marcus levine: hammer + nail works the sculptural works of british artist marcus levine enact a physical pointillism, each composed of thousands of nails hammered into wood panels. all works are completed freehand without any sketches or tracing onto the boards.
eindhoven-based studio pelidesign (alexander pelikan) presents ‘a machine’s perception’, a series of door handles, at milan design week 2011 in the ventura lambrate area of the city. working to combine both experimental design and craftsmanship, pelikan has developed these door handles by monitoring both the possibilities and shortcomings of machines. ‘a machine’s perception’ explores the errors of 3D scans and their ultimate visualizations. with his designs, a flawed virtual reality becomes real and tangible. the door handles are developed in partnership with research laboratory TNO eindhoven and studio ludens, and are 3D printed in steel by i.materialise.
An artist that can truly do no wrong, France’s JR has lived the past year in a true whirlwind of accomplishments. His long-reaching work has spanned the world in hopes of bringing to light the injustice and difficulties faced by the marginalized. Awarded with the TED Prize for 2011, the humble artist speaks candidly over the phone in an interview regarding his work and his INSIDE OUT Project.
French street artist JR has taken his act throughout the world in some of the world’s most visible campaigns. Bringing to light the strength, importance and empowerment of women globally, his iconic large scale wheat-pasted posters took to the bustling Chinese city of Shanghai. Much like you’d expect, several massive pieces litter the metropolitan.
UnoFuori Studio designed and exhibited 6 custom skatedeck series for Unseen Uk at an evening hosted at the Tobacco factory in Bristol. The aim of the evening was to help raise awareness of human trafficking in Britain. It was a great evening and the designs got a good response from those who came.