This is amazing! 16-year-old LEGO sculptor Paul Vermeesch has made a fantastic recreation of M.C. Escher’s famous “Relativity” print out of just Lego. Six months in the making, Paul’s ‘Star Wars Relativity V2′ is unlike anything I’ve seen before. Measuring one-cubic-foot, the model recreates a number of iconic scenes from the original Star Wars trilogy – telling the story loosely in a counterclockwise format.
Vermeesch say that he imagines the piece is made up of between 2,000 to 3,000 Lego pieces and it even includes several lights that illuminate the model from inside as well as an amazing mini-cinema tucked in at the back.
Make sure to go check out the complete set of awesomely nerdy photos here.
I discovered the fantastically named The Late Great Fitzcarraldos through a recommendation by the Danish band Efterklang about a year or so ago. After checking them I found that I’d fallen for them hook, line, and sinker and their self-titled debut was easily one of my favourite albums of last year.
Recently the trio released Jesu, the first single from their follow-up album. It’s a song filled with soft synths and carmel vocals and it stands as a promising introduction to what should lie ahead on their upcoming LP. Stick it on and prepare to get lost in a funky summer-soaked trance. It’s great stuff!
Ben Javens is an illustrator with a terrific style. Originally from a small Yorkshire town called Ossett, Javens headed to Birmingham in the late 90′s to complete a Fine Art degree at the University of Central England. After that he wandered for several years in what he describes as “the wilderness that is life after graduation”. Fortunately he found his true calling as an illustrator a few years later and, as he says on his website he “hasn’t looked back since”.
Ben’s style is fun, playful and charming. Recently he made a tamborine for the Sound It Out Charity which I really love. The simplicity of his work is so good and his images are bound to bring some color to your day. Go check out more of what he makes on his website here.
‘Holi’ is the name of this wonderful little short by the New York based production company & creative collective Variable. The film aims to help viewers take notice of the beauty that exists within the life and culture of our world. “The world is fascinating” they say. “People and cultures inspire us. Sadly, the fast paced lifestyles of our generation result in many not taking the necessary step back to soak in the existing world around us”.
With direction and cinematography by Jonathan Bregel & Khalid, the film gives a brief snapshot of Holî – the Hindu festival of colors. Every year, a large number of Hindus celebrate the spring equinox by participating in the Holî. Here they smear coloured powder on each other and throw scented water in the air. It’s an amazing looking tradition and one which Variable have captured in all its beauty.
Atipus have an amazing portfolio of projects on their site. Set-up in 1998, the Barcelona based studio have worked on many projects over the years; combining their expert eye with a number of different disciplines including art direction, packaging, web design and corporate identity.
Recently they created an identity for the social music-therapist and educator Celia Castillo. It’s a really beautiful and strong identity and when I saw it it really caught my eye. Atipus decribe the identiy as being based on rhythmic exercises which Castillo developed. In these exercise the basic aim is to provoke different moods in their patients. It’s really beautiful. Make sure to check out all the images from this branding on their site here.