Thursday, August 31, 2006
The Burning Man festival is taking place now, from 28 of August to 4 of September.
To learn more about The Burning Man visit the wikipidea entry about the festival.
Watch the Burning Man TV Created in close cooperation with the Burning Man organization, TV Free Burning Man is Black Rock City's very first television station.
Update: see flickr photos tagged burning man
Tim Biskup's dense, character driven style is inspired by mid-century modern design infused with a healthy dose of punk rock energy. Since the mid-eighties, he has produced a constant stream of limited edition prints, clothing, toys, books and other publications.
In September of 2004, Biskup opened his own store/gallery, called Bispop Gallery, in the center of Old Town Pasadena, Bispop Gallery exhibits and sells original paintings, hand painted objects, clothing, toys, books, cards and store exclusive items.
Antonio Riello says:
"In 1998 I decided to focus my artistic research mainly about a "fashion-fiction" visual story regarding an old passion of mine: weapons - objects full of symbolic senses. I want to mix, in an artistic way, traditional 'female stuff' like fashion with very traditional 'male stuff' like guns. It consists in a restyling of real military weapons into fashion items for ladies"
So he created Ladies Weapons
Newmindspace is interactive public art, creative cultural interventions and urban bliss dissemination based in New York and Toronto.
One of the events they organized is called "Bubble Battle" where Hundreds of people with bubble guns, bubble machines create massive bubble battles.
See all the photos and videos, from the bubble battle and other events organized by Newmindspace.
StreetWars is a 3 week long, 24/7, watergun assassination tournament that has already taken place in New York City, Vancouver, Vienna, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London.
At the start of the game you will receive a manila envelope containing the following:
- A picture of your intended target(s)
- The home address of your intended target(s)
- The work address of your intended target(s)
- The name of your intended target(s)
- Contact information of your intended target(s)
If you are successful in your assassination attempt, the person you killed will give you their envelope and the person they were supposed to kill becomes your new target. This continues until you work yourself through all the players and retrieve the envelope with your (or your team's) picture(s) and name(s). Then you win. Cash...but first live in fear.
Jowlers let's you upload and browse a unique type of photo called the Jowler. These fun pictures are created when the subject of a photo shakes their head really fast while the picture is taken. So, enjoy these unique expressions and if you feel up to it, take a few of your own and post em up.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Peter Stanick combines traditional photography with vector based computer rendering to create large scale paintings of a fantasy world inhabited by lingerie models and movie starlets. Each piece is based on a computer model rendered for the web using Flash illustration and then outputted digitally on canvas using UV ink.
John Sisson of University of California's Science Library has a collection of Space Art in Children's books from the 40's to the 70's. The illustrations in these books show facts (as they were known) mixed in with the fantasy of space flight and led many of the readers of these books to "dream of space".
Before Frank Gehry acquired international prestige as the architect of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, he designed his own house in Santa Monica (1977 - 78). The story starts when his wife, Berta, bought a small pink bungalow in a bourgeois neighbourhood. Gehry decided to redesign what he considered "a dumb little house with charm", to build around it and try "to make it more important". The result was so emotive among their neighbours that the new house was even shot at one night!
Continue reading the story about the Gehry House, at Santa Monica, with pictures from the house and plans .
greatbuildings site has also information and images about Frank Gehry's work.
There is a guide about the Simpsons episode with Frank Ghery. Watch a video of the episode at You Tube (in spanish).
Visit the wikipedia entry about Frank Gehry for more links and information.
Update to previous post about Jim Flora here are more links showing Jim Flora work.
JimFlora.com shows a collection of Flora album covers, music illustrations, and early small press work.
wardomatic flickr album with pictures of The Day the Cow Sneezed book.
Buy Jim Flora original art at the official Jim Flora art gallery site.
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Jean Giraud was born in Paris in 1938 and discovered the escapist world of science fiction and fantasy art early in life. He grew up with comic books and was creating his own all through his adolescence. He had some formal training at the Institute of Applied Art, but his real school was the French comic medium.
Read Jean Giraud aka "Moebius" biography here.
And visit the Wikipedia post about Jean Giraud for more links and information.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Miroslav Sasek. This site is devoted to the life and works of the Czech artist, illustrator and author of the This is series of children's books.
The site has details of Sasek's life, and a full bibliography, with details of the This is series as well as his lesser-known other books. There is information about the This is films, as well as prints and paintings, postcards and other items.
Bus Ticket Origami is a project from REZ design in Liverpool, they started folding, designing and then placing origami instruction stickers on the back of seats all around the liverpool area, so that people have something to do while they commute to work or study on the bus.
Dr, Grordborts Infallible Aether Oscillators, is a line of 1:1 scale antique styled sci-fi hand weapon props, conceived by Weta Workshop's Designer Greg Broadmore and meticulously built by Master Model Maker David Tremont. The Ray-Guns will be available next year, for those who want to buy them.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
The Japanese Translator offers a service to translate your name to Japanese and save the results as an image. Choose from seven different character styles: traditional, calligraphy, quirky, sans-serif, antique, manga and modern.
See also other translation tools to translate Egyptian, Eskimo, Esperanto, Estonian and other languages.
Or as one would say in Esperanto:
Donu anglan vorton, por sercxi gxin en la klarigoj de esperantaj vortoj.
