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Paper Mt. Hood

This paper installation of Mt. Hood by Marisa Green and Peter Bogart was on display at Portland Paper City last month, held at Disjecta Gallery. Beautiful. And they didn’t even have to put a bird on it. See also Jed Heuer’s Paper Pendleton from the same show. Photos by Laura Jennings.

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Venn Diagram Clock

About Time is a clock by RISD grad and Fulbright scholar Louie Rigano that abstracts the precise function of hour, minute and second hands to translucent, amorphous color wheels. The accuracy and function of such a clock is somewhat debatable and I would probably consider this more of an art piece than a means of making it to an interview on time. Unfortunately this is just a prototype but according to Rigano he plans to eventually put it into production. Yes, please. (via fastco)

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Armelle Caron

New York



French artist Armelle Caron abstracts urban city plans into organized components.

Caron deconstructs cities, identifies fragments, classifies blocks by size and shape. All meaning, memory, void and heritage is kept away by decontextualization. The urban assemblage of the “villes rangées” relies on analysis, order, rhythm, dimension, typology, strata.

The installed prints were accompanied by similar wooden cutouts that could then be organized similarly by visitors. (via things magazine / pytr75)

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Rorschach Poster Set

Vibrant Rorschach prints from Portland designer Matt W. Moore. I first saw these a couple days ago and the images have permanently seared themselves into my brain.

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We Have Band: You Came Out

Stumbled onto this 2009 stop motion video for You Came Out by We Have Band, it’s lovely if not slightly bizarre.

The face paint animation film is made up of 4,816 separate stills. Each and every frame was hand-painted, shot, wiped off and redrawn, slightly differently for the next frame in order to create a seamless sequence. This time-consuming process involved the band members lying still for two consecutive days in a studio.

In order to animate the singing bit, lip movement was created by animating a painted mouth on the singer Dede. This involved breaking the lyrics into phonetics and giving each sound a specific mouth shape. To make this as realistic as possible all the mouth shapes were painted on Dedes face individually and then shot. All 4,816 frames of the music video can be found on Flickr

If you’re lucky enough to live in Italy they’ll be in Milan tomorrow night and Bologna on Friday. (via polkadot)

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Monochromatic Installations by Marc Anthony-Polizzi

Love these installations by Marc Anthony-Polizzi. Gah and he’s a couple years younger than me. I quit. Many more images of this and other contemporary installations in the new book Staging Space. (via we make money not art)

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2011 Calendars by Melissa Van Hoose

Some fun and colorful 2011 calendars by Melissa Van Hoose (via designerpad).

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