In honour of the imminent release of The Force Awakens aka the movie that has already taken over the Internet, here are some digitally created faux-marble sculptures by a French artist who goes by the name Travis Durden (a reference to two of his favourite movies). The heads are, of course, those of iconic Star Wars characters while the bodies have been repurposed from various masterpieces at the Louvre. Check out more of Durden’s unique mash-ups below!
These storybooks by Japanese designer and architect Yusuke Oono open up 360-degrees, transforming into an incredible 3D storytelling experience. While Oono’s original designs were so labour intensive they couldn’t be mass produced, Snow White and Mount Fuji have been made available thanks to Loftwork, (the company who sponsored the design contest where Oono’s work gained recognition) and book publisher Seigensha. Check out more images below!
Wonderful observational illustrations critiquing our addiction to technology by French artist Jean Jullien. Jullien studied at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art and is currently based in London. More images below!
“The Jungle” is a refugee camp in the French port city of Calais, the primary crossing point between England and France. It’s here that Banksy has revealed new artwork depicting the late Steve Jobs, founder of Apple and, as his piece highlights, the son of a Syrian migrant. The image is one in a series intended to change people’s misconceptions about the thousands of refugees living in the area. Infrastructure from Banksy’s recent “bemusement” park, Dismaland (previously posted about here), is also being used to help create emergency housing for migrants living in Calais. More images from “the Jungle” below.
Detective Jason Harvey has worked as an NYPD forensic sketch artist for 10 years but after catching the attention of Fort Gansevoort Gallery owner, Adam Shopkorn, he now has his own series, “Fantasy Composites,” to display. Although these graphite sketches are imaginary portraits (since the real precinct sketches can’t be shown in a gallery setting), they showcase the same technique and detail Harvey puts into his work. See more images below!