Nando Costa is burning his way toward the perfect Kickstarter. He’s making a unique animation using a laser engraver to precisely cut each frame of a film on a piece of wood. Temptingly, people that give to his project will get a unique piece of art from him and if you give $70 you will receive a one of kind engraved wood frame from the film. Costa has been directing animation for over 10 years and we enjoy his clean style, so we are looking forward to seeing the movie. You can see examples of his work at nandocosta.com, then head to his Kickstarter project where the more is donated the longer he can make the film [Read more...]
These amazingly tiny crochet animals fit on the tip of your finger. That’s how Su Ami, a small company run by a family of 5 from Vietnam, take each picture of their cute creations. The name of their company is taken from the nick name of their youngest daughter, who fittingly loves animals, movie characters and inspired the family to make their crafts. You can find their website at su-ami.blogspot.com where they have new creatures posted each month [Read more...]
A new equation is the first to predict the hydrophobic interactions of molecules. Such interactions explain why oil and water don’t mix, how proteins are structured, and what holds biological membranes together. The new formula is expected to affect applications in water filtration, membrane separations, biomedical research, gene therapy methods, biofuel production, and food chemistry. [Read more...]
The rapid decline of forests around the world is having an impact on local environments and the world as a whole. This sobering graphic by The New York Times brings home the impact of both the ancient forests we have lost, and the recent deforestation worldwide due to logging for timber, clearing farmland and even making toilet paper. As the Times reports, the “world’s 9.9 billion acres of forest absorb roughly a quarter of human emissions of carbon dioxide, and help limit the increase of the gas in the atmosphere.” As our world continues to heat up, even by small increments, will we see further forests lost to climate change? [Read more...]
The freaks come out at night in this poster! Jason Dean of The Best Part has created one glowing example of a design: Day and Night is a print with an innocent side when the lights are on and a darker one when the lights go out. The hidden glow-in-the-dark ink changes the tame cityscape into a world of crime, sex and zombies with the flick of your light switch. While the current printing is sold out, Dean promises new versions in the near future, so keep checking over at The Best Part to see what’s up [Read more...]
We all want to make the world a better place, and one of the best ways is with your fork. Next time you hit the grocery market you’ll have two ethical food choices: buying local or buying fair trade. These two philosophies of how we acquire our food both have their benefits and drawbacks so Column Five along with Ethical Ocean put together this excellent graphic to help guide your decision. Tasty [Read more...]
Look at all those beautiful corrugated edges! One of the most unique things about the cardboard art of Mark Langan is that he uses absolutely every surface of the material, from the edges, to the face, to shredded bits. Each framed piece is made using nothing more than recycled corrugated boxes, non-toxic glue, a razor knife, a cutting edge, a mat… and a lot of skill.
The designs work well in both artistic and graphical corporate forms and the well thought out pieces have been in demand from such names as David Arquette’s Propr and Ripley’s “Believe it or Not.” See more of Marks great work at langanart.com [Read more...]
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