Music

Adele’s ‘Rolling In the Deep’ Played on a Chinese Guzheng

March 19, 2012

Christopher Jobson

A masterful cover of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep played on a plucked Chinese zither called a Guzheng.

 

 



Photography

Light Skeletons and Figures Painted in Camera by Janne Parviainen

March 19, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I’m really enjoying the whimsical nature of these light paintings by Helsinki-based photographer Janne Parviainen who has been drawing skeletons and other kinds of light figures in camera for over four years. See much more here.

 

 



Dance

Electroluminescent Light Suits Create the Illusion of Stop Motion Dance

March 15, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Wrecking Crew Orchestra are a dance crew out of Japan consisting of eight men who in these videos are seen dancing with perfectly synchronized electroluminescent light suits designed by iLuminate. Keep in mind, what you’re watching is live and unedited. So much fun.

 

 



Animation

A Hand-Painted Typographic Experiment by Tien-Min Liao

March 14, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Handmade Type is a typographic experiment by designer Tien-Min Liao wherein shapes painted on her hands are transformed by gestures to create letterforms. However she gave herself a unique constraint: the painted figures on her hands for each individual letter had to be utilized for all variations of the letter, both upper and lowercase and sometimes even italic and handwritten. See more examples and the full alphabet over on Behance.

 

 



Animation

A Mind-Melting Animation for Good Books International

March 14, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Loaded with visual references to the writing of Franz Kafka and Hunter S. Thompson this incredibly slick animation was created by String Theory for online bookseller Good Books International that donates 100% of its profits to Oxfam. There’s another version including narration of Hunter S. Thompson that probably explains the visuals a bit better, but I personally found it a bit distracting. (via vimeo)

 

 

 



Art Illustration

Remarkable Animals Painted in Ink by George Boorujy

March 13, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Brooklyn based artist George Boorujy creates impossibly detailed ink paintings of North American birds and other animals, often pouring numerous photographs and visiting zoos where the animals are kept before embarking on a piece.

Boorujy challenges the viewer to confront both the animal and their preconceived notions about it. Through their gaze an interaction evolves with the wild that otherwise would have to be sought out or birthed from happenstance. However fleeting our exchanges with the wild are, an impression of their presence marks our memories. There is something mystical at play; a silent exchange that either moves us towards awareness or heightens our fear of the unknown.

George’s latest solo show, Blood Memory, opens at P.P.O.W. gallery in New York on March 15.)