Category Archives: Art

Captain Fin Co.

Captain Fin Co. produces an amazing number of custom fins for many of the new guard’s elite including the likes of Alex Knost, Jared Mell and Dane Reynolds. Their focus on design is something I’ve never come across before and the graphics they throw onto their work just add a whole other dimension. They make em in all shapes en sizes no matter what you ride, they come in small batches so if you like what you see below head over to their shop here and swipe!

As they say:

The first company to put artwork on quality surfboard fins designed by some of the top surfers and artists.

Tanner G lifted with some Captain Fins:

Photos of the Year

Some incredible compiled pictures of events around the world. A best of list according to  Very humbling and dramatic to say the least.

Loneliness never looked so depressingly good.

Variations of glittered deformations form the basis for a grotesquely beautiful motif in the works of Japanese artist 非(xhxix). Digitally sketching, drawing, and painting everything using Photoshop alone, 非 visualizes loneliness in his subjects and decorates them with scars, layers of geometric abstractions and floral imagery. As most of his subjects are young men, the artist explains that “boys are more suitable to express loneliness as women are emotional and powerful.”

Concocting images of isolated pain and an ethereal sadness into haunting depictions of young western men, 非 reveals a mystified insight into the depths of the Japanese psyche.

(Via The Creators Project)

BLAZE by Ian McChesney

A sculpture for the A66 Middlesbrough by Ian McChesney -

About 400km north of London, England, a roadside sculpture is giving the A66 motorway a designed identity.

The 35-sq-m Blaze installation was created by architect Ian McChesney, who arranged 472 gold anodised aluminium staves in long, intertwining circular structures. As people drive by the structure, multiple grid patterns are unveiled; this is further enhanced by the fact that the aluminium staves sway gently in wind.

‘The arrays are arranged in layers so that the shape of the piece transforms as people pass by,’ McChesney explains. ‘Blaze is designed to catch the light in unusual ways creating a bright sculptural form along the often dreary dual carriageway landscape.’

Replicas of Blaze will eventually be installed at various locations along the motorway.

Key Facts

  • Blaze is approximately 35m long by 35m wide by 4m tall.
  • There are 472 individual staves of aluminium in Blaze.
  • There are a total of 165 linear meters of staves in Blaze.
  • The sculpture contains over 1.5 km of aluminium tubing.

Belgian Metamorphic Matches

Advertising designers seem to have had a lot more license to play like children back in the 1920s. These Belgian posters for the Union match manufacturer, show metamorphic matches at their finest and most absurd. The concept of creating flighty trade characters were possible inspired by Renaissance gargoyles, though twice as absurd. Trade characters were and are an obvious way to promote and differentiate competing products by adding a symbolic face to the name further etched the product onto the consumer’s conscious and subconscious. Mascots were fixtures of commercial culture by the late-nineteenth century to this day.

Thanks to Steven Heller.

Bonsoir Paris | Melting Wood Sculptures

French design duo Remy Clemente and Morgan Maccari of Bonsoir Paris have designed these wild melting wooden frame sculptures in a series titled the “Duramen Series”. For each piece the shape of the picture frame has been distorted and intricately oozed to give off a flowing and melted appearance.