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Kurt Perschke’s Giant Inflatable RedBall UK Project | Colossal

 

via Video Timelapse of Kurt Perschke’s Giant Inflatable RedBall UK Project | Colossal.

 This summer, New York artist Kurt Perschke brought his famous RedBall project to the UK for the first time, installing his massive inflatable red ball in a total of 20 sites around the country. Photos of the public installations flooded the news and photo sharing sites likeFlickr and Instagram, and I tried to live vicariously through them and imagine what it might be like to stand in the completely transformed spaces inhabited by this giant red sphere. Lucky for us filmmaker Danny Cooke was on hand during the entire RedBall UK trip and edited together this fantastic timelapse of the installation as it moved from location to location around the country. I recommend sitting back and watching it much larger for the full effect.

Corner I & III & IV – Tauba Auerbach

There are 3 new artworks on my wishlist: Corner I, Corner III and Corner IV by Tauba Auerbach. They’re ‘just’ white, woven canvases.

 

via Corner I & III & IV – today and tomorrow.

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Edited by Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares
Khatt Books, Amsterdam 2010
Highly illustrated 396 pages in color
Languages: Dutch, English, Arabic
Size: 21 cm x 28 cm
Soft cover with flaps

The Typographic Matchmaking in the City project is a design research project investigating new approaches for bilingual lettering and poetic narrative for public space.

 

The Khatt Foundation, Center for Arabic Typography is a cultural foundation and design research center dedicated to advancing design and typography in the Middle East, North Africa and their diaspora, and to building cross-cultural creative networks.

 

1,000 Doors by Choi Jeong-Hwa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doors was an enormous 10-story public art installation made from 1,000 reused doors by South Korean artist Choi Jeong-Hwa. From what I can tell it appears the piece was installed somewhere in Seoul in 2009. Choi discusses his process over on the Creators Project where he talks about becoming a public installation artist because he was unable to draw or paint, but would instead spend much of his time walking around the city discovering interesting trash and discarded objects and photographing it. (via ju est fou)

via 1,000 Doors by Choi Jeong-Hwa | Colossal.

Little Shining Man

 

 

“Little Shining Man” is kite conceived by Heather and Ivan Morison, designed by Sash Reading, engineered and fabricated by Queen & Crawford. It features 1700 3d printed connectors, carbon fibre rods and cubenfibre aerospace fabric. It just looks beautiful.

Little Shining Man – today and tomorrow.

LOVE on DesignMarketo

LOVE, for Japan—by Akinori Oishi

Like anyone this past week, we’ve been following the aftermath of the terrible events in Japan. We decided to produce a series of posters to support and encourage your donations. For the first poster we asked our friends Akinori Oishi to draw and All Cats Are Grey to print.

Silkscreen print, 2 colours, on Somerset “rough edges” 220g approx. 50×70cm—edition of 50.

More links:

Akinori Oishi
aki-air.com/

printed by:
All Cats Are Grey
www.allcatsaregreyprints.com/

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Simple stuff to be happy about (Spontaneous City – London Fieldworks)

SPONTANEOUS CITY IN THE TREE OF HEAVEN
Duncan Terrace Gardens
Islington, London, N1
19 July, 2010 ongoing

Cremorne Gardens
Chelsea, London, SW10
19 July, 2010 ongoing

London Fieldworks’ Spontaneous City in the Tree of Heaven is a sculptural installation drawing on the ecology and biodiversity of two sites on opposite sides of London: Duncan Terrace Gardens in the East and Cremorne Gardens in the West. The installations are constructed from several hundred bespoke bird boxes mounted in two trees of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) and reflect the forms of the surrounding architecture; a combination of Georgian town houses, and 60′s social housing around Duncan Terrace Gardens, and the World’s End Estate adjacent to Cremorne Gardens. Spontaneous City in the Tree of Heaven has developed out of a recent London Fieldworks project, Super Kingdom, commissioned by Stour Valley Arts for Kings Wood in Kent, where ‘show homes’ for animals were constructed based on the architecture of despot’s palaces.

“As an added layer of biodiversity speak, there’s irony in the title of the “Spontaneous City in the Tree of Heaven” project. The “tree of heaven” or Ailanthus altissima, a deciduous tree native to both northeast and central China and Taiwan, is actually a tree species of much botanical interest in London, and elsewhere in England generally. Essentially, a lot of people are quite concerned that this ornamental turn invasive species is poised to rocket in numbers. It’s one of the fastest growing trees around, it’s allelopathic (meaning it produces a chemical that inhibits the growth or other plants), and its seed production capabilities are almost unmatched”. David Ng

The installations have been commissioned for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Islington Council by up projects as part of their Secret Garden Project ; a new programme of artists commissions and events for secret gardens, lesser known green spaces, and urban corners across London. They will be in situ for three years.

Simple stuff to be happy about (Spontaneous City – London Fieldworks).