Darby Arens has produced some very clever and lovely pieces of art using what we've all been using for the past few years – The beautiful blue medical mask. There's something soothing about this particular blue color that we all associate with a crazy few years. Great collage black and white compositions simply transform the mask into very striking pieces of Art. You can purchase prints on her website here for $30. I'd love a set of these to frame in the office so am ordering mine now. They will definitely raise a smile from clients who can now visit our office, in person, without having to wear a mask.
A beautiful series of illustrations produced by Garbett, based on the Fibonacci Spiral. They are named after the Italian mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, later known as Fibonacci, who introduced the sequence to Western European mathematics in his 1202 book Liber Abaci. The Fibonacci spiral is an approximation of the Golden Spiral. It is said to be the most aesthetically beautiful proportion to humans. Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio are prevalent in natural objects, from the microscopic structure proportions in the bodies of living beings on Earth to the relationships of gravitational forces and distances between bodies in the universe.
These can be purchased on Garbett's store here.
Limited edition zine by Stephen Grace about words that can be found within the HEX colour code system, featuring regular and 'leetspeak' spellings (numbers that replace letters). A nice touch are the page colours that represent the actually HEX colour values.
Love this work by Sumita Maharaj at Re. The Mistranslations Project was created in response to non-sensical COVID-19 messaging released by the Australian government. It asked linguistically diverse creatives to reimagine this messaging in their own language. By actively engaging those directly impacted, it aimed to show a more inclusive and effective way to reach diverse communities with critical information.
See more about the project here.
Lovely flip-book that illustrates the two sides of ABC Arizona, a variable font released by Dinamo that can modulate between serif and sans-serif.
The type specimen, by studio Hanzer Licini, mirrors Arizona’s countless combinations through its split structure and ability to mix and match.
Teaser of a new project by Design by Toko, an identity for Australia-based floral purveyor and designer Suzanne Robbins and new venture called Bold Botanicals. The symbol uses a letter 'B' rotated to form a flower shape.
The UK is definitely 'Fragile' at the moment. This is a lovely idea and art piece by Sarah Boris. It's silkscreened in 8 layers with a special red and blue mix plus varnish. The sreenprint is available for purchase here. Follow Sarah on her instagram: @sarahboris_ldn
‘Nothing Like Something’ is a first edition solo publication by Street Photographer Nils Jorgensen, a carefully crafted art book designed by Studio Sutherl&.
The book design is a beautifully simple embodiment of Nils' playful process in curating the book. In Nils' own words,“I liked the idea of a random photo sequence. It is all akin to street photography itself, the beauty of chance visual happenings. The 100 featured photographs in the book are not in a particular order. The final sequence came about by shuffling the photos like a pack of cards”.
By leaving the cover blank albeit for two debossed panels (NOTHING) Studio Sutherl& invite the viewer to experience the joyous nature of juxtaposing different images with an accompanying box of adhesive photographs (SOMETHING), allowing them to customise their own book with a unique combination, lovely stuff.