle at hand would be guessing at quick glance what food group or item you’re eating from. Still only eye candy maybe there’s a chef or game designer out there that can make something else of the food seen here; and attempt to make something more than just the perfect square. (via 1designperday)

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