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Moominvalley Map Print | Magic Pony
Lovely print! Shipping would be a bit crazy, though. There has to be an english-language print of one of Tove Jansson's maps on sale somewhere in Europe...
prints  moomins  moominvalley  maps  hattifatteners  magic-pony  tove-jannson  art 
28 days ago by jm
This tree produces 40 different types of fruit
An art professor from Syracuse University in the US, Van Aken grew up on a family farm before pursuing a career as an artist, and has combined his knowledge of the two to develop his incredible Tree of 40 Fruit. 
In 2008, Van Aken learned that an orchard at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station was about to be shut down due to a lack of funding. This single orchard grew a great number of heirloom, antique, and native varieties of stone fruit, and some of these were 150 to 200 years old. To lose this orchard would render many of these rare and old varieties of fruit extinct, so to preserve them, Van Aken bought the orchard, and spent the following years figuring out how to graft parts of the trees onto a single fruit tree. [...]
Aken’s Tree of 40 Fruit looks like a normal tree for most of the year, but in spring it reveals a stunning patchwork of pink, white, red and purple blossoms, which turn into an array of plums, peaches, apricots, nectarines, cherries and almonds during the summer months, all of which are rare and unique varieties. 
fruit  art  amazing  food  agriculture  grafting  orchards  sam-van-aken  farming 
5 weeks ago by jm
A Japanese Artist Launches Plants Into Space
This is amazing.
though the vessel was found on the ground, the flowers were not.
japan  art  bonsai  flowers  space  nevada  black-rock-desert  exobiotanica 
5 weeks ago by jm
Layered Glass Table Concept Creates a Cross-Section of the Ocean
beautiful stuff -- and a snip at only UKP 5,800 ex VAT. it'd make a good DIY project though ;)
art  tables  glass  layering  3d  cross-sections  water  ocean  sea  mapping  cartography  layers  this-is-colossal  design  furniture 
7 weeks ago by jm
Julie Moon | Magic Pony
some cute brooches/jewellery here, for the next time I need to pick a nice gift
julie-moon  art  magic-pony  jewellery  brooches  gifts 
may 2014 by jm
Papa's Maze | spoon & tamago
While going through her papa's old belongings, a young girl discovered something incredible - a mind-bogglingly intricate maze that her father had drawn by hand 30 years ago. While working as a school janitor it had taken him 7 years to produce the piece, only for it to be forgotten about... until now.


34" x 24" print, $40
mazes  art  prints  weird  papas-maze  japan 
march 2014 by jm
Desert Breath
'A Monumental Land Art Installation in the Sahara Desert', by the D.A.S.T. Arteam in 1997. More correctly, near the Red Sea resort of El Gouna -- so possible to visit!
el-gouna  sahara  deserts  land-art  art  via:colossal  desert-breath  spirals 
february 2014 by jm
British Library uploads one million public domain images to the net for remix and reuse - Boing Boing
this is excellent!
The British Library has uploaded one million public domain scans from 17th-19th century books to Flickr! They're embarking on an ambitious programme to crowdsource novel uses and navigation tools for the huge corpus. Already, the manifest of image descriptions is available through Github. This is a remarkable, public spirited, archival project, and the British Library is to be loudly applauded for it!
british-library  libraries  public-domain  art  graphics  images  history  19th-century  17th-century  18th-century  books  crowdsourcing  via:boingboing  github 
december 2013 by jm
ReCreate Ireland - Creativity through Reuse
Great idea.
For creative groups, we aim to offer easy access to a rich and varied selection of textures, colours and shapes. Members are also be able to participate in creativity workshops facilitated by fully trained professional artists either in-house or on your own premises. We intend to be the first choice of teachers, early childhood educators and arts animators in the community.

