SWANH.NET is an adaptation of Star Wars Episode IV in a style that was inspired by infographics. One story in one piece of 123 metres length — via swanh.net
Gazing down at foamy-looking swirls of white on black from a niche in an ancient castle, you almost feel as if you’re an astronaut watching a hurricane form above the ocean on the distant Earth. These cellular arrangements form tentacular appendages of varying opacity, meeting in the centre to create a vortex effect. They are, in fact, made of salt, with each grain symbolising a memory or a moment in time. Artist Motoi Yamamoto installed
Floating Garden and
Labyrinth within the castle tower at Aigues-Mortes in Southern France for an exhibition called Urbanist
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Death in Space is a collection of 2 second scenes depicting the many ways to meet an untimely death in outer space. Created and Animated by Tom Lucas — via Vimeo
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These are some illustrations Laura Palumbo made for BarkPost, about some dog breeds and their ironic traits — via Behance
André Chiote’s newest series of illustrations focuses on the unique architectural characteristics of modern and contemporary world libraries. Using the building façades as a starting point, Chiote turns the complex exterior geometries and shadows into more minimalist representations of facilities that include: OMA’s Seattle Public Library, Scmidt Hammer Lassen’s University of Aberdeen New Library, and Dominique Perrault’s National Library of France — via ArchDaily
A puzzle of layers rather than pieces, each of this spray-painted works takes aesthetic cues from historic Barcelona, deploying them in novel contexts using unexpected materials. Catalan artist Javier de Riba creates these vibrant works with stencils, one of the original tools of the street artist, bringing them to life so well they could be confused for glass or ceramic tiles — via Urbanist
Various patterns are generated in Matlab using mathematical equations similar to ones describing Spirograph (or harmonograph) and Phyllotaxis. The patterns are calculated in such a way that when rotated under a stroboscopic light of suitable frequency or when recorded by a camera, they start to animate. It is kind of zoetrope — early device for animation. Eggs were painted using EggBot (designed by Bruce Shapiro as open hardware and available as a kit from Evil Mad Scientist). To draw on eggs, we used standard permanent markers and an electro kistka with bee wax followed by dying. Eggs are rotated at a constant speed, special for each pattern, by a brushless motor. No computer graphics tricks are used in the video — via Youtube
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When it comes to fibre art, Nathan Vincent doesn’t mess around. Or he does, but in a very tenacious manner. He uses yarn to create remarkable works that challenge our expectations of the materials, as well as the imagery he depicts. He does this through a cunning combination of processes, and subject matter. The processes he uses are traditionally considered feminine activities, such as: knitting, crocheting, sewing and embroidering. The subjects he chooses are traditionally masculine objects, like: slingshots, video game controllers, and super hero capes. This juxtaposition of the familiar in an unfamiliar context is what makes Vincent’s work so striking — via MAKE:
The US Department of Veterans Affairs commissioned artist Ray King to bring life to an otherwise average looking parking facility, located at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California.
The installation, named Horizon, is made from laminated holographic glass elements attached to the parking structure. But the attached elements, are laid out in very specific patterns, in fact they’re Morse code dots and dashes — via CONTEMPORIST
A good notebook in your pocket inspires you to jot down your thoughts. It summons forth the inner workings of your mind that otherwise might be lost in the moment. It can thus be a precious possession.
For José Naranja, a Moleskine notebook isn’t just a handy tool for everyday carry, but a work of art. He crafts elegant notebooks with hand-penned words and illustrations around other pieces of paper that he pastes in — via Neatorama
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Strands of discarded yarn from a textile manufacturer become the sky, water, sand, bark and moss in realistic large-scale landscapes by Alexandra Kehayoglou in project intersecting fine art and carpet making. The artist retrieves scraps and unwanted materials from her family’s Buenos Aires factory, El Espartano, and painstakingly manipulates the threads into a point-by-point weft to create layer after layer of each composition — via Dornob
Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of new generations of innovators and explorers, these visions of the future can become a reality. As you look through these images of imaginative travel destinations, remember that you can be an architect of the future — via Visions of the Future
Jack Storms is a rarity in the art world: truly unique.
He sculpts glass art using a cold process — something very few artists do — and some of his methods are exclusive only to him.
Storms has made one-of-a-kind works for athletes, heads of state and celebrities — all from his studio right here in Valencia. Signal Multimedia visited him in his element to see how he combines math, mechanics and muscle to create his glass marvels — via Youtube
::squee:: My Wolf + Declán commission from Ben Templesmith arrived
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Leafy sea dragons are in the same family as the sea horse. They are delicate and whimsical creatures. Sea dragons are some of the most ornately camouflaged creatures on the planet. Hiding in meadows of seagrass. This sculpture is a free standing sculpture, allowing it to be displayed almost anywhere. Creating this sculpture was a challenge for sure, and required a complex system of moulds to capture my sculpture — via Etsy
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Please be patient, the image of a traditional Azerbaijani rug pattern is still loading beneath your feet. The often centuries-old conventional motifs from an ancient centre of carpet weaving stretch, pixelate and otherwise glitch out in unexpected ways in a tactile series by artist Faig Ahmed, enhancing practical textiles with unexpected modern details inspired by the advent of computer technology — via Dornob
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Quite a departure from Josh Agle — aka Shag — who has left the 1960s and dropped into the ‘70s for this wonderful Summer of ’76 limited edition print.
Of course, the stars of this particular show are The Ramones and (we are guessing) the CBGB club. Although we’re not sure if there were so many posters on the wall of the club back in 1976! Either way, it’s an iconic band in a cool club setting.
It is a 13-colour hand pulled serigraph print, sized at 32.5 x 17 inches (82.5cm x 43cm) and sold in an edition of 150. Each print is also signed and numbered by Shag and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The initial price is $450 — via Retro To Go
I said a lot of cringe worthy things in middle school, and this wasn’t one of them — via eringeebees
A fun piece that has been beautifully reproduced from a series of little studies Stephanie drew and hand inked. This is a limited edition print of 40 pieces made, each will come signed and numbered with archival ink. Print measures 7.5″ wide by 9.75″ high and printed on high quality, heavy creme coloured stock Mohawk paper — via Etsy