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olly moss – star wars reimagined

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he’s only gone and done it again

olly moss has redesigned the original trilogy of star wars posters and has once again created something incredible, it would appear this man can do no wrong; take a look at these beauties.

when handling something as cherished and adored as the star wars franchise, it would be very easy for some people to tear into olly for whatever reason, but it would appear that these posters are loved by star wars fans and non star wars fans the world over.

“It was so intimidating!” olly told Wired.com in an e-mail interview. “There is such a wealth of greatStar Wars art out there already, from paid professionals and from enthusiastic fans. I suppose my main aim was to make a set of Star Wars posters that were a little different from what people are used to seeing from the franchise, but still retained that essential Star Wars feel. I started by re-watching the original movies with a sketchbook on my lap, and just sort of went from there.”

400 of each of these posters have been officially printed and were on sale for $50 each, however the only place you’ll probably find these now – if you’re lucky – is ebay. if you find any please let me know, i’d probably sell a lung to get hold of these.

feel free to check out the rest of olly’s awesome work at his website here
follow him on twitter here
follow his tumblr here

“If you’re as big a nerd as I am, you just can’t say no to Star Wars”

 Olly Moss

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

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

shopped bilboards

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this is pure brilliance, a group of german (i think) street artists, by the names of epoxy, mr talion, baveux & kone, have taken it upon themselves to give a bilboard on the subway a little extra.
at first glance, from a distance there doesnt seem to be that much different with this bilboard than thousands of others round the world, but take a closer look.
these artists have added a photoshop interface to the images, perhaps as a social commentary showcasing the effects that are put onto the glossy celebrity images to make people “beautiful”, in an age where so much seems to focus on looks and style, this is a much needed breath of fresh air. i just wish the original image would have been on the history / layers panel so we could see the difference.
along the same lines and done by the same group, are these bilboards, where the interface from the original doom game has been added, as a tribute to id softwares classic game.
as alway click on the images to embiggen
the photoshop flickr set can be found here
the doom flickr set can be found here
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