Study for Fifteen Points. Motors, custom driver electronics, custom software, aluminium, LEDs, computer. 712 x 552 x 606 mm.
With spindly legs that look like an upturned spider, this experimental kinetic artwork by Random International relies on the viewer to watch from just the right perspective to reveal a hidden secret. Each of the 15 ‘arms’ is tipped with white LEDs that collectively move to mimic the motions of a walking human figure. Titled Study for Fifteen Points, the piece was created to examine the “minimal amount of information that is actually necessary for the animated form to be recognised as human.”
Random International are an artist collective known for their ambitious interactive installations and sculptures that incorporate robotics and data, most notably the wildly popular Rain Room. Study for Fifteen Points is the first foray into a new body of work by the group and we’re excited to see what follows. (via The Creator’s Project)
Though I’m not a Guinness drinker I really like this clever exclamation point poster by Danilo Boer. Is this for sale somewhere? (via designspiration)
Inspired by the success of the awesome Love Letter Light (now sold out) the Capello by Molo Design is an LED lamp shaded by a paper cup that can be adapted for myriad uses. (via what we do is secret)
The Time is Money clock by ATYPYK available at selekkt. (via svpply)
If I was in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey and needed a super minimalist calendar and planner to tack up inside my spacecraft en route to Jupiter, I would probably bring along the Wandkalender & Wandplaner 2011 by Populäre Produkte (for sale here). The calendar and planner come with 100 sticky notes to mark the day when your buddies are supposed to be woken from cryogenic hibernation, or when it’s time to pay the heating bill. One side in German, the other in English. (via design milk).
Edit is a project where several designers were asked to represent a musical genre using one graphic element and one typeface. Thirteen screen printed posters were the result ($75). (via changethought)