Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Fun Modular Pen Made of Powerful Neodymium Magnets

Polar: A Fun Modular Pen Made of Powerful Neodymium Magnets toys pens magnets
Polar: A Fun Modular Pen Made of Powerful Neodymium Magnets toys pens magnets
Polar: A Fun Modular Pen Made of Powerful Neodymium Magnets toys pens magnets
Polar: A Fun Modular Pen Made of Powerful Neodymium Magnets toys pens magnets
Is it a toy? A tool? It’s both, and it’s amazing. Polar is a modular pen and stylus made of 12 neodymium magnets that can be disassembled for all kinds of quirky and functional purposes. The pen is the brainchild of Andrew Gardner over at Indiedesign and is one of many great projects to appear since Kickerstarter expanded into Canada only two weeks ago. Polar will come in both silver and 24k gold models, in multiple colors, and has an add-on of chrome-plated steel ball bearings to create additional magnetized objects. Pick one up over on Kickstarter.

Amazing 3 D Light Sculptures Created from Rotating Flat Screen Monitors at High Speed

Full Turn: 3D Light Sculptures Created from Rotating Flat Screen Monitors at High Speed light kinetic digital 3d
Full Turn: 3D Light Sculptures Created from Rotating Flat Screen Monitors at High Speed light kinetic digital 3d
Full Turn: 3D Light Sculptures Created from Rotating Flat Screen Monitors at High Speed light kinetic digital 3d
Full Turn: 3D Light Sculptures Created from Rotating Flat Screen Monitors at High Speed light kinetic digital 3d
Full Turn is a kinetic light sculpture by Benjamin Muzzin created as a diploma project for his bachelor degree at ECAL.  The piece was constructed from two flat screen monitors placed back-to-back and spun at extremely high speeds resulting in three-dimensional light forms that hover in thin air.  Of the work he says:
"With this project I wanted to explore the notion of the third dimension, with the desire to try to get out of the usual frame of a flat screen. For this, my work mainly consisted in exploring and experimenting a different device for displaying images, trying to give animations volume in space. The resulting machine works with the rotation of two screens placed back to back, creating a three-dimensional animated sequence that can be seen at 360 degrees. Due to the persistence of vision, the shapes that appear on the screen turn into kinetic light sculptures."

9000 Fallen Soldiers Etched in the Sand on Normandy Beach for Peace Day

9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day WWII war sand Normandy installation
9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day WWII war sand Normandy installation
9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day WWII war sand Normandy installation
9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day WWII war sand Normandy installation
9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day WWII war sand Normandy installation
9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day WWII war sand Normandy installation
9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day WWII war sand Normandy installation
9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day WWII war sand Normandy installation
9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day WWII war sand Normandy installation
9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day WWII war sand Normandy installation
This past weekend, British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss, accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand.  Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civilians, Germans and allied forces who died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6th, 1944, during WWII.  The original team consisted of 60 volunteers, but as word spread nearly 500 additional local residents arrived to help with the temporary installation that lasted only a few hours before being washed away by the tide. (via Lustik)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bansky Street Art



There are four basic human needs...food, sleep, sex, and revenge 


The undeniably profound art of Bansky has been gracing the streets of England for years.  Making local law enforcement feel duped, his art often has anti-political messages

Friday, September 20, 2013

Beautiful Lego: A Book About The Art of Lego

Beautiful LEGO: A New Book About the Art of LEGO by Mike Doyle sculpture Lego books
Doc Edgerton (2010) © Tom Simon
Beautiful LEGO: A New Book About the Art of LEGO by Mike Doyle sculpture Lego books
Rearing Stallion (2011) © Tim Goddard

Barcelona Kaleidolapse

Barcelona Kaleidolapse timelapse Spain Barcelona
Barcelona Kaleidolapse timelapse Spain Barcelona
Barcelona Kaleidolapse timelapse Spain Barcelona
The folks over at MyLapse just created this fascinating glimpse of Barcelona using a technique that turns timelapse footage into a kaleidoscope, similar to the Mirror Cityvideo we saw back in July. Beautiful.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Nothings Shocking and Nothing Is As It Seems: The Art of Illusion at Science Gallery

Nothing is as it Seems: The Art of Illusion at Science Gallery zoetropes optical illusion kinetic sculpture exhibition
Nothing is as it Seems: The Art of Illusion at Science Gallery zoetropes optical illusion kinetic sculpture exhibition
Nothing is as it Seems: The Art of Illusion at Science Gallery zoetropes optical illusion kinetic sculpture exhibition
Nothing is as it Seems: The Art of Illusion at Science Gallery zoetropes optical illusion kinetic sculpture exhibition
Some of most amazing contemporary artists working in the realm of optical illusion have been brought together for a fantastic show called Illusion at Science Gallery in Dublin, Ireland. Curated by psychologist and author Richard Wiseman and researched by magician and escapologist (!) Paul Gleeson, the exhibition explores the myriad ways the mind is tricked through sensory deception. The show includes works from Roseline de Thelin,Gregory BarsamianMatt KenyonJonty Hurwitz (previously), and many more.Illusion runs through September 29, 2013.

The Most Amazing Paper Art You Will See Today by Lobulo Design

Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design
Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design
Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design
Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design
Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design
Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design
Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design
London-based Lobulo Design (who is actually just a single desiner who goes by Lobulo) creates wonderful, vibrant designs using paper. From pop culture to anatomy and the natural world it seems like nothing is off limits. Check out much more over on Behance.

Color Drawings of Everyday Items by Marcello Barenghi

Realistic Color Drawings of Everyday Objects by Marcello Barenghi  hyperrealism drawing
Realistic Color Drawings of Everyday Objects by Marcello Barenghi  hyperrealism drawing
Realistic Color Drawings of Everyday Objects by Marcello Barenghi  hyperrealism drawing
Realistic Color Drawings of Everyday Objects by Marcello Barenghi  hyperrealism drawing
Realistic Color Drawings of Everyday Objects by Marcello Barenghi  hyperrealism drawing
Realistic Color Drawings of Everyday Objects by Marcello Barenghi  hyperrealism drawing
Italian artist Marcello Barenghi draws incredibly realistic everyday objects that appear almost three dimensional with the help of colored pencils and occasional enhancements using markers or watercolor. Each work appears ever so slightly stylized which I think sets these apart from similar hyperrealistic drawings that are meant to ‘trick’ a viewer. If you want to see more, Barenghi runs a YouTube channel where he documents the process of almost every drawing. (via 2headedsnake)

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