Music

Autoerotique: Turn Up The Volume

April 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Some hot cakesplosive action in this new music video for Autoerotique. Directed by Miles Jay & Derek Blais
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History Music Photography

Dark Side of the Loom

April 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A photo by Aldo Cavini Benedetti modified by Redditor wormslayer to look like the iconic Pink Floyd album cover. (via @junkculture)

 

 



Art

Be Your Own Souvenir

April 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

So you’re at the museum, and deep down in the sub-basement right next to the restrooms you happen to discover an enormous machine that looks like it was pulled from the Aliens II movie set. And then you notice you can insert a dollar, and suddenly the machine whirs to life and pipes hot, neon green plasticine into a mold in front of your very eyes as you inahale noxious fumes. Within moments you’re in the possession of a bona-fide neon green submarine, a memento of your visit to the museum that smells strange for days. Be Your Own Souvenir by Barcelona-based blablabLAB is just like that, except a trillion times more awesome. Using custom software developed using openFrameworks and openKinect, visitors film themselves in front of 3 kinect sensors for a full 360-degree scan and within moments a 3D printer known as a RepRap machine spits out a little army guy version of themselves. Every museum in the world should have one of these in their sub-basement, though they can probably install this by the front door. (via vimeo)

 

 



Design

Let’s Do This!

April 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A great new letterpress print available from Heartfish Press. Printed with soy-based black ink, only $23. (via svpply)

 

 



Design

Toothpick Typography

April 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson


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Swiss design student Jérôme Haldemann was given the class assignment of creating a font based on an animal theme. The animal he received at random: a hedgehog. Behold his prickly, three-dimensional interpretation of Bodoni: TYPICK. Thanks Jérôme for sharing your work with Colossal!

 

 



Science

Computer effects without the computer

April 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A new video from Denmark-based Lasse Andersen and Rune Brink of Dark Matters uses lights, string, and other tricks to simulate computer special effects. I absolutely love this.

 

 



Art

Annie Vought

April 3, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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New work from artist Annie Vought who delicately cuts away the white space from handwritten letters and scribbles. It seems her work has increased dramatically in its scale and complexity since I posted about her last year. See her work at Unspeakable Projects in San Francisco as part of her joint show “You Are A Bitch” with Hannah Ireland through April 21.