From A Lyric A Day, an ongoing art and design experiment by J. J. Del Rosario involving visual interpretations of song lyrics.
Gnomes vs. Snowmen: The battle for Mochimochi Land by Anna Hrachovec.
It was actually shown at Gallery Hanahou (which, btw, is a Z favorite for warm fuzzies) in NYC last year.
Hrachovec is a toy designer and fiber artist currently living in Brooklyn. Her art has been exhibited in the States, Germany, Japan, and The Netherlands. Mochimochi Land is Hrachovec’s squishy, cuddly, ever-expanding imaginary realm of chaos whose mixture of humor and pathos is meant to reflect our own reality.
American artist Chris Maynard’s feather art.
By applying various art, craft, and design techniques, Maynard carefully sculpts tiny dioramas of birds - using feathers as his canvas. Maynard uses small eye surgery scissors, forceps, scalpels, and magnifiers to arrange the cutouts of feathers that have been used with permission from private aviaries and zoos.
From Projetos Pessoais by Brazilian graphic designer, Diogo José Dreyer Teixeira.
Appropriately, what I feel right now. Yes, complete with the red mask and shoes.
Shouting-out Manchester University grad, Mark Robinson.
Loves these. Am a sucker for noteworthy graphic art.
Robinson uses folklore narratives as a jumping-off point for his mixed media works. His paintings are visceral and contain both textual and textural elements.
These photos don’t do it justice. But Onishi’s process, which he calls “casting the invisible”, in producing this ghost of an installation is no less fascinating. First, with the help of his assistant, Onishi draped plastic sheeting over a scaffold of boxes. Then strands of hot black glue were dripped from the ceiling to seal the plastic in place. When the glue dried, they removed the boxes, leaving the plastic to float in mid-air like vapor.
Great British sand sculptures!
This 5th exhibition at the Sand Museum located in the Tottori Dunes, Japan, is focused on the theme of ‘Great Britain’ in honor of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Open to the public from now until Jan 2013, fourteen sculptors from all over the world created British-themed structures such as modern London and its various landmarks like Big Ben and Westminster plus other symbols of the British empire such as William Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth.
Photos by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images.
It’s time for my third caffeine hit of the day…
Graphic design by London based creative Thom Lambert.
By London-based designer Joshua Hibbert.