Tag Archives: birds

Shoe Delivering Pigeons

On the cusp of launching their ecommerce site, the eco-friendly shoe brand JoJo realized shipping costs were much greater than anticipated. Looking to cut costs and satisfy customers they did what any creative entrepreneur would do: bred incredibly intelligent super pigeons to deliver shoes. The line about the shit killed me. (via polkadot)

Update: Yes internet, I am aware this is a viral advert and that a carrier pigeon is not huffing its way across the Atlantic with my new duds.

New work by Pei-San Ng

New work by Pei San Ng sculpture multiples matches fire birds

New work by Pei San Ng sculpture multiples matches fire birds

New work by Pei San Ng sculpture multiples matches fire birds

New work by Pei San Ng sculpture multiples matches fire birds

New work by Pei San Ng sculpture multiples matches fire birds

A wonderful new piece from Chicago artist and architect Pei-San Ng (previously) who makes tightly compact sculptural pieces out of matches. This latest work, a bold phoenix with an appropriate ashen tail is the most complex piece I’ve seen from her. This sculpture and some new typographical works are for sale in her shop. (via my modern met)

The Animal Kingdom

The Animal Kingdom street art painting infographics birds

The Animal Kingdom as reported by the British Ecological Society, or at least by UK street artist Mobstr. As seen on Rivington St., London. (via unurth)

Human Bird

Human Bird sculpture process installation birds

Human Bird sculpture process installation birds

Human Bird sculpture process installation birds

As part of the Edinburgh College of Art degree show this week, Gareth Wynne Fitzpatrick suspended himself from a gallery ceiling and set forth on weaving an enormous birds nest, entitled We’ve a man nest. Say what you will about the meaning or purpose, but the man has some patience. (thnx, nate!)

Book Sculptures by Bronia Sawyer

Book Sculptures by Bronia Sawyer sculpture paper books birds

Book Sculptures by Bronia Sawyer sculpture paper books birds

Book Sculptures by Bronia Sawyer sculpture paper books birds

Book Sculptures by Bronia Sawyer sculpture paper books birds

Book Sculptures by Bronia Sawyer sculpture paper books birds

Book Sculptures by Bronia Sawyer sculpture paper books birds

Book Sculptures by Bronia Sawyer sculpture paper books birds

The abundance of book sculpture I’ve seen online lately is staggering, however it was refreshing to discover the work of UK-based Bronia Sawyer who colors, folds, and rolls the pages of books to create these bird and flower-like plumes of color. Via her site:

I love to take something like a book and turning it in to something visually pleasing. With book sculpture I like the fact that books are flat and square they have order but by cutting them and folding them you can create organice and random shapes. I also like to add colours but mainly for the way it looks in photographs.

See lots more work via her Flickr and website.

(via illusion and all things paper)

Ornithology Letterpress Coasters

Ornithology Letterpress Coasters illustration home birds animals

Ornithology Letterpress Coasters illustration home birds animals

A really wonderful set of four ornithology letterpress coasters, each with a fun visual twist by London-based Ryan Todd. Lots more beautifully designed prints and shirts in his shop. (via notcot)

Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey nature documentary birds

Birds of Prey nature documentary birds

Birds of Prey nature documentary birds

Birds of Prey nature documentary birds

Exquisite bird photographs by Canadian photographer Troy Moth. His series of ocean photos, In These Waters, is also incredible. (via the best part)

The sound of finches and coat hangers

The sound of finches and coat hangers sound organic nature installation birds

The sound of finches and coat hangers sound organic nature installation birds

The sound of finches and coat hangers sound organic nature installation birds

The sound of finches and coat hangers sound organic nature installation birds

The sound of finches and coat hangers sound organic nature installation birds

From Here to Ear (v. 13) is the thirteenth iteration of an installation by French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. Primarily a sensory experience, the exhibit is meant to engage both visually and audibly as 40 finches hop delicately through a dense matrix created from hundreds of metal hangers causing vibrations and clinks that mix with the birds natural songs. Boursier-Mougenot made the rounds on several blogs last year for his audio work with finches and electric guitars. The exhibit is up through April 26. (via lost in e minor)

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