Soon youl be able to relive the events surrounding the movie – experience the fallout from the botched heist first hand and guide the robbers from the cops to safety. Find out how Mr. White made good his escape, see where Mr. Pink stashed the diamonds, learn how Mr. Blonde picked up Officer Marvin Nash, experience the fates of Mr. Blue and Mr. Brown, and sort out the whole sorry mess as Nice Guy Eddie, With reservoir dogs the game.
During the 18th century, British caricaturists changed the shape of speechballoons from gothic speech-bands or flags into fluffy balloons, our modern speechballoons.
Visit the Evolution of Speechballoons to learn all about speech baloons.
Another piece of space invaders art, in Paris at Rue St-Andre des Arts, made using 323 Rubiks cubes is shown at wooster collective.
Here is the link to Rubikcubism mentioned earlier on earth invaders.
There are many space invaders flickr photos from around the world, and also a collection of space invaders photos made by Claudio at fotki.
Speaking of space invaders why not visit the ultimate Space Invaders Shrine, with everything about the classic videogame.
Paul Blow is an illustrator graduated from Maidstone College of Art, born in Scotland and now living in Dorset, England.
Paul exhibits his work extensively throughout Britain and in New York and has won several Awards: Gold and Bronze Awards from the Association of Illustrators, Transport for London Silver Award and Glenfiddich Food and Drink Award Nominee.
His list of clients includes: Time, The Guardian, The FT, Newscientist, Reader?s Digest, BBC Worldwide, LA Magazine, New York Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Management Today, Popular Science.
Monday, August 21, 2006
Tejo Remy, a Dutch designer, the author of "Chest of Drawers", was one of the main members of Droog Design, the 1990s European design movement.
Tejo Remy is now separated from Droog Design and has formed a design unit with Rene Veenhuizen, with whom he is involved especially in the fields of architecture and spatial design.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
This store has a collection of vintage wallpapers from the fifties, sixties and seventies for sale.
The pictures from the site catalogue with all the available wallpapers, could be used for webpages wallpapers or printed for dollhouses wallpapers.
Update: American crafts as also an extensive collection of creatively themed, patterned paper.
"The Complete Calvin and Hobbes" wasn't completely complete. Most of what you're about to see, you've never seen before. Stay tuned for Bill Watterson's Rarest!
The Derkins Library for Calvin and Hobbes Research has also lots of information about rare Calvin and Hobbes including some not shown at the previous link.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Create your own Jackson Pollock painting using this page made by Miltos Manetas, using a flash animation created by Michael Migurski, called splatter from stamen design, which is available for download under a liberal Creative Commons license.
dialog05 is a group of 5 German industrial designers.
They have a project called universal connections, which uses the USB interface as a medium, with all its possibilities and ambiguities.
They created installations, objects and products that are "surprising, enlightening, inspiring and questioning, and on the other hand ironic or even amusing."
The Wind Shaped Pavilion is a design proposal for a large fabric structure that can be used as a public or private pavilion. As a lightweight fabric structure, the wind slowly and randomly rotates each of the six segments around a central open support frame. This continually alters the shape of the pavilion, while at the same time generating electrical power for its nighttime illumination.
Stefan Sous is an artist from Dusseldorf, some of his works show deconstructions of technical devices, which he transforms into three-dimensional installations in the style of exploded drawings.
Stefan Sous site also shows his other works, based on installations, sculptures, and photographie.
Thanks to Robert Broadfoot for pointing to Stefan Sous work in the comments to the "View Suspended" previous post.
In his comment Robert Broadfoot also mentions Damian Ortega work, also with an exploded view of a vw beetle.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
The Gemini site has a nice article about the Sea Orbiter.
"A spectacular platform has been designed to drift across the oceans of the world with the aid of the currents and the wind.
This unique creation known as the "Sea Orbiter" has been designed by the famous French architect Jacques Rougerie. The design suggests the fantastic world of Jules Verne, and in fact a three-metre high model of the vehicle, built by MARINTEK in Trondheim, has actually been sent to the Jules Verne Exhibition in Paris."
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
View Suspended is a stunning art installation created from the thousands of parts that make up a Honda Racing F1 car.
The amazing display was created especially for the event by Dutch artist Paul Veroude. Each of the 3200 parts of the Formula 1 car are suspended on fine wires to produce a 3D 'exploded diagram' that allows race fans the chance to get closer than ever to the engineering secrets of the world's most technically-advanced sport. Link
The 1960's Campbell's Soup dress was inspired by the work of Andy Warhol. They were produced by Campbell's Soup as an effective advertising campaign when paper dresses were all the rage in the 60s. A classic example where fashion, art and industry intersect into one image. The A-line dress is printed with the Campbell's Soup red, black and white labels. At the back of the neckline is the original attached label that reads: "The Souper Dress/No Cleaning/ No Washing/ It's carefree fire resistant unless washed or cleaned/To refreshen, press lightly with warm iron/80% Cellulose, 20% Cotton". Link
Friday, August 04, 2006
"This new mode was not a matter of script metamorphosing into living forms which are also readable letters, but of using script to delineate such forms [..][Zoomorphic calligraphy] developed [..] in Ottoman Turkey, India and Qajar Iran [and] was known as early as 1458."