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The Pop Art Book

lw —  December 16, 2014 — Leave a comment

The Pop Art Book by Poposition Press takes 6 contemporary artist (Angry Woebots, Jim Mahfood, Junko Mizuno, Koyndan, Skinner & Tara McPherson) and transforms their work into a clever pop up book.

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 4.53.13 AM Bubble Gum Gangsters by Jim Mahfood

The project is currently running a crowdfunding campaign.

YouTube description
This is a collaboration developed by elevenplay×Rhizomatiks who has been the pursuing possibilities of relationship and interaction between the body and technology by interacting with a variety of hardware and devices such as robot arms and motor-controlled floating balls. In this new work, objects are arranged three-dimensionally in real space through a tracking technology and drone control system, and the work, in which dancers give performances, has been presented so as to find the possibility of a new bodily expression.

thrift art

lw —  August 1, 2013 — Leave a comment



Artists Chris McMahon and Thryza Segal are breathing new life into thrift store landscape art.

Hat tip (twisted sifter)

I’m a fan of projects that mix creative code and story. Andy Willis’ Spotmaps is a Python-based data / color mapping project…

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The Colors From Your Favorite Movies, Mapped To 7,200 Pixels

What do your movies look like when each second is broken down to just one color? Fascinating, telling grids.

…inspired by Brendan Dawes’s Cinema Redux that simplifies each second of a movie into its most prominent color. These frames are then lined up 60-wide to designate a minute per line in a long tapestry of pixels that you could easily call art, or you could just as easily pigeonhole as a strictly scientific, anatomical view of a film’s color.

Hat tip (FastCo)

Art of Pickpocketing

lw —  January 8, 2013 — Leave a comment

Fascinating look at the art of pickpocketing. The New Yorker profiles Adam Green and in the process he shares some tricks of the trade. Green isn’t focused on theft (he always returns the items) but instead treats it as a magic.

Aakash Nihalani

lw —  January 2, 2013 — Leave a comment


Was excited to see this new work by Aakash. We did an episode of Radar with him a few years back (see below). Love the way Aakash uses simple materials in very effective ways. For those in NYC, Aakash has a solo show running from Jan 13th – Feb 9th at Jonathan LeVine .

Hat tip Colossal


lw —  December 10, 2012 — Leave a comment

by Michael McGillis
Wood, paint. 95 feet.
Franconia Sculpture Park,
Shafer, Minnesota.

Abies Electronicus

lw —  December 9, 2012 — Leave a comment

The Abies Electronicus is the latin name for electronic fir, a contemporary christmas tree, glowing in the night in the snowy village of Guebwiller. It is a metallic structure of scaffolding, emitting sound and visuals every week end in December. Design and show by 1024 Architecture, original sound by Vincent Viluis.

Yun-Woo Choi

lw —  September 10, 2012 — Leave a comment

Using rolled up newspapers, magazines and wire Yun-Woo Choi creates amazing sculptures.

hat tip (design milk)

Crosswalk art

lw —  September 4, 2012 — Leave a comment

Pedestrians collaborate with artist by walking. As people crossed the street they’d walk through a pad of green paint. Their footprints became the leaves that filled the tree.

Green Pedestrian Crossing by Jody Xiong

hat tip (m0iety)

aMAZEme is an installation by Brazilian artists Marcos Shaboya and Gualter Pupo. A labyrinth made out of 250,000 books that forms the shape of educator’s JL Borges unique fingerprint. The following is timelapse footage of the build.

Hat tip Colossal.

Samuel Rodriguez

lw —  July 16, 2012 — Leave a comment

Loving this new work by Samuel Rodriguez. If you’re in the Bay Area, Rodriguez has a show that opens July 20th @ the 1 AM Gallery.

Hat tip booooooom