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Designing with ACRYLITE® Creates Excitement, Ambiance and IllusionPin ItArchitects, artists and designers enjoy the challenge of using interesting, novel materials to enhance the beauty and design of their projects.  ACRYLITE®, an acrylic plastic manufactured by Evonik Industries, is that type of inspirational material used to create excitement, ambiance and illusion in a broad range of designs, from buildings to pools to sculptures. Here are three fascinating ACRYLITE® applications, each of which was inspired by the material’s unique combination of transparency, brilliance and strength.  These stories are highlights from DESIGN IN ACRYLICS magazine, a publication by Evonik Industries, manufacturer of ACRYLITE®. A Veritable Block of Water Created
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Nov
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Undulations in Form and Color Achieved With PlasticPin ItJust as plastic was the material-of-choice for California’s “Finish Fetish” group of sculptors in the 1960s, plastic is also the form and content of artwork produced by contemporary artist Steve Hough of Chicago.  Inspired by the group’s progressive use of “space-age” materials such as resins, HD foam, aerospace alloys and auto-paint, Hough is equally successful converting that mass-produced commodity material called plastic into a captivating art form. (Click images to enlarge) Shimmering Ripples are his Trademark Hough’s work can be described as a study of glistening, gentle ripples, much like you’d see surrounding an object
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Oct
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Plastic Adds Magic to Newest Silkscreens by Eugene BrodskyPin ItAn exhibition of silkscreen and mixed media paintings by famed New York artist Eugene Brodsky opens on October 27, 2011, at the Sears-Peyton Gallery, 210 Eleventh Avenue, New York, New York.  The solo exhibition, which will run through December 10, 2011, features a series of recent work that employs a novel silkscreen-on-plastic process developed by the artist. Plastic Chosen to Replace Glass For eight years, Brodsky gathered ephemeral images from his travels and day-to-day life to use in this current body of silkscreen paintings.  Known for his ability to transform an ordinary image into a compelling snapshot of detail through a series of manipulations,
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Aug
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E&T Plastics Donates Acrylic Sheet to the “Reflecting the Stars” Art Installation in New York CityPin ItE&T Plastics recently donated acrylic sheet in support of the latest endeavor of The Windmill Factory, an organization that creates public art displays with the aim of generating awareness of social and environmental issues. The project, titled “Reflecting the Stars,” is designed to educate its audience about light pollution and the techniques that can be used to prevent it. The exhibit consists of solar-powered LED light clusters implanted in hundreds of decaying pier posts at downtown Manhattan’s Pier 49. Through the use of an interactive control panel, visitors will be able to illuminate the lights in patterns
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