Be Your Own Souvenir

Be Your Own Souvenir toys museums kinect interactive computers

Be Your Own Souvenir toys museums kinect interactive computers

Be Your Own Souvenir toys museums kinect interactive computers

Be Your Own Souvenir toys museums kinect interactive computers

Be Your Own Souvenir toys museums kinect interactive computers

Be Your Own Souvenir toys museums kinect interactive computers

Be Your Own Souvenir toys museums kinect interactive computers

So you’re at the museum, and deep down in the sub-basement right next to the restrooms you happen to discover an enormous machine that looks like it was pulled from the Aliens II movie set. And then you notice you can insert a dollar, and suddenly the machine whirs to life and pipes hot, neon green plasticine into a mold in front of your very eyes as you inahale noxious fumes. Within moments you’re in the possession of a bona-fide neon green submarine, a memento of your visit to the museum that smells strange for days. Be Your Own Souvenir by Barcelona-based blablabLAB is just like that, except a trillion times more awesome. Using custom software developed using openFrameworks and openKinect, visitors film themselves in front of 3 kinect sensors for a full 360-degree scan and within moments a 3D printer known as a RepRap machine spits out a little army guy version of themselves. Every museum in the world should have one of these in their sub-basement, though they can probably install this by the front door. (via vimeo)

Let’s Do This!

Lets Do This! typography posters and prints eco friendly adventure

Lets Do This! typography posters and prints eco friendly adventure

A great new letterpress print available from Heartfish Press. Printed with soy-based black ink, only $23. (via svpply)

Toothpick Typography

Toothpick Typography wood typography fonts animals

Toothpick Typography wood typography fonts animals

Toothpick Typography wood typography fonts animals

Toothpick Typography wood typography fonts animals

Toothpick Typography wood typography fonts animals

Toothpick Typography wood typography fonts animals
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Swiss design student Jérôme Haldemann was given the class assignment of creating a font based on an animal theme. The animal he received at random: a hedgehog. Behold his prickly, three-dimensional interpretation of Bodoni: TYPICK. Thanks Jérôme for sharing your work with Colossal!

Computer effects without the computer

Computer effects without the computer string light computers

Computer effects without the computer string light computers

Computer effects without the computer string light computers

Computer effects without the computer string light computers

A new video from Denmark-based Lasse Andersen and Rune Brink of Dark Matters uses lights, string, and other tricks to simulate computer special effects. I absolutely love this.

Annie Vought

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Annie Vought writing process paper

Annie Vought writing process paper

Annie Vought writing process paper

New work from artist Annie Vought who delicately cuts away the white space from handwritten letters and scribbles. It seems her work has increased dramatically in its scale and complexity since I posted about her last year. See her work at Unspeakable Projects in San Francisco as part of her joint show “You Are A Bitch” with Hannah Ireland through April 21.

Forest Xylophone

Forest Xylophone xylophones wood outdoors nature advertising

Forest Xylophone xylophones wood outdoors nature advertising

Forest Xylophone xylophones wood outdoors nature advertising

A new commercial for NTT Docomo’s Touch Wood SH-08C wooden-encased phone, created by Morihiro Harano of Drill Inc. The video follows a small wooden ball that traverses a sloped xylophone “track”, relying only on the force of gravity to gradually play Bach’s Cantata 147. If only more advertising was this brilliant. (via spoon and tamago)

Mario Zanaria

Mario Zanaria tableau portraits body black and white

Italian photographer Mario Zanaria has some striking contact sheets (nsfw) of his models. Amazing. (via paul octavious)

A video of 1,871 slices of the human body

A video of 1,871 slices of the human body technology science body anatomy

A video of 1,871 slices of the human body technology science body anatomy

Sooooooo that’s what that looks like. The Visible Human Project was an effort to create a detailed data set of cross-sectional photographs of the human body. The cadaver used for the project was from convicted murder Joseph Paul Jernigan who donated his body for scientific research prior to his execution without exact knowledge of his body’s fate. Recently, artists Croix Gagnon and Frank Schott took images from the video above and reconstructed them in three-dimensional form as part of the 12:31 Project. The ghostly prints from that series are available here, and all proceeds benefit Amnesty International.

A video of 1,871 slices of the human body technology science body anatomy

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