Write the Headline

Nike Football lights up Johannesburg with an interactive LED installation on a massive scale

Taking over Johannesburg’s towering Southern Life Center building, Nike Football‘s interactive LED light show “Write the Headline” allows fans around the world to root for their favorite World Cup player in a big way. The installation, almost the size of half a football pitch, displays submissions from Facebook, Twitter (#nikefuture), QQ (a Chinese chat program), and Mxit (a South African IM app) that read from …

Building Fashion Contest

A new competition mixes architecture with fashion to create site-specific public installations

Recently announcing their first winners, Architizer‘s new contest (in collaboration with art and design non-profit BOFFO, architect Spilios Gianakopoulos, six clothing and accessory designers, and Supima Cotton) challenges architects to create innovative site-specific spaces that blend fashion with architecture. The Building Fashion project tasks designers with using NYC’s attractive elevated park, the High Line, as a location for an installation that will highlight the work …

Lighting the Sails

Laurie Anderson uses Sydney's Opera House as a canvas for spectacular projections

For the city’s second annual winter celebration, Vivid Sydney tapped the immensely talented and ultra creative performance artist Laurie Anderson to transform the famed Sydney Opera House. “Lighting The Sails” does just that, turning the shell-like rooftops into a slideshow of vibrant images, projecting everything from leopard-print patterns to hair. (Click images for detail.) While the project is something of a departure for an artist …