Noisy Typer is a free piece of software which plays typewriter sounds as you type. It runs in the background and works with all applications ( email, web, word etc ). Key sounds include: letter keys, spacebar, backspace, carriage return and scroll up and down. Noisy Typer is a FAT Lab speed project by Theo Watson .
il est aussi surréaliste, un peu abstrait et par moment, un peu sanglant, mais d’une bien drôle de manière. C’est une histoire de passage à l’âge adulte, un changement, une évolution aussi. Et à certains égards, ce film est aussi un film apaisant, contemplatif. Bref, vous n’aurez rien vu de tel avant, tant dans la narration que dans liberté d’action, de créativité…
An essay by Cary Loren This is the third guest post by Cary Loren of the The Book Beat . See his previous posts Monsters Are Inoffensive and Adelaide Hanscom's Rubaiyat . William Mortensen, self-portrait (as a kind of "Mad Hatter magician") William Mortensen (1897 - 1965) was one of the most well known and respected photographers in America in the thirties.
by Maria Popova “And still, that insinuating, ever-growing silence.” French comic artist and illustrator Blexbolex may be best-known for his contemplative meditations on people and time , aimed at children yet agelessly delightful and thought-provoking, but he is also a masterful explorer of complex grown-up themes. No Man’s Land ( public library ), from London indie publisher No Brow , is a poignant satire of the mind’s well-documented gift for fooling itself and seducing us into our own hand-spun illusory realities. Printed in three spot-colors, screenprint-like, on beautiful matte paper — Blexbolex’s signature style — it tells the story of a hero spiraling into an implausible dreamland in hopeless escapism from the processes of mortality.
While you may already know Chuck Close as that incredibly talented American artist who creates those huge photorealistic paintings, you may never have seen this mind-blowing piece. Called Fanny/Fingerpainting , it's a beautiful portrait of Close's wife’s late grandmother Fanny created with fingerprints! Created in 1985, the oil on canvas work represents one of the largest and most masterly executions of a technique the artist developed himself which involves the direct application of pigment to a surface with the artist's fingertips. By adjusting the amount of pigment and the pressure of his finger on the canvas, Close could create unbelievable contours of the face. It currently hangs at Smithsonian's National Gallery of Art.
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A great new street artist is making a splash in Malaysia this month. Painter Ernest Zacharevic created four new works where his painted figures of mischievous children are seen interacting with their physical surroundings: an old bicycle, a motorcycle, or even windows on the side of a building. His most popular piece of two small children on a large bicycle has become a major destination in the city with dozens of people stopping to take creative photos . I want to thank Annie and Ross of the very fine AsiaDreaming blog for providing many of the photographs for this post.
In the mid 1990s Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam was showing a large scale crochet artwork at an art gallery when two rambunctious children approached her and asked if the sculpture, resembling a colorful hammock, could be climbed on. She nervously agreed and watched cautiously as her suspended artwork twisted and stretched as the kids climbed on top of it. Suddenly an idea was born. Almost three years later MacAdam would open her first large-scale crochet playground in conjunction with engineers TIS & Partners and landscape architects Takano Landscape Planning. She has since created several additional playscapes around Japan, photos of which were recently made available for the first time online only a few weeks ago.
first image roman ondák’s temporal work in 'taking place' image © designboom slovakian artist roman ondák’s project is a living infographic, a plotting of visitors’ heights whose mean will become increasingly apparent over the four months at the temporary stedelijk. when we visited the exhibition, participants’ names were still readable, but already there was some overlap. soon there will be nothing but a dense black line circumscribing the room and only the outliers’ names will be legible. in some ways, ondák’s work reflects the great challenge of the museum as a vehicle of history. individuals must and will emerge, and artists will resurrect and bring to the surface those narratives marginalized and forgotten by the nation or the institution. exhibition view image © designboom
Displacements is an immersive film installation. An archetypal Americana living room was installed in an exhibition space. Then two performers were filmed in the space using a 16mm motion picture camera on a slowly rotating turntable in the room’s center. After filming, the camera was replaced with a film loop projector and the entire contents of the room were spray-painted white. The reason was to make a projection screen the right shape for projecting everything back onto itself.
When we get a wild hair to do something aesthetic around the shop, we want it done big. Sometimes ‘big’ refers to something that seems small but ends up being a much larger project (mainly because of our demand for things to be near perfect- and ‘perfect’ who knows what that is on any given day), or in this case, ‘big’ simply refers to the size of its finished size. We wanted people to know what they were getting into when walking through the front door. So, what better than a 15′x10′ sign? I’ll tell you: a 15′x10′ solvent transfer sign with an awesome Beatrice Warde quotation, that’s what.
Lighting doesn’t have to be limited to recessed cans, hand me down table lamps or fluorescent ceiling monstrosities. Your home is your castle, not some boring day job where you’re punching a clock, so snap out of the idea that your lighting is just supposed to make everything else look good – it can look good in and of itself. Here’s a bright idea – stop simply illuminating your space and start brightening your abode with these incredibly unique lighting options. This content is brought to you by the new Hyundai Elantra which helps you “Snap Out” of your routine to live your best life. Cassette Tape Lamp We live in a world where our music has no physical form outside of a concert – the world of the mp3.