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Rubber it's a tough polymeric substance made from the latex of a tropical plant, there are two types of rubber; natural or synthetic.

Natural rubber is extracted from the rubber tree. It consists of natural caoutchouc, water and sulfur. Synthetic rubber is made from a diverse range of monomers after the polymerisation. It has less variety and performance.

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The principle of repetition simply means the reusing of the same or similar elements throughout your designs. This will bring a clear sense of unity, consistency and cohesiveness. It is the use of similar or connected pictorical elements. Similar shapes, colours, lines; it can be regular or irregular.

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Today I went to the V&A Museum (Victoria & Albert), this is largest museum of art and design located in London. It was named in honor of the Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The museum holds several collections and exhibitions. It has a material and techniques area, and different exhibitions like Wedding Dresses, Horst: Photography of Style and Disobedient Objects.

Disobedient Objects is an exhibition about art produced by common people during social movements. From activists from different parts of the world, such as Chile, Russia, Spain and many more. It includes sculptures, banners, artefacts and videos to communicate their feelings or as a way to survive during these social movements. 

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When I first entered Diosbedient Object I felt completely overwhelmed, the way they'd displayed the exhibition was confusing and disturbing, I couldn't understand why. I saw several metal pipes across the room, just as if I was in jail, at the sime time the floor and some pieces felt organic and clean. I kept walking and saw different colours and banners, when I started to read all of them I realized it was about discomfort and protest movements against the government, authorities and to society itself.

This exhibition's aim and purpose was to get people attention and to forecast how these people created pieces of art in times of crisis and how some of them made them survive throughout. Even though I didn't feel comfortable walking around the exhibition, I received the message. People reacted possitively towards the same, showing astonishment and interesent.  

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Bleigiessen 
“lead pouring”.

A tradition in German Speaking countries during New Year's eve where a candle is lit and small chunks of lead are melted in spoons over the candles.The molten lead is then poured quickly or slowly into a bowl of cold water depending on one’s preference. The molten lead hardens almost immediately into figures or forms that tell party-goers their future in the coming year.

Thomas Heatherwich created an sculpture out of beads and wire for the new building Wellcome's Trust and named it Bleigiessen.  He was inspired be this tradition, when he saw the forms that he could create by pouring led. Heatherwick says "the aim was to produc a sinous, curvaceous form, and one that had variety, so that it would look different from each of the buildings's nine floors". The sleek and clean sculpture has more than 140 000 beads and 27 000 steel wires. 

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"In this work lies an interest in a representational possibility of the emotional landscape of the body becoming manifest in its surface. Visually, the way in which the flesh grows, erupts and engulfs the body can be seen as a metaphor of the way in which we become incapacitated by the emotional landscape in which we live and over which we have little control. Of course, the body also appears to be suffering from some kind of malignancy, as in cancer, but, for me, the image of the figure, coupled with the title, leads one into an open contemplation of the plight of the individual." John Isaacs

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Today I went to the Wellcome's Collection two see two exhibitions, the Permanent Collection and An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition. Both with a very clean presentation, items are exhibited in a big open space. 

This exhibition presents a range of ideas about science and medicine since Henry Wellcome's death in 1936. It reflects the experiences and interests of scientists, doctors and patients.

Permanent Collection "Within the huge field of medicine this exhibition attempts to focus on only a few topics: the body, genomes, obesity and living with medical science. Each is explored through a range of exhibits from science and everyday life, as well as artistic responses to the issues presented in red 'art cubes'. "
When I first entered this collection I knew I was going to like it, I've always been someone who has a huge love for science, specially the human body, as soon as you get in the room you can feel the atmosphere of science. With an open space, very neat presentation makes you want to explore. Since it was early in the morning not much movement was seen, but from the people who were there, all semeed to be very appealed towards it. Interested and intrigued to learn more about the human body and how this works. 

