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Revolution: The Lifecycle of Water Told in a Stop Motion Pop Up Book water stop motion pop ups paper books animation

This blog has seen it’s fair share of pop-up books, and animation using paper, but this might be the first where everything comes together in a single piece. Revolution is an animated short by photographer Chris Turner, paper engineer Helen Friel and animator Jess Deacon that explores the life cycle of a single drop of water through the pages of an elaborate pop-up book. The book contains nine scenes that were animated using 1,000 photographic stills shot over the course of a year. (via faith is torment)

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MrKiff · Feb 11 '13

Colossal Finally on Tumblr colossal

At long last Colossal is now on Tumblr. I’m still not 100% how I’ll use it but you can expect to see a short excerpt of every post that appears on the main blog as well as other bits of art, design, photography and who knows what else.

Colossal also now has a Vimeo channel, and as always you can follow on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and Google+.

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MrKiff · Feb 11 '13

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

Inspired by the forms of animals artist Barbara Franc seeks to capture a sense of motion as she recreates a variety of wildlife from birds to horses using reclaimed materials such as old food tins. Via her artist statement:

I have always been fascinated by the shapes and sculptural forms of animals, they present a never-ending source of inspiration to me. I try to capture a feeling of their movement and presence in my sculpture. For this I use wire and other materials in a way that suggests drawing in three dimensions. This allows me greater freedom to add changes whenever I want during the construction to keep the feeling fluid and to reflect the diversity of movement and form. I increasingly use recycled and discarded materials as I enjoy the challenge of transforming something with a past history into something new and exciting.

You can see much more of her work on her website, and she appears to have a number of works available via Union Gallery. (via junk culture)

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MrKiff · Feb 11 '13

Swing to Infinity Inside Thilo Franks Mirrored Room swings mirrors installation

Swing to Infinity Inside Thilo Franks Mirrored Room swings mirrors installation

Swing to Infinity Inside Thilo Franks Mirrored Room swings mirrors installation

Measuring just 4 x 4 x 8 meters this small, windowless room might normally be considered a claustrophobic nightmare if it were’t lined from floor to ceiling with dozens of mirrors creating a reflective universe that seems to stretch into infinity. Titled “The Phoenix is closer than it appears,” the room was constructed by artist Thilo Frank at the Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, Denmark. The Matrix-like space also features a swing that allows visitors an opportunity to view hundreds of cloned reflections swinging at all possible angles. I can think of quite a few illicit substances that should probably not be consumed before entering this room. (via designboom, myedol)

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MrKiff · Feb 9 '13

You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10 street art installation Chicago

You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10 street art installation Chicago

You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10 street art installation Chicago

You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10 street art installation Chicago

You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10 street art installation Chicago

You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10 street art installation Chicago

You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10 street art installation Chicago

You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10 street art installation Chicago

You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10 street art installation Chicago

Ten years ago Chicago artist and designer Matthew Hoffman decided to print a batch of 100 stickers that read simply “You Are Beautiful” which he gave to friends and colleagues who found the phrase to be inspiring, hopeful, and infectious. Requests for the stickers began to trickle in so Hoffman started selling them in small batches online at You-Are-Beautiful.com. Demand quickly began to swell, so much so that he’s now printed over 500,000 of them. Soon the stickers were accompanied by numerous public art installations in Chicago and eventually the message began appearing around the world on fences, street overpasses, and sidewalks. To celebrate 10 years of ‘You Are Beautiful’ Matt is putting together a book with help from Kickstarter that documents the evolution of the project including photography, stories, and tons of really awesome rewards including his hand-cut wood signs and of course tons of stickers. Join me in helping Matt get this thing off the ground, there’s just three days left.

Update: You Are Beautiful has also partnered with Threadless for a t-shirt design contest.

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MrKiff · Feb 9 '13

Shattered Glass Animals by Marta Klonowska sculpture glass animals
Shattered Glass Animals by Marta Klonowska sculpture glass animals
Shattered Glass Animals by Marta Klonowska sculpture glass animals

Shattered Glass Animals by Marta Klonowska sculpture glass animals
Shattered Glass Animals by Marta Klonowska sculpture glass animals
Shattered Glass Animals by Marta Klonowska sculpture glass animals
Shattered Glass Animals by Marta Klonowska sculpture glass animals

Shattered Glass Animals by Marta Klonowska sculpture glass animals
Shattered Glass Animals by Marta Klonowska sculpture glass animals

