Nicky Engelen: Dinosaur Ship

Nicky Engelen: Dinosaur Ship mutants maritime illustration drawing dinosaurs boats

Oh heck yes. A mutant dinosaur boat from illustrator Nicky Engelen located in Den Bosch, Netherlands. He says there’s no plans to make it a print, and yet he taunts us.

Candle Clock

Candle Clock light fire clocks candles

I love the concept of this candle clock designed by Nathalie Dewez. I’ve poked around quite a bit and can’t find it for sale anywhere, alas. (via notcot)

Nathalie Boutté

Nathalie Boutté paper multiples collage

Nathalie Boutté paper multiples collage

Nathalie Boutté paper multiples collage

Nathalie Boutté paper multiples collage

Nathalie Boutté paper multiples collage

Nathalie Boutté paper multiples collage

Nathalie Boutté paper multiples collage

Nathalie Boutté creates paper collages using thousands of strips of recycled tissue paper, pages from discarded novels, and most recently translucent tracing paper. The strips are densely layered like thatch on a roof, exposing just the tips that act like pixels to form larger images. Born in 1967 Nathalie lives and works in Montreuil, France. (via journal du design)

Preview for Noise

Preview for Noise stop motion film animation

Preview for Noise stop motion film animation

Preview for Noise stop motion film animation

This is a teaser trailer for an upcoming stop motion short film called Noise by Polish filmmaking duo Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski. Via their blog:

Film inspired by the theoretic work of George Berkeley and basics of synesthetic perception.
It’s a game of imagination provoked by sound. Individual sounds penetrating into the apartment of the main character relieved of their visual designates evoke images distant from its origins.

See more screens from the film here. (via lookva)

Scott Campbell, Noblesse Oblige

Scott Campbell, Noblesse Oblige sculpture paper money 3d

Scott Campbell, Noblesse Oblige sculpture paper money 3d

Scott Campbell, Noblesse Oblige sculpture paper money 3d

Scott Campbell, Noblesse Oblige sculpture paper money 3d

Scott Campbell, Noblesse Oblige sculpture paper money 3d

Scott Campbell, Noblesse Oblige sculpture paper money 3d

Scott Campbell, Noblesse Oblige sculpture paper money 3d

Scott Campbell, Noblesse Oblige sculpture paper money 3d

Incredible currency works by tattoo artist Scott Campbell as part of his latest show Noblesse Oblige that opened yesterday at OHWOW in LA. The top piece, a three dimensional skull, is comprised of a stack of $11,000 in cut, un-cut currency sheets.

Campbell expands his use of cut currency, sourcing uncut sheets of dollars directly from the United States Mint, to create large, intricate work with a sunken relief effect. One piece uses $11,000 worth of currency sheets to create an over two-foot cube, into which a three dimensional skull is carved-out. These works employ the familiar blue-collar vernacular of tattoo flash-boards – a skull smoking a cigarette, a skeleton’s hand in a provocative gesture, a single eye emitting a penetrating ray – and highlight the irony that exists within that imagery.

Learn and see more over at Arrested Motion and Slamxhype. The show runs through April 22.

Julien Vallée

Julien Vallée street art sculpture paper painting

Julien Vallée street art sculpture paper painting

Julien Vallée street art sculpture paper painting

Julien Vallée street art sculpture paper painting

Julien Vallée street art sculpture paper painting

An awesome paper sculpture by Montréal-based art director Julien Vallée made for the 2008 Illustrative Zürich festival. (via coudal)

Ah, an animated short using Lego

Ah, an animated short using Lego video art stop motion people Lego humor cars animation

Ah, an animated short using Lego video art stop motion people Lego humor cars animation

A graduate project in animation by Lee Sunghwan of Studio Shelter. Though I had trouble discerning a plot exactly, I found myself giggling a few times, this is pretty well done.

Immense paper cut tapestries by Tomoko Shioyasu

Immense paper cut tapestries by Tomoko Shioyasu sculpture process paper cutting
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Immense paper cut tapestries by Tomoko Shioyasu sculpture process paper cutting

Immense paper cut tapestries by Tomoko Shioyasu sculpture process paper cutting

Immense paper cut tapestries by Tomoko Shioyasu sculpture process paper cutting

Immense paper cut tapestries by Tomoko Shioyasu sculpture process paper cutting

Immense paper cut tapestries by Tomoko Shioyasu sculpture process paper cutting

Immense paper cut tapestries by Tomoko Shioyasu sculpture process paper cutting

Japanese artist Tomoko Shioyasu was born in Osaka in 1981 and majored in sculpture at the Kyoto City University of Arts. Her immense floor-to-ceiling tapestries are meticulously cut by hand from enormous sheets of paper using utility knives and soldering irons. Her work evokes some of nature’s most complex creations: the organic patterns of cells, the flow of water, and the forces of wind. How these are hung without tearing seems nearly impossible.

Her latest work, “Vortex” (first two images) is currently on display as part of the show Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Japanese Art at Japan Society in New York which opened today and runs through June 12. 50% of all proceeds from ticket sales to Japan Society programming including this show are being donated to relief efforts in Japan right now. Here’s a quick video about it:

(via hyperallergic, photos via karrie jacobs, kashya hildebrand, and scai bathhouse)

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