Design Reviews

Design Reviews featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Pine Lady

this collection is about a character of being weak and mortal veiled herself behind the mighty nature and tried to unify with the nature to overcome the intrinsic weakness. In this costume, character finds herself humankind, distanced from mortality and pictures herself as the mother nature.Samin Mousavi prefered to choose pine as her handmade costume material to show the paradox of evergreen nature and mortal young women beauty.

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Sacred trees

This “Sacred Tree” of the Animism series is the ultimate art form which is the integration of photography and painting, in this case is the light painting. This innovative art is inspired by the spiritual essence of the greatest nature. What the camera will see at the moment of exposure is the sparkling delicate soul of oldest living organism. This photographic expression which captures the inspirational moment plays an important roll in artistic culture.

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Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business is a series of 3D holographic portraits have been created as 3D holographic lenticulars to create awareness of the high rates of disability in the Australian Aboriginal community and the complexity of the political and social history which impacts on the lives of all Australians. The exhibition has an app for people with sensory, cognitive and learning impairments which enables inclusive engagement of the project. The exhibition was shown at the United Nations in Geneva in 2013 and United Nations New York in 2014 and is now touring nationally.

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Plates

To demonstrate different departments of the hardware store Didyk Pictures came up with the idea to present them as several plates with different hardware objects on top of them, served in a restaurant manner. White background and white dishes help to accentuate the served objects and make it easier for store visitors to find a certain department. The images were also used on 6x3 meter billboards and posters in public transport all over Estonia. A white background and a simple composition allow this ad message to be perceived even by a person in a passing by car.

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House of Escher

As a photographer, mainly working as an artist, I am looking for the the unusual to take the ordinary from reality. This minimal and beautiful staircase is inside the "Service Center for Students" at University of Cologne, designed by Schuster Architects. This is a very good example for my work: I am looking for the right angles to create pictures where the beholder stops and asks "What is ist? Where is it?". The mind-bending angles of the staircase, evoking the quetsions above, reminded me strongly of the surrealistic drawings by MC Escher, therefore the title.

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Singularity

Singularity is a series of urban buildings Florian W. Mueller collected with his photographic eye from around the world, where the neighbour-buildings, the urban environment is deleted. It's just the building and the sky. Like a sculpture on a pedestal in a clean gallery or museum. The artist isolated the buildings from their thrumming urban environments and put them on a blue-sky pedestal.

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