South Korean artist Limee Young’s incredibly intricate kinetic sculptures are not only beautiful to look at, they’re almost hypnotic to watch in motion. They seem to perform no specific function but when they’re moving it’s almost like you’re watching a mini industrial world where perfect machines carry out some kind of important task. Check out more info and pictures on Colossal and Limee Young’s blog.
These hand painted typography murals are part of the ‘The Walls Have Ears‘ community project, which is in London’s Hackney Wick, right on the edge of the Olympic park. Organised as part of the overall improvement and regeneration of the Stratford area, each name relates to historical and current things in Hackney Wick and the local area.
Fridge Mountain was an old pile of discarded refrigerators that was removed as part of the regeneration project.
Percy Dalton’s Peanut Factory used to be on this site, and The Cut is the name of a man-made channel of water which was dug in the River Lea in 1770 for use as a trade route.
The Mint Creams sign signifies the Clarnico (Clark,Nickolls and Coombs) confectionary company which had been there since 1879 and was later bought by Trebor Bassett.
More details about the story and meaning behind each piece of type on the Walls Have Ears Tumblr site. Thanks to Paul M for sharing this one.
American musician Michael Andrews used more than 3,000 sketches by over 100 high school students to create a stop-motion video for his new single ‘Bubbles in Space’. What results is a discordant but vibrant animation that changes literally by the frame. It’s fun to see how differently each frame is interpreted, using pencils, Sharpie pens, ball points and possibly anything you can find in a student’s pencil box. See the making of video here. Thanks to Jian An for finding this one.
We may have mentioned this before some time ago, but it was found again recently by Jian An, and it’s still worth sharing. Japanese band Sour did something even more complex with their music video by having their fans starring in it, via webcam. For their single ‘日々の音色 (Hibi no neiro)’, they had tens of fans perform synchronised actions that were pieced together, as if they were in the same room. Directors Masashi Kawamura, Hal Kirkland, Magico Nakamura and Masayoshi Nakamura sure do have some mad skills because all footage was filmed through webcam only.
This week I stumbled across Neil Dawson’s huge steel construction entitled ‘Horizons’ on Fubiz, although I think the work was maybe done back in 2010. His huge optical illusion sculpture of a cartoon-style illustration piece of paper is just stunning, I wish it was in the UK but unfortunately for us in London it’s at Gibbs Farm, in the countryside in New Zealand.
In: Art, Asia, Film & Animation, Structural design · Tags: 3D, Friday Favourites, Illustration, Kinetic sculpture, Music, Music video, Sculpture, Typography