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The 2012 Sketchbook Project Goes on Tour

June 3, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Sirpa Varis

Our friends over at the Art House Co-op are now officially on tour with the 2012 Sketchbook Project. Upcoming stops include Oakland, Portland, Toronto, Austin, London, and Melbourne among many others and I’m told lines are stretching out the door so best to get there early. The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project where participants obtain sketchbooks and are given several months to fill the pages and return them for inclusion in the traveling exhibition. Here are some of our favorites from the 2012 project, and if you’re interested I strongly urge you to get involved in the next!

Art House Co-op have also begun an ongoing series of collaborative art projects called the 10×10 Series where participants submit photography, short films, letters, and other forms of art or expression based on certain criteria or themes. As new projects launch online they fill extremely fast, so keep your eye out.

 

A. H. Greenwood

Ana Mouyis

Heather Sinclair

Linyu Yen

Pamela Wilburn

Seth Fitts

 

 

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Art Design

An Outdoor Library in Ghent by Massimo Bartolini

June 3, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I personally haven’t visited a library in longer than I care to say, but if I happened upon this public outdoor library installed in the middle of a Belgian vineyard I would be tempted to grab a cork screw and picnic blanket to make a day of it. The outdoor library entitled Bookyard was built by Italian artist Massimo Bartolini for the Belgian art festival TRACK: A Contemporary City Conversation in Ghent. Visitors are invited to peruse the stacks and are free to take any book they find for a small donation at a designated box. Hopefully they empty the shelves before it rains. (via designboom)

 

 



Art Food Photography

Brock Davis Plays with his Food

May 31, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I never tire of seeing what Minneapolis designer Brock Davis decides to do with his food. From his famous broccoli house to his gummy bear skin rug and the fantastic rice krispyhenge, he never seems to run out of ingenious ideas. The destiny of the three cucumbers sitting in my kitchen has just changed dramatically.

 

 



Art

Colorful Portraits, Hands, and Figures Painted by David Agenjo

May 30, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I just stumbled onto these beautiful acrylic paintings by David Agenjo who is a self-taught artist born in Madrid but living and working in London. He has a number of prints and several original works available over on Saatchi Online.

 

 



Art

Hyper-realistic Painting by Omar Ortiz

May 27, 2012

Christopher Jobson

A beautiful hyper-realistic painting by artist Omar Ortiz (nsfw). Such an incredible use of paint to create depth of focus and the reflection of light on skin. (via cosas cool)

 

 



Art Dance

Ballerina by Banksy

May 25, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Banksy recently updated his website with a number of new works that have been making the rounds the last day or so. My favorite new artwork is this simple piece depicting a spray-painted ballerina delicately traversing the string on the back of a picture frame like a tightrope. What fun and thoughtful execution. (via the fox is black)