When Uppsala, Sweden based graphic designer Viktor Hertz sees a logo he doesn’t just see the brand name but sees what the company represents. That’s why he decided to reinterpret some of the biggest brand names in the world with new and improved names that reveal what the brand stands for. Many are funny and some are down right genius! The Porsche and Youtube logos are my favorites. I saw a custom painted aqua green Porsche just yesterday and thought the exact same thing!
The work of Karim Hamid, as the artist states is “interested in the process by which the female figure is objectified by the archetypal male gaze.” The naked figures are mutilated and leveled to one plane with the background making the main objects in the paintings create tension since they’re all sharing one dimension. The subtle muted colors, and the rough painting manner combined with bedrooms as backdrops, portray an indication of the women’s figure objectification throughout history, as well as today’s media insatiable need of it.
Watch a TEDTalk entitled “One Year of Turning the World Inside Out”, in which Prolific French photographer/street artist JR, who made our Top Ten Public Works of 2011 post, details a year’s worth of results from his TED-sponsored Inside Out Project. The Project enables large-scale printing and shipping of photographs from participants all over the world. The prints are then applied toward public art projects of social, cultural, and aesthetic importance.
Make sure to visit the Project’s website, where you can find extensive coverage of the work so far, and info for those who’d like to get involved. Video after the jump.
This awesome video was created by created by Owen Gatley and Luke Jinks. The video is “loosely based on the scientific recording of life’s great species. And how this has given us clues that piece together, for us to discover the secrets of the evolution and diversity of life on Earth.” Pretty sweet.
Intrigued by the power and nostalgia of Nature, New York based artist Eric Cahan has been devoting his time to long journeys, willing to observe and study the behavior of sun light and its impact on earth.
Cahan´s main project “Sky Series” invites you to get absorbed by unique shots of the sunrise and sunset, enigmatic and mysterious pieces titled only by location and time. Each photography is a visual and spiritual souvenir that captures a magic hour, a perfect and harmonious glow of natural light.
Dictaphone Parcel is an animation based on a sound recorded with a dictaphone travelling secretly inside a parcel. As the hidden recorder travels through the global mail system, from London to Helsinki, it captures the unexpected. We hear a mixture of abstract sounds, various types of transport and even discussions between the mail workers. The animation visualizes this journey by creating an imaginary documentary. By Lauri Warsta
Graphic design and government protest collide on Occupy George where fact-based infographics are stamped on dollar bills and distributed in the hope of informing the public about America’s daunting economic disparity one bill at a time. Learn more about Occupy George and download templates to occupy your own money at Occupygeorge.com.
Recently, Canadian installation/performance studio Moment Factory put on a really ambitious show in Barcelona. The group designed and executed a video projection piece using the facade of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia cathedral. Looks incredible. MF pulled off the piece three nights in a row during the recent La Merce Festival. It would kill my brain if I tried to engineer a video projection piece using a structure as complex as the Sagrada Familia. More images after the jump. (via)