Designed by Rael San Fratello Architects, the Planter Bricks are custom designed concrete masonry units that can hold plants and vegetation. The planter bricks have the potential to counter the heat island effect in big cities through evapotranspiration and pollution conversion. The plants in the wall help mediate the temperature of the microclimate surrounding the building, buffer sound and help filter the air.
Japanese artist Skulltoys has created “Skull Wars,” a two-piece series featuring Boba Fett and a Stormtrooper from Star Wars as ornately inked, skull-like figures. Both pieces were featured in the Rising Tide 2 exhibit at the Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago that ran from December 2011 to January 2012.
3 cities, 3 walls, 1 piece of amazing artwork by Yoji Shinkawa recreated in spray paint by Jim Vision, EndoftheLine.
In advance of the release of the new Metal Gear Rising game EndoftheLine were commissioned by Konami to recreate Yoji Shinkawa’s original artwork on a huge scale in 3 cities across the UK. EndoftheLine found sites in Liverpool, Leeds and London and produced each of the artworks in 2 days filming the whole process
For this installation at Young Projects in Los Angeles, Michael Haussman shot five different subjects on a trampoline and gave each a specific prop and background. As the artist says, “to the normal viewer, a person jumping on a trampoline is just a figure moving up and down and their expression is a blur of motion. To capture this action and emotion, all the subjects were shot at 2,000 frames per second.
The company electicity New Zealand Powershop was launched in 2011 campaign Same Power Different Attitude with visual dictators who literally posture were changing attitudes. Here is their last two visuals: a Mao full Gangnam Style and François Pope celebrating gay marriage.
The visuals of 2011:
A Chinese student from Beijing mix himself into 2D manga drawing and created some interesting scene.
Instant Hutong | marcella campa & stefano avesani – “fluo house is a site specific meet-up space made of colorful tapes and created on occasion of Beijing BaiYe – Beijing White Night on 22-23 March 2013, in which for 24 hours visitors could enjoy 24 different events and encounters around Dongsi area in Beijing. We chose a half destroyed little room within a demolition site and we decided to deal playfully with this idea of temporary, ephemeral, fading and rebuilding. After removing dust and debris, the back wall was decorated with a graphic illusion as starting visible sign to mark our intervention. Visitors could take fluorescent stickers and reflector adhesive strips and use them to fill the remaining walls.”