For businesses, ReCreate reduces the costs of moving on end-of-line materials. We are a professional, credible and reliable partner organisation and our aim is to divert approximately 115 metric tonnes of clean materials from landfill annually. All collections are free of charge.
recreate  diy  make-and-do  recycling  landfill  art  play  scrap 
november 2013 by jm
WISH: A Monumental 11-Acre Portrait in Belfast by Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada
Must go up and visit this.
Unveiled several days ago in Belfast, Northern Ireland as part of the Belfast Festival, WISH is the latest public art project by Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada. The image depicted is of an anonymous Belfast girl and is so large it can only be viewed from the highest points in Belfast or an airplane. Several years in the making, WISH was first plotted on a grid using state-of-the-art Topcon GPS technology and 30,000 manually placed wooden stakes in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. The portrait was then “drawn” with aid of volunteers who helped place nearly 8 million pounds of natural materials including soil, sand, and rock over a period of four weeks.
belfast  ireland  art  portraits  jorge-rodriguez-gerada  land  soil 
october 2013 by jm
Kovet
some great phone cases from an Irish company, with nifty art by Irish illustrators and artists including Fatti Burke and Chris Judge
chris-judge  fatti-burke  illustrators  art  ireland  iphone  cases 
october 2013 by jm
Codex Seraphinianus: A new edition of the strangest book in the world
Excited! one commenter claims a paperback of the new edition of Luigi Serafini's masterwork should cost about $75 when it comes out in a couple of months. sign me up, this is an amazing work
codex-seraphinianus  art  weird  strange  books  luigi-serafini 
october 2013 by jm
Big data is watching you
Some great street art from Brighton, via Darach Ennis
via:darachennis  street-art  graffiti  big-data  snooping  spies  gchq  nsa  art 
september 2013 by jm
Time is a Dimension
I love these.
Photographic prints are great because they don’t need power to be displayed. They are more or less permanent. Videos are great because they record a sequence of time which shows reality almost like how we experience. Is it possible to combine the two? And not via long exposure photography where often details are lost from motion.

So I played around with the tools of digital photography and post processing to give you this series: Time is a dimension. This series of images are mostly landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes, and they are a single composite made from sequences that span 2-4 hours, mostly of sunrises and sunsets.

The basic structure of a landscape is present in every piece. But each panel or concentric layer shows a different slice of time, which is related to the adjacent panel/layer. The transition from daytime to night is gradual and noticeable in every piece, but would not be something you expect to see in a still image.
photography  beautiful  photos  art  time  dimensions  prints  via:matthaughey 
september 2013 by jm
From derelict to delightful: Art Tunnel Smithfield
I do like the Art Tunnel. Smithfield is a great demo of reclaiming Dublin's increasing dereliction and I hope the DCC allow this to continue
smithfield  d7  dublin  ireland  art  art-tunnel  reclamation  derelict  economy  dcc 
august 2013 by jm
The Getty Museum offers a huge chunk of their collection for free use
We’ve launched the Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible. The initial focus of the Open Content Program is to make available all images of public domain artworks in the Getty’s collections. Today we’ve taken a first step toward this goal by making roughly 4,600 high-resolution images of the Museum’s collection free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose.

