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Explorations in Indexing

1 Aug, 2012

Submitted by: Amy Yalland Index, the Auckland based design studio run by Jonty Valentine and Amy Yalland, (est. July 2011) have just published their first book, ‘Explorations in Indexing’. This limited edition publication is the outcome of an open-ended exploration into the idea of indexing. Meant to function partly as a self-promotional...

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29 Jul, 2012

Submitted by: Andrew Brawl CYBERHAZE – The journal for philosophical perspectives, society and outer space exploration. This first monothematic issue is entirely dedicated to the topic of ‘reality and perception‘. The alchemical symbols for air, aquavit and gold are the forces behind the three categories of philosophy, society and outer...

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Nouvelle Noire

27 Jul, 2012

Submitted by: Anton Studer Nouvelle Noire is a type design and development studio based in Zurich, Switzerland. It is a platform for presentation and distribution of typefaces, with a design emphasis on modern techniques and technical options. With that in mind, typefaces are developed with the consciousness of type history in...

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Collectif Etc

24 Jul, 2012

The “Détour de France” is a project developed by Collectif Etc since October 2011. Inspired by the bicycle race “Tour de France”, twelve of the permanent members of the collective are cycling around the country for a full year. Departure and arrival are in Strasbourg, the city where the collective was founded...

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Flora Sway

22 Jul, 2012

Submitted by: Jake Evans Flora Sway is a collection of videos, gifs, drawings and photography inspired by the quote ‘Some stories are true that never happened’ an investigation was conduced with regards to our perceptions of domesticated nature. Looking at how we might appreciate their existence as objects of natural causes but yet...

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Muller Van Severen

20 Jul, 2012

Fien Muller (photographer) and Hannes Van Severen (artist) launch a furniture collection. Clear-cut storage boxes, tables, racks and lamps that refer to – in their pure form – the work of Donald Judd and Bauhaus, but embrace the lush adornment in their completion and combination. While both artists are inspired by the tension...

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Marie Angeletti – Mixed Feelings

18 Jul, 2012

Marie Angeletti uses photography to re-present and re-frame discordant yet familiar genres of representation. A seemingly wide range of subjects is subsumed by the arrangement and repetition of images, suggesting new readings and interpretations. The photographs themselves are subjected to a number of processes; objects and subjects are photographed, the...

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Sleeperhold nr5

16 Jul, 2012

Our friend Ward Heirwegh from Sleeperhold Publications did it again, the newest installment on the platform: a series of 10 vinyl records. Every record has sound on the A-side and an etching on the B-side. Today he presents us the first recording of 10: After releasing the wonderful “Mazes”, psych prodigies MOON DUO recorded a killer, 21...

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14 Jul, 2012

Submitted by: Leanne Bentley A typographic hoarding device used to protect a closed down building. The hoarding acts as a forum for the local community to share their memories of the building at it’s former glory.


Léo Caillard

12 Jul, 2012

A series of photographer Léo Caillard capturing ‘lifeguard posts’ along side the Miami shoreline. All of them almost an exact copy in composition but so very personalization.


Darragh Casey

10 Jul, 2012

“Shelving the Body” aims to disrupt our habitual relationships with furniture and reassess the idea of the ‘user’. This subversion, initiated through a series of experimentation and trials, approaches the typology of the shelf with a physical consideration for the figure. At times, the outcomes often reduce the role of...

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Zigmunds Lapsa

8 Jul, 2012

Some random works of graphic designer Zigmunds Lapsa.