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Dice Sculptures by Tony Cragg

October 30, 2011

Christopher Jobson

British artist Tony Cragg unveiled a new die covered sculpture at FIAC 2011 in Paris last week (top three images). Cragg has created a number of organic figures using dice over the past several years as seen above, and you can see a few more here. (photos by charlotte mazalérat, daniel milliner, annie guilloret, frank alexander, and orlando henriques)

 

 



Art

Kim Hyun’s Dice Figures

June 30, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Korean artist Kim Hyun constructs these delicate figures by running wire through dice, using the plaster casts of actual people as a guide. You can click the images above for a bit more detail. (via neolook)

 

 



Design

Letterpress Dice

June 1, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Love this beautiful letterpress project for a band called Cupp Cave and their forthcoming Dice Pool EP. Using a Vandercook SP20 letterpress and a sheet of 676 dice they printed a limited edition of 300 prints. See more photos here.

Update: I just learned about the work of Etsy shop owner Stukenborg who’s been selling similar letterpress dice prints since early 2010. (thnx, chelsea!)

 

 



Art

A Portrait of Tobias Wong Using 13,138 Dice

May 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Canadian artist and designer Tobias Wong died last year at the young age of 35, or more specifically, 13,138 days. In tribute, his friend Frederick McSwain created this immense portrait of Wong entitled Die using 13,138 dice as part of the BrokenOff BrokenOff exhibition at Gallery R’Pure in NYC in memoriam to the artist during NY Design Week. McSwain via Core77:

The idea of a die itself was appropriate—the randomness of life. It felt like [a medium] he would use. Because [Tobias] was a very street-level force, I thought it was appropriate [to install] the portrait on the floor. Its not something I wanted to suspend on the wall; I wanted it to be right there on the floor where you almost interact with it.

The idea of every decision you make and everything you’ve done in your life, defines who you are. All of those days symbolically makes up the image of Tobi.

The dice were first meticulously organized into individual sheets of 361 pieces and then laid to rest free on the floor without adhesive. The time lapse above shows the process in detail. A big thanks to Frederick for providing the photos of Miller Taylor for this post. (via core77)