Art

Original Money Origami by ‘craigfoldsfives’

February 8, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Some pretty fancy folding from Flickr user craigfoldsfives. (via make)

 

 



Photography

Anthony Goicolea

February 8, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Digitally composed images by photographer Anthony Goicolea. (via 500 photographers)

 

 



Art

Alex Dipple: Dots and Full Stops

February 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Artist Alex Dipple meticulously cuts periods, full stops, stars and asterisks from newspapers—frequently just a few millimeters wide—to create these elaborate textured collages. More on Behance.

 

 



Design

Bird Light: Hommin

February 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Oh heck yes. An attachable bird clip for lightbulbs by Hommin. (via emmas designblogg)

 

 



Design Documentary

Float

February 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Float is an upcoming documentary about the world of indoor rubber powered model airplanes. After watching it and doing some reading online, I’ve learned that the people who compete in free flight duration aeronautics are a special breed. Imagine spending 40 years of your life building self-propelled airplanes that weigh as much as a paperclip but maintain altitude for over 30 minutes. Oh, and you’d like to compete with others who do the same thing? Just catch the next flight to Serbia.

Current designs of these airplanes can fly for over 30 minutes on a single wound rubber motor, and the world record for time aloft is over one hour. These planes fly indoors, in large open spaces such as sporting arenas and aircraft and blimp hangers. The majority of participants in this hobby are over the age of 50, and the hobby itself is aging. As the digital age envelopes the younger generations, this hobby is becoming a lost art.

The goal of FLOAT is to document the hobby in its current state, and most importantly bring much needed attention and an injection of new and excited participants to help perpetuate this beautiful hobby.

According to the producers the final release date is still to be determined. As the interest in model airplanes has waned, so have the sporadic competitions from which footage can be shot, so keep an eye out at film festivals in a year or so. You can learn more about Float on their Kickstarter page. (thnx, tim!)

 

 



Illustration

Walton Creel: Deweaponizing the Gun

February 6, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Alabama artist Walton Creel uses a .22 caliber rifle to construct portraits of animals on thick sheets of aluminum, one bullet at at time.

When I decided I wanted to make art using a gun, I was not sure what direction I would have to take. I knew I did not want to use it simply as an accent to work I was doing, but as the focus. My main goal was to take the destructive power away from the gun. To manipulate the gun into a tool of creation and use it in a way that removed it from its original purpose, to deweaponize it.

(via who killed bambi? )

 

 



Photography

Window Seats by Matt Low

February 6, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Brooklyn-based photographer Matt Low has captured some great shots of people gazing out of airplane windows. (via behance)