Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Short Film: Sight

"Sight" by Daniel Lazo and Eran May-raz

Sight is a short science fiction film by Israeli film students Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo that envisions a darker take on is a brilliant take on augmented reality (AR) technology.  In it, a pair of retinal implants provide their user with an interface capable of not just augmenting, but controlling, reality.

Sweets: Sweet Heart Zelda Cupcakes

Sweet Heart Zelda Cupcakes by Geek Sweets

These cupcakes are made with red velvet batter and feature white icing with a very old-school 8-bit heart topping it. No characters are actually featured on the yummy creation itself, but fans of the game will recognize the design in an instant. To drive home the theme of the goods, the box features heavily pixelated depictions of characters saying quotes from the game, which pair incredibly nicely with the sweet delectable cupcakes.

Street Art: Mario Pastel Chalk Art

Merchandise: Creative Melting Clock

Inspired by famous Dali painting “The Persistence of Memory”

Link Round-Up: July 31, 2012

Flickr Finds No. 21 photography flickr finds

How A Student Designed The Recycling Logo, And Got A Measly $2,500

New York City based artist and designer Jason Freeny shows the metamorphosis of a normal run-of-the-mill bathroom plunger changing into a fierce ankle biting monster with his awesome hand sculpted life-size piece titled Industrial Evolution. The full collection of design process photos can be seen on Jason’s Facebook page.

The Octo-Labra by The Source Collection is a high-end octopus candelabra for a tabletop. Four of its eight pewter tentacles can hold tapered candles

The Pojman Pocket Protector Collection - 1,200 strong and growing.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Short Film: The King of the Island

A boy's seafaring father returns, but he isn't the heroic figure the boy had always imagined. He is someone even better. Download the artbook.

Fresh Take: Starry Night

Famous Paintings Recreated Using Torn Magazine Pieces by Vik Muniz

"Starry Night" by New York based artist Vik Muniz

Muniz has re-created a wide range of classical artwork as collages using pages torn from magazines in his new series, Pictures of Magazine 2. The collection is currently on display at Galerie Xippas in Paris, France. 

Illustration: Superhero Manatees

Superhero Manatees created by Joel Micah Harris

Posters: The Goonies

The Goonies by Randy Ortiz

The Goonies by Randy Ortiz

24” X 36” Screen print, numbered edition of 320. Sold at a special screening of The Goonies at The Alamo Drafthouse theatre in Kansas, in conjunction with Mondo.
"My very first movie poster for Mondo came out this past Saturday night. A total honor to do some work for them. If you weren’t at the Kansas City showing of The Goonies at The Alamo Drafthouse, you can pick this up later when Mondo puts them online. Stay tuned for more info!"

Painting: Illuminated Steampunk Iron Man

Infographic: 22 Rules to Storytelling


Link Round-Up: July 30, 2012

Painting for Non-Majors

Incidental Comics by Grant Snider

DIY TARDIS Closet for Kids of All Ages

Emily Evans designed this gorgeous Día de los Muertos wallpaper for two Latin bars in London. It's hand-screened using metallic gold ink on peacock, charcoal, and raspberry paper. Anatomy Boutique

The Homeless Museum of Art (HoMu) is The World’s Smallest Museum.

Sigma.js is an open-source lightweight JavaScript library to draw graphs, using the HTML canvas element.

How A $55 Pen Can Curb Wastefulness And Save The Planet, Seriously

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Fresh Take: Super Embarrassing

Both of these designs by Kerry Callen are up for voting at Threadless: Go here to support Superman and here for Wonder Woman.

Video: Happy Little Clouds

PBS released this delightful video of Bob Ross remixed, titled "Happy Little Clouds."

Link Round-Up: July 27, 2012


Dai-Nihon Giken has created a "PDFcraft" guide detailing how to create a life-size Scopedog robot mecha from Sunrise's VOTOMS anime series primarily out of paper.

