August 2011 Blog Posts (252)

Gunpowder Portraits Pay Tribute to Ukrainian Miners



New York-based artist Cai Guo-Qiang brought his trademark gunpowder paintings to the industrial city of Donetsk, Ukraine. His solo show, titled 1040M Underground, is inspired by the artist's experience of the coal and salt mines of Ukraine's industrial Donbas region. During his visit,… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 31, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat Circumnavigates Globe



PlanetSolar's TÛRANOR is currently on its way to becoming the first solar-powered boat to circumnavigate the globe. Driven by a silent, pollution-free electrical engine that is powered exclusively by solar energy, the PlanetSolar team has two goals in mind. The first objective is to show that current technologies aimed at improving energy efficiency are reliable and effective. The second is… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 31, 2011 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Made in Polaroid Exhibit



Ready for a Polaroid-inspired art show? Polaroid is honoring its founder Dr. Edwin Land’s passion for the arts with the launch of the Made in Polaroid exhibit. The show will feature more than 50 pieces created by a mix of artists, designers, photographers, actors and musicians who are united in their passion for creativity, all pieces will be auctioned with proceeds benefitting Free Arts NYC, a… Continue

Added by alice on August 31, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

If Logos Were Honest - Part Two



Viktor Hertz is still hard at work on his funny series, Honest Logos . We featured a few earlier this year, and since then he's created even more. In keeping with the hilarious theme from his last pieces, Hertz dishes out even more wit and cleverness for our viewing pleasure.…



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Added by Alyssa Anda on August 31, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Returning Art to the Unclean

Last time we saw Brian M. Viveros, we were given a sneak peek inside his workspace. With the upcoming show, Returning Art to the Unclean, Viveros has expanded his signature style to create dark and delicious works of art. His subject matters remain the same; they are… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 31, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Incredible Bursts of Light



With light painting being all the rage, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by all the variety. U.S.-based Dennis Calvert puts his own, unique spin on things by showing us streaming, bursts of light and incredible patterns. His amazing shots introduce us to a whole new world, which is full of intensity and drama.…











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

Revolutionary Art on Stacks of Paper



Talk about unique. Aleksandra Domanovic created an installation using three stacks of paper, each made up of 7,500 individual sheets. On each stack, there is a beautiful inkjet printing that covers a section of the pages. Each piece is so delicate and mesmerizing you can’t help but stare at the detail.…









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

Sprawling Goalkeeper Makes Save Over Highway



To stir up some excitement for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Adidas put up this gigantic billboard of German goalkeeper Oliver Kahn, sprawling out to make a save over a highway near the Munich airport. Ad agency TBWA Germany actually broke the law by putting up the billboard, which is impossible not to see, as advertising on the autobahn is banned.…



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Added by Eugene on August 31, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Fantastically Funny Illustrations

Trail Mix Tragedy



If your sense of humor leans more towards things that are silly and slightly disturbing, then check out these illustrations by Aaron Jay (or otherwise known as Randyotter). The 23-year-old illustrator has a knack for finding humor in the mundane, and for making us see a world filled with everyday objects that have surreptitiously come alive.… Continue

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

Subtle Sexiness



If you believe that sexiness has more to do with what you don't see than what you do, then you'll appreciate the photography of Patricio Suarez. The New York-based photographer works as a director of photography, mostly shooting commercials. "I love what I do and photography is just an extension of that," he says. "I carry my camera wherever I go. Most of my work derives from… Continue

Added by alice on August 31, 2011 at 10:30am — 12 Comments

Joyful New Bicycle Print



Thomas Yang just sent us word about his new limited edition print called Joy Ride. "This time, I've base it on a family theme," he tells us. "To represent family happiness in riding, I thought of a carousel, replacing bikes for horses." Whimsical and fun!…



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Added by alice on August 31, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Retro American-Inspired Petrol Station in Italy



I'm sure you'd agree that gas stations look pretty much the same on every street corner. That's why we can really appreciate this design by Italian firm Damilano Studio Architects. Located in Cuneo, Italy, the station provides resting facilities, a café and a dining area, which was all inspired by retro American petrol stations. Glass walls close the shell reinforced concrete, which is cast… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 30, 2011 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Lobster Shell Motorcycles



After cooking up a delicious lobster dinner, some might say it's wasteful to throw away the tail. After all, the crustacean's bright orange shell makes the perfect body for a motorcycle sculpture.



Taiwanese chef and food carving expert Huang Mingbo created these bizarre masterpieces while giving a lecture at a cooking seminar inside the Fuzhou Hotel in China. The magnificent detail of… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 30, 2011 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

A Razor So Sharp...



A few years back, New York ad agency JWT came up with this brilliantly creative campaign for razor company Schick. To illustrate "the power of four," they created a razor so sharp, it even shaves the hair off tattoos! Clever and creative.









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Added by Eugene on August 30, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Animated Liquid Typography

Moving liquid letters? Russian digital artist gives us Liquid Type in Motion. His area of expertise lies in liquid type experiments, and he has created a series of amazingly wicked gifs to show us just where he can take it. You can’t help but stare at them for hours. His animated typography is truly mesmerizing.…







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

Charmaine Olivia's Creative Workspace





When it comes to art, more often than not there is a backstory as to why each piece was created. There is a history behind why the artist decided to head down a seemingly uncertain path. San Francisco-based artist Charmaine Olivia is a self-taught artist with amazing talent. Her paintings depict women in fantastically strong ways.



We were fortunate… Continue

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

Fantastic Farm Animal Portraits - Part II



Do you remember Rob MacInnis' fantastic farm animal portraits? To help raise funds for his MFA at the Rhode Island School of Art and Design, Rob MacInnis is now offering a limited edition of 50 portfolios, available through Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects. Each portfolio… Continue

Added by alice on August 30, 2011 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Incredible Cosplay: Elizabeth of BioShock Infinite



Moscow, Russia-based Anna is dead-on with her cosplay costume of Elizabeth from the game BioShock Infinite. When she's not morphing into video game characters, Anna, who also goes by the Alas Omerli, leads a double life as a veterinarian. "I love BioShock," Anna says, "but… Continue

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

Kissing from Above



Intimate photos are given a whole new perspective by Andy Barter. Kiss is a personal photo series that gives us an aerial view of couples kissing. The choice of black background places the focus right on the couple. It's beautiful to see the shape their bodies make when connected in a tight embrace.



We recently caught up with Andy and he was kind enough to answer some of our questions.… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 30, 2011 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

I'm Going to Be a Dad

Harwin (he hates children).



When English photographer Tom Robinson found out that he was going to have his very first child with his wife Verity, he knew it was going to be a life changing experience. Sharing the exciting news with their family and friends was a moment he wanted to treasure forever.



So what did he do?



"I decided to photograph the… Continue

Added by alice on August 30, 2011 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

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