Art Design

Over It: 14 Miles of String

January 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This stringed typography was an experiment in collaboration between no less than eighteen Portland creatives for a 2010 show called OVER IT.

Can 18 disparate Portland artists, writers, designers, art directors, fashion designers and illustrators get together and work as a singular unit to make art? Probably not. But Chris Hutchinson, Damion Triplett, David Neevel, Jelly Helm studio, Jennie Hayes, Jimm Lasser, Julia Blackburn, Julia Oh, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Marco Kaye, Mike Giepert, Official MFG CO, Portland Foreign Legion, Scrappers, and Taylor Twist got together and tried anyway.

The result is OVER IT, an experiment in creating as a group, letting go, disagreement, misunderstanding, backpedaling and trust.

Lots more photos here. (via designspiration and aaron rayburn)

 

 



Photography

Ngong Ping’s Fog No. 1 & 2

January 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Photos of cable cars at Ngong Ping in Hong Kong by Calvin Sun, available as giclee prints over at inPRNT.

 

 



Design Food

Fruit Wrap

January 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Holiday wrapping paper from Swedish firm Happy F&B, printed with scented inks no less. Reminds me of the juice boxes by Yunyeen Yong and Naoto Fukasawa. Neat. (via the strange attractor)

 

 



Design Illustration

The Unruly Alphabet

January 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Unruly Alphabet, deftly illustrated by Aaron McKinney. This strikes me as a book that childless people with a great sense of humor would purchase and gift to their nieces and nephews, who would then execute to a T, everything depicted within the book on their parents after one reading. Or maybe that’s just my kid.

 

 



Art

Kyle Bean, Stick Insects

January 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Brighton-based designer Kyle Bean has been busier than us and he updated his portfolio to prove it with a slew of really fun work including these meticulously constructed matchstick insects (photos by Owen Silverwood). I also really enjoyed the window displays he did for Selfridges. Previously. (via notcot)

 

 



Art

Peace Strike [Update: Boy Soldier by Schoony]

January 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This is an incredible piece of work, a Hans Soloesque slab containing a child representative of Diane Arbus’ Boy with a Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park. After quite a bit of searching I’m unable to locate the artist, but it appears to be a piece submitted to Peace Strike as part of their current collaboration with Art Below via this brief interview on Don’t Panic. Anybody have some info?

Update: This piece has been attributed to Schoony. (thnx, stephen)

 

 



Documentary History Photography

Abandoned WWII Bunkers

January 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

An exceptional and chilling collection of abandoned World War II bunkers by Amsterdam-based photographer Jonathan Andrew. While some photos clearly show the decrepit nature of these 70-year-old structures, it’s bizarre how futuristic some of them appear.

 

 

A Colossal

Highlight

Ceramic Cactus Juicer