Alice's Blog – May 2011 Archive (77)

Congrats, Winner of the Tim Burton Prize Pack!

A big congrats to Denise Farinsky from Sacramento, California for being the winner of our Facebook Fan Giveaway of the Tim Burton prize pack! In just 4 days we received over 160 entries, making it our biggest Facebook contest yet!

We asked you… Continue

Added by alice on May 31, 2011 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Illustrating the Largest Art Heist in History

When Boston Common magazine was putting a story together about the largest art heist in history and the biggest burglary in American memory, they asked 25-year-old Kali Ciesemier to help illustrate it. (Experts believe that the stolen paintings are worth as…

Added by alice on May 31, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Top of the World Photography by Paul Zizka

Get ready to feel as though your problems are small and insignificant (in a good way, of course). There's nothing like an incredible view to give you a new perspective on life.

Banff-based photographer Paul Zizka will guide us not only around his home turf, the Canadian Rockies, but also to remote locations around the world. By specializing in adventure, travel and…


Added by alice on May 31, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Retro Disneyland Attraction Posters

Straight from the 1950s-60s are these retro cool Disneyland attraction posters! These were just sold a few weeks ago at the Profiles in History auction of Hollywood memorabilia. The 36-by-54 inch vintage silk-screen posters advertised attractions at Disneyland in the style of railroad and airline travel posters.

In this day and age, when everyone's borrowing that "retro" look, don't… Continue

Added by alice on May 30, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Hilarious Celebrity Portraits

New York-based photographer Martin Schoeller loves to make us laugh! Take a look at his celebrity portraits of everyone from Quentin Tarantino to Chris Rock and you'll notice a common theme running throughout his work. They're wonderfully wacky!

Having worked as an assistant for Annie Leibovitz from 1993 to 1996, Schoeller has the guts to create dramatic scenes that call for his… Continue

Added by alice on May 30, 2011 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Inspirational Illustrations

While we're all used to seeing optimistic illustrations or uplifting quotes, doesn't it feel extra special when the two are combined together? Carlos Herrera created this set for ad purposes but it's… Continue

Added by alice on May 29, 2011 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Van Gogh's Painting Recreated with 8,000 Plants

For the first time ever, a painting will be made into a "living wall" outside London's National Gallery! Not just any painting, of course. Using 8,000 plants, General Electric is recreating Van Gogh’s masterpiece 'A Wheatfield, with Cypresses,' as part of the Gallery's carbon plan.

Growing throughout the summer and fall, it will remain there until October 2011. Chosen for its strong… Continue

Added by alice on May 28, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Pop Culture Cash

Are you a master of pop culture? Can you name random characters from a movie, fast food mascots, great artists and rock and roll legends? If the answer to that is "Yes!," then you'll enjoy these currency manipulations by James Charles. Going on now till June 4, 2011, Charles is showing an exhibition with fellow artist Akira Beard at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. Called American Iconomics,… Continue

Added by alice on May 28, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Powerful Mixed Media Art

Christopher Lucania is an artist who uses some unlikely mediums. Sure they include more common items like acrylic, latex and oil, but he also adds in plaster, alcohol and large amounts of copy toner. "I also use a process of transferring manipulated images to the canvas.," he tells us. "It involves a jigsaw of copied printouts that I fix to the canvas with a gel medium. After they dry overnight, I… Continue

Added by alice on May 28, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Pic of the Day: Gummy Bearskin Rug

Creative genius Brock Davis is back with another hilarious piece. Got to love this comment from Brock's Flickr page, too: "I want to eat your brain!"

Simple idea, great execution. Made us laugh!…


Added by alice on May 27, 2011 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

A Sultry Summer

New York-based photographer Jamie Nelson sure knows how to make us long for summer! This stunning set, for Company Magazine, has just the right amount of sexiness and retro flair that it never feels forced. It's timeless photo shoot that looks just as beautiful today as it will in years to…


Added by alice on May 27, 2011 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Creative Blender Ads


Creating classic art with fruits and vegetables, Magimix blender gets two thumbs up for its witty advertising! With a slogan that states, "Only the Exceptional Last," they make us believe not only in their durable product, but also in something bigger - that creative advertising has the power to make us stop, think and smile. Nice job!…


Added by alice on May 27, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

The Sparkling Urban Fruit Tree

If you happen to make your way to Tim Burton's exhibit at the LACMA, make sure you stop by and say hello to a peculiar tree standing in front of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM). A 16x11' foot "Urban Fruit Tree" by Jean Wells will greet you with open arms. What is it exactly? It's a… Continue

Added by alice on May 27, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Facebook Fan Giveaway: Tim Burton Prize Pack

Are you the ultimate Tim Burton fan? If the answer to that question is an enthusiastic "Yes!" then you'll want this prize pack. Yesterday, at the LACMA store for Tim Burton's new show, we picked up four presents just for you! One lucky winner will take home all of these, for a total value of… Continue

Added by alice on May 26, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Book Surgeon's New Works and More!

Remember the Book Surgeon? He's back with a whole new set of works that he's showing at the Kinz + Tillou Fine Art gallery in New York from now till June 11. Called Altered Books, the show features Brian Dettmer's incredibly unique art that ranges in price from $3,800 to… Continue

Added by alice on May 26, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Met Exclusive: Jason Lee's 10 Creative Kids Photography Tips

As a trendspotting and inspiration site, My Modern Met has seen creative work go viral. Who holds the top spot? Which post is our all-time most visited? That title would belong to Jason Lee.

A Father Who Creatively Captures His Kid has been seen over a million times in eight months. Since… Continue

Added by alice on May 26, 2011 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Tim Burton's Life's Work at LACMA

Step into the Los Angeles County of Museum of Art (LACMA) starting May 29th and get ready to see over 700 creative works from the one and only Tim Burton. This show first debuted at New York's Museum of Modern Art, where it brought in an estimated 810,500 visitors, making it the third most popular show in the museum's history - only behind Matisse in 1992 and Picasso in 1980! It then traveled to… Continue

Added by alice on May 25, 2011 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Timeless Elegance for Greek Vogue

Proving that classic looks never go out of style, model Charlott Cordes dons stunning outfits by Valentino, Chanel, Emilio Pucci and others in this gorgeous editorial. Shot by Koray Birand for Vogue Hellas' June issue, the 23-year-old German model strikes subtle poses in a spring garden. With just the right amount of lighting,… Continue

Added by alice on May 25, 2011 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

I Feel Relatively Neutral About New York

How do you really feel about New York? Well, we all know how we're supposed to feel. After Milton Glaser created that iconic "I heart NY" logo in the '70s, we felt (almost) obligated to show the Big Apple some love. Sure, it's one of the best cities in the world and we would be a fool to not give her the respect she deserves (we are called My Modern Metropolis, right?) but don't we all… Continue

Added by alice on May 25, 2011 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Behind-the-Scenes of Tonight's Glee Finale

As a top on-set photographer, David Strick gets to go behind-the-scenes of some of the biggest TV shows and movies of all time. His job is to capture what we don't see on screen, not just those moments when the lead actor converses with the director, but, in more general terms, what he calls the… Continue

Added by alice on May 24, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

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