About Colossal

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.

About Colossal

Photo by Jacob Boll, Demo Magazine, Columbia College

Colossal began as the personal art and design blog of Christopher Jobson. He lives in Chicago with his wife Megan and son Caleb. In addition to what you see here, he has also written about art and design for Wired Magazine and Mental_Floss. You can learn more about him in FastCo and Demo Magazine.

For submissions, inquiries and advertising please go to the contact page, and follow him on Instagram.

Staff & Credits

Colossal is run by editor-in-chief Christopher Jobson (Twitter) and is joined by contributing writer Johnny Strategy of Spoon & Tamago. Further editing and maintenance courtesy Eric Hazen. The Colossal logo and identity was developed by Scott Reinhard. Server support by Data Folk Labs. Additional web development by Studio of the Month and Equal Parts Creative. Our philanthropy program is managed by Kristin Lewis.

Press, Interviews, Kind Words

2014

Colossal: Made on Media Temple —Media Temple, May 29, 2014
Artist Spotlight: Colossal’s Christopher Jobson —ARTifacts, The Art Institute of Chicago, May 15, 2014
A Colossal Success —Demo Magazine, Columbia College, May, 2014
The Top 100 Websites of 2013 —PC Magazine, January 2, 2014

2013

The Eye-Popping Images on Colossal Will Make Art Lovers 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

2012

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

2011

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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The Other Colossals

This blog is not affiliated with the NYC hand-painted sign company, the multidisciplinary design agency, or the indie-punk band.