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Project A15 Video Mapping

Projection Mapping RotterdamThis 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 OMA Building by Raban HaaijkDe 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!

Dita Von Teese Models First 3D Printed Dress

ImageThis 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.3D Printed Gown DetailDita also wore the dress at the unveiling at New York’s Ace Hotel last night.Dita Von Teese Ace HotelAlthough 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.

Hate Mail by Mr. Bingo

I really want this book by Mr. Bingo. It’s a collection of postcards that he has sent to fans over the years, in a series titled ‘Hate Mail’. Fans of the illustrator would pay £20 for him to send them a funny and insulting piece of hate mail on a vintage post card. Of course, Mr. Bingo didn’t personally know the recipient, so it’s unlikely that he’d be able to say something too cruel. A lot of the insults were hilariously silly things like the two pieces shown below…And some of the time, Mr. Bingo would just take an educated guess, like with the hate mail he sent to John in Liverpool…I love this concept, and would really like a piece of Mr. Bingo’s hate mail for myself. However, until he starts accepting new requests, I can at least get my hands on a signed copy of his book at the launch this Thursday – apparently he will sign each one with a personal insult, so I look forward to seeing what he comes up with for me! Guests will also be served burgers by Byron and ‘Hate Ale’ – brilliant.

In Absentia Lucis

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.

Guinness Paint It Black

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.

Push It Reeeeal Good

One of the best and most successful viral campaigns I’ve seen in a long time! To launch the TV channel TNT in Belgium, a big red push button was placed on an average Flemish square of an average Flemish town. A sign with the text “Push to add drama” invited people to use the button, and then some experiential chaos ensued.

The agency behind this launch video, Duval Guillaume Modem, are the same agency behind the similarly brilliant and hilarious Carlsberg biker stunt.