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

This week we’re very heavily on the art side with: painted sculpture, paper sculpture, random object sculpture, WiFi sculpture, lino-print and spoilers. 


• Should I kick off with a painting, or with a sculpture? Well, these works by artist Shintaro Ohata are both, and really cool looking to boot. The artist paints gorgeous backgrounds and sculpts three dimensional figures to stand in the foreground. Close-up it all looks like an oil painting, but from further away it looks more like the parts of the parting have escaped into the real world. Awesome stuff. [Via Colossal]

• Staying with three dimensionality, these amazing paper-cut sculptures by Eric Standley  have been getting a lot of attention on the internet recently – and with good reason. Formed of hundreds of overlaying laser-cut sheets of paper they’re ridiculously intricate and very pretty. [Via Make]

• Not quite as intricate; these cubes by artist Michael Johansson are, well, basically cubes. The neat thing is that they’re made up of disparate random objects stacked and arranged with incredible precision; excellent stuff. (Also, I bet he’s great at packing for holidays). [Via DesignBoom]

• If that’s still a little too busy for you, this next piece has a beauty that arises from its simplicity. The centrepiece of artist Peter Jellitsch’s “Bleecker Street Documents” installation is a sculpture based on the measurement of WiFi signal strength across a number of days; the end result being a very cool looking 3D graph, like a mountain in a video game. [Via Fast Co.]

• Right, that’s enough three dimensionality; for some amazing 2D work, check out these linocut prints from John C Thurbin. Having dabbled with linocut myself, it’s very interesting to see the amazing results that a master can get out of this medium.

• And finally, take a look at these ‘Shortology’ movie posters from creative studio “H-57”, which condense the plots down to a simple picogram flowchart. Considering how much of the movie the trailers give away nowadays, it can only be a matter of time before real-life posters start to include pictogram spoilers! [Via My Modern Met]

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