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Inspiration

Through The Years: Street Art That Got People Talking

May 1st, 2013
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Through The Years: Street Art That Got People Talking

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On toilet walls, on subway trains - both inside and out - on apartment doors, along alleyways and in children’s playgrounds - nowadays every major city in the world is plastered with hundreds of thousands of pieces of graffiti and street art. A piece may be good, excellent even, but if you don’t stand there...

Inspiration

Mervyn Peake: An Illustrator and Writer Ahead of his Time

March 31st, 2013
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Mervyn Peake: An Illustrator and Writer Ahead of his Time

What do I care for the symbolism of it all? What do I care if the castle's heart is sound or not? I don't want to be sound anyway! Anybody can be sound if they're always doing what they're told. I want to live! Can't you see? Oh, can't you see? I want to be myself, and become...

Design

Hotels in Phuket: 3 Awesome Design Concepts

December 14th, 2012
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Hotels in Phuket: 3 Awesome Design Concepts

Design is important. As you are readers of Noupe, one of the best design magazines this side of the milky way, you are certainly aware of that. Recently I had the chance to take a deeper look at three design-oriented hotel concepts over here in Thailand. And I saw that design sometimes just isn't...

Photography

Street Art In Thailand: Chiang Mai Graffiti

November 30th, 2012
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Street Art In Thailand: Chiang Mai Graffiti

The meaning of a street artist’s work comes not only from its content, but also the laws, politics and religion, both official and unofficial, that govern the region. In Chiang Mai, in Thailand, street art is not necessarily illegal – the streets are filled with trash, good luck symbols and homemade signs – but many...

Inspiration

What You Do Not Know About Bangkok’s Colors But Should…

October 12th, 2012
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What You Do Not Know About Bangkok’s Colors But Should…

If you can fight your way through Bangkok's crowds and traffic, its sweltering heat and black smoke you will find colors so bright, so alien that you will think you have found  Marioland. The Thais' love for colors is deep and omnipresent wherever you look. The following showcase is a tribute to one of the most colorful cultures...

Inspiration

Saul Bass: The Evolution of an Artist

July 2nd, 2012
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Saul Bass: The Evolution of an Artist

The film titles, the American graphic designer, Saul Bass designed between 1954 and 1995 not only helped bring graphic design to the attention of Hollywood, and to the forefront of the sixties art movements, but revolutionized the way we watch films. From being regarded as an annoying legality - the only way to...