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Origami Architecture

In Architects, Art, My own Work, Paper Engineering on December 31, 2008 at 4:27 pm

Origami Architecture

Origami is the art of folding paper. It always fascinates me how people are able to turn a single sheet of paper into a 3D structure.

The photograph on the top shows one of my attempts. It was used for a university project on stage design.

Wanna try it yourself: Origami Architectual Models

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Antoni Gaudí

In Architects on December 31, 2008 at 11:22 am

Antoni Gaudi

Antoni Gaudí (1852 – 1926) was a spanish architect who belonged to the Modernist style (Art Nouveau) movement and was famous for his unique and highly individualistic designs.

After studying architecture in Barcelona he received the first assignments from the ecclesiastic world and the bourgeoisie, who would always be his main clients. Among these, the Association of Devotees of Saint Joseph stands out as they commissioned him with the Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Família (the cathedral of the modern Barcelona). Of equal importance was the industrialist Eusebi Güell, the best client and essential patron, who entrusted him with the construction of a palace, the curch for an industrial colony, some pavilions for his summer residence and a city-garden.

What I like about his architecture is less looking at the complete buidling but at the ornaments, mosaics and stunning details.

Eye Magazine

In Books and Magazines on December 31, 2008 at 10:18 am

Eye

Eye Magazine

 

Eye Magazine is the international review of graphic design for everyone involved in graphic design and visual culture.

It’s Nice That

In Books and Magazines, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Recommended, Website on December 30, 2008 at 3:59 pm

It's Nice That

The ‘It’s Nice That‘ Blog was launched in April 2007 to document and inspire creative talent. Everyone can contribute. Scrolling through the various articles is very inspirational and brings you up to date with what is going on in the art and design world. Thanks to Tom for the link.

Idn Magazine

In Books and Magazines, Graphic Design, Illustration on December 30, 2008 at 10:50 am

idn Magazineidn Magazine

Thanks to Duncan for showing me this interesting magazine. The current issue of Idn (International designer Network) is all about geometric and contains not only lots of artists profiles but also postcards of The Little Friends of Printmaking, a 90 minutes dvd… The magazine is printed on six different paper stocks.

Every issue is dedicated to an other theme (info graphics, black and white, exhibitions, cut and paste, paper…).

Chuck Close

In Art on December 29, 2008 at 11:31 pm

Chuck Close

Chuck Close

The artist Chuck Close was born in 1940 and is associated with the style of painting called Photorealism or Superrealism. Photogrealists frequently used a grid technique to enlarge a photograph and reduce each square to formal elements of design. Each grid was its own little work of art.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

In Architects on December 29, 2008 at 3:11 pm

 

Hundertwasser - Waldspirale in Darmstadt

Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928 – 2000) is one of my favourite architects. I had seen lots of photographs of his work but really was amazed by visiting the Hundertwasserhaus in Vienna (Austria). He is playing with the building leaving no even surfaces and there is something to discover behind every corner like colourful mosaics.

The Hundertwasserhaus in Vienna is a residential building and usually not open to the public but a resident was so friendly to let me and a friend in to have a look around. Thanks for the experience!

Catch me if you can

In Animation on December 28, 2008 at 6:41 pm

This is my absolute favourite movie intro. Amazing and clever graphics I never get bored of.

Brian Dettmer

In Art, Books and Magazines on December 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Brian Dettmer

Brian Dettmer (born 1974) is an American contemporary artist. He carves into books revealing the artwork inside, creating three dimensional sculptures.

The Little Friends of Printmaking

In Art, Graphic Design, Illustration on December 28, 2008 at 11:18 am

Little Friends of Printmaking

The Little Friends of Printmaking are a husband and wife team of silkscreen artists living and working in Milwaukee Wisconsin. They are best known for the interplay of layers in their prints, and a playful looseness that leads the viewer to consider the process by which the image was created. Nice work!