Loving this raw, unfinished embroidered illustration work by Berlin-based artist Nike Schroeder. Via her web site:
Her work is composed carefully and extremely detailed and at the same time seemingly rough and unfinished, leaving the ends of the thread hanging out of the pictures like a possible accident. The loose thread adds an incidental component which is sometimes the result of coincedence and at other times the consequence of precise calculation. Either way the falling threads enrich the work with a movement, the association to gravity and the resemblance of possible body fluids such as blood.
Thanks Nike for sharing your work with Colossal! (via designboom)
Denver-based illustrator Jason Thielke updates his web site with new work. I’m a huge fan of his laser etchings and have featured them on Colossal previously. (via changethethought)
Oh heck yes. A mutant dinosaur boat from illustrator Nicky Engelen located in Den Bosch, Netherlands. He says there’s no plans to make it a print, and yet he taunts us.
The Cyclotrope is an ingenious short animation by Tim Wheatley. By affixing a sequence of 18 objects to the wheel and rotating at just the right speed the illusion of animation is created. Excuse me while I dismantle my neighbor’s bicycle.
A fantastic new art print from Mark Brabant of Hovering Object (previously). It’s a five color screenprint on 100lb cover weight stock paper available for just $40. (via poster district)
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Artist Sagaki Keita was born in 1984 and lives and works in Tokyo. His densely composited pen and ink illustrations contain thousands of whimsical characters that are drawn almost completely improvised. I am dumbstruck looking at these and love the wacky juxtaposition of fine art and notebook doodles. See more of his work here, and be sure to click the images above for more detail. Thanks Sagaki for sharing your work with Colossal!
Toronto-based artist Allister Lee of Studio B.I.B. has been slowly amassing an enormous stockpile of black markers in an attempt to one day hold the world’s largest collection. To celebrate his halfway point, Lee has meticulously illustrated by hand all 500 markers currently in his collection and released it as a print. The 80-lb. gloss poster is only $40 over at Studio B.I.B. (via coolhunting)
A wonderful set of illustrations by Attitude Creative which are available now as iPhone wallpapers and will eventually be produced as posters, shirts, and bags. “Archetypes is a personal project reflecting our love of space, animals and psychology. Using geometric shapes and illustrations of animals we’ve created interpretations of different animal archetypes.” (via behance)