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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