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Ad Infinitum: Pen & Ink Drawings by Benjamin Sack Depict Infinite Cityscapes

November 30, 2017

Christopher Jobson

Artist Benjamin Sack (previously) is fascinated by the infinite, expanses of architecture that fractalize and spiral into never ending metropolises. Skyscrapers, bridges, cupolas, and arches all packed densely together create a city that could hardly be navigated, but when viewed from above result in a sort of chaotic perfection. Sack most recently completed his third voyage aboard the MS Amsterdam as an artist-in-residence where he finds…

 

 



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New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack

December 3, 2014

Christopher Jobson

…latest drawings are partially influenced by stops in dozens of port cities during the expedition. As well as geography, his drawings are heavily influenced by architecture, history, and classical music. Via Robert Fontaine: Sack’s work explores architecture as a flexible medium capable of expressing the unique space between realism and abstraction; where interpretation and our ability to create meaning is in flux. Within this space, Sack,…

 

 



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Jaw-Dropping Pen and Ink Cityscapes That Seem to Sprawl into Infinity by Ben Sack

April 30, 2014

Christopher Jobson

…s of writing utensils until several months later a canvas is complete. His most recent piece, a vast circular drawing titled A Single Note (top), has a 12.5 foot circumference. It staggers the mind. The architecture found in Sack’s artwork spans centuries, from gothic cathedrals to towering skyscrapers, underpinned by patterns of urban sprawl reminiscent of European cities with a healthy dose of science fiction. If you look carefully you…

 

 



Design

Fallen Tree Bench by Benjamin Graindorge

June 11, 2013

Christopher Jobson

…Created by designer Benjamin Graindorge, FallenTree is a minimalist bench made from little more than a slab of glass and a carefully carved oak tree. Graindorge chose to leave the orignal branches from the tree intact as support on one end of the bench as reminder of the wood’s living origins. The piece is on display this week at Design Miami in Basel, Switzerland through YMER&MALTA gallery. (via my modern met)…

 

 



Photography Science

Overview: A New Book of High-Def Satellite Images Capturing How People Have Changed the Earth

October 28, 2016

Christopher Jobson

…cember of 2013, an Instagram account called Daily Overview began to catalog a wide spectrum of satellite images that capture the many ways people have transformed the face of Earth, for better or worse. The account is run by Benjamin Grant who uses imagery taken from DigitalGlobe, an advanced collection of Earth imaging satellites that provide data to services like Google Earth. The project gets its title from a phenomenon experienced by…

 

 



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New Works from Banksy at the The Jungle Refugee Camp in Calais

December 11, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…ed the Jungle Refugee Camp in Calais, France, one of the largest refugee camps in western Europe. The artist left behind four new artworks, most notably a piece featuring Steve Jobs carrying an early Macintosh computer and a sack over his shoulder noting his background as a “son of a migrant from Syria,” (Jobs was adopted, but his biological father was from Syria). In another piece he references Géricault’s famous Raft of…

 

 



Animation Design

Animator Dillon Markey Reinvents the Failed Nintendo Power Glove as an Indispensable Stop-Motion Animation Tool

January 13, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…difications would be interesting for the purpose of making a quick concept video like this, but that in practical application it might not really work. Not the case: he’s now used it for over 1.5 years on projects like this. It makes you wonder what other outmoded technology had the right form factor but wrong application? Film by Ava Benjamin….

 

 

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