Solar System Lollipops via Solar System Lollipops | Colossal.
ap of Maine and Explanation from Samuel Gridley Howe’s Atlas of the United States Printed for the Use of the Blind, 1837. More information here. via even*cleveland: ‘you feel the eastern boundary line running north and south’.
The pre-Islamic rock art of Arabia at Bir Hima, carved into the eastern foothills of the Asir Mountains, is one of the most important rock art sites in Saudi Arabia. Most of what youll see dates from around 5500 BC, athough there are more recent examples scattered around. via saudi arabia bir hima petroglyphs | […]
Ontario-based ceramicist Steve Irvine caught this wonderful long exposure shot of fluttering moths swirling around a floodlight at night. Via National Geographic: Fluttering wings leave lacy trails as moths beat their way to a floodlight on a rural Ontario lawn. The midsummer night’s exposure, held for 20 seconds, captured some of the hundreds of insects engaged in […]
Wooden box with Horseshoe Magnet Demonstrations.
, Fathom and Fray.
Photo © Edwin Deen, Niels Post, Ampelhaus Using some color pigment, an electric tap, a few meters of hose and a plain garden sprinkler, Deen transformed a simple garden sprinkler into a smile-inducing artistic device. I have the sudden urge to put on a white painter’s uniform and start prancing through this thing. The rainbow sprinkler […]
A Floral Gradient by Jake Evans | Colossal.
via Video Timelapse of Kurt Perschke’s Giant Inflatable RedBall UK Project | Colossal. This summer, New York artist Kurt Perschke brought his famous RedBall project to the UK for the first time, installing his massive inflatable red ball in a total of 20 sites around the country. Photos of the public installations flooded the news and photo sharing sites […]
We’ve seen some odd student projects in our time here at CR, but this must go down as one of the oddest: two Kingston students created human photograms by swallowing 35mm film, then, erm, expelling it, and recording the results Luke Evans (above) and and Josh Lake (below) are in the final first year of the BA […]
There are 3 new artworks on my wishlist: Corner I, Corner III and Corner IV by Tauba Auerbach. They’re ‘just’ white, woven canvases. via Corner I & III & IV – today and tomorrow.
Matt Richardson created a camera which doesn’t deliver a photo but a description of the photo it made. Eh what? After the shutter button is pressed, the Descriptive Camera sends the photo to Amazons Mechanical Turk for processing. Somewhere someone receives this photo and writes a short description about what’s on the photo, that person […]
News : Florian Rivière ~ Urban Hacktivist.
Ikko Tanaka (January 13, 1930 – January 10, 2002) via
Book cover by Sulki Choi and Min Choi, via Performance, Ethical Politics – Gimhongsok – Sulki & Min.
Found here: even*cleveland: placing them back in order. Reminded me of this project.
sabine finkenauer via Sabine Finkenauer > miscelaneous.
Ben Long: Moving Landscapes via It’s Nice That : Ben Long’s brilliant blurred billboards on show in Birmingham.
even*cleveland: bulles géantes.
Impermanent Sand Paintings by Andres Amador | Colossal.
A nonmaterial definition of the book comes hand in hand, it seems to me, with a nonmaterial definition of reading. In the widest sense, I think the term simply means paying attention to what’s in front of you and trying to make sense of it. Fish do this as they swim through the water. […]
“Here language is built, not written.” Robert Smithson, the collected writings
The book reader of the future (April, 1935 issue of Everyday Science and Mechanics) via
Street politics is the modern urban theater of contention par excellence […] Simultaneously social and spatial, constant and current, a place of both, the familiar and the stranger, the visible and the vocal, the street represents a complex entity wherein sentiments and outlook are formed, spread and expressed in a unique fashion. Asef Bayat
TMMC book cover Edited by Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares Khatt Books, Amsterdam 2010 Highly illustrated 396 pages in color Languages: Dutch, English, Arabic Size: 21 cm x 28 cm Soft cover with flaps The Typographic Matchmaking in the City project is a design research project investigating new approaches for bilingual lettering and poetic narrative for public space. […]
Parallèlement à la violence de la répression, une deuxième guerre fait rage : la guerre des graffiti pour le contrôle des images et des slogans. Les murs se font le champ de bataille des graffeurs pro et anti gouvernementaux. Dans le Midan, au centre de Damas, un quartier autrefois célèbre pour ses restaurants, les […]
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Jérôme avait vingt-quatre ans, Sylvie en avait vingt-deux. Ils étaient tous les deux psychosociologues. Ce travail, qui n’était pas exactement un métier, ni même une profession, consistait à interviewer des gens, selon diverses techniques, sur des sujets variés. C’était un travail difficile, qui exigeait, pour le moins, une forte concentration nerveuse, mais il ne […]
Trisha Brown, Revolution via Trisha Brown: Drawing on Land and Air | Exhibitions | USF CAM Contemporary Art Museum | Institute for Research in Art.
