I came across Sagaki Keita’s work and thought it was some of the most amazingly psychedelic art I’d seen in some time. The precision on the macro scale down to the seemingly haphazard and spontaneous nature of the micro is amazing. I’m always a bit taken a back that he doesn’t lose his way when creating these pieces.
The interview was done via email. Sagaki speaks little english and thus the text has some hiccups here and there. I’ve kept it as is, with little alteration as not to misconstrue or misrepresent Mr. Keita’s words.
When I saw this I could think of only three things: it opens a portal to hell, its used as next millennia social experiment, or it signals aliens. I still wouldn’t doubt that one of those is still an option. Either way it’s now on my list of sites to see. Architecturally awe inspiring.
From Rocco Architects:
Guangdong Museum is one of the four cultural landmarks for Zhujiang New Town of Guangzhou. Conceived as an Objet d’Art in a monumental scale, it is an allegory to the impeccably and intricately sculpted antique Chinese artifacts of a lacquer box, which collects and reflects treasures of the times. The museum is designed to house objects of treasure, and is also a treasured object of fascination. It is an identifiable cultural icon, giving visitors a memorable experience on the traditional wisdoms as well as the appreciation of the cultural identity of the city.
This is one of the most awe inspiring thing I’ve seen in a minute. I”m not a overtly religious, but I can see finding God being relatively easy in a place like this.
I ran across Scott Campbell’s work and thought it was definitely worth sharing. The intricacies of the work and the steady hand it must have taken to create them is astounding.
The surrealistic art of Tetsuya Ishida always makes me pleasantly disturbed. His style mixes soft tones with striking and incongruous imagery, that combines the drudgery of everyday life in Japan with his own interpretation of his place in it.
The dour if not expressionless figure in his work are actually of the artist himself. Tetsuya portrays himself throughout his work as both man and machine in what are often depressing and torturous situations.
Striking work, sadly the Tetsuya was killed when he was hit by a train; many believe it was suicide.
So for the past week or so I’ve pretty much done nothing but indulge my geek side. I will not apologize.
The artist has probably one of the coolest names going; Coran Kizer bases his work off of reinterpretations of popular characters across the animated & comic landscape. Pretty dope stuff if you ask me, hopefully he’ll start selling them on the sly.
For the full look at his work check out Coran @ DeviantArt.
Found this gem of design and functionality over at DesignMilk. Pretty much speaks for itself as a slick interpretation of the classic game. From the designer Andrew Clifford Capener:
The purpose of this project was to revive an old, but loved game. The idea was to excite people about typography by giving them the ability to choose what font their scrabble set would come in. The set would be available in the font of your choice or with an assorted font pack. Additional font packs (including your favorite font) could be ordered through Scrabble’s website. The scrabble board and interior box are made out of solid walnut, and the exterior box is made from birch. Each of the 6 board pieces is magnetized to fit together perfectly and each piece slides nicely into its respective slot in the box and is secured by interior magnets as well. The interior of the exterior box as well as the bottoms of the 6 board pieces are lined with cork, to protect them while in use.
Slide on over to Andrew’s page to find out how you may be able to lock down your own.
So yeah with this post it becomes obvious I’m a bit of a dork. Always into comics as a kid and every now and then one swings my way, and I’ll snag a few issues or two of, but anyway I ran across this on Behance and thought they were pretty fresh.
From the VISEone:
Here I combine my love of Designertoys and Comics. I use any platform and strip their skin to show what comics appear underneath the surface.
Related to the Comic Theme I often use sculpted elements to fit the theme.
Mixed Media: Apoxy Clay, Collage Technique, Acrylic Paint, Decals