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Shadow Knives: Silhouette Artwork Cut from Butcher Knives by Li Hongbo

December 18, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Cheetah, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

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Wasteland, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

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Gaze, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

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Hawk, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

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Hunting, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

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Lotus Pond, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

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Bones of a Snake, Metal, 200 x 38 x 9 cm, 2014

Artist Li Hongbo, whose flexible paper sculptures we’ve admired many times here on Colossal, recently created a new series of silhouette artworks as part of a solo show at Contemporary by Angela Li in Hong Kong. Each piece is delicately cut from the knife leaving a complementary negative space from which it appears to rise. Hongbo says the pieces are meant as a warning, that “human beings will eventually destroy themselves because of their gluttony and their abuse of animals.” You can see more from the series here. If you liked this technique, also check out paper sculptures by Peter Callesen. (via My Amp Goes to 11)

 

 



Design Illustration

New 360° Laser-Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono

November 21, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono (previously) released a trio of new laser-cut storybooks including depictions of ‘Jack in the Beanstalk’ and Mount Fuji. The books are comprised 40 images bound into a book that can be fanned out at 360° creating a narrative that can be explored from multiple angles.

Update: Oono’s books are now available in the Colossal Shop.

 

 



Art

Miniature Window Silhouettes Painted by ‘Pejac’ Interact with the Outside World

September 22, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Early last month, Spanish artist Pejac (previously) created a fun silhouette artwork commemorating the 40th anniversary of French high-wire walker Philippe Petit’s daring walk between the Twin Towers in New York. In Pejac’s version, a tightrope walker painted in black acrylic on an interior window is shown walking along an airplane contrail several miles away in the sky. The fun optical illusion caught the attention of Sasha Bogojev over at Hi-Fructose who discovered the artist has been creating similar silhouette artworks since 2011. Seen here are a few of our favorites. Photos by Paco Esteve and Silvia Guinovart courtesy the artist. (via Hi-Fructose)

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Design

Motion Silhouette: An Interactive Shadow Picture Book

July 14, 2014

Christopher Jobson

Motion Silhouette is an interactive Japanese children’s book by Megumi Kajiwara and Tathuhiko Nijima that includes pop-up silhouettes in-between pages. As a light source is directed toward either side, a different moving image is projected on the page to help tell the story. Fun! Motion Silhouette is a sequel to an earlier book by the duo titled, simply, Silhouette. The books are made to order by hand (for about $60), and you can inquire through their website. (via KYOT∆®)

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Art

Embroidered Silhouettes by Nastasja Duthois

June 19, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Artist Nastasja Duthois creates large installations and small-scale embroidered artworks that explore aspects of shadow and negative space. Though composed of thousands of straight sewn lines reminiscent of crosshatching, the final pieces are generally organic in form from the silhouettes of dogs and animals to more complex landscapes. You can see more of her work over on BASE and on her website. (via Lustik)

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Design

Colorful City Silhouette Prints by Yoni Alter

May 8, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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London-based designer Yoni Alter has a huge line of colorful prints featuring overlaid silhouettes (to scale) of every major landmark found in different cities. There’s too many places to list here, but you can explore more in his shop, and many if his pieces were just on view at Kemistry Gallery earlier this week. Love that Colossal NYC print.

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Design Illustration

360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono

January 8, 2014

Christopher Jobson

This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate scenes from individual stories in three dimensions. The 40-panel books are laser cut from paper and assembled into a booklet that can be viewed page by page or fanned out as a sort of layered diorama of silhouettes. You can see dozens of additional views from each book right here.