Francesco Capponi likes to create pinhole cameras out of anything he can get his clever hands on. From bird houses, to hats, to small seeds, he’s made cameras out of just about everything. His latest creation? Taking pictures using a chicken egg as both the camera and film. [Read more...]
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:
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.”
Fittingly narrated by William Shatner, NASA released a short film today documenting the spectacular history of the Space Shuttle. The 14 minute video describes the vehicles unlikely birth in “unsettled times” and takes us through it’s initial development. We then turn to the momentous amount of preparation required for each shuttle flight, focusing on the orbiter Endeavor’s upcomming final mission. Slated for retirement in June 2011, the video acts as a fond farewell to the famed Shuttle program which has now operated for over 30 years.
Recalling the sunny, fun filled counter culture days of the early 70′s, these inspired photographs by Neil Krug look like they could have been taken in Laurel Canyon while playing dress up with Joni Mitchell. Part of Krug’s recently released Pulp Art Book Volume One, the retro images featuring model Joni Harbeck (recently married to Krug) were made using Polaroid film far past it’s expiration date. The old film lends a washed out, grainy effect reminiscent of those nostalgic vinyl album covers begging for a new listen. The book is split up into 12 vignettes, highlighting subjects from the struggles of a housewife to spaghetti western flashbacks and a Bonny and Clyde revival.
Next up from Krug? He will soon be releasing a music video for artist White Heat’s track Children of the Light, featuring his oh so tasty style. Find the trailer for the video at the bottom of this post.
Last months TED conference featured a moving film about Chinese artist Ai Weiwei highlighting his treatment by the government, social change, the power of social media and Weiwei’s hopes for the future of China. Now he has been detained by authorities which has prompted concern from TED HQ and the global community. [Read more...]
This beautiful clip is the newest creation of the multi-talented director Yoann Lemoine. Besides proving himself with this dark, tense and captivating clip, he also composed the title track “Iron” under his sudonym Woodkid. Lemoine continues to put out high quality everything, making him something of a one-man-band of creativity.
Ole Salomonsen spent over 6 months in and around the Norwegan city of Tromsø, capturing over 50,000 still images to make this enchanting film. His many dedicated months in the snow have created one of the very best representations of a uniquely polar phenomena, the Northern Lights. Salomonsen says he tried “to preserve the real-time speed of the northern lights, or come as close as possible, and present it the way I experienced it.” Music for the video was created by a local Tromsø talent, Per Wollen, who’s audio track “Aurora in the Sky” can be found on iTunes.
The UK based Design Council has put out three great video’s about what it means to be a graphic designer and what the design experience entails. Talking with many well known professionals in the field and even with some of their clients, these videos explore what goes into commissioning, creating and delivering a graphic design piece. Head to the Design Council website where you can find case studies, articles and use guides for further exploring the graphic design experience.