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Wu-Note Project: Remixing Album Art

Designer Logan Walters has come up with the Wu-Note Project. He has set himself out to redesign all the classic album cover artwork for the Wu-Tang Discography, which is notorious for some horribly aged artwork.

Wu-Note Project: Remixing Album Art
posted on: Jun 2, 2009 | author: Edna

NBA Europa Design

It’s NBA playoffs right now so a hoops junkie like me doesn’t really need any extra basketball related distractions in their life but the NBA Europa design concept managed to cut through the endless LeBron and Kobe highlight reels to pique my interest. Put together purely as a concept by a graduating senior at the University of Tennessee, the NBA Europa is an 8 team European NBA spinoff.  The finished project features uniforms and logos for the league and all 8 teams as well as a style guide and assorted paraphernalia. While still only a student’s dream, the logos kick the crap out of the existing Euroleague teams and I’d be happy to rock the Stockholm strip on...

NBA Europa Design
posted on: May 20, 2009 | author: thedirtymexican

Tatebanko – Japanese Paper Dioramas...

Do you know tatebanko? Well I’m pretty clued up on Japanese culture, but I had no idea what it was until recently. Apparently it is an almost forgotten art of creating scenic dioramas using paper and clever use of perspective. It was popular in Japan during the 17th Century (Edo Period) till the 19th century and then pretty much disappeared. Now a company in Japan is reviving it, with beautiful little kits to put together your own tatebanko’s. They launched with a series of ones based on famous Japanese ukiyo-e artists – Hiroshige and Hokusai. And now they’ve  got a series based on Tezuka Osamu comics, yes my friends – ASTRO BOY! And they look retro freaking fantastic....

Tatebanko – Japanese Paper Dioramas
posted on: May 12, 2009 | author: Edna

Diesel furniture range, suprisingly nice...

Although this is a dusty example, the X-Ray table from Diesel actually looks really cool. Who would have thought that Diesel would actually release some nice furniture? Of course they have been designed as a collaboration with Italian design staples Foscarini, Moroso, and Zucchi – which explains the contemporary european style. The picture below shows most of the collection, click it to see a bigger version. If you go over the badly designed website you’ll find all the pieces. link Diesel via Wallpaper...

Diesel furniture range, suprisingly nice
posted on: May 8, 2009 | author: Edna

Audrey Kawasaki – New work from solo show in Japan...

[ad#textonly] One of our favourite contemporary artists, Audrey Kawasaki is having her first solo show in Japan. You’d think, as famous as she is and a name like Kawasaki – she’d already been having shows there. But alas, she is based in L.A. Her show is going to be at Space Yui in Aoyama, Tokyo. If you aren’t already a fan – you’ve most probably at least seen her distinctive paintings of girls on wood (no pun intended) floating around the interweb. She’s considered a rising star in LA’s art scene but more importantly she is internationally famous due to the great reaches of the interweb. According to Wikipedia; she is known as a painter and erotic artist,...

Audrey Kawasaki – New work from solo show in Japan
posted on: May 6, 2009 | author: Edna

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