DC And Marvel Superheroes As Manatees

The Future Forms Of Life is a Film by David Lance based on Theo Jansen's Kinetic Sculptures.

Microsoft has posted the entire AIDS quilt online in a zoomable format.

Technology meets art in the collision sculptures of Eyal Gever

Quick Pic: Choose your Weapon

You know, it´s very dangerous in the city-jungle, so you better take a weapon with you!

Installation: Caten

"Caten" by David Letellier
Kinetic Sound Installation

300 fine wires suspended from two ropes, connected themselves at each end to a slowly rotating arm, form an evanescent surface which interacts with the architecture of the Saint Sauveur chapel in Caen, Caten”

Installtion: Universe Of Particles

On exhibit at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.
"The permanent exhibition in the visitor centre Globe of Science and Innovation communicates the dimension and the fascination of the research work, which takes place at CERN.

The visitor enters a “Universe of Particles”. Spherical exhibition units are composed to a content-generated room narrativ. They offer a variety of possibilities for information and interaction, target-group-specific and thematically prepared. The highlight of the staged free-flow exhibition is a multimedia-based, dynamic spatial experience making the big bang as a phenomenon tangible. The exhibition space becomes an exhibit itself."

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mash-Up: Avengers / My Neighbor Totoro

"I was way too drunk last night when I thought of drawing this. Then I realized that this would be fucking awesome."

Installation: Fireflies on the Water

"Fireflies on the Water" by Yayoi Kusama, 2002

An installation exploring the idea of the infinite. This installation is composed of 150 lights and a pool of water, which creates a space that individual viewers are invited to transcend their sense of self. Exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Mural: Tokyo Skytree Cityscape


Animation and high-performance inkjet

This forty meter long, three meter high mural covers the first floor walls of Japan's tallest structure, Tokyo Sky Tree tower, which opened its doors May 22nd.  The mural captures the fine details of the surrounding city, including the Asakusa Kannon temple, the home of sumo wrestling in Ryogoku, the Tsukiji fish market, and the Ueno Zoo in a style reminiscent of edozubyoubu, traditional Japanese folding screens of the Edo period.

Personally, browsing this gallery leave me with an overwhelming itch to find Waldo. If you like this, you may want to check out the 100 Years Sea.

Fresh Take: Dark Knight Sigmund Freud

The Dark Knight Sigmund Freud by Evgeny Parfenov

Mash-Up: Star Wars / Blues Brothers

"We’re on a Mission From Leia" by Justin Hillgrove & Mike Capp

Sweets: Thor Cupcakes

"The 2nd Avenger in my Avenger cupcake series! I asked which Avenger you wanted cupcake-ified next, and hundreds of you voted for the Norse god of thunder. Maybe it’s that long blond hair? Or perhaps his giant… hammer.

Fun Fact: Thor’s helmet actually beat Loki’s helmet record! Loki’s helmet was made from 24 odd fondant pieces to create it, while Thor’s helmet took 56! Miljoner is made from one solid rectangle of fondant and carved out to create that hammer shape."

Papercraft: Adorably Evil NES

Via: Paper Toy

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Video: Mario: Post-It Life

"Mario comes to life with with thousands of Post It Notes in this stop motion animation."
Be sure to also take a look at the behind the scenes video that explains how much work went into this project.

Posters: Cinémarium Series

The Fifth Element

The Terminator   Blade Runner   Batman Returns

Illustration: Malcolm Reynolds

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Music Video: Eduard Romanyuta

"I’ll Never Let You Go" by Eduard Romanyuta
Directed by Chupacabra

Photography: Warped Panoramas

Warped Panoramas by Randy Scott Slavin

Taking hundreds of photos and digitally combining them, Randy then wraps them around in these twisted, centrifugal shots. You can check out more of Randy’s work at Kristen Farrell Gallery in New York City from July 25 to August 12.

