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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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Kinfolk's Food Passion

Living in a hurry 25 hours per day – this is a result of capitalism and competition for survival. Supermarkets, fast food restaurants, socializing through social network pages – everything is made to make our life easier, more comfortable, more productive and more numb. The contact with our consciousness is blurred and the magic of this moment is hardly remembered. But the truth is that in every action one can find passion, meaning and spirit; only one little thing is … 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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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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A genious graphic designer Irma Boom

Irma Boom is an Amsterdam-based graphic designer who specializes in book making. She has received many awards for her book designs and is famous for becoming the youngest-ever laureate to receive the prestigious Gutenberg prize for her complete oeuvre. Her creative and intellectual processes are highlighted in the New York MoMA which now has 50 of her books in its permanent collection. Irma Boom founded Irma Boom Office in 1991, which works nationally and internationally in both the cultural and … More

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KORB is a digital filmmaking and designt company based in Vilnius and founded by CGI director Rimantas Lukavicius. While focusing on visual effects, motion design, live action and mixed media projects, the company is able to expand the creative and technical team worldwide, which creates opportunities for implementation of the most unique projects. KORB’s philosophy is based on an unconventional idea that beauty is not subjective any more, which leads to a new aesthetic concept. Collaborating with ad agencies, productions … More

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Troika is a future-thinking Art and Design Studio located in London which was established in 2003 by Eva Rucki, Conny Freyer and Sebastien Noel. They look at our surroundings from a different perspective by creating magnificent symbiosis of technologies and interactive constructions. Combinations of electronic mirrors, programmed schemes and light they used in their installations made them true modernists. The fact they exhibited at Victoria & Albert Museum London, The Art Institute of Chicago, Tate Britain and MoMA New York … More

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rAndom International

rAndom International is contemporary art and science symbiosis group which consists of Stuart Wood, Flo Ortrass and Hannes Koch that create innovative installations. More than one award was given to these artists in the fields of design and architecture. Also they are presented in “Carpenters Workshop Gallery” in London. The vision that they render reminds of alive digital organisms and brings beholders closer to technologies. Minimalism and futurism in abstract works is their identity. Specific sensitivity and ideas arise while … More