Design

Behold: Excalibur, the World’s Tallest Climbing Wall

November 4, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Klimcentrum Bjoeks in Groningen, Netherlands sports the world’s tallest climbing wall at just over 121 feet tall. Here’s a cool photo gallery of how it was built, section by section. My dad would see this and say, “Eh, I’ve seen bigger.” Photos above by Eric Kieboom. (via presurfer)

 

 



Art

Annie Vought Recreates Handwritten Letters with Papercutting

November 4, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Painstakingly sliced sentences by Oakland artist Annie Vought. In some of her works the lines on the paper provide a natural structure for a single piece and in others individual words are glued to pins. How obsessive compulsively awesome. See also Jill Sylvia. (via the best part)

 

 



Art

Art from Arson in Detroit

November 3, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Salvaged Landscape is the result of a collaboration between artist Catie Newell and the non-profit Imagination Station that is working to reclaim blighted areas around Detroit. Catie transformed a building that was victim to arson into a new, potentially viable space. It sounds as though once they obtain more funding the remaining charred building will be torn down around Catie’s structure and a new building could be erected to incorporate it. (via core77)

 

 



Design

Glow-in-the-dark Good Morning / Good Night Poster

November 3, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Dolce Press has teamed up with Divisionof/ to print this sweet glow-in-the-dark poster. Available in their shop. (via design work life)

 

 



History Photography

Time Passes

November 3, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Photographer unknown, posted in reverse chronological order. (via I like this blog)

 

 



Photography

Richard Renaldi Photographs Touching Strangers

November 3, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Touching Strangers is an ongoing work by photographer Richard Renaldi wherein he meets two or more people on the street who are strangers to each other and then asks them to pose for a photograph with the only stipulation being they must make physical contact in some way.

I undertook Touching Strangers as a means of bringing new complexity to the art of portrait-making. My objective was to introduce an unpredictable variable in a very traditional photographic formula; to create a spontaneous and fleeting relationship between complete strangers in front of my 8×10 camera.

It’s interesting to catch the tell-tale signs of unease in some of the portraits: the willingness to make contact with the arms, but not the palms of the hand, or the clenched fist instead of a firmly grasped shoulder. And yet many of the photos seem totally uninhibited as if the individuals had been friends for years. (thnx, Megan)

 

 



Design

Stance Socks

November 3, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Man, these are just some badass socks. Head over to Stance and get some.