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Artist Gets Exclusive Rights to Blackest Black Ever Created

Is it innovation in art or a publicity stunt?<p>A British artist has secured exclusive rights to the blackest material ever produced, setting off a …

Dali Museum Adds Virtual Reality to New Disney Exhibit

Visitors to a new exhibition at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, won’t just be looking at art. Thanks to virtual reality, they’ll be …

Making Butterflies: The Perpetual Flip Books of Juan Fontanive

Brooklyn artist Juan Fontanive creates self-flipping flip books of butterflies and hummingbirds… and it’s even more amazing than you think. Every …

New York City

Unit Editions

Ben Bos (1930—2017)<p>For Ben Bos’s 80th birthday in 2010, his wife Elly Bos asked Adrian Shaughnessy to write a short text about Ben for inclusion in …

These Color Photos of Paris Were Shot 100 Years Ago

Back in 1909, a super-rich French banker named Albert Kahn decided to create a photographic record of the world using the new color photography …

France

Photographer Brian Smith on Staying Ahead of the Game, the Importance of Personal Work and Mirrorless Technology (Sponsored)

The career of Miami-based photographer Brian Smith kicked into full gear when he was an undergrad at the University of Missouri; by the time he was …

Design Observer

Mysticism, God, morality, ritual, brotherhood—Mysteries of the Masons: http://dogroup.co/1SvzDfm

Unexpected beauty

Friday, 2:00pm<br>4 September 2015<p>Phillip D. Stearns discovers new images and patterns in the twisted glitches of digital media. Kevin J. Hunt …

Design Observer

Unpacking pattern poetry (and what it has to do with design): dogroup.co/1WMSg0J

"Photography is a language." Alec Soth on his first UK exhibition Gathered Leaves

Regarded as the leading contemporary American photographer, Alec Soth's first major UK exhibition opened this week. BJP talks to Soth about the …

Photographers

Van Abbemuseum's Thing Nothing exhibition explores "the value of the physical object"

<b>Dutch Design Week 2015:</b> Eindhoven's Van Abbemuseum is hosting an exhibition that brings together experimental objects and installations from …

Netherlands

Pieke Bergmans creates neon lights with irregularly shaped tubes

<b>Dutch Design Week 2015:</b> Amsterdam designer Pieke Bergmans used traditional glass-blowing techniques to form these neon lamps with uneven tubes. (+ …

Design

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec’s Typographic Samsung Serif TV

Hats off to Samsung, the Korean giant seems genuinely committed to exploring new and novel design when most every other major television manufacturer …

Feature | There is such a thing as society*

<b>The ‘First Things First’ manifesto was first published as a folded broadsheet of 20 x 15 inches in January 1964.</b><p>*‘There is no such thing as society’ …

Profit

The Line

Why Waterstones, Odeon and 10 Downing Street are dropping letters

NHS Blood and Transport has unveiled a typographic campaign that looks to encourage more people to donate blood.<p>“Missing Type”, created by PR company …

Downing Street

Graffiti Artist Spray Paints Abandoned Buildings’ Floors With Geometric Tiles

Who needs tiles when you have stencils and spray paint? That’s the idea behind floor tiling by Javier de Riba. This artist goes to abandoned …

The Debate, Part 2

<i>This month, The Monacelli Press publishes the first English translation of a famous 1972 debate between Dutch graphic designers Wim Crouwel and Jan</i> …

Ill-Studio creates stunning and witty guide to augmented reality for MINI

Step aside anyone who’s ever made a tutorial video before because THIS is how you really do it. This slick guide MINI has created with Paris-based …

Augmented Reality

Articles about designer harry bertoias unusual sound making sculptures on Dwell.com - Dwell

Take a past-and-present look at the production process of the Bertoia...<p>Midcentury-master Harry Bertoia's oeuvre includes iconic furniture, prints and drawings, sculpture, jewelry, and more.<p>Inspiring Icon / Harry...<p>Knoll celebrates the enduring legacy of the sculptor and...<p>Harry Washington, one …

Sculpture

RT @katyha: Jane Austen Bingo. I genuinely think this is the thing on the internet that has made me laugh the most ever. http://t.co/3Tt1DkKzOc