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Adam Katz: All of my good ideas are battles

January 26, 2011

Christopher Jobson

For Stefan Sagmeister’s “Things I Have Learned in My Life” project designer Adam Katz spray painted 1,500 plas­tic army men and adhered them to a glass window to spell “All of my good ideas are battles” — a useful phrase to define the creative struggle. Very cool.

If you’re interested in army guys as a medium I would be remiss not to direct you to Dominic Wilcox’s War Bowls, or this impressive installation by Brett Yasko. (via design work life)

Update: See also Marco McLean.

 

 



Art Design

Over It: 14 Miles of String

January 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This stringed typography was an experiment in collaboration between no less than eighteen Portland creatives for a 2010 show called OVER IT.

Can 18 disparate Portland artists, writers, designers, art directors, fashion designers and illustrators get together and work as a singular unit to make art? Probably not. But Chris Hutchinson, Damion Triplett, David Neevel, Jelly Helm studio, Jennie Hayes, Jimm Lasser, Julia Blackburn, Julia Oh, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Marco Kaye, Mike Giepert, Official MFG CO, Portland Foreign Legion, Scrappers, and Taylor Twist got together and tried anyway.

The result is OVER IT, an experiment in creating as a group, letting go, disagreement, misunderstanding, backpedaling and trust.

Lots more photos here. (via designspiration and aaron rayburn)

 

 



Art

Zimoun Updates

January 19, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Everyone’s favorite Swiss sound sculptor Zimoun has updated his compilation video to include work from 2010. Sit back, relax and enjoy the frenetic whizzing and whirring of more modified dc-motors than you can shake a polysiloxane hose at. Previously (though admittedly he updated the same video).

 

 



Art Photography

Yang Yongliang

January 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Chinese photographer Yang Yongliang is mostly known for his photographic recreation of Chinese Shanshui paintings, however it was this installation entitled Cigarette Ash Landscape that really got my attention. (via the very fine 500 Photographers)

 

 



Art Design

Jump for my Love

January 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A great piece installed in the bottom of a swimming pool in Wiesbaden, Germany.

 

 



Art

Shannon Rankin

January 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Born in California artist Shannon Rankin lives and works in Maine.

In my work I create installations, collages and drawings that use the language of maps to explore the connections among geological and biological processes, patterns in nature, geometry and anatomy. Using a variety of distinct styles I intricately cut, score, wrinkle, layer, fold, paint and pin maps to produce revised versions that often become more like the terrains they represent.

(via hard feelings)

 

 



Art

The Luminous Earth Grid

January 11, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Luminous Earth Grid was a 1993 installation by artist Stuart Williams erected 50 miles north of San Francisco.

Luminous Earth Grid, an array of 1,680 energy-efficient fluorescent lamps, swept over 10 acres of undulating landscape, 50 miles north of San Francisco. Said the artist, “I see the project as a poetic statement on the potential harmony between technology and nature.” Over a five year period, Williams launched a rigorous fund raising campaign throughout Northern California, and raised nearly half a million dollars to realize the massive project. It was widely acclaimed by critics around the globe and drew tens of thousands of visitors.

I would have loved to see this firsthand. (via behance)