Archive for August, 2011

American artist and architect Lebbeus Woods made the following drawings. I was initially carried away by his extremely detailed use of line and multiple geometric forms, then I researched a bit of what they are about. This article discusses how the bottom images are part of his response to the Bosnian War of 1992-93. It […]


magyar radio

17Aug11

Hungarian Radio in Budapest has a figurative sculpture on its surface, rather than free-standing in front. Further, the figure is positioned so that he gives the impression of flight, complete with birds alongside him. Cheers to Budapest for an innovative application of an otherwise traditional sculptural form!


man woman bird

15Aug11

Found someone who paints with acrylics! Winston Chmielinski is a New York based artist and writer. Depicting figures, he uses expressive brush strokes and a variety of heavily saturated colors over skin tones. The often blurred rendition of a figure seems to suggest the painting is not about merely representing a person. Even when the […]


cube circle

13Aug11

Here’s another public art project I found in Budapest. Colorful cubes evenly spaced make up this sphere, getting considerably warmer and larger as they approach the center. I like how the cubes continue on the bottom right of the building, too. Note the geometric structure on the left in the last photograph. Seeing a geometric […]


Wanted to share a photograph of a mural in the St. John’s Wood area of London. Wish I had taken another angle..but there’s a trapeze swinger, trompe-le oi train, man with guitar, and so on. The festive scenery over colorful stripes project an upbeat vibe onto its surroundings.


fashion friday

12Aug11

Lovin these fashion illustrations by Brazil-based Camilla do Rosario, particularly how she mixes delicacy with dominant patterns and colors. Color and negative space are balanced so that a focal point (the model) is clear. Her meticulous use of line is also attractive (surprise surprise.) The hair of each figure is impressive, but I keep going […]


Broken Houses is the project of Ofra Lapid, an artist living and working in Tel-Aviv. He creates small scale models of run-down houses using photographs of an amateur North Dakota photographer that document the decaying process. The models are then photographed and edited to have a plain grey background. For an image of decay, they’re […]


filthy rautten

11Aug11

Kathryn Macnaughton is a Toronto-based artist. Her process is quirky, witty even, as she appropriates slightly pornographic imagery in drawing/collage work with various objects, shapes, and soft colors. The result is both impressive and funny in an almost-absurd kind of way. I got a kick out of her work, anyway. Several of these images were […]


Check out this paper project by illustration student Rachel Walsh. Made for an Interweb project, the work is a way to explain the Amazon Kindle to Charles Dickens. The mini-books convey actual book covers. Some of the books included were read by Dickens himself. I like the miniature quality of the books, as well as […]


silk stripes

01Aug11

Jacob Dahlgren is a Swedish designer. Stripes show up consistently throughout his work; people in his performances have sported striped attire on several occasions, for example. I liked this project’s overlapping straight lines as an inviting sculpture, from 2006 at Moderna Museet in Stockholm. Titled The Wonderful World of Abstraction, this piece is made with […]