I just love this work from Berlin based Judith Sang. I saw this series “Trift” a while back and forwarded it to a friend. It has now hit the radar again and I just can’t not post it up this time. The clean edges and slick finish of the tops of the wood blocks are so professionally finished. The fade into the wood grain just makes me melt… not to mention the colors! I would love to touch and see these in person. (and then take a few back with me to my loft)
Check it out on Judith’s Website
read on the Daily Tonic
and found via Norsk Stil
I’m also really into her wax series Ecdysis.
Fast Company has a wonderful article about how photographer Eric Fischer uses Flickr geotags to map world cities. Using Flickr’s public API he’s created over 50 elegant city maps. These are just facinating and beautiful! A great representation of community, humanity, and the art of open source.
Fast Company explains the color coding as:
Black is walking (less than 7mph), Red is bicycling or equivalent speed (less than 19mph), Blue is motor vehicles on normal roads (less than 43mph); Green is freeways or rapid transit.
Here is San Francisco:
Eric also made a set based upon weather you are a tourist or a local. Here is what he had to say about it on his Flickr:
Blue points on the map are pictures taken by locals (people who have taken pictures in this city dated over a range of a month or more).
Red points are pictures taken by tourists (people who seem to be a local of a different city and who took pictures in this city for less than a month).
Here is New York Based upon Tourists or Locals:
And San Francisco based upon Tourist or Local: (I love how Alcatraz and the Golden Gate, and the Pier are clearly defined as tourist)
Check out the Fast Company article, Eric’s Fischer’s Local’s and Tourist’s Flickr Set, and his Geotaggers’ Word Atlas Flickr Set.
After keeping this post by ISO50 in my rss reader for a week or so, I finally got around to checking it out. My goodness, the work of Maxim Zhestkov takes my breath away. Thanks for sharing Alex.
Check out more on his website http://www.zhestkov.com/
ometimes I like to highlight inspiring people who have incredible work. I’ve been following typographer and illustrator Jessica Hische for a little while now. She has awesome work that I love to look at and was recently featured as the Letter Cult Person of the Year. Check out her website is and her blog. Here is her description of the daily drop cap, a internet type project she has created. (the S to the left is one of these drop-caps!)
The Daily Drop Cap is an ongoing project by typographer and illustrator Jessica Hische. Each day (or at least each WORK day), a new hand-crafted decorative initial cap will be posted for your enjoyment and for the beautification of blog posts everywhere.
Daily Drop Cap is a project I started in September of 2009 in which I illustrate a decorative letter every day (or at least every work day). The project will continue for approximately twelve alphabets and are available for non-commercial use as drop caps on your personal blog.
I’ve been following the work of Jason Lazarus for a while now. I recently came across a new project he started called the “Too Hard To Keep” Archive. It is a blog in which he takes submissions from anyone in the world of photos that they have that are “too hard to keep.” he archives the photos on his blog and the respective owners can destroy their own copies because they are, in fact, too hard to keep. In his own words:
I have started an archive of photographs deemed “too hard to keep.” This may include photos or photo albums of:
ex’s, photos of deceased friends/family/pets, places/objects too hard to view again, etc. The reason you can’t live with the photo or photo album I do not need to know…
I am creating a repository for these images so that they may exist without being destroyed. You may dictate whether the images you submit to the archive are:
1. images not to be shown again, or
2. images that may be exhibited in the future with other submissions to the archive.
Here are a few of the submissions:
this one requested “submission privacy”:
Take a look here: http://toohardtokeep.blogspot.com/ and if you want to submit photos instructions are on that page as well. This archive really strikes a beautiful note.. as it hits an emotion that most humans on this earth can understand… the pain of memory. – sara cannon