Technically speaking, a road is nothing but a way or route between two places. However, what a powerful energy roads have, inspiring poets, painters, and photographers since the dawn of the times. The number of songs and paintings, devoted to roads, really impresses. “Open Road” by Bryan Adams, “On the Road Again” by Aerosmith, “Long and Winding Road” by the Beatles are just a few examples to mention here. Photographers also often choose to show roads on their works. Whether it is an old rural earth road or a modern hi-tech highway, a road will always be the symbol of connection, life search, and infinity.
Let’s look at some statistics out there: the length of the USA roadways network exceeds 6.4 million (!) kilometers. For comparison, the distance from Earth to Moon is said to be just 363 104 km. What is even more impressive is the particular feature of the roads, which often work like sponges, witnessing silently and absorbing all the events happening around. That is why roads are tightly connected with the history of a particular region, as well as with people, walking and driving those roads. And that is why, looking at the road photography, you can see much more than expressed by a common technical definition of a road.
In the course of Design Month Graz 2010 the project „Ready. Steady. Go!“ by architects Continue reading »
Sandra Janser and Elisabeth Koller won the first prize in the design competition for the
installation of a visual frame in the Jakomini district. The intention of this visual frame is to
define the streets Jakoministraße and Klosterwiesgasse in order to mark them as a significant
design area with a visible and positive identity.
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“Getier”, the bench named after its animal-like features, blends well into the environement of
Mariahilferplatz (Graz / Austria) and allows a diversity of interpretation. The solid chain is both an anchor
and a radius of motion and creates a playful variety of arrangements, which arouses the
interaction of its users.
“Getier” by Thomas Perz and Petrus Gartler #cisae
In many cultures, Sunday is considered to be the first day, when a new week starts. Even though the first working day for most of us is Monday, we believe Sunday is a perfect timing to get ready for a new week, especially for those, who work in art-related fields, such as web design or digital illustrations. Inspiration is what we offer to Cruzine readers on a daily basis, presenting the best works of photographers, illustrators, and architects, picked by our editors on the web. Today, we want to share a great experience of circus performance photography and monumental architecture shapes, digital cartoon illustrations and typography designs. As usual, you will also find references to some cool web sites and video projects in our today’s list of 33 Inspirations.