Sunday, November 29, 2009

Dead Technology

Though cassettes are now antiquities in the 21st century, Brian Dettmer has found a new way to give them purpose. By fashioning the cultural medium, he has created some cutting edge contemporary art.

Letting Our Imagination Fly

Though Magnus Muhr considers himself to be a serious photographer, he occasionally deviates from the norm and creates some comically profound photographs. Specifically, on a recent project, he toyed around with some dead flies and created something reminiscent of an old time flea circus.

Smokin' Good Art

This isn't a trick involving smoke and mirrors. Well, perhaps just smoke. Mehmet Ozgur has a non-traditional medium of craftily manipulating smoke to create some of the most stunning images.

Face Paint Illusions...otherwise known as "the stuff nightmares are made of"

As obscure as it may seem, James Kuhn has made a hobby out of painting his face. This performance artist started the project with intentions of painting something new on his face everyday for one year, but soon after reaching the 365 day goal he decided to keep pursuing the project. He is now close to reaching 1,000 different looks.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

So Simple, So Temporary

The materials are minimal, but the creations are extraordinary. Using only sand and water, some talented beach goers have created the most fascinating pieces of art.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Venetian Inspired Typeface

Andrew Byrom is a graphic designer with with some rather experimental inspirations. After playing around with some venetian blinds, he was inspired to create a typeface based on the mobility of the window coverings.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

It's A Small World After All...

These small worlds are the manipulated creation of photographer Alexandre Duret-Lutz. Though this technique of manipulation is rather elementary, one can still comment on the impressive approach he took to isolate such notable monuments.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Headcase

Though Halloween is anxiously anticipated by kids each year, every so often there are adults like Eric Testroete who trump the generic costumes children buy in stores. Utilizing his skills as a 3D artist, Eric has created a costume of himself --- though he has done it in one of the most ingenious ways.

Stamps Worth More Than Your Pocket Change

Many artists claim that blood, sweat and tears goes into the quality of their work. However, Yao Shaowu can proudly tag "saliva" onto that list. This is because he creates his pieces of art with postage stamps.