Soy sauce containers and anime figurines | the politically charged work of three

Paul Art

‘ Tokyo Electric’ (2013) ‘Consisting of three young artists who generally choose to remain anonymous, three creates whimsical sculptures and space-altering installations using everyday materials such as plastic anime figurines and small, plastic fish-shaped soy sauce containers,’ explains Miwako Tezuka. As gallery director for Japan Society in New York, Tezuka has invited three to participate in their inaugural summer residency …

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Quite Possibly The Most Gorgeous Office Space Ever

Paul Interior Design

Urban Outfitters’ new office space might be one of the nicest work spaces I have ever seen. The 125 year old campus was built from the remains of Philadelphia’s historic navy yard. The 341,000 sq ft space was designed by Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle and has brought all of the employees, who were once spread across six different buildings throughout downtown Philadelphia, to …

1953 Volkswagen Beetle Crunched Into a Shiny Sphere

Paul Art

Look what Indonesian artist Ichwan Noor has done to a heap of car parts, a few scraps of aluminum and some carefully crafted pieces of polyester. This tightly compressed sphere resembles a brand-new 1953 Volkswagen Beetle that was somehow balled up into a globular mass of shiny yellow goodness. Part of the Art Basel show that recently took place in …

Furniture – Biomorphic Foam Forms

Paul Product Design

    Slashed sofa and ottoman, upholstered foam, stainless steel frame (above) At One seat, timber frame, foam, velvet and sheet latex (following)       Hybreeds, a collection of vintage furniture frames and biomorphic foam forms     Blo Lamp – hand blown glass, LEDs, stainless steel stand, concrete base (following)   All by UK industrial designer / artist …

Greed is indeed a sin!

Paul Just a thought...

Infographics video on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between the perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is. And don’t think for a minute that this inequality of wealth is only happening in the US.

Huge Hyper-realistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck

Paul Art

Huge Hyper-realistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck Australian artist Ron Mueck is currently presenting his incredible hyperrealistic sculptures at Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris until September 29… Ron Mueck | Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain

Choosing a Typeface:

Paul A bit of info...

A typeface is one of the most significant elements of the overall design process. With over 20,000 typefaces available more being created every day, where does one begin? It is for the designer to bear the responsibility of two things. Firstly to not prevent the reader their reading pleasure, but to aid and support it. Secondly, is a responsibility to …

Social Media Fail (never cross the streams)

Paul Example, Facebook, Social Media

Here is bit of an example of what ‘not to do’ when trying to engage your audience. I recently received a personally addressed letter in the mail, so far, so good. The letter was from a supplier asking me to ‘like’ them on their new Facebook page. You can guess what happened next, that letter went straight into the bin …