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Art

Bird Boxes by John Dilnot

January 18, 2012

Christopher Jobson

John Dilnot is a man after my own heart. Using clipped illustrations of birds and months he arranges them to create beautiful dioramas within wooden boxes. Dilnot frequently lines the interiors with antique maps and arranges the birds in small flocks, setting them on perpetual cartographic journeys. You can see an archive of John’s work here and some boxes that are still available here. He also sells prints and postcards, just get in touch. Y’know, I was in a terrible New Age band in high school called Perpetual Cartographic Journeys but that’s a story for another time. (via staceythinx)

 

 



Art

Jennny Brial’s Pins and Maps

January 3, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I’m really enjoying these pin and map works by Paris-based artist Jenny Brial. Stick a bunch of pins in something, especially walls or maps and I’m generally sold. If you liked these pieces, also check out the works of Shannon Rankin, Katie Lewis and Evan Drolet Cook.

 

 



Design

U.S. Highway Routes as a Subway Map

December 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Australian designer Cameron Booth has designed a map of the United States Highway system as if it were a public transportation subway map. What a brilliant piece of graphic design. You can pick it up for just $39. (via laughing squid)

 

 



Design Photography

Jenny Odell’s Google Map People

December 12, 2011

Christopher Jobson


Delores Park, San Francisco


Delores Park, San Francisco (detail)


Pier 39, San Francisco

For the past year artist Jenny Odell (previously) has worked in the medium of Google Maps imagery to create stunning prints of cut-out ships, sports stadiums, advertising billboards, swimming pools and other meticulously assembled collections of satellite imagery minutiae. Lately she’s focused on people, specifically locations around San Francisco where they congregate en masse, their ant-like figures filling beaches and public parks. Odell erases all other details of the photos leaving behind only the human footprint. Head on over to her blog to see the images in better detail. (thnx, megan!)

 

 



Art Design

Enormous World Map Made from Recycled Computers by Susan Stockwell

November 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson

UK-based artist Susan Stockwell recently completed this gigantic world map made from recycled computer components for the University of Bedfordshire. Entitled World, the piece has been in progress since 2010 and uses motherboards, electrical wiring, fans, and myriad other components donated by Secure IT Recycling. Although Stockwell has worked with electronic components for additional projects, her work with paper is also extraordinary and has been making the rounds quite a bit.

If you liked this, also check out the work of Murilo Melo.

 

 



Design

NYC Cork Board

November 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I love this laser cut NYC Cork Board by design studio AMINIMAL, available from Supermarket for $75. (via cmybacon)

 

 



Design

Brooklyn Print by Vigilism

September 13, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Brooklyn-based artist and architect Olalekan Jeyifous has some great prints in his shop, my favorite above. Wish he made these of a few more cities.