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Crafts Design

Balloon Pin House by Clive Roddy

September 28, 2016

Christopher Jobson

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This fun new pin cushion by UK designer Clive Roddy promises to elevate your pushpin storage in a manner reminiscent of the Pixar film Up. The tiny wooden house with a large cork sphere can sit on a desk or mount to a cork-board or wall for easy storage. Currently available in his online shop.

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Animation Music

Son Lux’s New Music Video Animated with Hundreds of Pins and Rubberized Thread

May 7, 2015

Christopher Jobson

In this new music video for Son Lux‘s “Change Is Everything,” a montage of singing faces and geometric forms is set in motion with hundreds of pins and rubberized thread moved across the surface of foam boards. The clip was created by The Made Shop who used a mixture of rotoscoping and stop motion to bring Son Lux’s new track to life through 4,000 frames over a period of three weeks. In this making of clip, director Nathan Johnson details the arduous and surprisingly painful process of moving pins thousands of times. (via Quipsologies, NPR)

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Illustration

Pin and Thread Illustrations by Debbie Smyth

September 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I was floored to discover the work of UK artist Debbie Smyth who uses hundreds of needles and delicate lengths of thread to create wall-sized installations. Via her website:

Debbie Smyth is textile artist most identifiable by her statement thread drawings; these playful yet sophisticated contemporary artworks are created by stretching a network of threads between accurately plotted pins. Her work beautifully blurs the boundaries between fine art drawings and textile art, flat and 3D work, illustration and embroidery, literally lifting the drawn line off the page in a series of “pin and thread” drawings.

Incredibly beautiful work, I would love to see these up close. Here’s a video interview with Smyth as well as a timelapse of one of her most recent installations. (via joetta maue and rhumboogie)