Art

Glass Pixel Cell Rabbit by Kohei Nawa

September 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Japanese artist Kohei Nawa (previously) just unveiled his latest creation, a small rabbit taxidermy covered in hundreds of translucent glass beads. Nawa refers to this sculpture series as pixel cell animals, and explains that “by covering the surface of an object with transparent glass beads, the existence of the object itself is replaced by ‘a husk of light’, and the new vision ‘the cell of an image’ is shown.” This appears to be his first new pixel cell animal in nearly two years.

 

 



Amazing

Soundlapse by Fruit Bonus

September 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Using audio samples recorded from around their office, Chicago-based filmmaking team Fruit Bonus made this slick promotional clip. What a great way to show off their chops and give you an idea of what they do, so the next time you need an awesome video and some ace kalimba playing, you know where to go. Don’t you kind of wish it kept going for another minute? (thnx, amanda!)

 

 



Art

Classic Hollywood Paintings, Now in 3D Acrylic

September 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Freelance art director, designer, and painter Stefan Da Costa Gomez has been working on a series of 3D acrylic paintings featuring a number of Hollywood personalities who each met a tragic fate, the idea being that when viewed through anaglyph 3D glasses the celebrities come back to life, so to speak. The series includes paintings of Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Humphrey Bogart, and the wildly popular but ill-fated animated character Oswald who was scrapped due to a contractual fallout between Universal Studios and Disney, giving immediate rise to none other than Steamboat Willie. See many more detail shots of Gomez’s work here. Can’t wait to see more from this series.

 

 



Design

Rubber Bookshelves

September 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Sculptor Luke Hart designed this clever set of rubber bookshelves for the Sculpture House. (via behance)

 

 



Dance

Mind-Blowing Dancing by Marquese "NONSTOP" Scott

September 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This takes a moment to get started, but stick with it. I don’t think I’ve seen dancing this incredible hit the internet since clips of David Elsewhere started circulating about a decade ago. This guy achieves simply inhuman movement. Even after watching this twice, I still can’t convince myself the camera isn’t playing tricks. Who is this guy!? (via stellar)

Update: The dancer is 29-year-old Marquese Scott who goes by the moniker NONSTOP. He currently lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia and here he is doing a short interview with himself. Something tells me other people will be interviewing him from now on. The music is Foster The People—Pumped Up Kicks (Butch Clancy Dubstep Remix).

 

 



Design

Ice Typography

September 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Cameron Zotter, a design student at the Maryland Institute College of Art, made this typeface by photographing uppercase letters made of ice at specific points during the process of melting. The final image of melting letterforms is really striking, would make a nice print. See also: snow typography.(via found by james)