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A Portrait Drawn by Hand with 2.1 Million Ink Dots to Aid Amnesiac Benjaman Kyle

December 13, 2012

Christopher Jobson

…rom cataracts. The man also had absolutely no idea who he was. After months of ongoing evaluation from doctors and psychologists it was determined he was suffering from dissociative amnesia. He adopted the pseudonym Benjaman Kyle and has embarked on a search for his true identity sparking massive amounts of media coverage and even a short film, Finding Benjaman, by John Wikstrom. He is the only citizen in the United States officially listed as…

 

 



Art Design

Paper Lion Constructed from Hotel Receipts by Kyle Bean

June 28, 2013

Christopher Jobson

…Designer Kyle Bean (previously) was recently commissioned by Intercontinental Hotels Group to make this amazing 2-foot lion sculpture from shredded hotel expense receipts. Is there anything this guy can’t do? Take a dive into his portfolio to see some of his other recent creations. Photography by Owen Silverwood….

 

 



Food Illustration

Brains Made of Toothpaste, Newspaper and Food by Kyle Bean

May 2, 2013

Christopher Jobson

…Designer Kyle Bean (previously here and here) just finished this fun series of brains for Men’s Health magazine. Bean is known for his handcrafted commercial and editorial work for a number of large brands involving set design, sculpture, and illustration. Portfolios don’t get much more fun than his….

 

 



Art Photography

Fictional Landscapes

January 10, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Colossal has seen its fair share of commendable book and paper work the last few weeks, but this was too good to pass up. UK-based artist Kyle Kirkpatrick constructs these wonderfully tiny dioramas using the topographies of carved books. Via the artist: My practice is primarily concerned with the notion of the imagined landscape. I present man-made objects and natural materials simultaneously to form carefully and meticulously composed…

 

 



Photography

In Anxious Anticipation: An Unsettling Series of Humorously Suspenseful Moments

March 3, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

All images courtesy of Aaron Tilley and Kyle Bean Kinfolk Magazine is known for their minimal editorial spreads, images that are so polished and organized that they evoke a sense of calm when one stares at each carefully articulated pictorial arrangement. The magazine’s newest photo story for their “Adrenaline” issue however is anything but calming. Kinfolk reached out to art director Kyle Bean (previously) and photographer…

 

 



Art Photography

Brunch Reimagined in the Style of Five Iconic Artists

June 2, 2017

Kate Sierzputowski

Artisan Brunch series. Image inspired by Alexander Calder. (All images via Kyle Bean) For issue 24 of Kinfolk magazine, Designer Kyle Bean collaborated with photographer Aaron Tilley and food stylist Lucy-Ruth Hathaway to depict how famous artists might reimagine their weekend brunch spreads. The five sculptural works in the series Artisan Brunch balance pancakes and their toppings in a Alexander Calder-like mobile, suspend a halved avocado in…

 

 



Design Science

This Bubbling Ferrofluid Light Works like a Magnetized Lava Lamp

March 4, 2015

Christopher Jobson

We’ve seen a number of interesting ways to play with magnetized ferrofluid over the last few years, but here’s a new one worth a mention. Designer Kyle Haines just launched a Kickstarter featuring his design for a “motion lamp” filled with heated ferrofluid that can be manipulated with a pair of magnets called the Inspiration. The idea works somewhat similar to the iconic 60s-era lava lamp but with a magnetized twist….

 

 

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