Dec 1st, 2007 by admin
This week’s design links collection focuses on the strange and unusual from multiple arts: photography, sculpture, product design, street art and miniature art. These show the dedication of almost fanatically driven artists as well as the surprising mistakes even a large design firm can make.
Amazing Photographs from One Drop of Water: It takes great skill (and good equipment) to create such frozen-in-time compositions, revealing the beauty, the inherent energy and the dynamics of flowing and dripping water. Some artists substitute water with more viscous liquids, producing even more lava-lamp-like effects. But often just playing with coloring and light is enough to make an effective picture.
Artist Renders the Guggenheim Museum in Tree Fungus: Kathryn says, “My kids and I attended the New York Botanical Garden’s Member’s Evening last night and took in their holiday train show which features 140 New York landmark structures as rendered using natural materials. I thought Boing Boing readers would get a kick out of this pic of the Guggenheim Museum as rendered in tree fungus.”
Hershey Design Snafu – Mints that Look Like Crack: New mint packets being sold by The Hershey Co. look nearly identical to the tiny heat-sealed bags used to sell illegal powdered drugs like crack, heroin and cocaine and glorify the drug trade, a Philadelphia police official said. Ice Breakers Pacs, nickel-sized dissolvable pouches with a powdered sweetener inside, hit store shelves in November.
3 More Types of Unusually Legal Street Art: Does illegal street art amuse or annoy you? Graffiti on walls is appealing to some and an eyesore to others, but it is hard to find legal art on the street like this to be anything but impressive. Here are three examples of strangely legal urban street art from artistic Japanese manhole covers and creatively painted American circuit boxes to downright bizarre Russian street lamps.
Some of the Smallest Art in the World: This collection includes a series of portraits painted on a single strange of hair and other amazingly tiny works of art. Images included as well as links to the artists’ sites.