I want to start adding electronic components to some upcoming projects, so I took a workshop on programming ATtiny85 chips with Arduino. Man, it was super cool. Here I am marveling over the fact that I can turn LEDs off and on using a photocell and a basic program in Arduino. As someone who does not typically write code or program anything other than an alarm clock, I was squealingly excited.
Creepy Type 2
This ‘oral alphabet’ must surely be a counterpart to the fleshy type I posted about a few months ago.
The toothy type has been created by Japanese designer Takayuki Ogawa who was inspired by the the mouth’s ability to express such a wide range of emotions by itself. This is clearly demonstrated in the many emoticons that use the mouth to describe the key emotion— :) :D :p. :/ —etc.
Brilliantly executed, they have been made from stone powder clay, acrylic paint, varnish, wood and iron, though, you might think twice before using them on that wedding invite…
My 2 favorite things: creepy and type
I realize I’ve been a little quiet lately, but a lot has been going on behind the scenes here at werkspace. I’ll get to all of that eventually, but I wanted to give everyone a sneak peek at our upcoming show Superheroines: The New Future of Comics. It features the work of Chicago comic artists and opens September 27. Here are just a few images from some of the featured artists:
Alex Dahm: http://alexdumb.tumblr.com/
Brett Manning: brettmanningart.tumblr.com
Gina Wynbrandt: ginawynbrandt.com/blog
Marian Runk: marianrunk.tumblr.com
Marnie Galloway: http://monkeyropepress.com/
Isabella Rotman: thismighthurt.tumblr.com
Seriously, it’s going to be good. More soon.
The turkey based designer named Efil has crafted a beautiful series of poster showing the principles of design only using paper. Cutting pieces of paper, juxtaposing the pieces, pasting geometrical shapes and using simple typography is the formula of this beautiful series. She mention that you can actually buy them.
London-based fabric artist Lucy Sparrow just opened a very unusual and utterly charming pop-up grocery store in Bethnal Green, east London. Called The Cornershop, it sells all the everyday items a person could need with one special catch: they’re all made from felt. All of the fruit, snacks, drinks, frozen dinners, chewing gum, newspapers, and even the cash register are made of soft, fuzzy felt.
Sparrow’s awesome project was funded thanks to an overwhelmingly successful Kickstarter campaign, funding from the Arts Council and a sponsorship from UK confectionery manufacturer Swizzels Matlow. Work on the shop began in January 2014. Sparrow spent seven months painstakingly stitching together 3,944 felt items. By the time the work was finished she’d made over 250,000 stitches.
"I’ve always made big things. I like coming up with huge projects where the result is bigger than me and it takes over my life. I’m very obsessive and I want that to come across in the work and get people thinking ‘Who would be crazy enough to do this?’ I like getting up at the crack of dawn and beavering away at something, knowing that so many other people are still asleep.
The felt shop was born out of a desire to make an exhibition that was so all-encompassing that when everyone came in they were just blown away by the extent of the work, the labour involved.”
Lucy Sparrow’s stitched cornershop will be open throughout August. All of her felt shop products are available for purchase with prices ranging from £3 ($5 US) for a cigarette lighter to £840 ($1420 US) for the store’s cash register (the most expensive item in the shop).
Photos by Rosie Hallam
I would shop there.
Charming Illustrated Cinemagraphs Reflect The Idyllic Mood Of Lazy Summer Days
by Rebecca Mock
You can feel each one…