Photography

Håkan Ludwigson: The Bean

February 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Since Anish Kapoor erected Cloud Gate (aka “The Bean”) at Millenium Park in 2004 I’ve probably seen thousands of images of this iconic sculpture and have definitely reached the point of over-saturation. And then I stumbled onto this wonderful shot by Håkan Ludwigson and I can’t stop looking at it. Much more of his work can be found here. (via notcot)

 

 



Art

Tara Donovan

February 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Using thousands and thousands of standard sewing pins artist (and MacArthur Foundation genius) Tara Donovan creates geometric shapes on immense canvases that appear almost blurred and atmospheric. The patience and care it must take to create these works is mind boggling. Her hand touched each pin, one by one until the canvases were filled with gentle sweeping gradients of tiny metal circles. See the work for yourself at Pace Gallery in New York through March 19th. (via fastco)

 

 



Photography

Clouds photographed 4 miles up through open airplane doors

February 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Photographer Rüdiger Nehmzow captured these photos of clouds four miles above the Earth through open airplane doors. The video does a pretty good job of showing how they did it, maybe skip ahead to 2:30 or so just before they take off. More of his incredible work here.

 

 



History Music

Holly Throsby’s worldwide collaborative music video shot on Super 8 film spanning 37 years in 11 countries

February 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A few weeks ago we established what my wife thinks of Holly Throsby and then today I discovered this new video for Throsby’s latest single What I Thought of You which may have just made Megan’s mind explode completely. Directed by Yanni Kronenberg, the video is a worldwide collaboration filmed on Super 8 by 20 people between 1974 and 2011 in Australia, America, Canada, The United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Greece, Iceland, Ukraine, Sweden and Brazil. (via theo)

 

 



Art

Alexander Farto creates etchings with explosives

February 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

After nearly 8 months of testing London-based artist Alexander Farto aka Vhils (previously) unveils this absurdly incredible method for embedding explosives just beneath the surface of walls to reveal artwork. As far as art goes this is one of the most unique things I’ve encountered this year, and my hunch is you’ll see it everywhere in a couple of hours. Make sure you watch the video. (via agd mag and stick2target)

 

 



Photography

Slinkachu: Boys Own Adventures

February 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Yet another piece emerges from Slinkachu’s March 3rd show at Andipa Gallery. Great stuff. Previously.

 

 



Design

Reusable Cup Cozies

February 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Clever reusable cup cozies for your tasty hot bevvies. Available from sewtara.