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organic geometry with Charley Harper

When asks for design specifics, Harper says you can simplify everything with “straight lines and curves”. Continue reading

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Lisa Hanawalt

You know I’m a fan of humor in art, so the “ad agency series” had me rolling. The sad thing is most of them are completely accurate. Continue reading

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transportation distopia

Steven C. Harvey has many visually tantalizing nuggets on his website, but few are as futuristically frightening as the Vehicles series.  It’s a very Moebius-esque vision of a highway existence that seems governed by humongous vehicular mayhem.  Sorta like Ron Herron’s Walking Cities but without the utopia … Continue reading

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Irving Harper

So, as if designing the famous “marshmallow” sofa for Herman Miller wasn’t impressive enough he now has a rich catalog of paper sculptures to boot. I find it humbling that he’s made such a rich body of work using such a relatively simple medium. Continue reading

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“That’s what happens to English majors that try to step to me!”

Laren is taking it to the next level. I wonder what Charles Schultz would think? Continue reading

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Dan McPharlin

Above (and below) is the mind-blowing work of Australian artist Dan McPharlin.  These mini-mini-mini synthesizer and oscillators are hand-made of cardboard.  They are awesome for a variety of reasons, chief among them is the beauty of mechanized repetition.  At this … Continue reading

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Life on the Glass Planet

Bryan Olsen recognize!  Bryan is a collage artist hailing from the great state of North Carolina, and “his particular style is inspired by vintage imagery and sci-fi day dream.”  I’d say he nailed down a description of his work fairly … Continue reading

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Matthew Cusik

Collage-makers have used maps as medium before, but I’ve never seen anything quite like this.  Matthew Cusik uses maps as the basic design building block, the very element of the form.  To me, they transcend collage and move to an … Continue reading

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For the love of obvious mysteries

How can you go wrong with lines like: “I drink beer to improve my mind, end all wars, help mankind”. Continue reading

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Alejandro Cartagena

    The ever-awesome Booooooom recently featured the amazing photography of Alejandro Cartagena.  Cartagena “lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His projects employ landscape and portraiture as a means to examine social, urban and environmental issues.” The series above is … Continue reading

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