Beautiful paintings by Ghanaian born, Chicago-based artist Solomon Adufah.
I got the chance to interview Solomon Adufah as well and uncovered more about his work.
I will post our interview soon.
The Ten Minute Type Project is a
typographical exploration with a maximum time limit
of ten minutes per execution. It is a project which celebrates
hand drawn typography as well as the slight imperfections achieved in a short space of time.
Subway Stories is an interactive subway simulator exploring the inner-lives of commuters in New York City.Living in New York City, many of us spend hours a day below ground. Each day millions of people commute via the subway — an apparently “interactive” experience if you stop to consider the potential collisions that could happen. But if you’ve spent significant time on subways, you begin to realize it’s often an isolating experience — one of the last frontiers where cell phone service and networks are still absent, leaving its inhabitants to their own conversations, music, and inner-thoughts. Like a horizontal elevator, passengers anxiously wait for their stop, acutely aware of their temporary neighbors. What of the judgments we make about those around us in places such as a subway car? The passing encounters, the conversations, the thoughts of our temporary neighbors? Through an interactive storytelling environment, “Subway Stories” invites users to reconsider the seemingly ordinary and daily experience of commuting. Using two handles, a user controls the position of the adjacent car from which the camera looks into the subway on screen. Passengers have accompanying thoughts and sounds that play when the camera is focused on them. Our hope is to create an intimate experience between the user and the subway, but more importantly between passengers — bridging the gap between the isolating experience of public spaces with the power of stories.