Archive for the ‘Crafts’ Category

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 //

Urushi Craftsman

Urushi Craftsman • Directed by Hirokazu KISHIDA.

Hirokazu KISHIDA was born in 1975, at Kyoto prefecture. In 2000, he graduated from major in sociology at Ritsumeikan Univercity in Kyoto. Since 1997 he has been actively shooting a movie and photo at Myanmar and Japan. Kishida wishes to express the invisible reality of human life existence in the world with documentary, and aspires to commit to his subject as hard as possible.

The New America

“The New America” by Nando Costa is a short animation in which every frame was created by laser engraving its unique artwork onto a solid block of maple. Once complete, the entire sequence of +800 frames was then photographed and assembled into this motion piece.

After many unforeseen issues and delays, the entire process took about two years.

As seen in the video, each frame is unique. Aside from the design of each frame itself being distinct, small variances that naturally occur in the laser engraving process as well as the different wood grain of each frame naturally created subtle shifts of the position of the artwork. An effect that I was particularly interested in and that could naturally be achieved in digital assembly, but that I was much more excited about re-creating with real objects.

The abstract storyline showcased in this piece is a concoction of a variety of ideas and can perhaps be described as a union between concepts and experiments born during the Situationist movement and real life events experienced during the last few years in American society. Particularly the duality between the economic downturn and the shift in values and beliefs of many citizens.

Paper Worlds: Paper Made Works by Nacho Rojo

// Images © Nacho Rojo //

Geology of Shoes

Project is taking inspiration from sediment layers and from effects of erosive processes in nature as well as from traditional shoe making techniques. Special construction method has been developed and used across the collection. Multiple layers of leather scrap pieces are added on the last and subsequently sanded down to achieve the final shape and unique colour pattern of the shoe. Colour scheme is influenced by old geological maps.

Design & Concept: Barbora Veselá.

Who Lives There

Art+Practice has released the 14th episode of The Amerikans: “Who Lives There”.

Filmed on location in Wellington, Ohio, this episode shares the vision of Dawn Reese, miniature artist, dollhouse builder, and owner of Dolls and Minis: a store with over 20,000 miniatures.

Peter Bellerby // The Globemaker

Directed by Charles Arran Busk & Jamie McGregor Smith.

Bottled History

Ray Gascoigne has been around boats his whole life, as a shipwright, a merchant sailor, and now as a ship builder on the smallest dry dock there is: a bottle. This short film by Smith Journal and Melbourne-based production studio Commoner picks through the wood chips to tell the story of a craft honed over 60 years, and the man behind it.

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