The three buildings – Performing Arts Center by Paul Andreu, National Olympic Stadium by HdM, Ai Weiwei, Arup, and CCTV Headquarters by OMA – seemed fascinating for their uncanny ability to confuse one’s perception of scale. Their true size is disguised by either the smooth monolithic paneling (Performing Arts Center), elaborate structural lattice (National Olympic Stadium), or hyper-scaling of structure to the point of super-graphic (CCTV). Especially from a distance, the buildings appear scaleless.
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A meticulously illustrated catalog of 100 landmark cameras, culled from over a century of photographic history, depicting both professional and consumer models and tracing photography’s history from the first models to today’s digital wonders.
Moscow-based designer Ilya Kalimulin has created a series of images imagining what the weirdest products by well-known companies and brands might look like. His imagined products have gained a viral following on a number of Russian-language art and design blogs, which in turn have gathered the ideas of other creative designers as well.
What if Lipton tea packed their tea into cigarettes? What if M&M’s bright candy shells coated the tips of bullets? Kalimulin’s entertaining and clever series imagines these and other surprising products, most of which contain some sort of clever commentary on the brand in question.
Californian artist Soey Milk has a dark mysticism and romantic time in her paintings, combines oriental style with the sensuality of beautiful young women in various erotic configurations. Delicate silhouettes, fine lines in painting and graphite produces a unique world out of a beautiful narrative history, wake up some interest, causes tenderness but also a strange atmosphere.
Deadline: January 5 11:59pm EST.
Draw A Dot. is teaming up with weloooooveit for a one of a kind illustration contest. You are going to illustrate a postcard consists of one of the four famous women in Italy and the backdrop will be one of the four locations of Salsomaggiore. The illustration can be realistic, abstract, or even surreal, but it has to somewhat related to the Art Deco or Art Nouveaux era. You are also more than welcome to give a modern take on these women’s fashion. The size of the postcard will be 6’’ x 4’’ or 4’’ by 6’’.
There was a golden time in which art invaded real life, creating from anew fashion and design, which invariably leads to gossip and exclusive parties. It was the time of “La belle epoque”.
That was also the era of the Diva, a beautiful and unforgettable kind of woman considered to lead an extreme life, someone who could leave you breathless and who could charm everyone around her with her unique and glamorous style.
Few cities in the world could sum up the roaring spirit of the belle époque like Salsomaggiore Terme (Italy). Salsomaggiore was the place to be for the European jet set. Here you could encounter intellectuals, artists, noblemen, industrialists and of course their stunning wives, lovers and muses. During this time the city flourished and became a true Art Nouveau masterpiece.
1. 200 € (approximately $265 US) cash prize (you must have paypal)
2. Your wining piece will be used as a postcard image for the city of Salsomaggiore. You will also receive 50 postcards.
Every Monday, Draw A Dot will have a post on the submissions from the past week. All entries will also be shown on Facebok Fanpage and Pinterest.
The deadline will be January 5 11:59pm EST.
weloooooveit team and I will select the winner during the week of January 6, 2014.
The winner will be announced on January 13, 2014.
What the artist needs to send to the contest:
Please send your work to email@example.com with the following information.
Your illustration | Your name | Your Facebook Page (optional) | Your Website (optional)
You must also like Draw A Dot. and weloooooveit Facebook Fanpage
You can download this zip file to see more images of the Italian divas.