The central purpose of social media is to help people interact with each other. But it’s also a very effective platform for businesses and brands to get more online traffic. When you go on Pinterest or Instagram, you see suggestions of places to see or things to buy according to what you have already purchased. This filtering algorithm is exactly what inspired the creative duo, Scott Kelly and Ben Polkinghorne, to create their fun art project.
The London-based studio was brought on board to create the Where Do We Go From Here? installation for Hull, as its year-long reign as the UK’s City of Culture 2017 comes to a close.
The team, headed by founder Jason Bruges, is known for its kinetic, technology-driven interventions, and aimed to design an installation that would encourage Hull’s community to interact with robotics.
Paper quilling has been around for hundreds of years, but it has recently gone through a renaissance as artists rediscover its creative possibilities. If you aren’t familiar with the technique, it involves coiling and shaping narrow paper strips into 3D designs.
Paper crafter Meloney Celliers uses the approach in conjunction with drawing to create mixed media compositions that feature the colorful quilling and simple drawings.
Brazilian artist Evelyn Tannus paints beautiful surface designs on elegant ceramic statues of Greyhound dogs. She turns their normally-neutral-colored coats to hues like mint green, sky blue, and lilac. In addition, Evelyn draws flowers, geometric patterns, human figures, and much, much more on the dogs’ bodies and heads.
After the popular and critical success of his first book, Christopher Herwig has returned to the former Soviet Union to hunt for more Soviet Bus Stops. In this second volume, as well as discovering unexpected examples in the remotest areas of Georgia and Ukraine, Herwig turns his camera to Russia itself. Following exhaustive research, he drove 15,000 km from coast to coast across the largest country in the world, in pursuit of new variations of this singular architectural form.
Ernst Haeckel was born in a time when art and science were entwined, each informing the other through exciting discoveries in the 19th and early-20th centuries. A biologist, naturalist, philosopher, and artist, Haeckel’s gorgeous drawings helped introduce to the world to microscopic organisms previously unseen.