I am a sucker for art that uses tiny plastic people — like Slinkachu’s public art works or Lisa Swerling’s Glass Cathedrals — and Kyle Kirkpatrick’s altered-book landscapes are no exception. These put a smile on my face the second I saw them on Colossal Art & Design; I think they are really lovely. You can see more of Kirkpatrick’s work here.
Colossal Art & Design found these via I want your lungs to stop working without me, which I think is a fantastic and hysterical blog name.
I am loving these amazing cut paper* sculptures from Argentine artist Pablo Lehmann. I think the details are particularly beautiful.
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I’ve been admiring Australian artist, Nicholas Jones’ work from afar for years. It’s amazing what shapes and textures he creates with each book.
A series of stunning photographs of statuary with videoesque distortion by Swiss artist Lauris Paulus. Three questions:
- Would we have looked at these differently 20 years ago, when horizontal bands of video distortion weren’t a sort of artifact themselves? I think yes.
- What do you want to bet we’ll see a trade paperback book cover (matte stock of course) using that last one in the next half year? It’d make a lovely reprint of Brave New World. For that matter the first one could serve to update Chip Kidd’s original cover for The Secret History, and if I were tasked with covering a book on celebrity culture, I’d definitely make one comp using the David one.
- Is Lauris a man’s or woman’s name? Good question. Man. Here’s a picture of him with his cat.
via the incomparable But Does It Float