Artist, designer, and educator Tom Davies loves to play with letters - often evoking self-refrencing typographic terminology and history to create humorous, beautifully designed posters.
While a design student at Cornwall College of Art and Design, Marcus Levine began to play with the idea of creating human forms with nails. He explains, "the interplay between the rigid, angular nails and the soft curves of the human torso, would be more striking".
Years later, Marcus has perfected the technique, and he's nailing it.
I've never really gotten into ceramics before…making ceramics, that is. I've long been a fan and have admired them from afar but the fragility of the material always made me a little nervous (heck, I even panic a bit when I'm looking at plates in Crate & Barrel). These mind-blowing ceramic pieces by Michael Eden, however, look so incredibly delicate that I can barely believe my eyes.
Singapore-based photographer Anton Tang created these delightful photographs, and placinc cardboard figures around his city, capturing all sorts of imagined humorous and touching moments.
He says, ""There are times when many of us would like to cover our heads with a cardboard box and shield ourselves from the outside world. Other times, we walk around feeling as if we're enclosed in such packaging anyway - like faceless, boxed-up products on an assembly line."
It's only three weeks into fall, and my life has already gone apple crazy. I've made apple sauce, apple butter, and started my first batch of hard cider. I'm probably munching at least two out of hand a day, and this weekend? The pies, crumbles, and crisps begin.
So, this morning, this fascinating piece by John Dilnot simply
My wife and I were recently in Amsterdam. I know, I know, our lives are amazing. But that's not the focus of this story.
One evening we went to cozy little bar with some outdoor seating. While we were there, two guys sat down on the bench next to us, over looking a canal,like all seats in Amsterdam do.
One of the guys, it turned out, worked in publishing. He'd just brought a print of his client's new book, "Bare Essentials", and was showing it to a friend.
Artist Dominic Wilcox has created "Moments in Time," a series of sculptures in which tiny persons interact atop the hands of a watch. The little guys do move along with the clocks' regular timekeeping, making for unique animations of poignant and amusing imagined situations.
Artist Eric Daigh uses red, black, yellow, and blue push pins to create photo-realistic art portraits. His work really takes advantage of the "realistic far away/geometric up close" phenonomenon that happens with "pixelated" art. I love the variations in distortion that are visible in the above photo.
If you've spent even a tiny amount of time on ManMade, you'll know I'm a big believer of the beauty of type, letters, and words in art projects. Something special happens when the visual component of the letters meets their message, all happening in an actual, physical location.
The first time I ever played with colored PVC (electrical) tape was in decaling my Pinewood Derby car in Cub Scouts. I didn't win any races, but I did get prizes for best design. Go figure.
It was one of the few successful collaborations between my grandfather and I, so that was notable in itself, but I remember getting reall excited that you could cut designs out of this stuff and make your own little single color stickers. Ever since then, a five-pack of colored PVC tape has stayed in my craft-y toolbox, ready to be used for both sticking stuff together and making it look awesome.
That said, Chris Hosmer is way better at it than me. The Shanghai-based designer creative bold, graphic portraits exclusively from electrical tape on cardboard, drywall, skateboard decks, and plywood.
Austrailian photographer Denis Smith uses a moving light source to create these long-exposure shots, inserting a glowing sculptural element into traditional landscape photography.