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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.