A trailer for Jacques Prévert’s poem “Tant de Forêts”

Thursday, 30 October, 2014

A trailer for a short film, created by French illustrators and animators Burcu Sakur and Geoffrey Godet, based on “Tant de Forêts”, a poem written by the late Jacques Prévert.

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The pixel art like painting of Ian Davis

Tuesday, 28 October, 2014

US artist Ian Davis’ “Little Men” works remind me of pixel art. Of course they’re nothing of the sort, but that doesn’t make them any less fascinating.

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Counting the cost of cosplay

Thursday, 23 October, 2014

Cosplay, or costume play, in essence, is dressing up to look like any fictional character, and possibly also portraying them in a performance of some sort. And as an art form, or subculture, cosplay certain has its adherents.

While cosplayers may not exactly mortgage the house to cover the costs of their attire though, some of the outfits require more than just a little cash outlay, as a survey of those present at New York Comic Con this year, revealed.

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The adventures of Sinbad the Sailor, illustrated

Wednesday, 22 October, 2014

Illustration by Jared Muralt

Depictions of the voyages and adventures of Sinbad the Sailor, by Bern based illustrator and artist Jared Muralt.

Via Hypnophant.

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Another look at Adam Lister’s artworks

Friday, 10 October, 2014

Artwork by Adam Lister

I first discovered the work of US artist Adam Lister about a year ago, and was happy to recently uncover a more extensive collection of his pop culture, eight bit, inspired artworks.

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Take clouds, add imagination, and you have shaped clouds

Wednesday, 8 October, 2014

Illustration and photo by Martin Feijoo

Martin Feijoó is a cloud shaper… not someone who actually shapes the clouds that waft across the sky, though I imagine doing so is somehow possible, but someone who takes photos of clouds, and then overlays an illustration of what he thinks he sees in each formation.

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Artworks inspired by maths and the workplace stationery cupboard

Thursday, 11 September, 2014

Photo by Zachary Abel

If you’re taking usual, run of the mill, items of stationery, and using them to craft works of art, as Zachary Abel does with his Mathematical Sculptures, then it seems to me your deriving the best possible value from your day job time…

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A photo collection of all my “could have been” lives

Monday, 8 September, 2014

Czech photographer Dita Pepe is one person who in a way substituted the word could for should, as in, who could I have been, when, for her Self-Portraits with Men & Woman photo series, she imagined her life with numerous partners and families.

Via MetaFilter.

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Bones in motion, a series of x-ray animations

Friday, 22 August, 2014

Image via Cameron Drake

Cameron Drake has created a series of animations using x-ray images of people’s hands, ankles, elbows, and shoulders. Fascinating.

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A tree that threatens to make orchards much smaller

Friday, 1 August, 2014

A single tree that can bear forty different types of stone fruit? The notion sounds incredible, but thanks to some complicated grafting techniques, branches from various fruit trees were attached to one, bringing forth the “Tree of 40 Fruit”.

Working with a pool of over 250 varieties of stone fruit, Van Aken developed a timeline of when each of them blossom in relationship to each other and started grafting a few onto a working tree’s root structure. Once the working tree was about two years old, Van Aken used a technique called chip grafting to add more varieties on as separate branches. This technique involves taking a sliver off a fruit tree that includes the bud, and inserting that into an incision in the working tree. It’s then taped into place, and left to sit and heal over winter. If all goes well, the branch will be pruned back to encourage it to grow as a normal branch on the working tree.

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