Kevin Richardson was the winner of the Volkswagen Fun Theory award. His Speed Camera Lottery idea won the contest and he was able to put his idea into practice. He asked ‘could we get people to obey the speed limit for fun’.
By placing the fines from speeders into a pot, Kevin’s Speed Camera Lottery randomly rewards people who are following the speed limit in hopes that this reward will encourage people to “play the game” and stay under the speed limit. His idea worked and helped reduce speeding in this area by 22%.
The Creators Project is a new network dedicated to the celebration of creativity and culture across media, and around the world. At a time in the history of the arts where digital technologies have revolutionized distribution, democratized access, and completely re-imagined the scope and scale with which an artist can create a vision and reach an audience, The Creators Project is a completely new kind of arts and culture channel for a completely new kind of world.
The Creators Project has two mandates: on one hand it’s a modern day media channel that we will continually identify and celebrate the work of visionary artists wherever they are. On the other hand it is also a content creation studio, an arts foundation of sorts that will facilitate the production and dissemination of new work with these artists and their collaborators.
Very interesting website, with great, creative projects. Check out the website in more detail here: http://www.thecreatorsproject.com/en-uk/
Nice badges. I love you more than meat!
You can buy the from the website here.
Very interesting concept behind Flattr. If you come across content on the web you like you can now make a donation to the publisher. Wonder if it will take off?
Mark Craig started his career as a graphic designer for the BBC before moving to Channel 4 to design title sequences and channel idents. In 1985 he bought an answer machine, and recorded every single message he got on it for 20 years! Presented by the Channel 4 Documentary Film Foundation, Talk To Me is a visual representation of the past twenty years of Marks life played through his answer phone. The messages are presented alongside old photographs and images of friends and family.
Check out the documentary on the 4docs website here: http://www.4docs.org.uk/films/show/1/Talk+To+Me
Really great post by Seb Lester on the ‘I Love Typography’ website. He has recently released three limited edition typographic design posters. ‘Dreams’, ‘Stars’, and ‘So Much To Do’ are the titles of the new designs, he goes into detail and focus primarily on ‘Dreams’, what he says is one of his most ambitious designs to date. He talks about his process when starting a new graphic poster, and what I found most interesting was how he starts each project with a self initiated brief. He says he wants a “distillation of everything I want the print to say and do. I always try to aim as high as possible. Shoot for the stars and you might hit the ceiling, as they say”. He says he wanted to develop something a bit more complex with ‘Dreams’, and contrasting bold display styles with the flourishing script styles certainly makes for a complex and well developed graphic style.
Check out the Seb Lester post on the I Love Typography website here.
Some really interesting photography by Peter Funch. Working in New York, but born in Denmark, he takes a lot of photos of his surroundings and the daily lives of people in the City. Taking many photos over several days he will then combine the images enabling him to take create image like the Screaming Dreamers above. Really nice website with plenty of images from his portfolio, definitely one to check out.
Check out his website here: http://www.peterfunch.com
ROA is a graphic artist from Belgium. I have been a fan of his graphic work for a while. He has a very distinct style, all his works feature animals. He paints a lot of rabbits.
‘Ghent is small, certainly in European terms and the average American would think of it as more of a village than a town. Yet in the town there has always been encouragement for those who wish to express themselves artistically. There is a small but influential artistic community there and it is seen as a breeding group for new artists. A good word to describe the city as a whole is mellow.’ From the website Kuriositas, I have posted about ROAs work on this blog before here: http://stripeyhorsecreative.com/blog/2010/11/1988/
This is a pretty amazing video. 3D renderings of CAD drawings, printed on what looks to be a normal black tile. Love to see more of this stuff and I wonder if it limited to architecture, or if a graphic designer could use to create some cool posters!
Found via the website http://helloyoucreatives.com
Im not too sure how to describe dontsave.com Creators of some very interesting projects. Not only have they created this version of Tetris, which will probably make you feel sick, but they also created www.yooouuutuuube.com
Check out the video by Pogo in yooouuutuuube here.
Check out more experiments on the website http://dontsave.com/
Interesting video on Being Creative.
INFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment.
The film attempts to understand the essence of influence, what makes a person influential without taking a statistical or metric approach.
Written and Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, the film is a Polaroid snapshot of New York influential creatives (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment) who are shaping today’s pop culture.
“Influencers” belongs to the new generation of short films, webdocs, which combine the documentary style and the online experience.
Found via the website http://www.doobybrain.com
A video about the really nice work being produced by Studio On Fire.
They are masters of the design and letterpress world. Their impossibly detailed work, featured in Gestalten’s Impressive: Printmaking, Letterpress & Graphic Design, is the product of love, driven by a true passion for paper and print.
A stunning portfolio of work, and a really interesting video from the designers. Found on the website http://www.gestalten.com
Check out their website here http://www.studioonfire.com
Really great stop motion graphic piece by Alex Schulz.
Found via the website http://www.changethethought.com
Brilliant idea. Never run out of guitar picks again!
HUGE TYPE.Interesting type project by Barbara Kruger at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
The installation ‘past / present / future’ is part of the current exhibition. By addressing its history, the spatial and temporal conditions of the unfinished building and the ways in which artists use, occupy and animate museum spaces, ‘taking place’ shows works by local, national and international contemporary artists,who range from well-known and established figures to emerging artists. The renovated gallery spaces on the ground and upper floors of the building, ultimately designated for the presentation of the museum’s collection of 19th- to 21st-century painting, are for this occasion used in an innovative and experimental way that takes advantage of their current state.
Really nice motion graphics I spotted today. Nice simple idea that was executed really well.
A very interesting video by Jon. He wrote this documentary along with his friends Malcolm and Christine, as part of The Ritual Project sponsored by Stella Artois. It follows, and tells the story of advertising hand painters in big cities. This is definitely a craft which is disappearing over time due to new printing techniques. Whis I think is a real pity. I do not understand why advertisers do not use hand painted posters anymore. I believe, as the hand painted adverts take so long to create, everyone can appreciate them being there. I believe they become part of the culture and heart of a particular city, or district within a city. When these graphics become part of the city people do not want to see them go or being repainted over.
A recent post on Vandalog, a blog for graphic street artists hit on a similar point. “As most of you may know, one of Roa‘s beloved works in East London is facing removal after the owners of the building were told they have 14 days to remove it or the Council will. The whole ordeal is a bit ridiculous, since the Hackney Council is calling the piece a “blight on the environment”even though the owners the building gave the artist permission to paint int he first place. An online petition is going on to save the work and pretty much tell the Council to back off. ”
Although both forms of graphics are different it still highlights the fact that the people where these graphics have been painted do get attached to them. And the public would be sad to see them disappear. I for one would love to see more advertising and painting like this around Birmingham.
Video found via the website Advertisers Anonymous
Some really nice photography by Alexey Bednij. These images have an amazing stark and graphic style. The match series is very clever and looks very graphic, the birds are amazing.
Check out more of these great graphic images at http://500px.com/Alexey_Bednij