Sunday, June 30, 2013

Art You Wish Was Edible: The Sandwich Book, Nom Nom Nom

The Sandwich Book paper food books
The Sandwich Book paper food books
The Sandwich Book paper food books
The Sandwich Book paper food books
The Sandwich Book paper food books
Designed by Wrocław-based artist and designer Pawel Piotrowski, the Sandwich Book is exactly what you think it is, an entire book made from pages that look like the common ingredients for a typical sandwich. Aaaaand I’m hungry. (via quipsologies)

Beautiful Illustrations from DKNG Now Available as Postcards

Beautiful Illustrations from DKNG Now Available as Postcards posters and prints postcards illustration
The team over at DKNG (previously) has just released a set of 16 postcards featuring their original illustrations. You can see the rest of the set over on their blog, and pick it uphere for just $10. (via omg posters)

Paper Lion Constructed from Hotel Receipts by Kyle Bean

Paper Lion Constructed from Hotel Receipts by Kyle Bean sculpture paper animals advertising
Paper Lion Constructed from Hotel Receipts by Kyle Bean sculpture paper animals advertising
Paper Lion Constructed from Hotel Receipts by Kyle Bean sculpture paper animals advertising
Designer Kyle Bean (previously) was recently commissioned by Intercontinental Hotels Group to make this amazing 2-foot lion sculpture from shredded hotel expense receipts. Is there anything this guy can’t do? Take a dive into his portfolio to see some of his other recent creations. Photography by Owen Silverwood.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Classic GIF Sculptures by Zack Dougherty

Classical Greek Sculpture GIFs by Zach<br /> Dougherty sculpture gifs digital
Classical Greek Sculpture GIFs by Zach<br /> Dougherty sculpture gifs digital
Classical Greek Sculpture GIFs by Zach<br /> Dougherty sculpture gifs digital
Classical Greek Sculpture GIFs by Zach<br /> Dougherty sculpture gifs digital
Classical Greek Sculpture GIFs by Zach<br /> Dougherty sculpture gifs digital
Classical Greek Sculpture GIFs by Zach<br /> Dougherty sculpture gifs digital
Digital artist Zach Dougherty takes classical Greek statues and then digitizes them into glitchy, geometric GIFs. These are a few of my favorites but you can see more over on his Tumblr, Hateplow.

New Hyper-Realistic Paintings by Omar Ortiz

New Hyperrealistic Painting by Omar Ortiz painting hyperrealism
New Hyperrealistic Painting by Omar Ortiz painting hyperrealism
New Hyperrealistic Painting by Omar Ortiz painting hyperrealism
New Hyperrealistic Painting by Omar Ortiz painting hyperrealism
New Hyperrealistic Painting by Omar Ortiz painting hyperrealism
Guadalajara-based painter Omar Ortiz (nsfw) recently completed this amazing new oil painting titled Salto de Fe (Leap of Faith). Ortiz is an accomplished hyperrealistic painter and commands fine control over light and skin tone in all of his paintings which he generally paints on large canvases. You can also find him on Facebook. (via ghost in the machine)

Mark Reiglman's Huge Bird Nest

The Reading Nest: A New Installation by Mark Reigelman Using 10,000 Reclaimed Boards  wood nests installation architecture
The Reading Nest: A New Installation by Mark Reigelman Using 10,000 Reclaimed Boards  wood nests installation architecture
The Reading Nest: A New Installation by Mark Reigelman Using 10,000 Reclaimed Boards  wood nests installation architecture
The Reading Nest: A New Installation by Mark Reigelman Using 10,000 Reclaimed Boards  wood nests installation architecture
The Reading Nest: A New Installation by Mark Reigelman Using 10,000 Reclaimed Boards  wood nests installation architecture
The Reading Nest: A New Installation by Mark Reigelman Using 10,000 Reclaimed Boards  wood nests installation architecture
The Reading Nest: A New Installation by Mark Reigelman Using 10,000 Reclaimed Boards  wood nests installation architecture
The Reading Nest is a new site-specific installation by artist Mark Reigelman outside the Cleveland Public Library. Reigelman obtained 10,000 reclaimed boards from various Cleveland industrial and manufacturing sites and worked with a team of people over 10 days to construct the nest which was completed earlier this month. From his statement regarding the project:
For centuries objects in nature have been associated with knowledge and wisdom. Trees of enlightenment and scholarly owls have been particularly prominent in this history of mythological objects of knowledge. The Reading Nest is a visual intermediary between forest and fowl. It symbolizes growth, community and knowledge while continuing to embody mythical roots.
You can see many more hotos of the Reading Nest over on his website. (via colossal submissions)

A Single Photograph by Bela Borsodi Looks Like a Single Photograph

A Single Photograph by Bela Borsodi Looks Like Four Separate Images optical illusion
A Single Photograph by Bela Borsodi Looks Like Four Separate Images optical illusion
Although this image by Bela Borsodi (nsfw) appears to be four separate images, it’s actually a single photograph, with all of the objects perfectly aligned to create an optical illusion. The shot was used as cover art for an album titled Terrain by VLP. See it all come together in the video above.

