Photography

Gravity Defying Li Wei

October 27, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Wonderful photos by Chinese photographer Li Wei. His projects include dozens of site-specific performance pieces that depict bizarre events such as a head flying solo around Beijing or bodies lodged in car windows and walls. His web site appears to be running on a toaster though, so be prepared to wait a bit.

 

 



Art Design History

Kyle Bean, Mobile Evolution

October 27, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Digging Kyle Bean’s mobile evolution Russian doll project. If you’re interested, Kyle makes many more incredible things out of a paper. (via bldg//wlf)

 

 



Design

Posters Printed with Oil from the BP Spill

October 26, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Anthony Burrill (previously) has designed a poster that’s being screenprinted with oil salvaged from the BP spill.

Anthony Burrill has made a new series of limited-edition posters, printed in BP oil from the ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Profits go to the ‘Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana’. The oil was collected direct from the polluted beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana.

More info over at Eye blog. (via @whatkatiedoes)

 

 



Art

Thread Installations by Sébastien Preschoux

October 26, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Sébastien Preschoux creates intricate installations in natural environments using hundreds of feet of multi-colored string. A quote from Preschoux from trendland:

Nowadays, the new generation disposes of images as a industrial rapidity and they are not asking themselves about where these things are coming from. Is it handmade or is it an electronic work? When they are faced with creating handmade work, they realize the labor and time it takes. The result is way more important than a printed work that is, easily reproduced. In my opinion, art makes sense if it is the result of the human hand.

Learn more and see many more installations via his web site Man vs Machine. (via bumbumbum)