December 6, 2016

New Glitched Sculptures of Women Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

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Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki (previously) produces figurative sculptures with varying abnormalities and glitches, doubling the eyes on some works, while multiplying the heads on others to convey an impressive array of human emotion. Each piece, with sizes ranging from life-size to miniature, is first sketched directly onto a large section of camphor wood and then chiseled to match the absurd female form. You can see more sculptures from Kanemaki on his Behance and Facebook.

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December 5, 2016

Matt Adam’s Stunning Photography

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Matt Adam’s photographs are striking works of art. These photos explore beauty in raw forms and his signature aesthetic hides a sexual undertone. The photos carrying a sense of  nostalgia for the ’60s while all of his photographs capture a sense of freedom and power that mesmerises the viewer.

“Even if I’ve spent a year planning the perfect shot, the knowledge that one click of a button can bring my vision to life is what excites me most about the medium. While documenting graffiti trips with friends, I learned how to use disposable cameras and Polaroid cameras, so when I bought my camera, I was already used to getting the image that I wanted in a few shots without hesitating. But digital makes it so there’s no limit to my art –It follows me everywhere I go. The same can be said for capturing video and working with film. It’s about capturing real moments and understanding that what I think is pretty is different than what other people think is pretty. If I can inspire you to see the beauty in my moment, and show people for who they really are, then I’ve done my job,” Adams explains about his work.

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December 1, 2016

We Are Flowers, Melissa

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A stunning, nature-inspired installation of over 20,000 translucent flowers to create a large immersive hanging surface in the New York flagship. The surface was designed specifically for the Melissa Gallery in New York with an engineered Mylar net made of over 4,000 unique pieces. These flowers are placed in a more natural arrangement to combine the flowers and structural surface in a way that resembles a natural canopy of flowers. This canopy hangs down into the gallery at specific places to make the installation much more immersive and spatial. It has been described as a design that expresses sensuality through its form and brings joy and colour to the Melissa experience.

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November 29, 2016

A Collaborative Duo Pokes Fun at Plein Air Painting Through Photographic Series

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Duo Hank Schmidt in der Beek and Fabian Schubert have been poking fun at plein air painting with a collaborative project since 2009, a humorous series of photographs shot by Schubert that captures in der Beek with his original paintings. Und im Sommer tu ich malen (which translates roughly to “And in the Summer I do Paint”) follows in der Beek to various locations in Europe where painters such as Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet, and Vincent Van Gogh have been inspired, but instead of painting the breathtaking views, he paints the pattern of his shirt instead. Looking out onto majestic views, in der Beek proudly stands with paintbrush in hand, vintage looking striped patterns appearing on both his body and the canvas.

The works have appeared in several solo and group exhibitions since the project began, however they are all together for the first time in a book recently published by Edition Taube. (via It’s Nice That)

 

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November 22, 2016

Whimsicle forrest flip books

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Books have evolved consistently over time. First, it was your standard paperback, then we had pop-up books, and more recently, the shift to e-books and tablet reading.

That shift is understandable given the digitisation of society. It’s an innovation that we all saw coming, but interactive books the size of humans – that’s a whole other story.

But, that story has now come to life courtesy of London-based Mobile Studio Architects.

The architect studio recently collaborated with students at a US summer camp to create some truly magical oversized flip-books that depict fictional forest tales.

The oversized books are electromechanical display devices, which are electronic devices that visualise alphanumerical text and fixed graphics. These particular books use split-flip display technology that is utilised in airports and train stations to show departure times.

Each installation contains a total of 50 drawings which were designed by the students themselves. “With more than 500 still images traced and colours painstakingly applied by hand, the campers brought to life five animations of avian behaviour inspired by the incredible forest setting,” Mobile Studio Architects said.

With several of the interactive machines hidden throughout the forest, users are encouraged to explore their surroundings through prompted stimuli. It’s kind of like Dora the Explorer on steroids, without swiper swiping everything.

The pages of the books are protected within rectangular metal frames and are fitted with rotating mechanisms powered by handles on the side.

While all of this is cool, it quite literally pales in comparison to perhaps the most awesome aspect of this design. All frames are constructed with built-in LED lights, which means the giant flipbooks can be used at night.

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November 21, 2016

Le Bleury – 4e année

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Elizabeth Laferrière – Art Director and graphic designer working freelance, she creates still and moving images that encompass her poetic, sensitive and spontaneous vision. She plays around with typography, collage, and video, and aspires to move towards set design where she can develop a more comprehensive approach.

We just love her poster series for a bar in Canada – To present their 4th year’s bookings, the bar wanted to share dreamlike images. Here are some portraits where music resides, transforms the minds to the rhythm of its undulations.

Scroll down for a selection of the posters or check out her Behance for more inspiring work

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November 16, 2016

G-Shock vs State Tretyakov Gallery


G-Shock’s lookbook for its Spring/Summer 2016 collection features skaters in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.

The photographs portray a distinct contrast of what one would expect to see in an art gallery, but that’s what makes the shots so appealing. They come across as rebellious and youthful with the streetwear-adorned men posing in front of Russian art pieces with their tattoos, skateboards and bikes; some images even feature the boys break dancing and skating through the gallery. Aside from product close ups, almost every shot unassumingly displays G-Shock watches on the skater’s wrists.

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November 14, 2016

Art with a BANG!

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Artist ‘paints’ using gunpowder, finishes his works by setting them on fire – Danny Shervin first learned about gunpowder art in college and now the Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based artist has fun lighting canvasses on fire.

Shervin spends hours putting together his designs before setting them ablaze. Inspiration behind his wildlife “paintings” comes from the Grand Tetons, which he grew up having as his backyard.

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November 9, 2016

Newspaper Animal Sculpture


Japanese paper artist Chie Hitotsuyama skilfully creates textured sculptures of animals using a technique involving rolled strips of wet newspaper. The unique application of each newspaper segment proves to be an eeffective method of forming the wild fur of snow monkeys or the density of scales found on the back of an iguana. For Hitotsuyama, these details are critical as she seeks to create the most lifelike sculptures possible.

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November 7, 2016

100 Days of Form and Colour

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Designer Seth Nickerson took on the 100-day project challenge and the result is amazing. For 100days straight, he designed an abstract composition and shared on his Instagram what he calls 100 Days of Form and Colour.

Seth is a graphic design, art director, and illustrator in Charlottesville, Virginia. On the project, Seth stated that: “Just a daily exercise in form and color. And this is the first. From here on out they might be geometric or organic, but no pictures, no type, no nothing except shapes. And, fair warning, I’m going to post each of them here. They will most likely be sloppy, rushed, and uninspired, and I might regret this by next week. But I’m giving it a shot. Come along for the ride. Or don’t. I won’t be offended if you unfollow. Here goes nothing.”

For more visit Seth Nickerson Instagram @sethnick and his website sethnick.com.

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