New York artist Paul Villinski is seemingly obsessed with flight. It has driven him to personally man the cockpits of paragliders and sailplanes and it permeates his artwork which ranges from elegant installations of butterflies made from recycled beer cans and wheelchairs converted to airplanes. The above images are from a 2010 installation called Diaspora in which he crafted dozens of vinyl LP records into a flock of dispersing birds. (via domestica)
The Junkyard Jumbotron is a system that allows laptops or phones in close proximity to be ganged together to form a large display. The idea is actually pretty simple: enter a unique URL on all the devices which displays a QR code on each device, then photograph the resulting array of screens and email it to a special address and that’s all the system needs to slice and orient images on your new jumbo display. The whole projected was designed by Rick Borovoy at MIT and there’s a beta version for you to start tinkering with.
Japan by Daniel Freytag. £45.00 lithographic print in two colours, 100% donated.
Help Japan by James White. $29.99 high-quality print, 100% donated.
Japan Earthquake 2011 no.1 by Linda Nakanishi. $20 fine art print on white, cotton rag archival paper, 100% donated.
Help Japan by w+k Studio. One-color screenprint, multiple donation levels, 100% donated.
Print 07/365 by TheLivingConspiracy. $20 digital high quality fine art print, 100% donated.
Imperial Palace Gardens with Wall, Tokyo by Emily Shur. Photograph available in multiple sizes, 100% donated.
Army for Japan t-shirt by Joshua Smith. $20 super soft Tultex ringspun cotton, 100% donated.
Help Japan by Rob Dobi. Multiple options, 100% donated.
I Love Japan by theartfulbadger. $1.25 button, 100% donated.
I Helped Japan by RhodricPhotography. $21 high quality print, 100% donated.
Japan Relief Poster by rojo foto. $15 poster, 100% donated.
Japan by Skreened. $26.99 American Apparel t-shirt, 100% donated.
Help Japan by Zac Neulieb. $22.50 printed on semi-gloss photo paper, 100% donated.
There are no words to describe the collective devastation we all feel regarding the tragic events in Japan. Want to help? A number of designers have rallied quickly to produce posters, shirts and prints, the proceeds from which will fund recovery and aid operations currently underway in Japan and other affected areas. Images above are linked to their sources.
Many more posters can be found here.
Enterprising textile/embroidery artist cauchy09 has begun stitching some of @MayorEmanuel‘s most epic tweets into lovely embroidered notes. Quick backstory: Columbia College journalism professor Daniel Sinker recently outed himself as the individual behind a foul-mouthed twitter account that satirized former chief of staff (and Chicago mayoral candidate) Rahm Emanuel in the run-up to the 2011 election. This clip from the Colbert Report should explain everything. These embroidered tweets could become a cottage industry.