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A Towering Multi-chromatic Tapestry of Giant Inflated Tubes Unveiled by Pneuhaus

Pneuhaus (previously) builds inflatable structures and environments that give their audience a new perspective of the world around them. Recently, the Rhode Island-based design collective honored Providence’s history of textile manufacturing with a piec
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A Towering Multi-chromatic Tapestry of Giant Inflated Tubes Unveiled by Pneuhaus

Pneuhaus (previously) builds inflatable structures and environments that give their audience a new perspective of the world around them. Recently, the Rhode Island-based design collective honored Providence’s history of textile manufacturing with a piece titled Pnit. The large-scale piece is illuminated by LED lights, and presents a macro exploration of a woven form. Inflatable tubes weave and out of each other along the wall of a concrete parking garage as they slowly rotate through different shades of yellows, greens, purples, and pinks. More

Photographs by Paul Johnson Document a Once-Thriving Farm Community Subsumed by Rising Waters

In the northeast corner of North Dakota lies Devils Lake. It is the largest natural body of water in the state, and yet it holds within it a seemingly unnatural phenomenon. Once-prosperous farming communities used to stand where the lake now is, the reach an
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Photographs by Paul Johnson Document a Once-Thriving Farm Community Subsumed by Rising Waters

In the northeast corner of North Dakota lies Devils Lake. It is the largest natural body of water in the state, and yet it holds within it a seemingly unnatural phenomenon. Once-prosperous farming communities used to stand where the lake now is, the reach and depth of the current waters subsuming the abandoned tall silos, stately houses, and squat barns. The lake began rising in 1993 and has risen 35 feet in just over two decades. More

The Sandy Cliffs and Blue Skies of Martha’s Vineyard Abstracted into Paintings by Rachael Cassiani

Massachusetts-based artist Rachael Cassiani finds inspiration in her local beaches, dunes, and cloud-strewn skies to create abstract landscape paintings in various sizes and shapes. With a limited but vibrant color palette, Cassiani strips each scene down to
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The Sandy Cliffs and Blue Skies of Martha’s Vineyard Abstracted into Paintings by Rachael Cassiani

Massachusetts-based artist Rachael Cassiani finds inspiration in her local beaches, dunes, and cloud-strewn skies to create abstract landscape paintings in various sizes and shapes. With a limited but vibrant color palette, Cassiani strips each scene down to its essential elements. Different shapes and hues create the illusion of depth and separation between air, land, and sea. “I choose the structure of the paintings by looking at my scene and seeing where the most dominant hues are,” Rachael Cassiani said in a statement. More

Insect Illustrations Inspired by Looney Tunes Characters and Horror Movie Icons

UK-based illustrator Richard Wilkinson (previously) imagines new insect species inspired by familiar faces from popular culture. Two of his more recent series cover both ends of a fantastical spectrum, with bugs designed after horror movie villains and childr
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Insect Illustrations Inspired by Looney Tunes Characters and Horror Movie Icons

UK-based illustrator Richard Wilkinson (previously) imagines new insect species inspired by familiar faces from popular culture. Two of his more recent series cover both ends of a fantastical spectrum, with bugs designed after horror movie villains and children’s cartoon characters. For his horror icons Family: Timorpersonae collection, Wilkinson pays homage to classic slashers and newer terrors including Jason Voorhees, Pennywise the Clown, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and the demon Valak. More

Colossal & Sugarlift Present ‘Mother & Child Vol. II’ Exhibition Fundraiser in NYC Featuring 50+ Artists

Colossal is thrilled to announce a joint fundraiser exhibition in New York with Sugarlift this July. Mother & Child Vol. II will raise funds for three non-profits helping with direct assistance and legal defense for families and children caught in the hum
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Colossal & Sugarlift Present ‘Mother & Child Vol. II’ Exhibition Fundraiser in NYC Featuring 50+ Artists

Colossal is thrilled to announce a joint fundraiser exhibition in New York with Sugarlift this July. Mother & Child Vol. II will raise funds for three non-profits helping with direct assistance and legal defense for families and children caught in the humanitarian crisis at the US/Mexico border. All proceeds from the sale of artworks donated by this outstanding group of contributing artists will be split between Kids in Need of Defense, The Young Center, and The Florence Project. More

