World Water Day

World Water Day water ink disease animation

World Water Day water ink disease animation

A wonderful clip to promote World Water Day by French firm BDDP Unlimited. Directed by Clement Beauvais, the film is meant to spread awareness of waterborne illness that kills an estimated 3.6 million people each year by using a delicate water and ink method that “reveals what is invisible.” So well done.

Sardine Paper Clips

Sardine Paper Clips office home fish

These are fun. Sardine paper clips, $13 for a box of 30.

Sculptural Book Ads for Dutch Book Week

Sculptural Book Ads for Dutch Book Week sculpture posters and prints portraits paper books advertising

Sculptural Book Ads for Dutch Book Week sculpture posters and prints portraits paper books advertising

Sculptural Book Ads for Dutch Book Week sculpture posters and prints portraits paper books advertising

Sculptural Book Ads for Dutch Book Week sculpture posters and prints portraits paper books advertising

A series of print ads for Dutch Book Week by Van Wanten Etcetera. This years theme was the “autobiography”, so 3D portraits of Anne Frank, Vincent van Gogh, Louis van Gaal and Kader Abdollah were created from books as centerpieces for the ad campaign. Despite how striking the ads are I have to admit that they were digitally produced, and in an age when anything can be realistically created with computers I tend to get more excited about the real thing, like the works of Julia Feld. That said, the artists for this campaign clearly spent lots of time focusing on the fine details, as even the text used on the pages came from the actual books. Digital or not, this is a lovely campaign. (via behance)

A house that knits itself

A house that knits itself video art stop motion knitting animation advertising

A house that knits itself video art stop motion knitting animation advertising

A great natural gas commercial produced by Lovo Films. After a month of preparation the stop motion spot took 4 days and nights to shoot with a crew of 40. Directed by Olivier Babinet for TBWA Brussels. And here’s the making of:

(via quipsologies)

Kate MccGwire

Kate MccGwire sculpture natural installation birds

Kate MccGwire sculpture natural installation birds

Kate MccGwire sculpture natural installation birds

Kate MccGwire sculpture natural installation birds

Kate MccGwire sculpture natural installation birds

New work from Kate MccGwire (previously) who uses thousands of meticulously placed feathers to create sweeping, undulating sculptures that spill from pipes, fireplaces, and the cracks in walls like great avian oil spills. See this latest work at Soho gallery Pertwee Anderson & Gold through March 24. Don’t Panic has a great interview.

An infographic diet: tea, beer, and cupcakes

An infographic diet: tea, beer, and cupcakes tea posters and prints infographics food beer
An infographic diet: tea, beer, and cupcakes tea posters and prints infographics food beer

An infographic diet: tea, beer, and cupcakes tea posters and prints infographics food beer

An infographic diet: tea, beer, and cupcakes tea posters and prints infographics food beer

Ran into all of these today and it seemed like they should go together. First, the Taxonomy of Teas by Wendy Chan, next the 14 Surprising Facts About Beer (a $25 print) by Belancio, and lastly the Anatomy of a Cupcake (a print for $50). (hat tips to pratt, fastco, and designspiration)

The Skewed Sculptures of Evan Penny

The Skewed Sculptures of Evan Penny sculpture portraits photoshop manipulated faces

The Skewed Sculptures of Evan Penny sculpture portraits photoshop manipulated faces

The Skewed Sculptures of Evan Penny sculpture portraits photoshop manipulated faces

The Skewed Sculptures of Evan Penny sculpture portraits photoshop manipulated faces

The Skewed Sculptures of Evan Penny sculpture portraits photoshop manipulated faces

The Skewed Sculptures of Evan Penny sculpture portraits photoshop manipulated faces

Do not adjust this blog post, and no I didn’t have an accident in Photoshop. This is the recent work of Canadian artist Evan Penny who creates stretched and skewed sculptural portraits that tower over 9 feet tall. Some of his other work is actually hyper-realistic, in that he uses silicone and other materials to mimic the texture of skin and hair down to the detail of every last follicle on a large scale. In 2007 Penny began working with an advanced 3D scanning process that allows him to skew objects virtually and then print them in foam using a rapid prototyping method, using the resulting framework as a base for the rest of the sculpture. Awesome stuff.

Laurie Frick: A fine line between art and neuroscience

Laurie Frick: A fine line between art and neuroscience wood statistics paper installation collage

Laurie Frick: A fine line between art and neuroscience wood statistics paper installation collage

Laurie Frick: A fine line between art and neuroscience wood statistics paper installation collage

Laurie Frick: A fine line between art and neuroscience wood statistics paper installation collage

Laurie Frick: A fine line between art and neuroscience wood statistics paper installation collage

Laurie Frick: A fine line between art and neuroscience wood statistics paper installation collage

Laurie Frick: A fine line between art and neuroscience wood statistics paper installation collage

Artist Laurie Frick describes her work as being a fine line between art and neuroscience. Using aggregate data gathered from nightly EEG activity as a starting point she creates visual patterns and rhythms which are transformed into sprawling grids of cardboard, wood, and paper magazine fragments.

Formerly an executive in high-technology, she also holds an MBA from the University of Southern California. Using her background in engineering and high-technology she explores science, compulsive organization and the current culture of continual partial attention. The body of work for her upcoming show at Edward Cella Art & Architecture are experiments in rhythm using time studies of daily activity logs and sleep charts. Capturing the way we slice our time, waking and sleeping reflects a familiar human rhythm and replays something inherently unnoticed back into the physical world. [...] All are built from modest materials that look and feel familiar and hold a sensibility of time. Materials register with familiar texture we’ve all touched and experienced. Recycled cardboard, hand towels, junk mail, gallery cards, old paper-back book covers, and in this exhibition found wood eyeglass trays from an old warehouse in Omaha, Nebraska.

See more of Laurie’s work now at Edward Cella Art + Architecture in Los Angeles through April 2. (via c-monster)

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