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