I came across this amazing staircase on FFFFOUND the other day and was immediately entranced by it. With a little help from @kyleblue and his Dwell followers I was able to find out that it was put together by German studio L2M3. The signage was created for Kreissparkasse Tübingen’s 5 story stairwell and features a tree of epic proportions, 22 meters to be exact, and contains all kinds of birds, butterflys and insects that help you find your way.
I think this is a particularly strong example of what one can do with minimal graphics to make a really strong presentation. They could have added plenty of colors and minute details but instead you’re treated to a black graphics on concrete and glass, but it all looks so magical and dynamic. I want one of these everywhere in my apartment, thanks.
You must, must, must check under the cut for a photo of the full 5 stories of the stairwell.
Today seems like a random smattering of goodies, and this is about as random as it gets. The picture above was drawn by the talented Mr. Saiman Chow, which he describes as “a bitter sweet series that examine our fascinating yet frightening views on sexuality in our exploitative society.” As creepy and weird as it is, I have to say that I really like it. This image is like a train wreck, you absolutely can’t take your eyes off of it, even if you don’t want to look. Excellent work, Mr. Chow.
This has been floating around for a couple days now but I still thought I’d share it. Similar to what The Simpsons did for The Simpsons Movie, Mad Men has rolled out a Mad Men Yourself application that let’s you created a stylized version of yourself that could exist in the Mad Men world. The art is rather similar to that of Shag, which I guess makes sense as both Shag’s work and Mad Men fall into a similar world.
The image above is supposed to me, so if you know me personally let me know if this look anything like me, I went with sort of a hip Mr. Rogers style… although I think I might look 45.
I’m a huge fan of William Shatner, the breadth of his career really shows how talented he is, even if he’s known for being a captain of a spaceship. In the clip above he makes a special appearance on the The Tonight Show with Conan O’ Brien, and in a genius move, has interpreted Sarah Palin’s resignation in his very special beat performance kind of way. And while it actually sounds rather cool coming from the lips of William Shatner, it’s insane that this was the farewell speech of a governor of an entire state.
About Your Wallpaper:
Ducks and dogs, lines and colours, spray paint, pens and Mac.
Although I’ve only just finished my first year studying illustration, I’m constantly on the search for new ideas and ways of expressing my creativity through lines, shapes and colours. It’s so cool to be apart of just us collective & I hope in time I can build upon my style to be up to the same standard of some of the amazing work I share the site with.