The latest example of the agency's creative work was used in the context of the so called «Anti-Minarett Initiative». The initiative for a general ban on the construction of new minarets in Switzerland was unexpectedly accepted by 58% of the voters. ... read
Tagged: poster, activism, politics, svp, minarett
I don't exactly know why I'm so into figurative painting. I guess in the human being and its being human inheres the point of origin of the system we relate all our perception to. It's the mirror that makes the world emerge from a nowhere through its reflection. Anyway, for as long as I can remember myself, the human figure has been the central moment in my own paintings. ... read
Tagged: painting, figurative, rauha mäkilä, art
This is not the first post on Origami, the traditional art of folding paper. The seemingly unlimited diversity of shapes and figures that lie hidden in a sheet of paper and the meditative process of focussing and revealing those forms fold by fold captivate me everytime I see real Origami nerds at work.
Yesterday I got a hint by Sally Rosenthal who is the executive producer of the movie Between The Folds, a documentary on Origami, philosophy and science. Or–as director Vanessa Gould meaningfully states–on:
The potential of an uncut paper square. ...read
Tagged: origami, video, documentary, paper
Tagged: type design, fonts, laika, nicolas kunz, michael flückiger, interaction
Imagine you buy a box full of old photographs and negatives and it turns out to be a real treasure. That's what happened to John Maloof in Chicago. He acquired about 40.000 negatives and 1.000 rolls of undeveloped films of an unknown photographer at a furniture and antique auction.
He had no idea of street photography when he started to look through the work of–as he finally discovered–a Jewish refugee from wartime France named Vivian Maier. After she had moved to Chicago in the 1950s, she started to create wonderful photographs of the city's streets. ... read
Tagged: photography, vivian maier, chicago
Why shouldn't a producer of trendy alcoholic beverages be keen to make the world a better place? Why shouldn't a strong and renowned brand like ABSOLUT evoke an utopia of a world freed from any label to boost the own one? Actually I don't want to discuss those strange social approaches of companies and their branding strategies today. Or the often curious pairings of products and values. ... read
Tagged: branding, social, absolut vodka, nerves