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This is a surface texture photo taken of Madison & Kohlhase, a painting I finished in 2011. This photo was taken of a section on the finished surface, which has been a theme in the documentation of my work for a few years now.
The photograph is printed at 8x10” on glossy archival paper, and comes framed.
To be eligible to win this print, you must:
1. Reblog this post, intact
2. Promote both jacobvanloon.com and blog.jacobvanloon.com in a post on your website (not exclusive to Tumblr), and submit the post url to me for verification.
The contest closes Tuesday, December 25 at 11:59p. The winner will be announced here and contacted directly. Good luck and enjoy!
Orée Design from France created a portable wireless keyboard made of wood, called: “Orée Board”. The keyboard is available as maple and walnut and via bluetooth it’s compatible with any common devices such as PCs, tablets and smartphones.
Fully-Customized, Modular solar house is 3d printed prefab
“Solar House 2.0, erected this year on Barcelona’s waterfront, uses time-tested passive solar techniques, but it takes a high-tech leap forward using digital design and digital fabrication techniques to make it completely optimized for ideal solar gain.”
What do we think? — tanya b.
Dowling Duncan and redesigning the American Dollar:
Why the size?
We have kept the width the same as the existing dollars. However we have changed the size of the note so that the one dollar is shorter and the 100 dollar is the longest. When stacked on top of each other it is easy to see how much money you have. It also makes it easier for the visually impaired to distinguish between notes.
Why a vertical format?
When we researched how notes are used we realized people tend to handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. You tend to hold a wallet or purse vertically when searching for notes. The majority of people hand over notes vertically when making purchases. All machines accept notes vertically. Therefore a vertical note makes more sense.
Why different colors?
It’s one of the strongest ways graphically to distinguish one note from another.
Why these designs?
We wanted a concept behind the imagery so that the image directly relates to the value of each note. We also wanted the notes to be educational, not only for those living in America but visitors as well. Each note uses a black and white image depicting a particular aspect of American history and culture. They are then overprinted with informational graphics or a pattern relating to that particular image.
$1 – The first African American president
$5 – The five biggest native American tribes
$10 – The bill of rights, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution
$20 – 20th Century America
$50 – The 50 States of America
$100 – The first 100 days of President Franklin Roosevelt. During this time he led the congress to pass more important legislations than most presidents pass in their entire term. This helped fight the economic crises at the time of the great depression. Ever since, every new president has been judged on how well they have done during the first 100 days of their term.
I’d have to say I really like this idea on the whole, spare a few minor details, but the options this opens up, expanding on history, as well as making printed money more easily used by the visually impaired is something that should, without question, already exist.