Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Paper artist and graphic designer Yulia Brodskaya first began to experiment with various ways to illustrate using paper about six years ago. In the time since she’s become a master at quilling and other sculptural techniques involving paper, landing high-profile jobs working on paper projects for fashion designer Issey Miyake, Godiva chocolates, and even Paramount films.

In her own time, Brodskaya often returns to an exploration of aging and older people, inspired in part due to fear of her own mortality, but also in an attempt to portray aging people with dignity by rendering them in brilliant color, or by showcasing their interests. There’s also an added bonus: quilled paper is an excellent medium for creating wrinkles.

You can see much more over on her website, and Brodskaya’s work appears in the new book Paper Cut: An Exploration Into the Contemporary World of Papercraft Art and Illustration.

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Timelapse of the Amish raising a giant barn in under 10 hours

Timelapse of the Amish raising a giant barn in under 10 hours timelapse Ohio barns architecture Amish

Ohio resident Scott Miller shot this timelapse video earlier this year of dozens of Amish men raising a barn. The entire construction cycle takes place between 7am and 5pm—with at least an hour for lunch—and yet the bulk of the work is done by the end of the day. Amazing to see how incredibly precise the entire endeavor is. (via Sploid)

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AVES: Playing Cards Inspired by Karina Eibatova’s Bird Illustrations

AVES: Playing Cards Inspired by Karina Eibatovas Bird Illustrations illustration games cards birds

AVES: Playing Cards Inspired by Karina Eibatovas Bird Illustrations illustration games cards birds

AVES: Playing Cards Inspired by Karina Eibatovas Bird Illustrations illustration games cards birds

AVES: Playing Cards Inspired by Karina Eibatovas Bird Illustrations illustration games cards birds

AVES: Playing Cards Inspired by Karina Eibatovas Bird Illustrations illustration games cards birds

AVES: Playing Cards Inspired by Karina Eibatovas Bird Illustrations illustration games cards birds

AVES: Playing Cards Inspired by Karina Eibatovas Bird Illustrations illustration games cards birds

Arist and illustrator Karina Eibatova (previously) just partnered with LUX Cards to create this phenomenal set of playing cards inspired by her bird and feather drawings. The cards will be printed by the United States Playing Card Company on official Bicycle card stock. The deck is called AVES (Latin and Spanish for birds) and is quickly gaining steam over on, yes of course, Kickstarter. Couldn’t back this quick enough.

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Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop  wood prints wood posters and prints illustration forests

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop  wood prints wood posters and prints illustration forests

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop  wood prints wood posters and prints illustration forests

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop  wood prints wood posters and prints illustration forests

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop  wood prints wood posters and prints illustration forests

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop  wood prints wood posters and prints illustration forests

After two years of preparation and meticulous carving, “Overlook” is an upcoming woodcut print from the minds and hands of Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth of Pittsburgh-based Tugboat Printshop (previously). The duo make some of the most stunning limited edition woodcut prints around, having churned out a number of new pieces since we last checked in including Woodcut Valley, Community, and Desert Island. The final color print of Overlook (above is just the woodblock used for printing) will be 28″ x 46″ and is available for pre-order.

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Tiny Shrimp-like Organisms Try to Illuminate the Insides of Fish That Eat Them

Tiny Shrimp like Organisms Try to Illuminate the Insides of Fish That Eat Them science fish biology

Tiny Shrimp like Organisms Try to Illuminate the Insides of Fish That Eat Them science fish biology

Tiny Shrimp like Organisms Try to Illuminate the Insides of Fish That Eat Them science fish biology

No, these aren’t light vomiting fish, though you would be forgiven for thinking so because that’s exactly what it looks like. What you’re seeing is the defense mechanism of a tiny crustacean called an ostracod, a shrimp-like organism about 1mm in size that some fish accidentally eat while hunting for plankton. When eaten by a translucent cardinalfish, the ostracod immediately releases a bioluminescent chemical in an attempt to illuminate the fish from the inside, making it immediately identifiable to predators. WHAT. Not wanting to be eaten, the cardinalfish immediately spits out the ostracod, resulting in little underwater fish fireworks. What an incredible game of evolutionary cat and mouse. The clip above is from a new show on BBC Two called Super Senses. If you’re in the UK you can watch it online in HD for a few more days. (via For Science Sake)

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Recent Stencil Graffiti from C215

Recent Stencil Graffiti from C215 street art stencils portraits murals graffiti

Recent Stencil Graffiti from C215 street art stencils portraits murals graffiti

Recent Stencil Graffiti from C215 street art stencils portraits murals graffiti

Recent Stencil Graffiti from C215 street art stencils portraits murals graffiti

Recent Stencil Graffiti from C215 street art stencils portraits murals graffiti

Recent Stencil Graffiti from C215 street art stencils portraits murals graffiti

Recent Stencil Graffiti from C215 street art stencils portraits murals graffiti

Recent Stencil Graffiti from C215 street art stencils portraits murals graffiti

Recent Stencil Graffiti from C215 street art stencils portraits murals graffiti

No matter how many times I stop to consider artworks by Parisian street artist C215 (previously) I’m left wondering just how he pulls it off. The texture, the color, the detail, all executed with stencils and spray paint on any available surface. C215 says that he frequently portrays “things and people that society aims at keeping hidden: homeless people, smokers, street kids, bench lovers for example,” though one of his favorite muses is his daughter Nina who has appeared in numerous portraits over the years. He also sneaks in references to pop culture, most notably one of the best tributes to Robin Williams I’ve seen yet.

Collected here are a number of pieces from the last year or so, you can see more on Flickr and Facebook. A retrospective of his work opens at Opera Gallery in Paris in October.

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Perspective: Artist Zaria Forman Shares the Inspiration behind Her Large-Scale Pastel Waves and Icebergs

Perspective: Artist Zaria Forman Shares the Inspiration behind Her Large Scale Pastel Waves and Icebergs waves water pastel ice drawing documentary climate

Perspective: Artist Zaria Forman Shares the Inspiration behind Her Large Scale Pastel Waves and Icebergs waves water pastel ice drawing documentary climate

Perspective: Artist Zaria Forman Shares the Inspiration behind Her Large Scale Pastel Waves and Icebergs waves water pastel ice drawing documentary climate

As part of his ongoing Making Art series, filmmaker Jesse Brass sits down with artist Zaria Forman (previously) who discusses the inspiration and intent behind her giant pastel drawings of icebergs and ocean waves.

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