Category: finds

Find of the week: Fake leaflets


© Phil Jones

Many cities of this world are full to the brim with leaflets – here in Berlin it may happen that you cannot see the electrical cubicle or traffic light due to mountain of posters and stickers anymore. Most of them are looking for the same: Cat runaway, dog escaped, laptop left in the café, keys lost after having drunk too much.

Designer Phil Jones has administered to this way of communicating and interpreted it with an ironical wink of the eye: His leaflets, if you take a closer look, actually don’t make any sense. They consist of puns, urban legends and humorous ideas that stick to your mind easily. That’s great! Sadly those art works – ‘ccause aren’t those often lovingly designed leaflets a kind of art? – can only be found in the US yet. But who knows…

Suspended Objects

French photographer Cerise Doucède uses strings to suspend objects in mid-air to create gravity defying photographs that seem to be frozen in time. To attach the objects to string and to set up one scene takes about three days. Doucéde, who finds her inspiration in materials and scenes from everyday life, discovered photography after studying graphic design. In 2012 she won the Royal Monceau photography competition, which highlights and supports young photographers.

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Ana Teresa Barboza

Ana Teresa Barboza mixes embroidery and drawing within her collected works. Great part of her work concentrates around the human body and the relation between humans and animals, which is often shown as aggressive and disturbing. While animals and vegetation are richly detailed in her works, the Peruvian artist chooses to display her human subject matter as basic stitched figures or graphite drawing.

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Contact 1: A 200,000 Piece Lego Masterwork by Mike Doyle

New Jersey artist Mike Doyle completed one of the most amazing MOC (MOC = My Own Creation; i.e. a piece not from a Lego kit) you have ever seen. This massive creation is titled Contact 1: The Millennial Celebration of the Eternal Choir at K’al Yne, Odan and is the culmination of some 600 hours of work using 200,000+ individual bricks and stands nearly 5 feet high by six feet wide. It is the first in a series of grand scale LEGO works “celebrating extra terrestrial contact events, spiritual beings and unique worlds.” Simply incredible!

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