The Beady Eyed Craftster is our (mostly) weekly round-up of shiny (mostly) art and craft related links from across the internets.


• First up: shadow sculpture.  Tim Noble and Sue Webster make sculptures out of junk metal and discarded wood; it looks pretty random, but when properly illuminated the shadow forms a figurative image, usually a self-portrait. Clever stuff. [Via Colossal]

• Street art now, from Andre Muniz Gonzaga over at Hi-Fructose; he paints on irregular surfaces like rocks, run down walls and crumbling concrete, working with their random features to add painted features. I love the way these strange faces lend what are clearly neglected areas a fairy tale like touch.

• Another interesting juxtaposition now: Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow have designed a set of modern plastic housings for ancient flint tools. These pieces cleverly merge today’s cutting edge Apple-esque design with prehistoric (literal) cutting-edge technology, and I find the result oddly unsettling. [Via DesignBoom]

• Here’s a great piece on the hi-speed water photography of Markus Reugels over at Fast Co. Design – not only does it have a great gallery of stunning images, but it goes into more detail about the technique used, which I always find very interesting.

• In fact, talking of technique, I was pleased to find this post showing some of illustration Scott C’s working technique. I linked to Scott C’s charming watercolour pop-culture illustrations a few weeks back, so it’s really fascinating to see how they’re produced.

• And finally; ‘zoetrope’ is one of my favourite words, and also one of my favourite obsolete moving picture technologies – so I was glad to see it being given a bit of a modern makeover by Jeremy Van Grinsven. Using a laser-cut acrylic disk, some LEDs and some clever technical gubbins he’s made a super-cool looking zoetrope – check it out. [Found via Make].

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