Loose Leaf Studio, the botanical installation in a former gas station

Loose Leaf Studio, the botanical installation in a former gas station

Collater.al Contributors · 5 months ago · Art

Wona Bae and Charlie Lawler of the Loose Leaf Studio have created a structure, called a “Fossil”, made from hundreds of giant leaves, to “adorn” a former gas station in Melbourne. The installation was photographed by Sean Fennessy, investigating the role of nature and its interaction with the artificial world.

This project uses natural materials and in fact, wants to celebrate the relationship between man and nature. The leaves wrap around the abandoned structure exactly where the gas pumps once stood, “Fossil” intends to respond to the historical context but also to the current state of the site. The intention is to allow the leaves to infest the place, taking it and consuming the artificial structure. For the artists, nature is very important and they want to offer a glimpse of an urban environment occupied by vegetation. They want to facilitate the reconnection with natural systems, hoping that this link can be preserved and respected.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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Virgil Abloh designed “Endless Runner” for Louis Vuitton

Virgil Abloh designed “Endless Runner” for Louis Vuitton

Collater.al Contributors · 5 months ago · Art

Virgil Abloh continues to influence the masses with his ingenious designs and multidisciplinary nature, which places him in the sphere of out-of-the-ordinary creative directors who have been writing history in recent years. Abloh recently spoiled on his Instagram profile the teaser of a video game “Endless Runner“, designed for the two temporary residences in New York and Tokyo of the house for which he is creative director, Louis Vuitton

The game is inspired by the collection for the autumn/winter 2019 season. It has been finished in a retro 16-bit style. A little man runs forward on a fixed sliding background, inspired by the city of New York, the aim is to jump over obstacles and recover the various themed tokens, including the stylized flower – part of the monogram – typical of the French fashion house. All this to increase the score and lives.

The speed of the player increases in a progressive way as you go along with the game.

If you want to try to break the record, you can play on the official website of Louis Vuitton. Probably there will also be a prize up for grabs, let’s see who wins.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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Illustrations that become tattoos by @malamartaandink

Illustrations that become tattoos by @malamartaandink

Collater.al Contributors · 5 months ago · Art

The Italian artist, who you find on Instagram as a malamartaandink, reproduces illustrations of his production on leather. With a slightly macabre taste – not like the one of Yeagee Tattoo we have already talked about – her tattoos reproduce people, animals, skulls, roses, sometimes with the help of small slogans, which launch direct messages and without veils. 

“There is a big difference between a tattoo artist and a tattoo artist. The first is the one who reproduces something on the skin and can be compared to a performer. The second is an artist, that is what I would like to be”.

And in our opinion, she succeeded in her intent. Her tattoos speak of reality with a realistic stylized style, the lines are super fine and she only works with black. Her Instagram profile mixes his illustrations with his tattoos.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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The post-neocubism of Miguel Ángel Belinchón aka Belin

The post-neocubism of Miguel Ángel Belinchón aka Belin

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Art

The last time we talked about Miguel Ángel Belinchón aka Belin was seven years ago when his art was inclined towards a style that could combine surrealism with hyperrealism. Now a few years have passed and, inevitably, some things have changed while others have remained the same. 

If before his art was influenced by Graffiti, by Wildstyle, today he maintains these characteristics, mixing them further with hyperrealism and especially with Cubism, succeeding in establishing himself in the current that took the name of post-neocubism. 

Quotes to Picasso do not go unnoticed, both in terms of subjects, covers, and faces that decompose, both for the construction of the image. 

The years of study, but also those of autonomous production and research have led him to have a perfect technique, which does not need grids, guidelines, stencils, the only tool Belin is his hand, which already knows where to go. 

All these characteristics allow his art to find a home on any surface, on paper, on canvas and obviously on the walls of buildings and houses. 

Miguel Angel Belinchon aka Belin | Collater.al
Miguel Angel Belinchon aka Belin | Collater.al
Miguel Angel Belinchon aka Belin | Collater.al
Miguel Angel Belinchon aka Belin | Collater.al
Miguel Angel Belinchon aka Belin | Collater.al
Miguel Angel Belinchon aka Belin | Collater.al
Miguel Angel Belinchon aka Belin | Collater.al
Miguel Angel Belinchon aka Belin | Collater.al
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Dare.Win painted green an entire street in Paris

Dare.Win painted green an entire street in Paris

Claudia Fuggetti · 5 months ago · Art

The communication agency Dare.Win has set up a communication operation that is, to say the least, captivating for the iconic brand GET 27. The idea is as brilliant as it is simple: to combat the prevailing heatwave, an entire street in Paris has been repainted in green so that the temperature remains tolerable.

How is that possible?

Simple, we are talking about an extraordinary paint that is able to reduce the outside temperature by 7-9 degrees. It would be nice if this idea were also applied in our hot Italian cities! This refreshing color therapy has been renamed “GET FRESH” and you can experience it in Rue de la Butte aux Cailles until July 14.

Have a look at the website of the agency Dare.Win here.

Dare.Win ha colorato di verde un'intera strada di Parigi | Collater.al
Dare.Win ha colorato di verde un'intera strada di Parigi | Collater.al
Dare.Win ha colorato di verde un'intera strada di Parigi | Collater.al
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