Shattered Glass Animals by Marta Klonowska sculpture glass animals

Shattered Glass Animals by Marta Klonowska sculpture glass animals

Using carefully broken shards of colored glass, Polish artist Marta Klonowska assembles translucent animals in life-like proportion and size. Almost all of her sculptures are based on animals found in baroque and romantic paintings by such artists as Peter Paul Rubens or Francisco de Goya next to which they are often displayed. Her work appeared most recently at European Glass Context 2012, and you can see many more images over on lorch + seidel contemporary. (via lustik)

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MrKiff · Feb 8 '13

Photographer Christian Åslund Turns the Streets of Hong Kong into a 2D Video Game video games urban Hong Kong advertising

Photographer Christian Åslund Turns the Streets of Hong Kong into a 2D Video Game video games urban Hong Kong advertising

Photographer Christian Åslund Turns the Streets of Hong Kong into a 2D Video Game video games urban Hong Kong advertising

Photographer Christian Åslund Turns the Streets of Hong Kong into a 2D Video Game video games urban Hong Kong advertising

Photographer Christian Åslund Turns the Streets of Hong Kong into a 2D Video Game video games urban Hong Kong advertising

Stockholm-based photographer Christian Åslund recently payed tribute to retro 2D video games using the streets of Hong Kong as a backdrop. The photos were taken as part of an ad campaign for shoe brand Jim Rickey utilizing models who would lay flat on the streets or sidewalks to create the unique perspective. I’ve seen many photographers toy with this idea, but the wide-angle nature of these shots taken from such height creates a truly fun and expansive environment. See many more shots from the series here. (via design taxi)

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MrKiff · Feb 7 '13

Elk Art Print by DKNG trees screen printing posters and prints illustration elk

Elk Art Print by DKNG trees screen printing posters and prints illustration elk

Elk Art Print by DKNG trees screen printing posters and prints illustration elk

Design/illustration studio DKNG just released this gorgeous elk art print based on an earlier Dave Matthews Band tour print from last year. The four-color screen print is available in their shop in a limited edition of 300. (via this isn’t happiness)

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MrKiff · Feb 7 '13

Gorgeous Patterns of the Sea: Macro Photographs of Starfish by Alexander Semenov starfish ocean nature macro

Gorgeous Patterns of the Sea: Macro Photographs of Starfish by Alexander Semenov starfish ocean nature macro

Gorgeous Patterns of the Sea: Macro Photographs of Starfish by Alexander Semenov starfish ocean nature macro

Gorgeous Patterns of the Sea: Macro Photographs of Starfish by Alexander Semenov starfish ocean nature macro

Gorgeous Patterns of the Sea: Macro Photographs of Starfish by Alexander Semenov starfish ocean nature macro

Gorgeous Patterns of the Sea: Macro Photographs of Starfish by Alexander Semenov starfish ocean nature macro

Gorgeous Patterns of the Sea: Macro Photographs of Starfish by Alexander Semenov starfish ocean nature macro

Gorgeous Patterns of the Sea: Macro Photographs of Starfish by Alexander Semenov starfish ocean nature macro

Gorgeous Patterns of the Sea: Macro Photographs of Starfish by Alexander Semenov starfish ocean nature macro

Photographer Alexander Semenov has done it again. This time the Russian biologist takes us on an up-close encounter with starfish, although looking at these neon carpets I had no idea what they were at first. Even after covering Alexander’s previous work with jellyfish, or Felix Salazar’s images of coral I’m constantly amazed at nature’s ability to create such vibrant beauty. (via flickr)

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MrKiff · Feb 6 '13

Photo Realistic Portrait Drawn by Kelvin Okafor portraits drawing black and white

Photo Realistic Portrait Drawn by Kelvin Okafor portraits drawing black and white

Photo Realistic Portrait Drawn by Kelvin Okafor portraits drawing black and white

Photo Realistic Portrait Drawn by Kelvin Okafor portraits drawing black and white

Photo Realistic Portrait Drawn by Kelvin Okafor portraits drawing black and white

Photo Realistic Portrait Drawn by Kelvin Okafor portraits drawing black and white

Photo Realistic Portrait Drawn by Kelvin Okafor portraits drawing black and white

Photo Realistic Portrait Drawn by Kelvin Okafor portraits drawing black and white

Photo Realistic Portrait Drawn by Kelvin Okafor portraits drawing black and white

Artist Kelvin Okafor took the time to photograph over 50 steps as he drew his latest portrait titled Mana. I love seeing how artists create such detailed work, especially with portraiture drawings like this. You can see many more images of his work over on Facebook. (via booooooom, it’s nice that)

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MrKiff · Feb 6 '13
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