Lights Out In The City

An exhibit on display at New York’s Danziger Gallery features the artwork of Parisian Thierry Cohen titled ‘Villes Éteintes’ (Darkened Cities), demonstrating how night skies in various urban metropolises would look without the disadvantages of light pollution.

An exhibit on display at New York’s Danziger Gallery features the artwork of Parisian Thierry Cohen titled Villes Éteintes’ (Darkened Cities), showing night skies in various international cities without the disadvantages of light pollution.

For those who cannot make it to NYC for the exhibition, be sure to check the online gallery, featuring detailed and accurate depictions of star-filled skies above a blacked-out New York City, Paris, Sao Paolo, Los Angeles, and more.

View the online gallery [via Danziger Gallery]
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Throw Up Ya Signs!

Jay Shells’ street art project “Rap Quotes” places street-signs with famous rap lyrics at the New York City locations they depict

Watch a video of NYC artist Jay Shells, displaying his “Rap Quotesproject, placing road-signs outside of New York City locations popularized by the area’s rap music.

Full list of songs referenced in the video beneath the fold. Read more about Rap Quotes on Animal New York. Shells also operates @TheRapQuotes Twitter account, to provide you with online inspiration for those, like myself, who aren’t local.

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Goth Screenshots

A project which first came to my attention through following Sougwen on Instagram, is her Goth Screenshots collection (via Tumblr.) The premise, takes common error messages and computer dialog warnings, presenting them in a goth context.

Sougwen’s work might be most familiar to readers of this site through her involvement with Sepalcure, Shigeto, and The New Yorker, where she has displayed her uniquely identifiable style founded in intricate yet seemingly organic shapes, with a strong emphasis on texture and contrast.

For full information about Sougwen, her projects, and a more complete portfolio of past work please visit her website sougwen.com Click to view the rest of the Goth Screenshots Tumblr

shrtstck – Art of Beatz Mix

Art of Beatz RadioA special mix I compiled for Art of Beatz radio, hosted by Kuma of The Konspiracy Group. This mix aired live on their weekly radio show, broadcasted on Vancouver’s COOP Radio 102.7FM. As the show airs at 3AM Atlanta time, I imagine many east-coasters missed this when it debuted however, the archive is now available for streaming and download. Something a bit different, keeping things around 160-bpm for the entirety of this mix, forgoing the usual sub-140 sounds I’ve been favoring lately.

Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” In Dominoes

Here is a wicked one, from domino extraordinaire FlippyCat. Noting that the set-up for the run that work took upwards of eleven hours, this is after the first attempt failed after a screw fell off the camera mount.

Here is a wicked one, from domino extraordinaire FlippyCat, recreating Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting using dominoes. Noting that the set-up for the run shown in the video took upwards of eleven hours, after the first attempt failed after a screw fell off the camera mount.

Credit to FlippyCat for putting this together, and having the patience of a saint to set this up two separate times, using 7067 dominoes, in order to get the working take shared below. I know I would not have been able to handle that frustration gracefully at all.

Portraits In Single Thread

Kumi_YamashitaExamine Constellation, portraits recreated by artist Kumi Yamashita using only a single thread wrapped around groups of nails.

Examine Constellation, portraits recreated by artist Kumi Yamashita using only a thread and nails.

A close-up of one of Yamashita’s pieces, shown at left, are all created using an unbroken single strand of black thread. For more information and more photographs be sure to check out Kumi Yamashita’s Official Site

Aeolus – Acoustic Wind Pavillion

Named after the mythical Greek ruler of the four winds and built in conjunction with the Southampton’s Institute of Sound and Vibration Research and the Salford’s Acoustics Research Center, the giant aeolian wind harp is inspires the public to learn more about what happens when engineering, acoustics and aerodynamics are blended together

Aeolus Wind PavillionA pretty awesome concept, Aeolus is a sculpture built by Bristol based artist Luke Jerram designed to harness the power of the wind to create unique sounds.

Named after the mythical Greek ruler of the four winds and built in conjunction with the University of Southampton’s Institute of Sound and Vibration Research and the University of Salford’s Acoustics Research Center, the giant aeolian wind harp is intended to inspire the public to learn more about the amazing things that can happen when engineering, acoustics and aerodynamics are blended together.[*]

Aeolus is currently installed in London’s Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, from 27-Mar through 10-May 2012, and access is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Check beneath the fold for some amazing hi-res images of Aeolus, as well as streamable recordings of its unique sounds.

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EVEREMAN Documentary

Atlanta street-artist EVEREMAN, emphasizing the value of collaboration, and underground art’s role in the identification of Atlanta and other cities

Evereman LogoA well-timed post from Catlanta today; a 5 minute documentary on Atlanta street-artist EVEREMAN whose iconic wood stencils have been a part of Atlanta street art for as long as I can remember.

In the video EVEREMAN shares thoughts emphasizing the value of collaboration, and the role underground street-art plays into the city’s cultural identification.

A wonderful companion article to the ABV Gallery / Terminal West article shared last week, putting the spotlight on Atlanta’s growing street-art community.

