French artist Sylvain Corentin creates fantastical building constructions which he has described as ‘Anarchitectures.’ Anarchitectures occupy the grey area between architectural models and set designs from elaborate sci-fi or fantasy movies.
Known as Square Hoffman by his peers due to his commitment to the square in his geometric designs, Josef Hoffmann originally produced the Series “B” glasses for the Werkbund Exhibition of 1914. You can purchase your own Series “B” product today from glassmaker Lobmeyr.
Creating personalised jewellery for her clients, Doctor Yi Zhou offers you the chance to wear plaster casts of your nose, ears, fingers or belly button. If you would like to have one of your body parts immortalised as jewellery, you can find the doctor at one of her pop-up Body Memory clinics.
When designer Stuart Tolley invited creative giants from throughout the artistic industries to produce a limited edition cover for his book “Collectors Edition: Innovative Packaging and Graphics“, he got a good response.
Hand drawn editions came back from The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, Jessica Hische, The Designer’s Republic, Stanley Donwood, photographer Alec Soth, Oliver Jeffers, Peter Gabriel, Nick Cave and Sir Paul McCartney.
All the proceeds from the auction of these Cover Bomb series of Collectors Edition went to the Alzheimer’s Society. You can buy your own copy of the standard book here.
These elegant, limited edition posters designed by selected designers are available as high quality prints from Paper Collective. All purchases contribute to the designers chosen charities. So you can take part in doing some good by getting hold of one of these fantastic prints.
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These beautiful illustrations by Sara Blake, AKA ZSO, were created as an escape from her advertising industry day job. Available for purchase from her online shop, these creatures are full of character and look as though they are about to come alive and escape into the wild.
Illustrator Cheeming Boey made an illuminating discovery one day whilst jotting down some drawing ideas on a disposable styrofoam coffee cup and realising that it looked pretty awesome. Since then he has produced a large number of styrofoam cup illustrations which sell for between $140 and $900. Since then, Boey has displayed his cups in the Marion Meyer Contemporary Art gallery, featured on a Sharpie advertising campaign and won an award at TED.
As with all dying crafts in the modern world, the people working within the industry become marginalised. All the hard work that has created fantastic cityscapes such as the neon lights that hypnotise any visitor to Hong Kong, becomes forgotten and a once prosperous art form struggles for survival. Interviewed within this short film are individuals who have made a career from neon light creations only to see the products of their business model go out of fashion.