MMM… I love this project. The Buckminster Fuller Design Project aims to fix an aspect of our lives in a way that uses creative thinking and existing technologies without causing further problems and anticipate future trends and needs. Phew! Well the guys over at MIT created these Mobility-on-Demand devices called CityCar and RoboScooter. These are lightweight vehicles which are electric and are able to fold up, thus saving on space and energy. You simply rent one from a station, drive around and do your errands, then return to any other station in the city.
I wish Los Angeles was crawling with these things. As dependent as we are on cars this could make it so easy to get around this sprawling city without having to actually own a car. The team at MIT is currently looking for funding for this project, so if you have a several millions dollars lying around you should hit these folks up.
I’m a bit behind on this one, but last month the amazing Jim Mahfood and Scott Campbell teamed up for a gallery show called Supreme Broship. While their both amazing artists in their own right, their styles are basically the absolute opposites of each other. Jim Mahfood is very much over the top, with influences from comic books and graffiti, while Scott is very simplistic and uses water color and your mom thinks his art is cute.
As it turns out they work together really well, their two styles coming together to make some really fun and even beautiful pieces. Scott has a ton of the pieces up on his Flickr, I highly recommend taking 10 minutes to browse through all of the insanity. I’ve also posted some more of my favorites under the cut.
David Huyck’s wonderful Cloudy Collection is already back again with a second edition of beautiful two color silkscreened prints. This time around the artists involved are David, my old chum S.Britt, Scott Campbell, Bwana Spoons, Chris Eliopolus, Vera Brosgol and Vincent Stall. The theme of this series is Hovels & Hideaways, which is such a cute idea and the artists really nailed the concept.
Pick up some for yourself, their only $35 for all of ‘em, plus free shipping in the U.S. and Canadia.
More previews under the cut.
New York art darlings Faile have made themselves a fancy a new site and, along with it, has updated it with fresh new work. They’re also posting photos from their shows as well, as you can see in the images above, which is nice for those of us who may have missed out. The photos are of Faile’s show last year at the Tate Modern in London. I’m currently madly obsessed with that amazing flag image they’ve created, like I want it tattooed on me I’m so in love with it.
I’ve had the wonderful illustrations of Toru Fukuda bookmarked for a while, but today seemed like a good to finally post about them. Toru is an illustrator living in Tokyo who has this wonderfully simple and almost childlike nature to his work. All of his characters have so much life to them, and his punches of color just make his work even better. His drawings remind me a lot of books I read as a kid, but I can’t think of anything particular it reminds me of. Nonetheless, his work never fails to make me smile.