Thursday, October 01, 2009
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Tuesday, June 09, 2009
  • Etched Glass

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    We have lots of transparencies, glass, and see-through elements in store this year. Silver-matte etching on, well, glass --

    Lyrois: Etched Glass on a European Window

    Also, celebrating the return of crude photography capturing beautiful artwork.

    Lyrois: Detail of Etched Glass and Shadows

    Click on the pic above for double the fun and shadow play.

    If you happen to enjoy the window, you might also like the previously documented Door Decals.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
  • The Year of the Rat: Color Me

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    February 7th, 2008 marks the beginning of the Chinese year of the rat.

    2-THOUSAND-RAT TWO-THOUSAND-LY-RAT 2008
    TWENTY-ZERO-RAT TWENTY-ZERO-LY-RAT 2008

    The Chinese Year of the Rat

    The Rat (Chinese:鼠) was welcomed in ancient times as a protector and bringer of material prosperity. It is the first of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. Rat is associated with aggression, wealth, charm, and order, yet also associated with death, war, the occult, pestilence, and atrocities. The Year of the Rat is associated with the earthly branch symbol 子.

    Color Me Lyrois

    Color me.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
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Sunday, December 09, 2007
  • The Lyrois Story

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    Lyrois is an art scheme, an experimental brand, and a design meme in the making. Lyrois sounds similar to the french Le Roi, yet it is otherwise unrelated.

    In 1997, Alexander Becker drew a bunch of shapes, 17 figures gathered around the silhouette of a dancer. Since then, they come back, year after year, in always different styles and designs, covering bags and wallpapers, populating store walls and windows, as well as being featured on tiny vinyl stickers and cut as huge decals or tableaux; elaborate arrangements on industrial materials. Repetition changes.

    The shapes are sampled, over and over, with the techniques du jour, and the materials we contemporarily love; bright, opaque, or translucent vinyl, bulletproof bullet-resistant (it depends...) plexiglas, hi-tech paper, and industrial adhesive foil.

    Inspired by theatrical Gobos, Lyrois plays with light and shadows and their projections.

    Lyrois: Seulement les Tableaux

    The original vector-graphics, their lines combining fragile leaves and powerful graffiti strokes, are never altered themselves, their outlines always remain unchanged. Everything else evolves around these already iconic shapes.

    It is the guilt of contemporary superficiality, the struggle with lightness, and the conflict of art and design, which fuels the notoriety of Lyrois.

    Projects -- upcoming or completed -- include Lyrois-appearances in architecture, fashion, art, and design productions, as well as unique collaborations in store- and interior design.

    Behind the Scenes is covering everything from the Lyrois universe: Ready-made art for sale and to be given away, customizations, commercial projects and collaborations, also previews of work in progress.

    Some things are not for the public, which allows only partial views that often lead to interesting speculations about the unseen and many times result in new expressions of a visual language that is built along the way.

    Announcements and fragmentary ideas are collected and documented here, exemplary designs and some making-of posts that reveal how it's done.

    The peaking behind the scenes, reporting straight from the shop, is based on the idea of developing in public, we could just as well hide everything and wait 'til we're there but that wouldn't be nearly as exciting as creating here and as-is.

    A list of selected works gives an overview.

    Lyrois also accepts custom commissions, one-of-a-kind productions picking up collector's input and environments.

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