Design and the Elastic Mind
February 24â€“May 12, 2008
The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor
(site by Yugo & Tha Ltd.)
The NYT launched an archive viewer they’re calling the Times Machine.
This is a repost from a while ago, but as I begin to take the drawing engine I created on Friday and add pre-rendered graphics to its output capability, I’m reminded of this post from GeneratorX about USGS Lunar Maps created in the ’70s. As I update my drawing machine toy, I’ll update this blog so we can all play.
I’ve been playing with a little generative art toy that takes an input string (your name for instance) and maps it out on an X/Y plane. So each letter has unique properties and when strung together in different order, different compositions are made. This is my first stab at this (Click and drag the composition to get it centered):
I have a very very long way to go to get it where I want it, but in the end I’m going to make IDs for members of my team each with their names as the input. I think it would be cool to each have our unique abstract symbol based on something concrete and unchanging (like a name).
Gray In NYC, originally uploaded by victor.brunetti.
Espeis, 90 Wythe Avenue (at N. 11th street),Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Tues. through Sun. from 1pm to 6pm.
Ground-breaking artist, designer and technologist Joshua Davis teams up with art-product pioneers Commonwealth, in a digital-analog debate pitting traditional artistry against the latest in state-of-the-art design technology.
As part of the current push towards a loosening dichotomy between art and design, Tropism presents spectacular renditions of unique graphic-meets-product. A series of 21 Commonwealth porcelain vases cast from SLA rapid-prototype originals absorb the graphic paint compositions generated by Joshua Davis.
A while back I read an article about an info-design challenge. The task was to improve pocket-calendar design. While some of the entries showcased were wonky and confusing some were elegant and beautiful. None, however, as beautiful as the above image I ffffound. I’m not sure how this will read when printed tiny, in fact, I’m sure the typeface will have to be revisited, but damn it’s beautiful.