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Same old, same old. How the hipster aesthetic is taking over the world | Opinion Go to Shoreditch Grind, near a roundabout in the middle of London’s hipster district. It’s a coffee shop with rough-hewn wooden tables, plentiful sunlight from wide windows, and austere pendant lighting. Then head to Takk in Manchester. It’s a coffee shop with a big glass storefront, reclaimed wood furniture, and hanging Edison bulbs. It’s no accident that these places look similar. It’s not just coffee shops, either. In an essay for the American tech website The Verge, I called this style “AirSpace”. Hence the replicability: if a hip creative travels to Berlin or Tallinn, they seek out a place that looks like AirSpace, perhaps recommending it on Foursquare or posting a photo of it to Instagram to gain the approval of culturally savvy friends. You can hop from cookie-cutter bar to office space to apartment building, and be surrounded by those same AirSpace tropes I described above. There are several causes of AirSpace. But the king of AirSpace is Airbnb. AirSpace is convenient, yes. Same old, same old. How the hipster aesthetic is taking over the world | Opinion
Disney's Frozen: The power of princess merchandising | The Independent Disney's Frozen: The power of princess merchandising | The Independent The Patriot Centre at George Mason University, half an hour west of Washington, is a popular place to watch concerts, college athletics, professional wrestling and other events that command the attention of the adult world. But no event in the 29-year history of the arena has attracted as many people or earnt as much money as October's performances of "Disney on Ice Presents Frozen". For six days, waves of little blue-and-white Princess Elsas – and quite a few costumed parents – sang the movie's hit song "Let it Go" at the top of their lungs, enjoyed £10 snow cones (syrup-soaked ice shavings), posed for £15 pictures with cardboard cut-outs, and waved plastic sticks, which had miraculously become £18 magic wands. Behold the bewitching power of branding. The creators of Frozen, Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, tell me that they set out to create characters young girls would recognise. Frozen: The Princess Diary Brands are said to be in decline. After all, who wants to say no to their princess?
On July 1, 1941, baseball fans watching the Brooklyn Dodgers game on WNBT witnessed a breakthrough in marketing. For 10 long seconds, before the first pitch, their black-and-white screens showed a fixed image of a clock, superimposed on a map of the United States. A voice-over, from the watchmaker Bulova, intoned: “America runs on Bulova time.” It was the first official TV advertisement in U.S. history. As anyone who watched the Super Bowl knows, TV advertising has evolved from frozen images and voice-overs to stories so entertaining that we occasionally shush each other in order to hear them. The history of affordable news and entertainment in America is, in many respects, a chronicle of advertising’s successful shifts from one medium to the next. “We’re in the midst of something similar today with our phones,” Lears told me recently. This may seem like good news—many ads, after all, are annoying and intrusive. This deficit of imagination stems, in part, from a deficit of information. The Incredible Shrinking Ad - The Atlantic The Incredible Shrinking Ad - The Atlantic
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Stéphanie Coudert » 2011» janvier
A propos Exposition de bijoux contemporains à la bibliothèque Forney, Paris 4ème 18 Septembre - 28 Décembre 2013 Avec : Ulrike Kampfert / Céline Sylvestre / Babette Boucher / Sonia Ledos /Jonathan Hens/ Stella Bierrenbach / Nathalie Perret / Patricia Correia Domingues / Aude Medori /Galatée Pestre / Laurence Verdier / Angela Bermudez /Elvira H. Mateu / Rodrigo Acosta Arias / Janire Roman Diaz / Edu Tarin/Christiane Köhne / Linda Pieri / Janina Stübler / Nadine Kuffner / Céline Buffetrille / Caro Weiss / 3 mois d’exposition 10 pays représentés 22 artistes 200 bijoux 300m2 1000 catalogues plus de 8000 visiteurs attendus..! Avec passion, conviction, un brin de folie, Et vos encouragements, qu’on espère nombreux ! Précieux Passages est une exposition de bijoux contemporains. Précieux Passages a été sélectionné par un jury d'experts pour participer aux Circuits Bijoux organisés par d'Ateliers d'Art de France et l'association D'un bijou à l'autre. A quoi va servir le financement ? Les défis : Soit : Précieux Passages Précieux Passages
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Lao Tse y los vastos espacios vacíos en las transparencias de tus presentaciones HomeDiseñoLao Tse y los vastos espacios vacíos en las transparencias de tus presentaciones Lao Tse y los vastos espacios vacíos en las transparencias de tus presentaciones jun 02 2010 14 Comentarios Categorías: Diseño “Treinta radios convergen en el buje de una rueda, y es ese espacio vacío lo que permite al carro cumplir su función. —Lao Tse, “Tao Te King” Desde su nacimiento en la vieja Grecia, nuestra cultura occidental se ha visto obsesionada por el horror al vacío. Experimentamos terror ante el vacío No es de extrañar que tras este pasado marcado por la obsesión compulsiva de llenar el vacío, mucha gente, cuando se enfrenta a una transparencia en blanco, se siente en la obligación de llenarla de contenidos. ¿Por qué llenamos nuestras transparencias de datos, texto, gráficos e imágenes? Haz del vacío el centro de tu obra El espacio en blanco (o negativo) es tan importante como los elementos positivos que se ubican sobre ese espacio. AA – Alcoholics Anonymous: Career (vía Ads of the World) Lao Tse y los vastos espacios vacíos en las transparencias de tus presentaciones
