Data + Design Project

Turning Trash Into Shade

Sunday 08.14.2011 , Posted by

South African Heath Nash says he has always made things; drawing, cutting, folding sculpting and experimenting with different materials, his entire life. Once out of college, he began turning his passion for creating into a business. [Read more...]

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Two Names, One Artist, One Mind

Saturday 08.13.2011 , Posted by

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Visual files of unusual bugs and beetles from his native Oaxaca got stuck in his mind like a database, says artist Sego y Ovbal. Sego, or Ovbal, draws and paints fantastical images of these and other things, along with large-scale graffiti style murals. [Read more...]

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A Visual Adventure In Geometry and Light

Friday 08.12.2011 , Posted by

This master of digital geometry, light, color and composition creates feasts for the eyes. Andy Gilmore leads you into a visual sensation from portraits to pixels, patterning line, color and attention to detail in arresting artwork. [Read more...]

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The Worlds Weirdest Book

Monday 08.01.2011 , Posted by

A truly unique work of fiction, ‘The Codex Seraphinianus‘ is a book that appears to be a visual encyclopedia of some unknown world or dimension. Written down in one of that worlds beautiful curving languages, the book by Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini, explains the odd inhabitants and their colorful behaviors. The book was created between 1976 and 1978 and for the low price of about $500.00 you can ponder over your own copy… then again, if you can’t afford that, check out the video at the bottom. [Read more...]

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Portraits Carved From Completed Paintings

Wednesday 06.29.2011 , Posted by

In a process of creative addition and subtraction, artist Kuin Heuff creates her intricate portraits of men. Looking like intricate wood cuts, each painting began as a complete portrait on paper, Heuff then studies the brush stroke patterns and form of the painting and starts cutting away pieces. Her results are portraits with a light, lace-like structure that still retains its painterly color. For more on this Rotterdam based artists work including a selection of her uncut paintings see kuinheuff.nl. [Read more...]

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The World Is Your Canvas

Saturday 06.18.2011 , Posted by

What if the whole world was your canvas and everything on the street was free for modification, experimentation and making art? That’s the world that French street artist OaKoAk occupies. For the last few years he’s been modifying elements of the urban jungle, adding his whimsical embelishments and leaving many passer-by with a smile on their face. Unlike most street art, OaKoAk’s work plays off existing urban elements, using their form as inspiration, bringing them to life and adding a playful element missing from most cities. [Read more...]

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No Ticket Required: Hitchhiking Around the World

Thursday 06.16.2011 , Posted by

Hitchhiking: It’s something your parents told you never to do, right? Meet Jeremy Marie from France. To date, he has traveled 74,000 miles through 64 countries all by hitchhiking. And he’s still alive.

His purpose for all the travel is simple: “to prove that the planet Earth is mainly occupied by people with good intentions.” Through his travels, he has proved just that, having been given 1,285 rides and making friends with people all over the world. [Read more...]

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Beautiful Horizons Captured In Dramatic 3D

Sunday 05.22.2011 , Posted by

Nobuhiro Nakanishi has captured what the world would look like with no man-made objects impeding our vision. Describing his work as “the physical that permeates into the art piece”, Nakanishi appears to snatch a slice of the horizon, freeze it in time and put it on display for all to see. He lives and works in Osaka, Japan.

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Wild Watercolors Bring Characters To Life

Friday 05.20.2011 , Posted by

Daniel Mackie made the brave decision to give up using Photoshop in 2010. Instead, he decided to use watercolour on 300gsm paper for his dream like paintings with wildly distorted characters. We’re sure glad he did and others are too; Mackie has worked with clients from around the world, including Adobe, British Airways, Esquire, GQ and more. See more of his unique work at danielmackie.com [Read more...]

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3D Figures Painted With Colorful Drips

Thursday 05.19.2011 , Posted by

You’re first thought when handed some paint and plastic rods probably wouldn’t be making 3D figures, but that’s exactly what Chris Dorosz creates. Using just paint, carefully dripped onto thin plastic columns he makes surprisingly distinct figures with presence in their environment. While in the past Dorosz has focused on larger works, filling rooms with his pixel like dripped furniture, his latest project see’s him creating small figures only inches high. For more on this San Francisco based artist see chrisdorosz.com [Read more...]

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