Alice's Blog – January 2011 Archive (82)

Pic of the Day: Falling in Love



Now this is a creative engagement shot! When undergraduate student Jeremy Blanchard was asked to take engagement photos of his friends, he decided to do something a little different. Instead of taking a boring old photo of two lovebirds wrapped in each other's arms, he made his friends look like ghostly figures walking toward each other, symbolizing them "falling" in love.



"I'm a… Continue

Added by alice on January 31, 2011 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Storytelling Word on the Street (8 photos)



Imagine starting a photo series over 30 years ago. Then, imagine the patience it requires in finding an authentic and powerful moment. That is the abbreviated story of Richard Nagler, a man who spent days finding poignant words in isolation then waited for a lone individual to pass by. It couldn't just be any person, however, that stranger had to breathe life into that word, creating a story out of… Continue

Added by alice on January 31, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Clever Ads: True Colours (4 total)



Simple idea, wonderful execution. As one of the world's largest manufacturers of office supplies, Faber-Castell makes products of the highest quality for everyone from young children to professional artists. To promote their colored pencils, they made these four, clever print ads with the tagline: “True Colours. Faber-Castell.”









Can someone… Continue

Added by alice on January 31, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Interview: The Man Behind Those Magnificent Movie Posters



After putting together a post, last week, of some magnificent modern day movie posters, one of our very own Met members (Ryan Olds) left us this heartfelt comment: "These movie posters are incredible! The raw expression of each main character gives each film such a specific feeling! Please find… Continue

Added by alice on January 31, 2011 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Pics of the Day: Opera Birds (4 total)



These four birds tie for today's Pic of the Day. May we all live our lives with this much enthusiasm!









By Aorta +… Continue

Added by alice on January 30, 2011 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Beautiful Watercolor Street Scenes (12 pieces)



While we can all appreciate today's digital art movement, there's something about watercolor paintings that strikes a chord within us, making us yearn for simpler times. Poland-based artist Grzegorz Wróbel is an architectural designer and artist who paints both traditional and modern architecture in his stunning street scenes. Love how he paints shadows and light and how he brings into focus… Continue

Added by alice on January 30, 2011 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

Artistic Architecture and Landscape Photography (15 photos)



Varlose, Denmark-based freelance architectural and landscape photographer Kim Holtermand takes photos that make you appreciate life's still moments. There's an underlining moodiness to his work - you can almost feel the heavy fog surrounding the buildings or weaving through the trees. His attention to color, composition, lines and angles doesn't go unnoticed. In fact, it should come as no surprise… Continue

Added by alice on January 30, 2011 at 7:00am — 8 Comments

Interview: The Man Behind the Hippest Hoodies (8 pics)



Here at theMET, we're all about shining light on creative ideas. It's one of the many reasons why I love my job. On a daily basis, I get to explore the web, finding everything from unbelievable teenage talent to… Continue

Added by alice on January 29, 2011 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Blog Love: Downtown From Behind (12 photos)



Downtown From Behind is one of those photo projects you instantly fall in love with. Faceless New Yorkers ride their bikes through the streets of lower Manhattan. Doesn't seem glamorous but, strangely, it is. The photographs are taken by Bridget Fleming who moved to the Lower East Side from Australia in 2008. She hopes to capture "the heartbeat of New York" through the city's most… Continue

Added by alice on January 29, 2011 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Giant Roses Bloom in New York (4 pics)



Artist Will Ryman just debuted a site-specific art installation called "The Roses" that consists of 38 rose blossoms as high as 25 feet plus 20 individual sculptures of scattered rose petals! (Coolest part? 6 of the 20 scattered petals have been comfort tested to double as lawn chairs.) Covering 10 blocks of Park Avenue in New York… Continue

Added by alice on January 29, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Quote of 1,500 Plastic Army Men (5 pics)



As part of a "Things I Have Learned in My Life" project at the School of Visual Arts Masters in Design program, Adam Katz was asked to create a typographic solution to a lesson he had learned in his own life. Instead of just illustrating a boring sign, Katz spray painted over 1,500 green plastic army men to day-glo orange and then affixed them to a window storefront in New York City.… Continue

Added by alice on January 28, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Pic of the Day: Sunset in Bali


Check out those colors! A sunset shot doesn't get much more beautiful than this. Taken on Seminyak Beach in South Bail by photo hobbyist Helminadia.

Added by alice on January 28, 2011 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Matt Moore's Signature Psychedelic Style (14 pics)



Stare at one of Matt Moore's psychedelic illustrations and it's almost guaranteed that your mind will enter another dimension (Inception-style, if you get my drift). As founder of his own design and illustration studio MWM Graphics, Moore creates colorful, digital illustrations that are not only bursting with color, their abstract nature makes you feel as though you're looking through… Continue

Added by alice on January 28, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

This is Tokyo (11 photos)



Marseille, France-based freelance photographer Eric Rocco (or Hinto Hinto) recently wrote to me to tell me about his Tokyo street photography. As I was looking through his photos I couldn't help but feel like I was right there with him - staring blankly at one of a million drink machines, peering through the floor to ceiling windows, or walking past a stranger who seemed weary, tired and… Continue

Added by alice on January 27, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Dior's Art-Inspired Haute Couture Collection (12 pics)



It should come as no surprise that designer John Galliano was inspired by a '40s and '50s illustrator for Dior's Spring 2011 haute couture collection. Legendary fashion illustrator René Gruau was one of the best known and favorite artists of the haute couture world back in those decades. His artwork is recognized in some of Paris and Italy's most prestigious art museums including the Louvre in Paris.… Continue

Added by alice on January 27, 2011 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Magnificent Modern-Day Movie Posters (10 total)



Over two years ago, Poland-based artist, illustrator and graphic designer Grzegorz Domaradzki (or Gabz) first published his Vector Movie Poster (VMP) project. As he was both "surprised and overwhelmed with the positive feedback," Gabz recently decided to create another set. "My love for movies and good acting hasn't changed,… Continue

Added by alice on January 27, 2011 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Jacub Gagnon's Surreal Spotlight (interview + 12 pieces)



Toronto-based artist Jacub Gagnon is known for his whimsical and clever paintings. His characters are often enveloped in darkness, save for a beam of light that brightly shines upon them. Recently he's painted string that attaches from animals to objects. These strings are meant to make connections and create relationships that would normally not exist.



"My paintings have little do to with… Continue

Added by alice on January 26, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Uncovering Beauty by Hugh Lippe (14 photos)



Hugh Lippe is a Texas-born photographer who currently lives and works in New York City. His most recent solo show, which was at Rare Gallery in New York, was called “The Dirt Under My Nails.”



What I enjoy most about his photos is that he has a way of capturing a person's raw and natural beauty. It's like he can strip a person down to their most vulnerable state, revealing a side to them… Continue

Added by alice on January 26, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Funky Fresh Fashion Photography (14 photos)



Who knew fashion photography could be this fierce, fresh and fun! Filippo Del Vita and Laura Garcia Serventi are the talented duo behind Effelle Photography. The two met while studying at the Center for Contemporary Photography "Fondazione Studio Marangoni" in Florence. Since then, they've exhibited their work in numerous shows all around Europe including the Triennale of Milan, the Biennale in Reus… Continue

Added by alice on January 26, 2011 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Pic of the Day: Focus



Andrew Smith from Cuba Gallery took today's Pic of the Day.



"We have two Lilac Burmese kittens, the one in the picture is named Turbo!," he tells us. "In this shot I took my macro lens and followed Turbo into the garden, he loves exploring the environment, digging holes and hunting for crickets. The picture is of him stalking at a… Continue

Added by alice on January 25, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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