Smithsonian magazine has just announced the 50 finalists from their 9th Annual Photo Contest. Over 67,000 submissions from 109 countries were winnowed down to 10 finalists in five categories: Altered Images, Americana, The Natural World, People and Travel. The public is now invited to vote through March 31st for a special ‘Readers Choice’ award, so what are you waiting for go vote!
This neon colored mutant hamburger is a new project from French paper-craft extraordinaires Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann of Zim and Zou (previously) . The piece was made for the February cover of Icon Magazine, and you can see much more over on Behance.
A towering letter ‘T’ for T Magazine’s winter travel edition by Lego artist Sachiko Akinaga inspired by Central Park. The piece took eleven days to complete, with several 16-hour nonstop shifts. (via notcot)
I’m really enjoying these vertically sliced portraits by Amanda Clyne who uses images from fashion magazines as a starting point for a rather involved process, that I’ll let her explain in her own words.
I begin my process by culling images from fashion magazines. Cropping the image into a portrait, I re-print the image on to a surface to which the printing ink does not adhere, so the image remains wet. I photograph the print as the fluid image morphs and dissolves over time. I then compose a new image from fragments of these photographs—each image each is comprised of slices of the image at various stages of dissolution. Once I have resolved the final composition, I project the basic outlines of the image onto a canvas, and use a print-out of my composition as a painting reference. Each fragment is taped off and painted separately. Because of the narrow width of the fragments (some are less than 1/4 inch wide), I usually paint every third fragment, then while I wait for those fragments to dry, I paint alternating fragments on a different painting. Some paintings require three or four rounds of painting, so I work on several paintings at once.
The results are really quite striking. Clyne will have three new works on display at Art Toronto at the end of October. Thanks Amanda for sharing your work with Colossal!
A few days ago I received an email from Andrew Harlow telling me about a new publication he’s been working on with Sabino Aguad called Recordis Magazine. I just took the time to sit down and go through it and was I floored. It’s an impeccably curated 78-page collection of photography and other visual art including the works of Joshua Scott, Kay Jan and Shannon Rankin (all shown above), as well as seventeen additional artists. It also includes several essays and interviews, all as a free download, or a perfect bound print. You really should check it out.
Designed by Belgian industrial designer Jens Praet these sleek and textured furniture pieces are constructed from shredded magazines and documents mixed with clear resin. Each of the 12 pieces was made solely from a different magazine including publications like Art in America, Details, and Fast Company. Nine of them are currently on display as part of Praet’s first U.S. solo show, Fossilized, at Industrial Gallery in Washington D.C. through February 26. (via yatzer)