“densely minimum.” If I have to explain who Ryoji Ikeda is consicely, that’s the phrase I’d be probably using. Yesterday I went to see his exhibition, “＋/－[the infinite between 0 and 1],” at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. I’ve known him for his electronic music for a while, but not the visuals… damn. I was wasting so much time for not knowing such dope artwork.
June 8th, 2009 by
Found this strange little novelty item while drooling over the Optimus Maximus. Not quite sure if the DJ scratch pad would make it in the winner’s circle. I can imagine some dude pulling this card out of his wallet and whispering slyly to his date, “Hey… check this…” then start scratching like he’s Kid Koala. Deal-breaker? Probably. At least the video is hilarious.
May 12th, 2009 by
I love LittlePixel’s Flickr set of what he describes as “Classic records lost in time and format, re-emerged as Pelican books.” If only such a thing existed. They are all quite gorgeous, and I’ve posted some of my favourites below. You can also discover more lovely little things at http://www.littlepixel.info.
April 10th, 2009 by
Stumbled across these while searching for portable listening devices. Audio Technica’s AT-727 Sound Burger & AT-770 Mr. Disc. Yep! With names like those, it’s hard to believe that they never made the popular vote. Even though they may not be as portable as an iPod, it would be damn hilarious to catch someone trying to jog with one of these strapped to their leg. :)
March 30th, 2009 by
Last month, we had touched on vintage cassette tape inserts and how awesome the designs are. Perhaps it’s the nostalgia of growing up in the era of analog sounds, or that everything old is back in fashion, but the aesthetic of cassette tapes still have profound desire and influence in modern society. This post pays homage to the cassette tape, and the unique ways that we’ve tried to preserve it by bridging the gap between digital and analog. Here are some of my favorite mods and hybrids:
NVDRS Tape by Stefano Pertegato
I’d like to describe the NVDRS Tape, but the images already speak for themselves:
February 18th, 2009 by
Let’s face it, here at Nueva Forma, we’re suckers for vintage design. Polar Alert Studios has compiled a wonderful collection of the top 100 vintage cassette tape inserts, and after going through the slideshow, I’m feeling a bit nostagic and am compelled to make a mixtape the next time I get my hands on a cassette. Unfortunately, most cassette tapes don’t look as cool as they used to. There’s also a wonderful Flickr set of cassette inserts via Jubru’s photostream, which is where the images are from.