The Time You Have in Jelly Beans

The Time You Have (In Jelly Beans) multiples life jelly beans candy
In a poignant new video, online performance artist Ze Frank physically illustrates how most people spend the majority of their life using jelly beans to delineate time. Starting with 28,835 beans representing days of the average human lifespan he slowly subtracts the time spent sleeping, working, eating, and commuting to arrive at a much smaller square by proportion that represents our “free” time that suddenly puts things in stark perspective. Hopefully some of those working, cooking, and caring days are just as fulfilling as the days you have left to fill with fun, art, and adventure.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Art of the Brick: Nathan Sawaya's Solo Lego show in NYC

Art of the Brick: Nathan Sawayas LEGO Solo Show in New York sculpture Lego
Art of the Brick: Nathan Sawayas LEGO Solo Show in New York sculpture Lego
Art of the Brick: Nathan Sawayas LEGO Solo Show in New York sculpture Lego
Art of the Brick: Nathan Sawayas LEGO Solo Show in New York sculpture Lego
Art of the Brick: Nathan Sawayas LEGO Solo Show in New York sculpture Lego
Art of the Brick: Nathan Sawayas LEGO Solo Show in New York sculpture Lego
Art of the Brick: Nathan Sawayas LEGO Solo Show in New York sculpture Lego
Art of the Brick: Nathan Sawayas LEGO Solo Show in New York sculpture Lego
Art of the Brick: Nathan Sawayas LEGO Solo Show in New York sculpture Lego
If you happen to be in New York this weekend stop by Art of the Brick, the upcoming solo show by artist Nathan Sawaya at the Discovery Times Square museum. The collection of LEGO sculptures is being billed as “the world’s biggest and most elaborate display of LEGO art ever and will feature brand-new, never-before-seen pieces by Sawaya.” The show opens tomorrow and runs through January 5th, 2014.
Side note: Sawaya is trying to get enough votes over on LEGO CUUSSOO to have one of his orignal artworks turned into an actual LEGO set. All imagery above courtesy Discovery Times Square. (via laughing squid)

3 D Ship Drawn on 3 Flat Pieces of Paper by Ramon Bruin

3D Ship Drawn on Three Flat Sheets of Paper by Ramon Bruin drawing boats anamorphism 3d
Artist Ramon Bruin (previously) recently drew this fun anamorphic illusion that appears to be a 3D ship but is actually a skewed drawing on three sheets of flat paper. You can see more of his recent work over on deviantART. (via my modern met)

Beautiful Thoughts: Artist Lisa Park Manipulates Water With Her Mind

Beautiful Thoughts: Artist Lisa Park Manipulates Water with Her Mind water sound performance art interactive emotions device
Beautiful Thoughts: Artist Lisa Park Manipulates Water with Her Mind water sound performance art interactive emotions device
Beautiful Thoughts: Artist Lisa Park Manipulates Water with Her Mind water sound performance art interactive emotions device
Beautiful Thoughts: Artist Lisa Park Manipulates Water with Her Mind water sound performance art interactive emotions device
Conceptual artist Lisa Park has been experimenting with a specialized device called aNeuroSky EEG headset that helps transform brain activity into streams of data that can be manipulated for the purposes of research, or in this case, a Fluxus-inspired performance art piece titled Euonia (Greek for “beautiful thought”). Park used the EEG headset to monitor the delta, theta, alpha, and beta waves of her brain as well as eye movements and transformed the resulting data with specialized software into sound waves. Five speakers are placed under shallow dishes of water which then vibrate in various patterns in accordance with her brain activity.
While the system is not an exact science, Park rehearsed for nearly a month by thinking about specific people whom she had strong emotional reactions to. The artist then correlated each of the five speakers with certain emotions: sadness, anger, hatred, desire, and happiness. According to the Creator’s Project her hope had been to achieve a sort of zen-like state resulting in complete silence, however it proved to be ultimately unattainable, a result that is actually somewhat poetic.
It’s important to note that artists have long been using EEG devices to create “music with the mind”. Composer and experimental musician Alvin Lucier had a somewhat similar performance called Music for Solo Performer back in 1965. Read more about Euonia over on the Creator’s Project. (via booooooom)

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Madimoiselle Maurice

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France
New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France
New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France
New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France
New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France
New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France
New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France
New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France
French artist Mademoiselle Maurice (previously here and here) has two fun new pieces up this month as part of the 2013 ARTAQ Festival in Angers, France. Requiring over 30,000 folded components, the artist relied on help from school children and people living in nearby “leisure centers” to help complete all of the pieces in time for installation. Hundreds of additional volunteers were on-hand to help cover a stairwell leading toMontée St-Maurice which was completed on May 31st. See many more photos here.

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