Category: Salute to Originals

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Fabric Homes That Prove You’re Not in Kansas Anymore

    For many, the concept of home evokes feelings of solidity and permanence (remember how uprooted Dorothy felt after the tornado took her farmhouse away?). This connection manifests itself physically in the heavy building materials such as brick, wood, and concrete found in traditional home construction. Today we explore how a Korean artist plays on those […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Photo or Faux?

    Open up Photoshop and you’re instantly besieged with a variety of tools that mimic the act of physically creating art. Paint brush, clone stamp, eraser, color mixers, layers, transparency, textures and filters galore, all aimed to give your digital creation a unique look just with the click of a button. With some PS savvy and […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Architectural Camouflage

    Talk about wearing your passion on your sleeve! Given our intense obsessions with materiality, these clothing items have us amused and inspired. The Architectural Camouflage collection is a range of clothing adorned with patterns of building materials. The geometries of white tile and marble are printed on the clothing at full scale, making the wearer […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Searching for the Awe in Awesome

    Searching for a Thursday Salute blog topic this week left us feeling jaded. We scoured our favorite inspiration sources and came across a few semi- interesting topics. But nothing that motivated us to do more than skim some images (we didn’t even read the accompanying text). Everything seemed monotonous, lackluster, cliché, done before. What happened […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: When Crinkles Spur Creation

    In architecture, crumpled pieces of paper have strong connotations that bring divisive opinions on Frank Gehry’s process of designing sculptural buildings. Critics take offense to the hands-off approach that places greater importance on form rather than function. Proponents of this type of process tout it as quintessentially postmodern and reflective of current technology. Whatever your […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Photoshop Turns Deadly

    We all know that gut wrenching feeling. You’re sitting at your office desk, chugging your twelfth cup of coffee for the day, getting ready to export a batch of edited images when all of the sudden, the unimaginable happens… Photoshop crashes. You just lost hours of work spent toiling over perfectly blending the clone stamp […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Patterns – More Than Just Wallpaper

    Peter S. Stevens, an author who published “Patterns in Nature,” describes how there are finite ways that patterns can be structured. They can be described as repeating shapes or forms and are often thought of as the organizational skeleton of parts of a composition. Each pattern has an underlying mathematical substructure no matter where it […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Vandalism Takes Flight

    Street artist Katsu has experimented with automating his graffiti process for a few years. Previously relegated to floating drones in front of canvases to paint within a controlled studio setting, his work has been displayed at NYC galleries in the traditional manner. Katsu recently shook things up by taking this act outside, catching the attention […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: A Common Thread

    When an artwork is both futuristic and ancient, it certainly captures our attention. Perhaps it draws on our own affinity for onyx, formed over millions of years, paired with cutting edge LEDs? To others, it may be the universal concept of time and man’s relationship to it. Whatever the personal appeal to antiquity vs. modernity, […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: When Socks Become Sculpture

    What do a block of wood, an old towel, and “The David” all have in common? Well, nothing, really. Unless you look at the work of one contemporary artist who uses the traditional art of sculpture and infuses it with an alternative media and not-so-fancy subjects (think: dirty socks and tennis shoes). Instead of carving […]

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