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Art Design

A Kinetic Sculpture of 15 Moving LEDs Mimics a Walking Person

May 23, 2016

Christopher Jobson

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Study for Fifteen Points. Motors, custom driver electronics, custom software, aluminium, LEDs, computer. 712 x 552 x 606 mm.

With spindly legs that look like an upturned spider, this experimental kinetic artwork by Random International relies on the viewer to watch from just the right perspective to reveal a hidden secret. Each of the 15 ‘arms’ is tipped with white LEDs that collectively move to mimic the motions of a walking human figure. Titled Study for Fifteen Points, the piece was created to examine the “minimal amount of information that is actually necessary for the animated form to be recognised as human.”

Random International are an artist collective known for their ambitious interactive installations and sculptures that incorporate robotics and data, most notably the wildly popular Rain Room. Study for Fifteen Points is the first foray into a new body of work by the group and we’re excited to see what follows. (via The Creator’s Project)

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Design

Absolute Sellout

June 9, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Absolute Sellout is a collaborative art and design project between Joshua Robin Kaplan and Benjamin Niznik that resulted in these beautifully packaged generic consumer goods that are now for sale online as limited editions.

Absolute Sellout displays a collection of consumer goods and mundane human artifacts in a minimalist gallery context. Each collection is composed of unique and often overlooked objects from the past, present, and future. Their graphic style is the intersection of ‘nostalgic futurism’ and ‘truckstop modernism’. It is the pasts idea of the future. It is both familiar and abstract. […] The re-branded items were designed as part of an exhibit entitled “Class Projects” at Partners & Spade in NYC in September of 2010. The appeal of generically branded items is that they are simultaneously modest and presumptuous. There is a charming impression of innocent idealism in the concept of a ‘Soap’ branded bar of soap.

I wish we lived in a world where all goods could be packaged as simply as this.

 

 



Design

Wooden business card case

April 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson

These oak business card cases are handmade by Masakage Tanno in Asahikawa, Japan exclusively for the Scandinavian shop Mjolk. In February the team at Mjolk took a trip to Studio Tanno where they shot photos of his woodworking studio that revealed an incredibly quality of craftsmanship, something that’s quite rare these days. (via cmybacon)

 

 



Design

Spotless Table

April 8, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Spotless Table is a fun new concept by Dutch designer Jenna Postma (previously). The surface of the side table is embedded with six ceramic coasters that can easily be removed for quick cleaning. The minimalist in me heartily approves.

 

 



Design

Note to self

March 30, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A new screenprint from Rob Reynolds available here. (via this isn’t happiness)

 

 



Design

Capello Light by Molo Design

December 22, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Inspired by the success of the awesome Love Letter Light (now sold out) the Capello by Molo Design is an LED lamp shaded by a paper cup that can be adapted for myriad uses. (via what we do is secret)

 

 



Design

Time is Money

December 15, 2010

Christopher Jobson

The Time is Money clock by ATYPYK available at selekkt. (via svpply)