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ueno zoo

The identity for Ueno Zoo is absolutely thrilling. But, then again, so are the animals. What you see here is part of the map pamphlet to guide you around the zoo.

Fighting generative art

Today we started a workshop on generative art with Mr Bruce Sterling, so it seems fitting to post some recent generative graphic art (for band zZz). The process involved a song, a big sheet of paper, and two chickens, one painted blue and one red. Now lets ponder the critical issues, and some ethical issues too…

the making of

More Interesting Characters

This wicked poster was inspired in these grey walls by Michael Ciancio (one of the most interesting characters to grace this place) and I believe it’s Nic (another very interesting character) hiding behind the poster. It’s popping up everywhere! like here! and here! and even on Michael Beirut’s blog. Awesome!
More of Michael’s work (with the Hyperact Design Group) can be seen at the “Hope” Exhibition at FLUX Laboratory, in Switizerland. It’s a US Election themed show that will open on November 1 and run till November 17.

Out There: where Architecture meets Semiotics

What are the first things you think when I say “architecture”?
Heavy long-lasting buildings? Pyramids? Sparky skyscrapers? A thirty floor residence? The tour Eiffel?
If this is what we usually mean by “architecture”, maybe we need to change our beliefs.
As Semiotics tought me, the meaning of things is not simply an “object” (a “chair” is not only “the object that has the shape of a chair”, because a stone on the grass is actually a chair, if you sit on it!) but the consequences related to them (actions but also feelings).
In other terms, the meaning is what things REPRESENT.
Thats why the 11th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice is called “Out there: Architecture Beyond Building”.
Architecture is not just about “buildings” and “constructions” (=objects): we need to look beyond them.
Today the world is extremely dynamic, buildings cannot be something eternal anymore. What we create must be easy to develop, light, avaiable to be changed in order to our temporary needs.
Architecture is the way to create a world that

we feel like home
(Aaron Betsky)

but paradoxically, without building stable houses.
Its a way to communicate our time, our fears, our views.
Buildings dont represent this anymore.
Visual arts and performances, cinema, collage, illustrations, practices, immaginations, deconstructions, experiences, undefined shapes. Sperimentation, and not just an exposition of what already exists.
This is what I saw “Out there”.


Sleevage is an Australian blog all about music cover art. From the LP’s of the 60’s to the digital artworks of now.
They are currently looking for writers who want to regularly submit to Sleevage in exchange for free CD’s and concert tickets. Here you will find their contact.

Ideation through design

Savio Alphonso knows that our environment is in a state of peril. As a responsible designer, he responds to these issues by ‘creating a series of universal pictographic symbols to raise consciousness about the environmental issues facing our global community.’

Master Saul Bass

Saul Bass was not only one of the great graphic designers of the mid-20th century as we noted before, but he was also the undisputed master of film title design.

By the end of his life, he had created over 50 title sequences for Preminger, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, John Frankenheimer and Martin Scorsese.
When he died, he was called “the minimalist auteur who put a jagged arm in motion in 1955 and created an entire film genre…and elevated it into an art.”
Click here to find a collection of this master’s title sequences.

Polish poster

Poland was known for being the centre of “wall and board” art. The world began to speak of the Polish poster school thanks to its distinct character and artistic value.
The school emerged in the late 1950s, after years of Social Realism being all-pervasive in art.
This work is a unique representation of social and artistic expressions united under one message. has an inspiring collection of old and new work that you can also buy.


Good question.

Inspiring Ads

They charge for your baggage and will no longer give free snacks thanks to the recent high fuel prices, but somehow they still come up with the most amazing TV commercials.

United Airlines uses different techniques and styles of illustrations accompanied by a pleasant piano to announce its services. Also light bulb and the rose are definitelly worth your time.

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