This image might look like it’s a CGI mockup or a scene from Bladerunner, but it’s actually a video still of projection mapping in Rotterdam. Below is a photograph of the OMA-designed skyscraper that the visuals were projected onto.De Rotterdam building, as seen from Erasmus Bridge. Photograph by Raban Haaijk.
Project A15 – the idea that this event was promoting – is an initiative that seeks to make the busy highway running from Rotterdam to Nijmegen into the most sustainable highway in the world. The projection itself can be seen in the video below, and bear in mind that the height of the De Rotterdam building is 150 metres. That’s taller than London’s Centrepoint, which stands at 117 metres!
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This elaborate, lattice design dress is a collaboration between stage costumier Michael Schmidt and the innovative Francis Bitonti Studio, based in Brooklyn, New York. Michael Schmidt has created stage outfits for some of the most outlandish and exciting performers – from Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Courtney Love and Grace Jones to Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and – obviously – Dita Von Teese. Schmidt’s design for the gown is based on the Fibonacci sequence and was 3D modelled by Francis Bitonti, before finally being 3D printed in Nylon by Shapeways. Once the 17 separate pieces of the garment were completed, they were dyed black, lacquered and embellished with over 13,000 Swarovski crystals.Dita also wore the dress at the unveiling at New York’s Ace Hotel last night.Although the cartoon-like burlesque star said that the dress was quite comfortable and ‘super light’, I’m not entirely convinced. Undoubtedly, the dress looks pretty cool, but it seems like it didn’t take her long to change out of the gown into a more practical Roland Mouret shift dress.
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In a previous post, ‘Macabre Fashion Photography‘, I wrote about how much I liked the work of Paulina Otylie Surys, so I’m thrilled to see that The Book Club will be showcasing her work in a solo exhibition that opens this week. Artworks from her collection, plus brand new pieces, will be on display at her first solo London show. Because of the analog methods that she employs in her photography, I’m interested to see what her pieces will look like in real life.
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Guinness have got a long history of brilliant adverts, and this latest commercial continues that tradition.
Conceived by Saatchi & Saatchi and directed by Daniel Wolfe of Somesuch & Co, the ad reminds us about Arthur’s Day, a celebration of Arthur Guinness. This year, the event takes place on September 27th 2012.
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