I was supposed to post this up already last week, but somehow I missed my scheduled posting. Some time back, we mentioned of Louis Vuitton’s latest campaign featuring Muhammad Ali. As part of Louis Vuitton’s digital tribute to The Greatest – Muhammad Ali, The Greatest Words brings together artists from different worlds, namely Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) and calligrapher Niels Shoe Meulman both revisiting the words of Muhammad Ali in their own ways. As Darth Vader would put it, impressive… most impressive.
In our hectic lives centered around our urban living environments we often miss out on the complex beauty of the nature surrounding us. I think all of us need to take a chill pill sooner or later and one of the best ways to unwind is to get in touch with mother earth herself. In celebration of natural beauty, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences commissioned “Patterned by Nature”, an exhibition that celebrates “our abstraction of nature’s infinite complexity into patterns through the scientific process, and through our perceptions. It brings to light the similarity of patterns in our universe, across all scales of space and time.”
Something for the fans of art and those especially into works of Takashi Murakami. The artist’s most famous superflat art works, illustrations and respective photographs are documented in this book published by Rizzoli. The title Ego is named after Murakami’s latest exhibition with same name now displayed at Al Riwaq Exhibition Hall in Doha, Qatar. The book is available for pre-order and scheduled to be released in September.
At best the line between art and advertising is very thin. A great example of an ad campaign that works like art is the latest LEGO Imagine campaign by German agency Jung Von Matt. The minimalist print ads feature LEGO versions of famous cartoon characters constructed using only the very basic LEGO blocks. Truly inspirational work.
This watch design is as the name indicates “extreme”. Cristophe Claret is known for exclusive and unique time pieces but this one is something on another level. I thought to myself for about 5 seconds that I need this watch. But then I realized it will probably cost around $200,000 to $300,000. But still this watch belongs in the “pieces of art” category.
Louis Vuitton is known for not only their luxury goods but lavish art pieces as well. In celebration of the company’s 100 years of small leather good collection, the brand teamed up with Chameleon Visual and artist Billie Achilleos in creation of number of small leather good animals. Really fascinating project and clever art pieces to say the least.
Video and more pictures after the jump.
This is by far the coolest thing I’ve seen these past few days. I came across this insane, yet intriguing Tumblr site few days back and all I can say is that this will be something big. I mean who ever knew that there’s a Ninja Turtle in all of us? The author of the blog put it best, “God is the artist. I just find Ninja Turtle in his work.” Below just few examples of the artwork, many more to be found from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses site. Heroes in a half shell, TURTLE POWER!
Innovation knows no boundaries. At least in Japan. You might think you’ve seen every possible type of display out there and then there’s something like Osaka Station City Water Display. According to VieoFunStation, “The city of Osaka in Japan recently took the wraps off the largest shopping mall in the country, and it features a nifty fountain that can display the time as well as artwork with drops of water.” How about them apples?
Hand writing is almost like a form of art on its own. Each and every individual has his/her own style of writing and one’s handwriting is very difficult if not impossible to copy. The modern technology with most text typed instead of hand written, this art form is on the verge of extinction. Well perhaps not that bad, but I can see that hand writing is losing importance by the day with more and more schools, even elementary ones are furnishing their students with notebooks. Personally I only own one pen, a space pen which I got as a gift when I was a kid. Yes, it’s one of those pens that works in space due to the pressurized ink capsule. That said, all my notes are in my iPhone or Mac and the only papers I see are the ones I have to sign. But for me it’s been just natural. I guess it’s a good thing people can read my text typed instead of being hand written. I’m not a doctor just yet, but I sure have doctor’s hand writing. Oh the irony, I was still told back in university that I won’t pass the exams because of my hand writing. Few years later I’m a published author and doing my PhD, and my hand writing is still as horrible if not worse than before.
This is pretty cool. A collaboration between iconic cognac brand Hennessy and artist Kaws. Few days back they held a special launch party at New York’s New Museum to celebrate the launch of a limited edition bottle designed by KAWS. I like the bottle art and it’s great to see these brands taking initiative to look outside the box and re-invent themselves with modern art. Good look Hennessy.