Running through April 6, 2011 is Nick van Woert’s Breaking and Entering exhibition at Yvon Lambert in New York City, his first solo show which features all new sculptures.
For this exhibition, van Woert dissects found sculptures, often presenting the works as manipulated versions of their former selves. Breaking and Entering also refers to a recent robbery at van Woertʼs studio, in which thieves broke a window to enter the space. This was a formative experience for the artist, as the force used by the intruders to enter and alter his environment reflects the motives behind van Woertʼs own sculptural practice.
Visit Nick van Woert’s website to see more of his work.
We’ve all seen this before. You’re shopping for vegetables in the produce section and come across a tomato that looks like it’s actually conjoined triplets. You shake your head and promptly put it down for fear of purchasing such a monstrosity. Well photography Uli Westphal takes these mutated vegetables and turns them into fascinating art prints.
Here are some samples of Westphal’s mutated vegetable photography…
Google’s Android operating system became the world’s top OS for smartphones. This infographic shows how with 3D data visualization of Android phone activations geolocated and plotted between October 2008 and January 2011. Be patient, it starts slow but kicks in when the Droid smartphone launches at about .33 seconds. Wow! Activations literally blow up over night.
The infographic video then zeroes in on the U.S., and it’s like the 4th of July when Motorola Droid launches. There is a handy countdown on the upper left side which shows when each phone is about the be released.
Which smartphone do you use Android or i-Phone?
This simple yet to the point print ad for Lego from Miami Ad School Madrid, Spain sums up the famous building block toy perfectly.
What the coolest thing you ever built with Legos?
House P designed by Caramel Architects seems to have been formed from blocks in the game Tetris. It gazes down at the valley from its perch on this sloping property in Klosterneuburg, Austria.
The seamless impression of the homogeneous sculptural form is strengthened by the use of prefabricated concrete elements in the façade. The access way on the street side follows the structure’s longitudinal axis, passing the garage and terrace and entering the house, where it pushes past the dining room/kitchen area, cloak room, and stairway landing, and finally disappears out the glazed front of the living room and into a breathtaking view of the Danubian plains.
The length of the building is interrupted only by the transverse orientation of the pool, which extends as a visual continuation of the lower covered terrace. Here at the lower garden access level there are two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a sauna, and a small studio that opens out on the garden and the lower covered terrace. Located across from the studio on the other side of the terrace is the cellar, which is inserted into the slope beneath the garage.
Forget spray cans, stenciling, markers, or paint, there is a new way to put up street art.
Check out this video ‘M.I.R.I.A.M. X Vhils’ by Portuguese urban street artist Vhils (Alexandre Farto) and the Portuguese hip-hop band Orelha Negra where explosives are strategically placed to create street art. You will be blown away. Pun intended.
If you are a designer (especially a graphic designer) you know about the film ‘Helvetica‘. If you have never heard of it, we suggest you put this baby in your Netflix queue immediately. A feature length documentary about the most well-known typeface in modern day history Helvetica and about graphic design in general, was directed by independent filmmkaer Gary Hustwit. He is now in the process of putting together another documentary titled ‘Urbanized‘, the third in his trilogy of films, which focuses on urban planning, the issues and strategies behind urban design, featuring some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.
He has teaming up once again cinematographer Luke Geissbuhler, and they have been traveling around the world interviewing people and filming specific urban design projects that represent the issues facing cities today.
Hustwit is raising money for this project on Kickstarter.com with a goal of pledges aimed at $85,000. It is currently up to $49,250 last we looked.
Here is a preview of the project:
If you would like to make a pledge please visit Kickstarter.com.
Trivia: Hustwit also directed ‘Objectified’ which focused on industrial design, product design, and our relationship with the manufactured objects that surround us.