A Beautiful 20 Day Timelapse of Mushrooms Growing

Photographer Jens Heidler of Another Perspective (previously) captured the remarkable process of a variety of mushrooms growing from single blocks of spores into beautifully matured caps over the course of 20 days through macro timelapse photography. Included in this harvest were Shiitake, Lion’s Mane, and King Oyster mushrooms.

Growing Mushroom 20 Days Time Lapse

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Artist Spotlight: Anna Nero


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“Blister” by Photographer Joseph Ritchie


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Campaign and Visual Communication by Studio Marcus Kraft for Zürcher Theater Spektakel

Take a look at the campaign and visual communication design created by Studio Marcus Kraft for Zürcher Theater Spektakel.

Studio Marcus Kraft is a graphic design studio based in Zürich, Switzerland. They specialize in custom-made projects with strong visual narratives for a broad range of national and international clients. In 2021, the studio was commissioned to work on a unique campaign and visual communication for the “Zürcher Theater Spektakel”, one of Europe’s largest festivals for the contemporary performing arts.

“To create this year’s campaign, we’ve collaborated with artist and photographer Jean-Vincent Simonet. The expressive visuals show protagonists of the upcoming performances. Simonet combined old manual photographic techniques with new digital retouching methods in a specially devised experimental process. The radiant and fluid works, which look like a mix of photography and oil painting, have an exuberance that suits the dense program.”

Below you can see some images and videos of the project. For more, please take a look at the website of Studio Marcus Kraft.

Campaign and Visual Communication by Studio Marcus Kraft for Zürcher Theater Spektakel
Campaign and Visual Communication by Studio Marcus Kraft for Zürcher Theater Spektakel
Campaign and Visual Communication by Studio Marcus Kraft for Zürcher Theater Spektakel
Campaign and Visual Communication by Studio Marcus Kraft for Zürcher Theater Spektakel
Campaign and Visual Communication by Studio Marcus Kraft for Zürcher Theater Spektakel
Campaign and Visual Communication by Studio Marcus Kraft for Zürcher Theater Spektakel

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Emily Carr University Spotlight: Yuying He


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An Animatronic Alien Xenomorph Rocks Out on Guitar

Artist Danny Huynh created an incredible animatronic Alien Xenomorph that rocks out on a green electric guitar through timing and control settings. The robotic creature, which amazingly responds to Huynh’s hand commands, shows off some badass stage moves mimicking those of legendary human guitarists.

Xenos New Groove.

Animatronic Alien Xenomorph Rocks Out on Guitar

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A Whimsical Series of Illustrated Marine Life Surfboards

Fernand Surfboards collaborated with artist Jean Julien to create a uniquely whimsical series of four boards that feature different forms of illustrated marine life. Included in the series are a blue and an orange fish, a tan seal, and a dark blue whale. Each board was hand-painted by Julien before being glassed and polished.

Jean Julien and i are really happy to show you guys our 4 pretty unique surfboards. They are all hand-painted by Jean, straight away on the Foam then glassed by Resin League and polished by Paul Hyde

Whale Board Fernand Jean Julien
Fernand Jean Julien Limited Animal Boards
Blue Fish Surfboard

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A Short Film Dives into the 15-Year Process Behind the Documentary ‘Fantastic Fungi’

We shared footage of the mesmerizing mycelium networks pulsing underneath our feet back in 2019 to mark the opening of Louie Schwartzberg’s Fantastic Fungi, and now the dedicated director takes viewers behind the scenes to show his painstaking process. Filmed throughout a 15-year period in his home studio, Schwartzberg’s timelapses zero in on myriad spores as they burst open, sprawl in every direction, and morph in color and texture. They’re a compelling visual representation of time and nature’s cyclical processes, which he explores in a new short film produced by WIRED.

Most of the challenges in capturing the footage center around predicting where an organism will grow to keep it within the shot and understanding the frame rates of different lifeforms. Schwartzberg explains:

For example, a mosquito on your arm, having a little drop of blood, takes a look at that hand coming towards it in ultra slow motion and has plenty of time to take off because its metabolic rate, its lifespan, is way shorter than our lifespan. And our lifespan is way shorter than a Redwood tree’s lifespan. This reality of real-time human point of view is not the only point of view, and that’s really the beauty of cameras and time-lapse cinematography. It’s actually a time machine.

Watch the full making-of above—note that it does include a clip of a mouse decomposing near the end—and find Fantastic Fungi on Netflix. (via The Kids Should See This)

 


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How to Make a Chocolate Bar From Scratch

Logan Richardson of The Flavor Lab shared his adventure of making a bar of chocolate from scratch. This included obtaining cocoa pods, cleaning the cocoa out from their protective, somewhat disgusting gelatinous covering, and then letting the beans ferment for about a week. He then roasted the beans, ground them down, added sugar and milk powder, melted it all together, and then formed the mixture into the shape of a chocolate bar with a silicon mold.

I am not going to lie, although this was a lot of fun, it was also a lot of hard work. …Chocolate making is a very complicated and intricate process, but today, I am going to show you my simplistic attempt at making chocolate, however, even with my plebian attempt at chocolate, it still turned out really well. 

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Musician Performs the 50 Cent Song ‘In Da Club’ in the Highly Recognizable Style of Led Zeppelin

Manchester musician Nathan Shepherd of Good Future Music (previously) did his very best to channel the stellar vocals of Robert Plant and the inimitable drums of John Bonham, the rare guitar of Jimmy Page, and the remarkable bass of John Paul Jones while performing the 50 Cent song “In Da Club” in the very recognizable style of Led Zeppelin.

‘in da club’ except it’s led zeppelin. forgive my vocal cords, i am no robert plant. also forgive me john bonham as this was done on a midi drum kit.

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