Made with sugar, the sculptures and installations of Joseph Marr

Friday, 29 May, 2015

Artwork by Joseph Marr

Berlin based Australian artist Joseph Marr crafts sculptures and installations whose primary ingredient is sugar.

Via the Australian Infront.

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The world’s best known logos drawn by hand

Thursday, 28 May, 2015

What a talent to possess, to be able, as London-based type designer and illustrator Seb Lester can, to draw, by hand, the world’s best known logos. More of his work can be found at his Instagram page.

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Might this be a flag that speaks for Earth?

Wednesday, 27 May, 2015

International Flag of Planet Earth on Mars

If we ever are to begin colonising other planets and moons in the solar system, and who knows, one day, even further afield, the undertaking would surely be an international effort. And if we were ever to a plant flag on one of those distant bodies, we would need one that represented the planet, not a single nation.

Enter then the International Flag of Planet Earth, as designed by Stockholm based art director Oskar Pernefeldt, an emblem that embodies Earth’s lifeforms and its biosphere.

Centered in the flag, seven rings form a flower – a symbol of the life on Earth. The rings are linked to each other, which represents how everything on our planet, directly or indirectly, are linked. The blue field represents water which is essential for life – also as the oceans cover most of our planet’s surface. The flower’s outer rings form a circle which could be seen as a symbol of Earth as a planet and the blue surface could represent the universe.

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Last night I saw a classic on the train to the coast

Wednesday, 27 May, 2015

Image by Alexey Kondakov

A couple of times now I’ve thought I’ve seen a Mona Lisa on the bus or the train. Now I know I wasn’t imagining things. Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov blends elements from classical works of art with contemporary photos, creating a surreal collection of images in the process. See more of his work on his Facebook page (login required).

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The Cozy Suite, a more comfortable way to fly for middle seat flyers?

Tuesday, 19 May, 2015

Thomson Aero Seating Cozy Suite

Now here’s an airline seating format that could make air travel a lot more comfortable.

The Cozy Suite, developed by Thomson Aero Seating, not only makes sitting in a middle seat less bothersome, it also allows passengers to recline their seat, by way of a forward-sliding pan system, one that doesn’t intrude on the space of the person in the seat behind.

The seat also features a fixed-back shell with a pan seat recline. This means you won’t feel the passenger behind you bumping or kicking your seat and, if you recline, the forward-sliding pan means you won’t be invading that person’s space.

As a bonus, the format also allows more seats to be fitted in an aircraft, surely making them a win for everyone. So, what are the chances of seeing these seats on flights any time soon?

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Albert Einstein’s handwriting as a font

Thursday, 14 May, 2015

If I’m seeing the numbers properly, then it looks like a font family based on the handwriting of Albert Einstein may soon be something you can install on your computer, as a campaign to raise the required money to develop the set has been successful.

Way to go, Mr Einstein. One thing is for certain, the world will never see a font based on the scrawl that passes for my handwriting.

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Our favourite chemicals, illustrated

Wednesday, 13 May, 2015

Image by Legallyabinder

A curious project… animated visualisations of the molecules that make up various compounds, created by Legallyabinder.

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Popsicles that look dangerous, but hopefully aren’t

Wednesday, 6 May, 2015

Anything in excess can be dangerous, including that favourite summer treat for many of us, popsicles. Well, possibly, I suppose. I doubt though that you’d find too many of these flavoured ice blocks, crafted to resemble cactus plants, and other noxious flora, left unconsumed for too long however.

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The LEGO car, perfect for driving around the suburbs

Tuesday, 5 May, 2015

A car made almost entirely of LEGO, that’s the Super Awesome Micro Project, a collaboration between Melbourne based entrepreneur Steve Sammartino, and Romanian technologist Raul Oaida. It actually works, and its top speed, about thirty kilometres an hour, would be just right for driving around the suburbs.

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Which way is up? The inverted illustration of Cinta Vidal Agullo

Monday, 4 May, 2015

Illustration by Cinta Vidal Agullo

Holy Penrose stairs… what to make of the mind bending altered perspective illustrations of Barcelona based artist and illustrator Cinta Vidal Agulló.

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