Without the use of Photoshop or any digital manipulation, Korean artist JeeYoung Lee spends weeks converting her tiny Seoul studio into some of the most elaborate installations we’ve seen—for the sake of taking a single photograph.
The 2014 Mindful Living Calendar by Holstee: 5x7-inch limited run letterpress calendar with a theme for each month, a place to write your goals and twelve inspiring quotes to bring it all together. Printed using a fountain split technique, which results in a beautifully unique gradient of color.
“Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus” is a drawing machine illustrating a never-ending story by the use of patent drawings.
The machine translates words of a text (e.g. a novel) into a stream of patent drawings. Eight million patents — linked by over 22 million references — form the vocabulary. By using references to earlier patents, it is possible to find paths between the patents that have been found for word-combinations in the story. They form a kind of subtext. New visual connections and narrative layers emerge through the interweaving of the story with the depiction of technical developments.
The apparatus takes a combination of words in the story and searches for a patent document, whose text contains those words. Then it extracts the main drawing from the patent document and draws it. Advancing in the story, it finds the next patent document. Between the found patent and the previously drawn patent, the patents that connect the two are drawn in between. This process repeats until the story has been used up and generates an endless stream of patent drawings.