Alice's Blog – October 2011 Archive (99)

Paperback Charlie Brown Parodies



I guess it was just a matter of time before someone decided to update those classic Charlie Brown paperback books with relevant topics. Looking through the new website Paperback Charlie Brown, you might be shocked at some of these titles but you've just got to appreciate the ones that bring in familiar characters we all know and love (like Calvin and Clifford).



Here are… Continue

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

MoMA's Starry Night Pumpkin



Just how does a museum like the MoMA get into the Halloween spirit? They create show off a very beautiful carving of van Gogh's Starry Night. What an artistic treat!



Update: When we reached out to MoMA representatives for… Continue

Added by alice on October 31, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

The Little People Love Halloween

Pumpkin Carvers



Photographer Christopher Boffoli, master of the little people, recently created some Halloween themed photos for all of us to enjoy. After his post on My Modern Met went viral, Boffoli has gone on to have his incredibly creative Disparity series… Continue

Added by alice on October 31, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Incredible Pumpkin Sculptures



If you were lucky enough to be in Vegas this weekend, you may have seen some incredible pumpkin sculptures gracing the Halloween events inside nightclubs TAO and Lavo. "The Picasso of Pumpkins" Ray Villafane (who may remember from this post) partnered up with fellow artists, including Andy… Continue

Added by alice on October 31, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Top 10 Sites to Find New and Exciting Artists



Where do you go to find artists you connect with? We've rounded up 10 sites that do a spectacular job at featuring some of the most exciting artists today. This time we've even included ourselves in the bunch! Find that list over at Intel's… Continue

Added by alice on October 31, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Eames: The Architect and the Painter Film



Coming to select theaters on November 18 is a movie design enthusiasts will be excited about seeing. Eames: The Architect and the Painter goes inside the lives of famous creative couple Charles and Ray Eames, telling their personal story through interviews with family members and design historians as well as through archival material. This film also has never-before-seen… Continue

Added by alice on October 29, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

High-Speed Punched Fist



Using high-speed photography, Evan from Photo Extremist shows us the moment when a fist punches through the surface of water. While his original tutorial involves vegetables and a fish tank, that doesn't completely explain how he was able to pull this photo off. We've contacted him and await his response.



Till then, enjoy this powerful picture.



Update: We got in… Continue

Added by alice on October 29, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Creative Links of the Week #17



It's finally here! Halloween weekend. Can't wait to see all of the creative ideas and costumes hit the web next week. A few weeks ago, we put together the Halloween edition of Creative Links which you can see here. This week, we'll just take a look at some of the coolest,… Continue

Added by alice on October 28, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Ai Weiwei's 1000 Bicycles



Famous Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei will debut a new exhibition at Taipei's Fine Arts Museum on Saturday. Well, except he won't be there. The outspoken artist is currently confined to Beijing. (The Chinese government says his previous two-month detainment was for tax evasion charges though many believe it was for his openly critical stance against their policies.) The exhibit titled… Continue

Added by alice on October 28, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Animals That Saw Me



Reminiscent of All the Dogs Want to Kill Me, this photo series by Ed Panar will make you laugh. Titled Animals That Saw Me, the project has been in the making for over 16 years as Panar sneakily roamed the natural and urban world with his camera. Often alone and on foot, Panar always… Continue

Added by alice on October 28, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Liquid Drop Sculptor



Corrie White isn't like any other macro photographer. Sure, like many others she has a love for water drops but her passion doesn't stop there. In fact, White pushes creative boundaries, challenging herself to create new and interesting forms. She even introduced the three drop splash which had never been done before. It's hard to believe that she's only been doing this the past two years since her… Continue

Added by alice on October 28, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Super Fresh Watercolor Illustrations



If you thought watercolor paintings were a little too traditional for your taste, then you haven't heard of Daniel Mackie. After working over 10 years in Photoshop, the UK-based illustrator abandoned the software and picked up his pencil and watercolors.



As Mackie tells us, "My decision to abandon Photoshop was based on a frustration with the color. With Photoshop, all color… Continue

Added by alice on October 28, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Minimalist Movie Posters by Matt Owen



As big fans of the saying, "Less is More," we present to you a new batch of minimalist movie posters by an art director from Little Rock, Arkansas. Matt Owen must have a passion for movies. How else could you explain his clever posters that all seem to have that subtly clever style?



Here are 12 of… Continue

Added by alice on October 27, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Incredible Doodle Portraits



From afar, Jason Sho Green's ballpoint pen portraits could look like any other portrait you've ever seen. But come a little closer and you'll notice that some of the dark areas are actually made up of drawings of people, creatures, animals and more. Like magnificent modern-day mosaics, they're filled with such hidden surprises, one could literally look at them for hours. (Did anyone notice… Continue

Added by alice on October 27, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Recreating Masterpieces with Flower Petals

Veronicas, Hyacinths, Pom Poms, 2011, All Rights Reserved
While creating his Exploded Flowers series, it occurred to artist Qi Wei "that petals and individual components of flowers are literally individual brush-strokes of nature."



Going along with that… Continue

Added by alice on October 27, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Steve Jobs Homage T-Shirts



Uncrate just tipped us off to two new t-shirts by Homage company that honor the late Steve Jobs. While one says "Homebrew Computer Club," in reference to the 70s-80s Silicon Valley computer club Jobs and Steve Wozniak belonged to,… Continue

Added by alice on October 27, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

New Photography Book on Cutting-Edge Creativity



Here at My Modern Met, we're big proponents of cutting-edge creativity especially when it comes to the art of photography. That's why we were excited to hear about a brand new book that celebrates contemporary artists that blur the lines between the real and the surreal, a book that showcases groundbreaking digital masterpieces that have never been seen before.…



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Added by alice on October 26, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Balloon-Filled Room Simulates Sunset



If you enjoy surreal experiences, make sure to drop by Pomona College Museum of Art for the "It Happened at Pomona" exhibit going on now till November 6, 2011. It's there that you'll find a beautiful, glowing red room. Situational Construction, a recreation of artist Lloyd Hamrol's 1969 installation, is a room that has a small window where the viewer can gaze through and see… Continue

Added by alice on October 26, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Spotting Patterns in Melbourne's Modern Architecture



When taking photos of buildings, most of us will stand back and snap them from afar. Not Teng Tan. The Melbourne, Australia-based photographer likes to shoot his city's architecture so close that the buildings are almost indiscernible. "I guess I am an urbanite trying to see my city anew through the lens," he tells us. "For me, patterns in (particularly modern)… Continue

Added by alice on October 26, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Artists Pay Tribute to Wes Anderson Films

Joshua Budich



If you find Wes Anderson's dry sense humor to be hilarious, you're not going to want to miss this art show. Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco is putting on their second tribute exhibition to the films of the writer/director/producer which include illustrations… Continue

Added by alice on October 26, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

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