The music video for Son Lux's new single, "Change is Everything," features roughly 4,000 animated frames, crafted only from string and ball head pins on a foam core background. As the video develops, you see the holes left from the previous shots multiply and multiply, giving an awesome ghosting effect to the moving line art images.
Most of us have one: that big blank wall that you're saving for just the right piece to add some color, texture, and a bit of personality.
Artist Lee Baker used 10 meters (that's 32,808 feet) of colorful yarn to create this incredible installation called Refractive Monolith. Filling the corner of a room in a gallery, the colored yarn almost creates a sort of "three-dimensional drawing" against the gray walls and floor.
Australian artist Dominique Falla is exploring the world of "tactial typography," in which she combines digital creation with an analog output for exhibition and publications. Most recently, she's been exploring the interaction between type and string, such as the negative space in the image above, or using string to fill the letters, as in this piece:
In the late 60s and 70s, string art became a popular paint-by-numbers-y way for the masses to get crafty. Head to your local thrift store, and you'll likely find a few, in all their harvest gold glory. Usually sold in kits, these guys involved strategically placed nails or pins that were connected by string or yarn to create geometrical shapes or mathematical patterns.
But, I'm not really into geometrical shapes or mathematical patterns. I'm into letters, so I decided to create some original string art with a typographic twist. It's super fun, easy-to-make, and infinitely customizable. Plus, it's my favorite kind of project, where the supplies come from both the craft shop and my local True Value hardware store (we're a part of the 2011 True Value Blog Squad!).