A wonderful set of illustrations by Attitude Creative which are available now as iPhone wallpapers and will eventually be produced as posters, shirts, and bags. “Archetypes is a personal project reflecting our love of space, animals and psychology. Using geometric shapes and illustrations of animals we’ve created interpretations of different animal archetypes.” (via behance)
Packaging design by The Pressure for Minneapolis-based musician Sims that involved the creation of an original display font and design of three DIY foldable paper predators within the linar notes of their latest album “Bad Time Zoo”.
After getting several recommendations from friends I finally caught The Parking Lot this weekend via Netflix streaming. This absurd documentary follows a couple of philosophers, poets, musicians and other social outcasts who man a small, seemingly inconsequential parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. Tension rises, deep introspection begins and hilarity ensues. Do yourself a favor and give it a watch.
New work from Christina Empedocles who was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Empedocle eventually graduated from Oberlin College to become a geologist in San Francisco and then got an MFA in painting from California College of the Arts in 2008.
By folding and cutting images, using sculpture, painting and collage, she records personal moments and impressions, enhanced by the ephemera of everyday. Her work is the result of hours of looking – contrasting the nostalgic fantasy of idealized memory and the intense focus of the realistic image.
The latest work from architect Sou Fujimoto who designed this stunning new library for the Musashino Art University in Tokyo. To dramatically emphasize the function of the building, Fujimoto chose to extend the bookshelves beyond the interior with immense external pillars of red cedar shelving covered in structural float glass. (via abitare)
The Fridge Postcard is part of a series by Saraferrari Design that explores the function of postcards. In this design a simple red postcard calendar adheres to any metallic object with an accompanying circular magnet that highlights the date. Available now in their shop. (via notcot)
Valparaiso Cerro Abajo is an urban downhill bike race that takes place every February in Valparaiso, Chile. Here’s a clip from the 2010 race, equally if not moreso insane. These guys have balls so large I don’t know how they stay on their bicycle seats.