Alice's Blog – April 2011 Archive (76)

A Designer's Enlightening Notes



If you ever thought that your work or school notes had to be boring, then take a look at these by Amanda Wright. The London-based user experience designer opens up her sketchbook, not only sharing with us some interesting facts in an amusing way, more importantly, she also gives us a different perspective and a deeper look on how we… Continue

Added by alice on April 30, 2011 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

The Official Royal Wedding Photographs



If you're still looking to get your royal fix or you're just feeling a bit nostalgic after seeing yesterday's blissful nuptials between Prince William and Kate Middleton, check out the official Flickr account of the British Monarchy.



There you'll also find "photographs illustrating the work of the Royal Family… Continue

Added by alice on April 30, 2011 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Striking Nails Sculpture



After we featured the unbelievable nail art by Marcus Levine, we were surprised and delighted that he found our post to tell us about his striking new piece. His first public commission, Hung Out to Dry is made up of a stainless steel shaped panel which has 28,000 nails protruding from it! The… Continue

Added by alice on April 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Cinematic Tilt-Shift Series Wins!



What an outstanding choice! The winners of the Sony World Photography Awards were just announced and Buenos Aires-based Alejandro Chaskielberg took home the grand prize for his incredible series High Tide. The 34-year-old photographer beat out more than 100,000 entries from 162 different countries to take the coveted L'Iris D-Or and $25,000 in cash.



For two years, Chaskielberg… Continue

Added by alice on April 29, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Vinyl Toys Become Storytelling Sculptures



If you never understood the art of toys, then you must check out Coarse. The company began in 2003, when German artists Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk started a distinctive style of sculpting that looked almost as if they had chiseled and exposed their figures from rock. Their hand-crafted sculptures are beautifully photographed and packaged in a way that really elevates their work to a higher… Continue

Added by alice on April 29, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Optimistic Illustrations



In a world filled with cynical people, it's comforting to know that there's someone like Heng Swee Lim. The Kuala Lampur, Malaysia-based illustrator creates bright and sunny works that will turn anyone's day around. Filled with optimism and hope, they have that child-like innocence to them that's wonderfully refreshing.



When we asked Lim why he illustrates this way, he told us this. "We… Continue

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

Awesome Skateboard Deck Sculptures



The wait is finally over! As fans of Haroshi's recycled skateboard deck art, we've been waiting with bated breath to see more of his incredible pieces which are now currently on display at the Jonathan Levine Gallery. Although some were… Continue

Added by alice on April 28, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Portraits of Fifteen Actors Acting



Fourteen Actors Acting is one of those creative projects we love featuring on theMET. Dramatic yet beautiful, it was directed by Solve Sundsbo of Norway, a fashion photographer whose incredible work we've shown many times before (see here,… Continue

Added by alice on April 28, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Art of Required Reading

The Velveteen Rabbit



Going on now till April 30th is a show that most anyone can relate to. If you grew up in the United States, more likely than not, you've read most of the books that were the inspiration behind Gallery 1988's current show Required Reading.



Today's artists were asked to create posters that were inspired by classic novels. You'll find… Continue

Added by alice on April 28, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Art and Inspiration Inside Facebook



Walk into the headquarters of Facebook and you'll quickly realize a few key facts.



1. Mark Zuckerberg is a huge fan of David Choe's art.

2. René Magritte's The Son of Man image is everywhere.

3. Facebook workers (and visitors) are encouraged to write on walls.

4. Pop culture and internet memes have infiltrated their offices.



On our recent trip up to… Continue

Added by alice on April 27, 2011 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Story Behind Those Stunning Cinematic Gifs



Here at theMET, we're always looking for creative projects that catch our eye. More than anything, we love posting about work that pushes boundaries, showing our audience something that has been changed, flipped or spinned into something magically different. Then, we see it as our job to find out the story behind such projects. What inspired the artist or photographer to start down that path?… Continue

Added by alice on April 27, 2011 at 9:30am — 10 Comments

Mickey's Epic Adventure



If you thought photos of "little people" were silly and just for play, then you haven't seen the work of Vincent Boussereuz. Back in February 2009, we wrote about his incredibly creative and well-crafted scenes filled with mysterious miniature people. It was one of our most visited posts ever, as… Continue

Added by alice on April 26, 2011 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Creative Self-Portraits Using Tape

Stack



We've been writing about Aakash Nihalani's incredibly clever tape art for quite some time now (see here and here) but it wasn't until just recently that we got in touch with… Continue

Added by alice on April 26, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Must Watch: Morgan Spurlock Talks Brands



Now playing in select theaters is Morgan Spurlock's new movie called The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. In this recent TED talk, Spurlock shares how he went "inside" to find out how corporations are pushing their products onto consumers.



USA… Continue

Added by alice on April 26, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

The Most Beautiful Origami Art



Sipho Mabona is a professional origami artist based in Lucerne, Switzerland who was born with a natural gift. At the young age of five, he folded his first paper airplane. In 2000, after having folded planes for fifteen years, destiny called. Mabona ran out of paper airplane designs so he turned to origami in hopes that it would inspire him to come up with something more original.…

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Added by alice on April 26, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Pic of the Day: Ghost from the Dungeon



HDR expert and friend Trey Ratcliff just recently created this spooky photo called Ghost from the Dungeon.



"I was walking along the Thames river in London, following up on a lead that a reader told me about," he says. "There was supposed to be some cool hidden underground area that you can access from underneath one of the bridges that crosses the river. I never found it,… Continue

Added by alice on April 26, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Swoon's Street Art Comes Alive



As part of Levi's involvement at MOCA's Art in the Streets show, they're pairing three of the exhibit’s artists with renowned filmmakers to create a series of film shorts called Meet the Artists. Why? To bring these artists' work to life. These films will be made… Continue

Added by alice on April 26, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

San Francisco International Film Festival: 5 Must-See Films



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If you're ever… Continue

Added by alice on April 25, 2011 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

San Francisco International Film Festival: Midnight Awards



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Last night,… Continue

Added by alice on April 24, 2011 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Easter Bunnies Hunt (and Defense)

Easter Bunnies Hunt



You may know France-based Stéfan Le Dû for his incredibly creative Stormtrooper 365 series but you may not have known that back in October 2010, he introduced bounty hunters (Boba Fetts) into his legion of toys. His new series, titled 52 Weeks with the Fetts,… Continue

Added by alice on April 24, 2011 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

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