Stunning beach calligraphy by South African artist Andrew Van Der Merwe who creates temporary sand drawings using calligraphy techniques he has been practicing since childhood.
The work is usually very temporal, often lasting no more than an hour before it is taken by the wind or the tide. I carve the letters in the sand using various instruments and then photograph them with my Nikon D700. I leave no footprints and the tide leaves me with a clean slate.
Most of the forms used here draw their inspiration from African writing systems, but in some instances, I have moved on from there and found myself playing with variations of a particular movement – pretty much like a musician might play with variations on a theme.
Tales You Lose is a creative art project by Frankfurt-based Brazilian designer Andre Levy (aka zhion) that started on Instagram. Andre began painting over the figures on various international coins as he collected them from his travels, transforming presidents and monarchs into pop culture icons. The ongoing series features anyone from Cat Woman and Wolverine to Cinderella and Ronald McDonald.
Coins are actually massively-reproduced little sculptures. This project brings individual character to each replica, and makes us think: Are we able to like one cent more than others, just by injecting new stories in it?”
(via My Modern Met)
Honor FW’13 Invitation by Ro and Co.
Honor is a high-end women’s luxury brand headed by designer, Giovanna Randall. For their FW13 presentation, Honor asked RoAndCo to design an invitation using the bright, flashy, 90′s pop-color inspiration from the collection as a reference. We created a card using fluorescent pink vinyl – a material frequently found in the 90′s – and foil stamped the artwork in fluorescent pink. The result is a fun and youthful invitation that combines materials in a unexpected way, while still maintaining the refined and elegant identity of a luxury brand.
Aizone FW13, a new project from Sagmiester and Walsh.
The Aizone Fall/Winter 2013 campaign is focused on bold colorful typography and positive and exuberant energy which reflects the dynamic, vibrant nature of the brand. They debuted the typography through colorful face painting with positive inspirational maxims “Play Hard”, “Make Your Luck”, “So It Goes”, “Go Go Go” and “Be Free”. Working with renowned body painter Anastasia Durasova, we painted the models’ face with strong geometric graphic and bold playful typography.
Purist Chair by Elisa Honkanen.
Experimentation with gravity joints. The chair is made of four wooden bars, plywood panel, two screws and neoprene cord.
The Collapse of Cohesion by Levi van Veluw.
Although these works play on our fascination for destruction and need for disorder, they do possess an inherent compositional equilibrium. The physics of falling objects has a logic that is bound by rules. Each image has been carefully composed by Van Veluw in preliminary drawing studies. The placement of each element was not left to coincidence but was a preconceived choice of the artist.