Nico Delort’s Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Artist Nicolas Delort lives and works in the suburbs of Paris where he creates evocative and imposing illustrations using ink and scratchboard. Each piece represents a moment from an unknown narrative leaving me filled with questions in the same way Chris van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick leaves you curious of the circumstances behind each image. Delort is officially represented by Shannon Associates where you can see much more of his work and hopefully hire him to illustrate a graphic novel that I will wait in line to purchase. You can also follow him on Tumblr. (via behance)

Update: An earlier version of this post referred to these illustrations as being “Unknown Narratives” which is not entirely true. Indeed several of Delort’s ink drawings illustrate key moments from the Harry Potter series or Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. Thanks, all.

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A Bird Ballet: Thousands of Birds Dance in the Sky

A Bird Ballet: Thousands of Birds Dance in the Sky birds

Filmmaker Neels Castillon was on a commercial shoot a few days ago, waiting to catch a helicopter flying into a sunset, when suddenly tens of thousands of starlings unexpectedly swarmed the sky in an enormous dance known as a murmuration. With his director of photography, Mathias Touzeris, the two filmed for several minutes capturing some pretty magnificent footage. You might recall a similar murmuration video from last year shot extremely up close and personal using a camera phone that went viral. How do thousands of birds simultaneously make such dramatic changes in their flight patterns? After tons of research, scientists still aren’t sure. The music is Hand-Made by Alt-J. (via vimeo)

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The Street Art of DMS

The Street Art of DMS street art graffiti

The Street Art of DMS street art graffiti

The Street Art of DMS street art graffiti

The Street Art of DMS street art graffiti

The Street Art of DMS street art graffiti

The Street Art of DMS street art graffiti

I’m really enjoying the street art and paintings of Brazilian artist DMS (Davi De Melo Santos) whose work I find to be humorous, hopeful, and extremely inventive. Go get lost in his paintings, murals, and this fun series of faces. (via moon83)

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Animated Music Video for Bonobo by Cyriak Using Repurposed 1960s Stock Footage

Animated Music Video for Bonobo by Cyriak Using Repurposed 1960s Stock Footage music video animation

Animated Music Video for Bonobo by Cyriak Using Repurposed 1960s Stock Footage music video animation

This new music video by Cyriak Harris for Bonobo almost defies description, but if you recall the trippy video he did for Eskmo featured here about two years ago you’ll have an idea of where it’s going. Cyriak uses mid 20th-century stock video as building blocks to create machines, robots, and other bizarre tableaus reminiscent of Terry Gilliam-esque zoetropes. I just said that. Terry Gilliam-esque zoetropes. What does that even mean? Watch the video and I challenge you to describe it any better. (via lustik)

Update: According to Jeff over at Booooooom, Cyriak was inspired by the 1981 film Tango by Zbigniew Rybczynski.

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The Mind-Warping Animated GIF Art of Paolo Čerić

The Mind Warping Animated GIF Art of Paolo Čerić gifs digital

The Mind Warping Animated GIF Art of Paolo Čerić gifs digital

The Mind Warping Animated GIF Art of Paolo Čerić gifs digital

The Mind Warping Animated GIF Art of Paolo Čerić gifs digital

The Mind Warping Animated GIF Art of Paolo Čerić gifs digital

Digital artist Paolo Čerić is currently studying information processing at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Croatia where his experiments with processing and digital art have resulted in a steady stream of fascinating animations which he publishes on his blog Patakk. Čerić tells me that he began about two years ago knowing very little about digital art or animation, but was fascinated watching other coders create art with code. For a while he simply tried to mimic other animations he’d seen, but lately has truly developed his own personal style that varies from pulsating geometric patterns to glitch art and everything in between.

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Fire and Ice: The Frozen Aftermath of a Chicago Warehouse Fire

Fire and Ice: The Frozen Aftermath of a Chicago Warehouse Fire ice fire Chicago
Robert R Gigliotti

Fire and Ice: The Frozen Aftermath of a Chicago Warehouse Fire ice fire Chicago
David Schalliol

Fire and Ice: The Frozen Aftermath of a Chicago Warehouse Fire ice fire Chicago
David Schalliol

Fire and Ice: The Frozen Aftermath of a Chicago Warehouse Fire ice fire Chicago
David Schalliol

Fire and Ice: The Frozen Aftermath of a Chicago Warehouse Fire ice fire Chicago
David Schalliol

Fire and Ice: The Frozen Aftermath of a Chicago Warehouse Fire ice fire Chicago
David Schalliol

Fire and Ice: The Frozen Aftermath of a Chicago Warehouse Fire ice fire Chicago
Robert R Gigliotti

Fire and Ice: The Frozen Aftermath of a Chicago Warehouse Fire ice fire Chicago
Robert R Gigliotti

Fire and Ice: The Frozen Aftermath of a Chicago Warehouse Fire ice fire Chicago
Darek Szupina

Fire and Ice: The Frozen Aftermath of a Chicago Warehouse Fire ice fire Chicago
Darek Szupina

It seems like just a few days ago Chicago had huge ice news, and now this. For the past few weeks things have been pretty darned frigid here in the windy city with temperatures dropping down to the single digits, and just when we couldn’t take it anymore things started to warm up, in a massive-abandoned-warehouse-bursting-into-flames sort of way. Nearly 200 firefighters were on the scene in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood to battle the blaze and incredibly nobody was injured. Temperatures were so low during the fire that water sprayed on the building froze almost instantly leaving behind a spectacularly beautiful ice-encrusted wonderland. Photographers Robert R. Gigliotti, David Schalliol, and Darek Szupina stopped by yesterday and snapped these extraordinary photos. You can see much more over on the Chicago Tribune.

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Submergence: An Immersive Field of 8,064 Suspended Lights by Squidsoup

Submergence: An Immersive Field of 8,064 Suspended Lights by Squidsoup multiples light installation

Submergence: An Immersive Field of 8,064 Suspended Lights by Squidsoup multiples light installation

Submergence: An Immersive Field of 8,064 Suspended Lights by Squidsoup multiples light installation

Submergence: An Immersive Field of 8,064 Suspended Lights by Squidsoup multiples light installation

Submergence: An Immersive Field of 8,064 Suspended Lights by Squidsoup multiples light installation

Like a pixelated holodeck, Submergence is an immersive array of 8,064 suspended LEDs built by an international group of artists and designers known as Squidsoup. This particular installation is currently on display at Gallery ROM for Art and Architecture in Oslo, Norway and is comprised of a light field with motion sensors that responds to your actions and illuminates as you move through it. The piece was created by Anthony Rowe, Gaz Bushell, Chris Bennewith, Liam Birtles and Ollie Bown and you can see many more photos here. Submergence is on view through February 13, 2013. (via juxtapoz, notcot)

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