Art Design

Geometric Currency Sculptures Folded by Kristi Malakoff

April 3, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I’m really enjoying these folded and pasted currency sculptures by Canadian visual artist Kristi Malakoff (previously). Each polyhedra is folded, cut and pasted together from several bills, blending the textures and colors from multiple worldwide currencies. (via my modern met)

Update: These particular pieces were designed by Tom Hull, Meenakshi Mukerji, Heinz Strobl, and Makoto Yamaguchi.

 

 



Design Photography

Gravity Defying Photography for Chocolate Trail by NAM

April 2, 2012

Christopher Jobson

First: everything in these photos, liquid typography included, is part of a single photograph, and if you don’t believe it just watch the video. This new series of ads was created by art/design collective NAM (previously here and here) for the Harbour City Chocolate Trail, a charity project for the Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation. The series uses their signature method of suspending objects and people with strings and cables to create weightless environments that appear to be caught mid-explosion. See many more photos and behind the scenes videos of the project here. If you like this style of non-digital execution, make sure you’re also familiar with Le Creative Sweatshop.

 

 



Art

The Affectionate Street Art of Alice Pasquini

April 1, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Rome-based visual artist Alice Pasquini works as an illustrator, set designer and painter, frequently traveling to the U.K., France and Spain. In a form of public art that is frequently characterized by artworks brimming with cynicism, anger, or strong political statements, her work appears at almost the opposite end of the spectrum, frequently displaying acts of love, hope, and affection. Of her work Alices says that she creates “art about people and their relationships, I’m interested in representing human feelings and exploring different points of view. I especially like to depict strong and independent women.” It’s almost impossible to make a selection of her work to share as it’s so diverse in color and subject, so I urge you to take a deep dive here.

 

 



Dance Music

A Sultry Dance Video for OK Go's 'Skyscrapers'

March 31, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Another day, another wonderful music video by OK Go. This new video for Skyscrapers features a sultry montage of dance moves through a series of colorful urban backdrops. The clip was directed and produced by Grammy Award-winning choreographer and director Trish Sie (the lady above) paired with Moti Buchboot. More than many of OK Go’s songs lately, I’m really enjoying this one and might have to pick it up.

 

 



Art

Portraits Drawn on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell

March 30, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Though I just posted a selection of envelope drawings by Mark Powell about three months ago, the guy has been on an absolute tear the past few weeks, cranking out new portraits every few days, so I couldn’t resist sharing a few more with you. Powell executes each drawing with a standard Bic Biro pen using stamped and faded envelopes that traversed the European postal system more than a century ago. See more of his recent work here.

 

 



Art

Scissors Confiscated by the TSA Welded into Spiders

March 30, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Each year the Transportation Security Administration confiscates countless millions of personal objects from travelers prior to entering airport terminals including guns, knives, foodstuffs, aerosol cans, and yes, even small scissors. Sculptor Christopher Locke has capitalized on this endless supply of in-flight contraband by welding the scissors into pretty terrifying spiders that look like something out of a Tim Burton or Brothers Quay film. What I want to know is how many Christopher Locke sculptures are confiscated by the TSA each year and what kind of monstrosity we have to look forward to. (via endless geyser of awesome)