Suspended Sculptures of Incomplete, Typographic Men

Spanish artist Jaume Plensa continues to intrigue viewers with his figurative sculptures. This time, it’s the suspended structures from his Lilliput II series that draws the spectator’s attention and leaves one to wonder what the significance is behind the painted bronze and steel sculptures dangling from up above.

Known for his large, fragmented figures, Plensa’s sculptures are incomplete humans bordering the fine line that separates them from purely inanimate and abstract objects. The artist has, once again, composed his figures with the inclusion of letters and symbols. In this case, the typographic components are extensions of the figurative sculptures that add a surreal and interpretive element to the piece.

Jaume Plensa website
via [Dark Beauty Magazine, Cool Hunting, Galerie Lelong]

November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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