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Exhibition: Arik Levy in Chicago

Designer Arik Levy exhibited new work at the Wright20 gallery in Chicago last month.

via: Dezeen

Rhino for a good cause

A polished chrome Rhino is up for auction, designed by Scott Wilson in conjunction with Kohler.

Kera, Auction online May 13th, by Scott Wilson, for Faces in the Wild

Paper Wars

Paper Wars, an exhibition of paper reproductions of classic weapons, is on view at the Craze Gallery in London, organized by PostlerFerguson, featured artists include Ben WilsonEl Ultimo GritoOscar and EwanPixelgarten,Hiroko ShiratoriPaul WysocanBASE23/DC|DE and more.

Paper Wars will be on view from May 15-21.

via: Core 77

 

 

Small World

Eye of Science combines the exacting images of microscopic images with the artistry of photography and color. Started by a biologist and a photographer, EOS captures amazing moments of cellular processes as well as microscopic structures and organisms. The images make you think twice about how well designed the world around us is, down to the smallest detail. 

via Sub Studio

Exhibition: Yuichi Higashionna at Calm & Punk

Calm and Punk Gallery is proud to present refract!—a new exhibition from Yuichi Higashionna. Yuichi Higashionna is an artist who works with a variety of subjects, using different materials and media, all of which play with our optical experience. His work in painting, film and installlation is unconstrained by form or method. Through his art, Higashionna questions our experience of seeing and what we have seen. 

Exhibition, Japan, by Yuichi Higashionn, for Calm and Punk Gallery

Maya Lin in California

Showcasing Artist Maya Lin’s latest drawings, sculptures and installations.

Exhibition: ”Maya Lin: Systemic Landscapes,”, for Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

via: Los Angeles Times

New Work from New York

NEWWORK magazine is a large-format newspaper publication for readers who appreciate the value of new ideas. Designed and published biannually by studio NEWWORK, issue no.1 shows a selection of contributors solely from New York. Seven artists chosen by studio newwork present new ideas and images of art, design, high fashion, culture, and politics. From art directors to business leaders, from design students to curators, audience can find exiting new work and talent. Customized typefaces to reflect each contributors’ work stimulate thinking about typography in graphic design.

NEWWORK, $13.99, by newworkmag.com

Stig Lindberg Ceramics

One of Sweden’s most important postwar designers, Stig Lindberg created whimsical studio ceramics during a long career with the Gustavsberg pottery factory.

“Veckla” vase, white stoneware with clear matte glaze, 1950s, $265.00 – $680.00, by Stig Lindberg, from Freeforms

Museum: Design & the Elastic Mind at MoMA

When In New York, visit the current exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Design and the Elastic Mind. If you can’t make it, the website is fun.

Exhibition: Design and the Elastic Mind, New York, MoMA

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Barnaby Barford (b.1977) graduated from the Royal College of Art and has worked with prestigious companies including Nymphenburg as well as creating his one-off pieces. (shown here)

Mary had a little lamb, (Price on request), by Barnaby Barford, at David Gill Galleries

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