Archive for August, 2007
The band’s current single ‘D.A.N.C.E’ – looped around the Jackson 5, chanting-child refrain of “Do the D.A.N.C.E/1 2 3 4 fight/Stick to the B.E.A.T/Get ready to ignite” – sounds like an electro-funk Go! Team shouting orders to the disco infantry.
The ‘D.A.N.C.E’ film clip follows two torsos as they charge in circles through a dark club. As they move, their t-shirts act as projection screens for a myriad of evolving graphic prints and patterns created by the art director of Justice’s label Ed Banger.
Following the clip’s release, a number of its featured t-shirt designs were put up for sale (Colette, Paris) causing a feeding frenzy amongst the music-nerd elite and the fashion frantic alike.
text: Nick Christie via The Cool Hunter
Think fairy tales, history, myths, urban legends, bed time stories, history books, illustrated childrens books, fairies, wizards, villains, magic…
1EUR from each “Once Upon A Time” T-Shirt sold goes to SOS Children’s Villages Charity.
SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, non-governmental and social development organisation, which has been active in the field of children’s needs, concerns and rights since 1949. Its activities focus on neglected and abandoned children and orphans, as well as disadvantaged families.
24-year-old artist nigel dennis entered the professional scene in 2004 bearing the stamp Electric Heat. Since then he has proved himself a profilic designer. Implementing a variety of elements from photography to typogrpaphy to free-hand illustration, his compositions conceal a broad palette. Nigel’s work has effectively blurred the line between fine art and innovative design-advertising. Due to his unique synthesis, Electric Heat has atracted attention from corporate america and the cultural underground simultaneously.
It seems that a Japanese laboratory has constructed a machine that can write text and draw images on the surface of water.
The device, called AMOEBA (Advanced Multiple Organized Experimental Basin), consists of 50 water wave generators encircling a cylindrical tank 1.6 meters in diameter and 30 cm deep (about the size of a backyard kiddie pool). The wave generators move up and down in controlled motions to simultaneously produce a number of cylindrical waves that act as pixels. The pixels, which measure 10 cm in diameter and 4 cm in height, are combined to form lines and shapes. AMOEBA is capable of spelling out the entire roman alphabet, as well as some simple kanji characters. Each letter or picture remains on the water surface only for a moment, but they can be produced in succession on the surface every 3 seconds.
Erik Natzke is an interactive designer who is constantly trying to blur the lines between design and technology. With a keen awareness for how and where to push the limits of the medium without isolating the audience, Erik is a consistent risk-taker. Crediting his success with having the willingness to fail and the stubbornness not to give up, Natzke’s work ethic has pushed the boundaries of what previously had been considered possible. Imagination, adventure, and a desire to amaze as much as entertain are all part of the driving forces behind his work. Named one of the Top 10 Young Designers by HOW magazine, Natzke’s commercial, as well as personal, works have received numerous awards within the fields of both design and advertising.