Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #170

Start your Monday off right:

  1. Artist, Neal Aronowitz, developed this "concrete canvas" which allows him to create flexible sheets of wet concrete and manipulate them into these glorious flowing concrete tables. These defy what you think about when you imagine an concrete table. 
  2. Adam Savage visits the famous Aardman Studios where Wallace and Gromit is created to learn how the studio keeps the massive amount of clay consistent through the entire production of the movie. 
  3. Mitch Goldstein, an Assistant Professor of Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology, created a series of Venn diagrams accurately describing the creative life. 
  4. The colorful portraits of regular British people is the highly recognizable style of Niall McDiarmid. He broke a video camera with him on one of his many trips outside the center of London. 
  5. Shawn Huckins paints these beautiful portraits of in the style popular around the Revolutionary War and adds funny texts or other additions. 
  6. “The things that you put inside your head are like lego blocks. If you are trying to build with just with one shape and one colour your creations will always be limited. The more blocks you have and the more diverse their shapes and colours, the more interesting castles you can build.”
    – Maria Popova.
  7. Joseph Fox captured the characters of a local demolish derby in England. The portrait of the kid in the push car painted like a derby car is top notch. 

  8. Self portraiture scares me. I feel so awkward standing in front of my own camera. Lizzy Gadd's self portraits are so good that I might actually try it again.  

  9. Nick Carver heads out into the Sonoran Desert capturing the unique beauty of the spare landscape and giant cacti. I love how the panoramic images turned out. 

  10. Kristopher Matheson produced a gorgeous zine, Minutiae - Trafficking Art, focus on the abstract images created out traffic lines in Tokyo. He printed and bound the zine himself. Highly recommended