Don Kenn is a Danish writer and director of television shows for kids. On top of that, he has his own set of kids, so he doesn’t have much free time. But when he does, he draws monsters on Post-Its with a ball-point pen. And he’s pretty damn good at it– with a style is quite unique in being deep and scary and simple and childish at the same time. Read the rest of this entry »
Montreal-based visual artist Carine Khalife produced, directed, animated this music video for the 2011 track Blown Minded, off Young Galaxy’s album ‘Shapeshifting.’ The entire clip is comprised of oil paint on glass photographed above from a camera. Khalife explains her process in a bit more detail on her site.
In the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, funerals became a commonplace ordeal as the nation dealt with unprecedented loss. Like most cultures, Japanese funerals are somber events accented with black and white, with any deviation considered inappropriate. For this reason, Japanese funeral home Nishinihon Tenrei approached Tokyo-based ad agency I&S BBDO to create an ad for a trade show that would buck the trend of muted colors so prevalent in the industry. Read the rest of this entry »
Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg has taken a concept found in science fiction movies and has turned it into real life, although privacy invading, artwork. By taking innocently discarded items from strangers, like a piece of chewed gum or a cigarette butt, Dewey-Hagborg uses science and technology to extract their DNA and recreate a 3D print out of their face.
The entire process is interesting and filled with loads of technical jargon, but gives great insight on where technology is headed. Read the rest of this entry »
Photographer Peter Menzel wanted to answer the question, “What does a week of groceries look to the average family?” Armed with his camera, Menzel visited one ‘typical family’ in 20 different countries. It is interesting to see, with a few exceptions, that the quantity of food does not seem to vary too much, but the variety of food is vastly different in each country. It is a great way to see the different culture’s influence on the products and food the consumers buy.
Thanks to Erin Vredevoogd for today’s fodder. Read the rest of this entry »
One of Hong Kong-based photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze’s latest photo series, Vertical Horizon (no, not the band from the 90′s), has him framing perfectly symmetrical shots of the city architecture edging around a skyward void. Read the rest of this entry »
Nina Levy, a Brooklyn-based artist and mom, has been creating amazing drawings on lunch napkins for her two sons every day since 2007. Primarily using waterproof markers, Levy draws, both fictional and real, superheroes on generic white napkins. Since she beginning the project six years ago, she has created over 2,000 drawings and documents her illustrations on her blog ,aptly titled, “Daily Napkin”.
Thanks to Jorge Torneria for today’s fodder. Read the rest of this entry »
Dutch artist Johan Scherft has become a master of the paper craft medium, creating a wide variety of objects including dinosaurs, animals, boats, and especially birds. Scherft uses a computer to aid in the initial steps of creating the paper blueprints but everything else is done by hand, a painstaking process that can take several days and occasionally up to a full month to complete. Read the rest of this entry »
‘Things Change’ is a graffiti installation and stop-motion animation piece by British street artist Jo Peel that was enacted on the wall outside of the Village Underground arts space in Shoreditch, London. Peel spent three weeks painting progressive scenes, snapping a photograph of each to be used in what is ultimately a three-minute short that showcases the progression from untouched nature to urban decay.
Movies In Color is curated and created by graphic designer Roxy Radulescu. The idea started when Radulescu was watching Skyfall– she was taken with the cinematography and use of color more-so than the story itself and wanted to find out what colors made up certain stills. After creating a few color palettes for Skyfall, she took it a step further by extending it to all films and starting a blog, that now features Goodfellas, Rear Window and Full Metal Jacket among others.
Thanks to Adam Darby for today’s fodder.