Why open content? Why now? The Getty was founded on the conviction that understanding art makes the world a better place, and sharing our digital resources is the natural extension of that belief. This move is also an educational imperative. Artists, students, teachers, writers, and countless others rely on artwork images to learn, tell stories, exchange ideas, and feed their own creativity. In its discussion of open content, the most recent Horizon Report, Museum Edition stated that “it is now the mark—and social responsibility—of world-class institutions to develop and share free cultural and educational resources.” I agree wholeheartedly.
getty  art  via:tupp_ed  open-content  free  images  pictures  paintings  museums 
august 2013 by jm
Content Aware Typography
Photoshop's "Content Aware Fill" applied to text. some very cool results
images  cool  art  typography  algorithms  via:pentadact  photoshop 
july 2013 by jm
Atelier olschinsky - "Cities III 05"
Fine Art Print on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Bright White, 310g: 40x50cm up to 70x100cm. Some great art based on decayed urban landscape shots, from a Vienna-based design studio. See also http://english.mashkulture.net/2011/10/17/atelier-olschinsky-cities-iii/ , http://www.mascontext.com/tag/atelier-olschinsky/
olschinsky  cities  urban  decay  landscape  art  prints  want 
june 2013 by jm
Cities 05
from Atelier Olschinsky. 'Fine Art Print on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Bright White 310g; Limited Edition / Numbered and signed by the artist'
art  graphics  cities  prints  want  via:bdif 
june 2013 by jm
Instant artist statement: Arty Bollocks Generator
'My work explores the relationship between the body and vegetarian ethics.
With influences as diverse as Munch and Francis Bacon, new synergies are created from both orderly and random narratives.
Ever since I was a postgraduate I have been fascinated by the essential unreality of the moment. What starts out as undefined soon becomes corroded into a hegemony of greed, leaving only a sense of failing and the chance of a new order.
As temporal replicas become transformed through diligent and undefined practice, the viewer is left with an impression of the darkness of our culture.'
funny  humor  art  arty  bollocks  generator  hacks  via:leroideplywood 
may 2013 by jm
Protect your designs
A good writeup of how to detect cases of copyright infringement for photography, art and other visual media.
Von Glitschka, Modern Dog and myriad others make clear that the support of the creative community is absolutely vital in raising awareness of copyright infringements. Sites like www.youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com name and shame clear breaches of copyright, while the Modern Dog case shows that there is no better IP tracing system than the eyes and ears of the design community itself. “It’s the industry at large that has kept me aware of infringements,” states Von. “Without that I would miss most of them because I don’t go looking – they find me via the eyes of others.”
photography  art  visual-media  copyright  infringement  piracy  ripping 
april 2013 by jm
Edition - Irish Design
'Edition has a ‘design for life’ philosophy - we think that unique designer-made items can be a part of our everyday lives without costing the earth. We stock affordable, contemporary and functional products (mostly handmade), including jewellery, home-ware, accessories, art and toys. Every item has been carefully selected and are all designed here in Ireland.'
edition  design  ireland  art  graphics  jewellery  toys 
march 2013 by jm
Fund it :: The Joinery
Stoneybatter's not-for-profit art space needs contributions
art  stoneybatter  dublin  d7  ireland  fundit  fundraising  the-joinery 
february 2013 by jm
Werner Knaupp - Acrylbilder
my favourite art of the moment. Thick, heavy layers of acrylic black and white paint, evoking the stormy Atlantic (brr). Gallery Bode, which showed this in Nuremberg in 2011, wrote the following at http://www.bode-galerie.de/en/exhibitions/schwarz_weiss :

Gallery Bode is pleased to constitute the cooperation with Werner Knaupp with an exhibition of a new workseries. The exhibition showcases artworks out of the series "Westmen Isles". [...]

The journeys to Iceland are a background to the development of this new workseries.
These paintings are telling of a forbidding nature. The beholder can't take a [safe] position but he is involved into the event which becomes comprehensible in a nearly physical way. These pictures of a overwhelming nature could be traced back to Knaupp's confrontation with the force of nature while his journeys. The experience of this force pushes the limits of human being and evokes primal fear.
With the abdication of colours the artworks reach dynamic. This foots on the consistency of colour and on the changing between reality and abstraction.

