Who says graffiti writers must always use walls in order to practice their art? According to My Modern Metropolis, a technique known as CelloGraff - using large pieces of cellophane stretched between two supports, such as trees or metal poles for example, was invented by two French graffiti artists named Astro and Kanos.
“By using cellophane, no damage is done to buildings or structures, and no laws are broken. This makes street art and the freedom to creatively express oneself easier to promote in a responsible way.”
According to CelloGraff.com, back in 2006 Astro and Kanos were part of a French art collective called “Poetically Correct” along with two other artists named Reci and Xelecce:
“Together, they try to intervene in the city without any partial degradation nor dissimulation of visual signs. They turn then quickly towards Cellophane, various street stuffs to create new supports of expression.”
“Suddenly, rural settings (sans buildings) are fair game – mountains and forests can become backdrops for spray-painted expression. The translucent nature of the plastic ‘canvas’ employed adds a fascinating layer of visual complexity…”
Temporary stretched plastic installations like these cab be erected just about anywhere, creating wonderful opportunities to make cities and rural areas more vibrant and colourful. Visit CelloGraff to learn and see more.
Top image: Vulture painted by Fat Heat in Budapest at “Akvárium”, 2012
Andreas Kowalewski is a talented product designer with incomparable experience working with Whirlpool, Audi Design and Philips Design. Inspired by furniture that is easy to assemble and break down, the Wedge Table is one of Kowalewski’s latest furniture pieces that is simple, space saving and little hand labor involved. The tables’ interlocking pieces give it its visual character while also giving it a strong, solid quality without looking bulky. What really makes the Wedge Table special is that, once disassembled, it can be stacked, packed and stored in a small carton box.
You’ll probably find this useful at some point.
Man, where was this chart when I was in library school?
Reblogging because EVERYONE (ESPECIALLY COLLEGE STUDENTS) needs this in their life. -H
Robot Demos New Additive Manufacturing Method To Create 3D Objects on Any Surface/Incline
This reminds me of the Kickstarter project 3Doodler - the 3D Printing Pen but larger and much more powerful and with greater potential to revolutionalize the way that structures are built.
It helps that the demo video also got a robot to show off the new material! Go Future!
A brand new method of additive manufacturing. This patent-pending method allows for creating 3D objects on any given working surface independently of its inclination and smoothness, and without a need of additional support structures. Conventional methods of additive manufacturing have been affected both by gravity and printing environment: creation of 3D objects on irregular, or non-horizontal surfaces has so far been treated as impossible . By using innovative extrusion technology we are now able to neutralize the effect of gravity during the course of the printing process. This method gives us a flexibility to create truly natural objects by making 3D curves instead of 2D layers. Unlike 2D layers that are ignorant to the structure of the object, the 3D curves can follow exact stress lines of a custom shape. Finally, our new out of the box printing method can help manufacture structures of almost any size and shape.
The proposal for the Natural History Museum of Denmark, designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates, Erik Møller Arkitekter, and JAJA Architects, focuses on creating a coherent and inseparable experience which mixes the experiences of the conventional museum and the classical garden into a series of remarkable spaces. Its location within the beautiful and historical setting of the city’s botanical garden creates a potential for a museum that is more authentic, more engaging and more open for everyone. More images and architects’ description after the break. (via_ArchDaily)