If you’re an artist, everything is a medium. And for Andoni Bastarrika, that’s sand. That’s right, while most of us feel really good about ourselves after we build a castle at the beach, Bastarrika isn’t content with that. His works are much more ambitious, usually revolving around the natural world.
From bulls to sharks and beyond. Check out (below) some of the best creatures the artist has made.
And yes, they aren’t just animals that he unearthed, Bastarrika really did sculpt them.
The AIGA has announced the winners of its annual 50 Books / 50 Covers competition for books published in 2019.
The competition recognises excellence in both book design and book cover design, some of the winners placed in both categories. Many of the winners tend to be from smaller publishers and/or academic in nature and/or about art or design.
The kind of covers you want to frame.
An enormous aquarium with perpetually crashing waves has popped up amidst an urban landscape in South Korea, but don’t expect to hear the water sloshing around if you walk by. Designed by District, the elevated tank is actually a massive anamorphic illusion.
The digital media company created the public project utilising the world’s largest advertising screen that spans 80.1 x 20.1 meters. As shown in the video, the deceptive aquarium looms over the outdoor area and splashes repeatedly into the sides.
Russian sculptor Igor Verniy creates birds, insects and other unusual creations.
Many of his steampunk and cyberpunk sculptures are made to be fully articulated, with dozens of moving or adjustable parts enabling each piece to be posed in several lifelike positions.
Each polished piece is formed with scrap metal and other discarded objects.
For a limited time, you can view the feature length documentary Chair Times: A History of Seating online for free courtesy of Vitra, a Swiss design company. Here’s a trailer:
In the focus are 125 objects from the Collection of the Vitra Design Museum. Arranged according to their year of production, they illustrate development from 1807 to the very latest designs straight off the 3D printer, forming a timeline to modern seating design. Wonderful!
Hong Kong’s international runway model, Wilfred Wong, is the the muse of Baldovino Barani‘s latest shots entitled “Young, Dumb and Full of Come.”
Fierce fashionista and gorgeous body!
For Meggan Joy to begin creating her flowery assemblages, she first has to plant the seeds.
The artist cultivates a plot in a community garden throughout the summer months, tending to each fern and vibrant petal. Once her patch is in full bloom, she captures thousands of individual photographs of her rooted plants before combining them into allegorical digital collages of the female body.
Her latest series, Battle Cry, depicts women in the midst of conflict.