18.08.15 by Staff

World’s Oldest Multicolor Printed Book Opened and Digitized for the First Time

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Until now, Shi zhu zhai shu hua pu (Manual of Calligraphy and Painting), was deemed too fragile to be opened, let alone viewed by the public. The 17th century compilation of 50 artists and calligraphers contains the first known instance of multicoloured printing ever, is reputed to be “the most beautiful” set of prints of its kind, and has just been made available through Cambridge University’s Digital Library. See more of the historically significant and highly anticipated images below!

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Cambridge Digital Library Website

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26.04.17 by Jeff

Sculptures by Jaime Pitarch Strip Everyday Objects of Their Functionality

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I’m obsessed with these sculptures by artist Jaime Pitarch that I came across on the Spencer Brownstone Gallery website. The Barcelona-based artist explores our relationship to household objects by making subtle and not-so-subtle alterations rendering them completely useless. He says the works have “to do with the human being’s inability to identify with the structures he himself has created”.

Have a look at more images below.

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26.04.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Fantasaraxia

A selection of work by my friend Boldtron, currently creating magnificent stuff in Cinema 4D under the name Fantasaraxia. Also a shoutout to Arnau, who first shared these works over on Artnau (my favourite site for visual inspiration). If you ever visit Barcelona hit these guys up, I had the best time there with them!

Have a look at more images of Boldtron’s work below!

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26.04.17 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Garance Vallée

A beautiful selection of work by Paris-based illustrator and architect Garance Vallée. Love the way these drawings are presented. More images below.

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26.04.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Victor Mosquera

A selection of work by Toronto-based artist Victor Mosquera. More images below. Read More

26.04.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Sara-Vide Ericson

Paintings by artist Sara-Vide Ericson from Hälsingland, Sweden. Love the looseness in these. See more images below.

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