Hong Kong-based illustrator Man-Tsun recently reached out to us to tell us about a new series of work he's created that involves layering clear plastic sheets (or transparency). It's only when two separate pieces come together that you get to see a wild and wonderfully interesting story emerge.
All of the illustrations were created using Adobe… Continue
A few weekends ago, I went up to San Francisco to conduct an on-site interview with Pixar story artist Josh Cooley. While there, I was able to stay a few days at one of my very favorite places - Clift Hotel, a gorgeous luxury hotel designed by the one and only Philippe Starck. The San Francisco property opened in 2001 and,… Continue
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American photographer Vaggelis Fragiadakis created this interesting photographic series titled "Faces of Crete" that studies the local, elderly population on the Greek Island. Cretan families are so extended that most members of the island's population are in continuous mourning of a relative - and many on the island wear black clothing for… Continue
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
Like Valerie Chiang or Kalie Garrett, Alex Stoddard is one of those talented teenage photographers who knows how to express themselves. His self-portraits are all incredibly unique and after viewing them… Continue
A ground-breaking ceremony has been held for Foster + Partners' first project in Vietnam. The VietinBank Business Centre sends a strong message to the rest of the world: Vietnam is an up-and-coming nation.
Located strategically between central Hanoi and the airport, the project consists of two angular towers that will serve as a gateway to the city. The… Continue
Yes, Kanye West may be one of the most despised singers on this earth but, boy, he sure knows how to put on a performance. Kanye just released a short film called Runaway that's almost 35 minutes long. It tells the story of a phoenix played by gorgeous lingerie model Selita Ebanks and his quest to adapt her to his world. Visually stimulating, artistically interesting and completely intriguing, this may be one of Kanye's most groundbreaking moments… Continue
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Model and fashion photographer Anouska Proetta Brandon isn't shy around the camera. In fact, take a look at her simply stunning self-portraits and you'll think she's actually pretty brave. I love her careful use of lighting, tone and color.
I was able to get in touch with Anouska to ask her some questions about her work. Read that short Q&A below,… Continue
Just how gorgeous are these new F. Scott Fitzgerald book covers? Why, too beautiful for words! They were designed by none other than Penguin Books' own senior cover designer, Coralie Bickford-Smith. You may remember her as the one behind the equally stunning, redesigned cloth-bound…Continue
Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava just unveiled his design for a new rail station at the Denver International Airport. The new South Terminal Redevelopment Program is made up of four independent yet physically integrated projects: a new rail station that will connect the airport to downtown Denver, a signature rail bridge, a multi-use plaza with retail and… Continue
Added by Eugene on July 30, 2010 at 12:30pm —
If someone could look into our dreams and paint what they see, I'm sure that would be artist Eric Fortune. Creating beautiful worlds using acrylic on watercolor paper, Fortune has his heroes and heroines jumping off bridges and wading through murky water. Look closely at some of his paintings and you'll even notice something slightly off - sliced body parts. Fortune… Continue
Born in Osaka, Japan, artist Tsuneo Sanda is the man behind some of the most incredible Star Wars art ever made. A self-proclaimed Star Wars fan since 1977 and providing art to Lucasfilm since 1995, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience as well a passion for his craft. Take a look at his newer paintings, like the ones of Natalie Portman as Queen Amidala and…
What is it about peeking into an artist's sketchbook that's so interesting? Is it that we get to see a whole range of ideas, creativity flowing in an unfiltered way? Or is it that we're grateful that an artist has been vulnerable enough to let us see their unfinished work? The art that may never make into a showroom or be displayed on a wall yet to the artist holds… Continue
Though you may know Mélanie Laurent for her magnificent portrayal of a vengeful woman in Quentin Tarantino's hit film Inglourious Basterds, you may not know that this stunning beauty is also a director and a writer. She's also an accomplished French actress, having already appeared in over twenty films. (You may also be surprised to find out that Laurent had to…
Japanese fashion photographer and film director Shinji Watanabe has one of those portfolios that makes you stop what you are doing and stare. Every picture tells an amazing story and his attention to detail pulls you in, making you dream of worlds you never knew existed. Magical, surreal and stunning are just some of the words that can describe his… Continue
Even though Los-Angeles based Mario Peña started taking photographs only two years ago, you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at these stunning shots. I'm especially impressed with the way he balances light, color, and reflection. Here are some of my favorite shots from his portfolio.…
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Haven't had the time to do any stargazing in awhile? This time-lapse video by Charles Leung gives us a stunning look at the Milky Way from Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Really impressive, considering it's his first time-lapse video. Great job, Charles!
While I love all those clever decals you can stick on your computer to make it your own, I'd be proud to show off one of these new National Geographic Gelaskins on my Macbook Pro. The two companies just recently came together to offer stunning, removable stickers for your computer or phone. Check them out,… Continue
Jill Greenberg takes some of the most amazing celebrity portraits out there. Nicknamed "The Manipulator", Greenberg specializes in retouching photos. What I admire most about her work is her magnificent use of light and clarity. She really gets the most out of her shots,…