Billowing Clouds and Rainbow-Hued Sunsets Created With Textured Embroidery Thread by Vera Shimunia

Russian embroidery artist Vera Shimunia began her landscape embroidery practice in 2015. She tells Colossal that it is the perfect medium for her because it requires less patience than cross-stitch and is more exciting, in her opinion, than painting. The Saint Petersburg-based artist is self-taught (Shimunia studied economics in college) and she shares that she imagines the needle as a brush. Her richly-hued mountainscapes, sunrises, and skies are crafted on palm-sized embroidery hoops using a variety of textured threads. Although Shimunia uses a unified color palette over a small surface area, she distinguishes different landscape elements using various stitch and knot styles, as well as thin, thick, and even three-dimensional fibers. You can see more of her embroideries on Instagram, and purchase work in her Etsy store.


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A Wonderful Animated Vignette About Writing While Swimming by Legendary Neurologist Oliver Sacks

The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks

In an amusing vignette from the crowdfunded Dempsey Rice documentary, The Animated Mind Of Oliver Sacks (still in development as of this date), the legendary neurologist and prolific author relates an amusing story about the time he worked on his book while standing hip deep in lake while leaning against the dock in between swimming laps.

I sent the manuscript in to Summit book and Jim Silberman …wrote me back saying did I think this was the 19th century? No one has sent him a handwritten manuscript for 30 years and beside this one, he said, looked at it as if it had been dropped in the bath.

via Open Culture

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GRIS: Explore a Surreal Watercolor Landscape in a New Video Game by Nomada Studio



GRIS is an new video game designed by Nomada Studio that leads users through a surreal landscape filled with crimson mountains, square trees, and overgrown ruins. There is no danger or death in the detailed watercolor world, but rather the opportunity for meditative exploration with the main character as she unlocks new worlds and abilities. The video game features an original score, which perfectly matches the tone of its soft, gestural graphics, created by Nomada Studio partner Conrad Roset.

The game design mimics the way watercolor pools on paper, with splotches of color often falling outside of the lines in the main character’s face or the hills she slides down or leaps over. “In our game the scenery is very important, and sometimes takes the spotlight over the main character,” says the studio.

GRIS is the first video game by the Barcelona-based Nomada studio, and will be released this December for both Nintendo Switch and PC. You can watch a demo of the indie game in the video by IGN below. (via Creative Review)


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The Milky Way’s Glimmering Core Captured in a Timelapse Video by Adrien Mauduit

When not working for a NASA-funded citizen-science project, Adrien Mauduit travels the world seeking out remote places to create photographs and films of the night sky. To the naked eye, the galaxies around us appear as single points of light; Mauduit’s “astro-lapse” visuals showcase the dimensionality of the universe through specialized photo and video equipment. His most recent video, Galaxies Volume III, is the third in the astro-lapse series and focuses on the core of the Milky Way.

Mauduit explains in a statement about the project that from a young age he has been interested in  the natural wonders of the environment, and by “showing the true beauty of the universe I could contribute in my own limited way to bringing the real dark skies to the hectic and light polluted urban jungle.” The resulting film includes dramatic shots of shooting stars, silhouetted mountains, and rushing clouds foregrounding the shimmering night sky. You can see more of Mauduit’s work on Vimeo and Instagram. (via Vimeo Staff Picks)

 


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“The Theory of Evolution” by Photographer Wentao Wei

A beautiful series by photographer and artist Wentao Wei from Beijing, China.

 

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Wentao Wei’s Website

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Atlan Font Family from Latinotype

Atlan, a sans serif font family in 16 styles from Latinotype.

Designed by Jorge Cisterna and Daniel Hernández of foundry Latinotype, the Atlan font family is a modern take on a classic sans serif. The family has been published in 2017 and comes in 16 styles including 8 weights ranging from Thin to Heavy plus matching Italics for each weight. Atlan combines influences from fonts such as Rudolf Koch’s ‘Kabel’ typeface with contemporary design trends. This simple but yet elegant typeface is based on a functional and versatile design. Please read more below the following image.

You can get the family as introductory offer on Fontspring.

