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Typography Made From Empty Space And Everday Objects

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The words ‘serif’ and ‘sans serif’ can get a designers heart beating a bit faster – new and interesting fonts can be a inspirational jumping off point.  These photograph based letters from New York based photographer Bela Borsodi definitely have a wide appeal.  Borsodi uses household objects and empty space so as to nearly make it appear he happened on the letters by chance.  He clearly has a knack for making the meticulously planned appear casual.  Borsodi’s skill has won him clients such as the Esquire, Details, and the Wall Street Journal.  Also, see his work previously here. [via]

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Self-Folding Paper Robot Assembles Itself In Less Than 4 Minutes And Even Walks Away

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US-based team of scientists has built a robot that folds itself into an origami-inspired shape starting from a flat sheet. The assemblage of such robot doesn’t require any human intervention. It is made from a polymer material which shrinks when heated, also has electronics and motors attached to it. When the heating elements affect the hinges made in paper, the robot starts transforming into a crab-like machine. The whole process takes about 4 minutes before the robot can start walking.

The team behind the project said their inspiration came from the complex 3-D shapes in origami: like in the Japanese paper art, various three-dimensional shapes are constructed from a single sheet of paper. This robot takes origami a step further. According to the developer team, such self-assembling robots can be greatly employed in construction or rescue works.

“[They could be delivered] through a confined passageway, such as a collapsed building, after which they would assemble into their final form autonomously,” states Marc Lavine, senior editor at Science.

Robot‘s small size makes is what makes it very useful because of the easy transportation and storage. Apart from search-and-rescue missions, a more advanced version of the robot could be easily used construction works, especially in places that are hard to reach. The whole project is said to cost $11,000 but with the initial designs in place, the mass-production robots should cost around $100 each. (via NPR)

Watch a short video about the project after the jump.

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Elise Victoria Louise Windsor

Toronto based Elise Victoria Louise Windsor ‘s photography, printmaking, and sculpture  focuses on the use of illusions created by fantasy, mystery and the duplication of reality.

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Meg Adamson

Portland artist Meg Adamson’s work is delicate without coming off as forced or mechanical. This dynamic reflects her natural, organic subject matter very well. She is participating in PangeaSeed’s Great Artist Migration benefit tour, which begins in July.

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Vimby Love! Video Profile on Beautiful/Decay

 

 

 

Our fine friend Brian Bonus from VIMBY recently did an amazing video profile on us for our anniversary issue Z and art show. It’s a great piece- Amir discusses the very first black and white issues of Beautiful/Decay ever made all the way to our most recent issue! Watch as ten years becomes 4 minutes….

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Russell Tyler Globs It On

I’m a sucker for thick, goopy, drippy, juicy oil paint so naturally I immediately was drawn to Russell Tyler’s bold paintings that reference  a range of influences  Philip Guston to Mad Magazine.

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Rasmus Emanuel Svensson

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Rasmus Emanuel Svensson is a musician and designer from (I think) Sweden. His work explores a sort of DIY aesthetic, perhaps most strongly exemplified by his multiple zines. He also appears to own a sort of record label called Push the Button.

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Hasisi Park

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Hasisi Park’s photos are at times crude yet tragically endearing. She’s worked with clients like Converse, various fashion lines for Seoul Fashion Week, and has also been featured in a couple fashion/art magazines. I love Hasisi’s info page, as the items listed there have almost nothing to do with usual bullets info pages and CVs, but instead reveals happenings that perhaps impacted her creative work. Though it’s difficult to truly understand someone through looking at a webpage, I feel like I’ve become to feel her work a little bit more.

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