CityTrees are hi-tech living sculptures to combat air pollution

CityTrees are hi-tech living sculptures to combat air pollution

  Design + Plants = Living Sculpture This idea is incredible!  An environmentally conscious German startup has designed a plant-based urban sculpture that it claims has the same air-purifying properties as 275 trees. Green City Solutions’s CityTrees are large, living walls of plants, lichens, and mosses attached to air vents. The greenery absorbs dust, nitrogen dioxide, and ozone gases from the air, and WiFi sensors […]

Art of Typography

Art of Typography

Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space within letters pairs (kerning). Typography is, quite simply, the art and technique of arranging type. It’s central to the work and skills of a designer and is […]

Japanese Yosegi Art

Japanese Yosegi Art

Japanese yosegi art is made by gluing colored wood and cutting it thin like paper.  Instead of using paint, Japanese Yosegi decorations are made out of natural fine grains and textures of wood. First, timbers are cut into rods of desired sections, the rods are then glued together to form a section of geometrical design pattern. The surface is sliced into thin plates of wood, which […]

Graphic Design File Formats

Graphic Design File Formats

The Different Graphic File Types TIFF is, in principle, a very flexible format that can be lossless or lossy. The details of the image storage algorithm are included as part of the file. In practice, TIFF is used almost exclusively as a lossless image storage format that uses no compression at all. Most graphics programs that use TIFF do not compression. Consequently, file sizes are […]