Sydney-based designer and paper artist Bianca Chang (previously) creates beautifully complex typographic sculptures by sequentially cutting shifting forms out of dozens if not hundreds of sheets of paper. Once stacked, the three dimensional letterforms are born. She recently recorded this great stop motion piece for Sydney’s A4 Paper Festival. I’m really excited to see her work progressing and can’t wait to see where it leads her. (via picked by six)
While technically not “Tetris” notes, ahem, these Block Notes from SUCK UK are pretty fantastic. Maybe it’s just me but I sense a the potential here for a lot more than just leaving notes. Elaborate artwork. Stop motion projects. A ridiculously hard to read book. Pick up a pack of all 8 pads for just £7.50 while they last. (via all things cool)
Virginia-based photographer Nicholas Max is 17 years old and started taking photos … sigh … five months ago. These are among his first shots, somewhat reminiscient of the work of Brooke Shaden whom he cites as an inspiration for some of his work. There is of course some digital manipulation going on here and there, but to really fantastic effect. Nice work Nicholas, and thanks for sharing your work with Colossal.
Designer Marco Ugolini demonstrates the proper way to hold a poster within a poster within a poster etc. Via his web site:
Contribution for the exhibition Connected Project in Breda, the Netherlands, 2010. Here, I make a statement on the relation between the graphic designers and the poster as a media. This is a poster of me holding a poster of me holding a poster of me holding a poster, and so on.
The Glue Society is an independent creative collective based in Sydney and New York whose work “encompasses everything from broadcast entertainment, commercial and print advertising, film direction and graphic design to books, art exhibitions, live events, video installations and sculpture.” Their latest creation for the Sculpture by the Sea festival in Denmark is this installation entitled I Wish You Hadn’t Asked, a small house that rains nearly 200 litres of water every minute on the inside. Read more over on Creative Review. Photographs by Nicolai Lorenzen.
This weekend marked the opening of the 54th annual Venice Biennale, featuring an immense international selection of art. Quickly shaping up to be a crowd favorite is this fully-functional Pipe-Organ ATM by the artist duo Allora & Calzadilla, that plays a unique melody with every dispensation of cash. Some theorize the melody increases in complexity and length depending on the size of the current patrons bank account, something denied by officials. With constant lines forming around the pavilion in which the ATM is housed its currently experiencing withdrawals at four times the rate of an average ATM in Italy. If I withdrew money from it I’m pretty sure it would play either a single note or a sad trombone sound. Photo courtesy thefuturistics. (via art ruby)
A few days ago I received an email from Andrew Harlow telling me about a new publication he’s been working on with Sabino Aguad called Recordis Magazine. I just took the time to sit down and go through it and was I floored. It’s an impeccably curated 78-page collection of photography and other visual art including the works of Joshua Scott, Kay Jan and Shannon Rankin (all shown above), as well as seventeen additional artists. It also includes several essays and interviews, all as a free download, or a perfect bound print. You really should check it out.