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Future Memory

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beauty / images / LONG / observations / photography

For his ongoing series Souvenir-d’un-Futur, French photographer Laurent Kronental documents life in large housing projects in the residential districts of Paris. These Grands Ensembles – built between 1950 and the 1980s – with their retro modernistic feel are still the home of many senior citizens. Kronental has captured both the buildings and their occupants; aging yet standing proud. Marked by the passing of time, these massive, gray buildings, like their elder residents, bear the signs […]

Snail Trails

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In the first photograph, they are neatly ordered, in the second, their trails form intricate lines and patterns. Boston-based artist Daniel Ranalli uses snails to ‘paint’ and the result is an interesting collaboration. DR: This series is based on the drawings made by snails on the wet sand in the intertidal zone. They are part of an ongoing series of works involving collaboration between the snails and me. I choreograph the snails starting positions, and […]

Bodies Mix

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Vinyl record sleeves can be a fun inspiration. Christian Marclay, a NY-based composer, and visual artist has created a series of collages – often surreal – made up of album covers. All images © Christian Marclay

Haute Gruau

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René Gruau (1909-2004), born Renato Zavagli Ricciardelli delle Caminate (what a name!) was a fashion illustrator in the world of haute couture during the 1940s and 50s. His sophisticated style with the use of calligraphic elements, vivid colors, and bold strokes evoke a sense of theater and the influence of his timeless and often extravagant illustrations of fashion design can still be felt today.  

Fabric Loops

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Miracle de Mille is a visual arts duo based in Lyon and they aspire to provide miraculous graphic content through thousands of collaborations, experimenting with real and virtual content, in both print and digital formats. These amazing animated loops using embroidered fabrics are an example of their work. (via: booooooom.com)