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The man who launched a million
minimalist movie posters (try not to hold that against him), graphic designer Saul Bass may have spent most of his career advertising other people’s work, but in doing so he quietly became one of the most iconic pop artists of the 20th century. He didn’t work in the movies very often, but many of the posters and title sequences he created have grown to be as famous as the films for which he created them. Directors were floored by Bass’ ability to distil a story down to its bare essence — how his thick black lines and bold swatches of colour seduced and focused a viewer’s attention where other posters would simply try to overwhelm it — and legendary auteurs like Otto Preminger would fight the studios to protect Bass’ creative freedom. His style was so striking and influential that it was widely copied in his own time, and many of the posters that are still attributed to Bass were actually created by imitators (e.g IndieWire
Mary Laumua has become an activist for her community of public housing tenants in the Sydney suburb of Waterloo.
The 37-year-old community worker and mother of four, including seven-month-old baby Nayla, wants to shine a light on the struggles of public housing tenants facing large-scale redevelopment and dislocation.
It’s important because we want everyone in Australia and around the world to know that we matter, she said.
Ms Laumua is part of a small team who have reached out to hundreds of tenants in two high-rise towers set for demolition.
They go into homes to install coloured lights in their windows.
There’s a lot of anxiety around it all, so the lights are a way of expressing how they’re feeling.
We’ve been allowed this glimpse to go into these peoples’ homes, not only to install a light, but see a glimpse of who they are and how their lives matter.
You might just be the one person that makes their day by coming [and] installing those lights — via ABC News
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Ill-Studio and Pigalle have returned to a basketball court they previously overhauled with bold patterns, replacing primary colours with gradients of blue, pink, purple and orange. The Pigalle Duperré is sandwiched into a row of buildings in the 9th arrondissement of Paris — via Dezeen
When radium was first discovered, its luminous green colour inspired people to add it into beauty products and jewelry. It wasn’t until much later that we realized that radium’s harmful effects outweighed its visual benefits. Unfortunately, radium isn’t the only pigment that historically seemed harmless or useful but turned out to be deadly. JV Maranto details history’s deadliest colours — via Youtube
If you want to catch up with some classics, then you might want to check out the books reissued as part of the Pan 70th anniversary. The iconic publisher is celebrating 70 years of paperback fiction and as such, has seen plenty of notable releases over the decades. Some of those are returning as part of this anniversary series. The literature, as you would expect, is unchanged. But the new covers are bold and striking, oozing retro cool. For a label known for its cover art, that’s obviously the idea. Titles include The Time Machine by HG Wells, Jaws by Peter Benchley, The Pan Book Of Horror Stories, The Dam Busters by Paul Brickhill and The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan to name a few. All are available from September and available to pre-order now, selling for £7 each — via Retro to Go
Eyes & Ears spent 3 weeks working alongside Anna Rubincam a contemporary stone carver working in London as she carved a portrait from start to finish — via Vimeo
The things that really scare us are the things that are going on just outside the spotlight that you can’t quite see — Stephen King on 22 October 1989
The author takes us on a journey back to his childhood and the roots for his decades crafting memorable horror fiction — via Youtube
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If you didn’t speak English as a native, you’d be tempted to figure out new words by pulling them apart into smaller words you know. Then you’d be really wrong. This method wouldn’t work for
placate if you are learning British English, as they pronounce it differently. This is the latest from John Atkinson at Wrong Hands. See more of his phonetically defined words — via Neatorama
Fine artist and self-described master hoarder Nemo Gould conjures up fantastic sculptures made entirely of found objects. Rich wood and gleaming chrome catch the eye as they cycle through their kinetic loops, while tentacles and antennae extend in a playful fashion like a sci-fi comic book come to life.
The Megalodon is Gould’s latest work, a 16-foot-long salvaged fuel tank from an F-94 bomber plane’s wing. The shark has working propellers for fins, and a tail that glides back and forth ominously. A cutaway on the side reveals various boiler and control rooms, each with their own delicately installed moving parts. It’s packed full of tiny human figures and whimsical creatures alike, all in mid-task as they operate their predatory underwater vessel — via Make:
Joshua Smith, a miniaturist and former stencil artist based in South Australia, constructs tiny, intricate worlds for a living. His work, which exhibits astonishing observational and representational skills, focuses on the
overlooked aspects of the urban environment — such as grime, rust and decay to discarded cigarettes and graffiti, all recreated at a scale of 1:20. Smith, who has been making model kits for around a decade, only recently chose to move away from a 16-year-long career creating stencil art — via ArchDaily
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In the northern Italian city of Alessandria, Italy (about 100km south of Milan), a new, quirky basketball court has been designed by Sicilian mononymic artist Gue is giving the Paris court a run for its money. Combining shades of orange, yellow, blue and grey, Gue used curved lines to create a colour-blocked court that calls to mind the graphic work of Picasso. The effect, especially from the air, is striking, and reminiscent of the power a mural can have on the appearance and vibe of even the most common elements of an urban streetscape — via Curbed
Big Trash Animals by Bordalo II is a series of artworks that aims to draw attention to a current problem that is likely to be forgotten, become trivial or a necessary evil. The problem involves waste production, materials that are not reused, pollution and its effect on the planet. Damaged bumpers, burnt garbage cans, tires and appliances are just some of the objects that can be identified when you go into detail. They are camouflaging the result of our habits with little ecological and social awareness — via Neatorama