Alice's Blog Posts Tagged 'Behind' (23)

Story Behind an Aging Superhero

What happens to superheroes when they start to age? Andreas Englund has the answer. He's the creative artist behind this hilarious series that's been "flying" through the web. The Sweden born and based artist takes us on a wild journey through the life of an everyday superhero, one most of us… Continue

Added by alice on September 15, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Story Behind Those Four Sisters



This past weekend, I was walking through the San Diego's Museum of Photographic Arts when I suddenly came upon this wall of photos. You may remember seeing these in one of our older posts called Capturing 30 Years of Age.



At the time, we… Continue

Added by alice on July 6, 2011 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Story Behind that Yarn Street Art



A few days ago, we put up a few shots of some intriguing street art made of yarn and stencil. We found out that it took six hours to create but, other than that, there wasn't much more information about it. What did it mean? How exactly was it made?



We got in touch with the person behind… Continue

Added by alice on July 1, 2011 at 8:00am — No 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

Story Behind the Kissing Couple by Pop Photo



Recently, the Internet went crazy over a picture of a couple kissing during the Vancouver riots. Was it real or was it staged? We all wanted to know...



Pop Photo just released a lengthy interview with the photographer who took the shot, Richard… Continue

Added by alice on June 17, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Story Behind Those Stunning Cinematic Gifs



Here at theMET, we're always looking for creative projects that catch our eye. More than anything, we love posting about work that pushes boundaries, showing our audience something that has been changed, flipped or spinned into something magically different. Then, we see it as our job to find out the story behind such projects. What inspired the artist or photographer to start down that path?… Continue

Added by alice on April 27, 2011 at 9:30am — 10 Comments

Story Behind the Sweet Love Story (4 pics)



Remember Sarah and David? They're the creative couple who shared their sweet and funny love story with their wedding guests. A friend of Sarah's, who just happens to be an architectural designer in Los Angeles and an "urban savvy, a bloggo, and attuned to the culture" gal, came across our post and told the… Continue

Added by alice on March 5, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Behind Andrew Zuckerman's Moving Projects



I spent a good part of my morning listening to and watching this video of Andrew Zuckerman at SwissMiss' Creative Mornings. I've been a fan of Zuckerman's for a while (see Majestic Creatures, Wisdom and… Continue

Added by alice on February 10, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments

Interview: Artist Behind the Beautiful Ballpoint Pen Art



Artist Vanessa Prager is one of those people who can take very ordinary tools like ballpoint pens and make something extraordinary out of them. When I first laid eyes on her beautiful, storytelling pieces, I knew I had to get in touch with her. (See first post here.) Not only did I want to find… Continue

Added by alice on February 5, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Interview: Man Behind Those Sad Cement Sculptures



Chances are you've already seen artist Isaac Cordal's sad street sculptures while browsing the web. Made of cement, then reproduced with silicone molds, these tiny sculptures are usually hidden on the street - alone and isolated from the world. Little do they know that they've been appreciated online from street art sites like… Continue

Added by alice on February 2, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Interview: The Man Behind Those Magnificent Movie Posters



After putting together a post, last week, of some magnificent modern day movie posters, one of our very own Met members (Ryan Olds) left us this heartfelt comment: "These movie posters are incredible! The raw expression of each main character gives each film such a specific feeling! Please find… Continue

Added by alice on January 31, 2011 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Interview: The Man Behind the Hippest Hoodies (8 pics)



Here at theMET, we're all about shining light on creative ideas. It's one of the many reasons why I love my job. On a daily basis, I get to explore the web, finding everything from unbelievable teenage talent to… Continue

Added by alice on January 29, 2011 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Blog Love: Downtown From Behind (12 photos)



Downtown From Behind is one of those photo projects you instantly fall in love with. Faceless New Yorkers ride their bikes through the streets of lower Manhattan. Doesn't seem glamorous but, strangely, it is. The photographs are taken by Bridget Fleming who moved to the Lower East Side from Australia in 2008. She hopes to capture "the heartbeat of New York" through the city's most… Continue

Added by alice on January 29, 2011 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

The Man Behind the Most Amazing Gift



Right around Christmas, I received a surprising message from a member on My Modern Met. It said this, "Seeing that this site has easily turned into my favorite place on the internet, I'd like to donate a copy of the Creative Suite 5 Web Premium for the holidays." I was flabbergasted! With a retail value of $1,799, I thought, how could this be?…



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Added by alice on January 7, 2011 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Behind the Scenes of The Sartorialist



If there's one fashion blog everyone knows, it's The Sartorialist. Scott Schumann, aka The Sartorialist, not only has mad photography skills, he's got an incredible eye for timeless fashion. Before The Sartorialist, Scott worked in sales and marketing for high-end women’s designer collections like Valentino.



"I thought I could shoot people on the street the way designers looked at people, and get and give inspiration to lots of people in the process," he… Continue

Added by alice on January 6, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Amnesty International's Haunting Face (4 pics)

Brothers and Sisters creative duo have teamed up with anonymous German street art collective Mentalgassi, to create art installations for Amnesty International. Called Making the Invisible Visible, the posters highlight the case of Troy Davis, a 42-year-old man who has been on death row for 19 years in the USA, despite serious doubts about his… Continue

Added by alice on December 2, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

TheCoolist Goes Behind the Scenes at Gilt

TheCoolist’s Mike Payne

Yesterday, we connected with the publisher running one of our favorite websites around, TheCoolist. Mike Payne curates this modern lifestyle site that always features the latest and greatest in cars, watches, art, design, etc. In the future, you're going to see us working more closely… Continue

Added by alice on November 23, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

The Story Behind Yum Yum's Hilarious Vinyl Toys (15 total)

(Note: Reposting with interview added.) When we first laid eyes on Yum Yum's hilarious vinyl toys, we couldn't stop laughing. With cool characters that range from a kick-ass, karate-wielding granny to an action hero with a fondness for chickens, they all make you want to stop and come up with your own crazy story behind them.



We were able to catch up with the… Continue

Added by alice on September 26, 2010 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

LEGO's Strategy Behind Connecting Their Amazing Network of Fans



A really interesting speech on how Lego changed their strategy. You've got to love how transparent this speaker is about Lego's old strategy and how by connecting their network of fans they found greater… Continue

Added by alice on June 16, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

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