Category Archives: Art

Taking imagination seriously

Janet Echelman found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing — which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. Now she makes billowing, flowing, building-sized sculpture with a surprisingly geeky edge. A transporting … Continue reading

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Sinuously Curved Benches Made with Thin Strips of Steam-Bent Hardwood – Colossal

Brooklyn-based furniture designer and sculptor Matthias Pliessnig creates sumptuous, twisting benches by steam-bending hardwood. He first developed the process in 2006 while studying wooden boat building techniques at the University of Wisconsin-Madison when he realized that by flipping his boat-inspired creations over, … Continue reading

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Multiple Perspectives Form Elaborately Detailed Cityscapes by Nathan Walsh

British artist Nathan Walsh (previously) creates oil painted cityscapes by combining reference images from a range of perspectives and angles. His latest work Catching Fire was created from a combination of photographs taken during three visits to New York City over a … Continue reading

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Comic Sans: The Man Behind the World’s Most Contentious Font

You remember Comic Sans. You know, that irreverent, off-kilter font that came pre-programmed on 90s versions of Microsoft Word? In fact, you probably have very strong feelings about that font. Here’s the story behind the most polarizing font ever made.

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Tree Stump Patterns Transformed into Bronze and Etched Brass Chairs by Sharon Sides

Israeli designer Sharon Sides translates natural forms into designed objects by digitally transferring their patterns onto metal. In her series of bronze and acid-etched brass furniture titled Stumps, she utilizes the concentric rings of tree stumps to create richly textured surfaces. … Continue reading

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Out-of-Focus Paintings by Philip Barlow Capture the Twinkling Lights of Cityscapes at Night – Colossal

Cape Town-based artist Philip Barlow paints abstracted depictions of the cityscapes at night, blurring the focus of street lamps and headlights the way our eyes or a photographer’s lens might when adjusting to a city’s bright, multi-colored lights. In this way, Barlow … Continue reading

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Lucy Sparrow’s ’80s Style Supermarket Offers 31,000 Handmade Felt Items – Colossal

After setting up shop in a London corner store and NYC-style bodega,  Lucy Sparrow (previously) has grown her unusual art showing/selling technique into a full-blown ’80s-style supermarket. Taking up 2,800 square feet of the Standard Hotel in Downtown LA, the British artist’s fifth large-scale … Continue reading

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Natura Insects by Raku Inoue – Faith is Torment

A series of hand-made floral insects by multidisciplinary artist/designer Raku Inoue based in Montreal. The insects look so lifelike that from a distance they could be mistaken for the real thing. Inoue states that these flower-based insects were inspired by … Continue reading

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STRANDBEEST EVOLUTION 2017

Numerous specimen of the Strandbeest evolution on music of Khachaturian’s Spartacus. It open the archives of fossils. Theo Jansen’s work since 1990. He tries to make new forms of live on beaches. His animals get their energy from the wind … Continue reading

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Moving sculpture|TED 2002

Sculptor and engineer Arthur Ganson talks about his work — kinetic art that explores deep philosophical ideas and is gee-whiz fun to look at.

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