Juxtapoz // Monday, January 26, 2015
Lars Daniel Rhen is a Swedish artist who makes snowy paintings of bustling towns that seem reflective of his local landscape.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 31, 2014
Olaf Breuning uses the first tracks made by skiers as his influence to paint in bright vivid colors on the snowy mountainside in Gstaad, Switzerland.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Simon Beck, an English artist who creates giant snow crop circles, has a background in orienteering and an affinity for the wacky world of geometry. In 2004, Beck began his mesmerizing craft as a form of physical exercise, and since then it has happily grown into something far more amazing and complex.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 06, 2013
Late this past winter, or friend Helen Soteriou headed from her homebase in London to Kemi, Finland to see one of the more awesome, bizarre, and crazy sculptures being made in the world, the SnowCastle. Maybe you need some background: Born in 1996, SnowCastle was a project by UNICEF and the city of Kemi, and has now earned its place in the Guinness Book of Records with its 1 100 meter long walls, and an astonishing number of 273 000 people visited the fascinating world within these world-renowned walls!
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 07, 2013
Ever dream of having a giagantic Transformers snow fort? Japanese toy maker Takara Toy does. They are building a 65ft x 426ft x 131ft Transformers sculpture made entirely of snow for the the city of Asahikawa's annual winter festival. The structure is made from around 6,000 truckloads of snow and took 250 workers a month to finish.
Illustration // Saturday, January 12, 2013
We are loving the geometric snow illustrations created by Simon Beck's larger than life process of walking across the snow in raquettes (snowshoes) for up to 10 hours at a time! Talking about his process, he says, 'Most of this activity takes place in the ski resort of Les Arcs, where I own an apartment and spend most of the winter. On average they take about 10 hours to really do it properly, some are a little unfinished, if my feet get cold or hurt too much...'
Street Art // Monday, March 05, 2012
Last month, the popular Transformer, Optimus Prime, was the theme of a massive snow sculpture for the 53rd annual Asahikawa Winter Festival in Hokkaido, Japan. Built by the Japanese toy company Takara Tomy, this sculpture stood 53 feet tall and 437 feet wide and even had snow slides.
Street Art // Sunday, November 20, 2011
The season for utilizing snow in a creative way is here or right around the corner.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 31, 2011
Out here in sunny California or sometimes foggy and 35 degree on a bad day California, we forget that it does snow in some parts of the country. On our counterpart coast, NYC, has been getting slammed with the powdery white stuff. Therefore, it was perfect timing for the High Line Snow Sculpt Off. Images and video after the jump . .