Colossal & Sugarlift Present ‘Mother & Child Vol. 2’ Exhibition Fundraiser in NYC Featuring 50+ Artists

Colossal is thrilled to announce a joint fundraiser exhibition in New York with Sugarlift this July. Mother & Child Vol. 2 will raise funds for three non-profits helping with direct assistance and legal defense for families currently in limbo at the US/Me
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Colossal & Sugarlift Present ‘Mother & Child Vol. 2’ Exhibition Fundraiser in NYC Featuring 50+ Artists

Colossal is thrilled to announce a joint fundraiser exhibition in New York with Sugarlift this July. Mother & Child Vol. 2 will raise funds for three non-profits helping with direct assistance and legal defense for families currently in limbo at the US/Mexico border. All proceeds from the sale of artworks donated by this outstanding group of contributing artists will be split between Kids in Need of Defense, The Young Center, and The Florence Project. More

Vintage Clothing and Found Objects Compose Decorative Masks Designed by Magnhild Kennedy

Magnhild Kennedy, who makes work under the name Damselfrau, creates intricate headpieces and masks that are comprised of both high and lowbrow elements. The London and Oslo-based artist mixes together sequins, vintage clothing scraps, and random materials sh
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Vintage Clothing and Found Objects Compose Decorative Masks Designed by Magnhild Kennedy

Magnhild Kennedy, who makes work under the name Damselfrau, creates intricate headpieces and masks that are comprised of both high and lowbrow elements. The London and Oslo-based artist mixes together sequins, vintage clothing scraps, and random materials she finds on the street to compose works that expose minimal elements of the wearer’s face. The pieces are intended to operate as both art objects and wearable sculptures, and were initially inspired by the elegant clothing seen during her days working at a London vintage shop. More

Macro Views of British Beaches Become Abstract Textural Embroideries by Emily Botelho

Although she doesn’t live right by the ocean, artist Emily Botelho channels her passion for marine landscapes with frequent trips to explore where soil and sea meet. On these trips, she photographs the colors and textures that appear on the rocky waterf
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Macro Views of British Beaches Become Abstract Textural Embroideries by Emily Botelho

Although she doesn’t live right by the ocean, artist Emily Botelho channels her passion for marine landscapes with frequent trips to explore where soil and sea meet. On these trips, she photographs the colors and textures that appear on the rocky waterfront: lichen, seaweed, and small sea creatures all create unique visual patterns. The Manchester, U.K.-based artist then prints her photographs on cotton fabric and embellishes them with long straight stitches, tight beadwork, sea shells, semi-precious stones, and three-dimensional tufts. More

New Kinetic Floral Sculptures by Casey Curran Blossom Through a Series of Wires and Cranks

Seattle-based artist Casey Curran (previously) builds sculpture environments from wire, laser cut acrylic, aluminum, sculpted brass. His works appear in a constant state of growth and bloom, opening and closing with the assistance of motors or hand-cranked sy
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New Kinetic Floral Sculptures by Casey Curran Blossom Through a Series of Wires and Cranks

Seattle-based artist Casey Curran (previously) builds sculpture environments from wire, laser cut acrylic, aluminum, sculpted brass. His works appear in a constant state of growth and bloom, opening and closing with the assistance of motors or hand-cranked systems. These interactive systems invite the audience to not only watch his sculptures, but participate in their movement. The works are inspired by complex systems in nature, yet aren’t obvious imitations of any particular  source plant or natural object. More

Apples and Oranges Come Together in Spliced Fruits by Yuni Yoshida

The saying goes that you can’t compare apples and oranges, but Japanese art director Yuni Yoshida finds unusual ways to bring the two opposing fruits together. Yoshida has played with food in the past, creating pixelated pineapples, bananas, and even ha
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Apples and Oranges Come Together in Spliced Fruits by Yuni Yoshida

The saying goes that you can’t compare apples and oranges, but Japanese art director Yuni Yoshida finds unusual ways to bring the two opposing fruits together. Yoshida has played with food in the past, creating pixelated pineapples, bananas, and even hamburgers. Forgoing digital manipulation, Yoshida used the actual ingredients to form each colorful cube. In her more recent series, Yoshida fuses various combinations of kiwis, oranges, apples, and bananas, playing with the recognizable colors and textures of each fruit’s skin as she splices them together. More

