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3D Fashion Illustrations: Organic Textures Bring Runway Drawings to Life

[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ]

Rivaling even the most surreal runway shows, these pencil-drawn, object-animated fashion illustrations use food and other found objects into cutting-edge apparel.

Amenian illustrator Edgar Artis starts with something simple: an illustrated figure that acts as an underlay. But things get strange quickly from there, as he drizzles on spaghetti and meatballs, sprinkles pencil shavings, or carefully arranges lettuce leaves to form dress patterns on top.

Book Review: MONU #27

Reviewed by Claudia Consonni



When reading MONU’s issue #27 on Small Urbanism, the exhibition Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, curated by Emilio Ambasz in 1972 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, immediately came to my mind. The link between the two arose from the attention that both give to objects and small things, and their relationship to the bigger scale and the environment. This is why I want to talk about the new issue of MONU through a comparison that aims at showing the similarities between the magazine and the exhibition.


[Cover from the catalogue of Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, 1972]

Civitas Designs Water Resiliency into Denver North Stapleton Open Space Plan

With the catastrophic storm flooding in Houston and Florida again sounding the alarm about development patterns and ever-expanding impermeable urban surfaces in cities across the U.S., the sustainable design strategies for one Denver neighborhood stand out. Denver-based urban design and landscape architecture firm Civitas has been instrumental in the design of Stapleton, a 4000-acre mixed-use brownfield redevelopment on the former Stapleton Airport site, since the community’s inception in 1988, particularly in the articulation of its beloved parks and greenways. Now as final developable acreage in Stapleton is being graded for construction, most of the parks system has opened, even as the North Stapleton Open Space Plan for the newest neighborhoods north of I-70 has won Civitas an ASLA Colorado merit award. A final centerpiece of the plan—Prairie Meadows Park—is scheduled to open spring of 2018.

Apple outlines plans for another US campus

Apple Park model

Apple has announced plans to build a new campus in the United States, in addition to the recently completed Apple Park, as part of a major investment and job creation strategy. Read more

Architectural Origins, Educations and Risks; A Conversation with Steven Holl and Ed Weinstein, Part 2


[Steven Holl and Ed Weinstein, photo by BUILD LLC]

Last summer, BUILD sat down with Steven Holl and Ed Weinstein in Seattle’s Pike Place Market to discuss their humble beginnings, their common educational paths, and the life experiences that produced two distinctively successful architecture practices. For part 1 of the conversation, hop over to ARCADE Magazine, Issue 35.3, available in print and on their website.

Donald Trump snubs new US embassy in London

Donald Trump has cancelled his visit to London to open Kieran Timberlake's new £750 million US embassy, and criticised the "bad deal" that saw its predecessor sold for "peanuts". Read more