3 Years of Carving and Preparation for Lush ‘Overlook’ Woodcut Print

Three years in the making, this phenomenal new woodcut print titled Overlook from Valerie Lueth and Paul Roden of Tugboat Printshop. After thousands of hours of preparation, drawing, carving, testing, and printing, the completed color proof was finally revealed this week. Outlook is a color woodblock print created from 5 plates including 4 color blocks (yellow, red, light blue, dark blue) that define areas of color in the image with a 5th block (black) on top called the key block. All the woodblocks are entirely different carvings on 3/4″ birch plywood that contain different information. Click Here for alot more!

Coca-Cola’s New Office in Paris

For a masterclass in how to inundate a workspace with company branding, take a look at Coca-Cola’s new Parisian headquarters, located in the Issy-les-Molineaux district on the banks of the Seine. The world’s third most valuable brand recently moved its office to Noda, a 22,100-square-meter office complex built around sustainability, while the interior was engineered for the well-being and creativity of its employees via adjustable workstations, depolluting plants, chickens in the ground floor garden that feed on food waste, beehives on the roof, and a lighting feature that uses 13,000 recycled Coke bottles to dramatic effect. On the design side of things, Coca-Cola used its rich and storied advertising history to full effect, covering almost every inch of the complex in the company’s colors of red and white, in addition to vintage Coke-branded items from the company’s past. Enjoy the slideshow above.

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80,000 Tile Mural

Recently constructed by Benthem Crouwel, this expansive new pedestrian and cycling tunnel in Amsterdam features a fantastic tile mural depicting a fleet of ships in rough seas. The 361-foot path called the Cuyperspassage connects the city center to the IJ waterfront and sees some 15,000 commuters daily.

The darker cycling lane incorporates sound-absorbing asphalt and steel grates, while the pedestrian side is almost completely wrapped in a mural of 80,000 delft blue tiles. The artwork was designed by artist Irma Boom, heavily inspired by the work of Dutch tile artist Cornelis Boumeester. The two lanes are further delineated by LEDs to create a safe multi-function corridor with minimal barriers.