9 posts tagged Windows
9 posts tagged Windows
Spanish street artist Pejac (previously featured here) isn’t content with using details as inspiration for enhancing the urban landscape. He’s also used the windows inside his own home to create playful works of art, including a recent tribute to the 40th anniversary of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s legendary walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.
"Back in 2011, when he was living in Valencia, surrounded by surveillance cameras and without curtains to protect his privacy, Pejac started experimenting with paper and acrylic works on glass. He shared a couple of these earlier works with us, photographed by Paco Esteve. Feeling exposed and trapped inside his home, he started creating these as a way of fighting this lack of privacy. By using the view from his house as a backdrop for these miniature works, he created little urban art pieces in privacy of his living room."
Head over to Hi-Fructose for additional process photos.
Our acrophobic friends may want to skip this post:
The John Hancock Center in Chicago has a truly breathtaking new attraction called Tilt. It’s glass enclosure located on the building’s 94th floor that holds eight people and tilts them forward, so that they lean out and take in a truly unique and adrenaline-packed view of the Windy City from over 1000 feet above the ground.
Street artists Aakash Nihalani (previously featured here) and Know Hope collaborated on this wonderful piece which transforms a flat blue exterior wall in Brooklyn, NY into corner with windows on either side. A flock of paper birds flies in one window and out the other, which reinforces the optical illusion while also suggesting that perhaps these two widows are actually floating in midair.
Ready for some more awesome paper art?
These astonishingly intricate paper sculptures are the work of Virginia-based artist and professor Eric Standley. We can’t stop staring at them. Eric uses multicoloured, layered paper and a laser cutter to create mesmerizing pieces that bear a remarkable resemblance to stained glass windows.
Visit Design Stories to view more of Eric’s amazing paper sculptures.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Evan’s magnificent windows feature some of our favourite characters from video games such as Metroid, Halo, and Mega Man, superheroes like Iron Man, My Little Pony characters, and even the occasional TARDIS. Head over to Evan’s Etsy shop, MartianGlassWorks, to see more.
“Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1939, Regina Silveira’s installations, sculptures, prints and photography have intrigued the international art community since the 1970s. Renowned for her parodic explorations of space through geometric constructs, Silveiraʼs work is celebrated for both its conceptual rigor and formal impact.”
Behold the awesomeness of two of the Bergdorf Goodman 2011 Holiday Windows!
This year’s the theme is Carnival of the Animals.
Beneath that is North Pole Garden Party populated by upholstered animals, a very sweet polar bear, and a monkey about to pop open the champagne.
It takes two weeks to install the elaborate and highly anticipated Holiday Windows of Bergdorf Goodman, but it takes David Hoey and the visual team of Bergdorf Goodman G 60% of the year’s work hours to make these astonishingly detailed and creative fantasies come to life.
Watch a video about “The Making of the Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows” here!
Thanks to our awesome friend Dan’l for sharing the link to Trendland (where you should go, because there you’ll find more of these incredible windows).
Less talk, more champagne-pouring, fashion-conscious monkeys!
The Windows blue screen of death is decidedly not awesome, but what about a TARDIS error screen instead?
[via How to be a Retronaut]