Monday, August 29, 2011

Daisy Lew’s “Pop-Up New York City”

Graphic designer Daisy Lew created a series of paper pop-up books that when seen from above exhibit iconic images of New York City and when seen from the side showcases the classic New York City skyline. Whether it be where she was born in Illinois, where she was raised in Korea, or where she resides now, in New York, her work often reflects her surroundings. “Pop-Up NYC” is certainly no exception as it portrays the vibrancy and history of New York City. As poetically stated on Lew’s website that she “loves getting lost in a new city”.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Gordon Young’s “Typographic Trees”

Gordon Young, an artist that focuses on installations for public facilities, was hired in 2009 to help with the redesign of the Crawley Library in West Sussex, England. In collaboration with Why Not Associates, Gordon Young carved various book passages into 14 solid oak columns. A survey of the members of the Crawley Library determined which passages were carved into what he calls his “Typographic Trees”.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Alicia Eggert’s “Eternity” Clock

In addition to being an assistant professor of art at Bowdoin College, Alicia Eggert spends her time making technology-based artwork. Her work always involves “social interaction,” as described on her website, whether it entails interaction with her audience or collaboration with a fellow artist. In 2010, in collaboration with Mike Fleming, Eggert created a piece titled “Eternity”. This creation uses 36 hour and minute clock hands to spell out “eternity” every twelve hours.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Zim & Zou’s “Weave Type”

Weave Type 1
Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann together make up the graphic design studio Zim & Zou based in Nancy, France. In 2010, the crafty duo created “Weave Type” which entails white string being intertwined between nails to create fluid, woven letterforms.

Weave Type 2
Then in 2011, they crafted another study of “Weave Type.” While both projects are undeniably similar, the newer version uses a needle and colorful thread instead of string and nails. The technique used in “Weave Type 2” has created a faceted typeface because each letter is made of straight, overlapping triangle segments of thread instead of one continuous string. Make sure to visit their website to view the complete “Weave Type” alphabets and watch a video on how they created these eye-catching experimental letterforms.