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Craft Illustration

Kaylee Hibbert

August 1, 2011

Christopher Jobson

UK artist Kaylee Hibbert creates three dimensional and illusional textiles using carefully stitched thread. She cites the work of Gabriel Dawe (previously here and here) as an inspiration, and is exploring the idea of turning many of her designs into a collection of hand-stitched wallpapers. (via lustik)

 

 



Animation Craft

Psychedelic Stop-Motion Clay Animations

July 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

London-based artist and animator Nicos Livesey creates these mind-exploding animations using intricately built loafs of plasticine. The colorful clay is formed into morphing and shifting geometric patterns that are revealed as he slices and photographs the cross-sections at painstaking 2mm intervals. (via fastco)

 

 



Animation Craft

A World I Never Made

July 6, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A lovely animated short by Rachel Kwak for an experimental animation class at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Her craftmanship is impressive including a number of techniques including cut-outs, hand-drawn stills, stop motion and replacement animation. (via kuriositas)

 

 



Craft

Kinetic Sculptures by Mihai Bonciu

June 28, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I love that these wiry automata by Mihai Bonciu require complex components to make such simple actions. They also seem so incredibly delicate, like winding them the wrong way could cause the entire contraption to collapse. More please!

 

 



Animation Craft

An Animated Embroidered Dog

June 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I can say with absolute certainty that in over 1,100 posts on Colossal this is the first featuring an animated gif. This is the work of Atlanta-based Aubrey Longley-Cook who created this animated dog by photographing the backside of the embroideries that it’s made from. (via lustik)

 

 



Craft Design

Concrete Lamps

May 13, 2011

Christopher Jobson

These three concrete lamps by Henrik Karlsson are truly exceptional. Via his web site:

This is the first prototypes of 3 lamps I’ve made. I wanted to work with the contrast of the clean Scandinavian design and the rough imperfect concrete. The plan is to start producing and sell these in limited edition of each design. Each lamp will be numbered and signed. Since the are handmade, all lamps will have an unique look to them. [… ] This is a personal project and I’ve done everything from design, to the fabrication of the moulding shapes as well as the moulding of the lamps myself. I’ve also taken the product photos.

The heavy, utilitarian use of concrete is an interesting take on something that is generally designed to appear light or weightless. I really hope this project comes to fruition. Click images above for details.

 

 



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Aquatic Origami

May 9, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Don’t let the rather simple geometric images above fool you, watch the video. Using small pieces of paper (just 2-3cm wide) artist Etienne Cliquet has created delicately folded origami pieces that once placed in water begin to bloom, the result of capillary action as the paper absorbs water. Beautiful. (via reddit)