One of the most unassuming of my daily stops is also one of the most incredible. The impeccably curated Lustik is a treasure trove of great art, design, and all things creative and interesting. After few weeks of following and sourcing several posts here on Colossal I decided it was time to learn more about the mysterious person behind this Tumblr who posts anonymously, without even a hint of information on the site. Luckily she responded to a shout-out a few weeks ago and I was able to ask her a few quick questions.
Who are you?
I’m Béatrice Lucas, a breton crazy cat’s lady!
Why did you start Lustik?
In French ou is u and loustic means “funny, kid…” I began it just for pleasure as a notebook, after Chercat.
How do you find stuff to post? Do you have a routine?
No routine, I… nose about!
What sites inspire you?
Tankthinks, Väskust, Poculum, Notcot.org, MoCoLoco, Who killed Bambi.
What happens next?
So sorry, not to have a divining instinct!
Thanks Béatrice for unveiling yourself on Colossal. I can’t urge you strongly enough to head over to Lustik and get lost for a while.
While living in Beijing several years ago German artist Wolfgang Stiller acquired several head molds and large pieces of wood. After experimenting with the various components the artist struck on an idea to create several large-scale burnt matches where the charred remains of each tip appeared as the face of a human, a series he calls Matchstickmen. While Stiller leaves the meaning of the artworks open for interpretation the pieces exist in a surprisingly strange area between morbid and humorous. At a distance each match seems almost laughable in its appearance almost like a toy bobblehead, but up close the somber, lifeless faces often resting in coffin-like matchboxes are pretty disconcerting. The Matchstickmen will be on display again in just a few days starting March 8th, 2013 at Python Gallery in Zurich as part of the show Burnout which runs through April 20th.(via lustik, designboom, lustik)
Knob Creek Metal Arts has a really great collection of bookends for sale over on Etsy, the visuals are just fantastic. (via lustik)
Sorry for the somewhat sporadic posting lately folks, things have been a bit more hectic than usual lately. Posting should be a bit more frequent starting very soon!
This recent portrait by Cape Town-based artist Pierre Fouché was made over a four year period using bobbin lace in polyester thread. I’ve never seen anyone work with lace and can only imagine the immeasurable skill and patience needed to create something this intricate. The portrait will be part of an upcoming solo show at Whatiftheworld Gallery later this year. (via lustik)
Poster Cred is an ongoing project by Seattle-based designer Joseph King that attempts to poke fun of the implicit credibility suggested by designers who photograph themselves holding posters for marketing purposes. You can participate in the project by requesting stickers via the Poster Cred page, and photos of the stickers in action have come back from all over the world. Definitely see the entire gallery, some of these are pretty fun. (via lustik)
I’ve been wanting to post the work of Yulia Brodskaya for almost a year and was thrilled to discover this new art piece entitled Loves Doves. Her work is unique in that it involves the placement of carefully cut, colored and bent strips of paper called quilling, giving her work a rich texture and depth. Julia was born in Moscow and now lives and works in the UK making quilled paper illustrations for some of the world’s top brands and publications. (via lustik)
Things will be quiet around here for a bit, but have an awesome holiday and we’ll see you back here in a few days. The installation above entitled Merry Mirror is by Michael Johansson. (via lustik)