Drawings by artist Laurent Le Deunff. More images below.
In 2009 designer Gianluca Gimini started asking friends and strangers to draw a men’s bicycle from memory. While some got it right, most made technical errors — missing fundaments parts of the frame or chain.
The exercise is similar to psychological tests used to demonstrate how little we know compared to what we think we do. However, for Gimini this isn’t about proving how dumb we are but, rather, how extraordinary our imaginations can be! Having now amassed a collection of 376 drawings from participants ranging from 3 – 88 years of age, Gimini has started building realistic renderings of the bikes based on these sketches, in a 3D program.*
*Post edited to clarify these are 3D renderings
See more images from “Velocipedia” below!
A play on the mightiness of words over weapons, Colorado-based artist Ravi Zupa’s series of machine gun sculptures are made from staplers and typewriters picked up at estate and garage sales. After careful disassembly, typewriter rollers become barrels with stapler gun triggers and grips as Zupa uses illustrations from old books and gun almanacs to create these minutely detailed replicas. More images from “Mightier Than” below.
Artist Javier Riera projects beams of light onto various landscapes, creating installations that explore the link between nature and geometry. More images below.
Pennsylvania-born and (currently) Ohio-based artist Nicki Crock’s lovely paper installation features miniature houses resting atop floating, geometric clouds. Recently on display at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, “Dream House” reflects Crock’s own sense of nostalgia, movement and search for home. More images below.
Artist Tauba Auerbach teams up with Printed Matter for an incredible pop-up masterpiece [2,3]. The “book” is actually a series of six separate, intricately designed, geometric paper sculptures.
See more images below and watch New York-based director Sam Fleischner’s beautifully shot video of their unveiling over at Booooooom TV!