In an art historical view the new black and white paintings detached themselves from traditional landscape painting. Werner Knaupp implements the pure force of nature into pure painting, to visualise the force fields of nature. The beholder experiences with these artworks a nature without human dimension. In Werner Knaupp's Oeuvre the "Westmen Isles" paintings are a new expression of his examination with existential fundamental questions.
germany  art  painting  werner-knaupp  paintings  monochrome  sea  iceland 
february 2013 by jm
Dublin Free WiFi Icons
some lovely pixel art to advertise the free wifi areas, by Craig Robinson. I see a girl in pyjamas, a Dub hurler, a viking, Molly Malone, Phil Lynott, Oscar Wilde, a Moore St market trader, a busker, and the Spire...
pixel-art  dublin  ireland  art  craig-robinson  icons 
january 2013 by jm
Namazu-e: Earthquake catfish prints
'In November 1855, the Great Ansei Earthquake struck the city of Edo (now Tokyo), claiming 7,000 lives and inflicting widespread damage. Within days, a new type of color woodblock print known as namazu-e (lit. "catfish pictures") became popular among the residents of the shaken city. These prints featured depictions of mythical giant catfish (namazu) who, according to popular legend, caused earthquakes by thrashing about in their underground lairs. In addition to providing humor and social commentary, many prints claimed to offer protection from future earthquakes.'
japan  art  namazu-e  ukiyo-e  catfish  earthquakes  myth 
january 2013 by jm
50 Watts
Incredible blog of book covers and illustrations, much from the 1970s
illustration  art  prints  1970s  graphics 
january 2013 by jm
Leopold’s Day Map
'Bloomsday Map Of Dublin Based On Ulysses'. Beautiful! 'The Leopold’s Day map is a stunning marriage of typography and cartography plotting all the streets alluded to by Joyce in Ulysses which were in existence on June 16th 1904. It is accompanied by a comprehensive and beautifully typeset directory with over 400 entries noting the landmarks, business and people of Dublin that were referenced in the text. The Leopold’s Day map is an exquisitely detailed, limited edition piece. It has an impressive dimension of 1000mm x 700mm which means it can also fit into a ready made frame. Price: €125.00'
bloomsday  ulysses  dublin  ireland  maps  james-joyce  art  prints 
january 2013 by jm
Damn Fine Print
lovely signed and editioned prints by Dublin's best illustrators at good prices. Turns out this was in connection with a show a few days ago, so the best ones are now sold out -- I love the Chris Judge Liberty Hall print -- but there's still a few good ones left. Brian Gallagher's Georgian doorway is a beauty.
illustration  dublin  prints  art  chris-judge 
december 2012 by jm
Fuchsia MacAree — A-Z of Untranslatable Words
Lovely poster by fantastic Irish illustrator Fuchsia MacAree, who's launching her first exhibition of art and drawings at the Bernard Shaw tonight.

See also "Learn To Swear With Captain Haddock": http://fuchsiamacaree.bigcartel.com/product/captain-haddock-print
want  art  prints  fuchsia-macaree  words  etymology  home 
october 2012 by jm
Adam Ferriss
glitch art, colour separations, etc. (via mlkshk)
art  glitch  graphics  colour 
october 2012 by jm
Yuri Suzuki: London Underground circuit map radio
Japanese designer yuri suzuki has sent designboom images of his 'london underground circuit maps' project developed as part of the designers in residence program at the london design museum, on show until january 13th, 2013. responding to 'thrift' as a theme, suzuki's work explores communication systems in consumer electronics.
a printed circuit board (PCB) is used as a precedent for developing a electrical circuit influenced by harry beck's iconic
london underground map diagrams. by strategically positioning certain speaker, resistor and battery components throughout the map,
users can visually understand the complex networks associated with electricity and how power is generated within a radio.


