It’s not every day we come across work which is as equally baffling as it is brilliant, leaving us no option but to write to its creator and ask what on Earth is happening here! So when Erwan Fichou’s photographs of people stood in freshly cut topiary trees arrived in our lives, a magic combination of curiosity and admiration got us asking questions.
Turns out that before realising Miradors, Erwan was haunted by a vision of a man he’d seen standing in a tree that “looked exactly like a UFO.” Winning an artist residency in Mexico a few years later, he promptly went about working with city gardeners to shape more trees into odd shapes, inviting the public to climb into them. Actively deciding not to engage with narrative or functionality, Erwan makes it his mission create images that through their genuinely intriguing and comical nature, invite us to project and interact with any number of meanings, and smile in the process. Bravo!
- You lucky devils, it's Best of the Web!
- Bogdan Ceausescu and Sebastian Pren experiment with grids and shapes in their latest zine
- Friday Mixtape: Illustrator and guitarist Sophy Hollington's *feels* mixtape
- Photographer Anastasia Korosteleva's waterborne portraits of Maldivian girls
- We caught up with photographer Adama Jalloh
- Seoul studio Everyday Practice talks about its collaborative approach to design
- Animator and director James Curran’s amusing 30-day Gifathon project in Tokyo
- Photographer Sophie Mayanne’s new personal project celebrates imperfection (NSFW)
- Animator Saiman Chow’s trippy idents for Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty
- The daily grind: Louis Quail’s photographs of fascinatingly mundane offices
- "Before I was a graphic designer I had nearly no idea what one was": meet Austin Redman
- Matthew Raw: the east London artist making clay great again