Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D-Printed Stones

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
Stone Field 00 / exp00 – simple attractor exponential field. Digital rendering.

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
Stone Field 05 / three attractors field. Digital rendering.

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
Stone Field 04 / field based on vert dist from horizontal axis. Digital rendering.

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
StoneFields 02 / polar 2d Perlin field. 3D-printed sculpture.

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
Stone Field 00 / exp00 – simple attractor exponential field. 3D-printed sculpture.

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
Stone Field 07 /simple 1d linear polar field. 3D-printed sculpture.

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
Stone Field 07 /simple 1d linear polar field. 3D-printed sculpture, detail.

Back in 2009, Italian designer Giuseppe Randazzo of Novastructura released a series of generative digital “sculptures” that depicted carefully organized pebbles and rocks on a flat plane. Titled Stone Fields, the works were inspired in part by similar land art pieces by English sculptor Richard Long. As the images spread around the web (pre-dating this publication entirely) many people were somewhat disheartened to learn the images were created with software instead of tweezers, a testament to Randazzo’s C++ programming skills used to create a custom application that rendered 3D files based on a number of parameters.

Fast forward to 2014, and technology has finally caught up with Randazzo’s original vision. The designer recently teamed up with Shapeways to create physical prototypes of the Stone Fields project. He shares about the process:

Starting from 2009 project “Stone Fields”, some 3dmodels were produced from the original meshes. The conversion was rather difficult, the initial models weren’t created with 3dprinting in mind. The handling of millions of triangles and the check for errors required a complex process. Each model is 25cm x 25cm wide and was produced by Shapeways in polyamide (white strong & flexible). Subsequently they were painted with airbrush. [...] The minute details of the original meshes were by far too tiny to be printed, however despite the small scale, these prototypes give an idea of the complexity of the gradients of artificial stones.

Watch the video above to see the sculptures up close, and you can see a few more photos over on Randazzo’s project site. If you liked this, also check out Lee Griggs.

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New Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel

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New Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel  collage anatomy

New Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel  collage anatomy

New Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel  collage anatomy

New Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel  collage anatomy

New Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel  collage anatomy

New Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel  collage anatomy

New Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel  collage anatomy

New Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel  collage anatomy

Collage artist Travis Bedel (previously) continues to make intriguing collages with imagery acquired from field guides, textbooks, and vintage etchings. Bedel, who works under the moniker Bedelgeuese, makes both physical and digital collages that form a wild amalgamation of botanical, zoological, and anatomical imagery. For the sake of context it’s important to note that Bedel’s work follows in the same vein as Argentinian art director and designer Juan Gatti who translated his love for gardening and the human form into similar collage work over the last few decades. Almost all of Bedel’s pieces are available as prints.

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Animated Cinemagraphs of City Life and Nature by Julien Douvier

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Animated Cinemagraphs of City Life and Nature by Julien Douvier gifs

Animated Cinemagraphs of City Life and Nature by Julien Douvier gifs

Animated Cinemagraphs of City Life and Nature by Julien Douvier gifs

Animated Cinemagraphs of City Life and Nature by Julien Douvier gifs

Animated Cinemagraphs of City Life and Nature by Julien Douvier gifs

Animated Cinemagraphs of City Life and Nature by Julien Douvier gifs

Animated Cinemagraphs of City Life and Nature by Julien Douvier gifs

Strasbourg-based photographer Julien Douvier utlilizes a variety of techniques to create these beautifully meditative cinemagraphs of urban life and nature. He films and edits every image with an obsessive attention to detail, a fact not lost on several fashion clients that have commissioned Douvier to bring their brands to life recently. You can follow more of his personal and commerical work on Tumblr and on Behance. (via Designtaxi, Ignant)

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Notebooks Adorned with Hand-embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns

Notebooks Adorned with Hand embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns notebooks embroidery anatomy

Notebooks Adorned with Hand embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns notebooks embroidery anatomy

Notebooks Adorned with Hand embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns notebooks embroidery anatomy

Notebooks Adorned with Hand embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns notebooks embroidery anatomy

Notebooks Adorned with Hand embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns notebooks embroidery anatomy

Notebooks Adorned with Hand embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns notebooks embroidery anatomy

Notebooks Adorned with Hand embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns notebooks embroidery anatomy

Athens-based Fabulous Cat Papers offers a wide range of hand-made notebooks with embroidered Japanese paper covers featuring anatomical, floral, and geometric designs, all stitched by hand. What you see here is just a peek, see much more here. (via Demilked, Lustik)

Mattias Adolfsson’s Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Exploring sketches and artworks by freelance illustrator Mattias Adolfsson (previously here and here) is an exercise in discoverey with a twist of insanity. The pieces are almost impossible to take in all at once, and represent a collection of bizarre stories, exaggerated characters, and manical devices, all byproducts of Adolfsson’s uniquely dense imagination. Collected here are some posters and sketchbook spreaders from the last year or so, but you can see plenty more in his Flickr stream and in this 2013 interview with Nonsense Society. He also has prints and other items available in his Etsy shop.

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Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
Ryan Rubino

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
Tobias Buckdahn

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
Ekow Nimako

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
Chris McVeigh

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
Jordan Robert Schwartz, Sean and Steph Mayo, Chris Maddison

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
Brian Kescenovitz

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
Ekow Nimako, Tyler Halliwell

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books

LEGO artist and author Mike Doyle (previously) just announced a macabre sequel to his wildly popular 2013 book, Beautiful LEGO, titled Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark. The new book examines the darker, disturbing side of brick building with 325 pages of LEGO creations organized into chapters like Creepy Crawlers, Evil Attunement, Dark Towers, Indulgences, Pits of Fire, and Riot Girls. In total, the book contains the collected work of 140 LEGO enthusiasts from around the world. It’s currently available for pre-order.

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