Sean Serafini Mandala Art

Design of the Day: Mandala Art

This design is based on the concept of the Buddhists’ Noble Eightfold Path. The 8-fold Path and The Four Noble Truths are ancient plans for dealing with the suffering humanity faces: suffering of the physical and mental kind. This concept is loosely represented by the maze-like elements held within a circular mandala design, accompanied by…

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Work from Jimmy Nelson

Since 2009, photographer Jimmy Nelson has traveled the globe through such places as Papua New Guinea, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and Siberia in search of the “last of the tribesmen”. There, he found them “in the mountains, the ice fields, the jungle, along the rivers and in the valleys.” Through mutual trust and friendship, Nelson has been…

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Bordo Bello Skateboard Design 2012

Above is my skateboard design from the 2012 Bordo Bello Fundraiser hosted by AIGA Colorado chapter. The inspiration for this design comes from the facts described below. One of the world’s most colourful, vivid and productive ecosystems–the Caribbean coral reefs–are on the verge of collapse, with a meager 8% of the reef area showing live…

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Information Languages

The word information may bring to mind data tables, books, or computer systems. But it’s much more than that. Information is the ultimate unsplittable particle, the very building block of matter—dictating every structure, organization and quantum state. In its simplest form, it is the bit: a choice, a yes or a no. Every particle, every…

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Marine Drone Skims Our Oceanic Refuse

In response to the problem posed by Veolia Environmental Services, Industrial Designer Elie Ahovi and fellow designers have concepted this fantastic solution to help collect the vast swaths of garbage floating in the seas (note: the infamous Texas-sized gyre of plastic and other debris collecting in the pacific ocean). Their prospective “Marine Drone” is an…

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Convenient and Wasteful

Plastic bottles are convenient. But their convenience and proliferation in the market blinds us to the implications inherent in their production, short-lived usage, and the long-term waste they become. Americans alone pile 29 billion bottles per year on the Earth’s surface. Per year, this requires 17 million barrels of crude oil for production. Put another…

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Hong Seon Jang’s ‘Type City’

Hong Seon Jang creates “works that evoke a fundamental recognition of our space and environment and imply physical vulnerability in our daily life.” Jang’s work consists of installations often made out of found objects and common products. His ideas evolved from his “interest in studying the similarities between human and non-human life forms pertaining to…