You might remember running across the artist TILT earlier this year when he and his crew decorated a Marseille hotel room with what we dubbed as a split personality. Now this french artist with such a bold aesthetic is back, markering and spray painting a piece he calls New York New York. The large canvas is covered with a spiral of bubbly hand-drawn typography and painted in hues from deep purple to light pink. The result is deliciously chewy. [Read more...]
When it comes to tragic military events, few would rate worse than the French invasion of Russia in 1812. A disastrous combination of situations resulted in the once powerful Grande Armée being reduced from nearly half a million strong, to a shockingly small 10,000 following their retreat. This vintage information graphic detailing the event was created by Charles Joseph Minard in 1869. It is an early masterpiece of good design. [Read more...]
If you have trouble getting your art movement categories straight, then this series of posters by Outmane Amahou would be the perfect study guide. The Moroccan artist based in France has designed a line of minimalist art posters that simplify each movement into one icon. The colorful posters are available for purchase on Society 6 and would make the perfect gift for an art enthusiast. [Read more...]
French photographer Julien Palast brings us a photo set entitled “Skindeep”, one where silhouettes of the male and female forms are presented behind vibrant gradients of color in a kind of “shrink-wrapped” presentation. Aspects of the the human form reveal themselves as the material Palast uses tightly hugs the subjects features. [Read more...]
How do you make a hammer for delicate jobs? Maybe you could make it out of glass. That’s the crazy logic behind many of the creations you’ll find here, defying any sense of reality or possibility of real use. From the warped mind of the late french artist Jacques Carelman, the objects you see here began with his 1969 Catalogue d’Objets Introuvables (Catalog of Impossible Objects) which emulated and parodied the style of the mail order catalog in his own bizarre fashion. In creating his whimsical objects he provided an entertaining commentary on modern society [Read more...]
These little mice might be the most endearing little creatures out there. Known as the Eurasian Harvest Mouse, they are the smallest european rodent – only about half the size of a normal house mouse – and live in fields of tall grasses and cereal crops like oats and wheat. Their long tails are prehensile, giving them the ability to wrap around their playground-like living space and climb high into the air. They build circular nests and raise their young, unlike other mice, regurgitating food into their mouths much like birds. French photographers Jean-Louis Klein & Marie-Luce Hubert spent a year and a half with the cute little creatures, capturing the intricacies of their community in an astoundingly intimate way.
Paris based artist Emmanuel Malin imagines fantastic etherial illustrations which see worlds made of wild splashes of patchwork color. His works walk a fine line between perfectionism and wild flourishes of free expression, giving his viewers the dreamlike experience of, at once seeing the image, and simultaneously being unable to fully grab hold of it. [Read more...]
Like rainbows of flowers popping from the walls of the city, Parisian artist Mademoiselle Maurice’s artwork adds color and vibrance to otherwise stark places… and in this case, she does it with folded paper. Unlike any graffiti/street art we’ve seen before, this artist uses hundreds of hand folded origami shapes in various colors to create her staccato of hues across cement and wood walls around the city of Paris. Though her work may at first appear simple and even naive, they soon reveal themselves as beautiful catalysts for our deeper connection to the city surrounding them. [Read more...]