The Little People Project by London-based Slinkachu is one of my all-time favorite art installations. After remodeling and painting miniature model train set characters, he places them on the street and takes photographs of them in funny and interesting predicaments.
"The street-based side of my work plays with the notion of… Continue
"The paper cut sculptures explore the probable and magical transformation of the flat sheet of paper into figures that expand into the space surrounding them. The negative and absent 2 dimensional space left by the cut, points out the contrast to the 3 dimensional reality it creates, even though the figures still stick to their origin without the possibility of escaping. In that sense there is also… Continue
There's a sweetness to each of Virginie Maillard's pieces. A French computer artist from Burgundy, Virginie has that rare ability of evoking childhood memories. Whether it's the thrill of riding a bike for the first time or the comforting feeling of always having a friend, through stuffed animals, each experience is as special as the next. What I enjoy most about her… Continue
What would happen if monsters suddenly came alive? If puppet's felt turned to flesh and mummies awakened from their slumber? Would our world turn upside down? Could we co-exist with them? Scott Campbell is an artist who explores these questions. His work is both interesting and entertaining.…
Alice Wang has designed a fabulous set of chairs for dysfunctional people that will be unveiled next month in Milan. The chair above is called the Silent Farter. It amplifies the sound of anyone sitting on it passing gas. "Those with excess gas in their abdomen can find it difficult to hold it in sometimes, even at important times such as formal dinner gatherings or meetings. Quietly letting the gas out may be the solution, but although… Continue
Vivid Sydney kicked off today and one of the key events is the Luminous Music Festival. It is curated by one of my favorite artists, musician Brian Eno. He also created the installation shown above 77 Million Paintings — using about 300 of his drawings projected onto the sails of the opera house. It is shown each night from 6 p.m. to midnight. Eno envisioned a mesmerizing sight for the public to pause and enjoy. "I think what I am most… Continue
At first glance, it looks like an earthquake destroyed the walls of this building. Amazingly, it's just an optical illusion - even the woman looking inside is fake.
The paintings, which have fooled many, were created by Californian-born artist John Pugh, who specializes in trompe l'oeil or "trick of the eye" art. He works on large scale murals in public and… Continue
Forget those horrible high heel shoes that make you curse the day you were born as a women! Put away those 5" Louboutins that make you teeter totter like a two year old! Then, go to ShopBop and check out these super awesome flats for Marc by Marc Jacobs. Sure they're a little child-like but who cares? If you look down and these happen to put a smile on your face then… Continue
This is a nicely done ad for U.S. Cellular that uses the crayon sculptures of Diem Chau. They melted the mini sculptures into pools of colored wax and then ran the video backwards for a nice effect. I love it when advertisers use modern art skillfully in a… Continue
Does art have to get any more complicated than this? Christopher David Ryan is a graphic artist based in Maine who describes himself as "a daydreamer, pseudo-scientist, wanna-be astronaut and untrained intellectual." He cites music, the universe, the human condition and natural phenomena as things that inspire his work. We love his simple design and sweet messages of… Continue
Added by alice on May 21, 2009 at 3:30pm —
If there is one illustrator who has that rare ability to look into the future, my bet's on Rod Hunt. Hailing from the UK, Hunt has built a solid reputation for creating retro illustrations filled with detailed characters and hidden meanings. His work makes you want to find the little stories among the characters and then asks you to step back and try and understand the piece as a whole. What is Hunt trying to tell us… Continue
Added by alice on May 21, 2009 at 12:32pm —
Alex Bogusky, Co-Chairmen of Crispin and Porter Advertising
Paper magazine asked 15 top "visual communicators" to show us ideas on how to rebrand America. They ended up getting submissions from ad agency big wigs like Crispin's Alex Bogusky and Saatchi's Kevin Roberts and famous artists like Ron English and Shepard Fairey.
All around my house there are blank white walls staring back at me, asking me when they'll get their colorful coat of paint. It's been over six years and though the wailing has turned to murmurs, I still can't help but think about it, day after day.
And so...when I saw that you could actually put up text on your walls I was overjoyed. Blik will take your… Continue
Added by alice on May 19, 2009 at 10:00am —