25 years of Street Figther

‘Combo Attack’ is a show which celebrates 25 years of Street Fighter, the show is currently exhibiting at iam8bit untill the 19th August and we have 2 illustrations on the walls, go check it out if you are in that part of the world.

IAM8BIT, 2147 W. SUNSET BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 90026]

Both prints are available online here and here.

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God Bless America

8 days, 10 gallons of paint, 15 cans of spray paint and over 100 Posca pens, yes yes we have officially finished the 52 foot wall at the US Open of Surf! Lets just say our Nike Fuel band points went through the roof! A big big thank you to Nike Action Sports for the opportunity to come to the event and do our thing! Congrats to Julian Wilson and Lakey Peterson on taking the Mens and Womens Surf titles respectively!

The mural included a selection skeleton riders based on Nike Surf and Skate athletes, including Julian Wilson, Carissa Moore, Kolohe Andino, Eric Koston and Omar Salazar. Super nice guy Omar stopped by to see his skeleton rider repping the Doom Sayers tee! And we also got to meet legend Jeff Ho of Dogtown & Z-Boys fame.

Photography by EdSchofield.co.uk

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Alianoid Humidifier by Minwoo Lee

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Alianoid Humidifier is a minimalist design created by South Korean-based designer Minwoo Lee. The aesthetic was inspired by what an outer space robot could look like. When the steam is released from the body of the humidifier, it looks as though the “robot” is angry.

The smaller circle at the bottom portion of the design indicates the amount of water left inside the container. The bigger circle controls the amount of moisture released into the air. I love the unique and uncharacteristic aesthetic of this design, although it is still quite minimal and clean.

See the full album and more minimalist designs at Leibal


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Amazing Cloned Kitties

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Rather, photographer Peta takes several shots of her two ginger kitties and seamlessly merges them with Photoshop into one amazing picture.

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Giveaway from DYT and Yumaki! Win Yumaki’s amazing A101 toothbrush! Design You Trust and the new Swedish/Japanese oral care brand Yumaki are teaming up to give away four styles of Yumaki’s A101 toothbrushes to 12 randomly selected Design You Trust readers!

Via Design You Trust – Design Blog and Community http://designyoutrust.com/2012/08/amazing-cloned-kitties/?ut…

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Yasutoki Kariya’s Mesmerizing “Asobi” Installation

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Mitsubishi Chemical’s Junior Designer Award is aimed at the graduating class of design students in Japan, and rewards pure creativity with support and training. One of the more beautiful nominees for the 2012 award is Musashino Art University student Yasutoki Kariya’s “Asobi,” which re-interprets Newton’s Cradle—you know, the thing Wall Street guys had on their desks in the ’80s—with a bit of Thomas Edison and a dash of Corning:

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Obviously the installation is motion-controlled rather than operating under actual physics, but there’s so much you can read into Kariya’s creation: The fragility of technology; the transmutation of kinetic energy into light; the advancement of glass as a material from vulnerability to durability; Sir Isaac Newton standing side-by-side with Thomas Edison.

Below is a video of “Asobi” in situ, though it’s not quite as mesmerizing as the GIF file above. (Kudos to Redditor Teeohdeedee123 for cobbling the GIF together, BTW.)

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