02.09.16 by Staff

Artist Wilfred Wood Captures the ‘Beauties and Oddities’ of the Rio Olympics

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London-based artist Wilfrid Wood teams up with It’s Nice That for a series of expressive plasticine sculptures. Focusing less on the achievements and more on the unique characters the games brought to our attention, the off-beat project is the perfect way to commemorate the 2016 Olympics! See the series of sculptures below.

 

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Thomas Bach, the 9th president of the IOC and past gold medalist.

 

 

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Mo Farah, who tripped during the 5,000 metre but went on to earn “double double” status (winning both the 5,000 and 10,000 for the second time).

 

 

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Kōhei Uchimura, the 27-year-old Japanese gymnast athlete with seven Olympic medals and a cellphone bill of £3,700 ($6,300 CND) from playing Pokemon Go!

 

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Yelena Isinbayeva, renowned Olympic champion pole vaulter who was denied the right to compete in Rio due to the IOC’s ban on Russian track and field athletes.

 

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Clare Balding, BBC anchor and national treasure.

 

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Dipa Karmakar, the first Indian female gymnast to ever compete in the Olympics.

 

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Doaa Elghobashy, represented Egypt in women’s beach volleyball for the first time.

 

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Gary and Paul O’Donovan, Irish brothers and silver medalists in lightweight men’s double sculls, known for their laid-back post-event interviews.

 

 

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Fu Yuanhui, the Chinese swimmer who didn’t realize she’d won a bronze medal in the individual backstroke. Also beloved for her candidness.

 

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Mavis Williams, grandmother of 21-year-old British gold-medal swimmer (and current world record holder) Adam Peaty whose Twitter bio reads: “Proud Nan to a World Champion Breaststroker”.

 

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Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time.

 

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Usain Bolt, still the fastest human being on the planet.

 

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27.09.16 by Jeff

Watch: “Kaytranada & River Tiber” by Hamish Lambert

The second episode in our 6-part series of animated shorts for Red Bull Music Academy is now online! This second episode features 2016 Polaris Music Prize winner Kaytranada and fellow Canadian producer River Tiber discussing their first encounters with music.

The playful visuals were created by animator Hamish Lambert, with sound and music by Luigi Allemano. Make sure you hit full screen or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV!

27.09.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

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Mixed media paintings by artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby. More images below.

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27.09.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Brecht Vandenbroucke

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More brilliant work by Antwerp-based illustrator Brecht Vandenbroucke (a personal favourite). More images below.

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27.09.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Niv Bavarsky

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A random assortment of work from illustrator Niv Bavarsky. More images below.

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26.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: The Kinetic Art Table

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Motion-control artist Bruce Shapiro’s “Sisyphus” is an incredible sand drawing machine that creates elaborate patterns using magnets (click here for previous post). While several installations have been set up in countries around the world, Shapiro is now working toward a version people can enjoy in their own homes! See more images and information about this Kickstarter below!

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