Japanese artist and cartographer Sohei Nishino is mapping the world’s cities. From Rio to London and from New York to Tokyo, his highly detailed maps serve up a unique portrait of some of the world’s most diverse cities. Consisting of thousands of cut-out snapshots of each location, the artist meticulously pieces together these images to form highly complicated collages.
While every major city in the world hold their own cultural particularities, many of them have huge common architectural point. This is the premise which has used the director Franck Matellini to make this split-screen video between Paris and New York to demonstrate his hypothesis. This film disclosing beauty, vitality and character of both cities is to discover below.
“Situation Room” is an immersive installation by artists Jana Winderen and Marc Fornes at Storefront for Art and architecture in New York. Looking like a kind of intriguing neon pink cave, visitors pass through small passages and can discover the interactive system of the installation. More details in images.
New-York-based artist Tom Fruin (the author of the Water Tower in New York) has decided to spread his colorful plexiglas installations in many parts of Europe with his project “Kolonihavehus” : a little house reflecting the light as church’s windows. We can admire his installations establishing since 2010 in many cities of Denmark, in Czech Republic, in Austria and today in New York.
Hong Kong-based publishing house Viction:ary has collaborated with designers and illustrators from all around the world to create their “City Guide” books’ covers. The covers represent a city map, drawn according to the artist’s style and by following a color-code for each book. Very graphic covers to discover.
Typograph Niral Parekh recently made the cover of the New York Times recomposing their logo with 3000 accumulated mail. A work called Type of Letters, emphasizing with talent the love of this artist for the paper while providing superb coverage for this reference of the American press.
Nike had the excellent idea to offer without warning in New York recently a distributor not to get drinks, but for various sections of the brand to the point like socks or a shirt. For these objects, just not exchange money, but the Fuel invented by the brand for its connected as Nike+ FuelBand by plugging in USB.