Monday, 31 August 2009

Pigeon Pilfer



"Pigeon Pilfer is Michael Stevenson's senior film from San Francisco State University. It was completed in four months with sixty pounds of clay, a digital SLR camera, and one tiny hot room."

Check out: Pigeon Pilfer

You Byun


Moon 22"x30"


Lights, 22”x30”

"I am an illustrator who loves telling stories and spreading messages with images. I was born in Queens, NY, raised in Seoul, South Korea & Osaka, Japan and have been creating images with my brush pen in Brooklyn, New York for the past 2 years.

"Her art lives in its own world where animals and children exist equally, and there are plenty of loveable metaphors and happy experiences."

It is also important to know, I love green tea and strawberry short cake." ~You Byun


I love her illustrations. They're cute and sweet like a strawberry short cake ;)


Brooklyn, 22”x30”

Source: You Byun

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Humanthesizer



"Calvin performs a version of his new single Ready For The Weekend on a unique human synthesiser. The instrument employs 15 bikini clad models painted with Bare Conductive, a new skin safe ink which conducts electricity. When the performers touch the connection completes a circuit, triggering a sound.

The instrument consists of 34 pads on the floor which have been painted with the conductive ink and connected to a computer via some clever custom electronics. The performers stand on the pads, and touch hands to complete a circuit and trigger a sound. Different combinations of pads trigger the different sounds needed to play the track.

The project is the result of a collaboration between Calvin Harris and masters students from the Royal College of Art's Industrial Design Engineering programme.

Bare Conductive was developed by RCA students Bibi Nelson, Becky Pilditch, Isabel Lizardi and Matt Johnson. The custom electronics and software for the project were created by Matt Johnson, employing two Arduinos and the graphical audio programming tool Max MSP. The performers, floor pads, Arduinos and Max MSP combine to create a giant MIDI controller which is used to create music which is sequenced and quantized with Ableton Live."

Crazy Weird Lazer



"Some guys are playing with a lazer that follows patterns and creates the most annoying noises I have ever been subjected to."

Friday, 21 August 2009

Raewyn Haughton


Ink Drawing: Children of the Corn, coloured in Photoshop.


Series: Clowns and Scarecrows exploring their love, Published in The Sex Mook by Vignette Press.


Hooked: Mural designed and painted in collaboration with Celeste Kininmonth.


Paper Cut-outs

Source: Raewyn Haughton

Michael Peck


Quiet 2008 oil on canvas 66 x 183 cm


Composition 2009 oil on canvas 35 x 76 cm


The Long Silence 2009 oil on canvas 84 x 46 cm

"Michael Peck’s artistic practice is concerned with the sensation of disorientation and dislocation that is often felt within the post modern world. Exploring issues regarding the loss of cultural identity, his work particularly focuses on the effects within minority groups and individuals existing on the fringe who are challenged to assimilate within the larger community.

The scenes in Michael’s paintings are quiet, the participants are paused as they stand withdrawn, juxtaposed against a dynamic population; they are overwhelmed by mass-culture; one which has been composed from the interaction, assimilation and constant change of subcultures. His work looks at the place of the individual within a pluralistic society where a constant shift of values and beliefs leaves a great uncertainty of belonging." ~Michael Peck



The Mercy of Memory 2009 oil on canvas 137 x 137 cm

Source: Michael Peck

Lucy McLauchlan









"In an era when visual images are styled to perfection using technology, Lucy McLauchlan crafts using permanent materials like Indian ink and marker pen. “If I make a mistake I can't remove it; often though, the accidental details become my favourite,” she says of this ambitious, but inevitably rewarding, process.

Lucy combines art deco, psychedelic and childlike motifs to make pieces that are delicate and tender yet engaging and provocative. With Rain People, a hanging structure made from multiple painted wooden elements, she recently branched into sculpture, effortlessly occupying the topical territory between installation and interior design.

Somewhat surprisingly Lucy hails from Birmingham - a city whose vibrant counter-culture is usually more associated with a less subtle blend of fantasy and incitement.

