Salvaged Landscape is the result of a collaboration between artist Catie Newell and the non-profit Imagination Station that is working to reclaim blighted areas around Detroit. Catie transformed a building that was victim to arson into a new, potentially viable space. It sounds as though once they obtain more funding the remaining charred building will be torn down around Catie’s structure and a new building could be erected to incorporate it. (via core77)
I hope you’re excited as I am to discover the work of UK artist Anna Garforth who uses recycled and natural media to create sustainable artworks in urban spaces. Living moss into script typography? Leaves into letters? If Colossal bestowed awards Anna would walk away with a heavy post-consumer recycled trophy. (via cmykern.com)
Finland-based artist Martin Bircher has converted a European printer’s type case into an impressive grid of 125 digitally controlled LEDs. Up close it’s only possible to distinguish the abstract flicker of light, however at a distance more complex shapes take form such as news headlines, or even Betty Boop. (via quips)
[...] Washburn has moved on to newsprint and scrap wood, but what her massive, room-size architectural sculptures all share is that they’re built from the scavenged bits of the urban world in which she lives. She prizes the castoff and mass-produced—the pencils, crates and day-old newspapers that none of us much cares about—and then sorts, layers and transforms them into what she calls “spectacles of environments.”
London-based design studio Hendzel+Hunt set out to reclaim locally discarded materials such as palettes and leftover scraps from the streets and recycle them into some pretty snazzy furniture. See the whole collection. (via cool hunting)
Hot identity work for London salon Znips by mind design.
The Znips logo is inspired by locks of hair and hand-cut lettering we found in a 80s Punk fanzine. As part of the interior we designed an art piece made from chopped books curled into strands of hair resembling the curved shapes in the logo.