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Art Photography

New work from Lucas Simões

August 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

São Paulo based architect and artist Lucas Simões has just uploaded a number of his signature fragmented geometric portraits cut from ten layers of photographs. I simply never get tired of seeing new work from him.

 

 



Art

Conrad Botes

August 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

For my first guest post here at Colossal, I have to share the work of one of my favorite artists of all time, Conrad Botes. Growing up in South Africa under Apartheid, Conrad’s work tackles serious issues of race and the human condition with a twist of post-pop cartoon imagery. As one-half of the brain behind Bitterkomix (the other being Anton Kannemeyer), Botes also used the format of the comic as a critique on Afrikaner culture and policy, branching into criticism of South African society in general (resulting in being banned in his own country at one time). Taking printmaking beyond simple decoration and comics beyond simple entertainment, Botes is a true example of what an artist should be.

 

 



Art

Split Pencil and Cassette Sculptures by David Poppie

August 2, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Artist David Poppie makes sculptural artworks using objects such as colored pencils, cassette tapes, matchbooks and tea bags. These pieces above are some of my favorites.

Update: It turns out the cassette tape sculptures above were actually a collaboration between David Poppie and artist Roger Sayre. We regret the omission!

 

 



Art

Time Print Machine

August 1, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Time Print Machine by designer Paul Ferragut uses standard felt-tip pens mounted to a device controlled by custom hardware using openFrameworks to draw pointilist representations of images. The marker stays in contact with the paper for a time period relative to the brightness of the pixel it’s attempting to draw, thus the “bleed” of the marker creates larger spots for darker pixels and smaller ones for lighter. Ferragut further modified the machine to create successive 4-pass CMYK drawings as well. This certainly isn’t the quickest method of drawing something with a robot, but it’s pretty darn neat. See some more detailed photos of the drawings and the machine here, and also check out his gesture drawing device. Thanks Paul for sharing your work with Colossal!

 

 



Art

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared: Commentary on the Dark Side of Creativity

July 30, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Make no mistake, this is all kinds of ridiculous, but it’s also kind of brilliant. Directed by Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling of This is It (previously).

 

 



Art Design

Rubik’s Mirror

July 29, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This mirrored Rubik’s cube is a new piece by artist Egil Paulsen out of Oslo, Norway. I have a feeling this would actually be pretty mesmerizing to fiddle with.

 

 



Art Design

Paper Skull Concept by D-Sturbed

July 29, 2011

Christopher Jobson

How wicked is this paper skull concept? It kind of reminds me of an origami Punisher logo. Details are scarce on what this actually is, but it was created by Matthieu Jacobs of the creative firm D-Sturbed. Please mass produce these.