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creative rolls

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ever wondered what to do with the empty cardboard tube of a toilet roll? chances are if you older then 10 you usually throw them away or put the in a hamster cage, either way not making full use of what could be. french artist anastassia elias pondered over that very same predicament and come up with a brilliant solution. take a look at these little beauties
the title of this particular project is paper cuts, which leads me to believe that she slices the tube open, as you can see above and then cuts the fine detail out of either the same tube and folds them up or a different tube and sticks them in, which ever way its done it impressive as hell, i cant see a cut mark or a glue mark anywhere, good work anastassia.
i don’t want to include them all here as that would give you an excuse not to go the anastassia’s site which can be found here, so make sure you toddle over there and take a look, she has plenty of other good stuff over there too. her site is in french but google translate should be able to help you out with that, enjoy. oh here’s one more to wet your appetite further. brilliant

retro social networks

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these posters have been created by a brazilian agency called moma, beautifully reimagining how adverts for some of the most popular sites of today might have looked in times good by, apparently the series is called ‘everything ages fast’, take a look
they have brilliantly captured the elements of the posters of yester year. if you know of any more please let me know
here is momas site
if anyone could translate it and tell me more about the project please give me a shout

re-vinyl

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pavel sidorenko has found a brilliant use for his old vinyl collection, he laser cuts them into awesome designs and creates stunning wall clocks out of them, check them out, ill start with my favourite.

each one is a masterpiece and there are quite a few to choose from. you can buy them over at his site and are very reasonably priced between 30 and 40 euros.
apparently part of this estonians idea is to create functional and playful products that retain there simplicity, that interact with the space and the user, aim achieved as far as im concerned. these things are brilliant! now i can name a few people that i know that would say you shouldn’t do this to a vinyl record and that you should always keep hold of them just in case, but lets face its, what else are you going to do with the remix vinyl of jump by kris kros or that bros album you havent listened to for 2o years
you should check out his site here
and if you would like to buy one of these beauties then you can find them here

inspiration pad

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the inspiration pad has taken a simple object and given it a little imagination. created by an artist from belgium called marc thomasset this is just brilliant. for those moments when you need a little inspirational help, this may be exactly what you have been looking for
found on the behance network here
the artists website can be found here
and if your looking to by one of these you may want to look here

my 100 cardboards

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just a textually short post today, but on rich with images of something that was just too good to not post, short because after some time searching the vast internets, i couldnt find anything more on the artist than his name and location. so here is the “my 100 cardboards” exhibition by german artist berni valenta. berni has created 100 faces using mostly what seems to be old carboard boxes, some paint and some markers. each different each with its own personality, some you will recognise, some you wont, but you should enjoy them all.
i like to think that these little guys adorn each and every wall in berni’s house, but i dont think thats the case. but in anycase i think youll agree these are very cool, here is a link to the artist behance site and heres and link to his flickr account.
how many can you name? which are your favourites? if you can find out any more information on the artist please let me know, until that timelets just enjoy them, i think my favourite might be the stormtrooper, the lego man or the smoking gorilla.

one big tank

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if you have the joy of stepping into the hotel radisson blu in berlin at any point you would be awe struck by what confronted you, this little beauty..
this my friends is the largest cylindrical aquarium ever built and its smack bang in the centre of the hotel, know as an aquadom it is 25m tall and contains about 900,000l of seawater and around 2600 fish of 56 species, and is now very high up on my places to go list.
there is a slow elevator ride in the centre of the aquarium which would appear to give you ample time to photograph the people swimming around the tank, if that’s their job, i want to know what the job title is and where i can apply.
if anyone has had the pleasure of visiting this place feel free to leave a comment or link through to your pictures it would be great to see more images, as there doesn’t appear to be that many online, although some of the ones in peoples flickr accounts are brilliant, as seen here.
if anyone has seen it could they confirm if the people are in the tank 24 hrs a day thank you
originally seen here
radisson site here
 

el jefe design

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a couple of weeks ago, we went to see the gaslight anthem on a sunny thursday manchester evening, they where awesome and played the longest encore i have ever heard, 8 songs in total i think, but possibly more including baba o’riley by the who. while the at the merch stall we saw this poster.
2 colour screen printed and running on full awesome, this was a definate purchase, after a small incident with the merch man in which jane threatened him that if he sold out of them very bad things would happen to him, we decided to buy and risk creasing. all turned out well and this is now framed and in pride of place on the wall, on the bottom of the poster is a little note to where the poster was created, el jefe design
turns out el jefe design is a brilliant design agency, covering all the bases that agencies do but their selection of posters is truely incredible, they did a whole selection of posters for gaslight and brian fallon, some for dinosaur jr, some for the black lips, henry rollins and many more. so without more of my waffling, heres some artwork.
think youll agree these are pretty impressive, i could literally just keep inserting images until i have copied pretty much the entire site, but why dont you take a click over to the web site here and have a look for yourself. 
thank you
p.s. sorry for the late post

arachnophobics beware

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in fact you can actually rest easily as this isnt the work of some giant man eating spider but the work of viennese / croatian design collective called “for use”.  using only packing tape they have created this incredible installation which is to be part of berlins internation design fair.
these huge self supporting cocoons have grown in size since their first inception, and are now large enough for members of the public to roam around inside them. orginally based on a idea from a dance performance in which the cocoon envelops the performer as they move between areas of the stage.
for the previous installation created in vienna, the group used nearly 117,000 feet and 100 pounds of tape
these installations are incredible and deserve to be seen by anyone how gets the opportunity, so if your in the centre of frankfurt in september they intend to create one in a public space, so keep your eyes peeled. until the heres a video of the collective creating the installation above.
hope you enjoy

alt 1977

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this is brilliant, alex varanese has taken modern day technology and reimagined it as if it where made and advertised in 1977, to stunning effect he has recreated adverts for an mp3 player, a laptop, a mobile phone and a handheld game system and entitled the project alt 1977.
with an amazing use of colour, graphics and font choice he has recaptured the essence of 70s advertising, or at least to me he has as i wasnt around then, maybe someone slightly older could offer an opinion.
every aspect from the faux wood panelling down to the use of colour is perfectly balanced with enough elements of its modern day couterpart for you to draw the connection instantly. the feel of these is brilliant, and makes you wonder what people will think of our cutting edge technology and advertising 30 or 40 years from now, when iphones and laptops are things long forgotten, where do we go from here!
as always click the images to make them bigger.
and heres a link to alexs website, you should take a look this guy has some mad skills

youve got mail

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when i was young the act of receiving something in the mail was met with excitement and optimism, now as i grow older its becoming more of a chore when most mornings im met with bank statements and bills, but an artist and illustrator by the name jainai jeffries has started a fight back against the monotony of collecting your morning post with these beautiful creations.
each one hand drawn and lovingly created in incredible detail to bring something special back into receiving mail.
in an age where digital media is speeding everything up, where everything you create can be visible to the world in seconds, its amazing to see someone take a step backwards and take the time to create something that initially is intended to be viewed by a select number of people. ironically though, now you will all see them via the exact engine that is killing the art of letter writing.
each of the images should link through to the artists deviantart profile, if it doesn’t here is the link
and here is the link to their portfolio
and here is the link to their blog
on a side note if you think that digital media is taking over the world at an alarming rate and would like to take a look back, you might want to check out a friends site called letters of note, here, its a collection of fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes and memos. most revealing a different side to celebrities and public figures.
hope you enjoyed this post, maybe you should leave a comment, or even send me a letter.