Geeky designers (and the folks who write about them!) love Legos, and Sam Cox and Justin LaRosa are no exception. Under their Physical Fiction aegis, these two graphic designers have put Lego to yet another wonderfully off-label use by constructing a working letterpress printer out of the bricks. By clicking smooth Lego tiles into place on plastic baseboards and inking the plates, they create handmade prints with an 8-bit aesthetic.
“I recently rediscovered Lou’s work and realised what an amazing and influential designer he was,” explains Kemistry’s Graham McCallum of how the exhibition came about. “He was in at more or less the birth of television in the USA and throughout the sixties set a benchmark of excellence for future designers to aspire to,” he continues. “An all rounder he could turn his hand to any design problem, on or off screen. His advertising work for CBS in particular has that authentic ‘Mad Men’ feel about it and he was helped by having the perfect designer/client relationship with Dr. Frank Stanton, the president of the channel. Stanton was a man of vision and culture who gave Dorfsman his head. It is the results of their collaboration we want to celebrate in ‘Gastrotypographicalassemblage’ We feel this is a fitting tribute as Lou passed away in 2008 at age of 90.”
Love the centre piece with the quotation marks; and ‘This program is so beautiful, it has to die.’ (And when did headlines like this and long copy die?)
I’ve been interested in taking my Light Study photo series and evolving them into motion pieces. I shot a lot of footage for a VJ gig for FITC San Francisco. So I edited together those stop motion sequences, mashed up some audio from the Tron Legacy trailers, and out came Light Drive.
The video is stop motion, so every frame is an individually shot photograph. Each photograph is a long exposure photo, with exposures reaching up to 20 seconds in some cases.
To control the lights, I used an Arduino controlled via bluetooth to drive a stepper motor. The stepper motor controls the movements of the lights remotely from Processing.
The light sources include cold cathode case lights, EL wire, lasers and more.
Los Angeles-based design team Ball-Nogues Studio will create an immersive, site-specific installation for the IMA’s Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion. The space will be filled with multicolored strings configured in catenary curves, arcs naturally assumed by the strings as they respond to the force of gravity.
According to Wucius Wong in his book Principles of Form and Design (page 42), point, line and plane can be considered conceptual design elements because, although they are not always explicit or visible, they seem to be present by implication. He explains how an angle, for example, implies the existence of a point and how lines, by marking the contour of an object, imply the presence of a plane.
In most art and design classes, students are asked to analyze the structure of a painting or design in order to better understand principles of organization. These linear studies usually have no relevance to the student outside of the class. But these exercises hold an important lesson, which is about learning to abstract images — and even our surroundings — into linear structures in order to learn about layout organization.