30.11.15 by Staff

Amazing Collaborative Drawing Performance Between Human Artist and Robot Arm

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“Drawing Operations” is an ongoing collaboration between New York-based artist Sougwen Chung and a robotic arm called Drawing Operations Unit: Generation 1, (D.O.U.G._1). Together the two draw in synchronized performance, with D.O.U.G. mimicking Chung’s movements in real time using a ceiling-mounted camera and computer vision. The arm was designed in collaboration with developer Yotam Mann.

Watch the beautiful video below!

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30.11.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Harriet Lee-Merrion

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A selection of works by Bristol-based illustrator Harriet Lee-Merrion. More images below.

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26.11.15 by Staff

Paint Chip Paintings by American Artist Shawn Huckins

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Amusing and amazingly detailed paintings by Colorado-based artist, Shawn Huckins. More images from Huckins’ “Paint Chips” series below!

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26.11.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Mi-Kyung Choi

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Works by Korean illustrator Mi-Kyung Choi, who makes work under the name Ensee. More images below.

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26.11.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Andrew Hem

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Paintings by the god, Andrew Hem. More images below.

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26.11.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Martine Johanna

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Paintings by Dutch artist Martine Johanna. More images below.

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25.11.15 by Jeff

This Pop-Up Book Folds into a Functioning Camera!

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After numerous prototypes, Kelli Anderson perfected a sequence of cuts and folds that could turn an ordinary piece of paper into a fully functional camera. The Book is a Camera is the ultimate pop-up experience: a book that not only explains how cameras work but actually becomes one!

The coolest part is you can support Kelli and purchase the book here but she specifically designed her pinhole camera under a Creative Commons share-alike license so you can also download the template yourself, build it, examine it, and use the knowledge to even make your own variant!

Kelli and I both spoke at Blend here in Vancouver and her talk was one of my favourites. She spoke about a wide variety of her past work including her counterfeit New York Times newspaper (she produced hundreds of thousands of copies and distributed it on the streets of New York), her amazing stop-motion tribute to the Eameses’ iconic film “Power of Ten” using images sourced from Google Images, and her paper record player/wedding invitations.

She’s the kinda person it’s almost hard to write about because she’s doing so many wildly different things. She’s currently working on a music video so stayed tuned for that!

More images and a video of her book/camera below!

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25.11.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Tom Climent

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Wonderful abstract paintings of structured spaces by Irish artist Tom Climent. More images below.

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25.11.15 by Staff

Stunning White Paper Sculptures by German Artist Angela Glajcar

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Gorgeous work by German sculptor, Angela Glajcar. Her latest features reams of layered and torn white paper, which create a captivating tunnelling effect. “Weiss Ist Das Neue Schwarz” (or “White is the New Black”) is on view at the Heitsch Gallery in Munich. More images below.

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