The rise of Brutalist architecture

Posted by on Sep 3, 2020 in Ipso Fabulous, My Style | No Comments

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Oh Brutalism… how I love you so.

From the mid-20th century, the Brutalist architecture style rose in popularity before reaching its peak in the mid-1970s, when it came crashing down as a model of bad taste. But now it looks like there is a renewed interest and appreciation for this once derided architectural style.

Known for its use of functional reinforced concrete, steel, and modular elements, Brutalist buildings have a graphic quality that is part of what makes them so appealing now. The word Brutalist doesn’t come from the architecture’s fortress-like stature, but from the raw concrete its often made from — béton brut.

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the vertiginous style of Freddy Mamani

Posted by on Aug 1, 2020 in Creatives I admire | No Comments

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Freddy Mamani has been credited with founding the Neo-Andean style, a contemporary architectural movement largely situated in Bolivia. A vertiginous style combining dizzying ly colorful bold architectural elements. Think old temple crossed with something from outer space. Over a hundred buildings in El Alto have now been created in true Freddy Mamani style.

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Houses in El Alto, Bolivia, Design by Freddy Mamani

On the edge of impossible

Posted by on Jul 3, 2020 in Abso-effing-lutely, Ipso Fabulous | No Comments

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On the edge of impossible lies brilliance.

Photo by William Duggan on Unsplash

Leaky roofs and broken promises

Posted by on Jun 6, 2020 in Brand Thinking, Creatives I admire | No Comments

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The leaky roof analogy by the brilliant Seth Godin

In many situations, a leaky roof is worse than no roof at all.

If there’s no roof, we’re not surprised or disappointed if we get hit with some raindrops. But a roof that leaks has raised expectations and then failed to meet them.

Promising us a roof and then breaking that promise might be worse than no roof at all.

Photo by Reza Shayestehpour on Unsplash

Think “Michelangelo” but with tattoos

Posted by on May 15, 2020 in Creatives I admire, Ipso Fabulous | No Comments

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For your daily inspiration: Italian sculptor Fabio Viale works in marble to make it look like styrofoam. He also recreates famous classic Italian sculptures (think Michelangelo’s David or Pieta) and adds tattoos. His tattooed marble sculptures are not colored on the surface — not painted over — the ink infiltrates the marble in a very similar way that tattoos penetrate human skin.

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Pop culture dystopia at its finest

Posted by on Apr 15, 2020 in Creatives I admire, Designers I Like | No Comments

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Filip Hodas, illustrator, computer animator, and visual effects artist, has become well known for his pop culture dystopias.cartoon fossils, a digital art series that envisions the preserved remains of our pop icons as if they were fossils.

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