Learn more about Atlanta street art by visiting some of the artists below:

EVEREMAN [ Blog | Facebook | Twitter ]
Catlanta [ Facebook | Twitter ]
ABV Gallery

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Download: Rustie Essential Mix

Download and stream Rustie’s Essential Mix, broadcast on BBC Radio 1 April 7, 2012. Complete tracklist available, and a download for Baauer – Harlem Shake

Download and stream Rustie’s Essential Mix, broadcast on BBC Radio 1 on April 7, 2012.

Rustie is the production alias of Glasgow-based Russel Whyte, who’s sound embraces the sharpness of southern rap. Very exciting to hear production like Wiz Khalifa and productions like Rustie’s as a contrast to recent Essential Mix selections.

Keep your ears peeled for sounds from Baauer as well as the highly acclaimed Regis Chillbin single from EPROM, on the Rwina Records label

Full tracklist beneath the fold

Stream the Essential Mix from BBC iPlayer
Download and Stream the Rustie Essential Mix
[Rustie Soundcloud]
Download the Rustie Essential Mix [via RapidShare]

Download Baauer – Harlem Shake

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Color Judgement Test

See how well you judge colors in a game from Method of Action, a site aiming to teach the fundamentals of good design to programmers

Color Game (Method of Action)Method of Action is an upcoming website promising “Design For Programmers.” A concept I am familiar with; having an understanding of technology but no background in design.

Often this makes it difficult to develop good design on my own simply because I have no fundamental knowledge of the underlying concepts. Admittedly, this site’s design is not unique — I aim to focus on content, and only essential ‘bells-and-whistles’ that benefit the site’s usability.

Have some fun and check out some of the games on the company’s website as they prepare for launch, they offer three examples to teach about Kerning, Text Shape/Bézier, and Color.

FYI: I scored 3.8 based on the following scoring break-down:
Hue: 8, Saturation: 7, Complementary: 4, Analogous: 0, Ternary: 2, Quaternary: 2

Long Exposure Sleep Photoraphy

Time-lapse photography examining subjects while sleeping. Sleepless, a collection of photographs by Robert Knight, and 8 Hours by Martin Newth are shared

Sleep Time Lapse (Credit: Robert Knight)An interesting application of long exposure photography as we showcase two different galleries of subjects while sleeping.

The first, an installation titled Sleepless highlights the work of the perhaps ironically named Robert Knight, covered by both Wired and The Boston Globe. Knight also shares a video and matched soundtracks on his website.

On the same vein of thought, 8 Hours is the work of Martin Newth presenting a gallery of motel photographs taken during the photographer’s honeymoon. Each of the images is a large format 10×8 with a full 8-hour exposure, providing exquisite detail in the static parts of the images.

View Sleepless by Robert Night
View 8 Hours by Martin Newth

ABV Agency Profiles Terminal West

Insights by designer Greg Mike offering a contrast to the misinformation regarding Terminal West at King Plow’s brand identity originally offered by Christina Lee in her Creative Loafing coverage of the venue’s launch.

Terminal West

ABV Atlanta, the home base of Atlanta artist Greg Mike recently posted to their agency blog about their collaborative effort in developing the brand identity of Terminal West.

The insights by Greg Mike offer a valuable contrast to the misinformation offered by Christina Lee in her Creative Loafing coverage of the venue’s launch.

Browse over to ABV Atlanta’s site and enjoy an insightful introduction to Terminal West at King Plow, enjoy the photo gallery and a video showcasing a centerpiece of the venue’s art exhibit in a clear nod to the venue’s original conceptualization in King Plow’s main art gallery.

Agency: Terminal West at King Plow [via ABV Atlanta]

In The Studio with ABV's Greg Mike

Our friends at CCS recently sat down with Atlanta street art pioneer Greg Mike, sharing a bit about his history, influence, and his recent collaboration with Real Skateboards.

Our friends at CCS recently sat down with Atlanta street art pioneer Greg Mike, sharing a bit about his history, influence, and his recent collaboration with Real Skateboards.

I have had the pleasure of working with Greg Mike and ABV Gallery in the rebranding of Heavyweight A/V‘s Atlanta Dubstep business unit. Utilizing his signature style, he helped us develop an unique and instantly recognizable image to represent us.

Additionally, Greg Mike deserves credit through the creation of the ABV Gallery, which serves as the brick-and-mortar home of his design firm as well as an incubator for upcoming street and urban artists in the Atlanta area, especially through his series of Drink and Doodle events that encourage collaboration and creation from the city’s artists.

In The Studio With Greg Mike [via CCS]

Greg Mike [ ABV Gallery | Facebook | Twitter ]

Twelve Days of Christmas (Post-It® Edition)

One of the cooler home projects I’ve seen in a while coming from the Mind of Magnus, posted to his Twitter and Instagram feeds. Magnus put together a short sketch/cut-out on a Post-It® note celebrating the gifts outlined in ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas.’ Some truly impressive work here

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