Vincent van Gogh
Autobiographies usually focus around the life story of a main character. However, In the case of these clever ads, the books take the shape of the actual characters' faces.
Dutch ad agency Van Wanten Etcetera created the campaign to promote the annual Dutch Book Week. Every year, a specific genre is profiled. This year, the autobiography is… Continue
Added by Eugene on March 22, 2011 at 3:00pm —
If there's such a thing as going "too viral" then art director Jenny Burrows and copywriter Matt Kappler have just experienced it. The duo put together three posters under the tagline 'Historically Hardcore' that went from blogs to the very top of Reddit and in front of the watchful eyes of the Smithsonian museum (whose logo they initially used at the bottom of the posters).
Read the… Continue
Added by alice on March 22, 2011 at 3:00pm —
"The Planet is Covered by Silvery Sleep" is a magnificently intriguing art installation by Konoike Tomoko. It's of a six-legged wolf who's covered in pieces of mirror and walking in front of hides from its own kind.
I like how The Black Wolf blog
described it, "It embodies movement, myth,… Continue
Added by alice on March 19, 2011 at 11:30am —
Over the years, we've featured the wonderfully whimsical work of Mike Stilkey a few times (see here
) and now the artist is back with some fresh new pieces. His new, solo show, called… Continue
Added by alice on March 18, 2011 at 11:30am —
Though Ben Heine is well-known for his very clever series Pencil Vs Camera
, many might not know about his Digital Circlism set. Heine's created a new technique whereby digital circles are selectively placed onto a black background. Using a sharp round brush in Photoshop CS4, he makes these circles of… Continue
Added by alice on March 16, 2011 at 4:00pm —
31-year-old Alejandro Maestre Gasteazi has created an incredibly interesting photographic series about the struggle of an artist. First, though, you may be asking yourself these questions: Exactly, what are we looking at? How did the photographer achieve this strange, sculpture-like illusion?
Gasteazi asked his friend Julián to cover himself with a mixture of blue paint and mud. He… Continue
Added by alice on March 15, 2011 at 10:30am —
Sponsored by YPOC
The competition is heating up! In Week 2, we continued to receive incredible submissions to our Art of Photography contest
, sponsored by YPOC
We're only halfway… Continue
Added by alice on March 15, 2011 at 7:00am —
A lot of work goes into creating art like this but it's not in the order that you'd think. Yasmina Alaoui and Marco Guerra mix old and new techniques together to create life-size body portraits that are mysteriously beautiful. In the series they call 1001 Dreams, Guerra first photographs their nude subjects in black and white either with film or Polaroid. Next, Alaoui draws the complex Henna-like patterns, by hand, mostly with pen and ink and with some…
Added by alice on March 14, 2011 at 1:30pm —
We loved James White's Help Japan poster
and we're equally touched by this one from 29-year-old illustrator Rob Dobi. "I did what little I could and designed a print to benefit relief in Japan," he says. "All profits go straight to disaster recovery." I like how it needs no words.
You can… Continue
Added by alice on March 14, 2011 at 9:00am —
British sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor just sent us new photos of the underwater museum in the National Marine Park of Cancun. In November, his installation, called The Silent Evolution
, opened to the public and became the largest underwater artificial art attraction in the world.
We watched as he… Continue
Added by alice on March 12, 2011 at 9:30am —
It's not often that you see such highly opposed styles of work from the same artist, but that is exactly what Brano Hlavac has done. Brano, who also goes by the name Gartier Atelier, has one style which is characterized by calm, flowing silhouettes and another which uses high energy, collage and grunge elements. They are both different and amazing in their own way.…
Added by Kevin Chung on March 10, 2011 at 8:00pm —
The Great Gatsby Continue
You've heard the old adage "a picture is worth a thousand words" but have you ever seen anything that took it so seriously? Alex and Matt of NovelPoster recently reached out to me to tell about their fantastic art project where they've taken full novels and turned them into…
Added by alice on March 9, 2011 at 2:30pm —
As a "fairly keen" gardener, Brian Valentine always had an interest in finding out what was going on in his backyard. Taken to early retirement, he bought a DSLR and a macro lens with the intention of pursuing macro photography as his full-time hobby. (For those of you who are not familiar with macro photography, it's close-up photography of very small subjects and it typically requires using a macro… Continue
Added by alice on March 9, 2011 at 10:00am —
Last week, people of all ages came into My Modern Met to marvel at a pirate ship bedroom
that looked like it belonged at Disneyland. In fact, all you had to do was search Twitter
to see what grown adults… Continue
Added by alice on March 8, 2011 at 9:00am —
Take a hugely popular game, Angry Birds, and mash it up with a very recognizable street art piece, from Banksy, and what do you get? This very clever creation. Called Angry Birdksy
, it's by Austin, Texas-based graphic designer Brandon (or Bortwein). Love it!
Bortwein on Flickr
Added by alice on March 7, 2011 at 10:30am —
Mexico-born Hugo Lugo takes everything we thought about boring lined paper and turns it upside down (in some cases literally). By combining painting, drawing and photography, he makes us feel as if we're watching a suspenseful story unfold. While in some cases he takes away from paper with strategically placed cutouts, in still others he adds in items like thread to help tell the story.… Continue
Added by alice on March 5, 2011 at 10:30am —
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 —
Laz Marquez has a passion for creating art. He never goes a day without thinking about the power, execution and integrity behind it. While at work, he started thinking about his movie marathon of Oscar nominated best films and had a sudden burst of inspiration. Everyday for seven days he would tackle an original poster design. He ended up with the full set of ten because, as he says, “sucks at… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on March 4, 2011 at 3:30pm —
"We experience a contradiction between what our eyes enjoy and what our mind knows."
- Dietrich Wegner
At first glance, this happy-go-lucky playhouse could look like any child's dream. But then, the shape reminds us of a mushroom cloud and we're left feeling a little uneasy...
, I combine an atomic bomb’s mushroom cloud, with one of the safest… Continue
Added by alice on March 3, 2011 at 9:30am —
Audrey Kawasaki has created yet another gorgeous piece titled I Won't Forget You
. Made with oil and graphite on wood, the 16"x16" panting will be on view in a show titled INLE
which will be curated by artist Greg "Craola" Simkins. Over 100 artists will interpret the anti-hero of Richard Adams' Watership Down
at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. The opening reception is on… Continue
Added by alice on March 2, 2011 at 2:30pm —