The Glue Society Imagines an Art Movement Centered on Excess Called “Moreing”

The Glue Society Imagines an Art Movement Centered on Excess Called Moreing  humor advertising

The Glue Society Imagines an Art Movement Centered on Excess Called Moreing  humor advertising

The Glue Society Imagines an Art Movement Centered on Excess Called Moreing  humor advertising

In this video from the Glue Society (previously here and here) we learn about a new art movement focused on posessing multiples of the same object. This had me smiling all the way through. The clip was made as a promotional effort for Boost chocolate bars, but stands up surprisingly well on its own. Happy Friday.

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A Reflective Six-Legged Wolf Covered in Mirror Shards by Tomoko Konoike

A Reflective Six Legged Wolf Covered in Mirror Shards by Tomoko Konoike sculpture mirrors dogs

A Reflective Six Legged Wolf Covered in Mirror Shards by Tomoko Konoike sculpture mirrors dogs

As part of her current exhibition titled Earthshine at Gallery Wendi Norris (which is aslo her American solo debut), Japanese multidisciplinary artist Tomoko Konoike explores various crystaline structures in sculptures and drawings. Drawing inspiration from manga, Shinto animism, Noh drama, and pop culture, the artist creates surreal, otherworldly artworks that encompass sculpture, drawing, photography, and animation.

Among one of her most striking works is this amazing six-legged wolf wrapped in mirror shards titled Donning Animal Skins and Braided Grass. The wolf is now extinct in Konoike’s native Japan, but is a prominent spiritual symbol in much of her art. You can see much more over on Hi-Fructose and Gallery Wendi Norris. The exhibition runs through October 26, 2013.

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Dreamy Architectural Watercolors by Sunga Park

Dreamy Architectural Watercolors by Sunga Park watercolor painting architecture
Paris, France

Dreamy Architectural Watercolors by Sunga Park watercolor painting architecture
Oxford, UK

Dreamy Architectural Watercolors by Sunga Park watercolor painting architecture
Oxford, UK

Dreamy Architectural Watercolors by Sunga Park watercolor painting architecture
The Whitehall street entrance, London

Dreamy Architectural Watercolors by Sunga Park watercolor painting architecture
Dongseo elevated highway, Busan

Dreamy Architectural Watercolors by Sunga Park watercolor painting architecture
Harrods, London

Dreamy Architectural Watercolors by Sunga Park watercolor painting architecture
Sacre-Coeur church in Montmartre, Paris

These architectural watercolor studies by Sunga Park seem to drip and fade out of focus like a memory or a dream. The graphic designer and illustrator currently lives and works in Busan, South Korea as a wallpaper designer but it seems her true passion is for watercolor and other artistic endeavors. See much more of her work on Behance and Flickr. If you liked this, also check out the work of Maja Wronska.

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Uncanny Aerial and Fashion Photography Mashups by Joseph Ford

Uncanny Aerial and Fashion Photography Mashups by Joseph Ford landscapes fashion advertising
© Joseph Ford 2011-13. All rights reserved.

Uncanny Aerial and Fashion Photography Mashups by Joseph Ford landscapes fashion advertising
© Joseph Ford 2011-13. All rights reserved.

Uncanny Aerial and Fashion Photography Mashups by Joseph Ford landscapes fashion advertising
© Joseph Ford 2011-13. All rights reserved.

Uncanny Aerial and Fashion Photography Mashups by Joseph Ford landscapes fashion advertising
© Joseph Ford 2011-13. All rights reserved.

Uncanny Aerial and Fashion Photography Mashups by Joseph Ford landscapes fashion advertising
© Joseph Ford 2011-13. All rights reserved.

Uncanny Aerial and Fashion Photography Mashups by Joseph Ford landscapes fashion advertising
© Joseph Ford 2011-13. All rights reserved.

Uncanny Aerial and Fashion Photography Mashups by Joseph Ford landscapes fashion advertising
© Joseph Ford 2011-13. All rights reserved.

Uncanny Aerial and Fashion Photography Mashups by Joseph Ford landscapes fashion advertising
© Joseph Ford 2011-13. All rights reserved.

Uncanny Aerial and Fashion Photography Mashups by Joseph Ford landscapes fashion advertising
© Joseph Ford 2011-13. All rights reserved.

It’s a project that on paper seems like it wouldn’t work: how to create a juxtaposition between breathtaking aerial landscape photography and the fine details of fashion. Leave it to Joseph Ford to make it happen. The Brighton-based photographer first showed a number of aerial images shot while working on advertising jobs in Sicily, Mauritius and Morocco to art director Stephanie Buisseret and stylist Mario Faundez at Paris streetwear magazine, WAD. The trio then came up with appropriate combinations of color, fabric and lighting to create near seamless transitions from photo to photo. Plaid stripes morph into city streets and undulating sand dunes seem to flow from the folds of a wrinkled sweater. The series of composite images was selected for the Association of Photographers Awards in the UK and received an Honorable Mention in the International Photography Awards.

Ford later teamed up stylist Almut Vogel from Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin to create another series of photos in the same vein, also included above. Despite relying on expert pilots to achieve the complex aerial shots, it was the fine details of the studio photoshoots that proved most time-consuming, with nearly 12 hours spent on a single image to achieve such perfect overlap. See more over on Josephy Ford’s website. (via This isn’t Happiness)

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Nothing is as it Seems: The Art of Illusion at Science Gallery

Nothing is as it Seems: The Art of Illusion at Science Gallery zoetropes optical illusion kinetic sculpture exhibition

Nothing is as it Seems: The Art of Illusion at Science Gallery zoetropes optical illusion kinetic sculpture exhibition

Nothing is as it Seems: The Art of Illusion at Science Gallery zoetropes optical illusion kinetic sculpture exhibition

Nothing is as it Seems: The Art of Illusion at Science Gallery zoetropes optical illusion kinetic sculpture exhibition

Some of most amazing contemporary artists working in the realm of optical illusion have been brought together for a fantastic show called Illusion at Science Gallery in Dublin, Ireland. Curated by psychologist and author Richard Wiseman and researched by magician and escapologist (!) Paul Gleeson, the exhibition explores the myriad ways the mind is tricked through sensory deception. The show includes works from Roseline de Thelin, Gregory Barsamian, Matt Kenyon, Jonty Hurwitz (previously), and many more. Illusion runs through September 29, 2013.

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Lake Bondhusvatnet

Lake Bondhusvatnet Norway landscapes lakes

I want to thank photographer Bard Larsen for letting me use this amazing photograph of Lake Bondhusvatnet in Norway as the background on Colossal for the month of September. The lake is in Folgefonna National Park in southern Norway and is fed by the melting water of the Bundhusbreen glacier. Larsen’s documentation of Norwegian landscapes is enough to make you whip out the credit card and buy a one way ticket.

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Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper

Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper  rainbows pencils paper drawing

Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper  rainbows pencils paper drawing

Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper  rainbows pencils paper drawing

Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper  rainbows pencils paper drawing

Tokyo-based designer Duncan Shotton, known for his whimsical functional objects like the magnetic cloud keyholder and his Lochness monster pins, just launched a Kickstarter Project for a new kind of pencil that makes rainbows when you sharpen it. Each pencil has a 6-layer rainbow core of recycled paper (not wood) and either a white or black exterior. Shotton says the pencils will ship before Christmas.

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