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Testing the Waters

June 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Enjoying these lovely photos of actor and musician Devan DuBois by photographer Steven Taylor. This must be what it’s like to swim in seltzer. (via designspiration)

 

 



Photography

Nicholas Max

June 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Virginia-based photographer Nicholas Max is 17 years old and started taking photos … sigh … five months ago. These are among his first shots, somewhat reminiscient of the work of Brooke Shaden whom he cites as an inspiration for some of his work. There is of course some digital manipulation going on here and there, but to really fantastic effect. Nice work Nicholas, and thanks for sharing your work with Colossal.

 

 



Art

Ridiculously detailed spray-paint and stencil portraits by Kris Trappeniers

June 3, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I just discovered the work of Belgium-based Kris Trappeniers who describes himself as a “paper sculptor”. His delicately cut stencils are among the most complex I’ve ever seen, the twisting, curving line work creating these amazing portraits that are unbelievably finished with spraypaint.

 

 



Art

A Portrait of Tobias Wong Using 13,138 Dice

May 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Canadian artist and designer Tobias Wong died last year at the young age of 35, or more specifically, 13,138 days. In tribute, his friend Frederick McSwain created this immense portrait of Wong entitled Die using 13,138 dice as part of the BrokenOff BrokenOff exhibition at Gallery R’Pure in NYC in memoriam to the artist during NY Design Week. McSwain via Core77:

The idea of a die itself was appropriate—the randomness of life. It felt like [a medium] he would use. Because [Tobias] was a very street-level force, I thought it was appropriate [to install] the portrait on the floor. Its not something I wanted to suspend on the wall; I wanted it to be right there on the floor where you almost interact with it.

The idea of every decision you make and everything you’ve done in your life, defines who you are. All of those days symbolically makes up the image of Tobi.

The dice were first meticulously organized into individual sheets of 361 pieces and then laid to rest free on the floor without adhesive. The time lapse above shows the process in detail. A big thanks to Frederick for providing the photos of Miller Taylor for this post. (via core77)

 

 



Illustration

Linocuts by Hubert Tereszkiewicz

May 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Randomly discovered these linocuts by 23-year-old designer Hubert Tereszkiewicz today and was totally floored. To think he took the time to literally carve these from linoleum before printing is mind blowing. Would love to have one of these hanging on my wall.

 

 



Art Photography

Lucas Simões

May 13, 2011

Christopher Jobson

New work from artist/architect Lucas Simões out of São Paulo, Brazil who creates these bizarrely wonderful portraits using 10 layers of cut-out photographs.

 

 



Art

New work from Jeremy Mayer

May 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

An awesome new piece entitled Bust V (Grandfather) by Jeremy Mayer who disassembles typewriters and reassembles them into human and animal figures without the use of solder, weld, or glue (or even objects that don’t originate from typewriters).

 

 

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