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An Eleven-Story-Tall Tree Hugger Sprouts on the Side of a Building in Chile

December 15, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

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Italian artist Francesco Camillo Giogino, or Millo (previously here and here), has painted his latest sky-high mural in the heart of Chile. Never Give Up, created in his signature cartoonish style, features a female figure in the forefront clutching the trunk of a tree. The city behind the girl is black and white, causing the eyes to focus most clearly on a single green vine growing from the heart-shaped stump. The work, which aims to express the hope that Millo believes all hold in their hearts, was produced for Hecho En Casa festival this past month. You can see more of his nature-based and murals on his website, and on Facebook.

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Art

New Affectionate Murals Painted on the Streets of Italy and Beyond by Millo

September 8, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

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Italian artist Francesco Camillo Giogino, also known as Millo (previously), is known for his site-specific street murals that adorn buildings with a cast of curious characters painted in primarily black and white. Millo adds subtle color to his works, highlighting hearts, thermometers, and vegetation with shades of red and green. His most recent mural (seen above) is titled In Bloom and was painted in Milan. You can see more of his murals on his website, and on Facebook.

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In 2001, Artist Ha Schult Wrapped a Former Berlin Post Office in Thousands of Oversized Love Letters Collected From the Public

October 16, 2015

Kate Sierzputowski

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German conceptual artist HA Schult (b. 1939) has often worked in the realm of other people’s trash, creating large scale-works that force art into everyday life and call attention to the massive consumption of Western society. In Schult’s installation “Trash People,” he built hundreds of human-sized figures with cans, license plates, and soda bottles—a trash army built from garbage dumps that has been traveling the world for the last 19 years.

For his 2001 piece “Love Letters Building,” Schult used purposeful documentation instead of unwanted detritus to cover the facade of a former Berlin post office. Schult sent out a call for love letters—a gesture highlighting modern German romanticism, and a not-so-subtle reminder of the age before quick exchange email. The response to his public request was overwhelming. The resulting 150,000 letters ranged from heartfelt to humorous, subjects ranging between lovers, relatives, and even an owner and a pet.

A letter from the latter read, “I can’t live without you. The loss feels deeper by the day.” Then ends with the words, “It is a pity you’re a cat.”

About 35,000 of the collected letters were used to plaster the outside of the building in a colorful mass of whites, reds, oranges, and blues, while about 115,000 more were found inside. (via RIKA

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Illustration

Neil Warburton

May 8, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I was genuinely excited to find these wonderful illustrations in my in-box this weekend. Neil Warburton is a designer and artist who has found creative outlets in illustration, photography, sculpture, and painting. This striking series of buildings and balloons grapples with ideas of love. Neil via email:

The series came to fruition after a troubled time I went through a few years back with a relationship, producing the work really helped me by creating something positive from an otherwise negative situation. I had been fascinated by the use of narrative within illustration for a long time and had wanted to use it in some work. The balloons represent love and have drifted into other works I have done since. Combining these with some epic repetitive architecture seemed to give the pieces real depth and a sense of time and space.

Check out more of his work via his website. Thanks Neil for sharing your work with Colossal!

 

 



Art Design

The Guillotine Divorce Ring

April 13, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This is hilarious. Designed by Kest Schwartzman of Vagabond Jewelry. (via cmybacon, all kinds of neat stuff lately)

 

 



Design

I love you more than personal space

April 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A great shirt from Paperwhite Studio in New York. They have a bunch of fill in the blank products too. (via svpply)

 

 



Art

Writing on the Water

April 2, 2011

Christopher Jobson

New work from artist Guildor who set these foam phrases afloat in public river-ways in Milan and Treviso. In order they read “happiness happens” and “think thoughtless” (and “love”). (via juxtapoz