Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Moto Undone by Joey Ruiter

Moto Undone by Joey Ruiter:re-blog from The Coolist

Aside from their functional elements, the allure of a motorcycle is largely in its appearance. Designer JRuiter has crafted an electric motorcycle that takes that entirely out of the equation, by “ignoring what makes motorcycles interesting”. Moto Undone by Joey Ruiter may not look like your standard motorbike, but it [...]

DAf: Mouton Cadet - Tour de France

DAf: New site, new work:

Monday, September 12, 2011

Hidden Messages on Dollar Bills

Hidden Messages on Dollar Bills:re-blog from Computerlove
New Orleans-based artist Dan Tague folds a dollar bill as many as 100 times, until it spells out an unexpected phrase, including “We Need A Revolution” and “Trust No One.” He photographs the origami currency on a black background and prints the photos in a large format (large enough that the Treasury Department can’t accuse him of counterfeiting). Tague’s themes are protest, American history and, of course, money.


IdN Video v18n4 OPENING TITLE:re-blog from Computerlove

One of the world’s most important design magazine gave us the opportunity to create the dvd opening titles for the outcoming issue "IdN Video v18n4".
We had total freedom to give birth to a video without any restrictions, experimenting with techniques that we never used before.
It was a huge effort in a short time but we had a lot of fun and we learned so much.
You can see some photos of the backstage at
Thanks to IdN Magazine and to all the people involved in this project.


Made in Polaroid

Made in Polaroid:re-blog from CoolHunting

Celebrating creativity in a digitally-powered exhibit


When scientist Edwin Land created the Polaroid camera in 1948, he hoped to simplify photography. As the Minnetonka, MN-based company continues to innovate in the 21st century, they're keeping that value at the forefront with products like their GL10 Instant Mobile Printer. The wireless digital printer can pump out instant party pics or stand in as postcards of your latest vacation. Like the original invention, there's tons of creative potential, which is shown to great effect in the one-week group exhibition and auction, "Made in Polaroid" that opens today, 7 September 2011, at New York City's Phillips de Puery & Company’s gallery.


Described as "about the creative process and a new era of creative spirit" by photographer Chase Jarvis, who worked with Polaroid to put the show together, the project challenges 50 notables across various disciplines to each create one work of art using only the GL10. We got a sneak peek at the the lineup—including the likes of James Franco, Patrick Demarchelier, Rob Pruitt—and a chance to speak with avid Polaroid photographer and French stylist Maripol, artist and entrepreneur Vashtie Kola and the Philadelphia-based satire artist Joka, who explained their initial concepts and shared a few thoughts on using the printer.


Taking more than a week to print her final concept, Maripol's "Maripolaroid Go Green" dress is the upshot of her longstanding passion for Polaroid pictures, undaunted by the printer's initial technical difficulties. The legendary stylist, inspired by the vivid colors of the Zink printer, insists it's "not a Polaroid, it's a digital print." She still uses the original camera and film too, most recently on a shoot for Vogue's December 2011 issue, but her Polaroids have graced gallery walls around the world. In her piece for the exhibit, she seamlessly mixes old and new too, attaching the Zink paper images to a 1981 Millard dress with colored safety pins.


Looking to another legend of Maripol's era as well as NYC itself, Vashtie snapped shots of city landmarks—both cultural and institutional—to make up her ransom letter-style Warhol quote. Her process included a few weeks of preparation, meticulously choosing her representative letters before scouring New York with her Canon G11 and iPhone, printing the final piece in three days. Vashtie told CH she habitually carries an Epson mobile printer with her and found the GL10 to be on par with weight and ease of usability once sorting out the initial setup.


Joka chose to combine traditional print photographs and painting in his "Do You See Me Like I See You?" Always working primarily in pinks and purples and applying paint with toothpicks, Joka's time-consuming tactic beautifully balances the immediacy of his digital portrait. Though he shared that the project was more strategic than he was accustomed to, he enjoyed the pragmatism the printer lent to the challenge.

Raising awareness for Free Arts NYC, the auction will take place 14 September 2011 at Philips de Pury's gallery at Milk Studios. Check out more details at the Made In Polaroid website.

