Art

  • Cooper-Hewitt Adds The First Piece Of Code To Its Design Collection

    Cooper-Hewitt Adds The First Piece Of Code To Its Design Collection

    Programmers know how beautiful well-written code can be, but most users will never see the source code behind their software. The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, however, wants to showcase the artistic potential of computer programming. It just acquired iPad app Planetary and its source code, the first time the museum has added a piece of code to its collection. Read More

  • iPad Animation App Loop Captures The Fun Of Making Doodled Flipbooks

    iPad Animation App Loop Captures The Fun Of Making Doodled Flipbooks

    Remember turning the corners of your class notes into flipbooks with a sequence of tiny drawings? iPad app Loop recreates the glee of watching your doodles come to life by making it easy to create frame-by-frame animations. Read More

  • Chiizu Is The Photo-Decoration App For Art, Illustration And Design Lovers

    Chiizu Is The Photo-Decoration App For Art, Illustration And Design Lovers

    If you’ve dismissed purikura apps as a way to besmirch photos with blingies, hearts and other cheesy graphics, then Chiizu will blow your mind. Created by a media artist, an illustrator and a designer, the photo decoration app for iOS offers themed sets by an outstanding roster of artists, including Linda Gavin, the original creator of Twitter’s logo; Dyna Moe, the woman behind… Read More

  • Celebrate The Death Of Print With This 3D Printed Texture Book

    Celebrate The Death Of Print With This 3D Printed Texture Book

    A designer named Tom Burtonwood has designed a book that contains 3D-scanned textures he has grabbed from museums and architecture in his home city of Chicago. The book, which is in the form of an accordion, is called an orihon and can be made on nearly any 3D printer. Read More

  • With Big-Name Backing And Some eBay Flavor, These Startups Are Looking To Shake Up The Art Market

    With Big-Name Backing And Some eBay Flavor, These Startups Are Looking To Shake Up The Art Market

    Ebay is generally credited with being the first company to bring auctions — a system that, for nearly 2,500 years, had exclusively taken place live in noisy, public (and offline) forums — into the Digital Era. But, today, in spite of the fact that eCommerce has become a thriving global industry, with online marketplaces collectively topping $1 trillion in sales last year, one market… Read More

  • The New “Handmade” (Part Two)

    The New “Handmade” (Part Two)

    Although 3D printing technology has existed for some time, it’s only now beginning to cross over into mainstream awareness, thanks to increasingly affordable access to the printers themselves as well as attention-grabbing headlines about 3D printed guns and life-saving medical applications. While less eye-catching, perhaps, the innovation is also powering a new class of creatives, who… Read More

  • Artkive Turns Your Kids’ Artwork (And More) Into Printed Books

    Artkive Turns Your Kids’ Artwork (And More) Into Printed Books

    Artkive, an app designed to eliminate the overwhelming guilt you get tossing your children’s brilliant artwork into the garbage, now has another purpose, too: you can order printed out books of their creations. Instead of just hiding the child’s crumpled up drawings and precious finger-paint covered handprints that school sends home – what is now, like every day? –… Read More

  • The New “Handmade”

    The New “Handmade”

    Amid grumblings of a “general fatigue” when it comes to software-based startups, a potentially transformative technology called 3D printing is poised to reach critical mass and mainstream awareness. Today’s news headlines about the technology tend to focus on the extreme possibilities in being able to print objects on demand – from the terrors of things like a… Read More

  • The Gestures Required To Beat Every Level Of Angry Birds, Visualized In Paper And Ink

    The Gestures Required To Beat Every Level Of Angry Birds, Visualized In Paper And Ink

    When you play Angry Birds, at this point it’s likely a completely unconscious, natural gesture; draw back, aim and release. But what if each time you did that, you produced an indelible mark, so that after countless hours spent playing Rovio’s addictive physics flinging mobile game, you had a visual record? That’s exactly what artist Evan Roth did for his latest… Read More