Typewriters are very seldom looked upon as an object that produces art, with its standardised letters and mechanical entry-system. But when Washington-based painter Tyree Callahan got him hands on a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter, he replaced the letters and keys with color pads and hued labels to create a functional “painting” device called the Chromatic Typewriter. Now anyone (witha bit of colour know-how) and type their way to a master piece!
When Novum, a German graphic design magazine, approached Paperlux for a special cover, what they got was not so much a magazine, but an experiment on pushing the boundaries on paper and print production, expressed with bright happy colours and lots of intricate (and accurate) diecutting.
LAYERxlayer has some drool-worthy ‘made-to-order’ canvas bags and pouches that I want to get my hands on rightaway. Starting at just USD59 for the Mineral pouch, this is one to go under my christmas tree.
An ultra adorable Little Printer, designed by BERG, is meant to serve as an analog RSS feed, printing out news and updates from your own BERGcloud. Set to launch in 2012 with partners Arup, foursquare, Google, the Guardian, and Nike. Using the iPhone as a remote to the device, I am keen to see how well this is customisable to integrate with the current services that we are all using. (ahem, facebook, ahem).
Imagine having a drink in the stomach belly of a fossilized beast. The familiar images from the classic movie Aliens comes to life in this bar created by the same great mind, H.R. Giger. This H.R. Giger bar is located in Château St. Germain, Gruyères, Switzerland, took four full years to complete.
A great paper-crafted identity and collaterals for Parklife 2010, one of Australia’s biggest music festivals, designed not just to reflect the energy of the music, but the beauty of the venues. By Briton Smith.