ScribeMedia recently recommended Lot-Ek to us. In the video on their website, which is from Postopolis, Lot-Ek founders Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano describe how Lot-Ek recycles industrial shipping containers, using them as raw materials for architecture. As ScribeMedia notes, it’s important to recognize that while we at Groundswell find this process appealing for the [...]
The latest issue of PRINT Magazine focuses on “the ways that marketers and designers past and present have answered the populace, molded their perceptions, and spurred them to action.” They’re coming at it from the Marshall McLuhan slash Guy Debord angle, analyzing communications theory and keeping a stern eye out for propagandistic urges and trends. [...]
Chris Jordan creates stunning and startling photographs that highlight the impact of unbridled consumerism. From his artist’s statement: “The immense scale of our consumption can appear desolate, macabre, oddly comical and ironic, and even darkly beautiful; for me its consistent feature is a staggering complexity. The pervasiveness of our consumerism holds a seductive kind of [...]
Stencil artists made use of a stop sign’s shadow to craft an anti-war message in Bloomington, Indiana. The piece itself is was stenciled on the floor using a shadow cast by a light post at night, and later carefully sprayed with a ‘camouflage black’ can. Via designboom.
Global Cities, a recent exhibition at the Tate Modern, presented “films, videos & photographs by more than 20 artists and architects to offer subjective & intimate interpretations of urban conditions” in 10 global cities: Cairo, Istanbul, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Mumbai, São Paulo, Shanghai and Tokyo. Choosing to focus on the host city [...]