LUCHA LIBRE POSTERS BY ZORAN LUCIC

by Ariadna Zierold

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Croatian designer Zoran Lucić was approached to design a series of posters for the Lucha Libre CMLL, Mexico’s major professional wrestling federation. Zoran’s retro-licious work is reminiscent of old-school posters from the 60’s and 70’s.

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Zoran Lucić was born in Šabac, Serbia (former Yugoslavia) and grew up in Domaljevac, Bosnia & Herzegovina and for some time in Hungary. Zoran Lucic studied graphism and design at the Bijeljina B&H University and, although his first love was sculpting, he later discovered an affinity for typography. He now lives in Bijeljina and works as a freelance graphic designer.

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Surreal Symmetry by Trent Kuhn

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I can’t say I know exactly what this type of art is called, but I personally have dubbed it ‘Freestyle Photoshopping’. To me it’s a practice of exercise in flow state and free association by layering about 20 random images I find on the internet. I begin to manipulate and begin to build a scene. There is something about symmetry that is pleasing to the eye and allows me to find interesting shapes and compositions. This opens up opportunities to explore new and surreal landscapes by following all the happy accidents that arise.”

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Trent Kuhn is a digital artist across several mediums. He currently resides in the Bay Area of California. Specializing in Illustration, Retouching, Graphic Design, and Digital Painting.

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THE SURFACES AND COLORS OF STEEL

by Ariadna Zierold

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Kneip is a craft, design and art studio founded by Jørgen Platou Willumsen and Stian Korntved Ruud that creates its inspiration from nature and objects with artisanal processes.

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All sets are handmade. For years, the designers have worked on metals to note the formal qualities of steel, brass or copper and the way they behave over time with certain chemicals or colors.

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Kneip aims to do unique projects along with the web shop. Jørgen and Stian work in a wide range of expressions and techniques, and wants Kneip to be moving towards a meeting point between art, design and craftsmanship.

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The collection Pat.vol 1 shows the results of these experiments inspired by nature, climate and geometry. Kneip offers an experimental design with a number of ornamental objects that show the effects on metal.

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ART DECÒ WATER TOWER VASES

by Ariadna Zierold

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Italian designer Michael Breschi (1984) studied Industrial Design at Florence University and graduated in 2010. He founded his own studio, Gentle Giants, in 2012. The studio works on a diverse range of projects exploring the fluid borders between art and design. As his website suggests, Breschi is something of a romantic.

“Pleasure to me is wonder: the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.”

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This is a good description of the elegant series of water tower vases that Breschi began after meeting the owner of a porcelain company. He was invited to learn the techniques of ceramic-making first hand. He spent eight months using the company’s facilities to perfect his craft.

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While industrial towers and vases share similar water-storing properties, the decision to create vases actually came from Breschi’s experiments with porcelain.

“At the beginning I wanted to do some sculptures, art objects; then when I began to understand the work techniques of china, and the propensity of this material to make hollow objects, I decided to make vases.”

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Taking their shape from Art Decò water and gas towers, the Industry Collection brings a highly finished retro work to any space. Hand crafted in Jingdezhen, the preeminent city for ceramic works, the pieces achieve aesthetic excellence while paying homage to the German photographers Brend and Hilla Becher from whose works the vases were modeled.  Each item in the series sits atop a gold plated, metal base.

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Tales of Auto Elasticity by Chris Labrooy

UK based artist and designer Chris Labrooy created ‘ Tales of Auto Elasticity‘ as a sequel to his first 2013 series ‘Auto Aerobics‘.  Experimenting with 3D tools to shape and stretch classic cars into mind bending positions, the artist continues to explore this virtual terrain using new techniques.  Known for his brilliant combination of typography, architecture, product design and visual art, you can find more of Labrooy’s works at chrislabrooy.com

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The kaleidoscopic watertower in Brooklyn by tom fruin

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From DesignBoom: “tom fruin has unveiled his newest kaleidoscopic structural installation ‘watertower’ as the premiere work completed in the united states for his series ‘icon‘. the brooklyn artist has built a 25 by 10 foot tall water tank formed from nearly 1,000 colorful salvaged plexiglass pieces gathered from all over NYC. the work has been constructed atop building 20 jay street, near the east river waterfront in brooklyn.  the glittering sculpture is illuminated by natural light during the day, while from sunset to sunrise an ardunio-controlled light show,  designed by ryan holsopple, is conducted inside the work. ‘watertower’ is visible to any person with a clear view of the dumbo, brooklyn, NYC skyline. the illuminated, colored glass work will be on show from june 7th, 2012, remaining on exhibition until the following june.”

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