Food

Flatten: An Experimental Video Exploring the Shape of Flattened Food

June 5, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I’m loving the concept of this experimental video by Dutch artists Hugo de Kok and Kay van Vree that explores the shapes and forms of popular foods when flattened. (via vimeo)

 

 



Art Food

Melting Ice Cream Truck by the Glue Society

June 5, 2012

Christopher Jobson

As a kid, the summertime tragedy of dropping newly scooped ice cream on the sweltering hot ground is comparable to few other horrors, except maybe this sculpture by the Glue Society. The melting ice cream truck is a sculpture titled Hot With The Chance of Late Storm that was unveiled at the 2006 Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney. Quick, somebody get a giant spoon. (via ian brooks)

 

 



Art

Hung Out to Dry

June 4, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Here’s a fun installation photographed last year from a 2011 international arts festival in Munster, Germany called Flurstücke 011. The piece was part of a performance/spectacle by a group called Generik Vapeur. Photo by Ingeborg. (via street art in germany)

 

 



Photography

Aqueous Electro: New Underwater Ink Photos by Mark Mawson

June 4, 2012

Christopher Jobson

UK photographer Mark Mawson (previously) continues his exploration of color, ink, and water with this killer new collection of photographs titled Aqueous Electro. The photographs are the fourth in a serious including Aqueous Fluoreau, Aqueous I, and Aqueous II.

 

 



Art Illustration

The 2012 Sketchbook Project Goes on Tour

June 3, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Sirpa Varis

Our friends over at the Art House Co-op are now officially on tour with the 2012 Sketchbook Project. Upcoming stops include Oakland, Portland, Toronto, Austin, London, and Melbourne among many others and I’m told lines are stretching out the door so best to get there early. The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project where participants obtain sketchbooks and are given several months to fill the pages and return them for inclusion in the traveling exhibition. Above are some of my favorites from the 2012 project and if you’re interested I strongly urge you to get involved in the 2013 project.

Not content to rest on the massive success of the Sketchbook Project, Art House Co-op have also begun an ongoing series of collaborative art projects called the 10×10 Series where participants submit photography, short films, letters, and other forms of art or expression based on certain criteria or themes. As new projects launch online they fill extremely fast so keep your eye out.

A. H. Greenwood

Ana Mouyis

Heather Sinclair

Linyu Yen

Pamela Wilburn

Seth Fitts

 

 



Art Design

An Outdoor Library in Ghent by Massimo Bartolini

June 3, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I personally haven’t visited a library in longer than I care to say, but if I happened upon this public outdoor library installed in the middle of a Belgian vineyard I would be tempted to grab a cork screw and picnic blanket to make a day of it. The outdoor library entitled Bookyard was built by Italian artist Massimo Bartolini for the Belgian art festival TRACK: A Contemporary City Conversation in Ghent. Visitors are invited to peruse the stacks and are free to take any book they find for a small donation at a designated box. Hopefully they empty the shelves before it rains. (via designboom)

 

 

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