Tagged: amazing

Cogoo – Turntable Rider

Cogoo, are a Japanese bike lending/hiring/giving company… Well I don’t know, I heard they did clever things with bikes and technology, slightly similar to London’s Barclays Bikes… But then I saw something that no floppy haired moyoron could ever accomplish:

Turntable Rider

You can discover more here.

Or watch the ‘making of’ here (i.e. below).

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OH SNAP!!!

For what seemed to be no rhyme or reason this little gem dropped into my inbox. So thank you Matt Gilbert (aka Richly Evocative) and WTF?

I was incredibly, unpleasantly surprised.

On another unbelievable note, it was all an ad for The Central Institute of Technology.

Very brave boys… I love it!

Brian Dettmer – Book Sculptures

This weekend the most amazing thing that I saw was a book. This, although not being very profound, is for me quite the achievement (I seem to have been reading David Copperfield for the last six months… nay, years!) But it was not the written word that caught my attention, more the lack of it.

Dettmer reflects the text's subject matter in his art

American artist Brian Dettmer is ‘one of the leading International contemporary artists working with the book ‘. (OK, that was a little quote from his site, I don’t think it does his work the slightest bit of justice but I did find it funny.) Using nothing but a scalpel and tweezers Dettmer cuts into encyclopedias, medical journals and other rich and relevant publications to create works of art, breathing added life into the beauty of the written word.

“The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time. The book’s intended function has decreased and the form remains linear in a non-linear world. By altering physical forms of information and shifting preconceived functions, new and unexpected roles emerge.”
Brian Dettmer 

Combining books in intelligent ways creates amazing effects

Even folding one book can create incredible depth and curves

Painstakingly pawing through each page, Dettmer picks out a perfect composition of characters

A clever cascade effect is created from eight books

 

Many more beautiful images can be found on Flickr.

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Norte Photoblocker

From the amazing bastards that brought you The Best Excuse Ever comes a practical piece of protection against anti-social media.

Norte Photoblocker

 

So you can now avoid pictures like this ever seeing the light of facebook:

 

Just another piece of genius from Argentinian agency Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi.

Via Nathalie Turton