This spring, an 80-year-old Japanese chalk company went out of business. Nobody, perhaps, was as sad to see the company go as mathematicians who had become obsessed with Hagoromo Fulltouch Chalk, the so-called “Rolls Royce of chalk.”
If you're a well-known street artist who wants your legacy to live on through your kids, you're going to want to get them comfortable with graffiti at a young age. Except that handing a three-year-old a can of spray paint or a thick indelible marker is a terrible idea. They need to hone their skills with something…
Screw playing Call of Duty or Halo or Titanfall or any next generation video game, I want this Chalk Warfare game where you draw your own weapons and fight your friends to become real. Your weapons are only limited by your imagination and well, your drawing skills.
Who's to say if some methods of animation are better than others, but some are differently rarer. It's not often you see someone animate in chalk, but that's exactly what artist Chris Carlson did. And while the results are cool, it certainly wasn't exactly an efficient method poissible; it took 30 hours of chalkin'…
Here's another one of those "why the hell didn't this exist when I was young?" products that give you yet another misguided reason to have kids. It's a simple folding contraption that holds a couple of pieces of chalk and leaves behind a perfectly sized roadway as it's dragged over a paved surface.
This street 3D painting was created at the Sarasota Chalk Festival last week: a Lego minifig terracota army, inspired by the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses commissioned for the burial of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China.
Dustless chalk has been around for a while, but Nihon Rikagaku's developed a new kind of chalk made from crushed-up scallop shells which reduces dust but manages to maximize the intensity of the colors. Chalk these days is positively day-glo.
I consider myself a toy gun aficionado—one who is versed in the latest non-lethal, non-painful weaponry. But I'd never heard of chalk guns before.
The reason why we're so into cellphone straps here is for their ability make otherwise boring cellphones slightly more interesting—or great cellphones a little greater. Case in point? This chalkboard cellphone strap.