While artist Mike Doyle's spooky Victorian LEGO house will go down in the books as one of the coolest LEGO creations we've ever seen, we're pretty sure we'd never be able to make something even remotely close. Well, now we don't have to. Enter the first official LEGO Haunted House! This…
Added by alice on June 21, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Ready to see some rare images of your favorite rock and roll bands? The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles just sent us these preview images for an exciting new exhibition that opens there in two days, on June 23. Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present is the…
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Can't get enough of aurora borealis photography? (Neither can we.) Photographer Brad Goldpaint recently captured this gorgeous photo of the northern lights over Crater Lake, Oregon. What makes this so special is the borealis' colors. Instead of the typical greens, observers saw pinks, violets and even blues!
They were the result of a particularly intense solar storm, triggered…Continue
One of our fellow (and favorite) art blogs, Colossal, made us aware about an interesting art trend where people become the fundamental building blocks for larger images - in other words, people become pixels. We spotted these two images on The Atlantic today that showed some new examples. These…
For a year-long initiative aimed at enlivening its campus and surrounding area, BAM has commissioned four emerging and established artist to create some exciting public artworks. Out of the 100 submissions received worldwide, BAM's curatorial committee chose works that, not only transform underutilized spaces, but also offer new and stimulating ideas about how to introduce art into public…
For this beautifully tragic series titled Above Zero, photographer Olaf Otto Becker daringly trekked through approximately 2,500 miles of Greenland's western coastline over a year one period. Second only to Antarctica, Greenland has the largest inland ice surfaces in the world. Armed with his cumbersome, large format camera, Becker strenuously walked amongst glacial crevasses and…
Ready to test your Rock n' Roll knowledge? Illustrator Viktor Hertz is back with a fun new series called Pictogram Rock Posters. His most ambitious work to date, this set crams in a total of 234 song pictograms into 8 different posters. Hertz has been working on this personal project for the last five months.
The artists and bands he chose include The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen,…Continue
Guess what just popped up in the Netherlands? An awesome 3D street painting of a classic arcade game from the 80's. It's Pac-Man! Leon Keer, the artist that designed the 3D LEGO Terracotta Army for the Sarasota Chalk Festival in Florida, was invited by the owner of…
In all four years that we've been around, there hasn't been a more celebrated, appreciated or loved photographer on My Modern Met than Steve McCurry. Our first post about his work, called 22 Incredible Photos of Faraway…Continue
Though at first glance you'd think you were just looking at a bunch of colorful construction paper pieces neatly arranged on a blank white wall, come a little closer and you might notice a familiar face. Back in 2011, famed shadow artist Kumi Yamashita (who we wrote about here and…
Though we just discovered the incredible work of David Oliveira a few weeks ago, I felt compelled to put up another post after seeing his latest pieces. Currently showing at Galeria 111 in Portugal (until July 31) are some of Oliveria's amazing suspended wire…Continue
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Head to a small suburb in Melbourne, Australia called Fitzroy North and try and figure out which house has a secret. Though not apparent from the street, an Edwardian-style house has a cloud-shaped addition in the back that's as pretty as can be. McBride Charles Ryan Architect created an extruded undulating wall that, in cross-section, resembles the shape of a cloud.…Continue
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One of the greatest things about running My Modern Met is forming relationships with artists and watching their careers blossom. Back in May 2011, we first came across the wonderfully whimsical world of Christopher Boffoli or who we dubbed "…
We all have that one friend. That one who has that biting sense of humor that you don't know if he's joking or if he's telling you the truth. All in all, everyone knows he has a way with words. In fact, they're always dripping with sarcasm. If that person were to create street art, I imagine it would look something like this.
UK-based Mobstr puts up simple sentences that were designed…Continue
Art gallery LUMAS recently teamed up with BMW for a one-off project showing the fascinating history of some of BMWs most impressive and exciting cars. The series, shot by Erik Chmil, shows a total of ten models, each of which they consider "a landmark in the history of contemporary automobile design." Each automobile is shot from the front and the side so that one can see and appreciate its…
Added by alice on June 15, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
At Expo Korea, going on from May to August in Yeosu, South Korea, a Korean oil company called GS Caltrex worked with German design firms Atelier Brückner and Tamschick Media+Space to come up with a fantastic space. 350 colored blades, 18 meters high, sway like grass in the wind, symbolizing the "never-ending flow of energy in nature." One can actually touch the individual blades to…
Added by alice on June 14, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
If you've ever wanted to find a hidden art gem in San Francisco, head to 16th and Moraga to discover The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps. Not only will you be able to see some amazing views of the city, you'll get to appreciate a beautiful mosaic running up 163 steps. Inspired by the…Continue
Every so often, we come across an artist who blows us away with not only their skill but their attention to detail. Today that person is Sharon Moody. What sets her oil paintings apart from the rest is their hyperrealistic nature. Moody uses an art technique called trompe l'oeil. Her paintings are so detailed that they trick us into believing that we're seeing actual…
You've just got to love the quirkiness of these clever suitcase sculptures by artist Bo Christian Larsson. He's currently showing the one titled Mobile Home, above, at the Vogt Gallery in New York till June 16, 2012. He also created The Hotel, below, back in 2011. These vintage suitcases are…Continue
Added by alice on June 13, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments
It's been awhile since we checked out the work of UK-born artist Byroglyphics but that doesn't mean he hasn't been pumping out some fantastic work. In fact, his newest print release called Flat Earth, is so stunning I had to scoop one up myself.
For those of you who haven't heard…Continue