Exhibition: Absolut Vis10ns

Exhibition: Absolut Vis10ns: re-blog from CRBlog

As part of ABSOLUT Fringe 2011, Dublin based agency The Small Print enrolled a host of image makers (including Ben Newman, Dalek, Linda Brownlee, Niels Shoe Meulman, Rilla Alexander (Rinzen) and The London Police) to each customise an eight-foot tall Absolut bottle. The bottles are being exhibited in Dublin's South Studios until Monday September 12, but in case you can't make it to the show...

...The Small Print has sent us images of all the completed giant bottle designs, as well as some work in progress shots of the project taking shape in a big warehouse over the course of a week. While the idea of customising drinks bottles with art is by no means a new concept, these hand-adorned giant bottles look really great.

Illustrator Ben Newman continues a recent theme of his: animal masks

Dublin-based BRENB's vibrant bottle design

London stylist Celestine Cooney's bottle

Artist Dalek's bottle

by photographer Linda Brownlee

Dublin-based illustrator Mario Sughi's bottle

Calligraphic lettering artist Niels Shoe Meulman's bottle

This is by Australian-born, Berlin-based illustrator Rilla Alexander
, a member of the Rinzen collective

And this is by Steve Alexander, also of Rinzen

And this bottle is by Amsterdam art collective The London Police

The project, entitled ABSOLUT VIS10NS, will be exhibited from September 8-12 at The Laundry Room, South Studios in Dublin - one of the many Dublin venues at which various events in the Absolut Fringe festival are taking place.

Perspective in perspective

Nike Air MAG 2011 – Marty McFly’s Back to the Future II 2 Shoes

Nike Air MAG 2011 – Marty McFly’s Back to the Future II 2 Shoes:re-blog from Poladot

Incredibile ma vero, il sogno di chi come me è cresciuto nel mito fantascientifico di Ritorno al Futuro si sta realizzando, le mitiche Nike indossate da Marty McFly nel secondo episodio della saga stanno entrando in produzione.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Music Band, Animated: Wondrous Projection Mapping Makes Instruments Canvas

Music Band, Animated: Wondrous Projection Mapping Makes Instruments Canvas:re-blog from Create Digital Motion

Instrument Mapping from Chris Staring on Vimeo.

Beyond the immediate, and fleeting, novelty of seeing images fitted perfectly to three-dimensional objects, you need something to actually watch. Here, new work from Melbourne-based artist Chris Staring is splendidly fanciful: a band of assembled musical instruments is immersed in animation, a bit like walking into Toontown in Roger Rabbit. In fact, speaking of Disney, the abstract musical animations that erupt are reminiscent of the jazzy modern concoctions of mid-Century animators, imagining for the first time how you might put music into motion.

One reason the results look so good: these are instruments constructed to be a canvas, each built and painted entirely in white.

Lots more info (watch those links; their server is acting a bit funky – but hopefully you can get through for some nice images of the work in progress):

Instrument Mapping is an experimental projection mapping project developed by Skare Media. The project incorporates musical instruments as the projection surface for a series of animations.


00:00 to 03:32 – edit;erase:​editerase

03:33 to 06:30 – Maartez:

I have used a combination of Projection Mapping, 3D animation, 2D animation, And particle effects to create the visuals.

The programs used:

* After Effects

* Photoshop

* Illustrator

* Cinema 4D

* Particle Illusion

* Ableton Live (to merge music tracks and added sound elements)

This movie was filmed using my Canon 60D.

Visit the Instrument Mapping minisite at:​index.html

Visit the Instrument Mapping production page at:​instrumentmappingproduction

Visit the Skare Media Homepage at:

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Identity Festival – Albuquerque, NM Recap

Identity Festival – Albuquerque, NM Recap:re-blog from Chemical Jump

Any big artist coming to my corner of the world in Albuquerque is a very rare treat, but having a whole electronic music festival a 20 minute drive from my house was nothing short of amazing. Read on for my full recap!


(Click the pictures for a larger view)

The day started out pretty well with The Eye getting everyone ready for the day. He was a bit rough in the mixing department, although he was the only one to use Serato with 1200s instead of CDJs, so I can forgive him for a few slip-ups. I was about ready to head to another stage when about half way through his set I got a nice little surprise in the form of a track he dropped by my good friends, No Body. After that I knew I had to stay for his whole set.
No Body – We Speak American (Original Mix) (320 kbps)
I made my way over to the main stage next to catch a little bit of Afrobeta, Jessie and The Toy Boys, and Booka Shade who were all more phenomenal than I expected. Plus, Jessie was looking awfully smoking hot in her outfit.