Papercraft: A Castle On the Ocean

"Umi no Ue no Oshiro" (A Castle On the Ocean) by Wataru Witou, 2009.
Via: Reddit

This folded paper masterwork took a Japanese art student named Wataru four years to complete, and while the ferris wheel doesn’t spin, there are electric lights and a moving paper train, which kind of makes me wish I could become a paper person, fold myself up, and live here.

Sculpture: Typographic Sphere

"My first artist’s book.

A book as an artwork, an artwork as a book.

The brief stated that we should shape our artistic vision in the form of an artwork. This piece of art should have its origin in the book. Inspired by the arts and craft movement as well as the Bauhaus functionalism, I created my own kind of art tool. The painter has his brush, the carpenter his hammer, I have my typographic ball. This piece is the start of a much bigger project where I will build a series of typographic spheres, and use these to make books with unique prints."

Merchandise: Mercury Space Lamp

Mercury Space Lamp by Raumfieber

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of John Glenn’s historic orbit around the Earth, this gorgeous replica of the Mercury Spacecraft “Friendship 7” measures 16 inches across at the base so you can light up your life with a large, fitting tribute to the stars and Humanity’s desire to reach them.

Sculpture: Reclaimed Creations

Ganz was deeply impacted as a child by Japanese Shinto beliefs that all objects and organisms have spirits, and was also taught that objects discarded before the end of their usefulness “weep at night inside the trash bin.” As her artistic side developed, she infused her artwork with these beliefs, using discarded and reclaimed household objects as a medium for her sculptures.

Street Art: Banksy on the Olympics

While there's reported been a serious crack down on taggers in London in the run up to the 2012 Olympics, it seems like they just can't suppress Banksy.  The master street artist has commemorated the upcoming events with two new, politically-charged pieces. As always, he's incorporated the surroundings into his pieces beautifully.

For more, read the great article at The Atlantic Wire about Banksy and the complex politics surrounding street art and the 2012 Olympic Games.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Concept Art: Art Game

Source: Trendland

Mash-Up: Family Guy / Star Trek

Lego Creation: Apollo 11 Tribute

"On July 21st, 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. This creation commemorates this great historical accomplishment.

After seeing Tyler's astronaut some time back, I knew immediately I wanted to do something similar with this piece. Plus I recently acquired 100 of these awesome pieces. As a spacer myself, I feel we often times get caught up in building magical sci-fi creations, and forget to pay tribute to the original roots. I'd love nothing more than for humans to get back out into exploring other celestial bodies!
This creation can be viewed in the Community Window for the next month at the Chandler, Arizona Lego Store. I know you all want to come make a trip out and come see in this lovely 112 degree heat! ;)"

Fresh Take: A Map of Ice and Fire


A Map of Ice and Fire by Kitkat Pecson
Available for purchase from Society 6. US$25
Via: Reddit
"I love fantasy, especially when it’s delivered with a punch. This is why I’m such a huge fan of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. The books are for those with an open imagination and strong stomach. I made this wildly inaccurate but fun map as a tribute to the books."

Link Round-Up: July 23, 2012

The LOTR trilogy posters by mondo

Lord of the Rings trilogy posters by artist JC Richard
Released by Mondo at Comic-Con 2012

The 10 greatest comic book artists of all time

Homemade SLR Camera by Denis MO

PCKTKNFE is an entertaining little stop motion short about what happens when video game characters escape the confines of their consoles.

TARDIS shed and Dalek

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Posters: What is Graphic Design?

50+ Excellent Posters about Design - Design was here

Check out the rest of this collection over at Flickr's What is Graphic Design Poster Competition. The basic concept of this contest is to come up with something creative or witty that visualizes the question What is Graphic Design? It doesn't matter if you can't draw as it can be all type as well. Basically this is your one time chance to give total freedom a shot.

Posters: Video Games by Ron Guyatt

I'm Different - Portal
Created by Ron Guyatt
Available for purchase from Etsy.

Based on the one little Turret you encounter in Portal 2 that has no outer shell.
Something fun and simple for a change!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Short Film: Metamorphosis

Here’s a short film retelling Titian’s Metamorphosis (a series of paintings) in association with the new exhibition “Metamorphosis: Titian 2012” at The National Gallery in London.

