Speedy PVC Pipe Sculptures

Speedy PVC Pipe Sculptures sculpture futurism body

Speedy PVC Pipe Sculptures sculpture futurism body

Speedy PVC Pipe Sculptures sculpture futurism body

Speedy PVC Pipe Sculptures sculpture futurism body

Speedy PVC Pipe Sculptures sculpture futurism body

These whimsical sculptures by Korean artist Kang Duck-Bong are made by adhering myriad cuts of PVC pipe and covering them in a thick shellac of urethane paint. The process creates an uncanny sense of motion, the figures appearing blurred and perpetually in motion. Kang’s work is on display at Gallery 4Walls in Seoul through December 23 as part of his solo show, Disguise. A huge thanks to Cho at Gallery 4Walls for providing the imagery for this post.

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Fun with Paper: Seven Great Papercraft Projects

Over the past week or so my in-box and feed reader has been suddenly peppered with papercraft. From pop-ups to sculptures, wrapping paper to origami, it seems this paper stuff isn’t just a passing fad. I started writing individual posts for several of these and finally decided to group them together into an epic paper roundup. Enjoy.

Papercraft Pinhole Camera

Fun with Paper: Seven Great Papercraft Projects sculpture paper inspiration

Although it’s still just a prototype, this folded polaroid camera will eventually be a template for a functional pinhole camera. The handywork of UK-based Matthew Nicholson who made this great paper Leica pinhole earlier this year. (via photojojo)

Paper Parrot

Fun with Paper: Seven Great Papercraft Projects sculpture paper inspiration

I just posted about Diana Beltran Herrera’s paper birds last month, but this new parrot was too great to pass up. It seems like each new animal she creates is more complex than the last. Can’t wait to see where this goes.

Unseen Pleasure

Fun with Paper: Seven Great Papercraft Projects sculpture paper inspiration

Fun with Paper: Seven Great Papercraft Projects sculpture paper inspiration

Unseen Pleasure is paper sculpture by Paris-based David Benmussa that recreates digital sound waves on Joy Division’s famous album cover. The piece is on display at the Point Ephemere through January.

Popupology

Fun with Paper: Seven Great Papercraft Projects sculpture paper inspiration

Fun with Paper: Seven Great Papercraft Projects sculpture paper inspiration

Fun with Paper: Seven Great Papercraft Projects sculpture paper inspiration

The Popupology shop has all kinds of crazy cool pop-up-related cards from architectural structures to geometric shapes and folding space invader bookmarks. YES. Get shopping.

Inkjet Print Shoe

Fun with Paper: Seven Great Papercraft Projects sculpture paper inspiration

Fun with Paper: Seven Great Papercraft Projects sculpture paper inspiration

That’s right, paper. Artist Julie VonDer Vellen is a recent MFA graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and makes these extraordinary shoes out of ink jet prints. Via email she told me her research expands on traditional storytelling and memoir presentation where significant moments such as personal stories as well as those of friends and family are interwoven into handmade paper crafted from recycled cotton clothing. Beautiful work.

Typeforce Catalogue

Fun with Paper: Seven Great Papercraft Projects sculpture paper inspiration

Fun with Paper: Seven Great Papercraft Projects sculpture paper inspiration

Fun with Paper: Seven Great Papercraft Projects sculpture paper inspiration

A similar variation of this cover for the Annual Chicago Show of Typographic Allstars could have been done digitally, in Photoshop, with an hour or so of work. Instead, Darren McPherson and Will Miller decided to do things right and built the cover entirely by hand before photographing it, giving the book a striking visual appearance that conveys depth and care. More design like this please.

Hamburger Wrapping Paper

Fun with Paper: Seven Great Papercraft Projects sculpture paper inspiration

And last but not least, head on over to Kickstarter to check out Gift Couture’s Premium Wrapping Paper Sets, guaranteed to turn that boring stack of book presents into a greasy, mouthwatering tower of solid paper junk food.

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Dollar Broom

Dollar Broom sculpture money home currency

A new piece by currency artist Mark Wagner that redefines dirty meaning of dirty money. (via julien foulatier)

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Mark Mawson: Aqueous Fluoreau

Mark Mawson: Aqueous Fluoreau water studio ink color

Mark Mawson: Aqueous Fluoreau water studio ink color

Mark Mawson: Aqueous Fluoreau water studio ink color

Mark Mawson: Aqueous Fluoreau water studio ink color

Mark Mawson: Aqueous Fluoreau water studio ink color

Photographer Mark Mawson has published a wonderful series of fourteen new underwater ink photographs entitled Aqueous Fluoreau. The images are stunning not only for their vibrant colors but their almost sculptural appearance. His previous projects from the same family, Aqueous and Aqueous II are also incredible and worth your time. If you liked this, also check out the work of Alberto Seveso. (via behance)

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A Czech Merry-Go-Round

A Czech Merry Go Round swings stunts Prague performance art

A Czech Merry Go Round swings stunts Prague performance art

Though I lived not too far from here in Prague a few years ago, we never quite got around to enjoying the thrill of suspending ourselves from a rotating billboard, though I admit it looks pretty damn fun. Maybe next time. This particular stunt was the handy work of Vojtěch Fröhlich, Ondřej Mladý, January Šimánek, and Vladimír Turner, and if you liked this you’ll also like the Double Happiness Billboard Swingset. (via rebel:art)

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Weapons of Mass Creation

Weapons of Mass Creation war screen printing posters and prints

Weapons of Mass Creation war screen printing posters and prints

Justin Kamerer aka Angryblue re-released two of his great Weapons of Mass Creation prints with cooking and art themes and added a new one: Music. The three screenprints have editions of 150 and will sell out pretty quick so head over to his shop. (via omg posters)

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Miguel Endara Draws a Portrait of His Father Using 3.2 Million Dots

Miguel Endara Draws a Portrait of His Father Using 3.2 Million Dots stippling portraits pointillism drawing

Miguel Endara Draws a Portrait of His Father Using 3.2 Million Dots stippling portraits pointillism drawing

Wow. Starting with a goofy portrait of his father’s photocopied face artist Miquel Endara embarked on an ambitious stipple drawing, using 3.2 million dots from assorted Micron pens to recreate the image on paper. Watch the wonderfully shot video above condensing 210 hours of drawing to see how he did it and also check out his website where he has a zoomable high-res version of the image. I have a terrible feeling my dad is going to ask me for a portrait using 3.3 million dots. (via stellar)

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