Beijing Design Week. The squishy icing is made from a polyol sponge that, unlike real chocolate, does not melt when touched. In times of uncertainty and crisis, ‘LetThemSitCake!’ offers a moment of sweetness, indulgence and joy.”
'Crazy Art' will be a revelation to anyone who thinks that art is more or less limited to painting, sculpture and photography. Chantal Alles’ latest book from Vivays Publishing features the work of more than sixty contemporary artists drawn from all over the world, demonstrating that there are absolutely no boundaries to expressing the most inventive and exciting ideas thhrough a vast range of different media and materials. From food art to body art, junk art to street art, this book is an amazing resource for anyone willing to expand one's knowledge of established notions of art and art making.
Developed by NewMediology 'Last Clock' is an ambient display that paints a visual memory of the last 60 seconds, the last 60 minutes and the last 12 hours in an never-ending loop. The hands of the clock are made of a slice of live video that gets scanned to the clockface. With different refresh rate for the three hands, the three time circles reflect the rhythms of the space at different temporal resolutions. The app also allows you to stream the last clock camera feed over the internet.
KeayKolour's sophisticated and intense coloured papers. Wright cut and folded the papers to build up a multi-layered, brightly coloured image inspired by Navajo woven rugs and blankets.
For his ongoing project titled "De-Signs", writer and artist Austin Kleon created a series of iPhone snapshots of signs redacted into clever one-liners. Austin explains, "I really think of myself as a cartoonist: a writer who draws. Words and images aren't separate for me. I actually think we're all wired to see pictures and words together."
Michael Leavitt’s "Art Army Royalty" is a collection of action figures based on some of the world’s most popular contemporary artists. Leavitt’s figurines are a satire on consumer culture, reducing the collector compulsion of two markets, art and product, into a miniature scale. Using the vinyl toy industry as a vehicle to convey the phenomenon of idolization and celebrity status in contemporary art and culture.
9ve recreated the letters of the alphabet in a delightful animated spelling-video. This is a follow up to their previous video "The Alphabet" that was released in January 2011.
The Next Gallery, artist Sharla Valeski created a series of one-off, customised sculptures using thriftstore shoes. By covering the shoes with artificial turf, flowers and birds, Sharla has created a series of whimsical works of art that are also wearable.
C.A.N created a scale-model island that can be read by a smartphone as a QR code when viewed from above. The model represents a kind of spectacular planning which opens up intriguing opportunities, like the that of developers advertising via Google Earth or even have their message read in space.
Eleven Fine Art in London.
Sydney-based artist Tim Silver creates carefully constructed sculptures that begin to gradually decompose over time, highlighting the idea that life is a constant process of change. There is something unsettling about Tim's destructive experiments. The subjects that Silver chooses, as well as the materials he uses to make them, comment on the inevitability of death.
Burgerac, a burger detective and blogger hot on the trail of the finest burger in town, tapped a slew of talented artists for a one-night-only exhibition, called Burgermat. 24 leading illustrators were asked to portray their burger love in original artworks all created in a single medium, the paper placemat. The artist lineup included Crispin Finn, Richard Hart, Rob Flowers, James Joyce, Gemma Shiel, Jon Boam (who also designed the Burgerac logo) and many more.
Artist Dominic Wilcox created a series of one-off, customised sculptures,using a collection of vintage watches and model figures. By attaching tiny figures onto the second and minute hands of each watch, Wilcox has made unique, animated scenes from everyday observations and imagined situations. The watches will be exhibited at Dezeen Space in Shoreditch, London from 17 September to 16 October.
African artist Cyrus Kabiru creates wearable art using found materials that he collects from the streets of Nairobi. He is perhaps best known for his C-STUNNERS, an ongoing work in which Cyrus creates and wears sculptural bifocals. The work sits itself between fashion, wearable art, performance, and one of a kind commodity objects. C-STUNNERS have a certain energy and playfulness that really captures the sensibility and attitude of a youth generation in Nairobi.
Channel 101 series. If this doesn't brighten up your day you may as well be asleep!
KKoutlet recently asked designer Dominic Wilcox to take part in their exhibition ‘Object Abuse’. The challenge was to take an everyday object and repurpose it to create an entirely new item, using as little additional materials as possible. Dominic says, "One day I was walking through an art shop and looked at the brushes. They seemed pleasant objects so I decided to come up with something using one of them. I remembered how I used to forget to wash paint brushes after using them and then would find them hard and unusable the next day. After quite a few trials and mistakes I managed to make something useful, a coat hook. Handily there is a hole at the top of the handle for the screw."