On Thursday evening a crew from the Drake’s corporate headquarters was given a chance to flex their creative muscles at Hall Pass, an event celebrating the opening of Artscape Youngplace.
We're so excited to participate in Nuit Blanche for the seventh year in a row! Join us for a night of no sleep, filled with art as Postcards from the Future take over Drake with site-specific installations by Alex McLeod, Jesse Harris + Tristram Lansdowne.
We're also keeping the party going 'til 4AM at The Drake Hotel + Drake One Fifty featuring the sounds of DJ Nana, Never Forgive Action (with Big Jacks & Royale, DJ Numeric, DJ Dalia + hosted by More or Les) and Johnny Hockin.
For the sixth consecutive year, we're proudly participating in Future Projections as an exhibition partner. This year, the special TIFF series, dedicated to moving images in art, is focused around the work of famed, controversial Canadian director, David Cronenberg. Find out more about our site-specific piece after the jump.
Adobe Photoshop has this (arguably useless) tool called "content aware fill." Sparing you the boring technical details, it allows you to delete part of an image and fill it in with what the program thinks should be there, based on the rest of the image. In demos it works flawlessly, and the resulting patch-up is pretty convincing. My experience with it has been different, with floating heads and broken buildings making a monstrosity of whatever I'm working on. It just won't do what I want it to.
Now somebody's put this glitchy process to good use. When fed famous typography, the program goes a little crazy and makes some pretty amazing abstract patterns. Some of them even look intentional. Check out the tumblr, Content Aware Typography, and see if you can identify the sources underneath the mess!