Need to do Halloween on a budget this year? Designer Steve Wintercroft has a series of inexpensive geometric mask templates that you can download, print, and color. From animals and skulls to stormtroopers and faces, he has a little bit of everything.
New Layered Glass Wave Sculptures by Ben Young
Sculptor Ben Young just unveiled a collection of new glass sculptures prior to the Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago next month. Young works with laminated clear float glass atop cast concrete bases to create cross-section views of ocean waves that look somewhat like patterns in topographical charts.
A Spider Fixing a Leaf
OK, so the spider isn't fixing the leaf, but that doesn't make it any less amazing (and no, it's not Photoshop). Paris-based photographer Bertrand Kulik stumbled onto this tiny spider who managed to construct its web inside a leaf with a giant hole and snapped these photos at just the right angle.
Two Stunning Trailers for 'Tant de Forets,' an New Animated Short by Burcu Sakur and Geoffrey Godet
Tant de Forets is an animated short by french illustrators and animators, Burcu Sakur and Geoffrey Godet that was released on French TV earlier this year. According the the animators, the piece is based on a poem by Jacques Prévert by the same name that "speaks of the irony of the fact that newspapers warn us about deforestation although they are made of paper themselves."
Extreme Winds Cause a Waterfall in England to Blow Upward
Hikers exploring England's Derbyshire Peak District earlier this week stumbled onto a rare phenomenon caused by extreme winds. The River Downfall, a 30-meter (98 foot) waterfall was blown back almost vertically by a powerful updraft, making it seem as if the waterfall was simply flowing into nothing.
Photography by Thomas Prior
When he was 13 years old, New York-based photographer Thomas Prior won a drawing contest and used the money to buy a Pentax K1000 camera. By the age of 20, while still attending SVA, he was already working on commercial shoots while developing his own direct, almost simplistic approach to photography. Prior relies almost completely on natural lighting and a brilliant eye to capture uncanny images in unexpected places. Gathered here is a selection of photos from the past few years.
A Colossal Shirt!
All your friends will think you're the coolest when you wear the spiffy new Colossal shirt. Rep the award-winning art & design blog with this ridiculously comfy heather charcoal shirt. A cotton/polyester blend makes it as light and soft as your favorite, already broken-in tee. The tear-away tags, double-stitched bottom hem and sleeves, and crisp Colossal logo across the chest in white, mean this shirt is as well-made as it is awesome. Available in men's, women's, and kid's sizes.