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An Interactive Moon Sculpture with Light Bulbs

The piece features 5,500 bulbs turned into a glowing orb that hangs from an arched structure over a wooden circle. As the piece is meant to represent the moon, the public are able to manually change the phases of this globular body, turning a wheel so the piece becomes an exploration of "the whimsical and alluring nature of our nearest celestial body," explain the artists.

"The sculpture draws on the universal familiarity of moonlight to all people," they continue. Like previous examples in their sculpture series, including Cloud and Solar Flare, the sculpture makes tangible the supernal bodies that hang in the sky above us, bringing them closer while maintaining their stately allure. "While the brightness of the sculpture is enchanting, for us as artists, the real epiphany of working on this sculpture came from recognizing the incredible value of darkness in relation to a work characterized by light," they explain.

Adobe MAX 2014 Opening Video

For the 2014 Adobe Max Creativity Conference, the design and execution team, led by Jeremy Nichols of Pix Productions, with projection mapping provided by WorldStage. The scenic plays on two periaktoi, one of the oldest known staging techniques to change a scene and utilizing motion projection mapping to display video. This was intended to bring together the oldest scenic technology with the newest projection technology to create something altogether new.

What Makes A Great Creative Director?

California-based The 3% Conference roped in various creative directors to share their thoughts on the role in the following short. From being “the punching bag and lighthouse” to hiring individuals who are more talented than themselves, find out about the characteristics a great creative director should possess. The video, by Pitch Agency, also promotes the upcoming 3% Conference CD Bootcamp happening tomorrow. 

Fish Lamps Installation

Fish Lamps by Frank Gehry sculpture light fish

Fish Lamps by Frank Gehry sculpture light fish

Fish Lamps by Frank Gehry sculpture light fish

Fish Lamps by Frank Gehry sculpture light fish

Fish Lamps by Frank Gehry sculpture light fish

Fish Lamps by Frank Gehry sculpture light fish

Fish Lamps by Frank Gehry sculpture light fish

Fish Lamps by Frank Gehry sculpture light fish

Back in January of this year architect and artist Frank Gehry unveiled this striking series of fish lamps atGagosian Beverly Hills and later in Paris. The glowing fish are constructed from jagged scales of ColorCore formica mounted on a wireframe and are an extension of a series of similar lights first built between 1984 and 1986. The story goes that while working on a commission for Formica back in the 80s Gehry dropped a piece of ColorCore which shattered, inspiring the idea of fish scales. You can see more views over at Gagosian and onFlickr. (via Dezeen)

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/10/fish-lamps-by-frank-gehry/

Layers of Glass Added to Stones and Books

Unexpected Layers of Glass Added to Stones and Books by Ramon Todo stone sculpture glass books

Unexpected Layers of Glass Added to Stones and Books by Ramon Todo stone sculpture glass books

Unexpected Layers of Glass Added to Stones and Books by Ramon Todo stone sculpture glass books

Unexpected Layers of Glass Added to Stones and Books by Ramon Todo stone sculpture glass books

Unexpected Layers of Glass Added to Stones and Books by Ramon Todo stone sculpture glass books

Unexpected Layers of Glass Added to Stones and Books by Ramon Todo stone sculpture glass books

Unexpected Layers of Glass Added to Stones and Books by Ramon Todo stone sculpture glass books

Unexpected Layers of Glass Added to Stones and Books by Ramon Todo stone sculpture glass books

Unexpected Layers of Glass Added to Stones and Books by Ramon Todo stone sculpture glass books

Born in Tokyo, Dusseldorf-based artist Ramon Todo creates beautiful textural juxtapositions using layers of glass in unexpected places. Starting with various stones, volcanic rock, fragments of the Berlin wall, and even books, the artist inserts perfectly cut glass fragments that seem to slice through the object resulting in segments of translucence where you would least expect it. You can see more of his work over on Art Front Gallery, andhere. (via My Amp Goes to 11)

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Sketchbook. BlackLetter was used throughout Europe from about 1150 until the end of the 17th century. One of my current preoccupations is developing a set of modern BlackLetter capitals that are highly legible, in BlackLetter terms, and yet retain the richness and beauty inherent in this ancient category of letterform.

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SIGN PAINTERS. This the official trailer for SIGN PAINTERS a documentary by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon. For information regarding screenings, and other news please visit signpaintermovie.com

There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade.

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7x3m Modus cover. Modus focuses on the ‘bigger picture’, and employs a bold mix of photography, illustration and typography. We were commissioned to make the cover in chalk for the march Learning issue. Source

26 Of The Best Ideas Ever

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This one was worth posting. Take some time to really soak in these gems.

There are good ideas, and there are stupid ideas, but I’m primarily interested in the cross-section. Ideas that are stupid good. Here are 26 of them.

1. Pizza In A Cone

Pizza In A Cone

2. The Dish-Draining Closet

The Dish-Draining Closet

3. The Cat Tunnel Sofa

The Cat Tunnel Sofa

4. The Trip Rule

The Trip Rule

5. The World’s Most Elegant Office Prank

The World's Most Elegant Office Prank

6. The Modular Cutting Board

The Modular Cutting Board

7. The Most Amazing Halloween Costume Ever

The Most Amazing Halloween Costume Ever

8. The Catnip Tombstone

The Catnip Tombstone

9. The Broom-Cleaning Dustpan

The Broom-Cleaning Dustpan

10. The World’s Cleverest Desktop Wallpaper Idea

The World's Cleverest Desktop Wallpaper Idea

11. The World’s Second-Cleverest Desktop Wallpaper Idea

The World's Second-Cleverest Desktop Wallpaper Idea

12. Resigning By Cake

Resigning By Cake

"Dear Mr. Bowers,

During the past three years, my tenure at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard has been nothing short of pure excitement, joy and whim.

However, I have decided to spend more time with my family and attend to health issues that have recently arisen. I am proud to have been part of such an outstanding team and I wish this organization only the finest in future endeavors.

Please accept this cake as notification that I am leaving my position with NWT on March 27.

Sincerely,

W. Neil berrett”

13. The Zombie Treadmill Defense Concept

The Zombie Treadmill Defense Concept

14. Turning A Toaster Sideways To Get Grilled Cheese

Turning A Toaster Sideways To Get Grilled Cheese

15. The Arm Sleeper’s Pillow

The Arm Sleeper's Pillow

16. Pen-Cap Cutlery For Eating At Your Desk

Pen-Cap Cutlery For Eating At Your Desk

17. The Built-In Wall Extension Cord

The Built-In Wall Extension Cord

18. The Time Traveler Prank

The Time Traveler Prank

19. Christina Aguilera Dishwasher Magnets

Christina Aguilera Dishwasher Magnets

20. Staircase Drawers

Staircase Drawers

21. The, Um, “Cozy Night In” Wine Glass

The, Um, "Cozy Night In" Wine Glass

22. Soft Pebbles

Soft Pebbles

23. The Cop Party

The Cop Party

24. The Invisible Treehouse Hotel

The Invisible Treehouse Hotel

25. Subtly Altering Someone’s Facebook Photos

Subtly Altering Someone's Facebook Photos

26. And, Of Course, The Hood Thong

And, Of Course, The Hood Thong

Best idea ever. Fake rocks not included with this one, but they’re always a good idea too.