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Museum of Arts and Design

The revamped Museum of Arts and Design opened in New York a few weeks back They’re sporting newly redesigned digs and a brand spanking new graphic identity. The geometric design is apparently all over the city, plastered on the side of planes, trains and automobiles as well as the odd street banner. One can only begin to imagine the pressure involved in being the person responsible for creating an identity for a museum dedicated to great design but, for what it’s worth, I think the guys at Pentagram did a pretty good job. I’m a fan of the unique typeface they’ve created. Apparantly they drew inspiration from the building’s shape and location to create the new look. You...

Museum of Arts and Design
posted on: Oct 25, 2008 | author: thedirtymexican

NYC: Zombiecon

The fourth annual Zombiecon is on this Saturday in Manhattan. With its combination of urban terrorism and Zombies, it’s a no-brainer. DEGOURGET approves. Spice up your Saturday – get dressed as a zombie and prowl the streets of Manhattan with other like minded souls – terrorise shoppers, engage in schenanigans and get a bit of bar hopping action in. What more could you want? Ostensibly the event aims to make a statement about rampant consumerism using the ever so effective medium of street theatre, but the real kicker is the opportunity to do a spot of non-Halloween related Zombie styles whilst fucking with people’s heads. Don’t pretend like that’s not appealing on some base level. EDITORS NOTE: We...

NYC: Zombiecon
posted on: Oct 17, 2008 | author: thedirtymexican

The Urban Cookbook – Recipes for the Graffiti Generation...

Came accross this in my favourite Sydney bookstore, Ariel, the other day. A pretty novel concept – combining two of our favourite things in the world: Art and Eating. The author put this book together over a great excuse for a trip around Paris, Berlin, and Amsterdam to London and New York. His road-trip rules were to use public transport, eat street food, and stay in cheap, locally run hotels. All of which allowing him to focus on visiting underground-art-type places, people and events that are seldom covered in traditional culinary or travel titles. There’s fifty recipes including such tantalising urban dishes as: Jerk chicken with hot pepper gravy, Ras-el-hanout lamb, Trinchada, Potjiekos and Rajad’s perfect steak. I’m hungry...

The Urban Cookbook – Recipes for the Graffiti Generation
posted on: Oct 7, 2008 | author: Edna

The iPhone camera sucks – but it can be used for good...

Photo-stitching is nothing new, but when someone does it with the iPhones notoriously terrible camera, people its hard not to notice. Photo-stitching is quite literally the process of ‘stitching’ together separate photos using software like Photoshop and combining them to form a single image.  p0psharlow from flickr took and stitched these. They make the crappy, blurry and noisy photos you normally get from the iPhone, actually looks quite striking and interesting.  We applaud any unusual creative uses of overpriced gadgets. It definitely makes it easier to justify the price. I mean – its for art! Anyway if you want to try it yourself. Here is an easy to follow guide on how to stitch photos in Photoshop. A...

The iPhone camera sucks – but it can be used for good
posted on: Oct 1, 2008 | author: Edna

Take a Seat – Public Art Installation...

File this under reasons we love New York. Take a Seat is a public installation piece that “creates value simply by relocating an object to a new location”. The project encourages people rescue usuable chairs that have been thrown away and leave them on subway station platforms lacking in seating options. The project allows anyone to contribute with a simple act. The primary focus is New York but the organisers are calling on people to participate whereever they may be, interstate or overseas, it doesn’t matter so long as it is in keeping with the project’s ideals. Check the Flickr stream of submissions here or visit the site for more info. Some sample pics after the...

Take a Seat – Public Art Installation
posted on: Oct 1, 2008 | author: thedirtymexican

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