Welcome + Posting Guidelines

Welcome to our class blog for Foundations of Art, Design, and Digital Culture! You will be expected to post on here once a week before each Monday’s class. Your posts should relate to something we are talking about in class. They can range anywhere from design, painting, photography, sculpture, performance, composition, fashion, video, architecture, and theory….

Public Art in a Pandemic

In Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the new reality of the COVID-19 has already been immortalized through a mural in the center of the city. Artist Andrea Kostyal depicted children and adults wearing masks through the city’s landscape. I thought this article was interesting in the way it exemplifies how public art can often serve as a reflection…

IKEA’s Better Shelter

IKEA foundation collaborate with several designers to make this easy-to-build shelter that can be used to help with people who are displaced by armed conflict or natural disaster. It’s amazing to see that designers are working with organizations like the UN to come up with solutions to global issues.

Futuristic Library (Tianjin)

I love the design of endless bookshelves with natural curves and waves. Being in that library must feel like you’re in an alternate dimension, as if you’re diving into the fictional world of the book. I think the color scheme and the structural designs work really well together to highlight the book covers while achieving…

AR 3D Typography

Augmented Reality (AR) has been a trend in recent years. This is a super cool app where you can draw and play with typography in AR. It’s interesting how design and typography has evolved from a 2D art towards a more complex dimension.

Benches by Pablo Reinoso

I love Reinoso’s spaghetti-style works. It feels magical and surreal, almost like something you would see in a Disney movie when objects are being transformed. There is such a strong sense of movement and energy in his pieces, and each strand feels airy in space.

Mindful CVs

When we were talking about one of the data portrait works by a classmate, who tracked the number of job updates she sees on LinkedIn each day, we talked about how LinkedIn and other social media can feel very overwhelming with bombarding ads and information. I came across this web project made by Andy Chung,…

Data Visualization Art

One of my favorite artists to follow online is Federica Fragapane. She is an Information Designer that create super creative and aesthetically-pleasing data visualizations on current event issues around the world. I love her work because it walks the line between data and art, where at one glance it may just look like any other…

Fractal Art – Mandelbrot Set

Fractal art is a form of algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images, animations. This fractal art is created by the Mandelbrot set, a formula that is extremely important for Chaos theory in mathematics. I do not fully understand how the formula works but the visual representation of the data was extremely…

Dear Data: A Fascinating Year-Long Hand-Drawn Data Visualisation Project

This article really reminded me of our data portrait assignment as it is a very similar concept. Artists Giorgia Lupi and  Stefanie Posavec, who live in New York and London respectively, had only met each other twice when they started communicating weekly via letters in the mail. Each letter contained data they had gathered about…

Holly Stapleton

This artist’s work is very simplistic but I love the texture and energy of the work. I especially love the abstract fantastical elements of objects blending together, like the sea shore being the arm of a hand. The art can be found here.