Rio 2016

“Many logos were created and destroyed.”

It’s inspiring to see how everyone worked together to create a great logo. Designing as a group is not easy but if the team can keep their egos in check and is not afraid to throw away ideas and continue to iterate, it can work.

PS: Brazilians are such a pleasure to watch and listen to.

 

À la Plage, À la Piscine

Photographer Gray Malin made four really cool collections of beaches and swimming pools shot from above. You can see all of them at his website “Maison Gray”. Here are two of my favorites:

I love the chair tracks in the sand.

Maison Gray Photography Miami Beach from above

The shots of people scattered randomly on the beaches, remind me of a photo I took of Central Park a few years ago. Of course, my blurry shot doesn’t really compare to anything Gray Malin does. Here’s another example:

Bondi Beach from above

 

The Art on Burton

I can’t believe I might not make it to this exhibit. I was just in walking around Stowe aimlessly 2 weeks ago and didn’t realize this was still up. Now I only have 5 days left to get there and Saturday is completely booked already…

This quote from Lance Violette really shows that I just have to make it there somehow.

Via: Jeremie Dunning’s “A Day in the Life”

Made by Hand

Made by Hand logo Installment number 2 in the series of ‘Made by‘ titled websites, takes a closer look at “Made by Hand“. This video series features local artisan businesses from Brooklyn, NY, and — supposedly — elsewhere. But for now, they only have two videos up, both from Brooklyn.

Made by Hand is a project that originated from Studiomates, the Swiss-Miss run co-working space in Dumbo. The Studiomates crew seems to be like Midas these days, everything they touch becomes gold. While some of their projects are a little too hipster for my taste, I can’t deny that they produce high quality work in a number of fields. At times, the Made by Hand series might seem elitist, but the videos are very well made, and local artisan businesses can never be hyped enough.

Buy local, and eat more kale!

The videos really shine in the responsive web design that was created to showcase them, so instead of embedding them below, I decided to just link to Made by Hand.

Exploded Flowers

I’ve been a fan of Todd McLellan’s Disassembly Series for a while (toddmclellan.com).

Todd McLellan's Old Phone Disassembly

Today I came across Exploded Flowers by Qi Wei. Exploded Flower by Qi WeiThis project reminds me of both Todd McLellan’s and Andy Goldsworthy’s work. As a fan of both these artists, I really love these images. Flowers must be one of the most photographed things in the world so to come up with an original way to show them is no small feat. To do it in a way that is so strikingly beautiful is even more impressive. Head over to the website to see more.

Exploded Flower by Qi WeiExploded Flower by Qi Wei