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Phoesy is poetry made by using a phone and its auto suggested words when tweeting or texting. Start a poem by choosing a word or topic you would like to write about. After that you can only select from the auto suggested words to create a meaningful sentence.

The idea behind Phoesy is to express yourself in a relevant way by using the limited amount of options given to you by your smartphone. The auto suggested words are a combination of your vocabulary used when communicating with others, as well as preset suggestions created by your phones software.

To get more info about this and to read more poems, go here.

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Today the Swiss newspaper NZZ printed a binary front cover to announce the relaunch of their redesigned website. Not only is this a quite daring thing to do for the oldest Swiss newspaper but it will certainly make people talk about it. Check it out here. The concept of this little stunt was done by the advertising agency JvM/Limmat.

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Just came across this lovely TED talk with Chip Kidd, a book cover designer based in NYC. “Chip Kidd doesn’t judge books by their cover, he creates covers that embody the book — and he does it with a wicked sense of humor.” For all the feed followers, click here to see the talk on TED.

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Giorgio von Arb, Leute am Grabserberg, 1988 / Walter Mittelholzer, Alpenflug, 1928


Jakob Tuggener, Fabrik, 1943


Andri Pol, Grüezi, 2006 / Andreas Seibert, From Somewhere to Nowhere, 2008

The Swiss Foundation for Photography (Fotostiftung Schweiz) is marking its fortieth anniversary by presenting a fresh view of Swiss photography – a tour d’horizon covering a range of illuminating photobooks in which not only the great themes of photography are reflected, but also the development of photographic styles and modes of expression.

Since the late 1920s the book has repeatedly proved itself to be an ideal platform for the presentation of photographic works. Books have not only contributed to the dissemination and transmission of photography, but also facilitated the integration of the individual image into a meaningful context. To get more info about the exhibition including location and opening hours, go here.

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British artist Jennifer Collier is remaking everyday household objects by bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching recycled  paper. The papers themselves serve as both the inspiration and the media for her work, with the narrative of the books and papers suggesting the forms. I love her attention to detail! If you want to see more of her work, go here.

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The Open Daybook is both a compilation of original artwork and a functional perpetual calendar. Over the course of a single year, 365 artists were assigned a date and given 24 hours to create a work of art. Each one of those days is a page in this book. Every page is a unique expression of a moment in the life of a different artist.

Working in all mediums, the hundreds of contributing artists include Leanne Shapton, Miranda July, Victor Kerlow, Aurel Schmidt, David Horvitz, David Rakoff, Jill Greenburg, and Echo Eggebrecht.

The book has been edited by David P. Earle and is available to buy from here, here or here.

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WIM•BLE•DON is a minimalistic interactive infographic documenting the final set of the 122nd Edition of the Wimbledon Championships Men’s Final between Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer. The California based Graphic Designer Bryan Ku used the last part of this championships to represent it through a kind of minimal flipbook.

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So.. I was at a party last night, is a reactive light installation by Andrea Cuius and Roland Ellis commisioned by the poet Sabrina Mahfouz for her solo show Dry Ice.

30 tungsten lamps with intricate filaments are suspended above the performer. The arrangement pitches toward the audience forming a luminous ceiling, such that the stories might be told from beneath the sheets or within an alcove.

A microphone captures the audio, which is analysed real time producing the canopy’s illuminating reactions. The analytical software is controlled live to allow the poetry and the light to united in performance.

Photo by Andrea Cuius

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In 2050, over three quarters of the world’s population will live in cities. This follow-up to Phaidon’s successful The Endless City is a close look at the issues that affect cities, and thus human life across the globe in the twenty-first century. Based on a series of conferences held by the London School of Economics, Living in the Endless City examines Mumbai, Sao Paolo and Istanbul through a series of essays by global scholars and thinkers, photographs illustrating key aspects of life in the three cities, and compellingly presented analytical data.

The author, Ricky Burdett, is Professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age programme.

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Stuart Langfield created this wonderful animated trailer for the PressPausePlay project, exploring hope, fear and digital culture. Watch the official trailer here.

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For the first time, the world’s most influential religious texts are brought together and presented on the same level, their coexistence acknowledged and celebrated. JUXTAPOSED: Religion is the first in the Juxtaposed series of curated bookshelves. Designed by Mike and Maaike for BlankBlank. The latest one, Juxtaposed: Power can be seen here. Happy easter to the ones that celebrate this holiday.

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This is a lovely campaign for the Mint Vinetu bookstore, located in Vilnius, Lithuania, selling used classics. The campaign was made by Love Agency.

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