Not only are these blankets stunning with their colorful checks, but they also spell the word “LOVE” in Morse-code throughout the pattern. “The blocks (in the blanket) help to trap words, stories and memories, bringing a new sense of value and emotional connection to contemporary textiles,” says the designer Holly Berry. The blankets are . . . → Read More: Find of the day: Morse Code blankets by Holly Berry
UK-based advertising photographer Craig Easton is known for shooting amazing landscape and portrait photography. For his latest project, the VisitBritain 2012 Olympics Campaign, he captures athletes as they demonstrate their sport on a variety of natural locations. Breathtaking!
. . . → Read More: Craig Easton photographs athletes in glorious locations around the UK
Remember those rubberband and pegboard games from kindergarten? These thread and nail portraits work on the same concept except they’re far beyond the grade-school level. Using old family photographs, design team Pamela Campagna and Thomas Scheiderbauer of L-able spent nearly a month to create each of these pieces. I especially love the multi-tone effect . . . → Read More: Thread and nail portraits by Pamela Campagna and Thomas Scheiderbauer
For her dissertation project at Central Saint Martins, London-based design student Katy Beveridge fastened paper cutouts inside the wheels of a bicycle, creating a zoetrope – a device that produces the illusion of a moving animation from a series of static pictures. Brilliant!
BTW: This would be a great DIY project . . . → Read More: Bicycle wheel animation by Katy Beveridge
(left) Vine with Moons and Red Sun, 2011 Paper collage with hole punch 38 x 30" (right) Brown Star (Toward Becoming a Compass), 2011 Paper collage 21.5 x 21.5"
I love the delicate handcrafted feel of the work of Bay Area artist Lena Wolff, who currently has an exhibition at the Traywick Contemporary in . . . → Read More: “Another Country” paper quilts by Lena Wolff at the Traywick Contemporary in Berkeley, California
According to a poll conducted by Lonely Planet on Facebook and Twitter (with over 1000 people responding), India topped the list of travel destinations that changed the lives of people the most. Photographer Karen Knorr concurs with that result by citing her journey to Rajashthan, India in 2008 as the inspiration for her exquisite series . . . → Read More: Karen Knorr places animals at sacred sites in India
Occuprint showcases posters from the worldwide Occupy movement. All posters are available to be downloaded for noncommercial use, though it is expected that the artists are given attribution for their work.
Please submit your posters to this project! FILE SPECS: 150 DPI, PNG file, sized 10.5″ x 16″ or close to that.
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While most people read music in order to create music, artist Erika Iris Simmons reads music so she can decide how to carve it up to create a portrait. With an x-acto knife in hand, Simmons cuts up sheet music reshaping it to match the portrait of its composer. Since the bits of music are . . . → Read More: Erika Iris Simmons cuts portraits out of sheet music
Where ever and whomever you find yourself with today, Happy Thanksgiving!
I love these takes on the “Keep Calm…” design. You can print them out for free here.
Pen Blow 68 1997 ball point pen and resin on panel 12 x 12 inches
Brooklyn-based artist Shane McAdams creates abstract paintings using the ink extracted from ball-point pens. After removing the ink, heating it and mixing it with solvents, McAdams places it on a canvas and allows gravity, wind, and other . . . → Read More: Shane McAdams paints with the ink from ball point pens