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Art Photography

Wild Animals Stalk the Streets of a Small Town in Finland at Night

September 12, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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One night while walking the streets of Porvoo, Finland with a camera in hand, photographer Mikko Lagerstedt (previously) captured the silhouette of a large cat off in the distance lit feintly from behind by a street lamp. Struck by the image, he conceived of a new series called Night Animals, where all kinds of wildlife would prowl the streets of this small Finnish town at night. As much as I want to tell you he raided the local zoo to liberate an ostrich, the images are all composites of two photos, an animal and backdrop, both shot by Lagerstedt. If you liked this also check out Shauna Richardson’s Crochetdermy.

 

 



Design

Minimals: Modular Toy Animals by Sebastián Burga

August 27, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Minimals are a new line of modular toy models currently in development by designer Sebastián Burga. The designer has been working on the wacky looking animals since 2008 and they recently won a Silver A Design Award at the A’Design Awards. While it doesn’t look like they are currently available for purchase, you can see a lot more over on Facebook and Behance.

 

 



Art Photography

Second Skins: Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas

August 13, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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When first encountering this body of photographs Madrid-based advertising and industrial photographer Miguel Vallinas it’s easy to view it as a familiar “animals dressed as people” project. But as you look closer you realize it’s quite a bit more than that. Aside from the solid retouching, lighting and overall execution, Vallinas took this anthropomorphic project a bit further and imagined what the fully-realized wardrobe of each animal might look like if it were wearing human clothes.

Titled Segundas Pieles (Second Skins), the ongoing series includes some 50+ animals whose personalities seem to be perfectly amplified by their pitch-perfect attire, making the portaits just a bit more human than animal. I’m pretty sure the hipster bird in the cardigan works at a coffee shop by my house. The work is a sister project to another series called simply Pieles where the photographer portrays himself in a wide range of professions. (via lustik)

 

 



Art

An Elephant-Octopus Mural on the Streets of London by Alexis Diaz

July 23, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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This awesome hybrid elephant-octopus was just completed this week by Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz. Comprised of thousands of tiny brushstrokes, the mural took a week to paint and you can see it yourself on Hanbury Street off Brick Lane. Chicago artist Phineas X. Jones also conceived of an “octophant” which has had numerous incarnations over the years. (via StreetArtNews)

 

 



Art

Urban Herd: Air Rifle BB Taxidermy by Courtney Timmermans

July 11, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Using thousands of air rifle BBS artist Courtney Timmermans creates impressive taxidermy heads of wild animals. The body of work titled Urban Herd will be on view here in Chicago starting tomorrow at Jean Albano Gallery and will run through August 24th.

 

 



Photography

Jellyfish Photographed Against the Sky by Alexander Semenov

July 8, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Photographer Alexander Semenov (previously) who is well known for his documentation of oceanic wildlife, recently turned his camera upward and captured some fascinating photographs of jellyfish against the clouds and various sunsets. In some instances the water was so clear appears as if the animals are practically hovering in the sky. See much more over on Flickr.