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After a long and exciting journey, we are finally ready to present our new studio to the world. The outcome has exceeded all expectations and every detail has come together seamlessly to represent and define the spirit of Candy Black. We wanted to create a space that not only fulfilled the expression of what we feel a Creative Studio should look like, but also showcase our ability to combine Graphic and Interior Design.

Candy Black is a Design Studio working in the fields of branding, creative direction, graphic design and interior design. We believe that design should be memorable and effective and not be restricted to one particular format. We are always on the look out for new ways to answer the briefs of our clients, offering both cutting edge design and new media to traditional craft and production. Although we specialize in graphic and interior design, we like to work across all media in order to maximize the potential of the projects we undertake. Visit www.candyblackblog.com for more photos.

Candy Black

Candy Black

February 2009 / № 4784



“Wolfbite is the slightly wonkey nail in the plasterboard wall on which to hang the collaborative illustrations we create.”

Web designer and illustrator Daniel J Diggle and fellow illustrator Jessica Allan created Wolfbite as a little home to their creative collaborations and as a place to display future collab’s with other artists too.

kdu_bulletWebsite: Wolfbite.co.uk

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kdu_bulletCreated by: Daniel J Diggle

― 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 / № 4777

Saturday August 14th Joshua LIner Gallery presents our annual Summer Group Exhibition showcasing 24 artists, including established gallery regulars, emerging artists, and newcomers to Joshua Liner Gallery. The exhibition will feature painting, assemblage, drawing, and sculpture, with works by:

Cleon Peterson, David Kassan, Dennis McNett, Evan Hecox, Ian Francis, James Roper, Jeremy Fish, Jessica Joslin, Kenichi Yokono, Kris Kuksi, Mac, Mi Ju, Mike Davis, Oliver Vernon, Pema Rinzin, Pete Watts, Ryan Bradley, Ryan McLennan, Shawn Barber, SWOON, Tat Ito, Tiffany Bozic, Tomokazu Matsuyama and Tony Curanaj.


Posted by joshualinergallery Categorized: KDU |

The concept for this video was to simulate a contrast between the rugged user made animated gif graphics across the internet, and dated yet unachievable beauty advertising imagery. Add persian and arabian myspace desktop graphic influences, and the rest is history. Here are some of the designs we created to influence our animations and direction throughout the video with Maya. A link to the video can be found on our site here.

and directly at: http://www.laundrymat.tv/xxxo


Posted by laundry Categorized: Design Fashion Photography Press Tags: Laundry! m.i.a. |


2010 site update




Posted by nasa Categorized: Design Fashion illustration Tags: vans |

February 2009 / № 4766

Sara Blake, Hello ZSO

Sara Blake, Hello ZSO

Sara Blake, Hello ZSO

Hello my dear KDU friends—been a busy bee lately, and have a bunch of new illustration pieces. Check out my blog for updates :)

Sara Blake | Hello ZSO | New York City

Posted by hellozso Categorized: Design illustration |

February 2009 / № 4762


Hello KDU, I´m currently working on a visual identity of an upcoming student movie JANEK  & ANEZKA,
directed by JONAS VACEK. Be on the look out for more and watch the trailer below.

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Posted by berjo Categorized: KDU Tags: Berjo JANEK & ANEZKA movie Visual identity |

February 2009 / № 4753


Knitting is a system of loops, each held in place by the one below.  The cumulative effect of knitting is what gives it texture and subtance.


Here, I knit a lace-weight fiber into the bulkiest tape, and knitted that into a heavy fabric.  Though it appears to be only endless repetition, the recursion, the infinite plane of this piece is as complicated as any history, map, or identity.

Posted by moiradarling Categorized: Design KDU |

February 2009 / № 4748

This project was my experiment in making garments that were designed only for the specific individual to whom they were given.  I wanted to make pieces that were inspired by and suited to a single person, to their aesthetic and their needs.  In an economy driven by material need and aesthetic monotony, I wanted to be the universal grandma, unencumbered by the invisible hand of the market.  What happens when the hegemony of the market doesn’t bear on production?  How do our strictly personal relationships impact the art that gets made?  At least in part, it seemed that the better I knew someone, the more elaborate my designs became.  The more I knew of someone’s taste, the more important my choice of fiber was.  The more I knew of someone’s personal life, the more I was concerned for their physical warmth!  And at the very least, we found out that CUNY Law has a new mascot: the cabled owl.

Go to the gallery to see more pics.

Thanks to Justin Lopez for the photos, and CUNY School of Law for the inspiration and models.

A girl needs a bright halo to warm her ears and keep her thoughts pretty.
A girl needs a bright halo to warm her ears and keep her thoughts pretty.
This owl perches in a flowering tree.  It was interesting to see how my own relationships with my subjects informed the pieces I made for them.
This owl perches in a flowering tree. It was interesting to see how my own relationships with my subjects informed the pieces I made for them.
People are more interesting than our institutions have room to acknowledge.  I made this entrelac muffler in multi-silk-linen with delicate buttons to remind this student how complicated and special she is, even in the midst of the most crushing environment.
People are more interesting than our institutions have room to acknowledge. I made this entrelac muffler in multi-silk-linen with delicate buttons to remind this student how complicated and special she is, even in the midst of the most crushing environment.


A playful pilot's hat.

A playful pilot’s hat.


Posted by moiradarling Categorized: Design Fashion KDU |

February 2009 / № 4740

Toy Poster

A Boy In Mid Air is an online visual repository curated by yours truly. A collective catalogue of images, ideas, & beauty that moves me and hopefully you.

The image above is from ever-so fantastic Christopher Gray of We Shall See.

February 2009 / № 4737

Typography & Context Process Journal - 52pp A5 Booklet

I’ve launched my site recently, utilising an interesting open source framework which fetches image and information from Flickr based on what I’ve uploaded to a set in my stream. The site itself is showcasing a good mix of personal, education and commercial related work. Enjoy browsing.

Thinking Making

Posted by Ravi Vasavan Categorized: Web Tags: launch Personal portfolio website |

February 2009 / № 4734




Created for the July Issue of Advanced Photoshop Magazine 2010.

It came down to this and another image for the cover, unfortunately the other image was chosen. I was lucky enough to be featured on the cover of the German edition however, as they loved it that much!


Posted by chrishaines Categorized: Design illustration |

February 2009 / № 4729

Hola Amigos del KDU

Estoy feliz de tener online mi nuevo Website, aqui pueden ver mis ultimos trabajos.


Cheers from Buenos Aires


February 2009 / № 4720


Hello KDU, please vote for my T-SHIRT design for ROCKCZ. My proposals are the first three entries. You can vote only by logging up, thanks.

Posted by berjo Categorized: Design Fashion Tags: Berjo ROCK CZ T-SHIRT CONTEST |















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