artists

Arielle de Pinto: Crochet Jewelry

Canadian artist Arielle de Pinto treats metal like fiber and crochets fantastical sheaths and adornments. A graduate of Concordia University, de Pinto developed her unique technique over the course of her studies in textiles and printmaking. More akin to wearable art than haute jewelry, de Pinto’s work combines the essence of handicrafts with contemporary materials […]

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Featured Maker: eBoy

Featured Maker: eBoy

Iconic pixel-art collective eBoy probably needs no introduction. Around here, they’re best known for the splendiferously intricate poster they made to promote Maker Faire Bay Area 2007, shown above. TBH, their catalog kind of puts me in an almost-panicky state of it’s-all-so-awesome overload. Their posters–which include a “cities” series featuring LA, NYC, Toyko, London, Berlin, Cologne, Venice, and the Baltimore docks, as well as “event” posters including a promotional for Amnesty International, the giant-robots-themed SuperBronco print created for their first solo gallery show, and FooBar, which is a mash-up of iconic Web 2.0 brands in a kind of “virtual city”–all induce the same jaw-dropping wonderland-of-details type effect. It feels like I could spend hours exploring any one of them, and there are so many. So many! Besides the posters, they also offera book which includes eight of their most popular designs reproduced on a smaller scale in case, like me, you just don’t have enough space on your walls for all the awesome they want to put there.

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With a Bic lighter and lots of patience

With a Bic lighter and lots of patience

Oliver Kosta-Théfaine is a Parisian artist who works in a number of media. But my favorite works of his are those that involve the absurdly simple technique of standing on a lighter with a disposable cigarette lighter and burning patterns onto a ceiling. [via Dude Craft]

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Jenna Faden and Jess Horton are pickled

Jenna Faden and Jess Horton, recent Fine Arts graduates of Umass Amherst showed their recent work at the Duxbury Art Association Winter Craft Showcase. Together, they are pickled. They took a brief break from sales and knitting to show their work, saying “we’re really just grandmothers in disguise”, told some stories and returned to the […]

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