1. Spuk, a Story without Characters by Niklas Rüegg


    Niklas Rüegg is a visual artist living in Bruxelles and Zurich. His work Spuk (“Ghost“) is (what remains of) a comic, a sequence generated by excising all characters, the balloons contianing words and the details from several Carl Barks pages originally depicting Donald Duck’s …

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/09/08/spuk-a-story-without-characters-by-niklas-ruegg/

    minus, Architecture, Art, Territories

  2. Gerhard Richter’s Mountains: from the Mountain Ranges to Sculptural Paintings


    “Gebirge”, Mountains, is one of the categories of “Atlas“, the large collection of source-images that Richter employed to create his paintings. The figurative works of famous German artist origin, in fact, from photographs projected onto canvas and then transformed in pa…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/09/06/gerhard-richters-mountains-from-the-mountain-ranges-to-sculptural-paintings/

    painting, realism, Art, Territories

  3. "Je croyais voir un piège", by Laurent Millet (2012)


    Je croyais voir un piège (“I thought I saw a trap”) is a 2012 set of photographs and sculptures by French artist Laurent Millet, exhibited at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (Paris). The works come from a residency of the artist in the park of Belval (Ardennes, France), the for…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/09/05/je-croyais-voir-un-piege-by-laurent-millet-2012/

    hunting, nature, photography, Architecture, Art

  4. Blue Cities for Crystal Globes, by Tom Radclyffe


    Tom Radclyffe is a London based illustrator currently studying Ma Visual Communication. He draws densely detailed portraits of cities and buldings, suspended in a new reality between fact and fiction.   Here follows an interview originally published in Grafik.net     You use a …

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/09/02/blue-cities-for-crystal-globes-by-tom-radclyffe/

    city, drawings, Architecture, Art

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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