Steinweiss Alex, who died a few months ago at the age of 94, was the American designer who in 1939 launched the idea of using artistic designs to decorate the album covers, revolutionizing the world of music and creating a new type of illustration. Continua la lettura
Farto is a young artist, based in London, which creates portraits by removing pieces of wall: he first sketches the subject in spraypaint, then begins to remove portions from different layers, to give depth to the work.
At IKEA the environments are highly detailed and extremely comprehensive: have you ever wondered what would it be to live there? The photographer Christian Gideon and his friends did. Continua la lettura
D. A. Sanborn, a young surveyor from Somerville, Massachusetts, was engaged in 1866 by the Aetna Insurance Company to prepare insurance maps for several cities in Tennessee. Before working for Aetna, Sanborn conducted surveys and compiled an atlas of the city of Boston titled ‘Insurance Map of Boston, Volume 1, 1867′. [..] The atlas includes twenty-nine large plates showing sections of Boston at the scale of 50 feet to an inch. It is believed to include the earliest insurance maps published by Sanborn. Continua la lettura
If an advertisement is well designed, it only takes a few moments to get the message, the time of a blink of an eye. Here are some minimalist campaigns, very brilliant and effective: do not even need captions… Continua la lettura
In this series of photos, that became a book, Crane shows us Pyongyang the way the regime wants to see it: everything seems perfectly in place, orderly, and people seem plastic. Everything is illuminated by a cold and clinical light, that gives the shots a formality almost exasperated, mirror of the regime that governs the country. For more info: Charlie Crane official site. Continua la lettura
These monuments, commissioned by Tito in the 60s and 70s to commemorate places of the battles of World War II in Jugoslavia, seems some forts from the future, abandoned by an alien civilization. Continua la lettura