A Circuit Board Made Out of Thousands of Modeling Clay Pieces


For a recent commission from indie record label Albert’s Favourites, London-based designer Tim Easley created an intricate circuitboard completely out of plasticine clay. The finished work measures approximately 20 inches square (50 x 50 cm) and took the artist about 80 hours to complete. He then photographed the clay circuitboard with birds-eye and angled aerial views to create the final album artwork.


Easley created the project for the London-based electronic music duo Modified Man. He describes the work, which envisions an abstracted future perspective on today’s technology, on Behance: “The idea behind the cover was how the modified men of the future may make artwork out of ancient circuit boards, not quite understanding what they were for because of their crude appearance.”


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Delicate Handmade Miniature Structures Float Within Wooden Frames


Designer Rosa de Jong produces micro homes that are built into the side of tiny cliffs constructed out of cork. Her miniature environments are covered in fake moss and dotted with modeling trees, which add an enchanting element to the small homes. Previously she has suspended her creations in glass tubes, which created the illusion that the works were floating in mid-air.


Her most recent pieces hang between two panes of glass and are secured with thin wires. De Jong collaborated with her father to create the wooden frames for the structures, which include tiny wheels that allow the owner to adjust the position of the floating islands.

Two of her new works, Remembered and Imagined, will be shown simultaneously at an upcoming dual-city exhibition which opens on August 24, 2018 at Paradigm Gallery in Philadelphia and August 30, 2018 at Antler Gallery in Portland, Oregon. You can see more of the Amsterdam-based designer’s miniature homes on Instagram and her Micro Matter website.

SOURCE: Colossal

Ancient Ruins Reconstructed with Architectural GIFs

Pyramid of the Sun, Mexico

Pyramid of the Sun, Mexico


Today, views of the world’s ancient architectural wonders are firmly based in their current state of ruin, leaving to visitors’ imaginations the original glory of structures like the Parthenon, the Pyramid of the Sun, and the Temple of Luxor. NeoMam, in a project for Expedia, has resurrected several ancient buildings through a series of gifs. In a matter of seconds, centuries of natural and intentional damage and decay are reversed to reveal a rare glimpse of what the original structures would have most likely looked like in their prime. The creative contractors behind the labor-intensive renderings are Maja Wrońska and her husband Przemek Sobiecki, who works as This Is Render.

Temple of Luxor, Egypt

Temple of Luxor, Egypt

Temple of Largo Argentina, Rome

Temple of Largo Argentina, Rome

Parthenon, Greece

Parthenon, Greece

Nohoch Mul Pyramid (Coba), Mexico

Nohoch Mul Pyramid (Coba), Mexico

Temple of Jupiter, Italy

Temple of Jupiter, Italy

Hadrian’s Wall, England

Hadrian’s Wall, England

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That 90's Look is Coming Back: Dear God Brand Identity


Of late, a peculiar trend has been storming design communities by force and its pretty atypical. Current creative directions are being increasingly influenced by design movements that were once considered archived. What does this mean? It means that the 90’s are back and that designers are focusing their gaze on the styles and trends that made it big during that extra special decade.  


Elvis Benício and Lostctrl recently published this project on their Behance profiles and it’s pretty easy to the pinpoint the main influence behind this project. It has that grunge look that was originally created by distorting typography and usually included a mix of primitive shapes. In this project, those two aforementioned elements are masterfully interwoven with black and white photography to synch all the different pieces together. It seems that all the ingredients for the 90’s look and feel are present.

A distinctive Grunge look created by distorting typography, the implementation of black and white photography, and the mix of primitive shapes in lurid colors are all reminiscent nods to classical designs from the 1990’s.
— Elvis Benício and Lostctrl

Dear god is a brand identity project for an up and coming music festival in São Paulo, Brazil. Elvis Benício and Lostctrl teamed up to put a different edge on the branding for this event and the outcome is both fresh and relevant for the many music lovers who grew up in the 1990’s.

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Walala X Play

Walala X Play by  Camille Walala

Walala X Play by Camille Walala

Artist/designer, Camille Walala, has created an eye-popping interactive installation, WALALA X PLAY, that’s complete with her signature graphic patterns, geometric shapes, and bold colors. She created a colorful maze that references the waterways of the Greenwich Peninsula, the curve of the Thames, and the shape and angles of the building. WALALA X PLAY is on display at the NOW Gallery in London.

Her signature Tribal POP style present a boundless energy that work perfectly for show-stopping and social spaces - “the bigger the better”.
— camillewalala.com

Carved Wood Sculptures by Phil Young Appear to Stretch, Twist, and Tear Within Metal Armatures



By Phil Young


Artist Phil Young twists the commonly-held perception of wood as a stiff material in his mind-bending sculptures made of polished wood and metal. Each artwork focuses on a single piece of wood that has been carefully carved to appear as if it is being stretched, twisted, bound, or squashed, often by visible forces like metal rings or nails. Young works carefully with each bit of raw material, paying attention to its natural shape and grain as he transforms it into a finished work.


Although his work is non-representational, he is able to evoke a surprising degree of emotion through the dynamic pressure the pieces appear to be subjected to. “I wouldn’t be satisfied if all I did was make beautiful pieces,” the artist explains. “I want the people who see them to question what beauty is, so I take inspiration from places you wouldn’t expect to find beauty, including surgery, diseases, wounded or wrinkled skin, and try to make that look beautiful. I think if you can find beauty even in these places, you can find happiness wherever you are.”

SOURCE: Colossal

Panoramic Photographs by Peter Li Bring an Otherworldly Perspective to the Architectural Symmetry of Churches


Photographer Peter Li uses panoramic photography to introduce a new perspective to the already breathtaking architecture of churches from around the world. By capturing the entirety of the ceiling and supporting columns, Li allows the viewer to get the chance to feel what it is like to stand at the center of these grand buildings, while also achieving a viewpoint that is impossible to get without digital intervention.

One of the many stand-out aspects of the photographs is the symmetry that is highlighted when a chapel’s interior is stretched. This element, Li tells Colossal, is what gives the composition its overall balance. Lighting factors and the season are also a key parts that make a panorama more compelling to shoot. Shapes and shadows appear differently in each space depending on where the sun might be overhead, and when in a certain position, this can be quite disruptive to the photograph.


When all elements fall into place however, Lee achieves photographs that are truly transportive. His images not only take us to a different place in the world, but also allow us to be slightly removed from our known reality. “Observing a three-dimensional space in its entirety gives us a view/perspective beyond what the eye can see,” he explains. “It breaks us from reality, plays with our perception of shape and form and creates a sense of another world. Through my photography, I hope to impart the otherworldly nature to the viewer, encouraging them to take a momentary step out of their reality.”


Li is in the process of making his high resolution panoramas available to the public in the form of large, wall-sized prints. Keep up-to-date with these prints, and new images from the photographer, on his website and Instagram. (via My Modern Met)

SOURCE: Colossal

Watch a Conservator Delicately Remove Murky Varnish and Warps From an Old Oil Painting


Julian Baumgartner, of Baumgartner Fine Art Restoration in Chicago, condenses over 40 hours of delicate swiping, scraping, and paint retouching into a 11.5 minute narrated video of a recent conservation project.


Baumgartner walks the audience through his restoration of The Assassination of Archimedes, which involved cleaning a darkened varnish from the surface of the piece, removing the work from its original wooden panel using both modern and traditional techniques, mounting the thin paper-based painting to acid-free board, and finally touching up small areas that had become worn over the years.

You can watch the entire process in the video above, and learn about Baumgartner’s other conservation projects on Instagram and Youtube.

SOURCE: Colossal