Incredible folded watercolour paintings by Brazilian-born, New York-based, artist Marcelo Daldoce. See lots more below.
This week’s giveaway is something completely different; art generated from your very own DNA. Fast Company, and Vice recently wrote about a New York-based company called Genetic Ink offering wall-ready art sequenced from a swab of the cheek. The service is not limited to humans either, DNA from dogs and cats works as well.
I can see this freaking out as many people as it will fascinate. I remember artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg raised eyebrows with her series of 3D faces generated from DNA found on gum, cigarettes, and hair that she picked up off the street.
Generative art based on personal data has to be the most relevant depiction of the times we are living in. This is the age of algorithms, data visualisation, and everything private made public. I would love to see this data interpreted in completely different styles; perhaps less design-y and more painterly. DNA as a Kandinsky painting could be cool.
If you wanna know what you’d look like as a piece of generative art, we’re giving away a personalized print (24×32). What’s the most amazing use of science in art that you’ve seen? Leave a comment with your answer and we’ll pick a winner on Friday, June 6th.
Open House is a New York-based jewelry project by my friend Monika Wyndham. She’s been making these great YES Rings and asked if she could give one away to you guys. She says, “It’s one of my favorite things I’ve ever made, because of the actual positivity it stirs up in people by just seeing the word.” I love that.
So if you wanna snag a ring (it will be sized for the winner) all ya gotta do is leave a comment below and let me know in what ways you’re a YES person! I’ll let Monika pick a winner on Monday.
Here’s a terrific mini-doc on the work of Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, the two designers behind what was the most respected type design studio in the world.
Watch “Font Men” below!
One of our current Quality Sponsors, The New School, in New York, is hosting a competition open to anyone graduating high school this year (or older). Up for grabs is one full and one partial scholarship for a bachelor’s program to any of the five divisions at The New School.
If you’re interested, head over here.
“Like Knows Like” is a superb documentary project, founded by photographer Marije Kuiper and filmmaker Bas Berkhout. This latest episode is a profile on photographer Amanda Jasnowski, better known to the Instagram world as @hokaytokay.
I often wander around on Instagram looking for new work and this funny thing happens time and time again. I scroll down to some older photos buried deep in this person’s feed, and there’s one photo that catches my eye. So I click to leave a friendly comment, and I find the most positive uplifting encouraging message has already been posted! And it’s from Amanda.
It’s been amazing to watch Amanda’s work evolve and her following expand. If you’re a photographer (or anyone) trying to figure out how to survive doing your own thing you could learn a lot from her.
Watch the video profile below!