30.06.17 by Staff

These Special Vending Machines Offer Short Stories Instead of Snacks

A series of vending machines have been popping up in public spaces around France. However, rather than offering the usual snacks and sugar-filled drinks, these dispensers print off short stories for people to read while they wait for their flight or dawdling shopping companion. Developed by innovative publishing company, Short Édition, the machines offer a choice of 1, 3 or 5 minute reads, which are then randomly selected from their catalogue. See more images below or click here to learn more about the project.

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06.04.17 by Staff

Reader Submission: Eric Lefaure aka Ort

A selection of animated gifs by artist Eric Lefaure aka Ort. Discovered via our monthly Reader Submissions (click here to participate). See more below.

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24.03.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Anna Madia

Paintings by artist Anna Madia, from France. Click here for previous posts. More images below.

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23.03.17 by Staff

8 Million Hand-Inked Dots by Artist Xavier Casalta

Another incredible stipling project by French artist Xavier Casalta. This one contains 8 million dots and took 400 hours to ink! Click here to see his previous piece, “Autumn,” if you haven’t already. See more images of “Winter” below.

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02.03.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: John Kviar

Paintings by French artist John Kviar (previously featured here). See more images below.
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28.02.17 by Staff

Reader Submission: Debby Wu

Lauren Tsai

 

France-based illustrator Debby Wu asked four Asian girls she follows on Instagram a series of personal questions and created an illustration for each based on their responses. The questions ranged from the kind of software they use most on their computers to how easily they feel insecure in love. See more from “Asian Girls Insecure” below.

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21.02.17 by Staff

Captivating Stop-Motion Dissections of Everyday Objects by Artist Simon Gerbaud

Simon Gerbaud

 

Artist Simon Gerbaud has created a series of animations involving the incremental destruction of various objects like shoes and hairdryers as well as larger things like refrigerators and shopping carts. While the stop motion creations are strangely satisfying to watch on their own, Gerbaud has used them in several interactive installations in the past.

At the XII Feria de las Calacas in Mexico in 2012, the footage was synched to audience activated sensors so that the objects would disappear (or reappear) according to people’s movements, noises or breathing in the room. Check out more images and video of Gerbaud’s fascinating work below!

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19.02.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Lili Scratchy

A selection of recent work by French artist Frédérique Bellier-Reboul aka Lili Scratchy. Click here for previous posts. More images below.

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