Featured Blog Posts – May 2011 Archive (231)

Decipher What's Real - L.A. Crash

In this loosely-knit cinematic series, German photographer Mirko Martin asks us to decipher what's real and what's staged. L.A. Crash focuses on the visual presence of catastrophes in the urban area of Los Angeles, with respect to how they appear within the actual cityscape, as well as how they are created for the media.

"I started out taking pictures on film sets in public… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 31, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Congrats, Winner of the Tim Burton Prize Pack!

A big congrats to Denise Farinsky from Sacramento, California for being the winner of our Facebook Fan Giveaway of the Tim Burton prize pack! In just 4 days we received over 160 entries, making it our biggest Facebook contest yet!

We asked you… Continue

Added by alice on May 31, 2011 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Fantastic Floppy Disk Portraits

British graduate of Central St. Martins Nick Gentry really knows how to think outside the box! Gentry paints his portraits not on a traditional canvas, but rather on old floppy disks. Like many of us, he grew up with these near obsolete mediums - floppy disks, VHS tapes, polaroids and cassettes. His art delves into what kind of impact the new internet culture has on all of us.

Gentry’s work… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on May 31, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Material World

Photography is wonderful, there is no doubting that. What makes photography different, however, is how it has the ability to tell a distinct story. Fine art photographer David Welch of Savannah, Georgia uses his skills to relay an important message: one of consumption. His project Material World is influenced by the Marxist concept of Objectification. According to Welch’s website,… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on May 31, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Colorful Confetti Death

Confetti Death by Miami-based TYPOE manages to be violent and poetic at the same time. A skull is seen vomiting colorful shards of spray paint caps onto a bright white wall. Modern art does not get more punk rock than this...

TYPOE's Flickr photostream

via [… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 31, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Desert Fox

Sizzling model Bambi Northwood-Blyth is looking ready for the road in this latest lookbook from the Style Stalker’s Desert Fox collection. Zanita Whittington photographs the gorgeous model as she dons a collection of sweet and spicy ensembles. What a beautiful biker… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on May 31, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Illustrating the Largest Art Heist in History

When Boston Common magazine was putting a story together about the largest art heist in history and the biggest burglary in American memory, they asked 25-year-old Kali Ciesemier to help illustrate it. (Experts believe that the stolen paintings are worth as…

Added by alice on May 31, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

OUTSIDE IN: The Story of Art in the Streets

A little over a month ago, Alice and I witnessed history being made. As the very first major U.S. museum exhibition of graffiti and street art, MOCA showcased the media preview of Art in the Streets, one of the coolest art shows we've ever been to.

Presented by The Levi's Film Workshop, Outside… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 31, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Top of the World Photography by Paul Zizka

Get ready to feel as though your problems are small and insignificant (in a good way, of course). There's nothing like an incredible view to give you a new perspective on life.

Banff-based photographer Paul Zizka will guide us not only around his home turf, the Canadian Rockies, but also to remote locations around the world. By specializing in adventure, travel and…


Added by alice on May 31, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Funny Pop Art Illustrations

What happens when cinema meets art? You get cinemart! Triple threat Fernando Degross (who's equally adept at design and illustration as he is to branding) blends art and cinema to create these fantastic illustrations. By combining different pop culture references - or even icons together like Bart and Charlie Brown - Degross makes us believe that we're all living in one small, silly and… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on May 30, 2011 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Inception Fish Bowl

Oh clever design, how I love thee! Alessandra Baldereschi is the designer behind this unusual fish home. The hand blown Giona Aquarium is being distributed by Skitsch, an Italian design innovative company. So next time you want to add a little whimsy to your living room - think of placing your goldfish into the translucent belly of this glass… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on May 30, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Ocean is My Playground

"The ocean is my playground," says 20-year-old Micah Camara. "It's a whole different world down there!"

Camara lives in Kauai, Hawaii which, according to him is, the "most beautiful place in the world." Taking advantage of the warm, clear ocean water, he takes artistic shots that are full of life and excitement. What I enjoy most about his work, however, is that it offers us a brief… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 30, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

The Icelandic Princess

Brynja Jónbjarnardóttir is an Icelandic model with a lovely look (and a difficult last name). Photographed by fashion photographer Toby Knott, the model poses for a series of sugary sweet images. Her innocence really shine through as she dons feathery headpieces and flowing skirts all styled by Martha Ward.…


Added by Alyssa Anda on May 30, 2011 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Minimalist Typographic Movie Posters

Is it just me or are minimalist movie posters getting more and more creative? In this particular series, we're asked to visualize movies using not just basic letters, but sometimes just the first letter of the movie's title. In essence, that letter stands as a symbol for that particular movie. For instance, The "I" from The Insider is made into the shape of a cigarette. The two "K’s"… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on May 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A Love Story...In Milk

Protecting our planet is one of the most pressing issues of our time. This creative video by Catsnake spreads awareness, not by forcing it down our throats, but by entertaining us with a thought-provoking story. I hope you'll want a happy ending for us, too.


Made by Catsnake (catsnake.com) on commission from Friends of the… Continue

Added by Luca Gerda László on May 30, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Retro Disneyland Attraction Posters

Straight from the 1950s-60s are these retro cool Disneyland attraction posters! These were just sold a few weeks ago at the Profiles in History auction of Hollywood memorabilia. The 36-by-54 inch vintage silk-screen posters advertised attractions at Disneyland in the style of railroad and airline travel posters.

In this day and age, when everyone's borrowing that "retro" look, don't… Continue

Added by alice on May 30, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Hilarious Celebrity Portraits

New York-based photographer Martin Schoeller loves to make us laugh! Take a look at his celebrity portraits of everyone from Quentin Tarantino to Chris Rock and you'll notice a common theme running throughout his work. They're wonderfully wacky!

Having worked as an assistant for Annie Leibovitz from 1993 to 1996, Schoeller has the guts to create dramatic scenes that call for his… Continue

Added by alice on May 30, 2011 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Beautiful Berlin Architecture

Berlin, Germany-based photographer Jens Fersterra knows how to pay respect to his city. Though he's skiled in landscape photography, having shot the rolling fields in Tuscany and the beautiful waterfalls and volcanoes in Iceland, Festerra's most mesmerizing photos are taken right in his own neighborhood.

With careful attention paid to light, contrast, patterns and lines, the… Continue

Added by Kevin Chung on May 30, 2011 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Sexy Green Guardians

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests. Covering 30% of the total land area and the livelihood of 1.6 billion people depends on them, our forest cover is depleting at an alarming rate with widespread deforestation, rapid urbanization and indiscriminate plunder of forest wealth. The repercussions are drastic climate change and a greatly…


Added by Kevin Chung on May 29, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Talking Hands

Sometimes a person says something to us and we find it hard to believe them. Then another person says nothing at all, yet it's as if we can trust them with our darkest secrets. Body language is a powerful way of conveying messages. Our intuition responds to it a great deal more than to the spoken word. The hands are particularly expressive when it comes to non-verbal communication, hence, this is my…

Added by Nini Baseema on May 29, 2011 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

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