2. The Shape of Poetry: Carl Andre’s Typed Works


      With this post we begin a series investigating the use of the typed text as an artistic medium. To be honest the first post in this series appeared in 2011 with a single image from one work by Hendrick Nicolas Werkman, Dutch artist, typographer and printer, arguably one of the first to…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/17/the-shape-of-poetry-carl-andres-typed-works/

    andre, poem, poetry, typed, Art, Media

  3. Shadow Patterns: Paper Cuts by Callum Russell


    Callum Russell is a London-based artist who works on hand-cut paper illustrations. His images are characterized by strong contrasts and large shadows areas which design patterns and textures. The subject are usually street scenes, interior of train stations and bridges with silhouettes of…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/16/shadow-patterns-paper-cuts-by-callum-russell/

    Black and White, Paper, Art

  4. Tracking the End of the World: the Stanley R. Mickelsen Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense Complex


    The Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex was the United States’ first operational ABM (anti-ballistic missile) defense system. This outwordly base, a construction whose geometry resembles the ancient Mayan ruins found at Chichén Itzá (photo, below, taken by photographer Henry Sweet du…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/15/tracking-the-end-of-the-world-the-stanley-r-mickelsen-anti-ballistic-missile-defense-complex/

    defense, military, war design, Architecture, Culture, Technology

  5. "How does it function?" Illustrations by Thomas Vieille


    Thomas Vieille is a French comic artist and illustrator. His drawings employ a very clear and direct style, with color schemes reduced to black and white or to only two tones, to obtain very detailed descriptions. The drawings usually carry a narrative approach and combine irony with the will…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/14/how-does-it-function-illustrations-by-thomas-vieille/

    axonometry, illustration, section, Art, Territories

  6. The Endless Interior: Calgary’s Plus 15 Skywalk System


    The Plus15 Network as of 2014.From: http://calgaryplus15.com/   The Plus 15 (or +15) is the world’s most extensive pedestrian skywalk system, connecting more than 100 buildings in downton Calgary, Alberta, Canada at a height of 15 feet (approximately 4,5 metres) above street level….

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/13/the-endless-interior-calgarys-plus-15-skywalk-system/

    calgary, private public, walkways, Architecture, Territories

  7. The Field and the Nave: the Mezquita of Córdoba


      The Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba, also called the Mezquita, is a medieval Islamic mosque that was converted into a Catholic Christian cathedral in the Spanish city of Córdoba, Andalusia. The actual state of the building sums up an impressive layering of different epochs, styles and rel…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/11/the-field-and-the-nave-the-mezquita-of-cordoba/

    Cathedral, mosque, plan, Spain, Architecture

  8. Unnatural Landscapes in Naoya Hatakeyama’s Photographs


    Naoya Hatakeyama is a renowned Japanese photographer whose work focuses on the relationship between humans and their environment, both natural and urban. He’s particularly interested in visualizing how the human presence may shape the natural landscape or, on the other hand, how natural…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/09/unnatural-landscapes-in-naoya-hatakeyamas-photographs/

    industrial, photography, Art, Territories

  9. "A History of Street Cats" by Chia-Chi Yu


    Chia-Chi Yu is an illustrator based in Taiwan. She graduated from the National Art School in France and started his career in 2006. Her works are mostly published on newspapers. She particularly loves cats. The following boards, published on “Graphic Fiction” Vol. 1 depict a surreal…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/08/a-history-of-street-cats-by-chia-chi-yu/

    cats, comics, drawings, illustration, Art, Territories

  10. The Plan is a Society of Rooms*: Goldenberg House by Louis Kahn (1959)


    The Goldenberg House is a 1959 unbuilt project by Louis Kahn for an area in Montgomery County near Philadelphia. This work couples previous Kahn’s compositional themes with some degrees of experimentation in the spatial relationships between geometrical forms. The central patio is the …

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/08/the-plan-is-a-society-of-rooms-goldenberg-house-by-louis-kahn-1959/

    floor plan, House, Kahn, Architecture

  11. Miniatura (Searching Analogous Relations in São Paulo’s Incongruous Reality)


    Bruna Canepa is an illustrator, architect, writer for the music blog Suppaduppa and co-founder of Miniatura, a project she created with architect and artist Ciro Miguel in 2011. The incongruences of São Paulo’s built environment are interpreted and accentuated through a practice of …

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/07/miniatura-searching-analogous-relations-in-sao-paulos-incongruous-reality/

    collages, drawings, illustrations, sao paulo, Architecture, Art, Culture, Territories

  12. Charles Minard’s Infographic of Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia


    (Click the image to zoom) “Carte figurative des pertes successives en hommes de l’Armée française dans la campagne de Russie en 1812-1813″ is a graphical depiction of the losses of French Army during Napoleon’s ruinous invasion of Russia of 1812-13, (cf. War and Peace by L.T…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/06/charles-minards-infographic-of-napoleons-invasion-of-russia/

    , Territories