Decode: Digital Design Sensations showcases the latest developments in digital and interactive design, from small, screen-based, graphics to large-scale interactive installations. The exhibition includes works by established international artists and designers such as Daniel Brown, Golan Levin, Daniel Rozin, Troika and Karsten Schmidt. The exhibition features both existing works and new commissions created especially for the exhibition.
The exhibition explores three themes: Code presents pieces that use computer code to create new works and looks at how code can be programmed to create constantly fluid and ever-changing works. Interactivity looks at works that are directly influenced by the viewer. Visitors will be invited to interact with and contribute to the development of the exhibits. Network focuses on works that comment on and utilise the digital traces left behind by everyday communications and looks at how advanced technologies and the internet have enabled new types of social interaction and mediums of self-expression.
Digital technology is providing new tools for artists and designers. Innovative, often interactive, displays use generative software, animation and other responsive technologies to install a ‘live’ element into contemporary artworks. Some works exist in a state of perpetual evolution; others are altered by the behaviour of the spectator.
From designs that draw on the barest fundamentals of code – the zeros and ones of the binary system – written by a single programmer, to art that encompasses a global collective of online creativity, many of the exhibits here defy traditional design categories. They blur the boundaries between practices, between programming and performance, creator and participant.
Decode will be on display in The Porter Gallery. Exhibits can also be found on the V&A Exhibition Road façade, in the Grand Entrance, John Madejski Garden and South Kensington tunnel, at the bottom of the stairs to the National Art Library (Staircase L), as well as in the Science Museum.
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The pictograms for the 2012 Olympics have just been released. It’s interesting to compare them to the historic counterparts such as the famous 1972 Munich set by Otl Aicher. The new set was apparently done by British firm SomeOne. Despite the fact that the controversial 2012 Olympic logo made such a break from tradition, the pictograms are more in line with historical approaches. It’s a difficult assignment to make something highly stylized and maintain the required legibility, never mind the olympic approval process.
It’s amazing to look at the height of analog technology back in the 1970s. While the graphic styles of this 1972 election coverage video are a bit kitschy by todays standards, they are extremely well done.
Our guess is this work was done largely by the late great Lou Dorfsman who was Creative Director at CBS through the seventies. We wonder if the graphics produced by CBS today will hold up as well in forty years. If you are looking for good retro inspiration, look no further.
Visitors to Houston Street and the Bowery in Manhattan will be rewarded with a wonderful mural. The piece, painted by brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo reflects their Brazilian roots. Street illustration is combined with characteristically Brazilian vibrant colors. The two brothers work under the name Os Gêmeos which in Portuguese translates to “the twins.’ Measuring about 15 feet by 50 feet, the mural will be up through next April.
Thurs, April 2nd 6-8PM
7972 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles
Signing with Frank Kozik for his â€˜1984â€™ Labbit â€“ limited to 1,000 pieces
Thurs, April 2nd 7-10PM
Gallery 1988 Los Angeles
7020 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles / 323.937.7088
â€œIdiot Boxâ€ 5 Year Anniversary group show hosted by â€œMr. Beldingâ€ from â€œSaved By The Bellâ€ and featuring TV guilty pleasure inspired works from over 100 artists
(On view through April 23rd)
We’d like to congratulate Neu Black reader Nic Legget on winning a laser engraved Moleskin notebook from our friends at Engrave for taking our readership survey.
We have one more of these to give away and this lovely print from Scott Hansen of Iso50 (see above). To win just complete our Readership Survey.
03.19.08   |   Posted in: Uncategorized
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03.7.08   |   Posted in: Uncategorized
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