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nameless paint


Instead of using color names, each white tube of paint is labelled with an “equation” showing which primary colors, and in what proportions, were used to make the color inside.
The “Nameless Paint” designers, Yusuke Imai and Ayami Moteki, believe that color labels are problematic. “By not assigning names to the colors we want to expand the definition of what a color can be, and the various shades they can create by mixing them,” said Imai. In addition to rejecting labels, the paints also teach color theory.

interesting project from japanese duo ima moteki which aims to help children understand some of the basic concepts behind color theory and how to mix and create new colors

m / 29-08-2016 10:24 - tags: , , , ,  

paper planes


a collaboration between glithero and traditional printers baddeley brothers to create …five expertly crafted paper airplanes, using traditional print press techniques and an unorthodox appropriation of an envelope-folding machine, the project is presented alongside a making-of film that pays homage to the faithful relationship between the printers and their machines…


(via mister jean-louis ‘el capitan’ d)

m / 28-08-2016 08:22 - tags: , , ,  



pretty much everything for the ‘façade’ art project (back in 2009) was made from recycled plastic advertising billboards, the type, the flyers & invites, the book and we even made an (unwearable) jacket… see more here and here

m / 26-08-2016 12:33 - tags: , , , ,  

paper print


interesting new development in 3D printing, recently announced at the annual CES: printing without plastic using instead paper and glue as materials


m / 25-08-2016 20:54 - tags: , , ,  

wax works

i’m really loving this trippy exhibition space created for vlisco textiles, check out the interview with the makers (amongst others michiel schuurman) on grafik

…my collaboration with Vlisco goes back to when I was employed there, so for me it was really easy to grasp what Vlisco is all about. In my first talk with Zara (Atelj, Vlisco creative director) about the exhibition design, I asked whether I could go ‘completely crazy’ with the surface design and she said “yes please”. That is unique, because she knows that ‘crazy’ in my case means patterns that are often optical illusions…not always so friendly to the eye and brain. To have a creative director that wants to push those boundaries is almost unheard of in bigger corporations these days. Most companies want patterns that ‘sell’ and are proven to be a commercial success. Vlisco is at the frontier when it comes to trying out new things, in that respect. I like working for Vlisco because their design process never starts with a visual briefing. It starts with storytelling; Vlisco wants the designers to tell stories with their patterns. That always makes discussing sketches and concepts a delight. It is much more about fantasy and imagination than shapes or pictures…

m / 23-08-2016 12:05 - tags: , , , ,