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18 October 1
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In the (surreal) world of Zeitguised

Under - Advertising, Art, Design, Media, Technology

Boolean Taxidermy – Smart Dust: Shapes of Shapes

Founded by sculpture/fashion graduate Jamie Raap and Henrik Mauler with a background in engineering/architecture, Zeitguised combines their common interest of digital surrealism in a world full of realities.

Boolean Taxidermy – Smart Dust: Shapes of Shapes

Concrete Chrome – Solid Ether

Concrete Chrome – Solid Ether

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14 March 2
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Illustrations by Ko. Machiyama

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration

Ko. Machiyama specializes in abstract paintings and fashion illustrations. His artwork overflows with calm, tranquil energy and is reminiscent of Masuo Ikeda.

Born in 1980 in Chiba Japan, now based in Tokyo, he studied at Tokyo Zokei University and Setsu Mode Seminar. He is a member of professional illustrators group Illustrators Tsushin and has worked with clients such as Kongo Shuppan, Mutron, LG Japan, American Home Direct, Educa & Quest, Kodansha and Tokio Marine & Nichido Communications to name a few.








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21 February 4
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Photography by Nicholas Alan Cope

Under - Art, Inspiration, Photography

Raised in Maryland, Nicholas moved to Los Angeles in 2004 and attended Art Center College of Design. Since graduating Nicholas has worked for a number of commercial and editorial clients while also working on personal projects. His most recent work focuses on form and volume.








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Warm Signal

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Motion Graphics


This abstract short is a creation of Hamburg/Germany based motion graphics designer Silke Sieler.

A short abstract movie dealing with nature and maritime creatures, metamorphosis and transformation – it connects art and science. Strong emphasis on sound, related to the idea of visual music. The Style is soft but clean, focussing on black & white.

I studied media design at University of Applied Sciences in Mainz and this is my diploma thesis – it´s not the official musicvideo.

27 September 7
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Shinichi Maruyama

Under - Art, Inspiration, Photography

From writing in the sky to sculpting from liquid motion, photography has always been a part of Shinichi Maruyama’s life. Born in 1968 in Nagano Japan, he started photographing the mountainous terrain surrounding his own home city.

Writing in the sky

At Chiba University, Shinichi Maruyama majored in image engineering where he studied emulsion and learned to hone his passion for photography. After graduating, he began his professional career in 1992 at Amana Japan, one of the largest commercial photographic agencies in the world. Access to the latest equipment and unlimited use of film development labs, allowed him to build a massive repertoire of commercial images.

From 1994 onward, he spent 4 years as a freelance photographer, developing his own unique style, and beginning his documentary photographic studies of Tibet. He would go on to work for Hakuhodo Photo Creative in 1998, producing innovating advertising campaigns, and with access to their latest high-speed strobe equipment, began to develop a fascination for liquid and motion imagery.

Writing in the sky

Upon leaving Hakuhodo, Shinichi began a deeply introspective, artistic period. He travelled frequently to Tibet, to complete two photography books about the Spiti Valley region, The Spiti Valley, and Spiti.

In 2003 he moved to New York City and began work on what would become his ‘Kusho’ series. It is a stunning abstract collection made with sumi calligraphy ink flying in mid-air. The images saw much success and positive review in Paris Photo, Art Basel in Switzerland, and the New York Armory Show and led him hold a show at Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York.

At present, Shinichi Maruyama continues to work on and produce new artwork in New York.

Shinichi Maruyama

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