Born in California artist Shannon Rankin lives and works in Maine.
In my work I create installations, collages and drawings that use the language of maps to explore the connections among geological and biological processes, patterns in nature, geometry and anatomy. Using a variety of distinct styles I intricately cut, score, wrinkle, layer, fold, paint and pin maps to produce revised versions that often become more like the terrains they represent.
(via hard feelings)
Generally when I encounter stereographic photos they all tend to look the same to me, or it seems like an overused effect applied at will to any image simply to make it “cool”. I genuinely feel that way about tilt-shift photos lately. However when I saw Josh Sommer‘s work today I knew immediately this was something different, something better. There’s a crispness and intensity to these photos, in that they appear to have been planned from the beginning instead of having an effect slapped on afterward. Much, much more over on his Flickr, including some stereographic animations and equirectangular panoramas. (via design boom)
Every month Wired asks contributors to illustrate the edition number of their magazine. Melbourne-based design studio A Friend of Mine took the unconventional approach of working with artist Carla Grbac to weave some sexy custom type. (via design work life)
Don’t worry, I’m not going to bring politics into this blog, but this video is too freaking awesome to pass up.
Vibrant Rorschach prints from Portland designer Matt W. Moore. I first saw these a couple days ago and the images have permanently seared themselves into my brain.
Society27 is a collective of designers working together to create 27 pieces of whatever product they decide to focus on. For their first project they’ve selected shoes and Sneaker/Shoe Model No.1 is the result of months of work. Want a pair? There’s only 27 in existence (made to order) and you need to email [email protected] with your $240 ready. Not only are the shoes insanely beautiful but the carved wooden packaging and overall identity work is stunning. For the hell of it look at this sweet, splintery identity piece they put together:
(via lovely package)
French designer and architect Olivier Dollé has created this modern branch book shelf out of oak. He also has a second smaller version that is equally amazing. (via cielbleu)