Artist Dhani Suntanto has (illegally) created a fashionable alternative to the Oyster card for the London tube in the form of a resin ring. For all of us Metrocard misplacers, here’s hoping the trend comes stateside.
English artist and ‘modern cartographer’ Stephen Walker has created maps of London that not only reflect geography but also include cultural remarks new and old on the Olympic city. The incredibly detailed work features historical landmarks, quotes, personal experiences of the author, and characterizations of each borough.
We suggest sorting through the miniscule type in 10 minute shifts- get too engulfed and your peepers won’t be pleased.
Infamous street artist Banksy has once again sparked controversy with the release of a critical series of work just days before the London Olympic games. According to the Guardian, London officials have already marked the works for removal in accordance with the strict image policy the city has put into place. However, many critics have argued that Banksy and his fellow street artists embody London in a way that the ‘pristine’ image officials are hoping for does not.
GE demonstrated their commitment to helping reduce the National Gallery’s carbon footprint by creating the world’s first “living masterpiece.” Van Gogh’s “A Wheatfield, With Cypresses” was recreated using 8,000 plants which took 4 months to grow into the masterpiece. Making of video here.
Londoners are invited to take part in a giant egg hunt thanks to precious egg specialists, Fabergé. They’ve hidden 200 eggs around the city, many designed by well known artists, and it’s up to you to find them. http://bit.ly/zDC3Si
In Louis Vuitton City Guide 2012, the French fashion house takes you on a journey to Rome, London and Hong Kong. The design and packaging beautifully reflects the brand’s aesthetic, inspired by LV vintage luggage. Short videos were produced for each city too: http://bit.ly/q6XxSX
The London Design Festival kicks off this weekend and there is soooo much to see. Be sure to see their numerous Landmark Projects around the city where designers and architects experiment with public spaces. http://bit.ly/orjRq4