A Serpentine Rattlesnake Wraps Around a Metaphorical Wood and Book Sculpture by Maskull Lasserre

 Art #books #sculpture #snakes #wood January 7, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Maskull Lasserre In a towering, totem-style sculpture titled “The Garden,” Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre (previously) compresses a collection of 18th-century botanical texts between two parallel planks of Douglas Fir. Metal vices bore through the wooden beams, securing the first four volumes of William Withering’s An Arrangement of British Plants, although both the natural and manufactured components are eroded with Lasserre’s intricately carved snake that winds around the perimeter and appears to bind the individual components together.…

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Typeface Studies by Designer Craig Ward Recreate Fonts and Iconic Logos in LEGO

 Design #Lego #typography January 7, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Craig Ward, shared with permission LEGO are the (literal) building blocks behind an array of creative endeavors—we’ve featured dozens on Colossal over the years from Ekow Nimako’s elaborate world-building series to Jumpei Mitsui’s sculptural recreation of Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”—and are put to another inventive use in Craig Ward’s ongoing Brik Font project. While playing with his children last fall, the New York-based designer realized the plastic pieces could be an interesting analog complement to the…

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Tiny Faces Animate Minimal Mugs and Planters by Ceramicist Rami Kim

 Art #ceramics #faces #tableware #vessels January 7, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Rami Kim Enjoy the company of Rami Kim’s minimally sculpted personalities emerging from her footed planters, mugs, and other ceramic pieces. The artist and animator (previously), who gravitates toward bright monochromatic finishes and simple patterns, creates a wide array of vessels featuring perfectly round eyes, tiny mouths, and noses that add a dose of whimsy and play to her functional objects. See more of Kim’s works, check for stockists near you, and shop available pieces on…

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