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February 2009 / № 4043

Hello everyone, here is my first promotional illustration for the KDU, i hope you will enjoy it !

As it’s my first piece for the KDU, don’t hesitate to send me feedbacks, feelings, love or hate about it !


It’s currently based on ” What will be the KDU in a hundred years ? “

Posted by Baptiste Ringot Categorized: illustration |

February 2009 / № 4033
February 2009 / № 4031


Hello there,

Just uploaded my newest project, THE SPACE PIONEERS story book!

Take a look: http://beta10.behance.net/gallery/THE-SPACE-PIONEERS/525633

With FREE Wallpapers.


Andre Meca

Posted by heymeca Categorized: KDU |

February 2009 / № 4028


Posted by Edgartista Categorized: Design illustration Tags: edgartista KDU |

thekduAs we prepare to debut some new press, new ideas, new movements – I will first take the time to recap the first five years.

Special thanks to all the editors and writers that have supported us along the way, giving us a voice.

Read the article here

David Gensler


Via butchersblocktv.com:

“Love Machine is a new clothing movement which draws inspiration from one of the most beloved (and bad ass) American pastimes, motorcycles. Seems easy and obvious but don’t get it twisted. The graphic influences are layered with double meanings with vintage and European elements.

Love Machine is a project from the mind of the founder of House of Pain, Danny Boy O’Connor. Danny’s passion for art direction and graphic design has lead to the creation of many iconic images for H.O.P, La Coka Nostra and Dissizit– among others.

The first offering from Love Machine comes in the form of “The Hell Fire Canyon Club” which is a bike club that Danny founded with Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols.

Look out for collaborations with Japan’s Bounty Hunter and artist Dave Flores.

Danny’s life has always influenced his art and the Love Machine is a new chapter in D Boy’s memoirs.

Love is love.”

Available here.

Posted by zachshuta Categorized: Design Fashion KDU illustration |

February 2009 / № 4011


When you voice a strong opinion…
You are always going to have a split reaction.
Some people will love what you are saying and some will hate.

6+ years after starting the KDU, the opinions are still coming strong – but the hate from
anonymous people still gets overshadowed by the love from members and clients. This is what matters to me -
I laugh in the faces of the haters.

What would I be without the opposition? I dare not think.

Read the feature here

David Gensler

February 2009 / № 4001


A magazine illustration of the wonderful musician Jarle Bernhoft. Link: www.ohyeahstudio.no

Posted by Oys Categorized: KDU Print illustration |

February 2009 / № 4005

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Read the article here

David Gensler

February 2009 / № 3995

Hello world / Bonjour le monde !

I’m truely honored to post on this dreamy website, sharing with the best artists community some of my works as an introduction. I’m a 27 years old selftaught art director & graphic designer from France, and for a starter, i would love to collaborate with other members on promotional pieces for the KDU. So, if you feel it as an opportunity to make something great, i’d say let’s go !

Here is a sample of my works, you will be able to watch much more on my online portfolio : I AM LOWPOP

Enjoy !

The Mark Palmer’s Project LP / Art direction & graphic design




The Mark Palmer’s Project EP / Art direction & graphic design


The whole project on Behance

Gravity, Ô heartless bitch  / Illustration


Majestic 14 / Digital Illustration


War.Gold.TV / Poster



Posted by Baptiste Ringot Categorized: KDU |

Looking back, I think The Brilliance was the first in-depth interview regarding the newly formed KDU.

Chuck and Ben (and Virgil) have been doing their thing for a long time – and doing it well.



Also, one of the first posts regarding SVSV and the first campaign that Chuck collaborated on.

David Gensler

Special thanks to Computer Arts Magazine for featuring the KDU in their most recent issue.

Screen shot 2010-05-25 at 6.25.19 PM



David Gensler

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Posted by David Gensler Categorized: Design Press |

February 2009 / № 3988


Slow Growth.

Slow Growth is the first of a series of ongoing collaborations with illustrator Jessica Allan – Taking turns in adding to the illustration, piece-by-piece, the artwork comes together like a spontanious puzzle of mixed elements – a form of photoshop / illustration tennis. This is (as are most things!) a work in progress. These collaborations and others will find their home on the collaboration website Wolfbite ( as and when the gods deem it good to go live that is… ).

kdu_bulletFull development images and process can be viewed here.