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Noche estrellada, de Van Gogh – La Cueva del Cíclope En las profundidades azules, las estrellas resplandecían, verdosas, amarillas, blancas, rosas, más brillantes…VINCENT VAN GOGH Noche Estrellada, pintado en 1889. Hemos estado trabajando con este cuadro, titulado Noche Estrellada. A Van Gogh siempre le interesaron las escenas nocturnas. Un detalle de las pinceladas del cuadro Lo más importante de esta pintura es el cielo estrellado y luminoso, con la luna en la parte derecha, y un enorme ciprés a la izquierda, que domina la escena. Los colores que utiliza son una gama de azules y verdes para el cielo y el paisaje, que contrastan con el amarillo y blanco de las estrellas y la luna. Otro detalle de las pinceladas Para trabajar con este cuadro, nos hemos ayudado de Google Art Project, un espacio que muestra grandes obras maestras de todos los tiempos en alta resolución. En 1971, el músico Don McLean compuso una canción dedicada a este cuadro y a Van Gogh. Nosotros la hemos utilizado como banda sonora de nuestra galería de trabajos. >>Más info: Noche estrellada, de Van Gogh – La Cueva del Cíclope
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Reactive Paint Reactive Paint Shi Yuan has created a way to turn normally passive things into something with a life of its own. Like this wallpaper that reacts to heat, the painting that react when you touch it, or the daily calendar that fades away during the day. It is made using heat sensitive paint - and it is incredible. Heat Sensitive Wallpaper Turn up the heat and your wallpaper starts to blossom. Here with the radiator is off... ...and now on. A painting with feelings Show people how you feel by touching the painting. The day that simply faded away... Watch how the day slowly fades away with this calendar (Via Shi Yuan) Follow: 42Concepts
Public Art Concepts - Dan Sternof Beyer 2011 Public Art Concepts - Dan Sternof Beyer 2011 Download the PDF of these ideas : Public Art Concepts - Dan Sternof Beyer 2011 (2mb) [ New American Public Art ]
thetourshow DI 3. Ink on paper. 23x15. 2011. This image is now available as a Print. DI 1. Ink on paper. 23x15. 2011. DI 2. Cold 1. Cold 2. Gallery view Joshua Liner Gallery 2009 thetourshow
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From preschool classrooms to professional design departments, modelling clay is a popular medium for expression, experimentation, and fun. Chavant clays are some of the best and most utilized types of modelling clay on the market today and offer users a variety of functions and features that enhance the modelling clay experience. To use Chavant clay properly, it is important to understand both the basic functions of any type of modelling clay as well as the different types of Chavant clay available and what makes them special. Understanding Modelling Clay Modelling clay as a general concept is pretty simple. Types of Modelling Clay There are five main types of modelling clay, defined by their composition and purpose. Ceramic Clay Oil-based Clay Polymer Clay Paper Clay Chavant Clay Ceramic clay is made of water and natural clay minerals and is often used for making ceramics. Paper and Chavant Clays Another popular method of clay is paper clay. Modelling Clay Is Not Play-Doh Le Beau Touche How to Use a Chavant Clay How to Use a Chavant Clay
Erial Ali Visionary Art Erial Ali Erial does "Celestial Soul Portraits" of people. This is what he did as a self-portrait along these lines. Erial Ali's art is deeply infused with both *magic* and the celestial planes. In fact, I have found very few artists that can capture the "essence" of higher-dimensional celestial realms like Erial can. By the way, if you like the magical self-portrait Erial created of himself (shown above), you might be interested to know that he does CELESTIAL SOUL PORTRAITS for others on a commission basis. Here is what Erial Ali has to say about his art: My Spiritual Mission is to release energy/information, as art and ideas, from various realities in order to help facilitate in the viewer conscious integration at a higher level of being. Representative Images by Erial Ali "Fountain of Creation" by Erial Ali © Erial Ali Commentary by the artist: Boundless and eternal, the ever-renewing flow of life-energy pours forth from the Fountain of Creation. It is love that rules the world.
Italian artist Peter Demetz has a gift for breathing life into wood, a material that seems hard and lifeless to most of us. His wooden sculptures of people are flawlessly life-like. Show Full Text Demetz’s precise and perfect mastery of human anatomy makes his sculptures look like paintings or sketches, and his wonderful compositions and sense of perspective help perpetuate this illusion. Read on to see his responses to Bored Panda’s questions about his work! More info: peterdemetz.it (h/t: mymodernmet) Thanks for sharing! 3x per week 30,000,000+ monthly readers Error sending email “I think there is so much what we communicate with our body, our posture, our individual motions,” Peter Demetz told Bored Panda “People tell us a lot about their emotional status through their figures. “I love using waiting, looking or reflecting people because they tell no stories, they give us a perception of the soul” “I feel like my works are an invitation to enter the worlds of these people. “I use limewood. Incredibly Realistic Wood Sculptures Of People Hand-Carved By Peter Demetz
Internet art - Wikipedia Internet art (often referred to as net art) is a form of digital artwork distributed via the Internet. This form of art has circumvented the traditional dominance of the gallery and museum system, delivering aesthetic experiences via the Internet. In many cases, the viewer is drawn into some kind of interaction with the work of art. Artists working in this manner are sometimes referred to as net artists. Internet art can happen outside the technical structure of the Internet, such as when artists use specific social or cultural Internet traditions in a project outside of it. The term Internet art typically does not refer to art that has been simply digitized and uploaded to be viewable over the Internet. Theoriest and curator Jon Ippolito defined "Ten Myths" about Internet art in 2002.[1] He cites the above stipulations, as well as defining it as distinct from commercial web design, and touching on issues of permanence, archivability, and collecting in a fluid medium. See also[edit]
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