Art Design

The Sketchbook Project’s Official Tour Poster

October 9, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Beautiful poster for the upcoming Sketchbook Project, “It’s like a concert tour but with sketchbooks”. Snag this mofo for only $20. (via meryl friedman)

 

 



Art

Chicago’s Mobile Garden Needs Help

October 8, 2010

Christopher Jobson

The Mobile Garden is a great example of what we like here on Colossal: a mobile art installation comprised of an enormous garden in a flatbed CTA el car that would launch on Earth Day 2011 and travel for three weeks. We’ll take two.

The project is the brainchild of UIC Art and Design student Joe Baldwin who hatched the idea as part of a graduate seminar last year. One of the biggest hurdles was getting approval from the CTA which was obtained in January. The next big step is finding a corporate sponsor to sign on with Mobile Garden to fund the its construction and maintenance.

Via email Joe says that normally crowd-sourced fund-raising efforts like Kickstarter and GiveForward could be a good resource for a project like this, however the CTA is requiring a corporate partner to carry the contract for insurance and liability reasons.

So, all of you Colossal readers that happen to be CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and are interested in sponsoring an incredible project that explores urban stewardship, now is your opportunity. In all seriousness this sounds like a great opportunity for Target who seems to be sponsoring every other major art initiative in Chicago lately.

 

 



Art Design

Axis Types A Map of Chicago

October 8, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Great maps of Chicago and Boston from Axis maps made entirely from type. This took more than a couple hours in Illustrator. (via quipsologies)

 

 



Design

Made in Peckham: Hendzel+Hunt Turn Local Scraps Into Furniture

October 8, 2010

Christopher Jobson

London-based design studio Hendzel+Hunt set out to reclaim locally discarded materials such as palettes and leftover scraps from the streets and recycle them into some pretty snazzy furniture. See the whole collection. (via cool hunting)

 

 



Craft

Volmod Ceramics by Jeff Blandford

October 7, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Work by Michigan ceramicist Jeff Blandford who I met at his shop in Saugatuck earlier this summer. In the first photo he wears a 50lb backpack to aide in throwing a 300lb pot. Dag! Stuff for sale via Etsy.

 

 



Illustration

Illustrations by Nick Howard

October 7, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Bizarre and wonderful images from artist Nick Howard. (via ignant)

 

 



Design Food

Citrange Innovates on the Hand Juicer

October 7, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Citrange. A simple fancy juicer by Quentin de Coster.

Citrange is a juicer designed by and for fruit. It is a product that is innovative both functionally and formally. This squeezer is divided into two parts to better adapt to the various diameters of citrus fruit. The juice is released by cells when the latter are pressed against the walls. Then it is directed towards the central axis of the object by the funnel (which filters out seeds) before falling into the glass.