I just discovered the work of Belgium-based Kris Trappeniers who describes himself as a “paper sculptor”. His delicately cut stencils are among the most complex I’ve ever seen, the twisting, curving line work creating these amazing portraits that are unbelievably finished with spraypaint.
Inner Space is a lovely series of photos by London-based Owen Silverwood that depicts miniaturized spacecraft blasting through confined aquatic landscapes. Thanks Owen for sharing your work with Colossal! (via notcot)
Armada is the latest exhibition by Jacob Hashimoto currently at Studio La Città in Verona. Hashimoto frequently uses acrylic, paper, bamboo, and nylon to create densely layered installations of translucent discs and other geometric shapes that are mounted on walls. Some of his much larger works fill entire gallery rooms or ceiling spaces. Unique to this exhibition he installed a large-scale kinetic sculpture of suspended sailboats affixed to three gently rolling lever mechanisms that cause the ships to roll gently along invisible waves. I hope dearly somebody shoots a video of this in action. (via wowgreat)
A great new video for Cold Mailman from director and animator André Chocron, shot against a number of soon to be demolished buildings in Oslo. (via your music today)
The abundance of book sculpture I’ve seen online lately is staggering, however it was refreshing to discover the work of UK-based Bronia Sawyer who colors, folds, and rolls the pages of books to create these bird and flower-like plumes of color. Via her site:
I love to take something like a book and turning it in to something visually pleasing. With book sculpture I like the fact that books are flat and square they have order but by cutting them and folding them you can create organice and random shapes. I also like to add colours but mainly for the way it looks in photographs.
See lots more work via her Flickr and website.
(via illusion and all things paper)
A great series of slow-motion ads by Jonathan Gurvit for Citröen featuring the destruction of retro blenders, TVs, and phones. (via bumbumbum)
Love this beautiful letterpress project for a band called Cupp Cave and their forthcoming Dice Pool EP. Using a Vandercook SP20 letterpress and a sheet of 676 dice they printed a limited edition of 300 prints. See more photos here.
Update: I just learned about the work of Etsy shop owner Stukenborg who’s been selling similar letterpress dice prints since early 2010. (thnx, chelsea!)