Archive for the ‘Crafts’ Category

Creatures Of The Deep: Alan Williams Metal Artist

Alan Williams: Creatures of the Deep offers an insight into the mind and work of the immensely talented Brighton sculptor Alan Williams, who turns scrap metal into amazing animal figures.

Looking into his dark influences and childhood, this biopic explores Alan’s practice, presenting the work of a true artist who holds “great talent, imagination and humility” • Directed by Ben Cox.

Miniature Post-Apocalyptic Dioramas: Nix + Gerber

An observation of art, partnership, and the creative process —
seen through the lens of post-apocalyptic dioramas.

Directed & Produced by The Drawing Room • Featuring Lori Nix + Kathleen Gerber.

Original Music: tonefarmer • Sound Design & Mix: Corey Folta • Colorist: Phil Choe / Nice Shoes.

Edouard Martinet | Insectophile

Take one workshop full of junk and a Frenchman with an eye for detail (not to mention an obsession with bugs) and you will find the most eclectic mix of metal insects this side of a sci-fi novel. This short documentary follows Edouard Martinet’s patient and extraordinary process as he creates sculptures that are utterly beautiful, distinctly creepy and somehow completely true to nature. All this despite his medium being piles of bent metal and old rusty bicycles.

Directed & Produced by Will Farrell • Cinematographer: Oliver Ford • Music: Tom Fitzsimons.

Greenwood

In the woods of upstate New York, an Oak tree is turned into a traditional post and rung stool.

With Tom Bonamici & Derek Lasher.

Directed, Photographed & Edited by Adam Newport-Berra.

Location Sound: JR Skola • Sound Design & Music: Mark Henry Phillips.

Chinatown: The Chinese Translation of the Trademarks

Chinatown is a Chinese translation of the trademarks in a graphical way. It’s a carefully arranged series of artworks showcasing 20 well-known western brand logos with maintained visual and narrative continuity.

Conception: Mehmet Gözetlik • Producer: Handan Akbudak.

Neon Sign Maker: Asım Doğan • Director of Photography: Emre Başak.

Wood! // Characters & Robots by Loulou & Tummie

Loulou, von dem niederländischen Illustrationsdou Loulou & Tummie, verbrachte in diesem Jahr ihre freien Stunden mit Sägen, Kleben, Drehen und Schleifen, um diese außergewöhnlichen Charaktere aus Holz zu designen. Einige dieser tollen Figuren sind in ihrem Webshop erhältlich, während einige ausschließlich exklusiv bei Ausstellungen zur Verfügung gestellt werden.

// Images © Loulou & Tummie /// ☇ Some Figures Available //

Naruko Kokeshi Doll by Yasuo Okazaki

The origin of the Kokeshi doll is a mystery. It has been said that the Kokeshi doll started in the Tohoku district in the late Edo or early Meiji period, but there are various opinions about the birthplace. The wood crafters of the mountainside villages made it as a toy for children, and the dolls have unique designs and features rooted in each region.

The Naruko style of Kokeshi developed at Naruko hot springs. One of the unique characteristics of these Kokeshi is that their heads squeak when turned. They have kind faces and flared shoulders and skirts. The stripes at the top and bottom of the body are painted on the lathe, and the body is often painted with a chrysanthemum motif. The bangs are painted like the dolls sent as gifts from the Imperial Palace. Naruko Kokeshi wear a red headdress.

Yasuo Okazaki was born in 1954. After graduating from high school, he studied under his father and began creating Kokeshi with the guidance of his father’s senior pupil.

Produced by Te to Te to Te.

Desire To Fly

Samantha Bryan is a mixed-media artist based in West Yorkshire. She works from a studio in the West Yorkshire Print Workshop situated in Mirfield.

Samantha finds herself preoccupied with everyday life, but not her own – that of the fairy.

Consequently her sculptures place what can only be described as “fairies” with machine-like contraptions. They depict fairies going about their everyday lives. Within her work her extraordinary objective is to realise the necessities and requirements that would be involved in “fairy life”: to provide everything a fairy would demand during its daily existence.

Vintage Neon Sign Artist Todd Sanders

Todd Sanders is a vintage neon sign artist based out of Austin. With nearly two decades of experience under his belt, Todd is completely self-taught and a true master of his craft. His handcrafted art is produced without the use of computer aided design preserving the unique American tradition even further.

Todd’s award winning pieces have appeared in The Museum of Neon Art, films by Robert Rodriguez, Esquire, Texas Monthly, Fast Company, HGTV and Southern Living. Celebrity clientele include Kings of Leon, Shepard Fairey, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson and ZZ Top.

Directed by OG.

Paper Birds & Animals by Estudio Guardabosques

Diese faszinierenden, geometrischen Papierskulpturen wurden in dem Designstudio Estudio Guardabosques aus Buenos Aires, Argentinien gefertigt, welches von dem Ehepaar Caro Silvero und Juan Elizalde betrieben wird. Die beiden Künstler haben bereits zahlreiche Projekte mit ihren wundervollen Papierarbeiten für künstlerische Zwecke und für redaktionelle Auftragsarbeiten erstellt.

// Images © Estudio Guardabosques /// via //

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