It’s been a while since our last Inspiration post so let’s get right to it. Let’s take a look at the re-animated beast known as Frankenstein in today’s Daily Design Inspiration Frankenstein Edition. Revamped, reinterpreted and most of all reanimated.

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Imagine music and video playing a game together, while telling stories at the same time. This what a performance by audio-visual collective Origamibiro is like.

The collaborative trio, musicians Tom Hill and Andy Tytherleigh and video artist The Joy of Box, merge found objects, unorthodox contraptions, multi instrumentalism and persistence of vision to create an atmosphere both nostalgic and otherworldly that plays the scale of human emotions.

Dublin Fringe Festival described Origamibiro as “undoubtedly the most original offering of the fringe calendar”.

This promo marks the first of a new series of av works to come out of the new Origamibiro stable – The BiroBox Workshops. Originally a Nottingham based audio-visual night run by Origamibiro, the Workshops has expanded to become a working space where biro can develop new ideas, experiments and working methods to play live.

The British passport was redesigned and unveiled on August 24th, New features include stronger security features and iconic images representing the nation.

The ten-year passport will be issued from October and contains well-known scenes including the White Cliffs of Dover, the Gower Peninsula, Ben Nevis and the Giant’s Causeway.

The passports are designed to offer extra protection from identity theft, fraud and speed travel across borders. The transparent covering containing holograms has been introduced to help protect passport holders’ details, while the chip storing personal data has been moved out of view, inside the cover.

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“I’ve always painted. I’ve always stuck to it in one way or another. “ 1978, Bob Dylan

The Statens Museum for Kunst, Danish Art Centre (Denmark), has invited Bob Dylan to exhibit his new collection of more than 40 canvas inspired by Brazil, from September 4 to January 30, 2011.

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Before & After Magazine’s new short how-to video tutorial shows how simple it is to make Bavarian-style gold edging on text. Take a look.

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The artwork of sculptor and painter Spider Jelly, runs the gamut from grotesque and morbid sculptures to lowbrow style paintings and toys, including dolls and plushies that look like something out of a nightmare, and we ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM!

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San Diego’s summer might be cooler than usual, but the art scene is smoldering hot with amazing cultural offerings throughout the city. San Diego’s nonprofit and for-profit arts and performance entities have announced Arts Month San Diego, which unites a broad array of the city’s arts and performance entities under one marketing umbrella.

On September 7, 2010, the San Diego City Council will proclaim September as Arts Month San Diego in recognition of the San Diego’s growing arts community.

“Arts Month San Diego will bring together the finest visual and performing artists for an amazing month-long celebration. As this event grows, so will our arts community, and I know both will benefit tremendously,” said San Diego City Councilmember Kevin Faulconer.

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