From a floating university to a network of black female architects, Phineas Harper offers an alternative guide to the year's most important happenings in architecture. A barrage of "top 10" articles come out at the end of every year, trumpeting the best films, plays, exhibitions and so on of the previous 12 months. Source: 10 … Continue reading 10 architecture breakthroughs you might have missed in 2018
It’s a pattern that dates back to the Roman Empire and Ancient Egypt. Yet it never seems to go out of style. We’re talking about herringbone — a design aesthetic that the experts say is trending higher lately in home design and which can instantly add an upscale look and chic to your interiors. Source: … Continue reading Why herringbone is hot in home design | The News
One of the best things about Tate Modern's Picasso exhibition is it contains some terrible art. I mean real howlers. Paintings in which we see the modern master fluffing his lines and losing his form. It's such a relief. Not because we learn he is fallible like the rest of us - we're not idiots, … Continue reading Picasso 1932: Love, Fame and Tragedy at Tate Modern
Jules Cheret was a French painter and lithographer who became a master of Belle Époque poster art. He has been called the father of the modern poster.
Since the Renaissance, many artists, and architects have proportioned their creations to approximate the golden ratio. The ratio itself has been known by many names, including the Phi Ratio, the Fibonacci Ratio, the Divine Ratio, the Golden Mean, and the Golden Section.
This beach house in Chile by Aguilo Pedraza Arquitectos sits above the urban boundary and views the sea despite its distance from it. the dwelling was designed with specific accessibility requirements, and for this reason, there are several ramps that lead to the various floors from the outside.
Professional photographer and film director Platon Yurich makes surrealistic photographs. He uses models and unearths unique places to give his shots a mysterious and dreamlike genre. His work is to discover on Instagram.
Design, fashion art, architecture all make use of symmetry. If a design or a structure is symmetrical, then it has balance and harmony, which people say makes it pleasant to look at. Symmetry speaks of deep connections that lie underneath superficial differences. When symmetry appears even subtly, it causes an intuitive excitement. Symmetry is often referred … Continue reading The beauty of symmetry
The Necker cube illustrates how the eye can reach two conclusions. The two squares in the Necker cube can be perceived as either the front or the rear surface of the cube.
As a designer, I am passionate about the history of art and their influence on 'visual design.' In art history, Dada is the artistic movement that preceded Surrealism, it began in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1916 by a group of mostly painters and painters. Dada artworks challenged the preconceived notions of what art meant. Many Dadaists felt that the way to salvation was through political anarchy, the natural emotions, the intuitive and the irrational.
Digital Photography: Too Close for Comfort Series AoiroStudio Jan 24, 2017 We would like to share the work from Jeanette Hägglund and her series called: Too Close for Comfort . It’s a stunning take of digital photography with architecture where there’s a style and tone expressed by Jeanette. Source: Digital Photography: Too Close for Comfort … Continue reading Digital Photography: Too Close for Comfort Series
The Daily Northwestern Lee: Watch the spacing between your letters The Daily Northwestern I'm sure that the tracking is accurate, and every letter in SOURCE is spaced out equally, but the combination of the equilateral hexagon symbol in the background combined with the highly symmetrical typeface only reinforces the absolute necessity for ... Source: Lee: … Continue reading Lee: Watch the spacing between your letters
Yesterday afternoon I cut 12 more Snail's Trail/Monkey Wrench blocks. I sewed 9 of them last night while I watched TV and added them to the three I showed yesterday with the die that I used. The name on the die is Snail's Trail, other people call it Monkey Wrench. Source: 9 more blocks..............
A poster calling for entries for a design competition sponsored by the The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). I love this poster as it skillfully uses Typography and colour setting the bar high for would-be contestants. The AIGA charter is to enhance the standards of design and production of commercial magazines. Anybody … Continue reading AIGA Promotional Poster
Aleksandr Rodchenko was a commercial as well as a fine artist. He was a proponent of the Russian constructivist art movement. The term " constructivism" came about because the artists claimed they riveted the images together in the manner of engineers not artists. In the early years of the Russian revolution he worked with the … Continue reading Aleksandr Rodchenko a versatile artist and early Graphic Designer
John Rodriquez became well known for his textile designs in the early 1950's. He introduced a unique Australian Style. His abstract textile designs included everyday household items tea towels and curtains. The materials were sunburnt Australian shades, "deep and muted, sometimes almost three dimensional". Greys, yellows and greens were the prevailing shades. His designs originate … Continue reading Fabric Designer – John Rodiquez