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Nike F.C. Barcelona Collection

Nike commissioned illustrators Berto Martinez and Chidy Wayne to help with designing a streetwear line based on the iconic F.C. Barcelona. Instead of jumping right into designing the clothing based on their preconceptions, Martinez and Wayne took their sketchbooks to the field and observed game play. Their sketches extracted the personality and characteristic elements of each player, which they used to develop the clothing designs around.

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Layer Drawings

These “layer drawings” by Japanese artist Nobuhiro Nakanishi are completely captivating. The way they occupy space is really amazing and the content of the drawings is enhanced by the presentation and the addition of the elements of 3-D light and space. Nakanishi’s installations have been commissioned by fashion retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue and 3.1 Phillip Lim.

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SAMF-V

The artist, sculptor and furniture designer Nao Matsumoto has a show going on right now at the hpgrp gallery in New York. The subject of the works created for this show is an exploration of chaos and catastrophe as they exist in the natural world. All his pieces are really cool, but this badass vehicle is the one that really got me. The wooden spikes are primitive and natural, while their chassis is perfectly utilitarian and industrial. They create a wonderful ironic unity when combined in a vehicle of sorts. If you are in New York I highly recommend checking out the show, which is running through May 12th.

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Hudson River Project

James Bowthorpe is a modern adventurer and he is working on this new project entitled Hudson River Project. The video above is a trailer for the project by filmmaker Antony Crook with a soundtrack by Mogwai. Bowthorpe is going to build a boat entirely out of waste from our megalopolis and row down from the rivers source all 315 miles to the city that this great waterway birthed. Head over to Kickstarter and back the project. It has a little over a month left.

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Tom & James Draw

Artist James Gulliver Hancock has been collaborating with his brother on some drawings recently. James’ brother Tom was born in 1981 with Downs Syndrome. Their work is amazing and I love the balance between simplicity and depth. You can follow their work over on their blog Tom & James Draw.

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Paper

Finding a good drawing or sketchbook app for the iPad has been an ongoing and annoying search since I got my iPad nearly 8 months ago. Finally Paper has emerged to fill the void. Created by the awesome folks over at Fifty Three, the app has a multitude of great features including an array of drawing and painting tools which all work amazingly well.

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Folded Maps

My dad and I used to make folded paper pieces quite a bit when I was young, and these pieces by David Lu are similar to an exactly design we made. The use of old maps adds a beautiful texture to the pieces and also breathes new life into physical maps which are rarely used or even referenced anymore.

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Drawing Apparatus

This Drawing Apparatus created by Robert Howsare using two turntables is really interesting, and the resulting drawing is phenomenal. A great combination of art, mathematics, and DIY. I posted previous about a project by Eske called Drawing Machine, which is based on the same principles, but on a larger scale also worth checking out.

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Discover Monet

It’s rare to see a historic artist or art work translated onto the web with such care and attention to detail. Recently St. Louis Art Museum hired Almanac to create Discover Monet, a web presence for Claude Monet’s Water Lilies. Through the site both teachers and students can learn infinitely more about Monet’s life, work, and the connection of both to the rest of the world.

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Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny is an amazing SoEx public art project by Jenny Chapman & Mark A. Reigelman located on the side of the Hotel Des Arts in San Francisco.


Migration East Print

This print to me epitomizes good design, it is a beautiful and precious piece of art, but the thinking behind the simplified forms that capture the motion and essence of a flock of birds elevates it. The print is a hand pulled two color silkscreen, black ink over a grey ink background. Migration East was printed by Kai and Sunny for the Ghosts of Gone Birds exhibition, whose mission is to breathe life back into the bird species we have lost through artistic expression.

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Yasmeen Ismail

Illustration work like that of Yasmeen Ismail is vibrant, refreshing, and fun. The way she depicts people and animals is unique and abstract, while also simple to understand and connect with. The techniques she uses are DIY, combining painting, collage, and other media for a versatile deep compositions.

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Walton Ford New Work

Last night I had the pleasure of attending an opening at Paul Kasmin Gallery of some astounding new work by artist, and long time friend Walton Ford. If you aren’t familiar with his work it is best described as James Audobon with a level of social commentary and graphic sexual undertones. His new paintings titled “I don’t like to look at him, Jack” which are giant 9 foot by 12 foot watercolors capturing the emotions of King Kong. The detail of these pieces and the rendering of the facial expressions is exquisite. The show will be running through December 23rd if you are in New York City you should pop over to Chelsea and check it out.


Rock Paper Scissors

Part designer, part performer, part installation artist Julien Vallée now has a monograph out called Rock Paper Scissors. My favorite aspects of his work are his ability to bring his passion for experimentation and unique DIY solutions to every single project. I also love how Julien himself is a subject or model in so much of his work.

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Jim Denevan

Using a gigantic fibonacci curve as a guide Jim Denevan created this massive art work on a frozen lake in Siberia. The circles which make up the work grow from as small as 18 inches up to several miles in diameter. The location itself is coupled with the results both feel other worldly and inspire awe. Pop over to The Anthropologist to see more photos and videos about and detailed the making of this amazing piece.

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Pop Up Gallery

Ben Lambers created this amazing installation or as it is called a pop up gallery in his home for Inside Design Amsterdam. More of a workspace, with a bunch of unique little pieces and ceramics curated throughout it.

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BMW 3.0 CLS by Alexander Calder

There is nothing more magnificent than this perfect collaboration between precision racing and 20th century art. Alexander Calder has been one of my favorite artists and greatest influences since finding a book of his work and sketches on a family friends coffee table as a child. The lively shapes and colors bring to life the metal exoskeleton that is the embodiment of the BMW 3.0 CLS. In motion it could be mistaken for tropical fish gliding past. The Calder’s signature(“ca”) on the rear drivers side quarter panel is a beautiful touch, it really completes the canvas in my opinion.

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Richard Barnes

Richard Barnes photos are rather surreal, capturing a side of museums that most of us will never see. The behind the scenes work that goes into the exhibits we see in the Museum of Natural History are a work of art unto themselves.

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Brett Amory

Painter Brett Amory has got some serious chops. The way in which he captures and slightly alters potentially mundane subject matter is astonishing. He also has a very interesting eye and approach to painting light and color, which gives his paintings an extremely graphic quality. Many of pieces walk a unique line between being hyper realistic and surreal all at the same time.

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Nonspace

Artist Emily Grundon has shot a series of photographs, which look at the architectural details and intricacies of the spaces in which art is displayed and exhibited. In Nonspace she highlights the little things most of us would miss when we are in a museum or art gallery. Busy encountering a space in it’s intended purpose we often miss the most interesting or telling details. These photos capture light and shadow, which are often in art criticism some of the most important aspects of art.

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