Thursday, 30 April 2009

Mark Jenkins

















"...street art is the sort of frontier where the leading edge really does have to chew through the ice. And it's good for people to remember public space is a battleground, with the government, advertisers and artists all mixing and mashing, and even now the strange cross-pollination taking place as street artists sometimes become brands, and brands camouflaging as street art creating complex hybrids or impersonators... “ ~Mark Jenkins

Source: Mark Jenkins

Nick Brandt


Giraffe Fan, Aberdares 2002


Giraffes in Evening Light, Maasai Mara 2006


Portrait of Lioness Against Rock, Serengeti 2007


Lioness Looking Over Plains, Maasai Mara 2004


Elephant Drinking, Amboseli 2007


Elephant with Exploding Dust, Amboseli 2004

Nick Brandt's photography of African animals is extraordinary. The animals look so majestic and beautiful...

Source: Nick Brandt

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Politics Explained by Steve Jackson


Politic is so much easier to understand when it involves cows and milk.

FEUDALISM: You have two cows. Your lord takes some of the milk.

PURE SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else's cows. You have to take care of all of the cows. The government gives you as much milk as you need.

BUREAUCRATIC SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and put them in a barn with everyone else's cows. They are cared for by ex-chicken farmers. You have to take care of the chickens the government took from the chicken farmers. The government gives you as much milk and eggs as the regulations say you need.

FASCISM: You have two cows. The government takes both, hires you to take care of them and sells you the milk.

PURE COMMUNISM: You have two cows. Your neighbors help you take care of them, and you all share the milk.

RUSSIAN COMMUNISM: You have two cows. You have to take care of them, but the government takes all the milk.

CAMBODIAN COMMUNISM: You have two cows. The government takes both of them and shoots you.

DICTATORSHIP: You have two cows. The government takes both and drafts you.

PURE DEMOCRACY: You have two cows. Your neighbors decide who gets the milk.

REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY: You have two cows. Your neighbors pick someone to tell you who gets the milk.

BUREAUCRACY: You have two cows. At first the government regulates what you can feed them and when you can milk them. Then it pays you not to milk them. Then it takes both, shoots one, milks the other and pours the milk down the drain. Then it requires you to fill out forms accounting for the missing cows.

PURE ANARCHY: You have two cows. Either you sell the milk at a fair price or your neighbors try to take the cows and kill you.

LIBERTARIAN/ANARCHO-CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.

SURREALISM: You have two giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.

Source: SJ

LOOKBOOK

You can upload the photos of your style, looks, and fashion sense on LOOKBOOK.
I like this website since everyone looks so beautiful (Eunie's inner mind yells, "PHOTOSHOP!!!!"). I doubt that people dress like that all the time though. It's tiring and clothes are so pricey these days. I love fashion, but I'm not obsessed with clothes. As long as I'm not naked, I wouldn't pay a lot of money just to look fashionable for people I don't even know. It's not worth it.

Pretty People in Pretty Clothes:

Because he's too beautiful to be called a man.


Because he's a talented15 year old kid who can make himself look like a 30 year old man.


Because even though she's just a rich spoiled brat, I like her photoshop skill.

Ohhhhhh Noooo...:

Because even though she's only 16, she looks like a beat up 36 year old prostitute you can pay for $5 an hour. Yes, five DOLLARS.


Because she's a 13 year old girl pretending like they are her shoes.


Because even thought he calls himself the "Asian sensation from New Jersey", there's nothing sensational about him.

Source: LOOKBOOK

Makoto Aida (会田 誠)


The Giant Member Fuji versus King Gidora
1993 / 310×410cm


Harakiri School Girls
1999 /


DOG(Moon)
1996 / 100×90cm


Blender
2001 / 290×210.5cm

Makoto Aida is one of Japan's most diverse and controversial artists.

Aida has covered most of the artistic angles with an oeuvre that includes manga,
painting, video, and installation, executed with such a wide range of expressive
qualities that it is difficult to believe all could have been created by a
single artist. There were technically brilliant paintings, ink brush works,
expressionistic oil paintings, a video, a sculpture, and a collaboration with
students. One of the strengths of his work has been this sense of diversity of
media and methods through which he isolates and spears various issues.

