Images courtesy of The Cool Hunter

I am utterly astounded by the sheer beauty of these recently discovered abandoned Soviet monuments.
Commissioned in the 60s and 70s by the former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito, they were designed and built to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place, or where concentration camps once stood.
So futuristic in style, yet carrying with them the underpinnings of (what was then) a Yugoslavian socialist region, these sculptures truly depict the strength of the Socialist Republic. Of course, any symbolic meaning these monuments ever had, has certainly been lost since the fall of the Republic in the 90s - but all the same - as works of art, these really are something else!


A little pick-me-up from Pick Me Up courtesy of this lovely newspaper by Anthony Burrill. Makes you feel calmer doesn't it?


"Retrospective is an art practice which only exists through pictures."
Work created and designed for a 3D space can usually only exist temporarily, and with the only record of it being photographic. Xavier has decided to create a book which showcases all his work of this nature. Fantastic idea!