If, for one day, you had the power to make your world work better, what would you change?’ – This is the question posed in Shape, a new animated short from director Johnny Kelly. The film is part of a larger project called MakeShapeChange which invites young people to think about how the world around them is made and where design fits in. It’s a wonderful little film and a fantastic way to encourage people to think about design.
Back in December Bureau of Hardy Seiler collaborated with Created by Monkeys’ Simon Kondermann to relaunch the design of the Freies Theater Hannover. The resulting work is a fantastic burst of bright colors and terrific energy. It feels fresh, lively and makes me excited about what events might be taking place at the theatre.
Yuma Kano is a young Japanese designer based in Tokyo. In Spring 2012 he set up his own design office called studio yumakano and since then he’s been creating projects that cover everything from interiors, architectural art, installations and product designs.
One of my favourite pieces of his are these terrific display boxes for shoes. Designed for surveyors, plasters, mechanics and other craftsmen, the boxes hold a pair of heavy duty shoes. They also function as a toolbox, letting people carry around other items from the workshop to site.
Here at The Fox Is Black we don’t normally make demands of our readers but let me just put it this way; if you have a spare 10 minutes in your day you could do far worse things than watch Fallin’ Floyd! Released last year, this Dutch animated short recently made it’s web debut and it’s a visual treat from start to finish.
Portuguese artist Hugo Barros has a gift when it comes to the art of collage. His hand-crafted works create fantastic compositions that are filled with cosmic imagery and surreal sights. He shows skyscrapers that burst from desert dunes and waterfalls that cut away to reveal giant volcanic clouds below. A trip through his portfolio is a journey into a strange and magical place and it’s a journey that comes highly recommended.