An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition is a combination of weird and wonderful collection of objects, medical artefacts, paintings, photographs and sculptures, and some equally intriguing contemporary artworks. This exhibit takes you through different pieces of art, most of them interactive, from the A to the Z. As a very curious girl, I had to try each and every single interactive installation that there was. I have to admit I felt fascinated from the Wellcome's Collection, and from what I could see the people around me felt the same way. This is not a gallery where you feel just like and observant, instead you feel like you are part of it. As the Time Out says this collection gets an A. 

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Magnisimo - Andrea Moran

Project made in class, utilizing folding, cutting, or creasing of paper to creat different styles of letters. 

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Illustrator use to translate letters from paper to a computer.

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Doppelganger Graphic Design & Style

Images of the Human Being

Doppelganger presents current trends in capturing the visual identity of human beings. Each of its seven chapters explores a different creative approach: Embody, Dissolve, Appeal, Reshape, Perform, Deform, and Escape. The book is a compelling and entertaining collection of groundbreaking permutations of the outer human shell created with costumes and masks as well as photo-technical and artistic manipulation. While inventing, enhancing, obscuring, or altering identities, the images play with and often obliterate classical proportions and visual traditions. In doing so, they reveal further possibilities for what can be considered beautiful and fashionable.
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Fashion Communication

"As our understanding of communication has expanded from simply the verbal aspect, the body as a whole has become a tool with which to create, convey and represent messages.

The body as an instrument of communication does not just mean that the mouth speaks, the hands mold or the feet move. We communicate even further on a non- verbal level by what we chose to cover ourselves with. For centuries, people have used the language of dress to express personal things such as race, class, gender, ethnicity and religion but also larger social and political movements."

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Photographs source - streetpeeper.com/news

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Piet Mondrian His use of asymmetrical balance and a simplified pictorial vocabulary were crucial in the development of modern art, and his iconic abstract works remain influential in design and familiar in popular culture to this day.

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David Carson

Recognized for breaking the rules, nearly untethering legibility from communication and inspiring a generation of young designers with his bold understanding of cultural style.

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Entitled Neck Plus Ultra, the exhibition encompasses Vibskov’s influences and inspiration. The name references the latin motto “nec plus ultra”, which translates to “nothing farther beyond” Henrik Vibskov

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Artist; Ian Phillips. One of Wales's foremost linocut artists. He has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad over the last 10 years. In 2010, Ian was made a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy. First one; "Honeybourne Evening" Second; "Manley Ferry"

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Impressive Printmaking, Letterpress and Graphic Design - Klanten, R. (2011)

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LOVE Magazine is published twice a year. - always changing their logo type with each publication 

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NYLON Magazine - I find this magazine very interesting, the combination of type and colours always work. It catches your attention everytime.  It always gives a sense of freshness to fashion and style. 

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Exhibition called Blind light, made in 2007 by Antony Gormley. 

"You enter this interior space that is the equivalent of being on top of a mountain or at the bottom of the sea. It is very important for me that inside it you find the outside. Also you become the immersed figure in an endless ground, literally the subject of the work." 

http://www.antonygormley.com/sculpture/item-view/id/241#p7

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Felix Gonzalez-Torres produced work of uncompromising beauty and simplicity, transforming the everyday into profound meditations on love and loss. “Untitled” (Portrait of Ross in L.A.) is an allegorical representation of the artist’s partner, Ross Laycock, who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1991. The installation is comprised of 175 pounds of candy, corresponding to Ross’s ideal body weight. Viewers are encouraged to take a piece of candy, and the diminishing amount parallels Ross’s weight loss and suffering prior to his death. Gonzalez-Torres stipulated that the pile should be continuously replenished, thus metaphorically granting perpetual life.

http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/152961

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Francis Alÿs
Paradox of Praxis I (Sometimes Doing Something Leads to Nothing) Mexico City 1997

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Starting as an empty white room, Roman Ondak’s Measuring the Universe at Tate St Ives has grown through the contribution of around 90’000 participants to a constellation of black marks. Through the simple action of measuring oneself, Ondak’s work doesn’t just expand on ideas of space and the universal but also the personal, creating a growing living artwork that questions just what a museum is for. 

