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Posted by Sebastian on Feb 07, 2013
Graffiti spotted in The Simpsons.
Posted by Sebastian on Oct 31, 2012
Spanish street-artist Spidertag went to the Swiss Alps armed with a hammer, scissors, nails and lots of yarn.
The trip was captured on video and in images by photographer Thomas Stöckli.
Previous work in Madrid
Between 1988 and 1991, Comme des Garçons explored the sixth sense through photography, illustration and artworks in a magazine called Six.
Now, they've created a small poetic iPad app that allow users to swipe, tilt and scroll through six audiovisual chapters based on selected images from the magazine.
Moving Six feels slightly like early-days explorative CD-rom art, when digital experiences was not all about functionality and usability. The app is designed by Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo in collaboration with digital agency Meri Media who has previously created apps for fashion heavyweights Gucci, Stella McCartney and Vogue Homme.
A very long grass carpet running through the village of Juajac in France.
The carpet was created by artist Gaelle Villedary to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the program “Arts and Nature Trail”.
The green trail required 168 rolls and runs for 420 meters (1,377 feet). Total weight: 3,5 tons.
Activists in the French-Basque region creates a large-scale piece of green graffiti on the hillside of the mountain La Rhune.
The Basque words EZAHT LGV NON (no to the LGV) are written in protest against the construction of a new LGV high speed railway line that will go across the side of the mountain.
Apparently the construction of the LGV line will go ahead and the words on the hillside are gradually erased as the vegetation grows back.
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Posted by Sebastian on Jan 04, 2012
A series of drawings by Steve Lambert, created to hang in various rooms in your home. Likely to generate some curious/awkward moments when you have guests over.
Limited edition prints are for sale online.
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High-tech meets street art in this installation by the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
The installation called Shadowgram can take pictures of people in full-size silhouette and seconds later print them as small stickers.
Shadowgram plays with social creativity and the installation is currently placed in the Ars Electronica Center in Linz where visitors are encouraged to place their freshly printed stickers on walls and other surfaces inside the building. Personal text messages can also be added by using complimentary stickers shaped as speech bubbles.
The installation consists of a digital mirror with a build-in camera, a normal looking printer and an illuminated background that people stand in front when having their picture taken.
Copenhagen is about to get itself a new place called the Red Square. As opposed to its famous pendant in Moscow, the one in Copenhagen is red, literally.
The square is painted in red tones and in rectangular shapes. When viewed from above, it looks like a three-dimensional skewed shape.
The square is a part of the urban park 'Superkilen', a long stretch which also contains a green and a black zone. Each zone facilitates different activities.
Ping-Pong tables from Spain
Benches from Kuwait
Signage from Russia
Playground from Japan
Bike racks from Norway
Superkilen is located in Nørrebro (north-west), a multicultural part of Copenhagen with 60 different nationalities represented. To reflect the community, the park will be furnished with elements like benches, bins, trees, playgrounds, ping-pong tables, lamp-posts and signage - all imported from 60 different countries.
• www.superkilen.dk (in Danish)
The Free Art and Technology Lab (F.A.T) has created a series of 100 QR stencil designs that can be used to provide directions, information, and warnings to digital nomads in urban space.
The project - called "Hobo Codes" - is inspired by the Hobo signs developed by 19th century vagabonds and migratory workers to cope with the difficulty of nomadic life.
QR codes usually direct users to a URL, but the digital Hobo Codes contains simple information, such as an advice or warning. Scanning the codes reveal messages like "vegans beware", "those aren't women" and "it's fake".
The stencils are made using the "QR Stencil Generator", a utility which converts QR codes into vector-based stencil patterns suitable for laser-cutting. The stencil generator is developed by Golan Levin and Asa Foster III.
Spotted in Istanbul: Stickers placed around the city to promote an upcoming Amy Winehouse concert on June 20 2011.
Information is kept to a minimum. Fans are trusted to decode the sticker and find out more for themselves.