Life in 873 Images: A Stop Motion Film Made with Stock Photography

Life in 873 Images: A Stop Motion Film Made with Stock Photography video art stop motion animation advertising

BBDO Brazil and director Cisma just released this fantastically clever stop motion video that tells the story of life “from love to bingo” for client Getty Images by winnowing through their exhaustive library of some 38 million images. The one minute clip took six months to research and animate. (via quipsologies)

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Rain: A Glass Raindrop Installation by Stacee Kalmanovsky

Rain: A Glass Raindrop Installation by Stacee Kalmanovsky rain installation glass

Rain: A Glass Raindrop Installation by Stacee Kalmanovsky rain installation glass

Rain: A Glass Raindrop Installation by Stacee Kalmanovsky rain installation glass

Rain is a 2005 installation of suspended glass water droplets by Chicago artist Stacee Kalmanovsky. She really found a perfect spot to install this, right below the giant sky lights. I bet the refraction of sunlight onto the floor and surrounding walls was gorgeous. (via behance)

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No Globes: A Smog-Filled Snow Globe that Highlights Climate Change

No Globes: A Smog Filled Snow Globe that Highlights Climate Change toys pollution climate

No Globes: A Smog Filled Snow Globe that Highlights Climate Change toys pollution climate

No Globes: A Smog Filled Snow Globe that Highlights Climate Change toys pollution climate

This limited edition snow globe titled No Globes was designed by UK firm Dorothy to protest the construction of several dirty coal-fired power stations in 2009. Instead of the idyllic miniature scene usually found inside a snow globe with an accompanying plume of white powder, Dorothy constructed a power plant spewing a disconcerting cloud of black particles. (via play)

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Cat Vs. Mantis

Cat Vs. Mantis insects cats animals

Just a phenomenal capture by Michigan photographer Brooke Pennington. I love how brave the little mantis looks in the face of the pending kitty smack down. There’s a lesson to be learned here, surely. See it larger.

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New Thread & Nail Portraits by Pamela Campagna

New Thread & Nail Portraits by Pamela Campagna thread portraits

New Thread & Nail Portraits by Pamela Campagna thread portraits

New Thread & Nail Portraits by Pamela Campagna thread portraits

New Thread & Nail Portraits by Pamela Campagna thread portraits

New Thread & Nail Portraits by Pamela Campagna thread portraits

New Thread & Nail Portraits by Pamela Campagna thread portraits

New Thread & Nail Portraits by Pamela Campagna thread portraits

Pamela Campagna of L-able (previously) just sent me some fantastic new portraits using her painstaking method of drawing with carefully placed nails and wrapped thread. I love this series just as much as the last. (thanks, pamela!)

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New Cut Paper Correspondence by Annie Vought

New Cut Paper Correspondence by Annie Vought paper

New Cut Paper Correspondence by Annie Vought paper

New Cut Paper Correspondence by Annie Vought paper

New Cut Paper Correspondence by Annie Vought paper

New Cut Paper Correspondence by Annie Vought paper

Oakland-based artist Annie Vought (previously here and here) has completed several new structural paper works created by carefully cutting handwritten text out of large sheets of paper. Of her work Vought says:

The handwriting and the lines support the structure of the cut paper, keeping it strong and sculptural, despite its apparent fragility. In these paper cutouts, I focus on the text, structure, and emotion of the letter in an elaborate investigation into the properties of writing and expression. Penmanship, word choice, and spelling all contribute to possible narratives about who that person is and what they are like. my recreating the letters is an extended concentration on peoples’ inner lives and the ways they express their thoughts through writing.

You can learn much more about these new works over on designboom and in her recent interview over on In the Make. Vought currently has work at a recently extended group show titled In Other Words at Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco.

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Masks and Heads Made from Moveable Type and Steel Hardware by Dale Dunning

Masks and Heads Made from Moveable Type and Steel Hardware by Dale Dunning typography sculpture portraits
Masks and Heads Made from Moveable Type and Steel Hardware by Dale Dunning typography sculpture portraits
Masks and Heads Made from Moveable Type and Steel Hardware by Dale Dunning typography sculpture portraits
Palimpsest. Aluminum. 27 x 18 x 9 inches

Masks and Heads Made from Moveable Type and Steel Hardware by Dale Dunning typography sculpture portraits
Masks and Heads Made from Moveable Type and Steel Hardware by Dale Dunning typography sculpture portraits
Redacted 1/1. Aluminum. 27 x 18 x 9 inches.

Masks and Heads Made from Moveable Type and Steel Hardware by Dale Dunning typography sculpture portraits
Masks and Heads Made from Moveable Type and Steel Hardware by Dale Dunning typography sculpture portraits
Soritical Maze 1/1. Steel. 28 x 17 x 11 inches.

Masks and Heads Made from Moveable Type and Steel Hardware by Dale Dunning typography sculpture portraits
Masks and Heads Made from Moveable Type and Steel Hardware by Dale Dunning typography sculpture portraits
Masks and Heads Made from Moveable Type and Steel Hardware by Dale Dunning typography sculpture portraits
Constellation 1/1. Steel. 26 x 28 x 18 inches.

Just last week Colossal featured the work of Hong Seong Jang who used the long aluminum sticks of moveable type to create miniature cities. Now we have the figurative sculptures of artist Dale Dunning who welds together lead type and other hardware to create intricate masks and heads. Of his work Dunning says:

The head that has been featured in my work for the last 13 years is a generic, simplified form not specific to gender, devoid of detail, resembling an egg. The head is universally recognized, easy to identify with. We live in our heads, see, feel, and experience the world in our head. It serves as the foundation upon which I can develop various paths to explore.

Though I’m struck by the the final shape of his figures, I find myself almost more intrigued by the processes Dunning must utilize to create them. I’m told that the last piece above, Constellation 1/1, is made from 900 welded bolts and washers and I can’t even imagine how one would embark on such a time-consuming process. You can see much more of his work here. All images courtesy Oeno Gallery. (via my amp goes to 11)

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