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About a month ago I went to the Walker Art Center‘s Art Lab to participate in some text messaging at the event TXT IMGE BK GNR8TR. This was no ordinary texting action, nooo…using letterpress wood type (stamps), I crafted a unique, analog ‘text message’ for my friend Allison. Once I finished my text, I stepped over to the photo lab, where I was photographed with some mobiles that weighed about 5 lbs each. (I believe these photos were to be a part of an artist’s book, but I am not sure on the details.) I then used the pic to add to my text so Allison could see just what I had been up to. I have to say, this crafty text event was fun, something I’d never done before–I even felt like I was in kindergarten, sitting there taking directions on how to fold my paper and envelope, getting inky and messy, and even stamping a letter down backwards (doh!). After the night I had, I felt a bit de-stressed and calm. What some art-making can do for you 🙂

Unfortunately, this event isn’t running now, but check out other fun and educational events at learn.walkerart.org.

STAMPS!

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HAND-FOLDED – It was harder than it looked.

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TXT SPEAK ONLY…

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PHOTO LAB

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FRONT

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INSIDE

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HAD TO USE THE WORD ‘RAD’.

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THE END.

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This is what happens when you post thought-provoking life questions in the form of street art. The Poster Public Project challenges people to pause, stop and think. The artist, Elay, asks:

Imagine you saw a colour in your dream, which you have never seen before. It doesn’t consist of any colours or shades that you know. Trying to describe that colour would be as difficult as trying to believe that there is enough love & compassion in the world so every human can feel happiness.

Do you think this is possible? Can you do this? I think some people would have more difficulty than others…maybe it’s a matter of how much strength and faith we carry in ourselves…

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via Wooster Collective via Urban Prankster

Steven Woodward‘s 2008 exhibition (latest work) kicks off with a reception tomorrow night. Check it out.

When: Fri. 10/24/08 5-9 p.m.

Where: The Union Depot. 214 Fourth Street E. St.Paul, MN. 

(FREE on-street parking + light refreshments)

Exhibition: 10/28 through 11/26. Tues. through Fri. 3-6 p.m. Sat. 1-4 p.m.

Past Work:

Juggler Not, 1989 @ Opus. laminated pine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judith, 2000. hand-braided rug, various materials

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What emotions do you think or feel are being represented here? Experience this e-Motions motion graphic by Tania Falcao. e-Motions states: Animation is an art form which brings to life our imagination, creates illusions an mimics actions. “Through this form of expression, based in motion, is possible to give form to sensations and feelings showing physical reactions and facial expressions. The goal is to present emotions and sensations through the expression of drawing and 2D digital animation technology.” via 2Modern Design Talk.

Inhabitat is one of my favorite places to discover new and inspiring design ideas. Just a minute ago, I saw the Facebook Inhabitat group has announced that they’ve been nominated for a Cooper Hewitt People’s Design Award. This award was founded by the prestigious Cooper Hewitt Design Museum and the competition gives people a chance to vote for their favorite examples of good design.

Inhabitat says “We’re honored to be nominated and we think it’s important to spread the word that good design is green design.”

Vote here and see all nominees here.

What’s a Nubby Twiglet you say? It’s not a ‘what’, but ‘who’. This artist/graphic designer’s name made me giggle, so I want to share with you her blog, found here on Nubbytwiglet.com. I like her bold, clean, and slightly sexy work. Some is available for purchase, but she also gives away free stuff, like wallpaper.

From Black and White Graphic Insight: 2007:

Logo work for Lola London Photography:

and free wallpaper by Star St.Germain:

all via Free Design Goodies


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