‘Forest Floor’, a print from The Little Friends of Printmaking

'Forest Floor', a print from The Little Friends of Printmaking

'Forest Floor', a print from The Little Friends of Printmaking

'Forest Floor', a print from The Little Friends of Printmaking

The Little Friends of Printmaking have a new print out that’s really fantastic: ‘Forest Floor.’ The print is this a rad hand-screenprinted piece as they always do on a creamy backdrop with these beautiful two greens that all work together perfectly. It’s really detailed and–each time I look at it–I seem to find more little guys populating it (like mice and ladybugs nuts and berries all underneath and around these ferns). They always do really great print work and I’ve been in a particularly nature-y mood: it all works for me. You can pick it up from their Etsy here.

Bobby Solomon

May 31, 2012 / By

A look at the user interface design of The Avengers

A look at the user interface design of The Avengers

A look at the user interface design of The Avengers

Visual artist Jayse Hansen has a ton of images on his portfolio right now of the work he did with Cantina Creative, giving some insight and detailed looks at the insane, but sensical, user interfaces used throughout the film. It’s pretty rad to see this stuff in detail, as well as some of Jayse’s early pencil sketches.

This page represents just a small part of what I did in my 7 months buried in the Avengers Universe, and an even smaller part of what the entire team did for the film. There’s also the Loki search monitors, the on screen playback monitors, stark devices and the science lab monitors (which just used my designs as the foundation framework.)

Bobby Solomon

May 31, 2012 / By

‘Let Us Slowdown’ – A photo series by Alex Cretey

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“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” says Ferris Bueller in the opening scene of the 1986 movie. If you ask me, everyone should live by Ferris’ advice and take a little time off now-and-again to just look around and appreciate everything life has to offer.

This is certainly a train of thought which runs through the work of the Paris-based photographer Alex Cretey. His ongoing series ‘Let Us Slowdown’ is a project all about appreciating the little moments in life. In his words it’s about “slowing, stopping, standing still, prostration and being stranded”. It’s a beautiful collection of images and a reminder to appreciate the simpler moments of life. Check out the full set of images here.

Philip Kennedy

May 31, 2012 / By

The Noorderparkbar, a found material coffee house

Noorederparkbar designed and built by Bureau SLA and overtreders w

Noorederparkbar designed and built by Bureau SLA and overtreders w

Noorederparkbar designed and built by Bureau SLA and overtreders w

This is what happens when you take frames intended for temporary hospitals and cover those frames with found material; this is the Noorderparkbar designed and built by Bureau SLA and Overtreders W. The two firms came up with the idea to put a coffee bar into a public park in north Amsterdam, so they designed and constructed the park using materials they found themselves. Now the Noorderparkbar stands with it’s tall terrace, white bar area, and green-tiled bathrooms. A fun detail about the project’s exterior is that the wooden boards have been charred using a traditional Japanese technique called shou sugi ban.

Alex Dent

May 30, 2012 / By

Jennis Li Cheng Tien

Jennis Li Cheng Tien

Jennis Li Cheng Tien

Jennis Li Cheng Tien

Jennis Li Cheng Tien is a Taiwan based creative currently working in Berlin. I stumbled upon her abstract… art? Illustrations? It’s hard to put a point on exactly what to make of these pieces, but I love the abstract nature and bright colors she’s created. There’s definitely a fashion aspect to her work, which may not come across very well in the pieces I picked out.

You should definitely check out her Flickr though to see how her work has been slowly evolving.

Bobby Solomon

May 30, 2012 / By

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