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Yo Shimada’s Post-It Note Structures

Designer Yo Shimada of the firm Tato Architects built this structure in conjunction with students from the Kyoto University of Art and Design.  The entire wall is made of post-it notes – 30,000 cells of post-it notes.  The brightly colored sticky notes are stuck together to create individual cells which are then stacked.  The installation exemplifies both innovative design and architecture.  Using a simple material, Yo is able to create a relatively large and sturdy artful structure. [via]

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Amanda Nedham’s Tension Of History

Primarily concerned with the various taxonomic functions of history, Amanda Nedham’s works on paper exhibit a technical proficiency and enamoured exploration of natural history’s complex and overlapping structures. Through a process of abstraction based on the collaging of drawings, largely from television and internet sources, she attempts to focus on those moments that create tension as they challenge the governing voice of history.

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Vicente García Morillo

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Spanish illustrator/designer Vicente García Morillo’s Behance portfolio is chock full of clean vectors and antiquated fades.

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Wallpaper Company Feathr Breaks The Mold And Collaborates With Artists To Create Bold Designs

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Now you can decorate your home/office/studio with wallpaper that strays from the norm. A company called Feathr has started collaborating with artists to make statement with bold wallpaper design that will inspire your daily routine. Definitely staying within the parameters of textile design the company now represents a large group who think outside the box. Some of the collaborators include Peter Judson who takes art deco in his brightly colored patterns to arrive at a striking motif and Russell Marshall who pulls directly from Warhol and uses a gun and the check bought with it for pop effect. Using both abstract and figurative patterns the placement and use of color pushes these new designs just a tad off the grid thus allowing for more free-flowing ideas. By joining up with different artists the company allows for more conversations to occur between design and fine art which references Andy Warhol’s pop and consumer ideal. This middle ground allows more people to see the work of these artists and also show how their ideas can be used in a more commercial sense.

The papers are all reasonably priced and can be bought on the Feathr website. They are currently becoming a cool commodity in the design field. (via designmilk)

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Gallery Tour – Blum & Poe

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I may be a little late on the band-wagon, but I couldn’t not post about Keith Tyson’s solo exhibition at the Blum & Poe gallery, it’s way too good. The buildings large brick structure and Tyson’s sizable work are the perfect combination. The height and natural lighting in the gallery space is awe-inspiring.

This exhibition includes three bodies of Tysons work: Nature Paintings, Operator Paintings and Studio Wall Drawings. All three projects explore the “paradoxes about the nature of being” and touch upon the overwhelming link between humans and the complex systems that are constantly surrounding us. My personal favorite is Tyson’s Operator Paintings. For this project he utilizes mathematical theories and cosmological systems as a basis for his illustration, calling attention to the limitations and differences between two disparate forms of communication: math and art.

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Awesome Video Of The Day: Sasquatch 2011

A fun animated video created by World Famous to promote the Sasquatch Music Festival Line-Up. Full video after the jump.

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Safely Playing On Building Facade – Visual Illusion Installation By Leandro Erlich

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The installations of Argentine artist Leandro Erlich are known to be visually playful.  His most recent installation definitely follows suit.  For Dalston House, Erlich constructed a facade of a three story home which lies horizontally on the ground.  A giant and cleverly angled mirror gives the facade, and those on it, the appearance of being vertical.  Visitors hang from roofs, sit casually perched on ledges, and effortlessly walk down the wall.  Also check out Erlich previously here.

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Markus Hofko Is Full Of Surprises

Designer Markus Hofkos’s work is exceptionally clever and wonderfully surprising. Check out his new website!

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