Pictures taken by Hazel Larsen Archer while she was a student at Black Mountain College. MONDOBLOGO: black mountain college dance.
Shane McAdams, an artist and writer living in Brooklyn, NY, created stunning paintings by just using ball point pens and resin. His technique involves some sort of elaborate method in which the chosen pen has its cartridge removed and its contents blown out on panels before the whole lot gets taken […]
This is not a spot of whimsy, people. This kind of thing really does happen. In fact, you can watch a real-life example (with a less-threatening fish substituted in for the piranha) in a video taken in Alabama’s Bankhead National Forest. The good news: The butterflies are not really carnivorous, per se. The bad news: […]
The World’s Largest Dodgeball Game (Ballon Prisonnier in French? Any one to confirm?) via The World’s Largest Dodgeball Game | Colossal.
Chris Killip, ‘The Library of Chained Books,’ Hereford Cathedral, Hereford, UK, 1992. In the Middle Ages, when monasteries were the closest equivalent to a public library, monks kept works in their carrels. To increase circulation, these works were eventually chained to inclined desks, or lecterns, thus giving ownership of a work to a particular […]
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Amazing graphic novel. http://www.guydelisle.com/
SOUP is a description given to plastic debris suspended in the sea, and with particular reference to the mass accumulation that exists in an area of The North Pacific Ocean known as the Garbage Patch. The series of images aim to engage with, and stimulate an emotional response in the viewer by combining a contradiction […]
Ironing the fold marks is all too common just before the guests arrive. Here they are emphasized with bold colouring. via http://paulmcneil.tumblr.com/#17087636352 more here.
The secret history of ‘lover’s eyes’: In the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy British and European lovers exchanged “eye miniatures” — love tokens so clandestine that even now, in the majority of cases, it is impossible to identify their recipients or the people they depict. Experts believe that there are fewer than 1,000 “lover’s eyes” […]
Drawing Tops A spinning-top, that uses a pen as the spindle, represents many of the core ideas behind my current work. It is recognisable, un-intimidating, and invites people to interact with objects that can lead to unpredictable results, or an emergent property. Simply through indulging in the enjoyable process of spinning the top a bi-product is […]
12 tons of asphalt, yellow paint, road sign / 40 meters long Permanent installation, Lachine canal, Montreal, 2001 On the perimeter of the bicycle path running alongside the Lachine Canal in Montréal, I drew an extension of the lane. The design of this path is a rupture in the rationality of urban landscaping. Michel […]
Yes, More To Do Lists I thought these were lost forever. Imagine my joy at finding them sandwiched in between the pages of some soon-to-be-thrown-out magazine. These are my brother and his partner’s to do lists. If you’ve been here for awhile, you may have seen the earlier iterations here, here […]
The 2011 Christchurch earthquake was the largest natural disaster in New Zealand’s history, claiming the lives of 181 people and leaving behind nearly $30 billion in rebuilding costs. Touched by the events of that February day, photographer Fabrice Wittner set out to confront the destruction the best way he knew how: by making […]
If there’s a single thing that keeps me working in design, it’s that moment when you look at something for the first time and it simply takes your breath away. That’s exactly what happened when I saw these beautiful Wind Paintings from artist Bob Verschueren. Verschueren worked in the 1970s […]
FFFFOUND! | fuck you very much.
Quilts – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS.
Doors was an enormous 10-story public art installation made from 1,000 reused doors by South Korean artist Choi Jeong-Hwa. From what I can tell it appears the piece was installed somewhere in Seoul in 2009. Choi discusses his process over on the Creators Project where he talks about becoming […]
“Little Shining Man” is kite conceived by Heather and Ivan Morison, designed by Sash Reading, engineered and fabricated by Queen & Crawford. It features 1700 3d printed connectors, carbon fibre rods and cubenfibre aerospace fabric. It just looks beautiful. Little Shining Man – today and tomorrow.
Chess? This is my mischievous challenge on the rigidly structured squares of the chessboard. I have introduced new components to the board, some of which may only emerge during play. This encourages players to communicate and have creative input rather than simply follow pre-determined rules. You can play spontaneously, or those who want a more […]
A Massive Black Field of Cut Steel Plants Hides a Colorful Secret | Colossal.