Category Archives: Art

An Exquisite Collection of Paper Pop-Ups Designed by Peter Dahmen | Colossal

From commercial packaging to artistic creations fused with geometry, paper designer Peter Dahmen is a true master of the pop-up. This new video titled Most Satisfying Video of Pop-Up Cards is a portfolio of sorts spanning the last several years … Continue reading

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An 80-Foot Steel Kraken Will Create an Artificial Coral Reef Near the British Virgin Islands | Colossal

This past April a massive 80-foot steel kraken was purposefully sunk into the Caribbean Sea on top of a decorated WW2 ship. The former Navy fuel barge and its monstrous passenger were placed underwater in order to jumpstart a new … Continue reading

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Origami Inception: Paper Artist Folds Four Works From a Single Sheet of Paper | Colossal

Vietnamese paper artist Nguyen Hung Cuong (previously) just unveiled this new origami work titled “Fly High, Dreamers!” that incorporates four sequential objects—a hand holding a crane with a rider also holding a smaller crane—each connected to the other, all from … Continue reading

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Sky-High Paper Wigs Topped With Modern Luxuries by Asya Kozina | Colossal

Paper artist Asya Kozina was inspired by the decadent wigs found in Baroque and Rococo still lifes, tall masses of hair adorned with objects that represent the ideals of luxury and beauty in the 17th and 18th centuries. Her series … Continue reading

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Yellow Street Lines Form a Park Bench Around a Tree in this Temporary Green Space by The Edible Bus Stop | Colossal

As part of the 2012 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in London, landscape and design consultancy The Edible Bus Stop conceived of a green space that incorporated gardens, artwork, and the conversion of a street into public space. The … Continue reading

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An Optical Illusion Tile System Designed by Casa Ceramica | Colossal

British tile company Casa Ceramica have designed a novel optical illusion flooring system that uses real tiles to create a vertigo-inducing warped floor. The skewed checkerboard floor functions as the entryway to their showroom in Manchester, lending an Alice in … Continue reading

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Modern Girl: Photos by Dina Goldstein

Inspired by Chinese advertising posters of the 1930’s, this series entitled Modern Girl by Vancouver-based photographer Dina Goldstein examines identity, gender roles, diasporic cultures, and consumerism by reimagining iconic Chinese advertisements to critique the beauty, health and wellness industries. Source: … Continue reading

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Andrew Simpson: If Mr Lowry came to Chorlton …… down on the Green

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Steel Wire Fairy Sculptures by Robin Wight

Enchanting fairy sculptures made from stainless steel wire by UK-based artist Robin Wight. The idea to do these types of sculptures came to him while mending a fence in early 2010 and was inspired by an inexplicable real life encounter. … Continue reading

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Drawing With Shadows: Illustrator Guy Larsen Creates Portraits From the Shadows of Crumpled Paper | Colossal

In this brief video, London-based illustrator Guy Larsen finds inspiration in the shadow lines cast by a crumpled up ball of paper which he uses to draw a variety of distorted portraits. Being a talented artist makes this look easy, … Continue reading

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