17.06.16 by Staff

Incredible (But Not Edible) Wood Carvings by Artist Seiji Kawasaki

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Japanese wood carving artist Seiji Kawasaki creates ultra realistic food sculptures. Taking 2-3 hours to make, some of Kawasaki’s wooden food double as holders for resting chopsticks. He also does picture-perfect chocolate, vegetables and baked goods! Check out more images below.

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17.06.16 by Staff

The Creators Project: Future Forward Event Series

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In partnership with the all-new Toyota Prius, The Creators Project has launched the Future Forward Event Series — an exciting, month-long program aimed at fostering artistic experimentation and cultural innovation. Commissioning three separate, ground-breaking installations that pair art with futuristic technology, with each piece being inspired by either Design, Technology, or Eco-heritage, all aimed at being applicable to our everyday lives.

For example, Doris Sung has developed “Drift”, a heat responsive chandelier, with the focus of the piece being on the technology of the thermobimetal and the implications about how this material can be used. The multidisciplinary creatives over at VT Pro Design have similarly worked with reactive tech with their project “Reach”, as their “living wall” responds to human movement and incorporates live plants. Lastly, illustrator Noemi Schipfer and architect/musician Takami Nakamoto (aka NONOTAK Studio) challenged the limits of dimensionality with their light installation exploring the sensations and perceptions of infinite space.

The Future Forward event series takes place in Chicago on June 18th. Click here to RSVP to these events and check out some behind-the-scenes videos of the three projects below!

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17.06.16 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Byron Eggenschwiler

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Selection of work by Calgary, Alberta-based illustrator Byron Eggenschwiler. More images below.

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17.06.16 by Staff

Hidden Sculptures by Artist Mark Ollinger

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Calgary-born, Vancouver-based artist Mark Ollinger has been hiding incredibly unique artworks in the streets of cities around the world; a sculptural response to street painting. Check out more images below!

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16.06.16 by Jeff

Booooooom x Society6 Doodle Hunt: Open Call for Artist Submissions

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We’re excited to announce that we’re joining forces with our friends over at Society6 for a special edition of our popular Doodle Hunt series. So what’s a Doodle Hunt? It’s a super fun online scavenger hunts where people can discover hidden illustrations on both of our sites for a chance to win epic prizes!

For the last Doodle Hunt we got our friend artist Luke Ramsey to draw a bunch of characters. This time around we want to hide doodles created by you! This is an open call for anyone on Society6 to submit work to us! We want to commission 3 artists to become our official Doodlers. In addition to being compensated for your work, you will be featured on Booooooom and Society6.

 

APPLICATION DETAILS:

Leave a comment below with a link to both your Society6 page as well as a link to your website and include 1 image of your work. The link below will open up this full post, scroll to the bottom and leave a comment.

Must be a Society6 artist to be considered. Not one yet? No problem, sign up here!

Must apply no later than June 30th to be eligible for consideration.

No new artwork required to apply.

Please be patient while we review all submissions. Once chosen, you will be given 2 weeks to produce 5 small artworks, please be mindful of your ability to meet the given deadline.

You’ll be notified via email if selected to contribute.

 


Congrats to Sashiko “Wishcandy” Yuen, Nicole Xu, and Sara Maese on being selected! Keep your eyes peeled for the official start to the Society6 x BOOOOOOOM Doodle Hunt in 2 weeks!

16.06.16 by Staff

Sculptures Combine Iconic Directors with Multiple Characters from their Films

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Seattle-based artist Mike Leavitt creates amusing hybrid sculptures by mixing the faces of famous directors like Hayao Miyazaki, Quentin Tarantino, and Wes Anderson, with references to beloved characters from their most memorable films.

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16.06.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Christoph Niemann

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I’ve always enjoyed illustrator Christoph Niemann’s ink drawings (over top of photographs) that he adds to his Tumblr and Instagram from time to time. Was excited to see a fantastic animated one of a clock chasing a train recently too – have a look at the animation and other drawings below!

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16.06.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Blips

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This looks kinda cool/nerdy. Blips are a set of ultra thin lenses by Smart Micro Optics that turn your phone into a microscope or magnifying glass! Apparently based on imaging systems developed in the neuroscience department of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), the sticker-like lenses look kinda cheap to be honest but could be fun for a little bit. The image above is a human eye shot using the lens. Watch the video below.

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