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Wind Drawings

September 6, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Artist and architect Peter Jellitsch created this series of pen and ink drawings entitled STB based on algorithms that predict how air will move through highrise buildings.

STB means Streambody, this series is based on a motion algorithm that is used in architectural practice to simulate wind directions and the force of air that arrives at highrise buildings. I have experimented with this program, and the outcome was solid bubbles which I have then redrawn with the directions that they had. The degree denotation that my title has (for example: STB/S02/90°) is explaining the turn of the wind-force hitting the object.

Read more over on Triangulation.

 

 



Art

Jennifer Collier’s Paper Devices

September 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

UK-based Jennifer Collier crafts these impeccably detailed devices using cardboard, thread, and road maps. Her work will be on display September 22-28 at the Origin Craft Fair and you can see many more details shots here (requires horizontal scroll). (via junk culture)

 

 



Art Music Photography

Cassette Tape Cyanotypes

September 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

New-York based artist Christian Marclay is a visual artist and composer who explores the intersection of sound recording and photography.

As a performer and sound artist Christian Marclay has been experimenting, composing and performing with phonograph records and turntables since 1979 to create his unique “theater of found sound.” A dadaist DJ and filmmaker, his installations and video/film collages display provocative musical and visual landscapes. He was born in California, raised in Switzerland and now works between New York and London.

These striking blue cyanotypes are made by resting cassette tapes on photosensitive paper, like a photogram, and making multiple exposures with a light source. (via ex-chamber)

 

 



Art Photography

Boooooooooks!

September 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson


Photo by Melchior Tersen via Andrew Harlow.


Books suspended above an entrance to the Istanbul modern art museum by Hanif Shoaei via Designspiration.


A window display for Harvey Nichols in Manchester via Lusik.


A mobile pop-up bookstore installation by NAM via Spoon and Tamago.


Book installation by Miler Lagos via CollabCubed.


Photograph by Angélica Vis.


Photograph by Stephen Beadles (previously). His comment: “Well this took forever.”


One of many awesome pieces by Betsy of Exploded Library (thnx, Gretchen).

Bookshelf wallpaper at the home of Abigail Ahern via The Selby.

Just a roundup of cool book-related things I’ve seen lately. Am I missing anything awesome?

If you liked this, see also: Waaaaaaaves!

 

 



Art

Skull Nickels

September 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

My friend Ben (previously) shot me a link to this article about carved coins called Hobo Nickels. Although the history of carving miniature bas relief sculptures into coins stretches back to the 18th century if not earlier, it was greatly popularized in the early 20th century with the introduction of the Buffalo nickel. This particular coin was minted using soft metal and was imprinted with the portrait of an indian with bold features, making it easier to deface and transform into the portraits of other people, animals, or even scenery. Add to that the idle hands of unemployed artists during the depression (thus, “hobo”) and soon a flood of curious numismatic treasures were born. Most of the images on hobo nickels are too folk artsy for my taste, however a number of artists etched away the flesh of the subject to reveal these awesomely macabre skulls. Hobo nickel carving remains a popular hobby today and it even has a society. Don’t you wish we had actual money that looked like this? Images linked to their sources, most of which are live Ebay auctions. (thnx, ben!)

 

 



Art

Enormous Cows Made from Recycled Car Parts

September 3, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The education section of Helsinki-based sculptor Miina Äkkijyrkkä’s CV is very telling, it reads: 1965-1966 Equine College Ypäjä; 1967-1968 Dairy Farming School of North-Savo; 1969-1973 The School of the Fine Arts of Finland. Meaning that for the better part of nearly 50 years Äkkijyrkkä has been working with cows, both in their care and using them as a muse in her lengthy career as an artist. Indeed, a section of her website reads “Models” and links to a gallery of nothing but cows. Her sculptures are immense. She purchases dozens of used vehicles from dealers around Finland and uses the colorful scraps to form these towering bovines that at times look coincidentally like an At At from Star Wars. Although a completely different artform, this symbiosis of cow and human reminded me of Miru Kim (nsfw) who famously photographs herself nude with pigs; the photos are really quite stunning. (via illusion, photos by juha metso)

 

 



Art Photography

Felix von der Weppen

September 1, 2011

Christopher Jobson

German artist Felix von der Weppen just posted these striking images from a work in progress. Can’t wait to see where he goes with this. If you haven’t seen his birth sculpture that involves an exploding ostrich egg lit from the inside, you should definitely check it out. (via behance)