Strings of Buttons Become Musical Instruments


Remember those beaded curtains from the 70’s? Miami based artist Augusto Esquivel has used a similar concept to create life sized musical instruments- but walking through these would be a sin. The installations were created by stringing colored sewing buttons on to dangling fishing wire from an overhead support. Esquivel meticulously placed each button so that your eyes will fill in the spaces to see each object. Jean-Luc Samuel Gallic calls it three dimensional pointillism. At his most recent exhibit, Esquivel showcased an upright piano, cello, harp, and phonograph fashioned in this method.

US Atlas Shows How We Describe Ourselves

If there were one word to describe the area you live in, what would it be? New York based composer and visual artist R. Luke DuBois went to great lengths to get us the sometimes predictable, sometimes surprising answers.

Mapped: City Hot Spots for Locals and Tourists

Looking for a locals bar in a popular city? Look no further than these maps, which plot the places locals and tourists frequent. Taking the images submitted to the Geotaggers World Atlas and placing them on the map colored based on the length that person has been in the city, these images give a good idea of where locals and tourists visit. It’s also a handy travel reference to see what quiet spots still exist in these popular places.

NFL Parody Shirts: Bring the Rivalry!

Football rivalries have never looked so good! Graphic artist Jon Defreest mocked up some clever t-shirts that will surely get some attention from Dolphins, Broncos, or Bills fans… make sure to have tough looking friends with you at all times while wearing these.