Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From floral mosaic murals and sneaker collabs to automated flip books and a new shade of blue paint inspired by artist Yves Klein, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Nancy Blum’s Mosaic Mural

“Artist Nancy Blum has created a collection of beautiful mosaic murals in New York City’s newly reopened 28th Street station,” says Online Editor Lindi Brownell Meiring. “The murals depict a range of plants, including Magnolia and Daffodils, that can be seen in the nearby park.”

Images via thisiscolossal.com

2. Juan Fontanive’s Automated Flip Books

“I have a long-held fascination with flip books – the original stop motion! – and artist Juan Fontanive constructs ornithologically themed flip books on a continual loop,” says Features Editor Amelia Brown. “He sources the images from 18th and 19th century natural history illustrations. When animated with his hand-made automated looping device it looks like the birds are in flight.”

Videos via vimeo.com/fontanive

3. Vans X Ashley Williams

“Vans has collaborated with London-based fashion designer Ashley Williams on a range of four sneakers from the brand’s existing collection,” says Managing Editor Samantha Charles. “The sneakers showcase a range of fun designs, complete with custom prints and colourful graphics.”

Images via vans.com

4. Paint: Yves Klein Blue

“With the support of the Yves Klein Archives, independent French paint manufacturer Ressource has launched the Yves Klein paint collection, inspired by the artist’s famous International Klein Blue (IKB),” says Deputy Editor Annemarie Meintjes. “This paint colour has been created as a tribute to Yves Klein, who would have turned 90-years-old this year.”

Images via ressource-peintures.com

5. Absolut Creative Competition Winner South Africa: Anda Mncayi

“The winner of this year’s Absolut Creative Competition in South Africa is Anda Mncayi,” says Copy Editor Kay-Ann van Rooyen. “According to Anda, the artwork is inspired by the diverse ways in which people creatively express themselves and is a celebration of our potential to imagine and create.”

Image credit: absolut.com/za