Charles and Ray Eames: What many people choose to remember about this mid-century modernist couple are their contributions in industrial and architectural design. Their designs, ranging from the molded plywood chair and Eames lounger to their Mondrian-esque home, are among the most popular, yet the Eameses provided the world with more than beautiful home décor: they were teachers. [Read more...]
What would happen if we took the meanings behind some of our favorite websites really literally? You might end up with the quirky Moleskine sketches of Mattias Adolfsson. His big headed character features in much of his sketches which you can see on behance.net… and for something completely different, check out his Baroque re-imagining of Star Wars.
Christoph Niemann is the cartoonist behind the new series, “Abstract Sunday”, which appears in print and online for the New York Times Sunday Magazine. Niemann is familiar with paranoia and how it’s become an increasingly pesky aspect of today’s modern society. In this cartoon, Niemann discovers the sinister hidden agenda of the Environmental Protection Agency by deconstructing their logo. [Read more...]
Dying to see a zombie T-Rex? Itching to see what Abe Lincoln would look like as a caveman? Look no further than Jacob Borshard’s silly comics. Using a cross section of popular archetypes he created a grid where all characters get crossed with each other, making for unusual and entertaining genetic results. We’d love to see more comics or hear some of Jacob’s sweet ukulele music, but he’s currently “taking a break from pretty much everything” so he can build his own Batmobile.
If you’ve ever closed your eyes while walking or put on a blindfold and tried to drive (bad idea), you will quickly find that it is impossible to go in a straight line. In this beautifully drawn animation, eloquently narrated by NPR’s Robert Krulwich, we see a history of attempts at tracking the standard human path while ocularly incapacitated. He asks the question: “why can’t we go straight?” [Read more...]
Not yet out of school and already with some impressive animation under his belt, we think Winchester, UK based Tom Rainford is someone to keep an eye on. His playful work is colorful and engaging without taking itself too seriously. If you like these animations, be sure to check out his illustrations at tomrainford.co.uk
After a short one-night encounter, a woman wakes up to a room made of grotesque undulating flesh. The bed made of fingers moves, the walls of muscles ripple, and her eyes get wide. Her lover is tender but makes us wonder: what has she gotten herself into? [Read more...]