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Love the Play Doh sculpture in these ads by DDB Paris. The writing’s a bit long-winded (and weirdly topical) though:

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Game, set, stitch

Tennis racquet embroidery by Danielle Clough:

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I’ve always been fascinated by the ability of sculptors to shape delicate, human textures from hard stone (here and here). Dan Stockholm‘s By Hand pulls soft, fleshy hands from the hardness (that sounded more graphic than intended)..

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Exploded Chair by Joyce Lin:

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Circles within circles

The Gates of Hell is a monumental sculptural group work by Auguste Rodin that depicts a scene from “The Inferno”, the first section of Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Subsequent bronzes have been distributed by the Musée Rodin to a number of locations, including this one at the Kunsthaus gallery in Zürich (I think)…

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Crystal skull

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As part of a design project for The University of the Arts, Bremen, Joris Wenger has developed his own proposal for Nuclear Semiotics – (how we communicate the dangers of nuclear waste sites to future generations, which I covered in the last post.

I think the laser-etched skull is incredibly striking, and does a good job of conveying ‘death’. Though the trefoil nuclear sign and exclamation marks aren’t self-evidently about death, danger or nuclear radiation, so their meaning would quite easily be lost to time.

Having said that, when a subject is communicating across tens of thousands of years, it’s always going to be a difficult proposal, and easy to pick holes in. Joris’ work is beautifully finished and an interesting approach to a fascinating challenge:

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