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Hans Waanders work is prefaced by a moment in real life, elevated to the status of a legend: On October the 4th 1982 Hans Waanders saw for the first time the kingfisher along the river Maas. From that moment collecting and working out information about this bird started. The tangible result of the longing to see the kingfisher again. This desire was played out during the years following, obsessively documenting the kingfisher. Like the best detective stories, Waanders allowed himself to become obsessed with the idea of getting under the skin of his prey. The more perfect his know-ledge, and the closer his identification, the closer he believed he could get. (quotation Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; For Once, Then, Something, 2001)

Upon his demise in 2001 Hans Waanders left behind an oeuvre of inestimable value. His estate is a universe on its own, an admirable and miraculous attempt to appropriate the kingfishers life. He published more than 200 books, many prints, countless stamps and multiples. It has been his wish to continue showing and offering his work to the world.

via http://www.johandeumens.com/artists/28-hans-waanders-1951–2001/biography.html

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“An interactive online exhibition celebrating Hong Kong’s neon signs Presented by M+, Hong Kong’s museum for visual culture, “Mobile M+: NEONSIGNS.HK” is an online exhibition that celebrates a key feature of the city’s streetscapes by exploring, mapping and documenting its neon signs — while inviting the public to upload images of their favourite examples from throughout Hong Kong.”

via http://www.neonsigns.hk/

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“Tony McDermott (b.1958) grew up in Oldham, England, moving to London in 1978 to study graphic design at the London College of Printing. A fan of cartoonists such as John Glashan, Bill Tidy and Ray Lowry, and with an equal love of comics by D.C. Thomson, Marvel and D.C., he began the weekly “Shades” cartoon for Black Echoes magazine in 1976. Some eighteen months later he was approached by the fledgling UK reggae label Greensleeves Records to draw a series of inset cartoons for Jah Thomas’s Stop Yuh Loafin LP (1978). After this he became the defining visual artist for the label, and went on to produce work for Ariwa, VP Records (New York) and Jet Star. He still designs covers to this day.”

via http://artinthedancehall.co.uk/artists/tony-mcdermott/

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“It’s fascinating the way a piece of design can accrete meaning over time, as new contexts are revealed, personal stories come to light, and history slowly reifies our perceptions of an era. There are designs that, for one reason or another, transition from being simply of their time to defining their time. Lance Wyman’s identity for the 1968 Mexico Summer Olympics has been hailed as a pinnacle of branding and wayfinding, creating an unparalleled sense of space in lieu of the extravagant architecture typical of the Olympics. But it is the context it was created in and its significance as a cultural artifact that makes it a perfect case study in the accretion of meaning—and warrants a deeper analysis.”

via http://blogs.walkerart.org/design/2014/03/20/lance-wyman-mexico-68-olympics-tlatelolco-massacre/

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”I can imagine people experienced sheer joy at the sight of Hoog Catharijne under construction in the 1960s. […] Back then the role of the architect was creating The New. But the current plans of Hoog Catharijne are the exact opposite of that New, they seem to be inspired by massive cynicism and boredom” - Wouter Vanstiphout, Design as Politics/Crimson Architectural Historians

via http://failedarchitecture.com/follow-the-money-hoog-catharijnes-concrete-rigidity/

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“British-Moroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj has been out on the open road with Marrakech’s bike gangs, who come prepared with polka dot veils, Nike djellabah and heart-shaped sunnies.”

via http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2014/feb/06/morocco-motorbike-women-pictures-kesh-angles-hajjaj#/?picture=428998667&index=1

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High speed video recording in Tokyo at Shinjuku station.

via http://www.magyaradam.com/https://vimeo.com/77489382

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The Things We Are & Nick Liefhebber present χάος

The Things We Are & Nick Liefhebber collaborated on 13 limited risograph prints plus a small zine which will be presented at Blackbird Coffee in Utrecht on friday january 10. The opening will be from 17:00 till 19:00. More info in the FB event 

via https://www.facebook.com/events/445341278899814/

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