Traffic Lights / Lucas Zimmermann

Who knew that the humble, utilitarian traffic light could look so haunting—and beguiling? As seen through the lens of Lucas Zimmermann, they take on an otherworldly aspect, their red, yellow, and green lights casting an altogether ghostly aura that emanates like a very basic rainbow in a dark, foggy sky.

The Weimar, Germany-based photographer is self-taught and began the series over two years ago, taking to the streets at night and training his camera on what are normally overlooked and under-appreciated objects. But with a little magic, he has manipulated them into tableaus that suggest something sinister.

The empty streets are visible just as far as the signals’ rays’ reach, exposing bare trees and minimal side-of-the-road landscaping. But beyond that, who knows what lurks? — via Curbed

Art, Wildlife

Vernie / Moradavaga

Invited by Walk&Talk festival to participate in its 6th edition on the island of São Miguel in the Azores, Moradavaga took inspiration from the rich sea life that exists in and around the Atlantic archipelago to produce a site specific piece of interactive art. Influenced by the stunning landscapes and the mystic aura related to all that concerns whale hunting (in the past) and observation (in the present) our mind wandered through old tales like Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, and 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne, and the presence of sperm-whales along the Azores coasts led us to devise a character, Vernie the giant squid, that came from the depths of the ocean to serve as a communicative playful tool for passers-by of all ages at Portas do Mar in the city of Ponta Delgada — via Vimeo


Penelope / Tatiana Blass

Made from a combination of tangled and woven red wool, Brazilian artist Tatiana Blass‘ installation, Penelope, flows inside and out of the Chapel of Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil.

The installation was inspired by the Greek myth of Penelope, who was Odysseus’ wife in Homer’s Odyssey. In the story, Penelope weaves and destroys a burial shroud for her husband, in a tribute to the power of love and to weaving — via ArchDaily


Isatis Tinctoria / Javier de Riba

Monte Palace was a 5 star hotel in Sete Cidades (São Miguel, Azores Islands) that open only for one year. It was a foreign investment that didn’t succeed and was unable to pay the suppliers. Soon after the closing became empty and now there’s only the skeleton left. These days it is a monument in the island against especulation and disproportion. From Javier de Riba on Vimeo


Plexus C18 / Gabriel Dawe

At San Antonio International Airport, Gabriel Dawe has installed a monumental, rainbow hued public art installation that emulates the dynamic shape of an airplane. Plexus C18 comprises a nearly 145km weaving of coloured thread hooked from wall to ceiling, suspended from the vaulted roof of the terminal and ticketing area. made up of more than 19 colours, the installation creates a prism-like effect that represents the full spectrum of visible light — via designboom

Art, Design

City of Sydney Fire Station / Red Wolf

City of Sydney Fire Station, David Jones Building, Sydney Masonic Centre, Sydney Masonic Centre and Peter Drew’s Aussie Poster originally uploaded by Red Wolf

Love that the Aussie poster has been edited by the locals.

via: What Is A Real Aussie? Street artist Peter Drew tackles national identity in poster campaign

A street artist who raised the profile of immigration issues with his Real Australians Say Welcome campaign is at work again on a new project asking What Is A Real Aussie?

“It’s sort of saying to the audience: ‘Aussie? Is this what you think?'” artist Peter Drew said.

“Because this is the truth of our history.

“I think art should ask questions and I try to do it in a friendly way.”

Drew said he went through the national archives in search of images of past Australians and found images of the cameleers from a century ago.

“The cameleers were camel drivers, mostly from Afghanistan, India and Pakistan and they helped explore the outback and helped establish rail networks,” he said.

“They basically ran the outback for 70 years and not many people know they existed.

“The campaign is really based around one guy in particular and his name was Monga Khan.”

The Adelaide artist said Khan applied about 100 years ago for an exemption from the white Australia policy.

“I thought this guy’s portrait was particularly heroic … he can become a symbol for all those people who had to go through that process. I’d really like to make him famous,” he said.


Gallery of Steel Figures

Their body panels consist of a lace work of metal gears, their wind shields no more than mesh, their seats steel and the spaces under their hoods hollow, but these life-sized car sculptures still manage to look like they could fly down the street at top speeds at any moment. A group of 50 artists raids the scrapyards of Pruszków, Poland for trash they can integrate into their Gallery of Steel Figures, a museum full of impressively lifelike recycled art — via Urbanist

Art, Entertainment
  • Death Wish / Owlturd Comix
  • Death Wish / Owlturd Comix
  • Death Wish / Owlturd Comix
  • Death Wish / Owlturd Comix

Death Wish / Owlturd Comix

image / twitter / facebook / patreon — via Owlturd Comix


Floating Garden / Motoi Yamamoto

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 Univers’ Sel, on display through the end of Nove — via Urbanist

  • Pink Alert / It’s The Tie
  • Pink Alert / It’s The Tie

Pink Alert / It’s The Tie

I just finished colouring this, and I already forgot which one is magenta

Bonus panel / facebook / patreon — via itsthetie

  • Dad! Monster! / John McNamee
  • Dad! Monster! / John McNamee

Dad! Monster! / John McNamee

— via Pie Comic


Minimalist Library Illustrations / André Chiote

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


Mosaic Murals / Javier de Riba

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


Eggstatic / aa4cc

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


Let’s Play War! / Nathan Vincent

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:

Art, Design

Horizon / Ray King

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


Professional Notebook Maker / José Naranja

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


Refugio para un recuerdo / Alexandra Kehayoglou

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