Art

Found Object Assemblage Portraits by Zac Freeman

November 19, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Incredibly detailed portraits by Zac Freeman constructed from thousands of tiny found objects. This appears to be all over the internets already, but definitely new to me.

 

 



Art

Gabriel Dawe’s Thread Rainbows

November 19, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Thread installations by Gabriel Dawe.

Gabriel Dawe was born in Mexico City where he grew up surrounded by the intensity and color of Mexican culture. After working as a graphic designer, he moved to Montreal, Canada in 2000 following a desire to explore foreign land. In search for creative freedom he started experimenting and creating artwork, which eventually led him to explore textiles and embroidery—activities traditionally associated with women and which were forbidden for a boy growing up in Mexico. Because of this, his work is subversive of notions of masculinity and machismo that are so ingrained in his culture.

If you like this you’ll love the work of Sébastien Preschoux. (via world’s best)

 

 



Art Design

What Wood You Say: Made-to-order Wooden Phrases

November 18, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Chicago artist Sighn, a member of the Multi Polar Projects art collective, is carving anything you’d like out of basswood (up to 50 characters) from now through December as part of a larger ITSOK project. For you treehuggers, a tree is planted in conjunction with the Arbor Day Foundation for every piece ordered.

 

 



Design History Illustration

Matt Stevens interprets the number 17

November 18, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Designer Matt Stevens uses Pantone swatches to illustrate the past 17 years. So much brilliance in such a tiny space. I think Jobs and Dolly are my favorites. (via drawn)

 

 



Amazing

Yves Rossy’s Jet-pack Aerobatics

November 18, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Earlier this month Yves Rossy became the first man in history to complete aerobatic loops with a jet-pack. I recommend doing an HD full-screen for maximum jet-pack goodness. (via devour)

 

 



Art

MUSA: A Monumental Underwater Museum

November 18, 2010

Christopher Jobson

The Underwater Sculpture Cancun and Isla Mujeres Underwater Art Museum is an ambitious project by artist Jason deCaires Taylor who has lowered some 400 permanent life-size sculptures into the water surrounding Cancun to create the largest and most ambitious underwater artificial attractions in the world.

The Museum aiming to demonstrate the interaction between art and environmental science forms a complex reef structure for marine life to colonise and inhabit. Each of the sculptures is made from specialized materials used to promote coral life, with the total installations occupying an area of over 420sq metres of barren sea bed and weighing over 180 tons. The Cancun Marine Park is one of the most visited stretches of water in the world with over 750,000 visitors each year, placing immense pressure on its resources. The location of the sculptures will promote the recovery of the natural reefs, relieving pressure on them by drawing visitors away.

Many more images available on his web site. (thnx, sara!)

 

 



Art

Modern Art Poster by Craig Damrauer

November 18, 2010

Christopher Jobson

This made me laugh out loud this morning. Great new print over at 20×200.