Photos: Soviet Era, like frozen in time, different perspective.

[version française ici]

Among the discoveries via « Calvert 22 Foundation » in London, Andrey Shapran seems to me like an echo the « Restricted Areas » project from Danila Tkachenko.

Less farless in his project, less distant « Lands at the Edge of the World, Southern Kuril Islands, Chukotka, Kamchatka, 2005-2015 » puts the light on a strange and strong  landscape from an extreme climate into polar siberian zone up north Russia, with emblems from soviet union stucked and eroded in the far reaches of the arctic latitudes.

Shadings of multiple greys with some touches of colors, here and there.

Andrey Shapran was born in Riga, Latvia.

Project « Cape North. Chukotka »

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You will find some more photos here: North Cape. Chukotka for New East Photo Prize exposition, Calvert.

 

Architectural drawings in ballpoint pen by Tomoyuki Tanaka.

Tomoyuki Tanaka is an unusual Japanese architect, able to draw in two weeks, freehand and ballpoint pen architectural plans. The result is fascinating, without a computer nor software, the plans are to scale.
Here is a quick overview of Shinjuku Station, “one of the world’s biggest, and busiest, transportation hubs”.

Shinjuku Station
Here is a zoom on Shinjuku Station, to realize the plot:

Shinjuku Sta Zoom
Below is Tokyo Station
Tokyo Station

Another zoom, over Tokyo Station, to realize the plot:
Tokyo Station Zoom
For those who have not read the articles these last weeks, you will find them and have more details on Wired and fastcodesign websites.