straight from the workshop of tech wizard q, james bond’s aston martin db5 from the 1964 hit film goldfinger has been reworked, but into over 1,200 LEGO pieces. the newest line from the LEGO creator expert series, which is to be released on july 18th in LEGO stores and online, has models from the taj mahal to the london bridge.
inspired by the japan‘s rich tradition of food carving known as mukimono, food carver gaku has mastered the ability of transforming everyday fruit and vegetables into edible masterpieces. armed with an x-acto knife gaku takes a piece of fruit or vegetable from the grocery store and carves into them intricate patterns inspired by traditional japanese motifs.
this fall, the canadian photography institute of the national gallery of canada and the art gallery of ontario will co-present ‘anthropocene.’ these two new contemporary art exhibitions tell the story of the human impact on the earth and feature the work of photographer edward burtynsky.
justin peters is a 22-year-old digital artist who merges reality with his own imagination using photoshop. ‘everything you can imagine is real’ by pablo picasso is a quote justin lives by, especially when creating his work — painting his own dream world where everything is possible through the unexpected and unique imagery combinations and photo manipulations.
In ode to the things we throw away, industrial designer dina amin has created tinker friday, a playful series of short movies using stop motion animation that give life to the anatomy of everyday items. by dismantling them into a thousand pieces, dina creates stories featuring characters formed from the tiniest fragments.
amin labels it tinker friday, because at the end of every week she gets to work on another product, totting up a total of 30 videos so far. unscrewing, cutting, and moulding the various parts, dina combines the old-school technique of stop-animation with similarly retro items. from alarm clocks to pocket cameras, cassette tapes to computer mice, each anatomy inspires a different story.
An array of rainbow hues are set to invade new york city this summer as the color factory brings its collaboratively-produced art experience to the big apple. the prismatic art installation promises to invite curiosity, discovery and play with a series of participatory installations of color collected around the city.
the color factory originally opened in san francisco last year, intended to last for just four weeks. because of its popularity however, the exhibition unexpectedly flourished as a celebration of color and creativity that lasted for another eight sold-out months. the second palette, set to open in new york in august, will encompass 20,000 square feet of exhibit space, 16 mind-blowing installations.
for her latest haute couture collection syntopia, iris van herpen collaborates with artists lonneke gordijn and ralph nauta of studio drift — whose work breathes life into their delicate, immersive sculptures through light and movement. the presentation took place on july 2nd, 2018 at le trianon in paris.
jaguar’s battery-powered V20E boat has broken a maritime speed record reaching speeds of 88.62 miles per hour across eight miles of the coniston water lake in cumbria, england. peter dredge, the co-founder of jaguar vector, piloted the boat, succeeding to break the previous record of 76.8 mph set ten years ago.
kid cudi and kanye west have revealed the cover art for their upcoming joint project, a takashi murakami-designed album cover. the mysterious record in question, dubbed kids see ghosts, is expected to drop on june 8.
michael jantzen’s ‘reforming meaning’ is a series of photos that investigate the relationship between information and the meaning of that information, by distorting the original recognizable object into many different possible renditions of itself. jantzen also explores how the original idea can be reinterpreted as a new whole from the layering of distorted versions of the original road signs.