These are awesome! Sculptures by Hoang Tran.
With all the current initiatives of getting people to go out and vote for this upcoming November, I got an idea for another DIY project. Thinking of inspiration, I happen to like how the “LOVE” sculpture by Robert Indiana stuck out. One of the tasks I needed to get me started with the project was to find the type used for it.
After a while, I found a post in the Typophile forums which fortunately was the same subject as my quest. From this, it seems that Clarendon Black is a good starting point. Though close, some tweaking will still have to be done by hand.
Anyways, that’s one task down. I’m just hoping I can finish the project weeks before November. It’ll be a nice Design workout.
These are just out of this world. Jennifer Maestre’s pencil sculptures are just crazy cool. It is just hard to believe how much time and planning it took to get all these pencils together to make something this creative and memorable.
My sculptures were originally inspired by the form and function of the sea urchin. The spines of the urchin, so dangerous yet beautiful, serve as an explicit warning against contact. The alluring texture of the spines draws the touch in spite of the possible consequences. The tension unveiled, we feel push and pull, desire and repulsion. The sections of pencils present aspects of sharp and smooth for two very different textural and aesthetic experiences. Paradox and surprise are integral in my choice of materials. Quantities of industrially manufactured objects are used to create flexible forms reminiscent of the organic shapes of animals and nature. Pencils are common objects, here, these anonymous objects become the structure. There is true a fragility to the sometimes brutal aspect of the sculptures, vulnerability that is belied by the fearsome texture…
For more information about Jennifer Maestre and to see more unbelievable pencil sculptures, check out jennifermaestre.com