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At the time, the artist remarked that his approach to painting is, "to figure out how it works, the different possibilities that can happen...it's just my sensibility. I like to know how it works and I like to know how things go together. It's a visual experience…I have to see how it's developing, what can come from it." 

Robert Ryman - painter identified with the movements of monochrome painting, minimalism, and conceptual art. He is best known for abstract, white-on-white paintings.

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"For Gonzalez-Torres, art was an effective means of addressing social concerns—even more so when it could be multiplied. Inhabiting the familiar forms of Minimalism and post-Minimalism with his stacks and floor pieces, the artist embedded subtle but insistent references to current issues, from political violence to gay rights. In billboard projects like “Untitled”, the artist played with the powerful juxtapositions that could be generated between private and public spaces. By choosing this photograph of his bed, the artist exposed this most intimate of spaces, emphasized by the rumpled sheets and the recent impressions of two heads in the pillows. "

http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2012/04/04/printout-felix-gonzalez-torres

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Oona culleyTo See And Not See  2005 28 Page Handmade Book, Inkjet on Paper on top, Spider Web  2012 on side

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Keith Allen Phillips  has managed to take on a fetish in a very unique and even disturbing way. Covering his nude models with all sorts of snacks ranging from chocolate syrup to Cheetos and a few marshmallows, Keith Allen Phillips' aptly titled Messy series could easily be interpreted as a comment on food sex

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Naomi Filmer is a designer with very unique view on jewellery. Rather than designing for decoration and beauty, she focuses on the relationshion between body, object and the absence of an object. She explores the most delicate parts of the body to create her surreal and poetic art from metal, leather and glass.

"What's more important; the objects you wear or the flesh that wears the object."

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"Breathing Volume" Series of sculptures focused on the mouth, chin and neck area of the body. Association between volume of space and the body. The balancing of interior and exterior; positive and negative space; presence and absence of the body. - The art of fashion (InstaHin Allusions)

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Silence = Death The pink triangle was established as a pro-gay symbol by activists in the United States during the 1970s. Its precedent lay in World War II, when known homosexuals in Nazi concentration camps were forced to wear inverted pink triangle badges as identifiers, much in the same manner that Jews were forced to wear the yellow Star of David. Wearers of the pink triangle were considered at the bottom of the camp social system and subjected to particularly harsh maltreatment and degradation. Read More

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Exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery by Wyn Evans, she has described the exhibition as “responding to the spaces which examine the transformative ‘Site/Sight/Cite’ effects that light, sound and duration can have on both spaces and their occupants. The site of the gallery, the perception of sight, the citation of references are multiple and swarming.”

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Typography
from the Greek words τύπος typos "form" and γράφειν "to write"

Is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language most appealing to learning and recognition. The arrangement of type involves selectingtypefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space within letters pairs (kerning). Type design is a closely related craft, sometimes considered part of typography; most typographers do not design typefaces, and some type designers do not consider themselves typographers. In modern times, typography has been put in film, television and online broadcasts to add emotion to communication.

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Visual Communication

Is communication through a visual aid and is described as the conveyance of ideas and information in forms that can be read or looked upon. Visual communication in part or whole relies on vision, and is primarily presented or expressed with two dimensional images, it includes: signs, typography, drawing,graphic design, illustration, Industrial Design, Advertising, Animation colour and electronic resources. It also explores the idea that a visual message accompanying text has a greater power to inform, educate, or persuade a person or audience.

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Hannah Wilke, S.O.S. — Starification Object Series

Hannah Wilke’s 1974 “performalist self-portraits” found the artist transforming her body into a grotesque, satirical statement on feminine beauty. Wilke posed à la pinup style — often topless — with tiny folds of bubble gum covering her body like blemishes, made to look like miniature vulvas for her S.O.S. — Starification Object Series. (The forms were reminiscent of her famed 1960’s vulva sculpture works.) Ironically enough, Wilke often found herself defending the photographs, as many suggested it was her beauty that made them most compelling.

