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Code and Theory

Code and Theory

Experimental Cartography: The Map as Art by Maria Popova What tattoo art has to do with fashion, vintage atlases and Nazi concentration camps. We’ve always been fascinated by maps — through various elements of design, from typography to color theory to data visualization, they brilliantly condense and capture complex notions about space, scale, topography, politics and more. But where things get most interesting is that elusive intersection of the traditional and the experimental, where artists explore the map medium as a conceptual tool of abstract representation. And that’s exactly what The Map of the Art, a fantastic Morning News piece by Katharine Harmon, examines. Matthew Cusick, 'Fiona’s Wave,' 2005 Cusick's oversized collages are painted with fragments of vintage atlases and school geography books from the golden era of cartography, 1872-1945. Corriette Schoenaerts, 'Europe,' 2005 Schoenaerts, a conceptual photographer living in Amsterdam, constructs countries and continents out of clothing. Arie A. Paula Scher: Africa, 2003

Pioucube | Réalisation vidéo, film corporate, communication et publicité à Lyon Clever Typography Art A beautiful collection of clever typography art This is a beautiful collection of clever typography art that we found on popular meme website, 9GAG. Sadly, there was no reference to the artist who created these images, so if you happen to know who they are, please share with us in the comments. We’ll be happy to give them full credit and feature their work here on the Wix Blog. * Update – Thanks to our reader Audrey, we now know this ovely work is from the book Word As Image by Ji Lee Word As Image by Ji Lee mr. div all in our heads // video 16,984 notes Kris Menace ‘The Entirety of Matter’ // Album art by Mr. Div Check out the first in a series of 'gif videos’ for the album here: Kris Menace - Mona 827 notes

Process Journal — Home storia di un'idea Alcuni lettori del mio recente articoloMappe mentali per apprendere e comunicare mi hanno chiesto di conoscere maggiori dettagli sulla metafora architettonica che ho utilizzato per descrivere il passaggio dalla scrittura lineare a quella radiale. scritto nel 1999 dal filosofo americano Mark Taylor che utilizza il Seagram Building e il Guggenheim Museum per descrivere il passaggio da un mondo strutturato secondo griglie ad uno organizzato in base a reti. Nel 2008 ho utilizzato questa metafora nell'articolo pubblicato dalla rivista Inail e dal magazine 7thfloor. Dopo quell'articolo la metafora non mi ha più abbandonata. Ho continuato a riflettere e mi sono chiesta se Mark Taylor dovesse riscrivere oggi quella metafora quale edificio sceglierebbe come simbolo della metamorfosi? Farebbe sempre riferimento al Guggenheim Museum del 1999 oppure sceglierebbe un'altra opera architettonica più recente? Ho cominciato quindi a ricercare un edificio costruito più recentemente che potesse rappresentare