The Beady Eyed Craftster is our weekly round-up of shiny (mostly) art and craft related links from across the internets.
• Here’s a cool Make post about a the ‘rose engine’ drawing machine; “Careful control of the motor speed ratios and positioning of the pen arms results in complex patterns. […] The pen traces a Lissajous curve and the paper rotates beneath the pen, thus tracing out the complex pattern.”
• Ayu Tomikaw makes some cool woodblock prints – check them out. Woodblock printing is a lot of effort, but her work looks natural and effortless.
• Take a look at ‘The Four Rocking Horses of the Apocalypse’, a neat looking sculpture project. “I want them to appear ominous and imposing, but the catch is that they are giant toys. They are meant to be fantastic and absurd, but also beautiful and magical.” (Found via Neatorama)
• Also sculptural is this week’s obligatory Colossal link. In this case, literally colossal; Argentinean sculptor Adrián Villar Rojas created a life-size blue whale in some woods. Click though and check the pictures.
• I’m a big fan of typography, and of art and design that uses type, so I enjoyed Curbly’s Typographic Wall Treatments round-up.
• And finally, illustrator Jed Henry is producing some excellent ukiyo-e (traditional Japanese woodcut) style pictures of Nintendo game characters. Which I suppose makes this a Link link! (Found via Boing Boing)
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