## Shift Magazine in Japan x SVSV (Revisit)

May 2010 / № 4005

David Gensler

## Bonjour le monde !

May 2010 / № 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

www.iamlowpop.com

## KDU Press Recap: The Brilliance x The KDU

May 2010 / № 3994

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

## The KDU featured in Computer Arts Magazine

May 2010 / № 3990

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

David Gensler

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## Slow Growth

May 2010 / № 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… ).

Full development images and process can be viewed here.

― Daniel J Diggle

Icosidodecahedron

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
Symmetry Ih
or (*532)
References U24, C28, W12
Properties Semiregular convex quasiregular

Colored faces

3.5.3.5
(Vertex figure)

Rhombic triacontahedron
(dual polyhedron)

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.

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## Area and volume

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

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

## 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:

 Dodecahedron Truncated dodecahedron Icosidodecahedron Truncated icosahedron Icosahedron

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

(Dissection)
 Icosidodecahedron (pentagonal gyrobirotunda) Pentagonal orthobirotunda 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.

## 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)

## IdN v17n2: Retro Graphics

May 2010 / № 3981

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

David Gensler

## the apple

May 2010 / № 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.

## AMORE PSIQUE

May 2010 / № 3980

Amore e P

AMORE E PSICHE

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## FIFA World Cup ‘10

May 2010 / № 3972

I’ve been experimenting last days with paintings from Soccer players to celebrate the upcoming World Cup in South Africa. I’ve never painted before and it’s been 2 years since I’ve drawn a person. But it was very amusing and I learned a lot. You can see all the results in this Behance Project.

## A grain of sand

May 2010 / № 3968

Hi there,

I’m new KDU member, so first and above all : hello all ! So glad to be there !
Feeling like a grain of sand in a diamond river…
Here’s some thumbnails of my work – hope you’ll like them !

That’s the beginning of a new and exciting adventure – and it starts now.

Thanks to all the KDU crew !

## The KDU in Limité Magazine

May 2010 / № 3949

David Gensler

## WALLPAPER ART vs ALKR contest

May 2010 / № 3947

Hello KDU collective, these are my entries for WALLPAPER ART vs ALKR contest.

## And

May 2010 / № 3943

Inspired by all those massacre photo illustration i decide to make a little experiment and that’s what happen. See more works

May 2010 / № 3940

VecKR Magz issue 4
A collaborated project of oxidizzy x VecKR .
Cover by Malota Projects. Also an interview with MalotaProjects , Muloyoung and Bastardgraphics