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Match Sculptures by Pei-San Ng

October 19, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Beautiful matchstick sculptures by Chicago artist Pei-San Ng.

I am intrigued and mesmerized by the in-between state and by the fragility of the burned matches. The in-between is where the excitement happens, the point where the red heads turns to white before turning to ash, it’s the tipping point.

(via the best part)

 

 



Art Design

1,500 Nails + 1,000 Feet of String, and 5 Days of Work

October 16, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Details are sketchy but this appears to be from a 2006 exhibit in Germany called FashionPunk. More images via Behance.

 

 



Art

Portrait Artist Alexandre Farto Finds Human Faces in Walls

October 12, 2010

Christopher Jobson

UK artist Alexandre Farto using a subtractive technique to expose images in walls. (via today and tomorrow)

 

 



Art Design

The Sketchbook Project’s Official Tour Poster

October 9, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Beautiful poster for the upcoming Sketchbook Project, “It’s like a concert tour but with sketchbooks”. Snag this mofo for only $20. (via meryl friedman)

 

 



Art

Chicago’s Mobile Garden Needs Help

October 8, 2010

Christopher Jobson

The Mobile Garden is a great example of what we like here on Colossal: a mobile art installation comprised of an enormous garden in a flatbed CTA el car that would launch on Earth Day 2011 and travel for three weeks. We’ll take two.

The project is the brainchild of UIC Art and Design student Joe Baldwin who hatched the idea as part of a graduate seminar last year. One of the biggest hurdles was getting approval from the CTA which was obtained in January. The next big step is finding a corporate sponsor to sign on with Mobile Garden to fund the its construction and maintenance.

Via email Joe says that normally crowd-sourced fund-raising efforts like Kickstarter and GiveForward could be a good resource for a project like this, however the CTA is requiring a corporate partner to carry the contract for insurance and liability reasons.

So, all of you Colossal readers that happen to be CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and are interested in sponsoring an incredible project that explores urban stewardship, now is your opportunity. In all seriousness this sounds like a great opportunity for Target who seems to be sponsoring every other major art initiative in Chicago lately.

 

 



Art Design

Axis Types A Map of Chicago

October 8, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Great maps of Chicago and Boston from Axis maps made entirely from type. This took more than a couple hours in Illustrator. (via quipsologies)