Wednesday, January 18, 2012

London Art Fair Photo 50

Julie Cockburn/ Boy/ 2011/ Found plastic on found Photography

At a time when many are mourning the demise of film and traditional photography techniques, an exhibition at this year's London Art Fair, Photo50, introduces a group of artists who are experimenting with analogue in new and unexpected ways...
Curated by Sue Steward, the exhibition brings together the work of 12 photographers who are all exploring different ways to present images, and who use playful techniques to achieve surprising results.

Aliki Braine, Draw Me A Tree Black Out, 2006
A number of them use photographic images as a starting point to create original pieces of art. "Many images in this exhibition were produced through analogue processes and reveal surprising similarities with their digital counterparts; many mingle the two," says Steward in the essay accompanying the show. "There is also the changing assumption that the photographic print is the finished object, the ultimate goal of production. But it is no longer necessarily the end-point; the printed paper is enduring transformation, partially destroyed or decorated, re-built to take on a new dimension – and becoming an original artwork in its own right."

Comme des Garçons White Drama

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Designs of the Year 2012 Nominations

Butaro Hospital, Butaro, Rwanda
MASS Design Group
Folly for a Flyover, London, UK
Assemble, supported by The Bank of America Merrill Lynch CREATE Art Award
Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou, China
Zaha Hadid Architects
Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK
David Chipperfield Architects
Care Home, Huise-Zingem, Belgium
Sergison Bates Architects LLP
Maggies Centre, Gartnavel, Glasgow, UK
National Park of Mali Buildings, Bamako, Mali
Diébédo Francis Kéré of Kéré Architecture
Moses Bridge, Fort de Roovere, Netherlands
RO&AD Architects
Olympic 2012 Velodrome, London, UK
Hopkins Architects
Spaceport America, New Mexico
Foster + Partners
The Iron Market, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
John McAslan + Partners
Youth Factory, Mérida, Spain
Selgascano, Gestaltskate and Jarex
BC Homepage Version 4, London, UK
Beck’s Green Box project
Face Substitution, New York, USA
Arturo Castro and Kyle McDonald
Guardian iPad edition, London, UK
Guardian News and Media in consultation with Mark Porter
High Arctic, National Maritime Museum, London, UK
United Visual Artists
Homeplus Tesco Virtual Store, Seoul, South Korea
Homeplus Tesco
Letter to Jane, Portland, USA
Tim Moore
Microsoft Kinect and Kinect SDK
Microsoft Games Studios, Microsoft Research and Xbox, UK and USA
Musicity, London, UK
Concept by Nick Luscombe and Simon Jordan and designed by Jump Studios
The Stanley Parable, California, USA
Written and created by Davey Wreden
Suwappu, London, UK
Dentsu London, UK, in consultation with BERG
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA
Andrew Bolton with the support of Harold Koda of The Costume Institute, New York, USA
The Duchess of Cambridge’s Wedding Dress, London, UK
Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
Céline Autumn/Winter ’11, Paris, France
Phoebe Philo at Céline
Late Night Chameleon Café, London, UK
Store design: Gary Card, Creative director: John Skelton, Brand director: Dan Mitchell
Mary Katrantzou Autumn/Winter ‘11, London, UK
Mary Katrantzou
Melissa + Gaetano Pesce Boot and Flip Flop, New York, USA
Gaetano Pesce, Manufactured by Melissa, Brazil
Oratory Jacket, London, UK
Will Carleysmith, Brompton Bicycle Ltd
Suno Spring/Summer ‘11, New York, USA
Vivienne Westwood Ethical Fashion Africa Collection, Autumn/Winter ’11
Vivienne Westwood, London, UK
132 5. Issey Miyake
Miyake Design Studio, Tokyo, Japan
Balsa Furniture, London, UK
Kihyun Kim
Chassis, Munich, Germany
Stefan Diez
The Crates, Beijing, China
Naihan Li & Co
Earthquake Proof Table, Jerusalem, Israel
Arthur Brutter and Ido Bruno
Harbour Chair, London, UK
André Klauser and Ed Carpenter at Very Good & Proper, London, UK
Hemp Chair, Berlin, Germany
Studio Aisslinger
Lightwood, London, UK
Jasper Morrison
Moon Rock Tables, London, UK
Bethan Laura Wood
Not So Expanded Polystyrene (NSEPS), London, UK
Attua Aparicio & Oscar Wanless at SILO
Oak Inside, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Christien Meindertsma
Osso, Paris, France
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
Textile Field at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, fabric by Kvadrat
Tip Ton, London, UK
Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
Waver, Munich, Germany
Konstantin Grcic
XXXX_Sofa, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Yuya Ushida
AA Files, London, UK
John Morgan Studio
Beauty is in the Street, London, UK
Four Corners Books, Cover designed by John Morgan
Book interior designed by Pierre Le Hors
Bloomberg Businessweek, New York, USA
Bloomberg Businessweek
The Comedy Carpet, Blackpool, UK
Gordon Young and Why Not Associates
Cover artwork and video for Join Us by They Might Be Giants, New York, USA
Paul Sahre
Cut it Out, London, UK
Noma Bar
Matthew Hilton identity and website, London, UK
Nokia Pure Font, London, UK
Dalton Maag
One Thousand Cranes for Japan
Concept by Anomaly and Unit 9, London, UK
Photo-Lettering, Yorklyn, USA
House Industries
GF Smith Digital Campaign, London, UK
SEA Design
Stockmann packaging, Helskinki, Finland
Kokoro & Moi
Self Service Magazine
Petronio Associates
What Design Can Do! , Amsterdam, Netherlands
De Designpolitie
Your Browser Sent A Request That This Server Could Not Understand,
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Koen Taselaar
Ascent, Haunch of Venison, London, UK
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
pq Eyewear designed by Ron Arad A-frame line and Corbs line
Ron Arad
Botanica, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Studio Formafantasma
Carbon Black Wheelchair
Andrew Slorance
Defibtech Lifeline VIEW™ Automated External Defibrillator (AED), LLC Guilford, USA
Heracleum, Schiedam, Netherland
Studio Bertjan Pot
Hövding Invisible Cycle Helmet
Jawbone JAMBOX, San Francisco, USA
Yves Béhar, Fuseproject
The Learning Thermostat, USA
Nest, Palo Alto
Mine Kafon, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Massoud Hassani
London 2012 Olympic Torch, UK
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
Black and Decker
Shade, London, UK
Simon Heijdens
Solar Sinter, London, UK
Markus Kayser Studio
Thixotrope, London, UK
Conny Freyer, Sebastien Noel and Eva Rucki of Troika
TMA-1 Headphones
Totem, London, UK
Bethan Laura Wood in collaboration with Pietro Viero
White Collection, Finland
Ville Kokkonen
787 Dreamliner
Autolib’ Paris, France
Bertrand Delanoë, Mayor of Paris, France
Bike Hanger - Bicycle Storage, New York, USA
Manifesto Architecture
Mia Electric Car
Mia Electric
Re-design for Emergency Ambulance, London, UK
Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design and Vehicle Design Department,Royal College of Art
T27 Electric Car, Surrey, UK
Gordon Murray Design
Taurus Electro G4
Pipistrel doo Ajdovscina