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)

 

 



Design Photography

Jack Crossing

February 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

My dad has a phrase for this kind of graphic design. That phrase is “hot sh*t.” The graphic design of London-based Jack Crossing. And his Flickr. (via bodega)

 

 



Art Photography

Photocopied Walls

February 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

An installation by Andrea Mastrovito using 3,307 individual black and white photocopies that were pieced together to create the view outside the gallery walls. Incredible. (thnx, chelsea!)

 

 



Art

Kinetica Artfair 2011

February 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Several photos and videos from the third annual 2011 Kinetica Artfair going on this very moment in London through February 6.

An unusual event now in its third year, this London fair brings together kinetic, electronic, robotic, sound and light art works. […] An edgy underground atmosphere pervades the exhibition, both literally, being held in the vast basement space of the Ambika P3 gallery, and stylistically with a host of international artists who are, in the best sense, geektastic.

Photos by Alex Robertson and there’s many, many more of them. (via coolhunting)

 

 



Design

The Knit Fort: A Flexible Playspace

February 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

When I was a kid we were lucky to have a stick, an old car tire, and and on a really good day maybe some mud. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that, and there’s nothing wrong with this incredible play structure, either. The Knit Fort is a gorgeous playspace created by Matt Ganon Studio. The carefully interlinked walls allow for a flexible, organic form that can be pushed and pulled to create new shapes and spaces.

The assembly technique, similar to knitting, allows the addition or subtraction of columns responding to the site context without altering the design. Depending on the scale, the surface can remain elastic allowing the occupant to manipulate and deform the profile. The shape can be expanded or contracted to alter the apertures of the space. The participatory aspect of the surface prolongs the process of creation and allows fine tuning the boundary of the space.

If I was a kid this would cease being a fort and quickly become a permanent residence. (via ok great)

 

 



Design

Laura Zindel

February 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

There’s nothing greater than when cool things appear in my inbox … hint, hint. Awesome bowls and plates by Laura Zindel, available at Blackbird. (thnx, jeff!)