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New in The Colossal Shop: Posters, Advanced Yoga Poses, and More


Jay Ryan As the year wraps up we’ve got a host of new products in The Colossal Shop. Fun new additions include affordable signed artist prints by Chicago-area poster maker Jay Ryan, a new cohort of Series Two Yoga Joes, imaginative bedding that turns your kiddo into an astronaut, and handmade ceramics by Philadelphia artist Brian Giniewski (who might sound familiar).

Artist Philip Beesley Merges Chemistry, Artificial Intelligence, and Interactivity to Create “Living” Architecture


Astrocyte, 2017. All images by Philip Beesley and Alex Willms / PBAI. Multidisciplinary artist and architect Philip Beesley weaves together such a broad array of technologies and systems in his artworks that they legitimately defy description, but the immediate impact of encountering these sprawling interactive installations is visceral and awe-inspiring.

Interactive LED Sculpture Projects Visitors’ Faces 14-Feet-Tall in Columbus, OH


As We Are is a 14-foot interactive sculpture by artist Matthew Mohr. The head-shaped work slowly rotates through a database of faces, displaying a range of Columbus residents and its visitors on 24 horizontal bands of LED screens.

Cristian Marianciuc Creates a New Decorated Origami Paper Crane Daily for 1,000 Days


When we last mentioned origami enthusiast Cristian Marianciuc he had just completed the creative challenge of designing a new decorative origami crane daily for 365 days.

The Wild Architecture of Soviet-Era Bus Stops Photographed by Christopher Herwig


Photographer Christopher Herwig has circled the former Soviet Union, exploring the most remote areas of Georgia, Russia, and Ukraine to find and photograph its unique bus stops.

Transient: An Extraordinary Short Film That Captures Lighting at 1,000 Frames per Second


Filmmaker and photographer Dustin Farrell spent over a month this summer traveling some 20,000 miles for the sole purpose of filming thunderstorms around the United States.

SCI-Arc Students Reimagine Claes Oldenburg’s ‘Geometric Mouse’ as Inspiration for Rethinking Multiples in Art and Architecture






SCI-Arc, the Southern California Institute of Architecture, in Los Angeles is a school that considers architecture an art form capable of engaging with contemporary culture and public imagination.

Futuristic Portholes Capture the View from France’s Aging ‘Tours Aillaud’ Apartment Towers


Series “Les Yeux des Tours” (2015 – 2017). Tours Aillaud, Nanterre, France. All images courtesy Laurent Kronental.

80-Year-Old Wooden Escalators are Repurposed as a Sculptural Ribbon by Artist Chris Fox


Photos by Josh Raymond / Chris Cox Artist Chris Fox was tasked with repurposing two pairs of timber escalators that were first installed at Sydney’s Wynyard Station in 1931.

Meet Tatsuo Horiuchi, the 77-Year-Old Artist Who ‘Paints’ Japanese Landscapes With Excel


For over 15 years, Japanese artist Tatsuo Horiuchi has rendered the subtle details of mountains, cherry blossoms, and dense forests with the most unlikely tool: Microsoft Excel.

Irregulars: A Short Documentary Traces Cyrille Kabore’s Harrowing Journey as a Refugee Set Against a Mannequin Factory


Irregulars is a 2015 documentary by Fabio Palmieri that traces the first-hand immigration experience of a refugee named Cyrille Kabore.

A Japanese Home Designed Around a Climbable Earthquake-Proof Bookshelf


Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves are lovely, and can act as a robust focal point in any home, though accessing the high shelves can be a problem.

Towering Hyperrealistic Cactus Paintings by Lee Kwang-ho


Cactus No.95, 2015. Oil on canvas. Courtesy Johyun Gallery. Korean painter Kwang-ho Lee (previously) depicts larger-than-life cacti in oil paintings that stand up to 8-feet tall.

‘The Art of Flying’ Captures the Shape-Shifting Wonder of a Murmuration of Starlings

A murmuration is the intricately choreographed movements of a large flock of starlings as they swoop through the sky.

Ad Infinitum: Pen & Ink Drawings by Benjamin Sack Depict Infinite Cityscapes


Artist Benjamin Sack (previously) is fascinated by the infinite, expanses of architecture that fractalize and spiral into never ending metropolises.

Puzzling Portraits of Identical Twins by Photographer Alma Haser


In her latest series, German photographer Alma Haser combines the portraits of several pairs of twins by literally puzzling their images together.

The Monolith: Artist Gwyneth Leech Turns the Destructive Force of a New Building Into a Source of Inspiration


NYC artist Gwyneth Leech is probably best known for her ongoing series of colorful painted cup suspensions, a project that began when she “bribed” herself with a cup of coffee in the morning on the way to her Midtown Manhattan studio, a mental trick to help overcome the nemesis of artist’s block and the drudgery of living in the city.

Isolated Facades Stand Precariously in the Twilight by Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy


Facades is an ongoing series by French photographer Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy (previously) which strips isolated buildings of everything but their forward-facing exteriors.

Colorful Paper Foods and Patterns by Maud Vantours


Photography / Charlotte Ortholary @Figure.fr Paper artist Maud Vantours brings paper to life through a wide variety of commercial and self-initiated projects that span 3D paper sculpture displays for top brands to editorial work for magazines and ad agencies.

Figures in Silhouette March Across Building Facades in New Murals by David de la Mano


Spanish artist David de la Mano (previously) depicts anonymous hordes of soldier-like silhouettes marching to unknown destinations inside a dystopian world.


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