Immersive Installations by Anila Quayyum Agha Are Brought to Life with a Squarespace Portfolio Site

Anila Quayyum Agha draws on traditions of beauty and embellishment from her native Pakistan to create immersive experiences that allow viewers to explore and challenge their own perceptions. The professor and practicing artist, who is now based in Indianapoli
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Immersive Installations by Anila Quayyum Agha Are Brought to Life with a Squarespace Portfolio Site

Anila Quayyum Agha draws on traditions of beauty and embellishment from her native Pakistan to create immersive experiences that allow viewers to explore and challenge their own perceptions. The professor and practicing artist, who is now based in Indianapolis, Indiana, works with industrial grade materials like laser-cut, powder coated steel to construct her patterned environments. Though her installations are aesthetically alluring, she intentionally uses abstraction to inspire deeper thought in gallery-goers. “Artists have the ability to bring historical perspectives to the current time, Agha explains. More

Drawings by WanJin Gim Capture the Nuanced Energy of Seemingly Simple Gestures

WanJin Gim (previously) continues to amaze with his detailed drawings that show the nuanced colors and textures of bare skin. Most often working on kraft paper, Gim uses cross hatching—a technique most commonly associated with ink drawings or prints—with
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Drawings by WanJin Gim Capture the Nuanced Energy of Seemingly Simple Gestures

WanJin Gim (previously) continues to amaze with his detailed drawings that show the nuanced colors and textures of bare skin. Most often working on kraft paper, Gim uses cross hatching—a technique most commonly associated with ink drawings or prints—with an array of colors to capture hands, arms, feet, and the occasional cat. Though simple in subject, Gim’s drawings pulsate with the gestural energy that informs the postures of each carefully rendered limb. More

Color-Changing Dyes Illuminate Iconic Internet Acronyms and Popular Phrases

Traditional calligraphy styles get an update with Seb Lester‘s series of contemporary words and phrases pulled from popular memes and classic web acronyms. Words like “chill” are slowly hand drawn in colorful inks which slowly change their h
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Color-Changing Dyes Illuminate Iconic Internet Acronyms and Popular Phrases

Traditional calligraphy styles get an update with Seb Lester‘s series of contemporary words and phrases pulled from popular memes and classic web acronyms. Words like “chill” are slowly hand drawn in colorful inks which slowly change their hue and increase in sparkle as they dry on the page. Lester studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins in London and now works in East Sussex as an artist and graphic designer. The calligrapher has amassed a large online following for his daily twists on the ancient form, which you can follow on Facebook and Instagram. More

Ethereal Portraits Created Using a Large Format Scanner by Maitha Demithan

Artist Maitha Demithan has worked in a variety of media over her career, and in 2009 landed on the use of scanography to create portraits. This process involves using a scanner that comes in contact with the subject but does not expose the intense light sourc
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Ethereal Portraits Created Using a Large Format Scanner by Maitha Demithan

Artist Maitha Demithan has worked in a variety of media over her career, and in 2009 landed on the use of scanography to create portraits. This process involves using a scanner that comes in contact with the subject but does not expose the intense light source to the sitter’s eyes. The dream-like scanned images have a dramatic focal field, in which the in-contact surface of the subject quickly fades to black, and the subjects’ eyes are usually closed, distancing their inner thoughts from the viewer. More

Inventor Simone Giertz Converted Her Tesla Into… a Truckla

Famed inventor Simone Giertz (previously) is most well-known for her devices that attempt to complete basic tasks in a comically dysfunctional manner. However, after Giertz purchased a Tesla sedan she set out to make the vehicle more functional. Because she u
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Inventor Simone Giertz Converted Her Tesla Into… a Truckla

Famed inventor Simone Giertz (previously) is most well-known for her devices that attempt to complete basic tasks in a comically dysfunctional manner. However, after Giertz purchased a Tesla sedan she set out to make the vehicle more functional. Because she uses lots of large supplies and tools to construct her quirky robotic machines, Giertz found that the open design of a truck bed and racks would be better suited to her lifestyle than a segmented sedan. More