Atlan font family from Latinotype.
Atlan font family from Latinotype.

Some of Atlan’s key features.

Equipped with a great variety of different weights, the family is well suited for plenty of applications. Its light and bold styles are a great fit for display usage while its regular weights perform very well in texts. Whether print or screen design, you can use it for modern branding projects, logos, packaging, wayfinding systems, etc. You can get it as both web font and desktop font. For additional information on all features, just click on the following link.

The complete family is available for purchase on Fontspring.

Type family with sixteen styles.
Type family with sixteen styles.
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A striking sans serif.
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Atlan font family – Example of use.
Atlan font family – Example of use.

Download the family as introductory offer (only for a limited time) on Fontspring.

All images © by Latinotype. Do not hesitate to find more highly professional typefaces in our Fonts category. On WE AND THE COLOR you can find a handpicked selection of exceptional font designs.

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“Milk & Honey” by Photographer Thomas Jordan

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Thomas Jordan’s Website

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“Notes on Love” by Artist Jen Mann

New paintings by Toronto-based artist Jen Mann (previously featured here). Continuing to explore themes of identity, we now see Mann turning to what is “other” as it relates to constructions of the self. As she describes, the series “consists of obsessions and abstractions of my partner, as I navigate my identity through him, our identity together, and what he represents to me.”

See more images from “Notes on Love” below or on display at Duran Mashaal Gallery in Montreal starting September 13.

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The Other Art Fair Comes to Chicago to Connect Artists With a New Generation of Collectors

On September 28, a new kind of art event is coming to Chicago: The Other Art Fair connects collectors directly with emerging artists at immersive, interactive events around the world. After successful installments in the UK, Australia, and Los Angeles, The Other Art Fair will fill Mana Contemporary in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. From September 28-30, TOAF Chicago will present a full weekend of opportunities to meet and talk with artists, whose works are also available for sale on-site. Colossal’s founder and editor-in-chief Christopher Jobson helped curate top emerging talent for the Chicago Other Art Fair as part of TOAF’s 2018 selection committee.

Renowned Chicago music venue Empty Bottle will curate the fair soundtrack with live music and DJ sets, younger visitors can explore the fair with a free creative newspaper, and local establishments Promontory and MONEYGUN are cooking up satisfying food and drink menus. Engaging panel discussions and talks with industry experts and leading creatives, presented by Saatchi Art, are free to all ticket holders. Friday and Saturday evenings include special previews and an after-dark Saturday night party, sponsored by MINI USA and The Cooper Southbank.

The Other Art Fair is also partnering with Chicago-based multi-disciplinary artist Hebru Brantley to support Little Black Pearl art and design academy. Brantley has created an exclusive, limited edition print only available at TOAF. All proceeds will benefit Little Black Pearl, a non-profit that works diligently to counter the challenges urban youth face by providing a safe environment, positive role models, and rigorous program and skill development activities and opportunities in the fields of art and design.

Colossal readers can enjoy complimentary weekend-long tickets using code COLOSSAL at chicago.theotherartfair.com/weekend.

See more from The Other Art Fair on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and via #TheOtherArtFairChi.

“Colling” by Faith Humphrey Hill

“Babylon” by Victoria Angeline

“Flow” by Jeff Davis

“Ascent” by Lisa Krannichfeld

 


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Partially Obscured Golden Arches Photographed Throughout Warsaw by Zuzanna Szarek

While growing up in post-communist Warsaw, photographer Zuzanna Szarek dreamt about the movies, toys, and food produced in America. McDonald’s was one aspect of the culture readily available to Szarek as a child in the 90s, and its Happy Meal toys always provided a rush of excitement. Today Warsaw is undergoing rapid changes, with hip stores and restaurants popping up as fast as its skyscrapers. Although the golden arches of her childhood still remain, they are now blocked by towering buildings and new construction.

For her series M, Szarek captures these strange juxtapositions, photographing what has long been viewed as an American icon as it becomes lost and obscured. “The over-sized monster hovering above the city’s landscape has became more of a landmark than a destination itself,” she tells Colossal. You can see more images from this series on her website and Instagram. (via This Isn’t Happiness)


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