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 —
Here's a list of some of my favorite photographers. Each photographer possesses his own distinct style - a way of seeing the world in a unique light, angle, and composition. A strong sense of self emanates from behind the camera lens and projects itself into each and every photograph taken. Check 'em out.
The brother of actress Naomi Watts, Ben Watts is a full time photographer who… Continue
What happens when your pen gets a mind of its own? Cartoonist Stephanie Piro shows us who's boss with this funny comic strip. It reads like a modern day fairy tale...you even get a happy ending! (Kinda.)…
What an interesting and unique process! Clement Meriguet (aka Le Môme Kéké) is a French artist who initially created this Mad Hatter piece with black and white clay. He photographed it and then digitally modified the photo, infusing color and life into this piece. I love how you can see the progression with the making-of photos.…
J. Tyler Helms created this great video by using edited footage from Albert Lamorisse's "La Ballon Rouge" (The Red Balloon), and music from Grizzly Bear's "Veckatimest". Why he called it Grizzly Bear "Two Weeks" I have no idea but I really like… Continue
This is a beautiful film made by using 35,000 still photographs. Think about it, this was made entirely of still photographs not video. This allowed him to carefully choreograph every single frame and every transition with complete precision. I have not been able to find out much about Xavier and his work but I certainly hope he makes more beautiful videos like this one. A small amount of info is available… Continue
El Mac (or The Mac) is a Los Angeles born artist who's been studying art since childhood. He draws inspiration from LA's Mexican and Chicano culture as well as from pin-up and religious art. We love his photorealistic depiction of women and how uses color. Creating unique and one-of-a-kind murals and graffiti, he's been commissioned to paint all across the US as well… Continue
Russian artist Dmitry Maximov creates sad mini monsters that are trying to tell us something. Living amongst us, they live a simple life, all they want to do is help us through this crazy and chaotic world..if only we would listen.…
It's pretty impressive how Australian photographer and digital artist Alexia Sinclair is able to balance the beauty of fine art, history, and modern art techniques. "The Regal Twelve" series is a suite of pictures depicting powerful historical women combining photography, illustration, European backdrops, fashion… Continue
The way Italian designer Fabio Novembre set up this exhibition at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan is truly magnificent. As you walk inside, it's impossible not to be memorized by the enormous flower opening. Further in, mosaic-covered sections representing a flower separate each of his furniture designs, which are presented using illustrations, video and text.… Continue
What would happen if you took old school 80's video games and showed people what really happened? Pac-man doesn't just eat the ghosts, he actually tears right through him. Mario? He pops off mushroom's eyeballs with his angry stomp!
Steven Lefcourt is a designer who likes to push boundaries. His work brings back some old memories but… Continue
Added by alice on May 11, 2009 at 12:30pm —
The guys at Atypyk take the iconic face of America’s first president to interesting artistic heights with the "One Dollar Project." With the $1 bill as their canvas, they give boring ole Georgie a crash course in pop culture with a much needed makeover. A great example of making the ordinary, extraordinary.…
There's something really refreshing about the artwork of Erin McCarty of Portland. Her colorful paintings exude a great deal of vibrance, artistic freedom, and life. I like how she doesn't keep her work "inside the box", but instead allows herself to untap what's going on in her subconscious.…
In his own words, Kurt Halsey's work is "Shy and quiet, yet expressive and charming, my paintings use a sweetness and an innocence to tell the stories of heartache, love, sorrow, regret, confusion, and fear that each of us realistically feels in certain situations. The joy of success and the worry of failing, the humor, quirks, and frustrations of day to day interactions within relationships, and the endless yearning for a story book love are… Continue
With over thirty years of experience, Quebec born artist Corno knows how to create large scale faces that leave the viewer stunned, that awaken an emotion in the viewer and give them an experience. Corno's gorgeous portrait paintings are created by sweeping brushstrokes of vibrant colored paint. Its with an intensity… Continue
A spectacularly brilliant idea! Rona, the largest Canadian retailer and distributor of hardware, renovation and gardening products, recently announced their used paint recovery program across its stores. "This new program for municipal hazardous or special waste, often called 'household hazardous waste,' will help ensure that consumer products such as left over paints… Continue