Swedish illustrator Martin Nicolausson is a graphic designer and illustrator with abstract sensibilities. He creates pieces made up of these really odd, colorful shapes that are usually shaded just so, giving them a depth and texture at please the eye. I actually think his self-written bio is a spot on way to describe to describe his approach.
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New York based photographer Kevin Tadge has started a lovely, minimal photo series of still lifes taken at various museums. Oftentimes when you see photos of museum pieces its of the taxidermy animals, but Kevin has found the beauty in all kinds of objects ranging from rocks to flowers to pieces of ancient sculptures.
You can see the series by clicking here.
The Nakagin Capsule Tower, designed by Kisho Kurokawa, opened in March of 1972 as an ideal for architecture, allowing for a flexible capsule based system that would change and grow over time. Unfortunately the idea never really stuck and these capsules, meant to last around 25 years, are still in use to this day. Photographer Noritaka Minami has created a photo series titled 1972 which explores the Capsule Tower, giving insight into the decaying building.
This prototype for a new lifestyle for the 21st Century ultimately proved to be an exception rather than the rule. The Nakagin Capsule Tower in fact became the last of its kind completed in the world. Furthermore, the building has never undergone the process of regeneration during the 40 years of existence. None of the original capsules have ever been replaced, even though Kurokawa intended them to sustain a lifespan of only 25 years. As the capsules accumulate patina on their shells through the passage of time, they exist as a reminder of a future imagined to be possible at that moment in Japan as well as a future that never came.
Your eyes do not deceive you, those are tiny, people on a normal sized bench. Alright, that’s not true at all. French artist Benedetto Bufalino has created this proportionally correct but massively oversized bench which definitely messes with your senses.
Looking through his work you can see that he does some pretty out there projects, like turning a police vehicle into a chicken coop, skywriting a soccer field in the air, or turning a phone booth into a giant fish tank. This playfulness is truly what sets him apart as a unique, experiential designer. It’ll be cool to see what other offbeat pieces he comes up with in the future.
You can see more images of his oversized picnic table project on designboom by clicking here.
I came across the work of Albert & Marie, the creative name of SF designers Will Ecke and Liz Doering, and specifically this poster cleverly titled DeerStein. I love all the German inspired imagery and how it was all compiled together, as well as the spot-on greens which give the print a festive vibe.
You can snag an 18 x 24″ version for $30 by clicking here.