Newspapers are certainly in a state of flux, I’m not sure if they’re on their way out quite yet, but things are definitely not looking good. The Telegraaf Media Groep from the Netherlands has something new they want to try with newspapers. It’s a vertical newspaper, which unlike traditional newspapers you turn the page from bottom to top and vice versa.
This seems like such a no brainer idea, the amount of space you could save could really be beneficial. But I also think this guy is really funny, really trying to push the idea of how revolutionary the vertical newspaper is. He almost reminds me of a character in a Charlie Kaufman screenplay, which to me is somewhat endearing.
Found through unfolded/now
I’m so excited for this week’s Desktop Wallpaper Project artist that I’m currently writing this at 4:15 AM my time, that says something, right? The man’s name is Alex Cornell. He’s a design student living in San Francisco and he’s also a blogger over on ISO50 as well. Alex is such a talented guy that it’s kind of gross. You may have seen his work before, he did that awesome Wes Andersen Film Festival project a little while ago… oh yeah, and he’s a singer/songwriter. Like I said, annoying.
For his wallpaper he’s created this really simple and beautiful design with a simple message. I’ve had this as my wallpaper for a while now, it’s really easy to work with, especially if you handle graphics all day long. Simple, elegant, beautiful.
A couple months ago online menswear store Trés Bien opened their first shop in Malmö, and boy is it cool looking. The shop is clean and well lit, featuring the bare minimum of white walls and beech colored wood and some clothing racks here and there. You definitely get a really good sense that the space was curated really carefully, and that if you walk in you’re probably going to walk out much poorer. These photos alone make me sad that I’m nowhere near Sweden right now. Click here for more photos of the space.
Found through Kyle Blue
There’s a couple of really great shows opening this weekend here in LA so I thought I’d share them. The first one is the Dan Witz show at the Carmichael Gallery which opens on Thursday night. I’ve posted about Dan’s work a couple times before and everything he does is kind of amazing. This exhibit will feature his more recent work where he’s placed images of people in behind doors, in grates and all kinds of horrible looking places. Definitely going to be an awesome show.
Click here to see more photos of the show.
The other big show this weekend is the Michael, Kevin & Geoff show at Heavyweight. The show features new works from Michael Leon, Kevin Lyons and Geoff McFetridge and can be summed up as ” New works on paper from three old friends from Los Angeles.” Do you need a better reason to head and see this show? These are three of the best creatives in the world, all showing together in a tiny gallery space off of Melrose. Heaven.
While watching the Papercraft DVD (as mentioned in the previous post) I came across this really amazing commercial by the folks over at 1st Ave Machine and Passion Pictures. It’s a simple concept executed exceptionally well. A little felt-marker-doodle man pops out of a plain white cardboard box and starts folding it together, slowly turning it into an Audi Q5. All the little details are done perfectly and the song playing in the background makes the whole thing feel so charming.