Aida's work can be categorized into three related areas: questions of
Japanese politics and power, questions of Japanese aesthetics and beauty, and
questions of relationships with the "West". Aida may be best-known for his
disturbing Nihonga paintings of young female amputees, some of them leashed like
a dog. He has also exhibited a "Fake Suicide Machine," built a cardboard castle
for the Shinjuku homeless, and done a splendid series of mock children’s
paintings on themes such as "Save Nature," and "Be Punctual."
~ Author: Sam Lay


Source: Makoto Aida

Toshio Saeki (佐伯俊男)


Title: 血迷蝙蝠
Silkscreen, 235×350mm


Title: 妖閨 弐
Silkscreen,340×245mm

Title: 妖怪女孕坊
Silkscreen, 340×245mm


Title: 霊恋
Silkscreen, 235×350mm

Toshio Saeki is Japan's master of erotic illustration.

Toshio Saeki (佐伯俊男), the godfather of Japanese erotica is a Japanese artist and mangaka born in 1945, and famous for his paintings and drawing focusing on erotica, violence, and perversion. He has published numerous books and had gallery shows around the world. It has been suggested that his highly original erotic creations have been influential on some of Japan’s most well known contemporary artists including Aida Makoto and Takashi Murakami.

Saeki’s paintings often feature men and women as well as demons, animals, corpses, and other creatures in various erotic or violent settings. His work has received warnings from the Japanese government, though it has never been officially banned. His works are collected avidly by erotic art fans in Japan, America, France, and other parts of the world. Saeki has said that he enjoys using his art to shock people and he doesn’t really involve himself in the extreme activity of his best known works. For decades, he has been hailed as a psychosexual dream weaver who traverses all taboos with oozing, bloody scenes of insatiable carnality. Think of Saeki’s work as a gaping, red maw consuming all women and men, salivating over their bodies and licking them into a sexual frenzy before swallowing them whole. Japanese schoolgirls in uniforms, elderly matrons with wrinkled skin, attractive young women in kimonos and the occasional horny businessman or samurai, are all are sucked into Saeki’s imaginary world.

Sexual incontinence is Saeki’s overriding theme. In collections of his drawings such as “Chimushi I & II” and “Toshio Saeki: The Early Works” (both published in Japan by Treville Co.), he has navigated the outer limits of sexual obsession with a monomaniacal intensity. In France, his monographs have sold more than 20,000 copies. And Last Gasp, Saeki’s distributor in the United States, has difficulty keeping his books in stock. “Chimushi,” a two-volume set issued in the mid-1990s, completely sold out its first run here and is now a collector’s item.
Author: Stephen Lemons


Source: Toshio Saeki, Toshio Saeki Interview

Patrick Egarter

"pixelism: ca. 100.000 painted pixel"


I would never have the patience to paint like him.

Check out his gallery: Patrick Egarter

Sebastian's Voodoo


"A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from being pinned to death."

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

RICE BOY and ORDER OF TALES



My favourite comics, Rice Boy and Order of Tales by Email Evan.

You can read it online: Rice Boy, Order of Tales

Firekites - AUTUMN STORY -



Chalk animation music video directed by Lucinda Schreiber and Yanni Kronenberg.

Erin McGuire









Erin McGuire is a concept artist/illustrator currently working at Reel FX Creative Studios.

Source: Erin McGuire, Blog

Monday, 27 April 2009

Johan Leion









Just like James Juhn with his one year face-painting project, Johan Leion has been drawing a self portrait every day for a year. I love the different techniques he used for each self-portraits. They are never boring!

Source:
Johan Leion

Scrabble Commercial



This song is stuck to my head. Such an awesome ad for scrabble!

Source: Wizz

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Sergey Kharlamov


"Structure of heart." by Sergey Kharlamov


"Cult" by Sergey Kharlamov


"ABSOLUTUS EGOISMUS" by Sergey Kharlamov


Conscience by Sergey Kharlamov

Source: Sergey Kharlamov

James Kuhn

















James Kuhn, the man who painted his face every day of the year, has finished the 365-day project. He says: "I am going to continue doing faces regularly, just not every day. I started working on my first children's book, illustrated with face paintings. The writing part of the story is finished and ideas for the illustrations are popping into my head all day long."

Source: James Kuhn, Telegraph