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26 Mar 18:44

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Ivory paper 30x40cm.
autofocus, 2014.

24 Mar 17:00

Missing Pet Posters From Around The World

by Stephanie Young


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One of the saddest things to see while walking around your neighborhood is a missing pet poster. A new book Lost: Lost and Found Pet Posters from Around the World by Ian Phillips captures the desperation and panic in these hand drawn, hand written xeroxed pieces of paper.  It captures the highly emotional experience when someone loses a pet and also tries to give a funny but poignant look into the whole culture of what people write and draw to catch the public’s attention in helping them find their beloved fur ball.
One readily apparent trait is that most of the signs are created by someone who is not in a logical state of mind. This is not said in jest but observation because who in their right mind would draw a picture of their pet and expect someone to recognize the animal if spotted in person? Most end up looking like cartoon line drawings and it just adds to the poignancy of the whole situation. The other thing made clear is the cathartic power of drawing and writing. Even though the drawings may not look like the actual missing animal it gives the owner a chance to let out some of their emotional stress through drawing and writing. It’s no secret that creative expression has wonderful cathartic powers and in some ways might help the panic stricken person cope a little more with the situation at hand. On a positive note the book also takes a look at found animal posters which is just as funny and poignant.
Studies have shown that only 23 percent of lost dogs are reunited with their owners and 2 percent of lost cats. A microchip which can be inserted into the animal at a very low cost is a wonderful and harmless way to secure that if your pet is ever lost or stolen you have a good chance of finding them. It’s been shown that animals with microchips have a 38 percent chance of returning home to their owners if lost or stolen. (via hyperallergic)

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20 Mar 04:48

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Thomas Rentmeister

Earthapfelroom, 2007

Kartoffelchips, potato chips, ca. 70 x 500 x 250 cm

18 Mar 01:21

Nooo [video/via]

Nooo [video/via]

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28 Feb 02:15

His life just changed. [video]

His life just changed. [video]

22 Feb 14:03

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How Wood is Cut

I feel great comfort now.

this explians so much

07 Feb 23:31

Naef Spiel, Kurt Naef 1957

by admin

Naef Spiel está diseñado por Kurt Naef en el año 1957. Naef es un prolífico diseñador de juguetes de madera. El Naef Spiel y el resto de los juegos que realiza están planteados como elementos combinables para llegar por suma a formas más complejas. Cada una de las piezas del Naef Spiel tiene ocho “dientes” en ángulo, que permiten una unión sencilla para formar construcciones escalonadas, como puentes y torres…Las piezas están realizadas con procedimientos manuales que permiten un control riguroso ya que necesitan  gran precisión para así jugar adecuadamente. Cada una de las piezas tiene una variedad limitada de colores.
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Naef también realizó otros juegos con piezas de unión que permitían el ensamblaje.01 02

Kurt Naef – Der Spielzeugmacher / The Toymaker

04 Feb 18:00

Gianluca Traina Uses Distorted Photos To Create Woven Pixelated Busts

by Sara Barnes

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Artist Gianluca Traina’s series titled Portrait 360 combines photography and sculpture to create alluring, mysterious objects. Mannequin-esque heads are covered in distorted, mosaic-looking squares that are simultaneously recognizable humans yet pixelated and indiscernible. To craft these works, Traina first shoots photos of anonymous subjects and focuses on their faces. He then uses a warp and weft technique to weave the 2D-images into 3D paper busts.

In the blurred surface photos, you can tell where the skin ends and the hair begins, as well as where features like the eyes and nose are. But, those things don’t always match up with the attributes of a bust. Eyes are on the back of the head and hair covers the nose and mouth. There’s no front or back anymore, and instead there’s a constant play between photographed surface and the sculpted one. (Via Hi Fructose)

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31 Jan 21:45

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Jacques Callot (French, 1592-1635, Nancy, France) - Detail from The Temptation of St Anthony, 1630    Etchings


Legitimately still one of my favorite details from any piece of art. Fucking beautiful.


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20 Jan 19:58

When someone buys me a shot that I really didn't want



22 Dec 16:13

When my friend doesn't finish their meal

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20 Dec 01:47

Getting too old for this…

Getting too old for this…

21 Dec 13:36

Atlanktikwall battery, Vigsø, Denmark

Atlanktikwall battery, Vigsø, Denmark

21 Dec 19:05

gjennyg: Fernand Léger Holly leaf on red background 1928


Fernand Léger
Holly leaf on red background

17 Dec 02:34


09 Dec 19:23

windwrinkle: 19th century Indian Dhurrie rug, with mirrored...


19th century Indian Dhurrie rug, with mirrored symmetrical animal design.

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12 Nov 15:09

Playgrounds Titles 2014

by Valentin

Pour son cru 2014, le Playground Digital Arts Festival a fait appel au studio d’animation londonien Bif, pour réaliser la video d’ouverture de l’évènement. La video laisse paraître une ville futuriste dont la matière se déforme et s’étire à l’infini. Belle prouesse de réalisation digitale à découvrir en vidéo.

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03 Nov 23:55


04 Nov 15:00

Artist Makes Ceramic Vessels By Detonating Explosives

by Kelly Richman

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Though made of clay and designed as functioning vessels, the  ceramic vessels created by Prague-based artist and designer Adam Železný are anything but ordinary.  Using an innovative method of controlled detonation, Železný sends shockwaves into small refractory containers holding masses of clay to create unique works of art. Appropriately titled “The Blast,” this series of works offers an unconventional approach to a familiar art form— “a kind of punk analogy to an industrial porcelain production.” 

Based on complex tests and intricate measures, Železný’s system of charges results in one-of-a-kind bowls spanning various shapes and sizes.  While each bowl is undoubtedly a work of art in and of itself, to the artist, it is not the finished product that is key but, rather, the process itself.

In order to capture this fascinating method of production, Železný has documented the entire process in a video.  Depicting the artist’s “alternative methods of ceramic shaping,” the short video shows Železný himself as he sets off the explosions and subsequently creates the sculptures. While the video also briefly depicts the project’s initial set up and final, tangible results, its focus remains on the process—which is, ultimately, presented as a work of art.



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07 Nov 19:00

Harry Roseman Makes Rigid Plywood Look As Though It’s Fabric

by Sara Barnes

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Artist Harry Roseman takes the ubiquitous material known as plywood and with careful cuts and placement, creates the illusion that this rigid material is pliable. The large pieces include “folds” that make them look as though they are textiles. Roseman uses a single piece of wood and mismatches its grain to break up the visual monotony; it fools us into think that there’s a back and a front to this “fabric.” The rigidity is reminiscent of a plastic camping tarp, but it’s still impressive at how, with relatively few cuts, the pieces are believeable as something other than what they’re made of.

These sort of observations and overall sentiment is part of what Roseman is trying to achieve in his sculptures, writing:

The subjects of my work are the bend of a curve, the conjunction of edges, the turn of a fold, the weight and nature of objects, the conjunction of idea and object, the way an idea sits in an object and next to an object and the way surface can obscure and also reveal. One of my aims is to close the distance between thinking, looking and making, to the point where it is hard to tell the difference.

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07 Nov 19:50

Aftermath of the inundation of the Wieringmeer in April 1945.

Aftermath of the inundation of the Wieringmeer in April 1945.

07 Nov 20:46


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