01. Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World Documentary (Above).
“Ed Hardy TATTOO THE WORLD is an artist’s journey, his unexpected rise to cult status and his phenomenal influence on pop culture. With one foot in the world of tattooing and the other planted in the fine arts, each informed the other.” (Tattoo the World / Needles & Sins).
02. Renewing the Riverfront
“Circle stickers have been in high demand at the Brattleboro Museum & Arts Center in Brattleboro, Vermont. Visitors to the “Renewing the Riverfront” exhibition, organized by a multidisciplinary workshop under the auspices of Marlboro College and its Center for Creative Solutions (CCS), have been using the adhesive dots to show support for their favorite proposals for the town’s waterfront, arrayed on walls of a gallery here. And museum-goers have not only voted for a number of the proposals that the CCS team has offered up — from a riverside boardwalk to a performance space — they’ve also posted ideas of their own on blank note cards on hand, and planted dots of approval on some of those, too. A “river museum,” scribbled one visitor, earning a smattering of dots. “Outdoor seating next to the river,” suggested another. “Paved space for skaters/bladers/BMXers,” urged a third.” (DesignObserver).
03. HEL YES! Woodsy Exhibition Shows the Roots of Finnish Design
“The Finnish Institute in London has commissioned and produced HEL YES!, a pop-up restaurant at this year’s London Design Festival that showcases a remarkable array of Finnish furnishings. Designed by OK Do, a team of ‘Hunter-Gatherer-Designers’, the temporary space makes great use of wood to illustrate the close relationship between Finland and its forests. From elegantly curving wooden canopies to unfinished tree trunk stools, read on for a look inside!” (Inhabitat).
04. Marking Criminals – Photographing Felons
“The 1830s and ’40s saw the rapid development of a range of photographic processes. In France, in 1838, Louis Daguerre took the first known picture containing a person, a man having his shoes polished on the Boulevard du Temple. At about the same time, Robert Cornelius, took a self-portrait which has written on the back, “The first light picture ever taken.” In England, William Henry Fox Talbot was working on a process which became the calotype and laid the basis for most of the processes which were developed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.” (Vichist).