A beautiful typewriter, I would really like a how to do this at home explanation. Looks like a fun pass time for the christmas holiday. Tyree Callahan reconstructed a typewriter and turned it into an instant art machine, wonderful.
I love magazines. And a great part why I love them is because of the cover. A good cover is necessary, it shows what the inside is about or tells a story of it's own. I've mentioned www.coverjunkie.com before, it's a large archive of magazines covers curated by Jaap Biemans. He recently selected the best magazine covers of 2011 and made this magazine out of it. He also asked designers to make a shortlist of their favourite 2011 magazine covers. These designers, the covers they selected and why are also inside this jam-packed magazine. It's a 'shout-out to creativity' as the introduction tells us.
Well, in short this magazines shows a striking collection of magazine covers you really should see. The covers tell stories of what happened this year, and at the same time shows the current state of visual culture. A pretty round-up for 2011 which is really nice to have!
Mike Doyle builds amazing LEGO houses and he writes about it as well.
This is quite insane, Scott Weaver worked on this piece of art for over 35 years! And he used about 100,000 toothpick building it. I am really impressed, and as you can see in the movie the artist has some trouble taking his eyes away from it, he's proud and not afraid to show it ;-)
A magazine with over hundred headscarfs. Each one has their own story to tell. Really inspiring and intriguing, the story behind it is almost as exciting as all the different patterns. Of course you can order it online, and there's currently also an exhibition on it in the Central Museum in Utrecht. Go, watch and learn!
A product nobody needs, but everybody wants. A beardhat, a nice and warm hat, with a good looking beard. Check out their webshop and make sure they are they are just in time for christmas!
Currently on show at Huis van Marseille photography museum is Scarlett Hooft Graafland, who makes surreal photos in usually far out places. She makes small but striking additions to the otherwise desolate landscapes.I love it when strong concepts and an eye for beauty come together in photography this way.
It reminds me of Tarsem Singh's movie 'The Fall' a little bit, which is something else to watch if you're into this kind of stuff.
This is the quick flipthrough video of the new O.K. Periodicals / THRILLER issue!
Simply amazing. Only 500 copies printed and each one has an exclusive musical gadget inside. But much more pleasantly disruptive content to ease your curiosity.
So if you really love magazines. Or Art. Design. Literature. Illustrations. Discovering creative up-and-coming talent. Life in general. Be sure to order one of those 500 exclusive copies! (also a nice gift)
Little secret: Become a subscriber and get this issue for free!
My co-worker walked into the office with a copy of this HD movie the other day and I think we spent a good ten minutes watching it with jaws ajar before we remembered we had to get back to work. Pretty much everything about this snowboard movie is INSANE; the landscapes, the shots, but particularly the stunts (watching them I was feeling fake G-forces pulling on my stomach). No guts, no glory, I guess.
Watch the trailer here, but I definitely recommend you to watch the whole thing in HD on the biggest screen you can possibly find.
Recent graduate of the Design Academy in Eindhoven Charlotte Porskamp presented this film project at the Dutch Design Week a few days ago. Though many a person has pointed out the various cons of putting one's private life online via Facebook, Charlotte's 'Face your Facebook' is not one such wagging finger. In her film she does take the awkward, the narcistic and the inappropriate to the extreme, but in a lighthearted and witty way that brings a smile to my face.
Gamal Ez makes huge installations that touch you by being very intimate and touching. An artist that is from origin Egyptian, but working and living in the Netherlands. His work "Tsunami" in the atrium of the city hall in The Hague I found really impressive. I bet there's much more to come!
Published as an offshoot of Gio Ponti’s (1891-1979) legendary Italian Architecture, Furnishing and Art magazine Domus (founded in 1928), Stile Industria was Italy’s first and only magazine exclusively dedicated to Industrial Design (disegno industriale), Graphic Art (grafica) and Packaging Design (imballagio). Launched in June 1954, under the directorship of architect and designer Alberto Rosselli (1921-1976), when the controversial idea of “Industrial Design” was very new and unconvincing to Italian readers, this quarterly magazine published a total of 41 issues (including one double issue - May 1960, No. 26/27) until it ceased publication nearly 10 years later in 1963. Stile Industria promoted design as one of the most important cultural forces in modern Italy and provided a platform for discussions about the aesthetic and meaning of modern design in an international context. The covers were designed by a who’s who of post-war Italian and international graphic designers and artists who gave them their unmistakable Italian appearance.
Visit the website here.
