In 2011 Bartholomäus Traubeck, a German artist, created the Years exhibit. Featuring a modified turntable consisting of a camera, it translates the tree rings digitally into music.

“A tree’s year rings are analysed for their strength, thickness and rate of growth. This data serves as basis for a generative process that outputs piano music. It is mapped to a scale which is again defined by the overall appearance of the wood (ranging from dark to light and from strong texture to light texture). The foundation for the music is certainly found in the defined ruleset of programming and hardware setup, but the data acquired from every tree interprets this ruleset very differently.”

A digital album consisting of seven different recorded trees can be downloaded here.



Conrad Roset

Conrad Roset, a Spanish illustrator, isn’t just featured in books and magazines. His work has been used in a lot of applications including, advertising videos, packaging, fashion textiles, retail displays and more.

The Future is Finally Here

HUVr is set to release their HUVr Board December of 2014, just in time for the predicted “Back to the Future II” hover boards. Now there have been a ton of response videos out even from Tony Hawk and Christopher Lloyd that are saying this video was fake. Though, if you look on HUVr’s Facebook page they are still saying this is 100% real and they will hold events throughout major cities in the U.S. later this year. Real or Fake, still really cool…

Design Trends for 2014

iStock released this infographic about what industry leaders think will be hot or not for 2014. Since we are a few months into the new year, how do you think these trends have effected graphic design and the trending aesthetics?



Bodies in Motion Part 2

French photographer Ludovic Florent captures the beauty of motion in his stunning photographs. View entire collection here. View original Bodies in Motion post about Lois Greenfield here.

The Next Generation of Books

Yusuke Oono, a Japanese artist and designer creates incredible scenes with depth and movement through the use of her 3D cut paper books.

Alien Landscapes

David Keochkerian is a French “amateur” photographer. While he has only been dabbling in photography for only two years, his photos make a very clear statement that he has far surpassed the title of amateur. I like to capture the fleeting, the subtle, the beautiful, the rare, the spectacular, the staggering… to reveal how the […]

Star Tales and Milky Ways

Mihoko Ogaki is a Japanese artist that has had several huge installations that have toured several galleries. Two of the biggest ones are Milky Way (featuring LED lit sculptures and paintings) and Star Tales (featuring painted cloth and sculptures). Milky Way Installation:   Star Tales Exhibit:

Architectural Visualization At Its Best

Juan Carlos Ramos is a Mexican architect working with architectural visualization. He has colaborated in national and international projects for studios such as Neoscape and Fernando Romero EnterpisE.

Trees With Haircuts, Lion Tamers, and More….

Jonny Glover is a British illustrator with a timeless, fun style. He also was commissioned by Hairport, to create his series: Trees With Haircuts.