October 2012 Blog Posts (207)

Magnificent Monster Paintings by Jason Edmiston



Since today is Halloween, we thought we'd show you some magnificent monster paintings. Artist Jason Edmiston recently created these for Mondo's latest show, Universal Monsters. It's Mondo's biggest and best exhibition to date featuring artwork inspired by Universal Studios' classic horror films. More than 60 original and screen-printed works are currently on display at the Mondo…

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Added by alice on October 31, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Stunning Steel Wool Sparkling Gifs

While we've seen our share of stunning steel wool photography before, never have we come across it in incredible gif form like this. France-based engineer and…

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Walking on a Multilayered Aerial Installation



On Space Time Foam is a multilayered aerial installation by Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno. Similar to his previous work, titled Cloud Cities, this interactive installation features surfaces of clear film in the air for visitors to walk, crawl, and lie in. What separates…

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Top 10 Art Trends We’re Loving Right Now



These days, you don’t have to visit a museum to see inspiring works of art. The Internet has made appreciating artwork quick and easy, giving us an endless amount of eye-candy to enjoy. Finding what speaks to you is a whole new matter, sorting through all the different mediums like painting, sculpture, photography and installations is a huge undertaking in and of itself. That’s why,…

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Added by alice on October 31, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Adorable Alphabet Poster Hides Letters Within Animals



Started in 2010, Wee Society is a relatively new kids' brand that states, "We not-so-solemnly swear to help bring kids and their parents closer together with happy apps, artful activities, and tales to transfix short attention spans." Creative moms, dads, and kids will just love the bright and colorful designs, prints, and interactive products that the company creates.

Wee…

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Added by katie hosmer on October 31, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Villainous Joker Pumpkin by Andy Bergholtz

Whenever Halloween rolls around, we're all wow'd by the incredible pumpkin sculptures of master carver Ray Villafane, but there's another amazing sculptor at Villafane Studios named…

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Nature Collides with Gorgeous New York Cityscapes



As New York City recovers from the sweeping winds, massive rainfall, and damaging aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, it's nice to remember the city in some of its finer, more peaceful moments. This series by London-based photographer Matthew Richards is a collection of stunning black and white cityscapes that document the iconic landscape of one of the most popular tourist…

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Added by katie hosmer on October 31, 2012 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Awesome Artist-Inspired Halloween Costumes for Kids



Happy Halloween! In honor of the annual celebration of goblins, ghosts, and ghouls—and as an alternative to the princess or superhero idea—here are a few quirky costume concepts that creative enthusiasts could pull together last minute with just a few props and a love of art history.

Concocted by the Oh Happy Day…

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Added by katie hosmer on October 31, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Blacked Out NYC

Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Energy said in a report that more than 8.2 million homes and businesses lost power in the United States because of Hurricane Sandy. New York was among the hardest hit with 2 million affected and hundreds of thousands of people still without power. As the New York Times reports, last night, a…

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Added by alice on October 30, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

New Winter Olympics 2014 Pictograms Revealed

New pictograms have been revealed for the 2014 Winter Olympic games set to take place in Sochi, Russia. Each of the twenty-two icons displays a figurative representation of the winter competitions, from skiing and snowboarding to bobsledding and curling. The symbolic images are to appear at the games themselves, guiding visitors to their designated events, as well as on…

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Unforgettable Photos From Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeast last night leaving a trail of destruction including floods, fires, fallen trees and millions without power. John Miksad, senior vice president for electric operations at Consolidated Edison, said, "This will be one for the record books. This will be the largest storm-related outage in our history."

Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg said, “Make no mistake about it, this was a devastating storm, maybe the worst that we have ever…

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Added by alice on October 30, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Colorfully Lit Wire Sculptures at Nuit Blanche Paris



French artist Cédric Verdure is a multidisciplinary artist who creates all kinds of sculptural people, animals, and shapes out of recycled wire. Reworking the slender, rigid material into complex patterns, he builds hollow silhouettes and illuminates them with colorful lights. For this year's Nuit Blanche in Paris, the artist, along with Timothy Toury, created a captivating light…

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Intricate Button Mosaics of Queens and Crowns



Accessories aren't just for fashion design anymore. UK-based artist Ann Carrington has constructed a number of regal button mosaics as part of her Pearly Queens series. Each textured collage in the collection features an intricately detailed assembly of buttons displaying the profile of English royalty and the embellished design of majestic crowns.

Whether the portraits are made of the…

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Hilarious Parodies of Charlie Brown and Friends

Poor Charlie Brown! He is such a lovable character with a big heart, but he can just never do anything right! For nearly 50 years, cartoonist Charles Schwartz created this little guy, along with many other members of the gang including Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Pigpen, and Peppermint Patty. Today, artist Tony Medeiros uses this insecure main character and friends as the…

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Added by katie hosmer on October 30, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Slinkachu's New Miniature Scenes From Around the Globe



Slinkachu is a master of the miniature world and he has been at it again with his recent show at Andipa Gallery in London. In conjunction with his book, Global Model Village, the installation with the same name featured what the artist described as "the common denominators of humankind, the dramas of hope and tragedy, loneliness and…

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Smartphone Controlled LED Light Bulbs with 16 Million Color Options



Who knew light bulbs would one day (again) be the talk of the town? Philips Hue has hit virtually every tech blog because its new LED-based lighting solution is a game-changer. Since they're Wi-Fi enabled LED bulbs, you can wirelessly control the color and intensity of them from your iPhone, iPad or Android.

Each bulb contains 11 LEDs in three different colors which, when combined, can create up to…

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Added by alice on October 30, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

140 Painted Fiberglass Bears Promote Unity in Paris



Today, Eugene, our very own COO, was walking with his friends near the Eiffel Tower when he spotted this delightful sculptural installation consisting of 140 fiberglass painted bear sculptures. From now till November 18, 2012, these colorful bears, approximately 6-feet high, will stand hand in hand at the Champ de Mars to mark two occasions - the 25th anniversary of the twinning cities of…

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Added by alice on October 29, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Twisting Wire to Create Cute Animal Sculptures



Many jewelry makers use wire to craft their embellished accessories but designer Ruth Jensen extends the malleable material's use beyond necklaces and bracelets. She uses wire to create her carefully constructed enchanting animal sculptures. From birds and bunnies to cats and foxes, each figure presents a creature found in nature with a brilliant twisting pattern. It's hard to believe, but…

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Magical Blue Crystals Cover an Entire Room



Seizure is a large-scale installation by British artist Roger Hiorns in which he used unexpected materials to transform an everyday room into a giant piece of art. To create the site-specific installation, Hiorns covered the surface of the interior with plastic sheeting. He then poured more than 20,000 gallons of boiling copper sulphate solution into the abandoned…

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The Guggenheim Gets a Light Transformation in 2013



Renowned artist James Turrell is scheduled to present three concurrent solo exhibitions in Spring/Summer 2013—at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. A preview…

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