October 2009 Blog Posts (196)

25 Magnificent Modern Day Music Illustrations



If music is art, these concert posters are just an extension of the artist. As we showed you in 25 Magnificent Modern Day Movie Illustrations, art is all around us. What it's the designer's job to do, is to create an illustration that not only captures our attention, but…

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Added by alice on October 19, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Creative Ads: King Kong, Godzilla, and Jaws Crash the Party

I guess King Kong, Godzilla, and Jaws were pissed that they weren't allowed at the party. These ads, by Barcelona-based ad agency Bassat Ogilvy and Mather, were created for the 1st International Metro Short Film Festival, which runs from October 1st to 18th in Spain. The visuals are pretty captivating.…

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Added by Eugene on October 19, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Ice Hotels Opening in Japan!

Ice Hotel, Jukkasjarvi, Sweden

What first opened in 1990 as an exhibit by a French ice artist has since become a magical and rather chilly chance for guests from around the world to experience the feeling of sleeping in an igloo. Crafted from ice and snow, each year Ice Hotel is rebuilt by visiting artists and creators. Though the temperature never drops below 23 degrees Fahrenheit, guests wears thermal underwear and hats and slip into a sleeping bag atop blocks of…

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Added by Fatima on October 19, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Modern Architecture - United Nations Memorial Cube



London-based architecture firm ACME was recently awarded third prize in a competition to design a United Nations memorial. Initiated by the city of Chungju in South Korea, the selected memorial will rest in the city’s UN Peace Park.



Built as a metaphor for how the UN operates and functions, the memorial space is meant to “represent the nature of the…

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Added by Eugene on October 19, 2009 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Love and Heartbreak - Ryo Tomo (10 pieces)



Ryo Tomo calls himself a lowbrow street illustrator. I call his work beautiful and emotive. If you've ever felt the sheer joy and utter loneliness that comes with love, you will enjoy Ryo's work. Each illustration awakens something in you, doesn't it?…

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Added by alice on October 19, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Modern Motivational Posters - Right Brain Terrain

I got a lovely message from Frederic Terral, the Founder and Designer of Right Brain Terrain, in my inbox this morning asking me if I wouldn't mind writing about his modern motivational posters. I always feel honored when an artist, graphic designer or company finds our site and thinks it might be a great place to showcase their work (or product).



I… Continue

Added by alice on October 19, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Capturing Authentic Wedding Moments - Twin Lens (15 pics)

It has often been said that your wedding day is the happiest day of your life. Having lived through my own, I can attest to that statement. It's a day filled with joy - your family and friends are together in one place, celebrating a new chapter in your life. Capturing that beautiful day in a way that's true and authentic, and not posed or forced, is something most… Continue

Added by alice on October 19, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Laments & Lullabies by Lori Earley: London



Lori Earley’s debut UK solo show, “Laments and Lullabies,” opened last week at London’s Opera Gallery. The beautiful redhead, who has been praised for her authentic portraiture, reportedly takes around a month to make each of her flawless oil paintings.



Born and raised in New York, Earley was an accomplished and gifted artist from a young age. As a…

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Added by Eugene on October 19, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

ABOVE Hits Paris - Flying in the Wind (3 photos + video)



One of our favorite street artists, ABOVE, just sent us pics of his latest piece from his European tour! As always, he impresses us with his creativity. What really sets him apart from everyone else is his ingenious play on words, and how he seamlessly integrates different mediums into each piece. Make sure to check out the video below to get a better feel of his…

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Added by Eugene on October 18, 2009 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

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Added by Fatima on October 18, 2009 at 3:53pm — 1 Comment

Angels Sent From Heaven - Bruno Juminer

When fashion photography is done right, I definitely see it as an art form. These amazing shots come to us from Paris-based photographer Bruno Juminer. In addition to picking strikingly beautiful models, he captivates us with his perfect use of light and composition.…



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Added by Eugene on October 18, 2009 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

World Animal Day 2009 - The Big Picture

Earlier this month (October 4th) was World Animal Day. Started in 1931, the day was set aside to celebrate animal life in all its forms around the world, and humankind's relationship with the animal kingdom. The Big Picture has collected photographs of animals around the… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 17, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

A Beautiful Bookshelf

I've been looking for a sweet little bookshelf for quite some time now. I came upon this beauty at SwissMiss and immediately fell in love! Created by Korean designer, Shawn Soh, this bookshelf would make me smile every time I looked at it. Did you see the… Continue

Added by alice on October 17, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The Steering Wheel Dining Table

Wow this is a bad idea! Does this not seem like an old Saturday Night Live skit or what? It is also known as the "AutoExec WM-01 Wheelmate Steering Wheel Desk Tray". You can get yours at Amazon for the low price of $24.99 (Happy Meal Not… Continue

Added by Kevin on October 17, 2009 at 3:30am — 4 Comments

Ferrari 599 Special China Edition



This one of a kind Ferrari 599 is customized by artist Lu Hao. The cracked porcelain look is called Ru ware and is one of China's rarest ceramic wares. The car features the Enzo derived 611bhp, 6.0L V-12 engine that speeds from 0-60 in just 3.7 seconds.…

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Added by Kevin on October 17, 2009 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

Universal Declaration of Human Rights





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Added by Fatima on October 16, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - MOVIES OPENING: 10/16/09

PICK OF THE WEEK

Where the Wild Things Are

Seems like we've been waiting for this movie forever! Critics are giving Spike Jonze's heartfelt adaptation good reviews, saying it is a fiercely innovative film with surprising texture and nuance.



Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy feels misunderstood at home and escapes to… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 16, 2009 at 7:45am — 2 Comments

Linda Evangelista in W Magazine's Nov Art Issue



Though we love seeing interesting artists inspiring fabulous fashion shoots (i.e. Tim Burton in Harper's Bazaar), we can't help but scratch our heads at this. Crazy contemporary artist Maurizio Cattelan directs Linda Evangelista in W's November Art issue. Maurizio is…

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Added by alice on October 16, 2009 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

A Gorgeous Redhead's Tale of Survival (14 photos)



Stranded on a seemingly deserted island, a scantily clad, drop-dead gorgeous redhead finds herself in a precarious situation. Knowing she has to work to survive, she creates animal traps and large SOS signs in hopes to catch some food and get rescued. Little does she know, she's actually not alone. A mysterious man has her in his sight, and suddenly appears to…

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Added by Eugene on October 16, 2009 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Summer's Soft Glow - Marcus Ohlsson (10 pics)

Does fashion photography get any more soft and sexy than this? Photographer Marcus Ohlsson and stylist Laura Bianchi give us our last glimpse of summer in this gorgeous spread for Velvet magazine. Model Lonneke Engel is simply stunning.…

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Added by alice on October 16, 2009 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

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