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/
https://www.mandy-barker.com/soup-2 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 […]
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 […]
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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.
Evan Roth “Launch Twitter. Check Twitter. Close Twitter.” Multi-Touch Finger Paintings Ink Tracing paper iPod Touch 2.3in x 4.4in Paris 2011
Hiroaki Ohya | a pattern a day.
Things Organized Neatly.
Véritable icône bibliophilique, artisan du livre moderne, promoteur de la culture graphique, Geoffroy Tory reste et demeure un inclassable. Imprimeur officiel de François Ier, illustrateur attitré de Du Bellay, créateur de la cédille, de l’apostrophe et des lettres accentuées, ce maître de la mise en page est un père spirituel pour un grand […]
19:30 Stacks is a new series of sculptures by Aleksandra Domanović. They’re actually stacks of A4 and A3 paper with parts of photos printed on their side. To create this effect, Aleksandra made huge PDF files which she printed with an inkjet printer set to “border-less printing”. You can […]
Mike Bruce / Hammer Museum These wood objects were collected by Whiteread’s young son as a substitute for the toy guns he was forbidden to own. via Rachel Whiteread – latimes.com.
2001 Stadion Dynamo Kiev, Kiev UKR, “Dreamgames” http://www.langbaumann.com/
Fruits Skewer 2011, Nijmegen (NL) Anti-vandalism furniture, fruits, 0,5 x 0,5 m Rock’n Gum 2010, Rennes (FR) Chewing gum sticker, tattoo pattern, 30 x 30 cm http://www.demodetouslesjours.eu/
memo camera | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.
http://www.franziskasinn.de/ Via http://www.todayandtomorrow.net/
— Ursula K. Le Guin via Curious Stream.
LOVE, for Japan—by Akinori Oishi Like anyone this past week, we’ve been following the aftermath of the terrible events in Japan. We decided to produce a series of posters to support and encourage your donations. For the first poster we asked our friends Akinori Oishi to draw and All Cats Are Grey to print. Silkscreen […]
via TAISUKE KOYAMA Info: Publications Archive.
this isn’t happiness.™.
How Tahrir Square’s protestors shared their power: an exuberant spaghetti, wall-warts, and charging handiphones of all variety. Via Flickr, picture by AndrewBurtonPhoto
Things Organized Neatly.
Italy: Bad Day for Sultan Berlusconi as Millions of Women Demand He Resign via Italy: Bad Day for Sultan Berlusconi as Millions of Women Demand He Resign – Boing Boing.
Hundreds of Tourist Photos Weaved into One (18 total) – My Modern Metropolis.
ArtCat – East Village / Lower East Side – Invisible-Exports – Paul Gabrielli, Generally.
Rachel de Joode.
Amandine Alessandra: Graphic Design: Plug & Play.
Typography Summer School 2011 A week-long programme of typographic study in London for recent graduates and professionals. Alongside live projects run by Fraser Muggeridge, the school will host talks, seminars and tutorials from daily visiting practitioners: APFEL (A Practice for Everyday Life), Sara De Bondt, Europa, Ken Garland, James Langdon, David Pearson. Applications are now […]
Robo-Rainbow is one of Akay his “Instruments of Mass Destructions”, a.k.a. “complicated technical solutions to aide in simple acts of vandalism”. Robo-Rainbow – via today and tomorrow. robo-rainbow from mudlevel on Vimeo.
Street Painting – Franklin’s Footpath / Photographer: Henry Groskinsky, 1972 Artist Gene Davis putting finishing touches on his 414-ft-long painting. “Franklin’s Footpath,” painted on the street in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. via Gene Davis – Philadelphia Street Painting, 1972 / Aqua-Velvet.
A book printed through a printing chain made of four desktop printers using four different colors and technologies dated from 1880 to 1976. A production process that brings together small scale and large scale production, two sides of the same history. MAGENTA (Stencil duplicator, 1880) CYAN (Spirit duplicator, 1923) BLACK (Laser printer, 1969) YELLOW (Inkjet […]
In March of 2010, Jim Denevan and his crew created a large scale artwork on the frozen surface of Lake Baikal, Siberia. The spiral of circles, along a fibonacci curve, grow from an origin of 18″ to several miles in diameter. 'You've got to support whatever grand scheme, whether it's yours or someone else's. You […]
SPONTANEOUS CITY IN THE TREE OF HEAVEN Duncan Terrace Gardens Islington, London, N1 19 July, 2010 ongoing Cremorne Gardens Chelsea, London, SW10 19 July, 2010 ongoing London Fieldworks’ Spontaneous City in the Tree of Heaven is a sculptural installation drawing on the ecology and biodiversity of two sites on opposite sides of London: Duncan Terrace […]
Isabelle Hayeur, an artist from Montreal, created “Fire with Fire,” an artwork that simulates a fire in a “four-storey heritage building in the downtown eastside.” Via Make: This building is not actually on fire Art installation looks like burning building – Boing Boing.
EVOL’s Buildings @ Artotale, Germany – unurth | street art.
EVOL did this 13 meter X 3.5 meter wall for Point Ephémère, an exhibition in Paris. via EVOL, Huge ‘Buildings’ Mural, Paris – unurth | street art.
Holy dueling Gallic phallic symbols, Batman! French journalist Aude Baron tells Boing Boing, On Friday, if you were going to the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, you could see a giant penis! It was drawn into the snow covering the grass. A Dutch tourist took a picture and posted it on Twitter. Amazing view! But what […]
Looptaggr is a DIY project by Ariel Schlesinger & Aram Bartholl. I guess it’s the fastest graffiti stencil system I’ve ever seen … drive-by graffiti. You can find a compete how-to @ www.looptaggr.com. via Looptaggr – today and tomorrow.
Michael Sirianni :: Slow Burn.
Dan Graham «Time Delay Room» This closed-circuit installation was varied by Dan Graham six times following the same structural set-up as described below: «Two rooms of equal size, connected by an opening at one side, under surveillance by two video cameras positioned at the connecting point between the two rooms. The front inside wall of […]