1. Bernhard Leitner. Le Cylindre Sonore.  via

    (Source: mehtapty, via luminoth545)

  2. cross-connect:

    Steve Salo

    When fire tore through Steve Salo’s studio in Torquay he was devastated. Inside the artist’s studio were approximately 70 of his paintings, and 80 drawings and sketchbooks, some of which he had treasured since a child. Every single one was destroyed. All of his art materials and tools were obliterated along with reference books and a cherished drawing case from his childhood. The blaze consumed everything, a lifetime of irreplaceable work reduced to ashes.

    “I find it quite hard to talk about it now. The best thing for me is to put it behind me and not ponder over it,” Steve says, clearly still coming to terms with the emotional impact of the disaster that occurred nearly a year ago.

    After the fire Steve says it felt like time stood still, “almost like a surreal dream”. He was overcome with confusion, disbelief and grief. For the next couple of months Steve had no desire to paint, unable to motivate himself to even pick up a paintbrush. Eventually, however, the urge to create returned and he began to paint, not with brushes but with his fingers. It was an important step in the healing process.


  3. design-is-fine:

    Paul Renner, Futura Specimen Booklet, 1930s. Bauer Type Foundry, Inc. Via Lubalin Study Center

  4. beeple:


    (via hexagonalawarenessproject)

  5. cross-connect:

    Cross Connect Featured Curator: DearMirah [dear-mirah]

    1. Marco Puccini i m p r o v v i s a m e n t e - t a g l i a t o (2014). Illustration. 

    2. Ben & ShermanDialogue (2013). Mixed media on paper. 

    Ben & Sherman are a pair of artists/designers who I consider to be hidden treasures here on Tumblr. They are based in Lisbon, and are inspired by paint textures, literature, and music (x).

    3. Samuel BjorgumUntitled (2013). Oil on canvas. 

    Samuel Bjorgum is an emerging talent on Tumblr who paints illusions and mind-melding perspectives from his stupid based in Minneapolis, Minnesota (x).

    4. Mei Mei ChangUntitled (2012). Mixed media on paper. 

    Mei Mei Chang is a mixed media and installation artist who premiered her artistic career in 2002 after graduating from the University of Ohio. A life long student of the human psyche, Chang states her process is influenced by “connections between internal symbols and connections which stretch out to the external. I believe that there is as much to uncover beneath the surface as to discover on the surface. Our minds occupy a space between the conscious and the subconscious; my work encompasses what is beneath the awareness of consciousness and beyond the passive knowing of subconsciousness, and brings it to life” (x). 

    5. Ben AustinHe Started a Band for Easy Access to Drugs (2014). Net art. 

    Ben Austin was kind enough to answer a few questions for me for this project. When asked if Tumblr has helped fuel his career, he replied: ”Yes, I’m one of those people who in the 90s would have bought every art magazine and any other magazine with good pictures, but I don’t know anyone who can or could’ve afforded it. With something like Tumblr you can see thousands of interesting, odd, high-quality, lo-fi, personal, etc. pics all at once for free and, more importantly, easily get exposed to things “you don’t know you want,” which has been the biggest thing for me with Tumblr.

    Also, for my own work, Tumblr has made it possible to do the same for others, throw things in front of people who don’t know they want a certain type of art and maybe get them into something new to them. The number of artists and writers on Tumblr that have inspired me has been huge (I could give you a short list if you like, dear-mirah). Also, I have sold pieces and been asked to design things directly through Tumblr and Instagram; I have an agent now who’s launching a collection management business soon, so I wouldn’t have anything like an “art career” with out Tumblr. 

  6. likeafieldmouse:

    Mark Rothko - Red and Black (1968)

  7. justanothermasterpiece:

    Antoni Tapies.

  8. artchipel:

    Daniel Martin (b.1982, Netherlands)

    After having left the computer graphics industry in 2013, Leiden based artist Daniel Martin fully committed himself to his art. He attended several art fairs with great success. Being spotted by media as the emerging artist on those fairs his work was shown and talked about on television, radio, various publications and was elected artist of the month in which he was preceded by other prominent dutch artists. Daniel is now preparing for his first big solo show in September. Daniel Martin’s most recent work comprises explicit portraits of defiled faces, and the images have an unsettling expression. It feels like the portraits were deliberately damaged after the painting was completed. This consciously cultivated spontaneity in painting is intrinsic to Martin’s work. A misshapen tree, that imperfection of beauty, is a source of inspiration to Daniel Martin. A ratio affected by chaos. That violation of appearance is anonymous and sidelines the individual’s identity and character, and it makes the faces dissolve or return in nature’s chaos.

    © All images courtesy of the artist; src. Saatchi Art

    [more Daniel Martin | artist found at saatchiart]

  9. archiveofaffinities:

    Frei Otto, Tree Structures Project, 1960 

  10. artchipel:

    Artist on Tumblr

    Valentin van der Meulen | on Tumblr (b.1979, France)

    The work of French artist Valentin van der Meulen started with a reflexion about images, their reading and their link with reality. These axes expressed themselves in plastic point of view by cropping, cutting out, contrast and now by erasing.

    In a first step, to work from images of print media or internet, including sometimes images of his private sphere, big drawings represent mainly individuals on a black background. These drawings made with charcoal and black stone seem to lose any context in the image and its subject. The spectator who can’t anymore connect them with a precise event or with news which the image in its origin was supposed to represent. In a second step, these drawings are partially or totally erased. Destruction or continuity of process of the act of drawing, these erasing are both made in studio or during public interventions.

    To erase image, it’s to erase as much their subject as the object that’s image. Give it a new temporality, make it imperceptible or revealed. Placing the spectator between ” what was ” and ” what remains “, the erasing allows to wonder about notions of lack, short-lived, disappearance, memory but also of track and heritage. These notions became today the basis of his work.

    © All images courtesy the artist

    [more Valentin van der Meulen | artist found at likeafieldmouse]

  11. (Source: airows)

  13. josephcaruana:

    Saqaf il-Ġenna.
    Floriana, Malta, Jun 2014.

  14. oliver-peoples-eyewear:

    - The Process of Perfection

    1. Production CADs denote how and where each frame will be cut from sheets of custom-designed acetate
    2. Acetate sheets are cut by machine, specific to the shape of each frame
    3. Extracting the raw frame shape from its acetate sheet
    4. The manual, hand filing process carves raw angles into each prototype…
    5. … Followed by further shaping and refining by hand
    6. Acetate frame fronts and their corresponding temples
    7. A metal hinge is fused into acetate for integrity of strength; no adhesives or glues are ever used in Oliver Peoples products
    8. Using a lens pattern, the frame and lenses are matched
    9. Along with the most advanced machinery in the world, hand tools like calipers and files are still utilized to create our eyewear
    10. For a limited-edition product like the Sir Series Vintage capsule, the temple caps are hand-tooled with our signature designs

    (via takeovertime)

  15. nothingtochance:

    Makil Chair / ALKI

    (via katrinagauci4)