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New Portraits by Kumi Yamashita Made with Nails, Thread, and Denim

New Portraits by Kumi Yamashita Made with Nails, Thread, and Denim  thread textiles portraits nails denim

New Portraits by Kumi Yamashita Made with Nails, Thread, and Denim  thread textiles portraits nails denim

New Portraits by Kumi Yamashita Made with Nails, Thread, and Denim  thread textiles portraits nails denim

New Portraits by Kumi Yamashita Made with Nails, Thread, and Denim  thread textiles portraits nails denim

New Portraits by Kumi Yamashita Made with Nails, Thread, and Denim  thread textiles portraits nails denim

New Portraits by Kumi Yamashita Made with Nails, Thread, and Denim  thread textiles portraits nails denim

Two new portraits this morning from one of my favorite artists Kumi Yamashita (previously). The first one is part of her Constellation series titled Mana #2. The portrait is made from a single unbroken sewing thread wrapped through a dense network of galvanized nails, a process that takes several months. The second artwork, Mother #2, is part of her ongoing Warp and Weft series where Yamashita works with a panel of black denim and then meticulously cuts threads from the fabric to form an image. If you happen to be in California, both works will be in a group show from April 20th through June 1st, 2013 at Scott White Contemporary Art in La Jolla. You can also now follow the artist over on Facebook.

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Thread and Nail Portraits

Thread and Nail Portraits thread portraits nails multiples

Thread and Nail Portraits thread portraits nails multiples

Thread and Nail Portraits thread portraits nails multiples

Thread and Nail Portraits thread portraits nails multiples

Thread and Nail Portraits thread portraits nails multiples

Thread and Nail Portraits thread portraits nails multiples

Thread and Nail Portraits thread portraits nails multiples

Design duo Pamela Campagna and husband Thomas Scheiderbauer of L-able created these two intricate thread portraits using old family photographs. Each piece took nearly a month, beginning with the large family portrait using black thread and moving on to the multi-toned woman. I’m such a sucker for this kind of work, being drawn to the geometry that’s used to create the organic shapes. Thanks Pam for sharing your work with Colossal!

If you like this, also check out this album cover work for EKKO Recordings.

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Nail Packaging

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Nail Packaging typography packaging nails

I love this clever nail packaging by design student Pier-Philippe Rioux who proposed this as part of a class assignment. The nails are situated to create the numerals depicting their individual length. Brilliant. (via packaging uqam)

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Tables Embedded with up to 5,800 Nails

Tables Embedded with up to 5,800 Nails wood nails multiples furniture

Tables Embedded with up to 5,800 Nails wood nails multiples furniture

Tables Embedded with up to 5,800 Nails wood nails multiples furniture

Tables Embedded with up to 5,800 Nails wood nails multiples furniture

Tables Embedded with up to 5,800 Nails wood nails multiples furniture

Sandback furniture out of New Hampshire has a new line of baked red oak tables embedded with various floral and geometric patterns created with up to 5,800 nails. (via design milk)

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