Rafael Parra Toro: “POP ON OP” Kickstarter

Gotta love Brooklyn kinetic artist Rafael Parra Toro‘s interactive book project on Kickstarter called “POP ON OP,” 110 pages of hands-on, real-time, op-art fun for all ages. [Read more]

Faythe Levine and Sam Macon “SIGN PAINTERS”

By the looks of the trailer, typography fans and design nerds alike should find lots to love in the new “Sign Painters” doc directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon “showcasing the past, present and future of the hand painted sign in the USA.”

The film looks into the process and personalities of both industry legends and rising stars including Keith Knecht, Bob Dewhurst, Ira Coyne, Gary Martin and NY’s Colossal Media and is now available for rental/purchase online or community-driven screenings.

Enter discount code “typography” to take $1 off any version of the film purchased. [Read more]

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FutureDeluxe Explores the Power of Nvidia

Beautiful exploratory frames from UK studio FutureDeluxe (London/Brighton) created as branding experiments in for Nvidia who asked the crew to development ideas “to demonstrate the computational power and creative potential” of their visual computing technology. “The thread images were created in Softimage and 3ds Max whilst the others in C4D with thinking particles, then rendered in Vray.” [Read more]

Death and Danger In Venezuela

Unrest in the Ukraine dominates the headlines but, as the Caracas-based Totuma crew and Irene Ramírez make clear in this new infographic poster, the unrelenting political chaos and violence in Venezuela has rendered their homeland one of the most dangerous on the planet with 24,763 homicides in 2013 or one murder every 20 minutes.

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Totuma CD Hubert Reinfeild: “As designers and visual communicators we have to make something, so we did this poster and a sculpture to try capturing the essence of (at least one) of the reasons young Venezuelan students are protesting and dying.

“Between 1999 and 2013 there have been 200,509 violent deaths in Venezuela. In comparison, in the Iraq War there where 189,000 casualties (this is data from March 2003 to February 2013).

“In Venezuela there’s no official war, but every 20 minutes someone gets murdered. They aren’t just numbers, on the last month and a half thirteen people have died in a even worst scenario, if that’s possible, by the government forces.

“Until the actual government (or the next one) equally values the life off ALL venezuelans (regardless of their political views), we’ll have a nation divided by hate and we’ll carry over our shoulders and conciseness the sad title of being one of the most dangerous countries in the world.”

Poster: Irene Ramírez, adapted by Totuma. [Read more]