1. Klaus Rinke: Time, Space, Body, Transformations


    Klaus Rinke is a German artist who explored several artistic means (painting, sculpture) before concentrating on body art. He especially used the movement of the body, captured through performance and photographs, as a means to express the passing of time. The theme of the clock itself,…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/09/01/klaus-rinke-time-space-body-transformations/

    body art, time, Art, Culture

  2. A Book of Images Drawn by William Thomas Horton (1898)


    A collection of both mundane and mystical scenes, A Book of Images is an odd work by W.T.Horton (1864-1919). Mystic, illustrator and author, Horton created minimalistic black and white drawings similar (but not as good, honestly) to those of Aubrey Beardsley and Charles Ricketts. Images of sy…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/08/31/a-book-of-images-drawn-by-william-thomas-horton-1898/

    drawings, Architecture, Art, Territories

  3. Moving Boundaries in the Alps: Italian Limes (Venice Architecture Biennale 2014), by Folder and collaborators


    After actually visiting the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, during the last week, we finally had the pleasure to discover (and understand) some installations we have neglected in our previous virtual visits to this year’s exhibition. One of these is &…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/08/28/moving-boundaries-in-the-alps-italian-limes-venice-architecture-biennale-2014-by-folder-and-collaborators/

    Biennale, border, Cartography, gps, Architecture, Culture, Media, Technology, Territories

  4. Luke Fenech’s Stories, Maps and Connections


      London based illustrator and graphic designer Luke Fenech creates works ranging from prints and editorial design to branding and illustration. In an interview for the Swiss magazine Ligature, he defined his work as “more of a process / research based thing than a stylistic …

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/08/27/luke-fenechs-stories-maps-and-connections/

    graphic design, illustration, maps, Architecture, Art, Territories

  5. Socks-Studio/Microcities in 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale: State of Exception (Spacelab’s Weekend Monditalia Special)


    Thanks to the kind invitation of the guys at the Italian design and architecture studio Spacelab (Luca Silenzi + Zoè Chantall Monterubbiano architects), we (Socks-Studio and Microcities) will be guest contributors among a group of “twelve intellectuals, designers, bloggers of different ages…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/08/20/socks-studiomicrocities-in-2014-venice-architecture-biennale-state-of-exception-spacelabs-weekend-monditalia-special/

    , Architecture, Art, Culture, Territories

  6. The St.Benedictusberg Abbey at Vaals by Hans Van der Laan


    The St.Benedictusberg Abbey at Vaals (Netherlands) is a Benedectin Abbey which was built starting in 1922 as a simple quadrilater with two towers marking the corners and left unfinished for several years. In 1968 the main church, a crypt and an atrium were added following a project by Dutch a…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/08/17/the-st-benedictusberg-abbey-at-vaals-by-hans-van-der-laan/

    proportions, religious architecture, theory, Architecture, Culture

  7. Eileen Gray’s 1920’s Screens


    Fascinated by traditional lacquerware technique, Irish furniture designer and pioneer Modern architect Eileen Gray (1878 – 1976), (related, on Socks) perfected her skills over many years in a series of room dividers, (or screens). The use of recessed piano-like hinges allowed the furni…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/08/16/eileen-grays-1920s-screens/

    Design, furniture, Art

  8. Less is (not) a Bore: Illustrations and Designs by Okuyama Taiki


    Okuyama Taiki is a Tokyo based, Japanese graphic designer and illustrator born in 1988. His designs are quite minimalist without ever looking boring. As he describes one of them: they are “fast and cheap graphics”. In his tumblr Noichigo_source he lets all his “dirty c…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/08/06/less-is-not-a-bore-illustrations-and-designs-by-okuyama-taiki/

    drawings, illustration, Japan, Art, Media

  9. “I haven’t found a measure yet / To calibrate my displeasure yet”: The design sensibility of post-punk band WIRE


      The stark urgency and clean lines of their prose mirrored the light-metal severity of groups like Wire, the Banshees, and Gang of Four, just as the record design aesthetic of the time emphasized a bold, bracing geometry of hard angles and primary-color blocks. Symon Reynolds – Rip i…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/08/03/i-havent-found-a-measure-yet-to-calibrate-my-displeasure-yet-the-design-sensibility-of-post-punk-band-wire/

    album, cover, music, post-punk, Art, Media, Sounds

  10. Axonometric Drawings by Icinori


    Icinori is a duo based in France, formed by illustrators and graphic designers Raphael Urwiller and Mayumi Otero (the work of the latter was already featured on Socks). Their works, despite a limited yet varied palette are an expression of the artists’ confidence with a multiplicity of …

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/08/02/axonometric-drawings-by-icinori/

    axonometries, drawings, Art, Media, Territories

  11. Rhytmus 21, an Early Abstract Film by Hans Richter (1921)


    Hans Richter (April 6, 1888 – February 1, 1976), a German avant garde artist who had contacts with  “Der Blaue Reiter“, Cubism and Dada movements, was an early experimenter in abstract filming. Deeply involved in political militancy, he opposed war and supported the revolution. He co-…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/07/30/rhytmus-21-an-early-abstract-film-by-hans-richter-1921/

    avant garde, film, Art, Media

  12. Drawings by Voidwreck (Karl Nawrot and Walter Warton)


    Voidwreck aka. Karl Nawrot and Walter Warton is an Amsterdam-based duo of illustrators and artists. Among the drawings shown here, there are those for Birminghams’ 

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/07/29/drawings-by-voidwreck-karl-nawrot-and-walter-warton/

    drawings, illustrations, Architecture, Art