Pressure Washed Street Art by Strook

Pressure Washed Street Art by Strook water street art plants organic

Pressure Washed Street Art by Strook water street art plants organic

Pressure Washed Street Art by Strook water street art plants organic

Pressure Washed Street Art by Strook water street art plants organic

Pressure Washed Street Art by Strook water street art plants organic

Pressure Washed Street Art by Strook water street art plants organic

So this wonderful thing showed up in my inbox. Belgian artist and illustrator Stefaan De Croock aka Strook pressure washed this awesome piece on a mossy wall outside of the STUK art center in Leuven. The non-destructive mural is all that more impressive considering it was done completely improvised without a sketch for reference, and it was the first time he’d used pressurized water to boot. Thanks Strook for sharing your work with Colossal!

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Graffiti and Acrylic Works by Robert Proch

Graffiti and Acrylic Works by Robert Proch street art people painting

Graffiti and Acrylic Works by Robert Proch street art people painting

Graffiti and Acrylic Works by Robert Proch street art people painting

Graffiti and Acrylic Works by Robert Proch street art people painting

Graffiti and Acrylic Works by Robert Proch street art people painting

Poland-based painter, illustrator, and animator Robert Proch has a style unlike anything I’ve seen before. His figures are often dramatically skewed, standing alone against vibrant planes of color or surrounded by hints of geometric patterns and shapes. See much more over on Behance.

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Harmless Weapons by Kyle Bean

Harmless Weapons by Kyle Bean weapons food

Harmless Weapons by Kyle Bean weapons food

Harmless Weapons by Kyle Bean weapons food

Harmless Weapons by Kyle Bean weapons food

Kyle Bean (previously here and here and sure why not even here) has just published some wonderful photos of harmless weapons for an article in CUT Magazine about yarn bombing and guerrilla gardening. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it seems everything this guy designs turns into pure awesome. No pressure or anything. The photos are by Sam Hofman and you can see more on Kyle’s website.

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Proteigon: A Geometric Stop Motion Short

Proteigon: A Geometric Stop Motion Short video art stop motion paper geometric animation

Proteigon: A Geometric Stop Motion Short video art stop motion paper geometric animation

Proteigon: A Geometric Stop Motion Short video art stop motion paper geometric animation

Animator Steven Briand made this wonderful stop motion animation over a period of two months while working as an intern at Partizan. I love the minimalist style that really focuses your attention on the smallest gestures and paper effects. Gorgeous work. (via vimeo)

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Jonathan Schipper’s Robotic Sculpture Simulates a Glass Bottle Hurled at a Wall

Jonathan Schippers Robotic Sculpture Simulates a Glass Bottle Hurled at a Wall sculpture robotics installation glass

Jonathan Schippers Robotic Sculpture Simulates a Glass Bottle Hurled at a Wall sculpture robotics installation glass

Jonathan Schippers Robotic Sculpture Simulates a Glass Bottle Hurled at a Wall sculpture robotics installation glass

Measuring Angst is a robotic sculptural installation by artist Jonathan Schipper that simulates the mundane act of throwing a glass bottle across a room into a brick wall. The event happens in slow motion, taking nearly 12 minutes to complete as the bottle rotates slowly through the gallery space and then gradually explodes into smaller fragments before rewinding and starting again. Schipper also famously (and somewhat infamously if you’re a car aficionado) crashed two muscle cars over a period of six days in his pieces entitled The Slow Inevitable Death of American Muscle.

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Google launches Currents, features Colossal, and there was much rejoicing

Google launches Currents, features Colossal, and there was much rejoicing colossal

Last Friday Google launched a new application for the iPad, iPhone and Android devices called Google Currents that allows you to subscribe to your favorite websites and view the content in a lovely magazine-like format. I was fortunate to be asked to kick the tires of their content publisher tools, but due to time constraints was unable to provide any valuable feedback prior to launch (so if anything is even slightly imperfect it’s entirely my fault). As a welcome surprise Google featured Colossal in their launch video, showing explicitly how to add this humble art and design site to your Currents app. How cool is that? You can download it for free right here.

Smoke

Smoke smoking people cigarettes
Giulia Muraglia

Smoke smoking people cigarettes
Lauren Peralta

Smoke smoking people cigarettes
13thWitness

Smoke smoking people cigarettes
bree

Smoke smoking people cigarettes
clichey

Smoke smoking people cigarettes
Rebecka Bjurmell

Smoke smoking people cigarettes
Salomé Vorfas

Smoke smoking people cigarettes
Alessandro Mitola

Smoke smoking people cigarettes
Florian Leroy

Though I have never smoked, I find the photography of smoking incredibly alluring. Here are nine of my favorite shots found over the past few days. For similarly themed photography posts also check out Waves and Books.

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