German-based Michael Arndt spent six years and a bucket of dough constructing a McLaren Formula One car from 956,000 matchsticks and 1,686 tubes of glue. The car, which can be broken down into 45 pieces for transport, has a top speed of zero miles per hour. But damn, it looks fun to drive.
Heinrich Kley was an illustrator working in turn-of-the-century Germany. Primarily remembered for his paintings of industrial landscapes and machinery as well as his satirical, humorous, and topical drawings that tackled the social issues afflicting his country between the two world wars, Kley gained some Stateside notoriety with his drawings appearing in Coronet Magazine and Walt [...]
OroVerde, a German non-profit dedicated to preserving the rainforests of the world, has unveiled a new poster that shows a wide range of bulldozers and heavy equipment, describing them as invasive species of the rainforest.
A university lecturer’s elderly father pays a prostitute to leave her profession and live with him, then accidentally kills her, kicking off a series of events with the only common link being those implicated attempting to do one good dead. The university lecturer attempts to find the prostitute’s estranged daughter, who is at the same [...]
The Andreas Binder gallery in Munchen, Germany, is showing an exhibition of works by the artist Tina Berning. In her latest series, she investigates the connections between conditioned aesthetics and individual self-determination. Captured on found paper, Berning liberates what is locked inside the frozen masks of the lifestyle and consciousness industry. She creates both a subjective and critical view of the human body, its shortcomings, and its basic affinity for beauty. Streaks of color are laid over fine outlines, bodies fall, spots and spaces overlay the transparent characters. The exhibition runs between January 23rd and March 7th.
Fitting Forward is a new Hamburg based Concept-Store which shows what simmers secretly behind the scenes. Every two months a new headstrong theme world will evolve out of a composition of fashion, product, accessories and illustration. The platform of the shop is a deep black lacquered room-in-room installation.
Since the beginning, architects have been faced by the challenge of housing the ever unpinnable idea of music. The challenge here is the Elbe Philharmonic Hall in Hamburg, Germany. Basel-based architects, Herzog and de Meuron have created an ephemeral glass tent-like structure perched on top of an existing heavy modernist abandoned warehouse. The warehouse will [...]
I’ve yet to find out what they put in the water in Germany that generates such a consistently rich stream of good electronica. Carrying the torch at the moment is Hendrik Weber, aka Pantha du Prince, whose early 2007 release, This Bliss, landed on my doormat with a deep bass-kick and hasn’t left my iPod since.
Designed by the German company CubeSeven, the Crime Scene carpet comes in the shape of a dead body laying on the ground. It comes in one size only, but in a choice of three colors: red, grey and white, and sells for around 179 Euros through their website.
German illustrator Christian Lindemann works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer for clients such as Ebay, DHL, Yellostrom, Mitsubishi and TNT. He was inspired to take on graphic design as a result of his life-long passion for drawing and has since developed his own unique style.
Jörn Kaspuhl was born and raised in Stade in Northern Germany. In 2002, he moved to Hamburg and started the education in illustration at the University of Applied Sciences (expected graduation later this year). He has been working as a freelance illustrator since the summer of 2006.
The projects that self-taught German designer Heiko Windisch works on are varied, but his graphic illustration style remains unified, refreshing in the often jack-of-all-trades illustration business. He creates 2D and 3D art and sculptures called Dioramas for exhibitions, magazines, books, CD sleeves, T-shirts and print.
Our favourite online pooch supply boutique — Dogs Department — recently released items from their Spring-Summer 2008 range, and they’re as cheery and well made as we’ve come to expect from the Amsterdam-based company. Our particular weakness is for the ‘ultra warm and soft fleece turtle neck sweater’ which is ‘accented with silver embroidery and [...]