Memorable Movies: Piece by Piece

These five posters buck the minimalist poster trend that has been all around the net lately. Rather than simplify all the details, Emma Butler takes the plot and puts in all the important pieces:

Kinetic Toothpicks: 35 Years in the Making

This has to be one of the most beautiful and insane toothpick sculptures ever created… not only did Scott Weavers “Rolling Through San Francisco” take 35 years to construct, but it used over 100,000 of the tiny wooden sticks and over 3,000 hours of his time. The sculpture is also unique in that it features multiple “tours” of the city taken by ping pong balls that roll around and through the landmarks.

Let The Machine Do The Drawing

Core77 brings us the DrawingMachine by Eske Rex. Not only are the drawings hypnotic but the sound and movements of the Drawing Machine can put you in a trance. The drawings stand 8′ 11″ x 8′ 11″ (272 cm x 272 cm) and the machine uses ballpoint pens to do it’s work.

Even Silence Won’t Hold Back These Actors

The New York Times Magazine has put together 14 moments by 14 different actors. The project was directed by Solve Sundsbo and scored by Owen Pallette. Each piece is about a minute long and the silent film format allows you to focus on the actors pure emotion.

“You’re going from making iconic images to creating narratives,” Sundsbo said, “but there is less of a narrative capacity in 60 seconds, so you need to create something like a poem that can lead your imagination.”

The videos accompany black and white portraits Mr. Sundsbo captured for The New York Times Magazine piece “The Scene Makers: Actors Who Defined Cinema in 2010.”

One Day One Photo

When Jonathan Harris turned 30 on August 27th 2009, he decided it was a year to capture his life: to catch memories in quick glimpses and hold on to them. Listening to Harris narratate the creative process of his one year project is touchingly intimate and gives one the feeling of going on the journey with him. Full screen this, give yourself a moment to reflect and appreciate the beauty of life.

Iconic Architecture Simplified

Above is a minimalist poster of Frank Lloyd Wright | Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Andrea Gallo has created 6 crisp, black and white images highlighting pieces of iconic architecture from around the world. It’s impressive how the incredibly simple two-tone features in these posters so well convey the featured architects style.

Flat Marble Run Is A Thin, Geometric Puzzle

This super sweet toy design lets you create an infinite variety of marble runs on any magnetic surface. Challenging people to use their creative and logical mind, it cleverly forms a rectangular shape when marble time is over, just like the blocks of our childhood. Called Plama Marble Run 2D, it’s nearly as flat as it’s Swiss maker Bernhard Burkard implies.

Yellow Balloons Take Over Germany

Hans Hemmert is fascinated by air and latex balloons in a bright canary yellow. But these aren’t just your average latex inflatables, some fill entire rooms while others surround Hemmert himself. Posing as a giant elongated egg, he performs dances or interacts with the objects outside his elastic bubble. His work here is just a small sample of the expansive portfolio displayed at

Stumbleupon Contest: Get Discovered!

Stumbleupon, one of the best web discovery tools out there, is putting on a great contest of which you videographers should really take note. All you have to do is enter one of your own previously made videos to the contest, but as it ends on February 28th you’ve got to act quick!

The Shape of Design: It’s How We Define It

What exactly is design and how would we define it? Is it making something function well or making it look good? Graphic designer, illustrator and educator, Frank Chimero speaks at the Build Conference about historical views of design and the great importance of knowing many things outside of the field. Design is more a vessel than an object, he says, it’s primary worth being what it holds.