White’s Books is former Penguin Books designer David Pearson’s new publishing house. Renowned artists are commissioned to design the binding for each of the beautifully crafted hardcovers. Petra Borner (a fashion designers that has worked for Louis Vuitton), Stanley Donwood (a wood- and lino-cut artist that is best known for designing Radiohead’s album covers), and Joe McLaren (an illustrator for The Times and Monocle) are just a few of the great designers.
• 9 December 2012 • 7,725 notes
Richard Mosse’s Infra offers a radical way of looking at a war-torn area. During a two-year span Mosse documented the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo using a discontinued military infrared surveillance film called Kodak Aerochrome. The film registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light, turning the green landscape and military attire into beautiful shades of pinks.
• 7 December 2012 • 1,214 notes
“Using scrap wood from a local fabrication plant, the collective built this impressive installation over the course of 2 weeks, and left it there to remind people about the importance of recycling, garbage disposal, and other environmental problems.”
• 6 December 2012 • 236 notes
After about four-hundred and twenty hours and a whopping two tons of broken glass, Aérial by French artist Baptiste Debombourg flows like a flash flood of glass into the Coloumn Hall in Cologne. This installation freezes time as if the glass was petrified when the crystalline structure was breaking.
• 4 December 2012 • 3,282 notes
Claire Morgan - Animal Magnetism, 2008, 2.2 (h) x 0.25 (d) (text only) x 7 m (w) approx, all dimensions variable, torn pink polythene, five taxidermied rabbits, nylon, acrylic
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• 3 December 2012 • 274 notes
Toby de Silva - Immortal (2012)
Removed from the catacombs of Rome in the 17th century, the relics of 12 martyred saints were attired in the jeweled regalia of the previous period and reinterred in a remote church on the German/Czech border
• 29 November 2012 • 6,160 notes
Urs Fischer’s Dramatically Melting Sculptures
At last year’s Venice Art Biennale (2011), one of the standout installations involved a full-size wax replica of Giambologna’s 16th-century sculpture The Rape of the Sabine Women. Even more intriguing was that an “everyday” man wearing glasses stood facing the sculpture. Like giant candles, both slowly burned to the ground, melting minute by minute. On Fischer’s website, you can find photos by Stefan Altenburger that show the amazing progression. By capturing this dramatic melting, Fischer makes us think about the inevitable passage of time.
• 27 November 2012 • 792 notes