Designed for subway-riding New Yorkers bored with the constant visual assault of advertising at every turn, the No Ad augmented reality app replaces corporate ads with art. Created by Re + Public, an organization dedicated to Read More
Renowned designer and Supertouch buddy Marc Newson is joining Apple to work with the company's head of design Jony Ive. This is massive news as the company gears up to enter new product categories and expand the market for its newly-acquired Beats brand. Said Newson of the move, "I'm full of admiration and respect for the extraordinary design work that has been produced by Read More
UK-based street artist & designer INSA has been taking his mural game to new levels over the past year with a series of "GIF-iti" pieces in spots around the world from Hollywood to Gambia. Like traditional stop motion animation, the murals are painted in successive evolving layers, each of which is photographed in succession and then combined to create a final Read More
The best and worst part about street art is that it's temporary. Its the ephemeral nature of the medium that gives it a sense of immediacy but makes the movement incredibly difficult to archive—until now. In an effort to document the global street art phenomenon, the Google Cultural Institute has just launched The Street Art Project, a rapidly expanding Read More
News of freshly-discovered artworks by major artists from places like storage spaces and flea markets are fairly commonplace in the art world, but the Andy Warhol Foundation has just announced the unprecedented discovery of previously unknown digital art designed by Andy Warhol in the 1980s on a primitive Amiga computer. Read More
Google took a momentary break from mining the world's data for its forthcoming SkyNet launch this Summer to turn their chrome web browser into the biggest piece of nerd art in history—and it actually turned out cool. Titled Unnumbered Sparks, the piece is a giant textile sculpture created in collaboration by Google Creative Lab's Aaron Koblin and sculptor Janet Echelman that's made up of Read More
Bitcoin is a decentralized electronic cash system that uses peer-to-peer networking along with digital signatures and cryptographics to generate currency, and it threatens to upend existing global currency systems & institutions the way Napster and The Pirate Bay disrupted the entertainment industry. For all its looming significance, however, few people truly understand it. Now, Duncan Elms has directed, designed, and animated a must-see video "Bitcoin Explained" that should be considered essential viewing for anyone with a savings account and a computer.
Public/street/graffiti artist (call him what you will, he won't care) JR, known for his photo-based public art installations, has just released an amazing new free iPad app chronicling his career and exentensive global body of global work. Packed with interactive features such as maps and videos, the app is a must-have and even comes in English, French, and Spanish translations. Bravo, JR... Read More
Game maker Activision has debuted what it claims is the "most advanced and realistic human animation technology to date" with this new video demo released yesterday at the annual Game Development Conference. The software is called "next-generation character rendering." Too bad they couldn't have put it to use "rendering" a less creepy "character" (and given it some better dialogue)...