Ceramics Imprinted with Patterns of Vintage Typewriter Letters by Laura C. Hewitt 

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Ceramic artist Laura C. Hewitt creates a wide range of cups, plates, and other ceramic objects imprinted with letters and numbers from old typewriter keys. The Alaska-based artist utilizes fragments from mathematical formulas, programming languages, and other science-influenced designs, all carefully applied with a variety of typewriter letters in black ink to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Hewitt shares about her craft:

Most of my work has been influenced by the dichotomies and juxtapositions of rural Alaskan living. I’m particularly interested in exploring the intersections between technology and nature, art and craft, destruction and creation. As inspiration, I look for the magical within the mundane, provoke thoughtfulness with the practical and animate the pragmatic with mischievousness.

The typographical pieces are really just the tip of the iceberg, you can see many more of her wilderness and tech-inspired ceramics in her Etsy shop. (via Culture N Lifestyle)

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Skillshare is an online learning community that includes over a million curious, creative people across the globe. The site features a growing roster of over 3,000 classes that cover topics like design, photography, and technology—all taught by respected, experienced creative professionals.

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Hands-on classes like Creating Magical Patterns offer students an insider’s look at how top creatives approach their work. The course is taught Karina Eibatova, a highly-lauded illustrator and commercial designer whose work was previously featured on Colossal. In less than an hour, Eibatova demonstrates exciting techniques in watercolor, illustration, and post-production. “It is a perfect class for designers, illustrators, or anyone who wants to learn something new,” she says.

Sign up now and use the code col99 to check out this class and get 3 months of Skillshare Premium for only $0.99.

Music and Sound Vibrations 3D Printed Into Ceramic Vessels 

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Bouncing rhythmically to a deep beat, Studio van Broekhoven’s 3D printer produces ceramic vessels scored by sound. The objects spins as clay is applied in response to the amplified noise, forging visual markings into the clay by way of audio wavelengths. The project, “Solid Vibration” was produced by spatial sound designer Ricky van Broekhoven and designer Olivier van Herpt, who have been co-producing the objects that appear almost like woven baskets.

The project developed out of the collaborators’ combined wish to host Broekhoven’s “noisescapes” as solidified objects that could physically represent his abstract tones. For each of the vessels, a specially constructed speaker rig is mounted below the printing platform to emit a low sound that will influence the printing. “A moment in time, a song, a sound, they can now become objects that encapsulate the moment forever,” explains van Herpt’s website.

You can hear more of van Broekhoven’s work here, while taking a glance at more of van Herpt’s ceramics here. (via The Creator’s Project)

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New 3D Calligraphy Exercises by Tolga Girgin 

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Istanbul-based graphic designer Tolga Girgin (previously) continues to experiment with 3D calligraphic letterforms by adding shading and photographing his pieces from just the right perspective. The effect is uncanny as the logos, words, and figures seem to curl up and hover just above the page of his sketchbook. See more by following along on Instagram.

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Centriphone: A Skier Uses an iPhone and Sling to Film Dramatic ‎360° Footage of Himself While Skiing 

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After two years of tinkering and experimenting Swiss freeskier Nicolas Vuignier just shared a video of what he calls a centriphone, a device that works like a sling to hurl his iPhone 6 through the air while he skis down a mountain. Played back in slow motion the footage is incredible as Vuignier remains perfectly centered in a dramatic 360° loop. (via Reddit)

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Shipwrecks and Deep Ocean Scenes Encapsulated Inside Translucent Whale Sculptures 

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Japanese artist Isana Yamada' s project Samsara is composed of six translucent whales mounted on thin pedestals that give each of the sculptures an illusion of movement. The whales, illuminated from within, provide a window to strange worlds locked inside their resin-coated bodies: churning submarine volcanoes, fluffy white clouds, and even polar bear skeletons that float within. The project, staged at Tokyo University of the Arts, references the circle of existence found in Buddhist traditions with each whale displaying a separate scene. The whale that represents the human dimension contains a sunken sailboat, imagery that symbolizes a difficult voyage or plight.

Yamada’s work will also be shown in an exhibition of sculptural works at the Artcomplex Center of Tokyo from March 1st through 6th. You can see more of his work on his Facebook page here. (via My Modern Met)

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