Saturday, 25 December 2010

Morning Breath























"Morning Breath is Doug Cunningham and Jason Noto. In 1996, the two worked together on skateboard designs at Think Skateboards in San Francisco. There, they discovered they had similar tastes and influences, many of which were associated with the late 70s and early 80s. These included everything from sniffing glue and punk rock to racking paint and hip hop.
In 2002, Cunningham and Noto formalized their partnership with the creation of Morning Breath, a creative studio located in Brooklyn. Since Then, their collaborations have grown beyond skateboard graphics to include, music packaging, apparel, poster design and more. The two have also been part of many showings of their personal work.
Today, Doug and Jason split their creative energies and time between commercial and personal work. In 2006, their first book was published: The Early Bird – The Art and Design of Morning Breath. They have also had much of their work published worlwide in many design magazines and books, Most recently -Dirty Fingernails (rockport publishers 2009)" ~Info


Source: Morning Breath

Friday, 24 December 2010

Ekundayo









Source: Ekundayo

Joe Sorren











His exhibition at Grand Central Art Centre/California State University Fullerton:

Virtual Tour

Source: Joe Sorren, Blog

Sarah Dennis





"Sarah Dennis is an illustrator living in London who completed her foundation course at Brighton and went on to complete a BA Hons in illustration in 2008 at the University of The West of England.

Sarah’s work invokes a feel of story tale innocence with a contemporary feel. The art work is inspired my nature, old books , friends and fancy dress. The artwork created from line drawings and is collarged together with an assortment of textures and contemporary techniques. As well as her illustrations Sarah has also made a name with her handcrafted felt characters.

Sarah has an extensive background of work, her illustrations have been highly commended by the Macmillan Children's Prize and has self published her own children book "Toby" which has been distributed in independent shops in the UK and Australia. She is currently working as a independent illustrator selling work taking, commissions and exhibiting." ~About Sarah Dennis








Source: Sarah Dennis

Hitler...the artist?

Who knew that he was such a big fan of Disney cartoons?


"The director of a Norwegian museum claimed yesterday to have discovered cartoons drawn by Adolf Hitler during the Second World War.
William Hakvaag, the director of a war museum in northern Norway, said he found the drawings hidden in a painting signed "A. Hitler" that he bought at an auction in Germany.
He found coloured cartoons of the characters Bashful and Doc from the 1937 Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which were signed A.H., and an unsigned sketch of Pinocchio as he appeared in the 1940 Disney film.
Hitler tried to make a living as an artist before his rise to power. While there was no independent confirmation yesterday that the drawings were the work of the Nazi leader, Hitler is known to have owned a copy of Snow White, the classic animated adaptation of a German fairy tale, and to have viewed it in his private cinema.
Mr Hakvaag, who said he had performed tests on the paintings which suggested that they dated from 1940, said: "I am 100 per cent sure that these are drawings by Hitler. If one wanted to make a forgery, one would never hide it in the back of a picture, where it might never be discovered."
The initials on the sketches, and the signature on the painting, matched other copies of Hitler's handwriting, he claimed.
"Hitler had a copy of Snow White," he said. "He thought this was one of the best movies ever made."
Discoveries of Nazi-era memorabilia have repeatedly turned out to be mistaken or the result of a hoax. However, art attributed to Hitler continues to sell at auction, even if its provenance is far from complete.
Nineteen watercolours and two sketches said to be by Hitler were sold in Britain two years ago for a total of £118,000.
The auction firm Jefferys said the seller did everything possible to authenticate the works.
The pictures of cottages and rural scenes were found in a farmhouse in Belgium and were believed to have been painted while Hitler was a young soldier in the country during the First World War." ~Telegraph


...AND what would have happened if Hitler succeeded as an artist?

"As a young boy he had shown natural talent for drawing. His gift for drawing had also been recognized by his high school instructors. But things had gone poorly for him in high school. He was a lazy and uncooperative student, who essentially flunked out. To escape the reality of that failure and avoid the dreaded reality of a workaday existence, Hitler put all his hope in the dream of achieving greatness as an artist.

He decided to attend the prestigious Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. In October 1907, at age eighteen, he withdrew his inheritance money from the bank and went to live and study in Vienna. Hitler's mother was by now suffering from breast cancer and had been unsuccessfully operated on in January. But Hitler's driving ambition to be a great artist overcame his reluctance to leave her.

He took the two day entrance exam for the academy's school of painting. Confident and self assured, he awaited the result, quite sure he would get in. But failure struck him like a bolt of lightning. His test drawings were judged unsatisfactory and he was not admitted. Hitler was badly shaken by this rejection. He went back to the academy to get an explanation and was told his drawings showed a lack of talent for artistic painting, notably a lack of appreciation of the human form. He was told, however, that he had some ability for the field of architecture.

But without the required high school diploma, going to the building school and after that, the academy's architectural school, seemed doubtful. Hitler resolved to take the painting school entrance exam again next year. Now, feeling quite depressed, Hitler left Vienna and returned home where his beloved mother was now dying from cancer, making matters even worse." ~The History Place




Self-portrait


Hmm... Hitler had a good sense of proportions and architectural design, but overall most of his artworks stink of mediocrity because they lack creativity... He was simply trying to COPY what he saw, NOT trying to capture HOW he saw his surroundings. (To put it simply, his works are extremely boring to look at. They're so generic, nothing really special about it. However I have to admit that he had the talent and the ability to draw. He wasn't a genius although he thought he was...) If he was under good guidance, I think he could have been a great artist.

More artworks by Hitler: Snyder's Treasures

REMED

On Walls










On Canvases








Source: REMED

Sunday, 12 December 2010

This man in the video...

...represents how I feel at the moment. I just want to flip the bird at this so-called LIFE.

Everyone should go nuts and laugh, there's no point in crying.

Happy X-mas (War is over) by 짙은(Zitten)

Saturday, 4 December 2010

2 naljakat narkomaani



trippinnn'

I wonder what they're on...

Friday, 3 December 2010

Life drawing by Joseph Stalin


Woah, for real? This was drawn by Joseph Stalin...???

THIS JOSEPH STALIN??


No.Freaking.Way.

Source: Google News

Children's rights!

"Change your Facebook profile picture to a cartoon from your childhood and invite your friends to do the same. Until Monday, there should be no human faces on Facebook, but an invasion of memories. This is a campaign for children's rights. End violence against Children!"

My new facebook profile pic:

ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 (GeGeGe no Kitaro)... I used to watch it on TV when I was a child. My mother always tells me that I was a weird child who used to be obsessed with this show.



Used to sing this song all the time. Woah, brings back memories.