Students from Kyoto Seika University made posters for this 'No Nukes' initiative. Some of 'em are better than others, but on the overall it's a great collection with a lot of (natural!) energy! Check it out here: nonukeart.org
Also, I really like the logo...
Found via Kyoto Journal.
The yin to Etsuko Ichikawa's soft-spoken, intro-spective yang is fiery, molten glass. Handling it while aglow at 2100°F, she loops, stretches and presses the smoking mass of lava atop paper to create abstract drawings known as pyrographs. Filmmaker Alistair Banks Griffin captures the dramatic choreography of Ichikawa's art in this short film for the Anthropologist. http://www.theanthropologist.net/#/IntoTheFire
The yin to Etsuko Ichikawa's soft-spoken, intro-spective yang is fiery, molten glass. Handling it while aglow at 2100°F, she loops, stretches and presses the smoking mass of lava atop paper to create abstract drawings known as pyrographs. Filmmaker Alistair Banks Griffin captures the dramatic choreography of Ichikawa's art in this short film for the Anthropologist.
The portoflio of Malene is so diverse and beautiful that it's a must on this blog.
"I am working with mixed media sculpture, making and arranging multiple components into complex narrative sceneries, the dialogue between components and the way one's unconscious can direct the composition interests me.
The intention is to impose personal feelings and stories onto container objects that traditionally have no feelings.
Initially the viewer may, mistakenly, be drawn to my figures thinking them to be toys; however closer examination reveals their rather darker narrative.
They invite you into an absurd and surreal world where things are not what they seem…
I want my work to look like a very skilled child could have made it, clumsy and elaborate at the same time.
My intention is to create compositions that have an underlying story and mood.
I hope the interpretation of my work isn´t too fixed; my intent is to make it open for the viewer to filter their own references through, to make sense and contribute to the story themselves.
My aim is to create a visual poetry based on my own personal story."
For the series Corpus 2.1, Marcia Nolte was inspired by how modern technology
influences human behaviour.
Corpus 2.1 consists of four portraits and elaborates on Marcia Nolte’s earlier
released series Corpus 2.0. Whilst in Corpus 2.0 she only investigated how
technology may influence evolution, the new portraits now are a search for
how technology could be integrated in this evolution. The new portraits are
mainly focused close to the human skin. The skin which serves as both a barrier
and a link between the world inside and the world outside the human body.
Did you know that dolphins are sexually very creative?
To find out the details, check out this amazing GREEN PORN movies. Isabella Rossellini's series of very short animated films about the reproductive habits of marine animals. Beautiful, informative and of course... very seductive.
Jenny Odell makes collections of specific subjects found on Google Maps.
She says: In all of my prints, I collect things that I've cut out from Google Satellite View-- parking lots, silos, landflls, waste ponds. The view from a satellite is not a human one, nor is it one we were ever really meant to see. But it is precisely from this inhuman point of view that we are able to read our own humanity, in all of its tiny, reliably repetitive marks upon the face of the earth. From this view, the lines that make up basketball courts and the scattered blue rectangles of swimming pools become like hieroglyphs that read: people were here.
At the same time, like any photograph, satellite imagery is also immediately an image of the past. That is, to look at satellite imagery is to look not only down upon ourselves but back in time, even if only by a matter of hours or days. In recording the moment at which things as bizarre as water parks and racetracks covered the earth, the photograph also implies that moment's own passing, encoding each tiny structure with vulnerability and pre-emptive nostalgia. My desire to collect these pieces stems not only from the fascination of any collector but from a wish to save these low-resolution, sporadically-updated pixels--these strange pictures of ourselves--from time and the ephemerality of the internet.
These colorful maps trace the many meandering paths of the Mississippi river. The monumental collection was produced in 1944 by Harold N. Fisk, who drew in a rainbow of colors the path of past and current flows as the mighty river changed course and flooded over time.
Using animation, projections and her own moving shadow, Miwa Matreyek performs a gorgeous, meditative piece about inner and outer discovery. Take a quiet 10 minutes and dive in. With music from Anna Oxygen, Mirah, Caroline Lufkin and Mileece.
Watch it below
Check out this very nice draw-it-yourself-with-a-balloon installation by Karina Smigla-Bobinski!
Got a cat? Got a scanner? The choice is clear.
We also rummage the interwebs searching for cats on scanners, if we posted your cat without your permission and you don't want it featured on this utterly adorable blog, please let us know and we'll oblige.
Shea Hembrey is a remarcable artist. He once invented a Biennal with 100 artists and 2 curators. Eventually people found out that he was both te curators and the 100 artists. Work presented here: Whirl, an installation filling up a gallery.
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