Installation: Vivid Memories

“Vivid Memories” by Shotopop and Ogilvy & Mather Düsseldorf

This installation is an Alzheimers awareness campaign that won us a Silver Award at the 2012 European Design Awards in Helsinki and a Bronze for Graphic Design at the ADC Awards in Germany. It features a “brain” in four segments containing the memories of a lifetime. 95 individual scenes were illustrated, and then connected in the shape of a brain. The images start at a birth, and follows a lifetime worth of memories, some personal, some moments from history. The final illustrations were laser-cut and painted, and then hung up in several spaces over Germany, with an interactive Facebook app that continues the campaign online.

Merchandise: Superhero Light Boxes

Available for purchase on Etsy. US$38

"Custom made from my Vintage Dictionary Print designs using a repurposed, industrial electrical box. I use half-inch thick custom cut acrylic panel to additionally magnify my print with a thinner sheet of acrylic under the print to protect it. The 2 panels are then mounted onto the electrial box. My boxes are left raw to enhance the industrial vintage feel.

Each light comes ready to hang. And is plug & play ready, with an on/off switch and one incandescent light bulb."

Street Art: The Magic Zipper

"El Mago" (the Magician) by Martin Ron

Fresh Take: The King of Cooks

"Last week, Paul Comstock, editor and founder of The California Literary Review, asked me to create an illustration for each of their weekly Breaking Bad recaps. Naturally I said yes within seconds.

The recaps post the day after the episode airs, so I have to anticipate the plot based on whatever teasers I can find and create an illustration ahead of time. It's an interesting creative challenge, and I'm looking forward to seeing how my ideas match up to the episodes after the fact.

Since the last season ended with Walt as the new meth King, I based my composition on playing card layouts and used the double-view as an opportunity to highlight his transformation from Season 1 to Season 5.

Read the recap here and check back next week to see my illustration for Episode 2."

Posters: Star Wars Travel

"Beggar's Canyon" by Steve Thomas

Link Round-Up: July 20, 2012

Steal Like An Artist is a manifesto for creativity in the digital age.

How to steal like an artist (and nine other things nobody told me) from Austin Kleon

21 Incredible Star Wars Themed Food

Map of Middle Earth T-Shirt

Michael McDonough's Top Ten Things They Never Taught Me in Design School

My Boyfriend is an Engineer shares sexy love letters from Prometheus’ Horny Aliens

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Short Film: Y: The Last Man Rising

Y: The Last Man Rising by Christian Cardona

Based on one of the most critically acclaimed comics of all time. A mysterious plague has wiped out all men on the planet, and women are left to pick up the pieces of society. The only surviving man is Yorick, an amateur escape artist who is the key to the continual survival of the human race. Special Agent 355 is tasked to protect his life at all costs. Luckily, she's really good at her job...

Sculpture: Mechanical Scorpion

Available for purchase on Etsy. US$285

A Clockwork Scorpion sculpture made completely out of recycled watch parts. The body is made from antique watch faces (dials) that have been cut, shaped, sanded and soldered together into body segments. The tail is also made with watch dials that have been soldered onto a watch spring, then soldered from the back. Watch stems and stem knobs decorate as well as strengthen the tail. The stinger is a watch winding stem. The pincers and pincer arms are from curved, cut, sanded, and soldered watch faces. The legs are made of strap springs, along with small watch stems for the feet.

Street Art: Spider-Man

Stil2 wall

Photographed by Mars Blackmon

"Eating Super for breakfast !
Rest in peace my friend"

Crafts: Mario Villains Felts

Chain Chomp, Flying Goomba, and Pirahna Plant Felt Creations by Love & a Sandwich
On exhibit at Bear and Bird Gallery’s “Sew Nerdy: A Geek Craft Extravaganza” exhibition.
Available for purchase from the Bear & Bird Gallery.


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