Submitted by Bonthom on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 15:03
Paris-based designer Samuel Accoceberry created a collection of rugs for Chevalier Edition called Tresse, which is French for plait, i.e. braid. Meant to reflect “the spirit of plaiting and hand work,” the series uses a traditional hand-knotting technique to achieve the contemporary braided look of the design.The bold look changes shape depending on the size of the rug and visually the pattern morphs as well. I love that the edges remain curvy, playing into the pattern even more.
Submitted by Bonthom on Tue, 06/11/2012 - 10:31
Submitted by Bonthom on Mon, 05/11/2012 - 14:18
talian artist Francesco Locastro currently creates some fantastic geometric layered paintings from his home base of southern Florida. Starting with wood, he layers spraypaint, epoxy resin, acrylic, and even gold leafing until he achieves an almost 3D, floating effect. I can only imagine how time-consuming each piece must be Locastro, who is pretty active in the southern Florida art scene, recent showed pieces at Basel and also a few shows earlier this year in New York. He’s also quite the photographer and muralist. However, it’s his paintings that really get me. There is something about the layering that takes the complexity to a new level.
Submitted by Bonthom on Fri, 12/10/2012 - 10:08
Sydney-based artist Catherine Nelson refers to herself as a painter with a camera, in that she doesn’t see the world as a photographer does but instead uses photos as a medium with which she creates these fantastic miniature worlds. Each work is comprised of hundreds of photographs which she digitally stitches together, drawing from an extensive background in visual special effects having worked on such films as Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter and 300
Submitted by Bonthom on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 08:49
The folks at Mint Digital have created Foldable.Me, cute “little cardboard sidekicks” that “look like you or your friends.” Each one is customizable, made of laminated cardboard and easily folds into shape (no glue or scissors needed). Watch in their promo video to see some potential uses and to see how they are constructed. They can be custom designed and ordered at their site.
Submitted by Bonthom on Mon, 10/09/2012 - 09:32
Artist Tauba Auerbach, who lives and works in New York and San Francisco, created a beautiful 8 x 8 x 8 inch cubed offset print on paper case bound book titled RGB Colorspace Atlas that depicts every color imaginable on its airbrushed cloth cover, the pages and page edges. The book binding was co-designed by both Tauba and book artist Daniel E. Kelm. The actual book binding itself was done by Daniel E. Kelm at his independent The Wide Awake Garage studio, with assistance from Leah Hughes. It’s a gorgeous cube of many colors!
Submitted by Bonthom on Fri, 31/08/2012 - 08:59
Submitted by Bonthom on Thu, 23/08/2012 - 10:55
Minnesota-based designer Matthew Olin created a series of superhero typographic posters for his MFA Thesis exhibition entitled Some Type of Hero. Olin chose fonts whose characters reflected the characteristics of the superheroes we know and love, and then recreated them in these eye-catching posters.
Submitted by Bonthom on Thu, 26/07/2012 - 09:50
On her blog Discovering Dad, Holly Gilliam, daughter of Terry Gilliam, has been cataloguing her father’s personal archives from “pre-Python days through Python to his feature films and beyond”. What is emerging is a fascinating photographic hodgepodge of doodles, storyboards, and other artifacts from his creative life. The blog is ongoing, so be sure to check in to see what items have recently been discovered.
Submitted by Bonthom on Fri, 06/07/2012 - 08:58