Category: Art Inspiration

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The Vein – Magma – Shot by DVein

The Vein / Magma from Dvein on Vimeo.

Heres another Creators Project video: An interview with Casey Reas, the co-creator of the Processing Programming language along side Ben Fry. This video is a quick interview and shows some of his work.

This video simultaneously inspires me beyond anything else I’ve seen and makes me want to give up. This video is a peek into Benjamin Aranda and Chris Laschs’ studio, ideology and process regarding their generative approach to design using geometry, fractal structures and crystalline structures as a base for real world objects.

Yesterday, I stumbled on Biothing, which is “a cross-disciplinary laboratory that focuses on the generative potential of computational systems for design.” managed by Alisa Andrasek. Since stumbling on three books on the subject I’ve been particularily fascinated with the algorithmic approach to architecture and this site is pretty amazing in its application of cellular automata, voronoi networks, and laser cut interference patterns towards this end.



I particularly like the project for a proposal for a taiwanese waterfront music center as it shows a number of amazing images but then also shows a video some of process which includes a custom Processing app using the control P5 library. The video leaves me feeling very inspired to work on my programming chops. (however I am getting pretty comfortable with control P5)


Magnetic Fields from alisa andrasek on Vimeo.

Fabware prototyping

Orbita Series: Using a combination of voronoi networks, electro-magnetic fields and sine functions to generate architecture.


Bifid: Using interference patterns to generate interesting patterns for a lighted ceiling installation check the blog post for more awesome photos, this of course can be filed in the same category as the post about Michael Hansmeyers amazing laser cut beams

Michael Hansmeyers work primarily focuses on computational architecture. There is no shortage of amazing concepts and applications of generative geometry as applied towards architecture on his site, which I highly recommend browsing.

I’ve written about Michael Hansmeyer before with his amazing Earnst Haeckel inspired Subdivision project however his latest project is simply ASTOUNDING. He’s taken the concept a few steps further and created actual columns created through generative geometry. As I understand the process as described on Michaels’ page he creates the model by slicing the model into 1mm thin slices and uses a laser or mill to cut out the pattern. All these slices are then stacked on a pole to create the full column. While I still love Matt Shlians work this is what machine driven paper-cutting would look like if it was fed a steady diet of hallucinogens, PCP, steroids, coffee and crack. (ps anyone else noticing the similarity to the mandelbox?)


I have to restate this in case you are missing exactly why this is so amazing. These are photographs of actual columns made of slices of laser cut paper. Check the photos below and check out his site for more jawdropping-ness.

Art Inspirations: Matt Shlian

I dont know what rock I’ve been hiding under but I just discovered Matt Shlian and his amazing paper sculptures through Ghostly Internationals tweet  (@ghostly) about a project they are working on together, Which I will definitely be looking out for. After watching the video posted below I couldn’t help but check out the rest of his works, talks and art that is available online. Very impressed with his geek cred, he gave a Ted talk, was recently featured in Data Flow 2 & Papercraft – both which are published by the amazing Gestalten, and of course his work with Ghostly. Check out the video, and a few of his works below and then be sure to sign up for the RSS feed for his blog.


Matts blog

Matts Site

Paper Cuts from Michigan Daily on Vimeo.



Art Inspiration: Katsumi Hayakawa

I’ll be honest I don’t remember how I stumbled upon Katsumi Hayakawas work, but I loved it enough to save it in a folder to later catalog in my Art Inspirations Section of this site. It appears that he makes sculptural works out of hand made paper boxes which all cluster together to create large scale textures. Very amazing and detailed stuff. Check out the site here

I have lately been geeking out on paper artists, so if this interests you check out the other Art Inspiration pages to see more interesting works.

The art of Tatiana Plakhova

Moscow-based Tatiana Plakhova’s unique emergent organic style really caught my eye the first time I came across it and begged further investigation. Though I am unable to find specific reference to how the images are created they do seem to point at an underlying algorithmic process whether it’s manually created or generated via coded processing. However it’s done, the results are absolutely beautiful.

Her Behance portfolio

Shes on Twitter

Her website

Tilt Shift Love

I saw these Keith Loutits videos over a year ago but have been thinking about them quite a bit and had to go back and rewatch them. While some people fake the miniaturization technique in photoshop (cheaters) Keith uses a tilt shift lens and speeding up video to give the illusion of miniaturization.

I plan to do some research to figure out exactly how to do this myself but for now heres some videos, a link to keiths awesome website and his facebook page to follow his updates on his “Small World” project.

Small Worlds – Preview. from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

Beached from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

Bathtub II from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

Bathtub V from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

Small Worlds Project: Tour of Destruction. Pause while a clip is playing to share it.
Tilt Shift Video by Keith Loutit | Twitter | Facebook

I watched Vanessa Goulds amazing documentary on Origami called “Between the Folds” recently.  (it’s availble on Instant Watch for you netflix junkies) While there are many great interviews with inspired folders Chris K Palmers work really stood out to me. Particularily his description of the process involved in his “Flower Towers” which unfortunately is missing from his vimeo post. Check the documentary for that.

However you do get to see some of the amazing recusrive geometry in the video.

Want to see more? Check out his flikr page and his webpage

12-Fold Flower Tower from Chris K. Palmer on Vimeo.