Alice's Blog Posts Tagged 'and' (123)

Giant Can of Coke Pops Up in Iran



Though seeing a giant can of Coke in the middle of a dirt field seems interesting enough, when you find out what the meaning is behind it, the piece becomes even more intriguing. According to Juxtapoz, the artist duo behind it, Icy and Sot "decided after their president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared…

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Added by alice on February 16, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Struggling Paper Sculptures

Come to Ambach & Rice gallery in Los Angeles from now till December 28, 2011 to see some incredibly interesting paper sculptures that look like something out of a crazy carnival. Prisoners of Conscience is a wild sculptural installation by Armenian artist Karen Sargsyan inspired by political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky. It's fascinating how this artist is…

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Added by alice on December 19, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Mondrian SoHo: Beauty and the Beast-Inspired NY Hotel

On my recent trip to New York, I had the pleasure of staying at one of Morgan Hotel Group's newest hotels and the third Mondrian hotel to date, Mondrian SoHo. Make no mistake, this beautiful hotel, which opened in February 2011, is a…

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Added by alice on December 15, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Mantras for the Design Community and Beyond



Described by one person as the "the Godfather of the graphic art scene," Anthony Burrill is known for his catchy and clever posters that have become words to live by for the design community and beyond. In bold typography, his meaningful messages seem a bit in your face, but in a way that's wonderfully refreshing. As his website states, "He combines an instinctive handling of…

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Added by alice on November 22, 2011 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Dripping and Splattering Watercolor Paintings



British artist Dave White has a signature style that involves an explosive application of drips and splats of paint. Often referred to as the UK's Andy Warhol, White recently showed off a new body of work in London for his Western-inspired show Americana. As part of that…

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Added by alice on November 17, 2011 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Science, Art and Everyday Objects

Break Beat with Sparkler and Metronome





After coming off a successful solo show at Michael Mazzeo gallery in New York City and receiving a glowing article by the… Continue

Added by alice on October 8, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Incredible E-Waste Sculptures



"Ever wondered what happens to obsolete walkmans and out-of date video tapes? To blunt saw blades and to dead cell phones. To ancient floppy discs and fused light bulbs? What happens to what we generally call ‘scrap’? Just because they have out-lived their use, do they deserve to be forgotten away in attics, thrown into bins? Or, just piled up in one corner of a scrap yard?" - Haribaabu… Continue

Added by alice on October 4, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The Crashing and Merging of Past Homes

Fallen Star 1/5



Culturally, where do you consider home? Do Ho Suh is currently presenting a series of intriguing works that's about the artist's ongoing exploration of this question. Back in 1991, Suh left Korea and arrived in the U.S. to study at the Rhode Island School of Design. Leaving a country he once knew and adjusting to to a whole new culture caused him to feel out… Continue

Added by alice on October 1, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Cloud Cities Inspired by Soap Bubbles and Spider Webs



Head on over to Berlin's Hamburger Bahnhof (a former railway station) from now till January 15, 2012, and get ready to feel like you've stepped into a strange and surreal dream. Artist Tomás Saraceno has created a massive installation consisting of 20 large balloons, some of which you can actually enter. Bounce on the transparent floors and then look through the spheres… Continue

Added by alice on September 29, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Illustrating a Strange and Wacky World



Though we've all seen photography mixed with illustrations (see Ben Heine's Pencil vs Camera), we can't help but want to share more of it when we see it done well. Two teenagers from Belgium, Maxim Piessen, 16, and Ben Goovaerts, 17, have even made up their own word for what they do -… Continue

Added by alice on September 21, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Soft, Strange and Spooky Dreams



"You built up a world of magic because your real life is tragic."



It would be easy to guess that photographer Gloria Marigo draws inspiration from Tim Walker. Her dream-like photos have that touch of whimsy that feels somewhat familiar. The 22-year-old photographer reached out to us to tell us about your works, and we are more than happy that she did. Using an interesting set of… Continue

Added by alice on September 7, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

10 Best iPad Apps for Art and Design Lovers



Ready for our next big tip? It's time to check out some creative iPad apps!



With all the apps being made for the iPad, you can now easily stretch your imagination and creativity like never before. For designers, artists or those who are just interested in creative fields, the iPad can be an exciting new tool, a place to do everything from sketch out new ideas… Continue

Added by alice on September 7, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Noma Bar's Art-Making Machine and New Prints



Oh, to be in London this month! The London Design Festival will be kicking off on September 17 and will feature some exciting new works from one of our favorite graphic artists, Israel-born Noma Bar. His masterful use of negative space never ceases to amaze us. Bar's playful, minimalist… Continue

Added by alice on September 2, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Superheroes' Cities and Pop Culture Cars



If you love the look of retro posters, check out these by Justin Van Genderen. The Chicago-based illustrator has created a set he calls Comic Travel Locations that show places like Gotham and Metropolis in stunning style.



“If superheroes really existed in this world we might see a poster like these in some old travel agency, all tattered hanging on the wall,” Van… Continue

Added by alice on August 29, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Pop Culture Caricatures



It's been awhile since we we wrote about Stanley Chow's cool and funny caricatures so we thought it was about time to show you some of his newer work. The Manchester, England-based illustrator has been very busy, creating everyone from Clark Kent in a telephone booth to good 'ol Leonardo DiCaprio in one of our all-time favorite movies, Inception. You can read our interview… Continue

Added by alice on August 10, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Spectacular Shots Above and Below the Sea



Get ready to pack your bags! Let's take a trip and seek out some clear waters where we can capture shots like this.



Called over-unders, split-shots, or just splits, this photographic technique helps you see both what's inside the water and outside of it at the same time. The lens (usually fisheye) is positioned half above the water and half below the water. If you're… Continue

Added by alice on July 19, 2011 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

Retro Muppets and Monster Squad Illustrations

Muppets



It was illustrator Tom Whalen who first introduced us to Dave Perillo. Both have that retro style that makes you nostalgic for the past but they also use current software that makes their works decidedly modern. After seeing some of Perillo's recent… Continue

Added by alice on July 8, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Top 6 Sites to Find Cool Gadgets and Gear



After you made our Top 6 Sites that Inspire and Educate Intel's My Life Scoop #1 post of all time with a whopping 374K views, we were asked to provide even more tips to you, the early adopter/trendspotter/working… Continue

Added by alice on July 5, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Visualizing Touch, Scent and Sound



Jan von Holleben just sent word about his latest project and it's a lot different than you might think. While the photographer is known for his magical photos of kids, lately he's been busy working on more conceptual projects like this one for German audio company Senheiser.



"They… Continue

Added by alice on July 4, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Magical Engagement and Wedding Photography



Thad and Sarah Lawrence showed us that with a little help from Photoshop, one could capture the trials and tribulations of love and marriage in ways we could have never imagined. Renaissance Studio, a modern vintage photography studio based in Ontario, Canada, takes this idea one step further by… Continue

Added by alice on June 29, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

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