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Classic Hollywood Paintings, Now in 3D Acrylic

September 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Freelance art director, designer, and painter Stefan Da Costa Gomez has been working on a series of 3D acrylic paintings featuring a number of Hollywood personalities who each met a tragic fate, the idea being that when viewed through anaglyph 3D glasses the celebrities come back to life, so to speak. The series includes paintings of Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Humphrey Bogart, and the wildly popular but ill-fated animated character Oswald who was scrapped due to a contractual fallout between Universal Studios and Disney, giving immediate rise to none other than Steamboat Willie. See many more detail shots of Gomez’s work here. Can’t wait to see more from this series.

 

 



Design

The Inception Chair

May 16, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Inception Chair by RISD student Vivian Chiu is a series of ten interlocking chairs made of ash, meant to mimic the dream-within-a-dream concept from the 2010 film Inception.

Taking the chair archetype and placing within it chairs that are progressively smaller. Each chair has hand cut grooves on the inside edges of its seat frame as well as notches in the seat back. These grooves range from 1/2” wide to 1/8” wide. The mechanism works so that the pegs fit into the grooves of the chair one size bigger and slides into place so that the horizontal edge between the chair seat and back line up. The simple mechanism allows the chairs to be taken apart and put together with ease.

What a fantastic project. I’ll take ten. Or one. Whatever. See more photos here. (via notcot)

 

 



Art

The wicked witch bites it on the streets of Verona, Italy

May 13, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Spotted this on Wooster this morning, though unfortunately it’s uncredited. Hilarious nonetheless.

Update: Found it.

 

 



Art

Pop culture wooden relief sculptures by Diederick Kraaijeveld

May 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Artist Diederick Kraaijeveld constructs these detailed relief sculptures out of reclaimed wood. Via his web site:

Working predominantly from photographs, each piece is hand carved and assembled using reclaimed, genuine coloured wood that Diederick scavenges himself during daytrips around his native Holland and travels around the world. He gets tipped frequently when centuries old floors (his favorite material because of the history and the natural patina of ages) are torn out of buildings all over The Netherlands. Painted wooded planks, flooring from old mansions and rural farmhouses have all found a place in his work. Often the material comes first and then, sometime much later, it’s place in a work.

(via beautiful decay)

 

 



Art

Tom Hanks + Banksy = Hanksy

April 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Posted without comment. (via juxtapoz)

 

 



Art

Kazuki Guzmán

March 26, 2011

Christopher Jobson



Banana illustrations created with needles.


Modified street cone.


Carved pencil.


“That’s Impressive” video installation.


Sculpted chewing gum.

Chilean/Japanese artist Kazuki Guzmán takes everyday objects and turns them into something extraordinary. From his delicate banana illustrations using thousands of delicately placed needle piercings to a miniature chewing gum sculpture, his works are embedded with a delightful sense of humor and whimsey. Via his web site:

I consider my art practice as part of a playful exploration of ideas and materials. The notion of ‘play’ is at the core of my art practice. I enjoy taking jokes seriously, until they become ‘art’ in one way or another. My artworks are often the accidental outcome of playful interactions between the materials and myself. I equally enjoy allowing my materials to define the context of my artwork, and conversely, the challenge of letting the context of my work dictate the material execution. Most of my inspirations arise from mundane events: a trip to the antique store, revisiting children’s books and toys, or buying groceries. Most importantly, I strive for intricacy and exquisite craftsmanship in my work, while focusing on not loosing my very whimsical sense of humor and play.

See more work in his portfolio.

 

 



Design

Margaux Lange: Barbie Deconstruction

February 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

New York born jewelry designer Margaux Lange deconstructs Barbie dolls into their component parts and turns them into elaborate bracelets, earrings, and necklaces.

The most interesting part is that Margaux Lange uses only second hand dolls and accessories from donations, garage sales, thrift stores and of course eBay. It is important to her conceptually that the Barbies are already used and played with in the hands of a child. Thousands of Barbies in her studio integrate the dreams and secrets of the children who donated their dolls. It this way, each one of her designs, is part of a child’s story and life. It’s an inseparable part of their tender youth!

See more of her work over on Yatzer.

 

 

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