Toilet Paper Magazine, a Recent collaboration between artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrariis, is a “new generation” magazine that combines commercial photography, twisted narratives and surrealistic imaginary to create a series of powerful visual tableaux. Maurizio Cattelan, a strong and provocatory artist, is challenging again the limits of contemporary value system of which he is part. This time he teases the ambitious world of magazine publishers and serious art critics. He is not afraid to build a bridge between the commercial photography and art. The photographs visualize the ideas of the artist and are created in collaboration with a well known Italian photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari. In an interview for the Italian edition of Vogue Ferrari comments on the new magazine : “The magazine springs from a passion/ obsession that Maurizio and I have in common. Each picture springs from an idea, even a simple one, and then becomes a complex orchestration of people who build tableaux vivants. This project is also a sort of mental outburst.” via designboom and Toilet Paper Magazine
“Points of View” 2008-2010 by Jason Men
We all shall play in the ruins
From November 12th 2010 to January 14th 2011
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The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition honors the world’s most extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects captured through light microscopes, using any magnification, any illumination technique and any brand of equipment. The thousands of images that people have shared with the competition over the years reflect some of the most exciting work going on in research today, work that can help shed light on the living universe and ultimately save lives. We look at BioScapes and these beautiful images as sources of education and inspiration to us and the world. via Olympus BioScapes
Even though we here at Core.form-ula are huge Apple fans and most of our operation is run on our beloved Apple products, we had to share these destructive and beautiful images with you. The images were a collaboration between Michael Tompert and photgrapher Paul Fairchild. Thanks to Arianna Lebed for passing this along to us. via fubiz
From Icon comes news of the Zamani Project, a fascinating research initiative in which University of Cape Town scientists render the African landscape in 3-D. Through photography, laser-scanning, and a slew of other mapping techniques we’ve never heard of (photogrammetry? say what?) — they’re compiling a uniquely comprehensive digital database of Africa’s built environment, from Persian baths in Zanzibar to mosques in Timbuktu. As best we can tell, it’s the largest documentation endeavor of its kind.