Eating a Book
You may remember American artist Taylor Holland from his brilliantly absurd “FRA[MES]” project we featured a few years back (click here for previous posts). A father now, Holland’s latest project chronicles his failed attempts to document his son’s first year of life.
Due to an iPhone frequently lacking memory, rather than a series of clearly recorded moments, what Holland has instead is a collection of blurry approximations of the photos that would have been. See more bittersweet out-of-storage notifications from “Cannot Take Photo” below!
Artist Hank Schmidt in der Beek and photographer Fabian Schubert offer a hilarious take on classic outdoor painting. In their collaboration, Und im Sommer tu ich malen (“And in the Summer, I do paint”), Schubert photographs in der Beek at various locations famously captured by artists like Cézanne and Monet. However, rather than focusing on the scenic landscape around him, in der Beek is seen painting the pattern of his shirt.
As in der Beek explains his thought process: “Confronted with the immenseness of the mountains and the littleness of my canvasses, I decided to paint what’s nearest to me instead of what’s afield and giant.” More images from the ongoing photographic series below!
Bloomberg Businessweek continues to kill it with their art direction. They recently created parody versions of other well-known magazines for their annual The Year Ahead issue, mimicking the style of iconic publications like Time and Wired to convey the range of topics that are going to matter in the coming year. See closeup images of the parodies below.