Practice any art…
music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.
The Future Belongs To What Was As Much As What Is
Colorful typo/graphic gatehouse installation by Morag Myerscough and poet Ellen Moran in northern England
It’s Nice That profiles this Jakarta-based illustrator and motion designer and I’m super digging the vibes.
Golden Gate Bridge in type
Lovely letterpress print by Cameron Moll coming soon. Pre-orders of the limited edition open now.
The Night in Bloom
I'd love to visit the Praise Show Art Gallery in Brookline to see Oliver Jeffers latest paintings and get lost in the stars
More thoughts about drawing
Went deep into Ralph Ammer’s website. Here’s some of his writing about drawing. He also has sections for design and philosophy. It’s all so good!
How drawing helps you think
Ralph Ammer’s 17 minute talk about drawing is delightful on many levels, part of which are the animations to illustrate his points.
Home Sweet Homepage
Amy Wibowo’s story about making her first home page is wonderful to see, read and experience. / via lots of folks, for good reason
FotoFocus to Open New Arts Center in Cincinnati
A new building in OTR by José García Design will house curated exhibitions, educational events and screenings. Excellent news for Cincinnati.
Gyorgy Ligeti’s Artikulation visualized by Rainer Wehinger
Donald Craig scanned the pages of visualization from the 70's and synchronized them with the music. / via @pixlpa
The Fox is Black is back
Bobby Solomon had a great blog about creativity and culture that was a favorite destination for many years. It lives again today as a thoughtful and densely awesome newsletter.
Would love to see this (or any) installation by Krista Kim. In this instance, all the digital billboards in Times Square synchronize with gradients.
Works by Vincent Bal
Colossal shares a few of his illustrations using shadows, but wander down the links to Vincent's personal site (superfun) and Etsy store where his work translates well into prints and postcards.
Ella Hawkins’ biscuit art
She's got plenty more on her website, but this Twitter thread provides insight on the process
The Problem With NFTs
I've seen half of this (two hour!) video but agree with Michael here that it's worth watching to get a better understanding of this emerging (and divisive) technology.
The artist's Instagram bio sums it up: "drawing in the air." Beautiful flow and color and form. / via Dense Discovery
How a Gray Painting Can Break Your Heart
Jason Farago dives deep into a piece of art by Jasper Johns. Scrolling through, zooming in and out, enlightening, emotional, poetic. / via airbagindustries, Greg Storey
The exquisite craft of Mary Delany
Phenomenal find by Jed Daily on Metafilter of Mary Delany, who began creating floral collages with paper when she was 72. Fresh over 240 years later!
Everyday objects organized
I remember when Colossal first posted work by Kristen Meyer and I'm delighted to see more of what she's been up to. Excellent photography by her husband Colin Meyer to boot!
The art and Design of Nolan Pelletier
Fonts In Use showcased a recent album design by Nolan and his site is filled with delightful illustrations and details abound!
I loved watching these pieces come together bit by bit on Instagram without knowing exactly what Aegir Hallmundur was up to. Turns out it was a colorful and beautiful carousel!
Helga Stentzel is a Russian-born visual artist based in London. Lots of inspired work transforming everyday objects into other everyday things. / via MetaFilter
Immersive art experience in Middletown, Ohio. Need to get out here before they wrap up on Dec 19, 2021 (thumbnail features art by Chase Melendez)
From the mind and hand of artist JK Keller
Pansies, 1968 by Joe Brainard
Nayland put this art on his Tumblr and I'm "reblogging" it here because I dig it lots.
Retain a beginner’s mind
Simon Collison collects links and pulls (an excellent) quote from an interview with Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood as they discuss the visual language of Radiohead's album art over the years.
Korean corner store paintings
I love the care that Lee Me Kyeoung infuses into these.
Quarantined in his flat in Chicago, Leonard Suryajaya started using the walls of his apartment as a canvas for elaborately staged tableaux. This and lots of other great new photographers and work on the Foam site.
Tatsuya Tanaka’s Miniature Calendar
Scenes created with alternative items to recreate everyday things. Smile inducing. / via Yewknee
Black is beautiful
Brooklyn-born black photographer Kwame Brathwaite inspired new viewpoints, visual language and a movement to celebrate black lives in the 60's / via Creative Mornings newsletter
Floating in space
A lovely animation of an astronaut swimming through stars
Old Book Illustrations
Not verified as open sourced images, but a trove for inspiration nonetheless
Los Angeles studio of Corita Kent designated historic cultural landmark
Glad it wasn't razed for a parking lot. Another thing to add to the list of places I would very much love to visit.
JR and the Eiffel Tower
Another wonderful installation
An interview with Geoff McFetridge
"The root of what I do is an art practice applied to design. I’m designing art." / via TMN
James Turrell’s Akhob
I'm updating my list of places I want to go. This installation above a Louis Vuitton store in Vegas is on it.
Geometric Digital Art
Formatted for a Samsung Frame TV. This feels like my sort of NFT because I am old fashioned. / via swiss-miss
Cor Blok’s Tolkien illustrations
Dutch artist Cor Blok passed away. His illustrations appeared in 60s Dutch editions of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Here's a thread with examples of his work. / via @arkanjil
Some relationships have to end
Because that version of you has ended. / via wehavebecomevikings
Piotr Szyhalski / Labor Camp
Born from a daily drawing practice responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as it unfolded in real time resulting in 225 drawings created over eight months / via Creative Mornings Cincinnati
National COVID Memorial Wall
A wall of hearts representing those lost to the coronavirus pandemic in the United Kingdom
Black Art: In The Absence of Light
Excellent HBO Documentary explores two centuries of art by African-Americans, and the path they forged for contemporary Black artists. / via Brian Hill
Type exploration w/ orange peels
I always enjoy Manfred Westreicher's explorations with type
A collection of stories and photographs about the feeling of unity and belonging from the Over-The-Rhine community in Cincinnati. Wonderful work by Asa Featherstone, IV.
Each tile is a layered set of matching art. Keep finding pairs and build up combos. Its not about perfect matches, but matching elements. Took a while, super dig now. / via Thor
Diana Beltran Herrera
Sculptures and designs with paper / via thisiscolossal
Lily Hevesh, domino artist
“Lily Topples the World” is a film debuting at SXSW. My friend @AmyMPurcell on Twitter says it's fantastic and I'm adding it to my queue. This profile by The Washington Post provides some insight.
Enoch Ku’s Ordinary Sacramento
An ongoing project documenting the visual language of the Californian city