Having just moved into a larger apartment, I’ve realized that as much art as I currently have it’s still not going to be enough, so I’m already on the lookout for new pieces. Thankfully I’ve got a lot of talented friends who make amazing art, like this new series from Vacation Days called “Cannonball”.
The “Cannonball” series is a continuation of my “Future Desert” project, exploring the mass of objects and the relationship between nature and a man made environment. This time the collages use mass-produced, factory-made materials that carry a texture mimicking nature but in mass are fundamentally different in every way. The pieces are all macro photographs collaged into familiar, yet fractured, shapes as a means to isolate sections so the process of looking is interrupted and more deliberate.
I’ll tell you the secret to these pieces. They’re actually macro photos of marbled balloons, chopped and spliced into these incredibly lovely/familiar shapes. When you look at them though they appear to be tiny swirling galaxies or something you’d see under a high-power microscope.
Update: You can get 10% off a print by entering the code TFIB when you checkout. Snag one by clicking here.
Helena Frank, a Copenhagen based illustrator and animation director, creates these beautiful pieces which comically combine both animals and people. I think in a lot of ways doing work like this could be cheesy but her ability to render these characters is top notch, giving the illusion that these amalgamations could be a reality. I mean, that puppy astronaut above is amazing, with those big eyes and realistic rendering of the suit, it’s too cool.
Got a Girl Crush Magazine, a publication about the women who do awesome things, is looking for some help to create their third jam packed issue. It’s features 64 pages of interviews, essays and articles with 15 amazing women. I’d buy it for the super awesome cover alone.
Alex Trochut, font designer and amazing illustrator, was recently hired by Adobe to rethink their logo in the way that he does these sort of things. Surprisingly he didn’t rely upon any sort of Adobe product to accomplish this task, opting for a much more analogue approach. What you see above isn’t digital, it’s various kinds of liquids sitting on glass which was made possible thanks to a spray called NeverWet. The spray creates a hydrophobic coating which repels water, thus these colored balls of liquid taking these perfect shapes.
Tons of experimenting went into this process (as you can see in the video below) but even these images above are quite astonishing. The fact that he was able to get such a range of colors naturally is quite a feat. Next time you complain about Photoshop crashing think about how sad Alex may have been if someone bumped into one of these pieces.
You know those little people who inhabit architectural renderings? Where the hell do they come from? I know one source now, it’s called Skalgubbar and it’s the passion project of Teodor Javanaud Emdén.
I started the project a few years ago and it has taken off fairly recently and my people who are my family and friends have now started to infiltrate the world of architecture. They are featured in a lot of architecture competitions projects (that I have seen 2013) and almost always in at least one shortlisted project.
The variety and range of people are incredible, anything from a person with a bouquet of balloons, an old woman holding giant mushrooms, or a man petting a black cat on the ground.