Craft

“emulsifier” – Thomas Medicus

This is fantastic. “emulsifier” is a hand painted glass sculpture by Thomas Medicus. The anamorphic object is made out of 160 glass strips. There isn’t a whole lot of detail on his website, but the video and stills below give you a pretty good idea of how this works, and would look in real life. I can’t imagine how long it took to put this together and the painstaking task of hand painting each strip and assembling it. This is a very, very cool piece of art.

 

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How To Make A Book.

Most of us don’t really think about what goes into making a book when we pick one up. The beautifully shot and edited video below shows in exquisite detail the art of making a book by hand. This video has such a nice look to it, and it really let’s you appreciate the craftsmanship of something made by hand.

Todd Sanders, Roadhouse Relics.

Neon is something I have always been fascinated by. When I think about the skill required to work with something so fragile, combined with something so industrial and mechanical, I am just blown away by what it takes to produce a neon sign. “Todd Sanders STORYLTD” is a 4 minute short film by Luxury Minds about the owner of Roadhouse Relics Todd Sanders in Austin Texas.

Sanders is a vintage neon sign artist with twenty years of experience to his credit Completely self-taught Sander’s is a true master of the craft. Each of his handcrafted pieces is produced without the use of any computer based design tools which helps preserve the unique American tradition of neon sign design, build even further.

Listening to him speak about his passion, the reward of what he does, and what he is trying to achieve is truly inspirational.

Monday Inspiration. “Gerry”.

Don’t think of the video below in terms of firearms. I don’t care if you are for them or against them. That isn’t what this is about. The film below is a collaboration between Kessler Crane and The Delivery Men about the art and craft of hand engraving. Their goal was to capture the story and art form of engraver, Gerry Beathard, and they have done it. Through out the short film Beathard narrates how he became involved, why he does it, and where the satisfaction comes from. I think his words, are applicable to any profession. It’s all in the details.