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A melting fan in Atlanta

Melting Fan is an art installation on display at a subway station in Atlanta. I guess it must be pretty hot there for this piece of art to make sense 😉

The design was by Ted Freeman, commissioned by the C.H. Briggs company, and built by Mike Marks at Top South, a Corian fabricator.

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Help Japan Poster: ‘Land of the Riding Sons’ by Thomas Yang

Yesterday I was at the Japan Narita Airport in Tokyo and it was a steambath! Although the enormous earthquake and tsunami occurred several months ago in northern Japan, the Japanese people are still dealing with its aftermath. That means even areas untouched by the calamity, like Tokyo, must conserve electricity to prevent a massive power . . . → Read More: Help Japan Poster: ‘Land of the Riding Sons’ by Thomas Yang

Kris Trappeniers creates paper cut-out portraits

Boy, what some people can do with an x-acto knife!

Belgium-based stencil artist Kris Trappeniers, a self-described “paper sculptor,” creates ballpoint-drawn portraits, and then, by hand, carves the drawings to make intricate stencils for use on vinyl, canvas, cardboard, wood and walls. When finished Trappeniers uses spray paint upon the cut paper. Wow!

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Jan Banning photographs the faces of bureaucracies around the world

India

Depending upon where you live, the word bureaucracy probably conjures up wildly varying emotions. Photographer and journalist Jan Banning has made the theme of state power (and its abuse) the central focus of his work. In the series, Bureaucratics, Banning traveled across countries like India, Bolivia, China, and Liberia to discover . . . → Read More: Jan Banning photographs the faces of bureaucracies around the world