London based graphic designer Sarah Hyndman has completed her year-long project, Olympic Logo a Day, photographs objects arranged in groups of five to look like the Olympic rings.
Take a 1m 49s whizz through 366 remakings of the rings in this project finale movie:
Matthew Divito is a Boston-based designer who produces some of the cleverest gifs I’ve seen. Reminiscent of Seventies psychedelic poster art, they mix geometric forms and contrasting colours. They’re also silent so your boss will just think you’re deeply involved in that urgent appraisal form.
Check it out at http://mrdiv.tumblr.com/
Alexander Jansson is a freelance artist born in Uppsala, Sweden. He live and work in Gothenburg.
Sleeping House is his design studio and he specialize in cover art, illustration, character design, concept art and graphic design.
Massachusetts-based Jin Choi and Thomas Shine received the 2010 Boston Society of Architects Unbuilt Architecture Award for their “Land of Giants” project. The pylon-figures can be configured to respond to their environment with appropriate gestures. As the carried electrical lines ascend a hill, the pylon-figures change posture, imitating a climbing person.
“Making only minor alterations to well established steel-framed tower design, we have created a series of towers that are powerful, solemn, and variable,” says Choi+Shine. “These iconic pylon-figures will become monuments in the landscape. Seeing the pylon-figures will become an unforgettable experience, elevating the towers to something more than merely a functional design of necessity.”
Across a vast expanse of country land, lofty electrical towers always seem somewhat out of place. They clash with the natural aesthetic of the environment, yet they are needed in this high-functioning world we live in. Moscow-based design studio Design Depot has realized a design concept that has the potential to remedy this visual dilemma—deer-shaped transmission towers. The towering animal structures remind us of Jin Choi and Thomas Shine’s Land of Giant, but unlike the human-shaped electricity pylons, the animal towers appear more natural. They don’t seem to visually disrupt their surroundings. In fact, I think that they add more character.
We Love You Beatles — a stunning vintage illustrated children’s book from 1971 by Margaret Sutton, best-known for herJudy Bolton mysteries. It tells the story of The Beatles, from their humble Liverpool beginnings to meeting the Queen to the British invasion of America, blending the bold visual language of mid-century graphic design with the vibrant colors of pop art.
“The trees were rocking and the clouds were swaying and the flowers were swinging and the birds were dancing to the Beatles sound. ‘Let’s sing about love and people being happy.’ The Beatles sing songs you can sing in the sunshine. Sing them! Sing the Beatles’ songs!”
More than a charming way to explain who The Beatles were to a kid, We Love You Beatles is a wonderful and visually gripping piece of cultural ephemera from a turning point in the history of both popular music and popular art.