beneath the surface blog

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Wormholes

    With the newly released photos of Pluto surfacing, the GPI team has been pondering the extents of space and what it holds. But we’re not the only ones intrigued by the cosmos. A new art piece by Daniel Crooks takes one of outer space’s most mind-bending theories and illustrates it with an artistic twist. The […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Architectural Sandcastles

    Remember being at the beach as a child, and not having a care in the world? All you wanted to do was run around and play in the sun and sand, and possibly take on the challenge of building a sand castle. Well, sand artist Calvin Seibert apparently never outgrew that childhood love of the […]

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    Impactful Entry Space: Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

    In this Impactful Entry Space blog series, we will feature a designer or artist that has created an attention-grabbing design for the main lobby space of a building. Drawing inspiration from completed entry spaces around the world, we travel beyond the image by diving into the design process and concepts behind it. Today, we feature our interview […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals – The Thunderstorm Experience, No Umbrella Required

    With all the rain and thunderstorms we’ve had here in Cleveland this summer, we’re all getting pretty tired of the soggy weather. But when our office came across this fascinating installation by modern artist Leigh Sachwitz that embodies the sensation of a thunderstorm sans the clouds and rain, we decided that perhaps we could weather just […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Colorful Chapel, Sans Elvis

    It’s no secret that Las Vegas is full of wedding chapels. If you have ever visited the city (and even if you haven’t), you know these chapels are as easy to come by as a fast food restaurant. But although plentiful and famous worldwide, wedding chapels aren’t exactly renowned for their sophisticated design. Let’s be […]

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    Impactful Entry Space: Federal Center South

    In this Impactful Entry Space blog series, we will feature a designer or artist that has created an attention-grabbing design for the main lobby space of a building. Drawing inspiration from completed entry spaces around the world, we travel beyond the image by diving into the design process and concepts behind it. Today, we feature our interview […]

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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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  9. Impactful Entry Space: Edgecliff Medical Centre

    In this Impactful Entry Space blog series, we will feature a designer or artist that has created an attention-grabbing design for the main lobby space of a building. Drawing inspiration from completed entry spaces around the world, we travel beyond the image by diving into the design process and concepts behind it. Today, we feature our interview […]

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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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