The Beady Eyed Craftster is our (mostly) weekly round-up of shiny (mostly) art, design, craft and illus¬≠tra¬≠tion 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.¬†
‚ÄĘ 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]
‚ÄĘ Staying with three dimensionality, these amazing paper-cut sculptures by Eric Standley¬† have been getting a lot of attention on the internet recently ‚Äď and with good reason. Formed of hundreds of overlaying laser-cut sheets of paper they‚Äôre ridiculously intricate and very pretty. [Via Make]
‚ÄĘ Not quite as intricate; these cubes by artist Michael Johansson are, well, basically cubes. The neat thing is that they‚Äôre made up of disparate random objects stacked and arranged with incredible precision; excellent stuff. (Also, I bet he‚Äôs great at packing for holidays). [Via DesignBoom]
‚ÄĘ If that‚Äôs still a little too busy for you, this next piece has a beauty that arises from its simplicity. The centrepiece of artist Peter Jellitsch‚Äôs ‚ÄúBleecker Street Documents‚ÄĚ 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.]
‚ÄĘ Right, that‚Äôs enough three dimensionality; for some amazing 2D work, check out these linocut prints from John C Thurbin. Having dabbled with linocut myself, it‚Äôs very interesting to see the amazing results that a master can get out of this medium.
‚ÄĘ And finally, take a look at these ‚ÄėShortology‚Äô movie posters from creative studio ‚ÄúH-57‚ÄĚ, 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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