Launched in 2010, Colossal is a Webby-nominated blog that explores art and other aspects of visual culture. Colossal won the Utne Media Award for Arts Coverage in 2013 and is ranked by Technorati as one of the top 50 blogs on the web. Each week you’ll find 15-25 posts on photography, design, animation, painting, installation art, architecture, drawing, and street art. Colossal is also a great place to learn about the intersection of art and science as well as the beauty of the natural world. There are frequently posts about things far out in left field, but generally Colossal is a reminder that in this digital age there are still countless people making incredible work with their bare hands.
Hello, I’m Christopher Jobson and I’m the creator and sole editor of Colossal. I live in Chicago with my wife Megan, son Caleb, and our dog Mojo. In addition to what you see here, I have also contributed to Wired Magazine and Mental_Floss.
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Press, Interviews, Kind Words
The Eye-Popping Images on Colossal Will Make Art Overs of Us All —Fast Company, November 18, 2013
8 Questions with Christopher Jobson, Creator of Colossal —Bucketfeet, November 4, 2013
Site of the Week —BBC Radio 6 Music (1:18:45), October 22, 2013
Art Talk with Christopher Jobson of Colossal —National Endowment for the Arts, September 18, 2013
Art and Science: Three Blogs You Should Follow —Science in Society, Northwestern University, August 20th, 2013
Friday Five with Christopher Jobson —Design Milk, May 10, 2013
Colossal Joins Quarterly —Faesthetic, May 9, 2013
Q&A With Four Mighty Art Blogs —Scene 360, April 26, 2013
100 Websites You Should Know and Use —TED, April 2, 2013
Colossal Nominated for the 2013 Utne Media Awards —Utne Reader, March 22, 2013
Interview with Christopher Jobson —From the Desk Of…, March 15, 2013
Art Blogger Behind ‘Colossal’ Branches Out —Michigan Avenue Magazine, October, 2012
I’m Christopher Jobson, and This Is How I Work —Lifehacker, September 19, 2012
On the Red Couch with Colossal’s Christopher Jobson —Inside Flipboard, August 28, 2012
Interview: Christopher Jobson of Colossal —Live Fast Magazine, August 23, 2012
“One of our favorite art blogs.” —The Hairpin, August 8, 2012
Apple iPad Ad (0:03) —Apple, August 7, 2012
Guest Curator at Artist a Day —June 2012
Virtual Curators: Maria Popova and Christopher Jobson use their voracious appetites for social media to educate the masses on art, design, and culture. —Dwell Magazine, May 2012
One of the ‘Top 100 Blogs on the Internet’ —Technorati
“Loving the blog Colossal. Artistic, smart, and inspiring.” —Neil Patrick Harris, April 24, 2012
Guest Curator: Christopher Jobson, Creator Of Colossal, Selects His Favorites —Saatchi Online, April 9, 2012
Becoming Colossal with Blogger Christopher Jobson —Art21/PBS, March 8, 2012
The ‘Cliffs Notes Web’ Has Won —The Atlantic, February 22, 2012
Magical Long-Exposure Firefly Photos Go Viral —Raw File, Wired.com, February 21, 2012
Dots Obliterate the Internet —Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, February 10, 2012
Google Currents Ad (0:57) —Google, December 8, 2011
An Interview with the Creator of Colossal —Hyperallergic, November 25, 2011
Site of the Day —Nylon Magazine, August 29, 2011
Content Curator: Christopher Jobson at Colossal —My Modern Met, July 11, 2011
“Colossal is a top-notch visual art/design blog.” —Jason Kottke, June 29, 2011
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