Category Archives: design

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Secret Thirteen Interview - Joachim Sauter (ART+COM)

Photo by Robert Wunsch Purposeful and constructive mind that generates exemplary and monumental works – an exclusive interview with the foresighted Joachim Sauter Joachim Sauter (b. 1959) is a German multimedia artist, CEO and lecturer spending his time between Berlin, Germany and Los Angeles, United States. He studied in the Academy of the Fine Arts and in the German Academy for Film and Television, both in Berlin. Following Bauhaus ideas of clean lines of function and simplicity in the late … More

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A Marvelous Art Of Books

This video accompanies the exhibition entitled, Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art. Curated by Karen Ann Myers, Assistant Director of the Halsey Institute, Rebound brings together the work of five mixed-media artists from around the world who, using books as a point of departure, sculpt, scrape, bend, and carve to create astonishing compositions. Doug Beube, Long-Bin Chen, Brian Dettmer, Guy Laramée, and Francesca Pastine transform various types of literature and/or printed books through sculptural intervention. To learn more, please … More

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Album Covers with Skulls

© Ashmolean Museum Secret Thirteen starts a new series of articles where we will present diverse albums covers with one specific accent. For the first entry we have chosen the skull as a dominant object playing an important role in the whole visual composition. What is skull? The skull is a bony structure in the head of many animals that supports the structures of the face and forms a cavity for the brain. But this is only a medical term … More

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Rust Mirror - Interactive Reflection

Daniel Rozin is an artist, educator and developer, working in the area of interactive digital art. He was born in Jerusalem, studied industrial design, now lives and works in New York. Rozin is a winner of Prix Ars Electronica, ID Design Review and the Chrysler Design Award. His work has been exhibited in the US and internationally, featured in publications on The New York Times, Wired, ID, Spectrum and Leonardo. Rozin also owns a software company called Smoothware Design. This … More

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Ingrid Hulskamp - Design Poet

Ingrid Hulskamp is a Dutch designer working in a field of contemplative design. She has studied Fashion Design in the Netherlands, traditional Textile Design in Kyoto, Japan and innovative Textile Design in London, UK. Her international educational background influenced the way of creating. Hulskamp uses hand-blown glass, wood, brass plated gold and textiles to create different sensory experiences. Her series called Daily Poetry: Toys for Contemplation is dedicated to people who are exhausted from nowadays life, being on stress. Artist … More

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Anamorphic Mirror - Interactive Logo Installation

photo (c) ART+COM Anamorphic Mirror is the installation by the Berlin based new media design studio ART+COM, now active for more than 25 years. Studio develops innovative projects in all formats ranging from single interactive installations to media-augmented exhibition designs, interactive environments and interactive architectures. This project is located at the end of a staircase of the conference and brand area in the Deutsche Banks headquarters in Frankfurt. Installation consists of crystal-like faceted mirror and blue light which is projected … More

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Empty Black - 2D Platform Shooter

Empty Black is a new 2D platform shooter created by Mary Rose Cook. “Fire a few bullets to stun an enemy, then close in and stab them to death with your sword. Fire a rocket from a distance and blow an enemy off a ledge. Deftly jump from a wall to a collapsing pile of crates to another wall, then drop down in a surprise attack. Use your sword to throw a crate onto a button to release some more … More

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Omicron - Timeless Future Installation

O (Omicron) is a permanent installation in Hala Stulecia (Centennial Hall) in Wroclaw, Poland. This large building with a diameter of 65m was designed by an architect and constructor Max Berg and is the most famous work of Wrocław Modernism. When opened, Hala Stulecia was the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world, now listed by the Unesco. Omicron is directed by visual artist Romain Tardy and composer Thomas Vaquié working on an European-based visual label AntiVJ. They are focused … More

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Dieter Rams - Ten Commandments

Dieter Rams (born in 1932) is a German industrial designer closely associated with the consumer products company Braun and the Functionalist school of industrial design. Back in the early 1980s, Dieter Rams become concerned by the form of the world around him, which he described as “an impenetrable confusion of forms, colours and noises”. Understanding that good design cannot be measured in a finite way, Dieter set about expressing the ten most important principles for what he considered was good design (the “Ten commandments”). According to … More

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Anai Greog - Supernatural Worlds

Georgiana Teseleanu, also known as Anai Greog, is a unique graphic designer who lives and creates in Bucharest, Romania. She started to experiment and develop individual graphic style during her studies in psychology at the university. It was unexpected for Georgiana to represent herself as an art artist, although she had a natural talent and passion in drawing for all of her life. As a qualified psychotherapist it wasn’t so hard to express herself through architectural shapes and playful colors. … More

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Maurits Cornelis Escher

Maurits Cornelis Escher (17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972), usually referred as M. C. Escher, was a Duch graphic artist who is widely known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs and mezzotints. httpv:// Video copyright – The M.C. Escher Company B.V. M. C. Escher’s first print of an impossible reality was Still Life and Street, made in 1937. After this, works of art by M.C. Escher could never be mistaken for someone else’s. His artistic expression was based … More