Inventor Simone Giertz Converted Her Tesla Into … a Truckla

Famed inventor Simone Giertz (previously) is most well-known for her devices that attempt to complete basic tasks in a comically dysfunctional manner. However, after Giertz purchased a Tesla sedan she set out to make the vehicle more functional. Because she u
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Inventor Simone Giertz Converted Her Tesla Into … a Truckla

Famed inventor Simone Giertz (previously) is most well-known for her devices that attempt to complete basic tasks in a comically dysfunctional manner. However, after Giertz purchased a Tesla sedan she set out to make the vehicle more functional. Because she uses lots of large supplies and tools to construct her quirky robotic machines, Giertz found that the open design of a truck bed and racks would be better suited to her lifestyle than a segmented sedan. More

Empowering Messages and Site-Specific City Names Grown from Salt Crystals and Succulents by Danielle Evans

Columbus, Ohio-based typographer Danielle Evans uses her studio as a garden and lab. Previously she has planted hundreds of shrubs and succulents to spell messages of kindness, and grown text-shaped crystals as an ode to poet Nayyirah Waheed’s book of poem
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Empowering Messages and Site-Specific City Names Grown from Salt Crystals and Succulents by Danielle Evans

Columbus, Ohio-based typographer Danielle Evans uses her studio as a garden and lab. Previously she has planted hundreds of shrubs and succulents to spell messages of kindness, and grown text-shaped crystals as an ode to poet Nayyirah Waheed’s book of poems titled Salt. Recently while in Reykjavik, the designer arranged ice lettering around the city and the southern Golden Circle as a way to experiment with typography and the variables in Iceland’s topography. More

Delicate Miniature Sculptures Made From Dandelion Seeds by Euglena

Blowing the white fluffy seeds off a dandelion is a universal childhood experience. Who hasn’t delighted in watching a gentle breeze carry the bristles off into the distance. But for this Tokyo-based artist who goes by the name euglena, the fluff serves a d
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Delicate Miniature Sculptures Made From Dandelion Seeds by Euglena

Blowing the white fluffy seeds off a dandelion is a universal childhood experience. Who hasn’t delighted in watching a gentle breeze carry the bristles off into the distance. But for this Tokyo-based artist who goes by the name euglena, the fluff serves a different, artistic purpose. She harvests them to create impossibly delicate sculptures that beg to be observed up close. Just don’t sneeze. Euglena uses dandelion seeds to create abstract shapes and forms that somehow manage to balance and maintain their figure. More

An Everyday Ritual Becomes a Zoological Tour with a Japanese Company’s Animal Tea Bags

Since 2016, Japanese tea company Ocean Tea Bag has been elevating an everyday ritual into an animal adventure. Intricate tea bag designs range from giant squids and otters to red pandas and cephalopods. Layers, folds, and perforations help to create the detai
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An Everyday Ritual Becomes a Zoological Tour with a Japanese Company’s Animal Tea Bags

Since 2016, Japanese tea company Ocean Tea Bag has been elevating an everyday ritual into an animal adventure. Intricate tea bag designs range from giant squids and otters to red pandas and cephalopods. Layers, folds, and perforations help to create the details of each creature’s body, which also doubles as a pouch for the tea blend inside. The company was created by Takahashi Shota and launched its first product, a dolphin design, with a crowdfunding campaign in 2015. More

Find Yourself in the Pages of the New Search-And-Find Book ‘Where Are You?’ Illustrated by Marija Tiurina

“Where Are You?” is a new customized search-and-find book illustrated by Marija Tiurina (previously). The children’s book combines elements from “I Spy,” Where’s Waldo?,” and video game avatars to create personalized
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Find Yourself in the Pages of the New Search-And-Find Book ‘Where Are You?’ Illustrated by Marija Tiurina

“Where Are You?” is a new customized search-and-find book illustrated by Marija Tiurina (previously). The children’s book combines elements from “I Spy,” Where’s Waldo?,” and video game avatars to create personalized pages that invite readers to search for themselves across six different universes. Adults can choose from one of 12 avatars that best match their child, which will be printed into a book with the child’s name on the cover. More

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