Reenactments of video games by Patrick Runte

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Saturday 12 May 2012

Hamburg-based Patrick Runte fuses gaming with reality in his photography series Jump N’ Run, with video game icons like Pac-Man and tetris blocks invading life as we know it. Very fun stuff. Now, where can we buy that tetris costume?

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EVOL’s Rural City installation

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 3 August 2011

As part of his ongoing Buildings series, German street artist EVOL was invited to create this Rural City installation for the MS Dockville Music Festival in Hamburg. I wish I could have seen it in person to live out my Godzilla fantasies!

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Elisabeth Alekseevna Bukanova

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By Elisabeth A. Bukanova in New Illustration on Tuesday 15 February 2011

Russian Elisabeth Alekseevna Bukanova is a photo agent from London who is currently based in Hamburg. As soon as she gets some time off and has a sketchbook, or even a pencil at her fingertips, she draws, inspired by Dadaism, art and music.

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Deli Garage Vodka series

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 9 September 2010

From the very clever folks that brought us gold and silver food spray paint and garage-style brandy bottles, comes a brand spanking new creation: The Deli Garage Vodka series. Designed by Hamburg-based Korefe, these intricately illustrated and indisputably imaginative silver flasks are home to blackberry and espresso, mint and melon, and ginger and coriander-infused vodkas.

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Unilever Headquarters, Hamburg

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By Gerry Mak in Architecture on Monday 26 April 2010

The striking new building that houses the Unilever Headquarters for Northern Europe in Hamburg, Germany, is an attempt by the company to put sustainability at the forefront of their identity. The structure, designed by Benisch Architekten, consumes less than 100 Kwh/a m² of energy, and features a transparent “outer skin” to minimize heat gain from the sun and wind effect from the adjoining river.

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555 Cubik video projection

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By Lin Tan in Architecture on Monday 15 March 2010

Video projection on architecture is an obsession of mine. Building facades are rarely considered flexible canvasses, but with the art direction of Daniel Rossa, UrbanScreen were able to come up with this captivating project in Hamburg called, 555 Cubik. The concept of which was entitled, How It Would Be, If A House Was Dreaming. It’ll […]

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Nicolas Arnold

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Thursday 7 January 2010

Nicolas Arnold comes from a small village in northern Germany, where he spent 19 years of his life. After he graduated from school he moved to Hamburg, where he currently resides. He had an apprenticeship at a multimedia studio until 2005 when he started studying at the Hamburg Academy of Arts. He now works as a motion designer and photographs for a motion graphics studio.

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Hamburg’s Spiegel Publishing House

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By Zolton in Architecture on Tuesday 9 June 2009

Built in 1969, the Spiegel Publishing House in Hamburg is one of the most remarkable interiors you’ll ever see. Designed by Verner Panton, the building includes a courtyard, lobby, canteen, bar areas, and a stunning looking swimming pool [above] in the basement, among other distinct additions: ‘All designs were his own — lamps, textiles and wall claddings, only the furniture had to be ordered from Knoll International according to his contracts. The specially designed mirror lighting used on walls and ceilings was of major importance. While the swimming pool area was destroyed soon afterwards by a fire and the entry and lobby saw major redesign in the 90s, the canteen has so far remained in the original version and today represents a unique and valuable historic document’.

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Hamburg’s illustrated Fitting Forward store

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By Casper Johansson in Cool Travel on Friday 19 December 2008

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.

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Hamburg’s music and glass ice sculpture

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By Snell in Architecture on Friday 7 November 2008

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 […]

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