Are you someone that uses sketchbooks? Don’t you ever wish you could flip through other artists’ sketchbooks, or that yours could be seen by other people? That’s exactly what the Sketchbook project makes possible; it’s a massive, global, collaborative art project. It’s a crowd-sourced library that features 31,703 artists’ books contributed by creative people from 135+ countries. (<-----!!!!!)
Brooklyn Art Library is their storefront exhibition space in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY where The Sketchbook Project collection is on view to the public. Or, you can browse a selection of their books online.
How fantastic is this? Totally going to check out the library with my kids this weekend.
I just stumbled upon Michael Sydney Moore‘s work. It’s breathtaking. Michael is a 23 year old oil painter working out of his studio in London. His most recent work is centered around high-realism in portraiture. Can you believe the above portrait is a painting?
His work is so labor intensive that he only gets to produce 8-10 pieces a year. I admire Michael’s ability to focus and his endurance.
Stunning macro snowflake photographs by Buffalo based photographer Douglas Levere. (You can buy them as a print!)
It’s a Tiny Cloud. It’s a light. It’s a Bluetooth Speaker. It’s awesome. Also comes in large. #wishlisted
Brock Davis turns everyday things into works of art.
Laser Cat is coming to NYC. The gigantic laser-shooting art spectacle is eating art from New York’s agencies and blasting them onto the Manhattan Bridge, pew pew!
New Yorkers come and experience this intergalactic art exhibition slash impromptu dance party on Thursday 20 Nov 6:30 – 9:30PM EST.
Start sending your arts. Learn more.
(yours truly is making a small appearance in that video above)
This Dandelion, frozen in time, made me look.
Hand printed poster by Anthony Burrill – a daily reminder to stay curious. Framed in Portland in a black matte metal frame.
Here’s an interesting new project by the folks of Krrb: Cheap Art features local classifieds dedicated to buying and selling artwork priced under $1,000. The idea is based off the Bread and Puppet Cheap Art Manifesto. The folks behind Cheap Art believe art should be available to everyone, not just the privileged. The ‘Cheap’ in ‘Cheap Art’ is not meant to degrade the value of art but rather celebrate the everyday consumption of it. They believe walls don’t need to be decorated with mass-produced prints from Ikea, but rather original works created by our neighbors. Check it out: buycheapart.com
Absolutely enamored by Sabine Finkenauer‘s minimalist collages.
Bas van de Poel is the force behind Computer Virus Catalog, an “illustrated guide to to the worst viruses in computer history.”
‘Flying Formation’ is a series of digital photo collages by Shaun Kardinal of birds flying in precise geometric formations.
Chicago based Shiner takes photos off your Instagram feed and puts them into your life. Shiner turn your images into beautiful, ready-to-hang art. Jenn has two examples hanging over her desk. Looks really fantastic.
Julia Rothman pointed me to Santtu Mustonen’s work. Isn’t this stunning?
Created for Lady Gaga, the Volantis is the world’s first flying dress and heralds the beginning of a new era for human flight, says one of its designers Benjamin Males.
It made me laugh.
Anne Dérian, an architect by trade, is the force behind these beautiful mosaic art pieces. Originally from France, Anne now lives in Berlin and does mosaics on commission basis. In times where everything is about speed, I find incredible beauty in the slowness and thoughtfulness that the mosaic process represents. I’d hire her in a heart beat.
Lovely simple geometric forms print by onomatopoeic. I’d hang it in my studio.
Earlier last week I got my hands on Rachel Sussman‘s Oldest Living Things in The World Book. It is absolutely stunning.
Since 2004 Rachel has been researching, working with biologists, and traveling all over the world to photograph continuously living organisms 2,000 years old and older. The work spans disciplines, continents, and millennia: it’s part art and part science. (In November of 2010 Rachel told her story at CreativeMornings.)
Her book contains 125 photographs, 30 essays on her 30 subjects, original inforgraphics, and contributions by New York Times science columnist Carl Zimmer and world-renowned curator Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Available on Amazon.
I feel so online print by Jean Jullien. Made me smile.
Fiercely Curious lets you buy local Brooklyn art online. Love this idea. I believe in the buying local, not just when it comes to my veggies.
London-based sculptor and illustrator Camille Barnard created these wooden, hand-carved Pencil Case Items, transforming the seemingly mundane into sculptural objects. Absolutely love this.
(G would approve of the drill)
Sipho Mabona has taken Origami to extremes. He’s folded this life-sized (!) elephant out of one sheet of paper. So much respect.