18.05.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Manfredi Ciminale

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A selection of work by Rome-based illustrator Mandredi Ciminale. More images below.

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09.05.16 by Staff

Bicycles Built Based on People’s Attempts to Draw Them From Memory

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In 2009 designer Gianluca Gimini started asking friends and strangers to draw a men’s bicycle from memory. While some got it right, most made technical errors — missing fundaments parts of the frame or chain.

The exercise is similar to psychological tests used to demonstrate how little we know compared to what we think we do. However, for Gimini this isn’t about proving how dumb we are but, rather, how extraordinary our imaginations can be! Having now amassed a collection of 376 drawings from participants ranging from 3 – 88 years of age, Gimini has started building realistic renderings of the bikes based on these sketches, in a 3D program.*

*Post edited to clarify these are 3D renderings

See more images from “Velocipedia” below!

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11.02.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Monica Barengo

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Drawings by Torino-based illustrator Monica Barengo. More images below.

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08.02.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Agostino Arrivabene

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Paintings by Italian artist Agostino Arrivabene. More images below.

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26.12.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Thomas Cian

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Drawings by Milan-based artist Thomas Cian. More images below.

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01.09.15 by Staff

Young Tree Carved Inside Old Tree

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Amazing wood sculptures by Italian artist, Giuseppe Penone. In “The Hidden Life Within,” Penone carves a young tree inside an old tree to highlight the passage of time and the importance of living in the present. “Tree of 12 Metres” is similarly concerned with growth and drawing attention to natural processes that normally go unnoticed. Check out more images below!

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03.08.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Kero

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A selection of drawings from “Low Human Emission Area”, a series by Italy-based artist Kero. Found her work via our Facebook page. More images below.

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19.09.14 by Jeff

Ice Cream Cone Workshops by Studio Fludd

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“Gelatology” is a fun series of workshops by Studio Fludd in which a participant is given three randomly chosen adjectives and they create a personal ice cream cone based on them. If you would like to organize a “Gelatology” workshop in your city you can email Studio Fludd. More cones below!

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11.07.14 by Jeff

Jasmine Deporta

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“Sofasafari”, photos by Jasmine Deporta. Bolzano, Italy. More below.

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