Featured Blog Posts – June 2011 Archive (228)

Famous Face Paintings

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh



Photographer Andy Alcala puts his own unique twist on self-portraits with this mesmerizing series. Alcala uses his own face as a canvas, painting it with recognizable artwork by legendary greats such as Vincent van Gogh, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. There's even a Banksy! I love the originality in this series. Alcala’s creative mind is… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 30, 2011 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Man Made of Dice



Korean artist Kim Hyun is one patient man! He's constructed delicate figures by using wire and dice. To guide him, Hyun used plaster casts of actual people and then ran the wire through the dice to form the body. The creativity, in some people, astounds me!







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Added by Alyssa Anda on June 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Picasso Style Superheroes



What’s better than Picasso-inspired superheroes? Design company WonderBros made these awesome superheroes in the style of famous painter Pablo Picasso. They've even said that these “artworks are so awesome it will melt your face off.”



WonderBros has taken pop culture icons and made them even more memorable by giving them a retro… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Liu Bolin Hides in New York



Liu Bolin never ceases to amaze us! The talented artist continued his Hiding In New York series on Greenwich Street at the Tiles For America location dedicated to 9/11. Arrested Motion was on the scene to capture Bolin while he… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Super-Sized Light Paintings



You've just got to love it when a person says right off the bat, "Dozens of people told me I should patent or make a business selling Light Scythes. I'm not really into that (but it's open source, so feel free to make your own)!"



Now that we've got that out of the way, just what is a Light Scythe? It's an application for creating programmable LED strips. With what looks like a gigantic… Continue

Added by alice on June 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Fiercest Super Yacht in the World



What a sleek-looking yacht! Adastra was born after five years of design and discussion between a Hong Kong couple and West Sussex-based John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs. Very experienced at voyaging the ocean, the couple wanted to create a trimaran that was designed for efficient long range cruising. The super yacht boasts a maximum speed of 22.5 knots and can cover 4000 miles at a range of 17… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 30, 2011 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Gorgeous Architecture-Inspired Rings



Can jewelry be considered art? Absolutely. Fourth generation Mexican jeweler Iker Ortiz has designed some beautiful architecture-inspired rings made of stainless steel, silver, titanium, gold, Corian and precious stones. In this new collection, called The Natural Aesthetic, Ortiz wanted to create jewelry that "let the gemstones speak to us." …



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Added by alice on June 30, 2011 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Riveting Story Behind that Striking Sculpture



Though Paige Bradley has a few "trademark" sculptures, the Internet came and fell in love with one particular one that's causing people from all over the world to see her art for the very first time. It's an incredibly beautiful sculpture of a naked woman with light bleeding out of her cracked… Continue

Added by alice on June 30, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Behind the Scenes of a Smartphone Music Video



If you ever thought about making a music video but stopped short because you thought you needed tons of money for all that equipment (lighting, cameras, etc), then let us show you something. More and more, we're starting to see really high-quality videos shot entirely on that little gadget we all hold near and dear to our hearts...our smartphones. (Really, how great was… Continue

Added by alice on June 30, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

White Concrete House



Over the last few years, A-cero has built up quite the reputation with their bold and modern designs. Sotogrande House, located in Cadiz, Spain, is yet another shining example of this by the Spanish architectural firm.



The 4,300 sq ft house is made of concrete and is decked out in all white. The… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 29, 2011 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Brilliant Ads Inspired by The Birds



Now this is brilliant! What immediately comes to mind when you see these ads by France 24, the French international news channel? If you said Alfred Hitchock's thriller The Birds then you hit the nail on the head. The 1963 suspense and psychological film was based on the 1952 book of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. It's been said that in the movie, the unexplainable bird attacks… Continue

Added by alice on June 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Stark Contrast



Mohamed Gaff of Cologne, Germany has provided the fashion world with a magnificent series. Aptly named Melodrama, it features starkly contrasting models that greatly add to the richness in color. Surely, you will not be disappointed once you set eyes on Gaff's mesmerizing photos.…















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Added by Alyssa Anda on June 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

El Mac Mural in Vietnam



In certain worlds, Miles MacGregor is known as El Mac, the highly talented street artist who creates rich and colorful murals. He recently painted a beautiful one in front of San Art, an independent artist space in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Based on a photo of his girlfriend’s grandmother, Kosoom, the large piece makes the… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Three-Dimensional Moving Photos from the Civil War



Are you ready for a mind-bending experience? The 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War brings about familiar images and also reveals completely new ones. Shannon Perich of NPR shares how the images are made: “A stereoview is two photographs of the same… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 29, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Splitscreen Love Story



Currently flying around the web is this creative video by James Griffiths, winner of the Nokia Shorts Competition 2011. Griffiths won the $10,000 grand prize and his movie will be showcased at the 2011 Edinburgh Film Festival. Incredibly, this cute movie was all shot on the Nokia N8 mobile phone. Named Splitscreen: A Love… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Street Art Only Appears at the Perfect Angle



As we all know, street art comes in a myriad of different ways. One of my favorite places to find it is in unexpected places like on the side bars of a metal fence. Similar to the work of Mentalgassi, you have to stand at the perfect angle to see these pieces.



These fascinating… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Missing: Have You Seen This Sock



For all you men and women out there who ever wonders how one sock always goes missing, painter and illustrator Johan Potma has something for you. He's created this "Missing" sign that makes light of that often frustrating experience. Too funny.



If you like his style, make sure to drop by Potma's… Continue

Added by alice on June 29, 2011 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Rainbow Yarn and Stencil Street Art



Combining yarn and stencils in his latest installation, HOT + TEA takes street art to a crazy and cool new level. Mysteriously, not much is known about these pieces except that they're shot by Minneapolis, Minnesota-based photographer Thomas Dunning and that a timelapse will soon be released. Also, the one above took six hours to install.…





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Added by alice on June 29, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Magical Engagement and Wedding Photography



Thad and Sarah Lawrence showed us that with a little help from Photoshop, one could capture the trials and tribulations of love and marriage in ways we could have never imagined. Renaissance Studio, a modern vintage photography studio based in Ontario, Canada, takes this idea one step further by… Continue

Added by alice on June 29, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Actors in Multiple Characters

Bill Murray



Illustrator Derek Eads must love movies. How else could you explain how this self-taught artist and freelance illustrator knows so many movie characters? Indeed, after doing a little bit of research, we found out that Eads is a self-described "movie buff" who's been a huge fan of films his whole life.



You can read an interview that… Continue

Added by alice on June 29, 2011 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

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