Posts Tagged ‘neo geo’

Rocking camel by B.C. painter/author Jim Willer

Friday, July 15th, 2011

I grew up with this psychedelic rocking camel, handmade in the late 60s/early 70s by B.C. artist/novelist Jim Willer. He called these “Bumpity Camels” and ours was one of a series—our cousins had one too. When we were kids it used to have a blue wooden knocker on a wire that hung inside and clip-clopped when you rocked (even though camels are silent), but the noise drove us crazy so we removed it, and so did our cousins.

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Elsbeth Kupferoth

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Fantastic 1970s geometric supergraphic textile by German designer Elsbeth Kupferoth, who deserves to be much better known. Interesting short essay on her work and more photos at The Textile Blog. Her unusual colour schemes make these designs much less dated than the more common 70s combinations.

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Felice Varini – geometry projected on architecture

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Swiss artist Felice Varini applies these geometric “perspective-localized” paintings to rooms and other architectural surfaces. Varini’s perspectival installations are interesting in that they project visually compelling geometric shapes onto architectural spaces but the shapes are only seen in their perfect geometric form from a single, specific vantage point. When you step away from that place, the image becomes fractured or distorted.

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