Orchid by Fabian Oefner
"Orchid" is the latest series of the "Paint Action" cycle, which is about modeling paint by natural forces. In this series, gravity created the structures seen in the images.
A tank was filled with several layers of different colors of liquid paint with the top layer being either black or white. Then, a sphere was thrown into the paint. As the falling object splashed into the tank, the paint was forced upwards, shaping the individual layers of paint into a blossom-like structure.
Similar to the other two series of the cycle, “Orchid” is about preserving ephemeral beauty. Photographed with high speed devices, these images capture structures of sublime elegance, which appear only for a fraction of a second before disappearing beneath the surface again.
Festival Script By Sudtipos.
Festival Script is a logical evolution within the deco script territory previously explored by Koziupa and Paul in efforts like Aranjuez, Bellas Artes, Heraldica and Tanguera. This time around, the bilinear contrast is quite pronounced, and the ornamental swashing treatment is really kicked up, modernizing the bold luxury that elevated simple everyday objects to ridiculous levels of appeal and want in the twentieth century.
The basic structure of this script is the familiar Koziupa aesthetic of weaving stems and sharp endings, but occasionally informed by a bit of geometry, and stunned with precise thin ribbons that make it an aching lettering romance that never keeps on a starting and stopping in manners unpredictable, yet always beautiful. Layering hairline variations and multiple alternates for almost every form are included within the font, ranging the swashing possibilities from minimal to utter exuberance, from simple expert wrist motions to stupendously elaborate Argentine filete mosaics.
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Installation by Mark Garry
Thread installations encourage viewers to slow down as they contemplate basic structures. “It’s just about being quiet and in the moment…A slower encounter.” The Irish artist, writer, and educator is also highly fond of music collaborations, and his interest in music and musicology has been said to be the main conceptual motivation in his work.
Electrocuted Flowers by Robert Buelteman
Photography series depicts flowers being electrocuted through a method called Kirlian
Danish National Maritime Museum by BIG
Shadow Type: Classic Three-Dimensional Lettering by Steven Heller
Designers often look to the past for ways to enliven their projects. Letters with relief and shadow have long been an effective way to add spectacle or intrigue to otherwise mundane words. Introduced in metal type as early as 1815, shadow typefaces were a form of early experimentation among type founders. In the late nineteenth century, the form was adopted in wood type for use in posters and has been embraced ever since by designers looking for ways to communicate a sense of monumentality, a feeling of confidence, or a simple impression of optimism. Shadow Type presents a broad spectrum of examples—advertising, shop signs, billboards, posters, type-specimen books—featuring the most popular, rare, and (nearly) forgotten dimensional letters from Europe and the United States. Compiled by the leading historian of graphic design Steven Heller and renowned graphic designer Louise Fili, this invaluable collection, packed full of typographic ideas, will inspire anyone aiming to give more depth to their design.
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Flip The Script by Christina P. Acker
Distinctive hand style lettering is an essential skill for artists and designers. Deftly executed hand crafted letter forms are a nearly forgotten art in an age of endless free fonts. Graffiti is one of the last reservoirs of highly refined, well practiced penmanship. The most reviled and persecuted form of Graffiti, the Tag, is seldom appreciated for the raw beauty of its skeletal letter forms. Most tags are removed immediately, and thus the casual viewer seldom has a chance to discern the difference between entry level and advanced hand styles. Within the pages of Flip the Script, author Christian Acker has systematically analyzed the best graffiti hand styles, contextualizing the work of graffiti writers from around the United States. Acker presents the various lettering samples in a clean organized format, giving the material a proper, formal treatment evoking classic typography books. Buy it here: http://amzn.to/1bdPmKs
Chairs by Maximo Riera
Maximo Riera creates an homage to the artistic beauty and anatomical complexities of the animal kingdom.