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Design

Magnetic Typography

October 19, 2011

Christopher Jobson

UK designer Dominic Le-Hair made this slick magnetized poster by cutting rubber magnets into letters with an x-acto knife and sandwiching them between sheets of paper before dusting it with iron fillings. See more of the project here.

 

 



Science

Quantum Levitation

October 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A representative from the Superconductivity Group at Tel Aviv University conducts a demo of quantum superconductors locked in a magnetic field for the ASTC. Excuse me while I clean fragments of my brain off my monitor. If somebody had shown me this in grade school I would be a physicist now. (via stellar)

 

 



Science

Compressed 2: Pulsating Magnetic Ferro Fluids and Soap Bubbles

August 29, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Filmmaker Kim Pimmel (previously) has just posted another one of his magnetic short films that he calls “analog generative experiments”. In this new video he combined dish soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid and filmed it with a macro lens to create some astonishing, pulsating effects. I can hardly believe this isn’t digital. Wow. (thnx, kim!)

 

 



Art

Jesse Houlding's Magnetic Drawing Machines

July 12, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Over the past several years Oakland-based artist Jesse Houlding has created a variety of incredible kinetic drawing devices using magnets and iron fillings. As a series of magnetic components move in various patterns behind the paper, the iron fillings leave a gradual residue that reveals a visual representation of the magnetic field holding them in place. Houlding says that he is interested in the accumulation of marks, specifically how time is evidenced in artwork and the relationship between process and end-results. You can see a couple more videos of his machines on his Youtube channel. Thanks Jesse for sharing your work with Colossal!

If you liked this check out the work of Sandy Noble, Eske Rex, and Harvey Moon.

 

 



Science

Compressed

April 26, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Whoa! In this short clip by Kim Pimmel, “ferrous printer toner particles floating on the surface of water are attracted by a magnet and align to the invisible magnetic field around them.” The resulting patterns and textures are incredible. Yay science!

 

 



Design

The Magnetic States of America

February 8, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This sure beats colored plastic letters, although it could prove challenging to spell ‘poop’ with the east coast when mom isn’t looking. The whole puzzle measures about 12″ wide by 7″ tall and is made of solid oak. Beautiful. Pick one up on for $55. (thnx, megan!)