3.7.14 / Weekend Heller: 3D Printing MADness, World Design Opus, Laser Cat Box
Stark Raving 3D MAD
Carla Diana is going mad at The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) during the Shapeways 3D Printing Residency next week (March 11 to March 16) as part of the ongoing exhibition, Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital.
Come play with Diana as she works with Formlabs high resolution, light-based 3D printers and a full body scanner. And prepare to get scanned yourself!
The Museum of Arts and Design at 2 Columbus Circle, is open every day from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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Can’t Wait For This Dept.: Margolin’s Opus
For close to a decade (maybe longer), Professor Victor Margolin has been working on his three volume opus: World History of Design (Bloomsbury). I can’t wait for it as it promises to be the most complete reference, with emphasis on graphic design and its contexts, that has been published to date. The first two volumes (1,600 pages) will be published in September 2014.
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Cat Calls from Miami Beach
2014 is the year of the Laser Cat. A giant cat head that projects art through it’s laser beam eyes. “Creatives worldwide are encouraged to submit their artwork (drawings, sculpture, painting, photography, cat photography and more) to Laser Cat,” meows cat fancier Killian Cooper. “The more art he gets, the bigger he grows.”
Commissioned by ADC and conceived by Cooper’s Hungry Castle, Laser Cat is an interactive installation that forms part of the ADC Festival of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design held in beautiful Miami Beach. As it’s name suggests, Laser Cat is a giant cat with ‘lasers’ for eyes that uses high powered projectors to beam the personal art projects of the global community onto public buildings.
The simple brief for the Laser Cat project (April 7 to 9) is rooted in ADC’s new vision, to recommit the creative industries to the art and craft of advertising and design. Whether working in a multinational advertising agency or a two-person design studio, there’s a common thread that binds all creatives, a love and appreciation for creating art.
Included are Stefan Sagmeister, Milton Glaser & Sue Walsh, Banksy, James Victore, George Lois, Javier Mariscal, Tara McPherson, Jon Burgerman and many more creatives from multi-disciplinary design firms like Mother, Wieden+Kennedy and DDB Worldwide have all fed Laser Cat.
“This April 9 on the roof of the Frank Gehry designed New World Center, the Laser Cat movement will begin pew pew pew!” Cooper adds.
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is the co-founder and the co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts. He writes the Visuals column for the New York Times Book Review and the Graphic Content blog for T-Style. He is the author, coauthor, and/or editor of more than 120 books on design and popular culture, including the recent book Born Modern: The Life and Design of Alvin Lustig (Chronicle).