A) Facts are useful.
B) Anything drawn with Sharpie makes us happy.
Young is a design studio based in the UK, and they have dedicated an entire site to making wonderful renditions of daily tidbits, submitted by readers, etc: Learn Something Every Day. Not only are they quite entertaining to look at, but who would have thought that Dali designed something cohesive!?
Experience the geometrically pleasing sensation that is Brandon Jan Blommaert’s gif images. His new collection of moving imagery is not only stunning but hypnotic, too. I just lost 10 minutes of work!
American artist and architect Paul Laffoley’s work is usually classified as visionary art or outsider art: most of his pieces are painted on large canvases and combine words and imagery to depict a spiritual architecture of explanation, tackling concepts like dimensionality, time travel through hacking relativity, connecting conceptual threads shared by philosophers through the millennia, and theories about the cosmic origins of mankind.
Susan Jamisons cryptic depictions of femininity incorporate references from medical and botany journals, domestic objects and, of course, Snow White.
Will Ainley is bringing weird back! His illustrations are all about creatures with spindly arms, crazy teeth, and funky personalities. You have to wonder what a conversation might be like with one of them; they seem like they could be friendly, maybe just misunderstood, but sweet. His portfolio consists mainly of pencil illustrations and vector work, sometimes together, sometimes separate; Ainley’s Prog Rock Monster is a cool example of how he drafts and produces his creatures, down to the last detail. He’s got a great sense of color, and adds a lot of character to his illustrations by exploring line theory, texture, and distortion. More after the jump!
The phrase “3D photos” seems like a bit of a contradiction, right? But no, Letha Projects has been making these amazing minimalist photo sculptures, taking plain pictures and translating them into a work of art that expands on their single dimensional forms. She also works with her flat photos by cutting and manipulating a mixture of color and black and white prints to create texture.
Andrew Hayes combines his passion for metal work with a musty lust for pulp– book pages chopped, twisted, bent, and pressed in bulk. What I admire most about each piece is not just the clean, firm edges, but more so, the understatement of this being a distant relative to book art. In fact, the reverence for printed matter and its conceptual demise is not even a driving force; instead, its emphasis is on material and how paper not only lines our shelves, but also collects as a form of sculpture . . . but with a little more grace and curve.