Is Spinning Jewelry so magical that it morphs beautiful women into enchanting animals? Runolfur Gudbjornsson thinks so. He's the photographer who's captured it all for us. Look closely and you'll see Spinning Jewelry's mysterious earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces displayed right alongside crow wings, capricorn horns and lizard backs.…
Added by alice on January 7, 2010 at 9:30am —
Greatest Cartoon Characters Continue
What would happen if you tore down the imaginary walls between cartoon and comic book characters? Would chaos ensue or would peace reign? Would they all get along or would they be constantly battling it out? Artist Ryan Dunlavey provides some answers though his hilarious artwork. He's taken superheroes, villains, and even 80's stars and put them all…
Added by alice on January 6, 2010 at 10:00am —
The Lightsails Project is an interactive installation around the Millstaetter lake in Austria. Created by Söhne & Partner Architects
in association with Karl Sodek these cionic towers are meant to guide visitors to the exhibits set around the lake. But they are more than just signposts: the towers draw their energy from their surroundings are also… Continue
Added by Mark Huckabee on January 4, 2010 at 5:06am —
Anke Weiss, a talented Dutch artist, has designed a series of lights made from recycled food and drink packaging.
Check out more pics here.
Added by Yasmine Zalek on January 2, 2010 at 10:55am —
How does one look at a shipping container and see a public space? Just ask German artists Wolfgang Winter and Berthold Hörbelt who took hundreds of bottle crates and perched them on a shipping container, creating a cool clubhouse.
But this type of creative work isn't new to them. The artists create art landmarks for public spaces all over the world. They work to reclaim lost public spaces and open people's eyes to the fact that art… Continue
Added by alice on December 28, 2009 at 9:00am —
This flowchart from the 1940s tells you exactly how to get your movie made. It all stems from the IDEA
. As you can see, ideas come from either "Play," "Short Story or Novel," "Newspaper Story or Current Event," "Original Story," "Magazine Article," or "Historical Incident." A critical connection off the left side however is the "Vice President in Charge of Production." He can definitely make things happen! I wonder what the same chart… Continue
Added by Mark Huckabee on December 26, 2009 at 4:33am —
Would you believe me if I told you that the Cinderella story was true? In this modern update to the classic fairy tale, Zoe Bradley is the Fairy Godmother who turns paper into beautiful ball gowns. How would one know it's a Zoe Bradley dress? Her signature style is seen in those pleats!…
Added by alice on December 24, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Redefining everything we ever thought about window shopping, these creative window displays will stop anyone in their tracks. As a mix of art, fashion, design and marketing, they not only have to quickly grab our attention they must compel us to enter a store. By giving people an experience, these displays also have the important duty of helping define a brand's… Continue
Added by alice on December 24, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Christopher Conte chose to be an artist after having worked for 16 years as a certified prosthetist. Bronze and carbon fiber, aero space- and medical materials are some of the materials he uses in his art. These pieces are made with skill, patience and preciseness.
This new career path proves to be very successful. In 2007 He began offering his unique art pieces. Only a year later his work had already been shown at the National Museum in… Continue
Added by Inka Leoni on December 24, 2009 at 4:02am —
What a fantastic new piece from artist Glen Brogan! Just what should Mario put on today? Guess it depends on his every-changing mood...
Per Glen, "I wanted to include as many of his power-ups as possible, but the main rule I had to follow was that I couldn't include things that actually transform Mario himself rather that just changing his wardrobe, like the Boo mushroom from Mario Galaxy that turns him into a ghost."
The design… Continue
Added by alice on December 20, 2009 at 11:25pm —
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In this set featuring hyper-realistic typographic portraits, that phrase is literally true.
It's fascinating to see which words artists chose to construct the eyes, nose, and ears of their subjects. As we lean in to take a closer look, we find a deeper meaning though the text, as if we are reading their…
Added by Eugene on December 20, 2009 at 11:30am —
Words of Carrion Comfort
How incredibly beautiful are these paper cut creations? Made entirely of cut and torn paper (and often wood) in his studio in Tokyo, Patrick Gannon's artwork is a collision of American and Japanese pop-culture, mythology and mysterious creatures amid a landscape of jagged edges and gorgeous textures.
Here's how… Continue
Added by alice on December 18, 2009 at 10:00am —
Though we feature a lot of artists here on theMET, there are only a few who we believe are unbelievably clever and witty. From Terry Border, who makes everyday objects come alive, to Vincent Bousserez, who photographs the secret lives of little people, these artists create worlds we never knew existed. Through thought-provoking scenes and pop-culture references, these… Continue
Added by alice on December 17, 2009 at 8:00pm —
Brandon Bird is a talented artist who likes to incorporate celebrities into his wickedly random and interestingly abstract illustrations and paintings.
He grew up in Sacramento, went to school at UC Santa Cruz, and graduated in 2002. He spent 2004-2006 as an Artist-in-Residence at Cornell. He now lives in California.
Check out Bird's…
Added by Sehmer on December 15, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Now showing at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York are new works by Audrey Kawasaki. Her highly anticipated solo exhibition started with an opening reception this past Saturday, December 12th. The new series called, Hajimari, is just as beautiful and gorgeous as one would expect. Toeing the line between innocent and erotic, Audrey's paintings always keep…
Added by alice on December 14, 2009 at 12:00pm —
One Dollar Koi
If there is such a thing as a money master it's probably Won Park. As an origami artist, he transforms dollar bills into magical works of art. His life-like animals and objects are amazingly detailed. If you don't believe me, check out some of those eyes! It's just another great example of taking something ordinary and making it…
Added by alice on December 12, 2009 at 7:00am —
London-based graphic designer/artist, Ashley Browning, has a huge passion for video games and digital design. Here he's taken some of our favorite video game characters and given them a minimalist makeover. As he states, "This is an exploration of how a few key shapes from well-loved characters are instantly recognizable even when reduced to these simple… Continue
Added by alice on December 11, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Audrey Kawasaki just released some in-progress teaser pics of her preparing for her first solo show at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in NY this coming Saturday. The show title Hajimari means beginning in Japanese, and is a word often used in the introduction of a story.
Not only am I in…
Added by alice on December 10, 2009 at 8:30am —
A self-described lost soul, Jerm IX is an artist who has left over 2,000 stenciled poems and notes throughout the streets. These thought-provoking sayings have been carefully placed in urban environments adding context and depth to each piece. As Jerm IX states, "Placed in the right location, certain quotes tend to evoke a particular emotion." The idea was to "place…
Added by alice on December 9, 2009 at 1:00pm —
The Unconditional Love Krampus
Set in Victorian and Edwardian times, Travis Louie's paintings are hauntingly beautiful. This imaginary world is filled with strange humans, mythical beings and misunderstood monsters. I love how Travis displays each character - it's as if they're sitting for a formal portrait. Why? As Travis explains, "to mark their existence… Continue
Added by alice on December 9, 2009 at 8:30am —