Animation

Morphology

December 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This is a killer claymation test by animator Peter Sluszka. I can’t imagine how much time it must have taken to accomplish something like this. Really hope it’s part of something longer. (via stellar)

 

 



Art

Rainbow Toy Car Installation Made from 2,500 Cars

December 22, 2011

Christopher Jobson

OK toy car collectors, kids, everyone else, maintain yourself. The Toy Atlas Rainbow is a wonderful installation of 2,500 old toy cars by UK artist David T. Waller. The piece won the People’s Award at the Arts Depot Open last year. As absurdy beautiful as this thing is, don’t you just want to take a running slide into it and start playing with all those freaking cars? (via the always wonderful fasels suppe)

 

 



Illustration

Inside the Sketchbooks of Mattias Adolfsson

December 22, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The inside of Mattias Adolfsson’s sketchbook looks much better than the inside of mine. These are just a few of some fantastic spreads found in his series Flying Junk and Rococo Borg. Be sure to click the images for maximum HD sketch goodness. (via behance)

 

 



Design

Designer LEGO Taxidermy Kits by David Cole

December 22, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A few weeks ago Brooklyn-based designer David Cole quietly released a miniature taxidermy LEGO deer in his online shop. The deer was a custom design using random bricks sourced from numerous suppliers around the internet and was a natural extension of other pixelated art he had been experimenting with. Cole forward the link to a few design blogs and the response was swift and viral, selling 250 of the kits almost immediately and amassing a waiting list of nearly 1,500 people (I included the kit in my design blogger wishlist on the very fine Curbly.com a few weeks ago). The success was so great it piqued the interest of the New York Times who just today interviewed Cole about his custom LEGO designs. As of this moment the deer is once again back in stock and he’s added a lovely fox and bear to the lineup.

 

 



Photography

The Uncanny Photography of Jeremy O’Sullivan

December 22, 2011

Christopher Jobson

There are so many unexpected images in the photostream of Beijing-based photographer Jeremy O’Sullivan it was impossible to select just a handful to show you. It’s worth flipping through all 700 of his photos to discover treasures like these. (via things caught in michael’s eye)

 

 



Art

Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee

December 22, 2011

Christopher Jobson


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For the better part of three decades multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee has worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer. Among his sculptural works are two incredible series of carved book landscapes and structures entitled Biblios and The Great Wall, where the dense pages of old books are excavated to reveal serene mountains, plateaus, and ancient structures. Of these works he says:

So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are.

Laramee’s next show will be in April of 2012 at the Galerie d’Art d’Outremont in Montreal. (via kastormag)