Amber’09

November 8, 2009

amber09

Last friday I went to the opening of arts and technology festival; Amber09. It was an amusing way to spend the friday night. Check out the interactive installations and performances.
http://09.amberfestival.org/

I believe what everybody looked forward to see was the mating process of the sexed robots (a performance staged by Paul Granjon).

sexed robots

Sexed Robots
“The Sexed Robots are autonomous wheeled robots fitted with nylon genital organs, respectively male and female. The robots are programmed to explore their environment occasionally entering an “in heat” mode, where they will try and locate a partner in the same state. If a partner is located, the robots will attempt to mate.”

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About Nelson Balaban

From Curitiba, Southern Brazil. Loves graphic design, arts, illustration and typography. Has worked with Adidas, BBDO NY, Billboard Magazine, Camel, Cansei de Ser Sexy, Coca Cola, Diesel, Nike, Sony Ericsson and many more.

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Great Gig Posters

April 27, 2009

I found these great gig posters at http://gigposters.com.

Rilo Kiley
rilo-kiley
Designer: Lure Design Inc

Devendra Banhart
devendra-banhart
Designer: Spike Press

The National
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Designer: Spike Press

Broken Social Scene
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Designer: The Small Stakes

Andrew Bird
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Designer: Gina Kelly

The Decemberists
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Designer: Little Jacket

Animal Collective
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Designer: Delicious Design League

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
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Designer: Dave Conrey

of Montreal
of-montreal
Designer: F2 Design

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Lately I’ve been mingling with lots and lots of canson paper; transforming rectangular boxes into “sculptural” items or designing a package for a traditional tea glass with its saucer and spoon. So I’ve had it with paper and I’m glad we moved on to a different material; wood.

Nevertheless I want to share something I came across when mingling with paper. Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce you paper sculptures of Bert Simons.

To see more of his work: http://www.bertsimons.nl/

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These fancy designs make me wanna thrash away my digital calendar!

Bubble Calendar
Designed the size of a poster, this one offers a bubble to pop everyday.

2009bubble calendar

Click here to buy a bubble calendar in English/Deutsche/Japanese: http://www.bubblecalendar.com/

Napkins Calendar
Russian designer Stas Aki designed this so that the thrashed pages of the calendar can be useful as well.

napkins calendar

You can visit Stas Aki’s website here: http://www.stasaki.com/worjects/napkins-calendar-2009/

LEGO Desktop Calendar
A fun design inspired by our childhood passion LEGO’s.

lego desktop calendar

Click here to order a LEGO desktop calendar: http://www.earlyadopter.co.kr/mall/?type=item&prod_id=2217&shop_gbn=shop&main_category_code=D

Matches Calendar
Creative calendar made of matches designed by Ukrainian Yurko Gursulyak.

matches calendar

Via: http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Calendar-made-of-matches/147210

Seeing Eye Calendar
Now you can test your vision day by day.

seeing eye calendar

You can purchase one here: http://numberedtype.com/shop_seeingEye.html

“Dorogaya” Magnetic Calendar
Easily customized magnetic calendar with, even, 32nd day of month -just in case. Month’s names reduced to 3 letters. Special appeal of this calendar is it’s special chips, like “Deadline”, “Arrival”, “Departure”, five “Drink Day” and one “Don’t Drink Day”. 🙂 Have fun!

magnetic calendar

Via: http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Dorogaya-Magnetic-Calendar/97189

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