Beautifully done (via jwz.)
electronics  london  art  design  underground  travel  yuri-suzuki  circuitry 
september 2012 by jm
"Are You Human?" urban intervention, 2009
turn CAPTCHAs into cut-outs, mount them in the urban environment, and they blend into the tag landscape. This came up after contemplating "artisanal integers", and the concept of taking something digital and ephemeral and making a hand-made, long-lived physical artifact from it. (via ted byfield)
art  sculpture  captchas  physical  artifacts  tags  graffiti  human  urban 
july 2012 by jm
Why the New Aesthetic isn’t about 8bit retro, the Robot Readable World, computer vision and pirates |
'The New Aesthetics, or at least the aspect I’m looking at, is inspired by computer vision. And computer vision is at the point now that computer graphics was at 30 years ago. The New Aesthetics isn’t concerned with retro 8bit graphics of the past, but the 8bit graphics designed for machines of the now.' -- ie, The Robot Readable World, etc. Great essay, and exciting stuff
art  design  new-aesthetic  retro  robotics  graphics  computer-vision 
april 2012 by jm
Olafur Eliasson: Your rainbow panorama
Fantastic installation on the roof of a Danish art gallery. 'it's literally the roof of the art museum, so it's open to anyone who pays the admission fee', says krautwald at http://mlkshk.com/p/DIGT
colour  rainbow  spectrum  denmark  art  installations  architecture  via:mlkshk 
march 2012 by jm
Artist and Hacktivists Sabotage Spanish Anti-Piracy Law | TorrentFreak
'In an attempt to sabotage a new anti-piracy law that went into effect today, hundreds of websites in Spain are participating in a unique protest organized by a local hacktivist group. The websites all link to an “infringing” song by an artist loyal to the protest, who reported the sites to the authorities to overload them with requests.'
hacktivism  spain  art  music  mp3  piracy  p2p  sinde  soap  hacktavistas  eme-navarro  sgae 
march 2012 by jm
Hikaru Dorodango
'Hikaru dorodango are balls of mud, molded by hand into perfect spheres, dried, and polished to an unbelievable luster. The process is simple, but the result makes it seem like alchemy.
A traditional pastime among the children of Japan, the exact origin of hikaru dorodango is unknown.'
mud  dirt  dorodango  japan  art  howto  sculpture  hands  craft  play  children 
september 2011 by jm
Pavo Real
amazingly detailed peacock print by Argentinian artist Azul de Corso; very nice
prints  toget  peacock  azul-de-corso  art 
august 2011 by jm
Great Hacker News thread on Andy Baio's "Kind Of Screwed" shakedown
full of good commentary on the rather horrific result. here's one: "I wonder how the photographer would feel if the company that manufactured the trumpet played by Miles Davis had claimed that his photograph violated the copyright of their "sculpture" and the tailor Miles got his suit from also protested. Of all art forms, photography has some of the least claim on being an entirely original creation of the artist."
photography  miles-davis  jay-maisel  andy-baio  waxy  hn  discussion  copyright  copyfight  creativity  art 
june 2011 by jm
Asciiflow
'ASCII Flow Diagram Tool'. great web-based ASCII-art drawing app; create diagrams in your browser
ascii  art  ascii-art  diagrams  drawing  html 
june 2011 by jm
Indian Street Graphics - a set on Flickr
a great collection (via Bruce Sterling)
via:bruces  art  culture  design  flickr  india 
may 2011 by jm
Jon Rafman
fantastic collection of Google Street View gems
jon-rafman  google  photography  tumblr  art  street-view  funny  from delicious
december 2010 by jm
The Moon Museum
a Grumman engineer, working with artist Frosty Myers, hid a tiny ceramic plate of modern art on one leg of the Apollo 12 moon lander -- including a crude penis drawn by Andy Warhol
1960s  art  culture  funny  hack  history  museums  space  nasa  apollo  andy-warhol  from delicious
november 2010 by jm
Alebrije
'Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures'. ah, I was wondering what they were -- I thought there was one, extremely prolific, artist
alebrijes  art  folk-art  mexico  pedro-linares  oaxaca  sculpture  from delicious
october 2010 by jm
image soak
an "endless page" of images culled from newsfeeds. Very good for video games and art, particularly. definitely a new addition to my daily list (via Andre)
via:torrez  news  images  feed  sources  art  from delicious
august 2010 by jm
Kraken
a Cray XT5 supercomputer at Oak Ridge Nat Labs -- check out that amazing skin! I've never seen a skinned datacenter before
datacenters  kraken  oak-ridge  squid  art  cray  supercomputing  from delicious
march 2010 by jm
Gallery experiment proves theory that science can be fun - The Irish Times - Fri, Mar 05, 2010
Dublin's Science Gallery is proving to be a massive success. good news. just wish I could visit more often!
science  science-gallery  art  museums  tcd  dublin  ireland  from delicious
march 2010 by jm
Blinkenlights comes to Liberty Hall
'We will turn Dublin’s tallest building into a giant public canvas—and we want you to play with it. Our simple tools allow you to animate your thoughts and broadcast them on the city skyline.' open from Aug 24 until Sep 24
dublin  ireland  playhouse  blinkenlights  art  via:pbenson  architecture 
august 2009 by jm

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