I was browsing the portfolio of Brendan Schaefer, aka seek&speak, and came across these imaginary covers he did for Blu-Ray versions of movies. The point was to distill the films into a simple image, showing only the basic components of these movies. I love that he chose to go with black, white and gray, as obviously you don’t even need colors for these and they look amazing all together. Be sure to check out the rest of his work as well, I’m sure you’ll recognize some of his movie posters as well.
BLDGBLOG posted a nice write up of a project by Studio Lindfors called Aqualta which imagines New York and Tokyo almost entirely covered by water. The images are pretty crazy and inventive, giving you a peak at a time that could possibly happen if global warming continues and the ice caps continue melting. My favorite image was the one above, featuring Times Square still lit up brightly with boats passing by and gondolas floating by above.
Click here for a Flickr set with large images of the project.
Looks like Levi van Veluw is back with a new series, this time titled Veneer. What’s different though is that instead of wrapping himself in odd materials he’s chosen to make a bust of himself and take photos from the same angle as he normally would. This allows him to get into more complicated materials like wood , which I couldn’t imagine doing these kinds of crazy things to himself. They’re really great pieces though and he’s definitely continuing his creative streak.
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I’m kind of behind on this, but somewhere in the past couple weeks I posted my 2000th entry. I started the blog on April 1, 2007, which was 1004 days ago, or roughly 2.5 years. Since then I’ve written about an average of 2 posts per day, which seems kinda crazy to look back at it like that. I just want to say thanks for reading the blog. I’ve met so many rad people and I’m looking to meeting a lot more as the years go by. Thank you for being a friend.
Jason Santa Maria asked the Communicating Design class he teaches at SVA to create currencies inspired by local New York neighborhoods. The students randomly drew boroughs out of a hat and were then told to research that area, drawing upon it’s culture. The results were pretty awesome with students coming up with some pretty creative ideas.
My favorite is the image you see at top, which is a currency for the Chelsea area, but more specifically the Chelsea Market. It was designed by Eric St. Onge who ended up basing the shapes and patterns on Nabisco products. As it turns out the Chelsea Market was the former Nabsico Factory:
“Rather than designing a currency for the large and diverse neighborhood of Chelsea, I decided to focus in and design a currency for one building in that neighborhood: Chelsea Market. Chelsea Market was built as a factory for Nabisco, but it now hosts offices, grocery stores, retail shops, and restaurants. The building’s architecture is inspired by its factory roots, so I thought it would be interesting to design a currency inspired by its former factory products. Each denomination in my currency adopts the form factor of a Nabisco cracker: Nilla Wafers, Fig Newtons, Oreo Cookies, Ritz Crackers, and Saltine Crackers. The geometric design from the face of the Oreo Cookie is used to tie all five of the designs together.”
You can click here to see the rest of the designs.
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