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Ondria Hardin by Sebastian Kim for NUMÉRO #141 MARCH 2013. Pictures Bellow

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GRID  meaning
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two-dimensional) made up of a series of intersecting straight (vertical, horizontal, and angular) or curved guide lines used to structure content./ The grid serves as an armature on which a designercan organize graphic elements (imagesglyphsparagraphs) in a rational, easy to absorb manner. A grid can be used to organize graphic elements in relation to a page, in relation to other graphic elements on the page, or relation to other parts of the same graphic element or shape.


"The grid system is an aid, not a guarantee. It permits a number of possible uses and each designer can look for a solution appropriate to his personal style. But one must learn how to use the grid; it is an art that requires practice.” Josef Müller-Brockmann

The grid has been part of abstract art since the beginnings of abstraction at the opening of the twentieth century. Its ubiquity is such that for many years it has served the general non-art public as an effective short-hand for modern painting (along with its opposite, the expressive, untutored scrawl of action painting). It continues to employed by abstract painters of a variety of stripes with a whole host of intentions: how far, for example, can Mike Meiré’s overpainting of the grid of a newspaper be understood in relation to the images of the infinite which Mondrian attempted to conjure from his tightly arrayed orthogonals? Where many abstract artists have viewed the grid as signalling the promise of liberation, others have viewed it as restriction, one which reduces the spatial or expressive possibilities of painting; perhaps this tension is necessary if the grid is to continue to play an active role in abstract painting.

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Ben Nicholson (1894-1982) 1937 (painting) Oil on canvas, 79.5 x 91 cm The Courtauld Gallery, London, Samuel Courtauld Trust (Alastair Hunter Bequest, 1984) © Angela Verren Taunt. 

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Josef Müller-Brockmann was influenced by the ideas of several different design and art movements including Constructivism, De Stijl, Suprematism and the Bauhaus. He published several books, includingThe Graphic Artist and His Problems and Grid Systems in Graphic Design. These books provide an in-depth analysis of his work practices and philosophies, and provide an excellent foundation for young graphic designers wishing to learn more about the profession.

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Designs created by Studio Thomson, multidisciplinary creative agency.

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Linocut is a relief print  produced in a manner similar to a woodcut but that uses linoleum as the surface into which the design is cut and printed from.

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Portrait of a Woman after Cranach the Younger Buste de femme d'après Cranach le Jeune by Pablo Picasso. Read more
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Linocut Boy Nick Morley is an artist and illustrator who taught us, this week, how to do linocut illustrations. He has done work from book covers, magazine covers, posters and more. He also teaches relief printing, screen printing and etching in his studio in Margate, UK. He is also a curator. 

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Acclaim Magazine - Is a contemporary style and culture magazine created in Australia

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"The event of a thread is made of many crossings of the near at hand and the far away: it is a body crossing space, is a writer's hand crossing a sheet of paper, is a voice crossing a room in a paper bag, is a reader crossing with a page and with another reader, is listening crossing with speaking, is an inscription crossing a transmission, is a stylus crossing a groove, is a song crossing species, is the weightlessness of suspension crossing the calling of bell or bellows, is touch being touched in return. It is a flock of birds and a field of swings in motion. It is a particular point in space at an instant of time." - Ann Hamilton

http://www.annhamiltonstudio.com/projects/armory.html

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With this as a starting point, the gallery, and in particular its inaugural exhibition, In·ter·face, aims to expand — or rather, re-expand — the term.

"I'm interested in art that is thinking critically about the human relationship to our environment — how our experiences are mediated by a variety of interfaces," said L'Heureux. "This can include television, language, a particular kind of discourse, mythic constructs, et cetera. And yes, technology. Anything that is between individuals and their experience of the world and is shaping or mediating those experiences."

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Her highly distinctive style reflects an innovative and dynamic approach to the medium, producing images that foreground an expressive use of colour and tone, unusual viewpoints and a sculptural concern with form and shape that often lends a surreal quality to her compositions. 

For me, fashion is one big playground, a place to experiment. But i have always had this love/hate relationship with it. Viviane Sassen

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Typography book, called "do we really need holes?"  utilising Japanese bonding by Nicole Marshallsay

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I like how Tim Walker (British fashion photographer) uses white space with the background and the models, creating surrealist images. 

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