I was genuinely excited to find these wonderful illustrations in my in-box this weekend. Neil Warburton is a designer and artist who has found creative outlets in illustration, photography, sculpture, and painting. This striking series of buildings and balloons grapples with ideas of love. Neil via email:
The series came to fruition after a troubled time I went through a few years back with a relationship, producing the work really helped me by creating something positive from an otherwise negative situation. I had been fascinated by the use of narrative within illustration for a long time and had wanted to use it in some work. The balloons represent love and have drifted into other works I have done since. Combining these with some epic repetitive architecture seemed to give the pieces real depth and a sense of time and space.
Check out more of his work via his website. Thanks Neil for sharing your work with Colossal!
This is hilarious. Designed by Kest Schwartzman of Vagabond Jewelry. (via cmybacon, all kinds of neat stuff lately)
A great shirt from Paperwhite Studio in New York. They have a bunch of fill in the blank products too. (via svpply)
Aaron Vandenbroucke collaborated with numerous street artists to create a secret art tour for his girlfriend Tamara culminating in, well, you’ll just have to watch. (via wooster)
Happy Valentine’s day folks. Snag this sweet silk-screened poster right here (only 12 of 100 left as of this posting). Also as a postcard. (thnx, megan)
These heart lamps are just awesome. And by awesome I mean, so amazing that if I saw them hanging in a storefront window I would break the glass with a nearby snow shovel (this is Chicago people), deftly pluck the lights from the ceiling and return to my underground lair of high-end lighting where I would hang them and cackle MIIINEE AT LAST!!! Ahem.
Designed by Thien Ta Trung at Periphere for Toronto’s Made at Home show, the lights were aptly inspired by the phrase “Home is where the heart is”. And they will be mine. Oh yes, they will be mine. (via hello bauldoff, mocoloco)
A great piece installed in the bottom of a swimming pool in Wiesbaden, Germany. (via wooster)