Lucy has exhibited all over the world, from London's Victoria and Albert Museum to the Eclectic Gallery in London and Tokyo." ~The Lazarides Gallery


Source: Lucy McLauchlan

Abigail Brown

Amazing creations by Abigail Brown:













"Abigail Brown studied Surface Decoration and Printed Textiles at DeMontfort University, 2000-2003.

During and since that time she has licensed artworks to greetings card and stationery companies, designed children's wear and interior graphics, produced pieces for the fashion textile industry, designed and illustrated children's books and produced her own range of decorative textile art pieces and paper goods, sold through small shops and galleries both in the UK and Overseas.

She uses colour, pattern and texture and a visual language which is quirky and playful, reminiscent of a childhood that she holds very dear." ~Abigail Brown



Source: Abigail Brown

Andy Rehfeldt



L.M.A.O!!!

Hahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa *voice cracks*

Check out his other videos: Andy Rehfeldt youtube channel, Myspace

Willard Wigan









"Born in 1957 in Birmingham, Willard Wigan began his artistic life at a tender age. Suffering from dyslexia and learning difficulties, he struggled at school, finding solace in creating art of such minute proportions that it virtually could not be seen with the naked eye.

“It began when I was five years old,” says Willard. “I started making houses for ants because I thought they needed somewhere to live. Then I made them shoes and hats. It was a fantasy world I escaped to where my dyslexia didn’t hold me back and my teachers couldn’t criticise me. That’s how my career as a micro-sculptor began.”

Willard’s micro-sculptures have become so minute that they are only visible through a microscope. Each piece commonly sits within the eye of a needle, or on a pin head." ~Willard Wigan


Source: Willard Wigan, WIRED

Monday, 17 August 2009

Wulffmorgenthaler Comics



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Source: Wulffmorgenthaler

Drum Machine by tokyoplastic



Click here to watch the flash animation: Drum Machine

Source/More flash animations at: Albino Black Sheep

Fashion Faces


Brand: MISS SIXTY


Brand: CLOSED


Brand: YUMI


Brand: DIESEL


Brand: REPLAY


Brand: CINQUE


Brand: TOMMY HILFIGER

Source: Yalook, Flickr

Peter Jansen

Sculptures in "motion."


Runner,
Polyamide, 21 x 64 x 56 cm
2007
Limited Edition


Heel Daoyin,
Polyamide, 28 x 22 x 25 cm
2008
Limited Edition


Heel Kick 01,
Bronze/Chrome, 10 x 15 x 18 cm
2007
Limited Edition


Heel kick 02,
Bronze, 8 x 13 x 15 cm,
2007
Limited Edition


Arabesque,
Bronze/Chrome, 13 x 15 x 15 cm
2007
Limited Edition

"Peter Jansen (1956) studied Physics and Philosophy at the university.
For a number of years he worked as a guide, accompanying groups on survival and canoe trips, after which he dedicated his live entirely to the arts.
Based on his ideas on transposition and movement the artist Peter Jansen uses shapes of the human body to create energetic spaces.
In his earlier works he focused on open spaces, created almost free of matter and weight.
In his recent sculptures he captures sequences of human movements in space and time, in a single frame." ~Biography


Source: Peter Jansen

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Where the Hell is Matt?



I love this video =) It made my day!

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Little Big Love



"Awardwinning short film about unrequited love - a tiny robot falls in love with an electric kettle."


This animation reminds me of this quote: "Ask me why I keep on loving you when it's clear that you don't feel the same way for me... the problem is that as much as I can't force you to love me, I can't force myself to stop loving you. ~Unknown"

Source: Little Big Love

Jolynn Krystosek









"Her work with wax floral relief carvings and large-scale, site-specific paper cut-outs denote a reverence for traditional craftsmanship and make reference to Dutch still life painting, botanicals, and Victorian cameos. Both media demonstrate Krystosek’s mastery of materials and her ability to evoke beauty and delicacy from her compositions. Simultaneously, due to the vulnerability of the media and temporal nature of the subject matter, the images that are produced also hint at impending decay and the fragility of life." ~Lux Art Institute


Source: Lux Art Institute

Jordan Metcalf







Source: sadmascot on flickr