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Ludo in Chicago

August 22, 2011

Christopher Jobson

French street artist LUDO made a quick, sweeping tour across the U.S. this month with stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. His signature wheatpastes are hard to miss, often hybridizing insects and plants with mechanical objects such as tanks and airplanes. The above works photographed by Brock Brake are from here in Chicago, but head over to Arrested Motion for a broader overview of the artist and his work in other cities. Thanks to Brock and Pawn Works (previously) for hosting the artist.

 

 



Design

WWF Ads by Murilo Melo

August 19, 2011

Christopher Jobson


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I can’t get enough of Murilo Melo’s work apparently. These are two additional posters he designed for the World Wildlife Fund that show a dead tree and barren reef with their component wildlife removed and displayed alongside them asking you to imagine these ecosystems without plants and animals. Beautiful.

 

 



Art

Polygon Double Deer #2

August 9, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This is an intriguing new sculptural piece by artist Kohei Nawa entitled Polygon Double Deer #2. Photograph by Omote Nobutada courtesy Sandwich.

 

 



Design

Tree of Life Poster by Degree

July 31, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I just reached for my wallet so quickly I tore a hole in my pants. The folks over at Degree have just printed this fantastic offset lithograph print entitled Tree of Life. The rings of the tree are created with tiny animals.

This unique poster aims to highlight the responsibility we have in letting animal species thrive in their natural environment—we have a choice whether or not to preserve nature and let it grow. Specially designed to assert this crucial message, it forms the basis of social attitudes towards Mother Nature for the many people out there who want to make a difference in our world.

Printed on 9 Lives Recycled Eco Frontier 250gsm paper. Only $45. (via omg posters)

 

 



Art

Recycled Tire Sculptures by Yong Ho Ji

July 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A number of new pieces by Korean sculptor Yong Ho Ji who creates these elaborately layered and textured sculptures using shreds of recycled automobile tires. (via this isn’t happiness)

Traveling this week so posting will be regrettably light.

 

 



Art

Massimal Made from 20,000 Zip Ties

July 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

New York design firm Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (D.O.T.S.) created this Massimal for the 2011 Beaux Arts Festival using 20,000 standard white zip ties. Wait, “massimal”? The firm describes a massimal as “design objects that serve as prototypes to examine how physical form can engage the public realm. These constructs are mass abstractions of animal forms fabricated in systematic fashion from one material.” So there you go. The zip ties are meticulously interlinked creating a complex outer mesh that is then suspended in place using cables. Photos by GLINTstudios. (via designboom)

 

 



Art

Pixelated Animals by Laura Bifano

July 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

These lovely pixel animal prints by Victoria B.C.-based artist Laura Bifano seem to be selling almost as quickly as she adds them to her shop. She’s releasing a painting a day for 10 days and you can keep up with them on her Tumblr. Who doesn’t want a pixelated Honey Badger? (via drawn)

 

 

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