Posts tagged ‘re-blog’
SOHO20 Gallery (a non-profit art space in NYC) are in the last week of fundraising for SAVOIR-FAIRE, their annual performance art series, and need all the help they can get to make it happen. Donations can be made through their kickstarter profile, so support the arts by giving what you can!
>> October 31’s daily design idea is funding is a wonderful (and much needed) form of participation.
Re-blogged from Brooklyn Theory.
Originally posted October 30, 2010.
>> October 30’s daily design idea is which (co-)influencer came first, fashion or the built environment?
“Illustrative wrecks and rescues at the publisher’s New York office.
Despite its celebratory title and retro cover design, Penguin 75 is actually a book about contemporary book design, writes John L. Walters. Its editor, Paul Buckley – otherwise known as ‘VP Executive Creative Director’ at Penguin’s New York office – has chosen 75 wildly different book cover projects from the past decade (listed alphabetically by title), and presented them together with alternate covers and sketches, alongside short commentaries by the authors, art directors, editors, illustrators and photographers.
>> more insight (and photos) after the jump
From the unique perspective of the criminal fugitive, the built environment is both accomplice and obstacle – a mercurial landscape that offers concealment one moment and prevents escape the next.To be fugitive is to exist in a continuous present, where successful evasion depends on the ability to re-read and react to a shifting context. Fugitive Geographies is an investigation into this elusive and transitory condition where both subject and context exist in a precariously unstable state, where boundaries and borders are unclear, and where the criminal takes new agency over the environment. The symposium aims to bring together the efforts and ideas from the fields of architecture, art history, sociology, criminology, forensics, cartography, media studies, political science, psychology and history.
>> read about sample themes, the brains behind this, and submission guidelines after the jump
“I bike all over NYC and I feel that what I see most are fenced up empty lots and children. If I won the lotto I think I’d occupy the rest of my life with tearing down fences and building unsanctioned playgrounds over the city, even in places where they might be very small or very short lived.”
>> photo by Flickr user Janielle Beh; location unknown
>> October 27’s daily design idea is what would you do “if you had a million dollars and you didn’t have to work?“
Re-blogged from anArchitecture.
Written by Christoph Wassmann.
Originally posted October 25, 2010.
“The Swiss “Haus der Farbe” developed, in 2005, the color atlas “Farbraum Stadt” of Zurich (color-space-city), a research project supported by the Minister of Regional Planning. It is a comprehensive compendium and analysis of urban color spaces of Zurich. The work consists of a map with 96 color portraits, the book, and the epoch color-guide (Epochenfächer). It guides the reader through the color history of Zurich from 1900 to 2010 – it is the color portrait of Zurich. Shouldn’t every city have a color-guide?”
>> October 26’s daily design idea is forget vodka, how would you represent your city through color?