― Daniel J Diggle

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(Click here for rotating model)
Type Archimedean solid
Elements F = 32, E = 60, V = 30 (χ = 2)
Faces by sides 20{3}+12{5}
Schläfli symbol begin{Bmatrix} 3 \ 5 end{Bmatrix}
Wythoff symbol 2 | 3 5
Coxeter-Dynkin CDW dot.pngCDW 5.pngCDW ring.pngCDW 3.pngCDW dot.png
Symmetry Ih
or (*532)
References U24, C28, W12
Properties Semiregular convex quasiregular
Icosidodecahedron color
Colored faces
(Vertex figure)
Rhombic triacontahedron
(dual polyhedron)
Icosidodecahedron  Net

A Hoberman sphere as an icosidodecahedron

In geometry, an icosidodecahedron is a polyhedron with twenty triangular faces and twelve pentagonal faces. An icosidodecahedron has 30 identical vertices, with two triangles and two pentagons meeting at each, and 60 identical edges, each separating a triangle from a pentagon. As such it is one of the Archimedean solids and more particularly, a quasiregular polyhedron.

An icosidodecahedron has icosahedral symmetry, and its first stellation is the compound of a dodecahedron and its dual icosahedron, with the vertices of the icosahedron located at the midpoints of the edges of either. Convenient Cartesian coordinates for the vertices of an icosidodecahedron with unit edges are given by the cyclic permutations of (0,0,±τ), (±1/2, ±τ/2, ±(1+τ)/2), where τ is the golden ratio, (1+√5)/2. Its dual polyhedron is the rhombic triacontahedron. An icosidodecahedron can be split along several planes to form pentagonal rotundae, which belong among the Johnson solids.

In the standard nomenclature used for the Johnson solids, an icosidodecahedron would be called a pentagonal gyrobirotunda.




[edit] Area and volume

The area A and the volume V of the icosidodecahedron of edge length a are:

A = (5sqrt{3}+3sqrt{25+10sqrt{5}}) a^2  approx 29.3059828a^2
V = frac{1}{6} (45+17sqrt{5}) a^3 approx  13.8355259a^3.

[edit] Related polyhedra

The icosidodecahedron is a rectified dodecahedron and also a rectified icosahedron, existing as the full-edge truncation between these regular solids.

The Icosidodecahedron contains 12 pentagons of the dodecahedron and 20 triangles of the icosahedron:

Uniform polyhedron-53-t0.png
Uniform polyhedron-53-t01.png
Truncated dodecahedron
Uniform polyhedron-53-t1.png
Uniform polyhedron-53-t12.png
Truncated icosahedron
Uniform polyhedron-53-t2.png

It is also related to the Johnson solid called a pentagonal orthobirotunda created by two pentagonal rotunda connected as mirror images.

Dissected icosidodecahedron.png
(pentagonal gyrobirotunda)
Pentagonal orthobirotunda solid.png
Pentagonal orthobirotunda
Pentagonal rotunda.png
Pentagonal rotunda

Eight uniform star polyhedra share the same vertex arrangement. Of these, two also share the same edge arrangement: the small icosihemidodecahedron (having the triangular faces in common), and the small dodecahemidodecahedron (having the pentagonal faces in common). The vertex arrangement is also shared with the compounds of five octahedra and of five tetrahemihexahedra.

Small icosihemidodecahedron.png
Small icosihemidodecahedron
Small dodecahemidodecahedron.png
Small dodecahemidodecahedron
Great icosidodecahedron.png
Great icosidodecahedron
Great dodecahemidodecahedron.png
Great dodecahemidodecahedron
Great icosihemidodecahedron.png
Great icosihemidodecahedron
Small dodecahemicosahedron.png
Small dodecahemicosahedron
Great dodecahemicosahedron.png
Great dodecahemicosahedron
Compound of five octahedra.png
Compound of five octahedra
UC18-5 tetrahemihexahedron.png
Compound of five tetrahemihexahedra

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  • Williams, Robert (1979). The Geometrical Foundation of Natural Structure: A Source Book of Design. Dover Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-486-23729-X. (Section 3-9)

[edit] External links

February 2009 / № 3981

Our Friends at IDN just released their latest issue entitled “Retro Graphics.”
Make sure to check it out.


David Gensler

Posted by David Gensler Categorized: Design illustration Tags: David Gensler IdN |

February 2009 / № 3982







Classical monumental sculptures are mixed with 3D graffiti structures,

creating an armony between old and modern.

A link between ancient and present day,

which brakes the boundaries between 2 opposite times, fields, styles .

Baroque frames are painted with very bright colours making the contrast clear.

Posted by valeriovittozzi Categorized: KDU |















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