Intricate Laser-Cut Calendar and Alphabet by Nando Costa

Intricate Laser Cut Calendar and Alphabet by Nando Costa typography paper lasers calendars alphabet

Intricate Laser Cut Calendar and Alphabet by Nando Costa typography paper lasers calendars alphabet

Intricate Laser Cut Calendar and Alphabet by Nando Costa typography paper lasers calendars alphabet

Intricate Laser Cut Calendar and Alphabet by Nando Costa typography paper lasers calendars alphabet

Two exquisite laser-cut paper pieces by Brazilian born, Portland-based Nando Costa. The first is a laser-cut calendar that he designed in collaboration with his wife, Linn Olofsdotter that’s made from 140lb paper and takes nearly an hour to cut. The second is an alphabet poster that measures roughly 12″ square and features images of vegetation, insects, the sky and forests. Simply impeccable work and reasonably priced. Lots more fun stuff in his Etsy shop.

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The Art of Geometry

I’ve encountered a cavalcade of great geometric sculptures and installations this week, so as usual I’ve grouped them all together for your perusal. Thanks to the artists for providing information and images for this post.

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

FOLDS is a beautiful installation by David Mesguich and Valentin Van der Meulen that first appeared in 2009 at Maison des Arts de Malakoff, and again in 2010 at Art Paris 2010. The piece is made from numerous polypropylene shapes and creates a somewhat haunting anatomical amalgam of face and skull.

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

Some fantastic map folding by David Lu.

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

Titled Wandering Territory this new piece by Anna Garforth (previously) was created for the Pop Up exhibition at MOTI, and will eventually tour Europe. The piece also made an appearance on the front cover of Holland’s largest newspaper De Volkskrant. Anna, I would like to request on behalf of the entire internet that the rest of the animal kingdom be completed in this fashion.

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

Hey look it’s Anna Garforth again with her beautiful Kusudama light.

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

And lastly another beautifully folded kusudama using a world map by Jenny Brial (previously).

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Miniature Liquid Worlds by Markus Reugels

Miniature Liquid Worlds by Markus Reugels water spheres space planets optical illusion moon miniature Earth

Miniature Liquid Worlds by Markus Reugels water spheres space planets optical illusion moon miniature Earth

Miniature Liquid Worlds by Markus Reugels water spheres space planets optical illusion moon miniature Earth

Miniature Liquid Worlds by Markus Reugels water spheres space planets optical illusion moon miniature Earth

I’m loving these liquid planets by German photographer Markus Reugels. Using large satellite photos as a backdrop and a high speed camera he captures the background’s refraction through water drops. The perfectly timed shots result in these spherical representations of the Earth, Moon and Jupiter. See much more of his work here and also here. Thanks Markus for sharing your work with Colossal!

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Seed Faces

Seed Faces recycling plants paper organic home gardening faces

Seed Faces recycling plants paper organic home gardening faces

Seed Faces are little heads made from recycled paper pulp. You put the suckers in some dirt and in a few days heirloom sprouts grow out of their friggen’ faces. If you want, you can then eat them. The whole endeavor is a little quirky and weird but, purchased! Made by Kelsey Pike at the Sustainable Papercraft Studio, available in packs of 25 for $7 or 10 for $3. See also Comic Book Farming. (via the rhumboogie)

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A New Wooden Automata by Levi van Veluw

A New Wooden Automata by Levi van Veluw wood kinetic sculpture automata

A New Wooden Automata by Levi van Veluw wood kinetic sculpture automata

A New Wooden Automata by Levi van Veluw wood kinetic sculpture automata

I’ve always enjoyed the work of Netherlands-based artist Levi van Veluw, and this wonderful new Automata is no exception. The piece is made almost entirely of wood and is powered by 100 gears embedded in the base. (via faith is torment)

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17 Countries, 343 Days, 6,237 Photographs: A Five Minute Trip Around the World

17 Countries, 343 Days, 6,237 Photographs: A Five Minute Trip Around the World world travel outdoors nature

17 Countries, 343 Days, 6,237 Photographs: A Five Minute Trip Around the World world travel outdoors nature

17 Countries, 343 Days, 6,237 Photographs: A Five Minute Trip Around the World world travel outdoors nature

Last year artist and photographer Kien Lam quit his job and bought a one-way plane ticket to London. Camera in hand he embarked on an epic backpacking journey around the world shooting over 6,000 photographs that he compiled in this lovely short video set to music by William Lam. Resisting… urge… to buy… plane tickets. Beautiful work. (via stellar, gizmodo)

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New Quilled Paper Work from Yulia Brodskaya

New Quilled Paper Work from Yulia Brodskaya paper birds

New Quilled Paper Work from Yulia Brodskaya paper birds

New Quilled Paper Work from Yulia Brodskaya paper birds

I’ve been wanting to post the work of Yulia Brodskaya for almost a year and was thrilled to discover this new art piece entitled Loves Doves. Her work is unique in that it involves the placement of carefully cut, colored and bent strips of paper called quilling, giving her work a rich texture and depth. Julia was born in Moscow and now lives and works in the UK making quilled paper illustrations for some of the world’s top brands and publications. (via lustik)

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