After another while I realized the need to bringing all these passions together in my life simultaneously and take them in order slowly and enjoy their every bit of them. Discover, communicate, smile, think - all these verbs of human nature are very important. This is how LOVE ISSUE #6 started, with a sum of passions and relationships joined together, from collections to friends, from friends to lovers and, in some case, from lovers to objects.
Here’s the new Love Issue! We are media partner from the great online magazine made by Constantin Nimigean. And again I’m impressed.
#6 is 132 pages of visual passion. Want that is what this new issue is about: Passion.
Passion is what we fully understand at Osocio. For me it started almost 40 years ago with collecting election posters. The revelation that you can convey a message with a picture and a few words.
I was thinking about that when reading about La cabane aux images (see page 34 in Love Issue). A great story about Laurent Jouault:
‘La cabane aux images’ is a proof. For me, photographing is the synonym of meeting. I couldn’t have left far from my roots without this project. I have a real need of sharing my passion (just like you, Constantin). I don’t see myself as a great photographer, but as a lover, a lover of image. More than the technique or the photo itself, it’s the story behind each image that fascinates me.
Enjoy this new Love Issue made with passion. See it after the break.
I love great visuals and this certainly fits in that qualification. This work is from Francois Robert and it’s a shame I didn’t know his work.
He made this work years ago. Stop the Violence visualized with bones.
A nice idea from Bangkok for typography and illustration lovers. The Thai Red Cross launched the Font Fights Flood (FFF) Project, a charity project to help relief Thai flood victims.
Each letter in the alphabet of Font Fights Flood represents real incidents that occurred during Thai Flood 2011.
Not very useful as a font, it’s a collection of illustrations. But still a nice idea to raise funds.
The Ad Council announced few weeks ago the launch of its newly designed website, which will heighten awareness of the significant social issues addressed by its public service advertising (PSA) campaigns and inspire Americans to take action. The website features a new design and additional content to effectively communicate the work, mission and expanded capabilities of the Ad Council. Beaconfire, a web development agency based in Washington, D.C., re-designed the website.
There is a lot to read on the internet about climate change. Too much maybe.
Heimat-Berlin devised a way to make this overload visually pleasant. They called it the ECOSPHERE Project.
It is made for the COP17 Climate Change Conference held in Durban, South Africa right now. It became a project from CNN International for its coverage of the conference.
The idea is that you, the visitor, plant a thought with a tweet. And watch it grow with other submissions. Which makes it a real-time view of the global climate change discussion
Each submitted tweet will stimulate growth in the individual topic plants causing some plants to grow larger or faster than others depending on how the conversation is evolving. The result is an instant snapshot of how the world sees climate change.
The ECOSPHERE Project is a fascinating snapshot of the global climate discussion I experienced myself tonight. It is a journey for hours or days.
Because of the used technique, the microsite is built on webGL, Google Chrome or Firefox is required.
I’m doing Osocio for 6 years now and I have seen a lot of creative work in our niche. The thing which intrigue me the most is the power of visual communication. Especially a message in one single image. It seems easy to make. It isn’t.
On my daily stroll on the internet searching for new material to post I met Constantin Nimigean from Romania. He runs a great inspiration blog Oitzarisme, full of new photography.
This year he started with Love Issue. It is his online magazine about the same things he is blogging about.
A few days ago he launched the fifth edition and I’m proud to announce that Osocio become media partner.
This edition of Love Issue is called ‘Distance’. Click to enlarge and enjoy.
I had a small talk with Constantin, read it after the break.
At present there is no internationally recognized symbol for human rights. The Logo for Human Rights initiative wants to change that.
The initiative was established out of conviction that a human rights logo will make a peaceful contribution towards the global spread and implementation of human rights.
The challenge is in it’s final stage now. 15,369 logos have been submitted. The Jury has chosen the Top 10 proposals.
You may choose more than one favorite logo. Here above in the widget or on the contest website.
We didn’t a few posts with a lot of artwork earlier this year about the earthquake in Japan. And I have still more artwork in my mailbox.
To be honest Japan wasn’t in my mind very often the recently.
I’m glad Simon from DETUSCH&LUBA send my this recent work.
Is is about that first aid after a disaster isn’t the final station for help. It is the beginning.
“The world watched in shock when a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and a tsunami hit the northeast coast of Japan.
More than four months later, a least 9000 are still missing and relief groups are straining to provide assistance.
Millions of people are without water, power, heat and transportation. Japan still needs your help.”
Posted by Marc | 22-06-2011 21:16 | Category:
I worked with many designers and desktop publishers and it is remarkable how many of them are dyslexic.
Dyslectics have trouble with reading and not every dyslectic likes to read.
Christian Boer of Studiostudio made a typeface especially for dyslectics. It is called Dyslexie.
The problem is that people with dyslexia see letters as 3D figures. And most of them are quite similar when rotating or reflecting.
Christiaan Boer modified the characters which he visualized in the video above.
Renske de Leeuw from the University of Twente did research on the typeface:
The conclusion of the study was that reading with the font “Dyslexie” doesn’t lead to an increase in reading speed. There was however a decrease in the reading errors when dyslectics read words that where printed in the font “Dyslexie”. This is an indication that reading with the font “Dyslexie” decreases the reading errors.
Students read the reading tests EMT and Klepel twice. Once printed in the font Arial and once in the font “Dyslexie”. The order was randomly assigned and in-between the reading tests an auditory task was fulfilled.
My colleague, Kyla, just shared this adorable video from Jeff Waldman’s public art project, swingsetting.org.
Jeff raised $1000 through Kickstarter, and installed 50 swings all over Los Angeles.
According to Jeff’s bio:
“Jeff Waldman is residing in San Francisco, living life and loving cheese. Hanging these illicit swings has gotten him invited to speak at TEDx and earned a grant from The Awesome Foundation, so he keeps pressing on with this project that continues to bring so many people happiness.
A devoted Chicago Cubs fan and filmmaker, Andrew Hartley hung his first swing with Jeff in San Francisco and has been on board with this project ever since.”
I did a lot of blogposts about the Denver water campaigns made by Sukle Advertising &Design. “Award winning, humorous, positive approach, recognizable, consistent style, understandable message and above all great artwork” I wrote recently. The campaigns is already in it’s ninth year. Time to look back. I did an interview…
This evening (Eastern Standard Time), Canadian Space Agency astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield will return to Earth after five months orbiting our planet in the International Space Station — eventually serving as commander of the mission. At 53, Commander Hadfield is a veteran astronaut, having been in space previously to work…
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