Next up back over on the Dim Mak stage was Le Castle Vania. I actually ran into him about an hour before his set and introduced myself briefly. It seemed like he was on a mission to go somewhere or do something since I got a wild deer in the headlights look like he’d never heard of Chemical Jump. When I tweeted him about it later he said he definitely had, so I guess I just caught him at a weird time.

Anyway, his set was just as I expected it would be. He played a few new tracks of his which went over really well with the crowd. Though as with every unreleased track the crowd didn’t start jumping up and down until about a second after the drop. Always fun to watch. I’m hoping more people noticed than just me, but him and The Eye both played one of my favorite Darth & Vader remixes.
Freefire – Dataloss (Darth & Vader Remix) (320 kbps)

Holy Ghost was up next on the Dim Mak stage. At this point I just wanna note that I headed over to the Rockstar Energy drink tent and loaded up on about 6 cans, so I was completely wired and wide eyed for their whole performance.

I’m not too familiar with Holy Ghost tracks sad to say, but I did recognize he first single off their debut release and huge crowd pleaser, Do It Again. I’m always on the fence about live bands. When I hear a track on the album I want to hear that track exactly the same way live. I noticed a bit of improv in their set, but other than that they stuck with the tracks to the T and it was more than enjoyable time.
Holy Ghost – Do It Again (320 kbps)

Rusko was definitely one of the most fun at the festival to watch and listen to. Dubstep is very much a second genre for me, so to listen to someone who truly knows how to play and producer it well is a real treat. His signature mohawk was cut a bit short but that didn’t stop him for bobbing to the wobble and throwing down so many good tracks I’d never heard before. And of course he played one of his better known tracks, Da Cali Anthem.
Rusko – Da Cali Anthem (320 kbps)

A bit before the end of Rusko’s set I went back over to the Dim Mak stage (really the best place to be at the festival) to catch a bit of Nero. Blown the fuck away is all I really need to tell you about that show. Enough though only Joe Ray came out to play, it was hands down the best act of the day. I talked with a friend of mine who said Nero was a bit of a train wreak at HARD summer, so I was thankfully I got to see a good show. He even mixed in beautifully the original Chop Suey by System Of A Down for his closer.
Notable tracks played:
Doctor P – Tetris (320 kbps)
SebastiAn – C.T.F.O. (Feat. M.I.A.) (Nero Remix) (256 kbps)

Steve Aoki. What can I really say about Steve? He’s an amazing entertainer and He played a ton of unreleased tracks.. That’s about it. Though seriously, he played 3 new unreleased tracks by himself, probably collaborated with other artists (one was a Weezer collab confirmed by himself over the mic) and at least a couple more future Dim Mak releases. He had the longest timeslot of the day on the Dim Mak stage at an hour and a half, so as usual he played nearly every track out to the full length before mixing out. I’m not hating on him for it, but personally it just annoys me when a song is played for more than 2 minutes. I’ve got serious music ADD, I know.

Later he got out his signature inflatable raft out to do a bit of crowd surfing and brought out a bottle of champagne to spray over the front row of the crowd.

Kaskade was another one of the best acts of the night. Opening up with his latest single Eyes sold me on the performance. House music has been growing on me this past year and seeing Kaskade play some of my favorite tracks at an incredibly loud volume with the bass thumping was incredible. Turning to my side and seeing the girl singing look at me and sing Laidback Luke’s remix of Cinema along with me made my night.

Benny Benassi feat. Gary Go – Cinema (Laidback Luke Remix) (320 kbps)
Kaskade ft Mindy Gledhill – Eyes (Extended Mix) (320 kbps)

Even with several acts dropping off (Erol Alkan, Aeroplane, DJ Shadow, LA Riots) and the outrageous $13 beers, overall I’d say Identity was a success for a first year festival. I’m looking forward to attending the festival in the years to come even if it means flying or driving to another state. Let me know who your favorite act of Identity was in the comments!
P.S. I took a lot more pictures than just these! Go over and take a look at all the photos on Chemical Jump’s Facebook Page!