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Technicolor

24 Nov, 2014

As a result of being out of words to explain her euphoric state of mind with colors whilst experiencing LSD for an experiment of US army, a beauteous housewife of 1950s utters:   “I wish I could speak in Technicolor!”   When Elephants Come Marching In in de Appel, Amsterdam...

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Abandoned Xmas Trees

21 Nov, 2014

Christmas is blinking – about to arrive homes… Every year after Christmas I feel such melancholy and loss because of seeing all those abandoned Christmas trees on the streets of Berlin. Different hues of green, still beautiful, left behind – tears leaking from every single leaf… Exaggerating? Maybe, a little…...

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Orchard Beach : The Bronx Riviera

13 Nov, 2014

Wayne Lawrence is a Brooklyn based documentary photographer who focuses on communities overlooked by mainstream media. In his series Orchard Beach : The Bronx Riviera he  documents Orchard, a beach in New York with a previously bad reputation.  The beach now has been cleaned up and has given the community a...

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Acid #3

6 Nov, 2014

The new issue of Barcelona based surf magazine Acid nr. 3 is out. Acid is a magazine that looks at the world with curiosity and humility, using surfing as an entry point. In Issue 3 they have put together an eclectic mix of stimulating topics, like the story of a Slovenian surfer,...

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Temple of Holy Shit

1 Nov, 2014

The Temple of Holy Shit is a public waste installation, a kind of shit recycling plant which was installed during the Parckdesign 2014 festival in Brussels. For a period of 6 months the temple found its home in the center of the park, serving as public toilet for its visitors....

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Object to Things

1 Nov, 2014

Yingmei Duan, Rubbish City, 2008   Once a friend had an idea of an exhibition with 1 artist and 20 curators – by shifting the roles. Although, I had no idea how he was planning the structure, I found this idea interesting by thinking that it may open up a...

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Dear Lulu

30 Oct, 2014

A while ago we wrote a post about the Post Digital Publishing Archive. A great platform that highlights experimental publishing projects.  ‘Dear Lulu’ is a great example on what we’re on about. Dear Lulu is a test book which was researched and produced by graphic design students at Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany,...

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Eins und Alles — Einblicke in Identität

27 Oct, 2014

“Eins und Alles — Einblicke in Identität” is a reflection about the complex term of identity. Developed in 2014 as bachelor thesis by the current master students in the art direction program at ECAL, Johannes Bauer and Ricardo Ferrol. Eins und Alles — Einblicke in Identität is a collection of interviews...

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&New

25 Oct, 2014

&New was founded by British-Finnish design duo Jo Wilton and Mirka Grohn. Their furniture collection is marked by the use of thin steel bars and an occasional plate of wood. Very much object oriented, their furniture wouldn’t blend in but becomes a centerpiece in the room. My personal favorite is the...

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Ettore Sottsass

22 Oct, 2014

We’re all aware that the 80’s are back in fashion. Be it in a slightly different form and with a new direction, mash ups of styles and terms like ‘Future Weird’ float around in cyberspace, while internet culture allows styles to cross and breed like never before. But while looking...

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Ben DuVall

21 Oct, 2014

Some very nice work by Brooklyn based designer Ben DuVall. His portfolio has plenty of self-initiated projects (which we love!) and a very nice style. It seems DuVall experiments with many styles, from contemporary old school to full on contemporary.    


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Modem

20 Oct, 2014

My dearest readers, as you probably have noticed the last couple of months it has been awfully quiet on Crap is Good. The reason for that is, well, first of all holidays, but also we should mention that blogging is not our main activity. Next to Crap is Good there...

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