Lego has built a Star Wars X-Wing fighter to scale using a ridiculous 5,335,200 bricks in the process. It’s as big as the real thing, capable of fitting the real Luke Skywalker. This version reproduces the official $60 Lego 9493 X-Wing Fighter, but instead of being 560-pieces and a few inches long, this model sits at 11-feet tall and 43 feet long, with a 44-foot wingspan. Just like the real X-Wing—and 42 times the size of the commercial Lego set. Read the rest of this entry »
Don Kenn is a Danish writer and director of television shows for kids. On top of that, he has his own set of kids, so he doesn’t have much free time. But when he does, he draws monsters on Post-Its with a ball-point pen. And he’s pretty damn good at it– with a style is quite unique in being deep and scary and simple and childish at the same time. Read the rest of this entry »
It has been nearly a year since freestyle skateboarder Kilian Martin and director Brett Novak teamed up to create the bar raising video, Altered Route. Based on the accolades their first effort received, the duo had no choice but to go bigger this time around. India Within is a visual masterpiece that is a beautifully shot exploration of India via the wood and wheels.
Montreal-based visual artist Carine Khalife produced, directed, animated this music video for the 2011 track Blown Minded, off Young Galaxy’s album ‘Shapeshifting.’ The entire clip is comprised of oil paint on glass photographed above from a camera. Khalife explains her process in a bit more detail on her site.
In the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, funerals became a commonplace ordeal as the nation dealt with unprecedented loss. Like most cultures, Japanese funerals are somber events accented with black and white, with any deviation considered inappropriate. For this reason, Japanese funeral home Nishinihon Tenrei approached Tokyo-based ad agency I&S BBDO to create an ad for a trade show that would buck the trend of muted colors so prevalent in the industry. Read the rest of this entry »
To celebrate Mother’s Day (coming up this Sunday), Procter & Gamble joined forces with Wieden + Kennedy to illustrate common motherly advice we all have heard over the years, but maybe neglected to follow. The ‘Thank You, Mom.” Campaign showcases typographically designed pearls of wisdom in poster form. Read the rest of this entry »
Nickolas Kola, a Sydney-based entrepreneur, has created an incredible app. SnapBack has what is know as ‘successive snap,’ a function that uses both the rear facing and front facing cameras in succession to take two images. The first image is taken by you, the second image is taken of you. The basic idea is that you take a photo and then document your reaction at the same time.
The other features include the basic camera application add-ons–the ability to add frames, filters and textures.
Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg has taken a concept found in science fiction movies and has turned it into real life, although privacy invading, artwork. By taking innocently discarded items from strangers, like a piece of chewed gum or a cigarette butt, Dewey-Hagborg uses science and technology to extract their DNA and recreate a 3D print out of their face.
Photographer Peter Menzel wanted to answer the question, “What does a week of groceries look to the average family?” Armed with his camera, Menzel visited one ‘typical family’ in 20 different countries. It is interesting to see, with a few exceptions, that the quantity of food does not seem to vary too much, but the variety of food is vastly different in each country. It is a great way to see the different culture’s influence on the products and food the consumers buy.
Thanks to Erin Vredevoogd for today’s fodder. Read the rest of this entry »