Not many people have fled from North Korean and lived to talk about it. Song Byeok not only survived, he went one step further, painting funny images of North Korea's "Great Leader" Kim Jong Il. The dictator is seen wearing his trademark sunglasses, but has Marilyn Monroe's body, and is pushing down his white dress in an updraft.
Satirical paintings like this would have gotten… Continue
The Solomon de Rothschild’s salon was the place to be during the closing of Paris Haute Couture Week! It was here that the Italian couture house presented its elegant collection. Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli showed off a wardrobe complete with ruffles in beautiful neutral colors. It was a couture dream featuring lace, muted hues and an appearance of lovely… Continue
Marseille, France-based freelance photographer Eric Rocco (or Hinto Hinto) recently wrote to me to tell me about his Tokyo street photography. As I was looking through his photos I couldn't help but feel like I was right there with him - staring blankly at one of a million drink machines, peering through the floor to ceiling windows, or walking past a stranger who seemed weary, tired and… Continue
Slinkachu is at it again! This time he brings us this funny and creative piece titled "The Last Resort." The piece is the first of many in a new body of work he is preparing for his second solo show at London's Andipa Gallery in March.
It should come as no surprise that designer John Galliano was inspired by a '40s and '50s illustrator for Dior's Spring 2011 haute couture collection. Legendary fashion illustrator René Gruau was one of the best known and favorite artists of the haute couture world back in those decades. His artwork is recognized in some of Paris and Italy's most prestigious art museums including the Louvre in Paris.… Continue
Over two years ago, Poland-based artist, illustrator and graphic designer Grzegorz Domaradzki (or Gabz) first published his Vector Movie Poster (VMP) project. As he was both "surprised and overwhelmed with the positive feedback," Gabz recently decided to create another set. "My love for movies and good acting hasn't changed,… Continue
This is a wicked cool application from Amnesia Razorfish. With it you can transfer content between your iPhone, iPad, and other devices using a Microsoft Surface table just by sliding things around. It is the most natural way possible for moving around your content. No more "send and receive." No more searching for USB cables. You don't even have to save the files to your DropBox folder. Instead, you just… Continue
Taken in the 1920's, these mugshots from Sydney's police archives are incredibly fascinating. Even ignoring the context of each photo, the portraits turned out to be really artistic. I'm curious to know what crime each person is accused of and what their mental state was at the time... …
Toronto-based artist Jacub Gagnon is known for his whimsical and clever paintings. His characters are often enveloped in darkness, save for a beam of light that brightly shines upon them. Recently he's painted string that attaches from animals to objects. These strings are meant to make connections and create relationships that would normally not exist.
Hugh Lippe is a Texas-born photographer who currently lives and works in New York City. His most recent solo show, which was at Rare Gallery in New York, was called “The Dirt Under My Nails.”
What I enjoy most about his photos is that he has a way of capturing a person's raw and natural beauty. It's like he can strip a person down to their most vulnerable state, revealing a side to them… Continue
Added by alice on January 26, 2011 at 9:30am —
Protecting the Goods
There aren't too many photo sets more fun than this... Barcelona-based photographer Oscar Ciutat put these creative scenes together by placing miniature human figurines in precarious situations. The disproportionate scale between the tiny people and their surroundings is hilarious...
Who knew fashion photography could be this fierce, fresh and fun! Filippo Del Vita and Laura Garcia Serventi are the talented duo behind Effelle Photography. The two met while studying at the Center for Contemporary Photography "Fondazione Studio Marangoni" in Florence. Since then, they've exhibited their work in numerous shows all around Europe including the Triennale of Milan, the Biennale in Reus… Continue
Black Swan recently earned five Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress (Natalie Portman), and Best Director (Darren Aronofsky). This fashion spread featuring Russian model Denisa Dvorakova looks like it's inspired by the magnificent ballet thriller.
Photographed by Jason Schmidt and styled by Olga Dunina, Dvorakovais is seen wearing flowy dresses and magnificent… Continue
We've seen projection mapping before, but we've never seen anything like this. 1024 Architecture chose the facade of the Théâtre des Célestins in Lyon, France for this incredible experience. The building deformations and figures were controlled by the audience, using a microphone and an audio analysis algorythm. Awesome.
"We have two Lilac Burmese kittens, the one in the picture is named Turbo!," he tells us. "In this shot I took my macro lens and followed Turbo into the garden, he loves exploring the environment, digging holes and hunting for crickets. The picture is of him stalking at a… Continue
Playing off the stark contrast present in black and white photography, Hengki Koentjoro shows us our incredible world in a beautifully dramatic way. The Indonesian photographer takes shots both on land and in the sea, uncovering the vast amount of beauty in each space. Koentjoro's photos are not only timeless, they convey a real sense of emotion that all of us can relate to.…