Un espirógrafo humano

The Human Spirograph

Mock-mathematics, or how to turn the human body into a graceful precision instrument.

Tony Orrico — artist, dancer, human spirograph. He creates remarkable large-scale mock-mathematical drawings with a savant’s focus and a marathoner’s endurance, sometimes drawing for up to four hours continuously, hitting our soft spot for the intersection of art and mathematics with delicious precision.

See him in action and marvel:

What makes Orrico’s art most remarkable is the complete grace and fluidity with which he renders seemingly mechanical drawings, transforming the human body at once into a precision instrument and a delicate paintbrush of the abstract.

Watch him work his magic at the National Academy of Sciences in D.C.:


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Como ver las cosas que no están, dibujando

Jill Bliss nos muestra en este video el concepto de su libro “Drawing Nature”  publicado por Chronicle books me encanta lo que se puede hacer con unos plumones de colores, Por otro lado me gusta como lo cuenta y por supuesto quiero el libro!!!!


100 Artists Play a Collaborative Game

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100 Artists Play a Collaborative Game

Conceptual horizons, or why the time to judge a book by its cover may have just arrived.

In the 1920s, a collective of Surrealists invented exquisite corpse, a game-like collaborative creation process wherein each contributor tacks on to a composition either by following a strict rule or by being only shown what the last person has contributed. Now, Brooklyn-based designers Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski and Matt Lamothe have replicated the exquisite corpse idea in a brilliant collaborative illustration project that enlisted 100 of today’s most talented artist and designers to co-create a book by building on each other’s work. Today, the project comes to life as The Exquisite Book: 100 Artists Play a Collaborative Game — an absolutely remarkable tome nearly two years in the making.

Here’s how it works: Each artist contributed one page to the book. The first five were given a few starter words to inspire their drawing, then each of the following artists only saw the page that immediately preceded theirs and used images to build on the story. Besides this conceptual continuity, a more visual one — a horizontal line that starts on the left side of the page and ends on the right — drew the images together. Artsts were free to interpret the line ever which way they liked, which most did with incredible ingenuity.

The project is an instant piece of creative culture history, from the illustrated introduction by McSweeney’s Dave Eggers of 826 Valencia and Where The Wild Things Are fame, to the meticulous making of its cover, to the all-star roster of contributing artists. (Including many we’ve raved about previously — Lisa Congdon, Luke Ramsey, Meg Hunt and many, many more.)

Sample some of the goodness, then do yourself a favor and grab a copy of The Exquisite Book: 100 Artists Play a Collaborative Game — we haven’t been this excited about an extracurricular art book since Pixar’s The Ancient Book of Sex & Science.

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Se podría organizar algo así con ilustradores mexicanos, execelente idea, también me llama la atención la la tecnología es html?

Lo que se puede hacer son sólo una línea

Me encontré con esta liga de una agencia JESS3™especializada en visualizacion de datos, donde muestran una animación sobre la evolución de las ondas de radio para su cliente Agilent que me gustó bastante. Que la disfruten!



The Evolution of Radio Waves

In this engaging two-minute animation, JESS3 walks the viewer from the very first audio oscillator, HP’s 200a, to present time technology with Agilent’s newest and most popular function generator, the 33550 series.

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Diagramas de flujo de como se hace una película | Co.Design

Infographics of the Day: Flow Charts For Making Horror, Action, and Porn Movies

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The French film channel issues a set of witty diagrams that breaks down the formulas behind three types of genre movie.

Is there anything that flowcharts can’t do? (Just search our archives: we think not!) Surely making a kick-ass movie requires a nimbleness of creative thought that could never be captured in a rote set of instructions — we all saw that Wes Anderson American Express commercial, right? Well, if these tongue-in-cheek posters for Canal+ are any indication, just following a bunch of arrows can make you into a world-class auteur in any number of genres, from action to horror to porn!


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Of course, Canal+’s point — satirically expressed by BETC Euro RSCG, the agency that created these posters — is that even B-moviemaking is a herculean effort of will that only true heroes (or masochists) undertake. And the French media company (which helped finance Oscar-nominated fare like The Secret of Kells as well as Francis Ford Coppola’s highly-regarded comeback, Tetro) wants would-be filmmakers to know that, should they decide to take that insane plunge, Canal+ will be there to support them on the other side — by picking up foreign TV-distribution rights, perhaps.


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But while all routes on these posters lead to the company’s friendly logo, if you look closer you’ll see that one of those arrows only points there from a hallucinogenic mushroom taken at your film’s launch party…


Look closer at the lower right, then follow the dotted line…

Get it? Even when Canal+ is stoking your auteur-ego with its witty poster, it’s not-so-secretly saying that if you think signing a deal with them is easy, you must be tripping. That’s cold, Canal+, just cold.


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Rediseñando “la receta”

En un proyecto de la revista o zine GOOD pidieron a varios participantes que replantearan el concepto de receta, si esa lista de ingredientes que usamos para cocinar platillos, o el libro que pasamos de generación en generación en nuestras familias y que preciadamente guardamos a pesar de las manchas y letra cursiva difícil de leer.


Bueno pues a continuación les muestro algunas de los 22 conceptos que mandaron las cuales se me hicieron muy interesantes que aunque si quieren verlas todas sigan esta liga. Parece que el anuncio de los ganadores se hizo el 4 de abril. Aunque no me pude enterar cual era.


A recipe is basically a set of instructions delineating how to assemble and create a certain food. Perhaps the most iconic of all visual instruction manuals comes with every item of furniture bought at any IKEA. Illustrator and designer Ethan Buller parodied the format to describe the assembly of a Vietnamese Pho. Enjoy!See his full-size pho recipe here.


 Francesco Vedovato is a designer who works between the fields of architecture, graphics, photography, and illustration. He also investigates green design, street art, and urban interventions at The Pop-Up City and The G. Canyon in a Crack.

See his full-sized lasagna recipe here (and additional four-panel instructions here).


Christine A. Stavridis, a student illustrator-turned-designer at Washington University, is fascinated with information and interactive design. Her wonton soup recipe comes from her thesis project this semester, a book on Filipino food. She says Vignelli and other MTA maps influenced her design model since they describe multiple simultaneous timelines and semi-linear paths.


Designer Margaret McGill makes this meal when she’s running low on groceries, using various canned goods and condiments she has lying around. The recipe was inspired by Nicola Graimes’ “Sweet and Sour Mixed Bean Hot Pot” from her book Vegetarian. But McGill has reinvented the dish as a stew, highlighting one of the pleasures of learning to cook: making recipes your own.


Kaity Li and Antonio Pacheco collaborated on this French onion soup recipe. Kaity is a graphic designer working in Chicago. Antonio is a chef working at Farmhaus in St. Louis. They both graduated from Washington University in May 2010.

See their full-size soup recipe here.


Katie Shelly is a multimedia artist who plays with illustration, animation, video, and installation. “Picture Cook” was born out of a hasty moment on the phone, jotting down the recipe for eggplant parm on a tiny bit of paper. It turned out that the pictorial recipe was not only easier to write, but more efficient to follow too.

See her full series of pictorial recipes here.