The Met announces $70 million renovation of Africa, Oceania and Americas galleries

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has selected Thai architect Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY to design a major overhaul of its wing for arts produced in Africa, Oceania and the Americas.

The Met revealed plans today for the $70 million (£54 million) transformation of the Micheal C Rockefeller Wing, where it hosts its Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (AAOA) department.

Yantrasast, who runs New York architecture firm wHy, will update the galleries in the 40,000-square-foot wing on the southern side of the Fifth Avenue museum. The aim is to better showcase the collection of arts and artefacts created in sub-Saharan Africa, the Pacific Islands, and North, Central and South America. Continue reading

Zaha Hadid Architects opens pop-up gallery in New York City

Zaha Hadid Architects is exhibiting its architectural models and product designs at a temporary gallery in the firm’s 520 West 28th residential complex in Manhattan.

The Zaha Hadid Gallery is showcasing highlights from the studio’s portfolio in the ground floor and basement of the condominium building, which completed earlier this year beside the popular High Line park in Chelsea.

Zaha Hadid Gallery NYC Pop Up

Models and products designed by late architect Zaha Hadid and the team at her eponymous firm Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) are on display in the 2,000-square-foot (186-square-metre) space. Continue reading

3D Typography by Jonathan Ortiz

3D Typography by Jonathan Ortiz 3D Typography by Jonathan Ortiz

Nov 19, 2018

Jonathan Ortiz shared a beautiful collection of calligraphy and typography compositions. They are super colorful and stylish. There are some clever ideas on some of them, like a anagram style animation. One of my favorite pieces is the Pinterest one, it has a bit of a paintbrush feel but with a lot of depth. It feels that is was done in 3D. Actually most of the work that Jonathan shared takes a advantage of the clever use of shadows to add depth and movement. Super cool! Continue reading