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Pneumàtic’s Salvaged Tire Installations Playfully Interact With Barcelona’s Urban Architecture

May 21, 2015

Christopher Jobson

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Pneumàtic was founded by artists OOSS, Iago Buceta, and Mateu Targa for the street art festival Ús Barcelona. The idea behind the cut salvaged tire installations was to create works that tested the traditional uses of architecture, playing with the audience’s understanding of what is just beyond their physical grasp.

The works, which are all placed in linear or circular arrangements, also test the viewer’s association with architecture, giving a playful tactility to the spaces they occupy. Although most of the sculptures look as if they are only decorative, many impede walking paths, forcing one to walk around their blockade or traipse upon their back like a bridge. Each installation appears as if the solid structures the tires are adhered to are malleable, the pieces disappearing and emerging from the ground and walls like they are being slowly sucked in by quick sand. (via designboom)

 

 



Design

Architectural Landmarks Created with Bicycle Tire Tracks by Thomas Yang

November 17, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Earlier this year we mentioned Thomas Yang over at 100copies used the prints from bicycle tire treads to create a poster of the Empire State Building. Yang has since explored three additional landmarks around the world that merge his passion for cycling and architecture including depictions of the Eiffel Tower, the Tower Bridge, and China’s Forbidden City. While it appears the individual prints are sold out, they are still available as a full set. (via Arch Atlas)

 

 



Design

The Cyclist’s Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks

March 15, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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The Cyclist’s Empire is the latest cycling-inspired print from the folks over at 100 Copies who print (as you might have guessed) only 100 copies of all their posters. This particular design was created using 7 different kinds of bicycle tracks that were rolled onto paper to mimic the structure of the Empire State Building. There’s only 75 left and these will be gone almost instantly so get one while you can.

 

 



Art

Recycled Tire Sculptures by Yong Ho Ji

July 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A number of new pieces by Korean sculptor Yong Ho Ji who creates these elaborately layered and textured sculptures using shreds of recycled automobile tires. (via this isn’t happiness)

Traveling this week so posting will be regrettably light.

 

 

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