Friday, 07 December 2012 21:45

A Vegan Nightmare: Egg Yolk Animation


You have to break a few eggs to make an omelet. You also have to break a few eggs to make an intricate, time consuming painted animation and Duane Keiser has made a career out of exactly this. Watch as he cracks, peels or breaks items of food with just one simple utensil - a paintbrush. It might not be as satisfying as an omelet, but hey, at least it'll last longer.

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This is a campaign for the Stiftung Berliner Harmoniker (the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), photographed by Mierswa and Kluska and developed by art director Björn Ewers. It's easy to get lost in these images of the insides of instruments, which look like a cross between the Matrix and the coolest attic you could imagine.

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You know exactly what I'm talking about when I say public art. It's the questionable metal shapes, the tall unexplainable figures, the poorly-referenced quotes that pollute our college campuses and public streets, all pretending that they mean something, when in essence all they mean is that government "art programs" don't know a thing. That's why I was thrilled to look through this collection of 2012's best street art, snapped up from cities around the globe. The medley began as a collaborative Facebook group and has grown significantly, giving hope to all those creative types who can walk by their local metal sphere and still have hope that original ideas are out there.

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Wednesday, 05 December 2012 14:38

Just Add Flowers: Photos Inspired by Frida


The cultures of Sweden and Mexico are worlds apart and yet the fact Swedish fashion mag DV Mode recently paid homage to Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo shows just how globally significant her self-portraits were. Photographer Fredrik Wannerstedt uses extravagent floral head-dresses, silky long gowns and stylized shadows to try recreate the look of those personal, moving paintings. Let's hope the parrot wasn't too much of a diva.

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When you think of the love affair between Europeans and good food, you don't picture this. Barcelona-based designers Ana Dominguez and Omar Sosa must have been pretty bored at a family dinner when they came up with this - yes - bread towers. I'm not sure if their intention was to give viewers the gift of instant hunger with these marveling sculptures but if so, it's worked on me. This series of physics-defying photos are a food network show's dream - and a glimpse of what you too could have achieved if you'd ignored your mother's warnings to not play with your food.

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Alejandro Ferrer Ruiz is a Spanish artist who specializes in macrophotography, giving you a new perspective on the world. His current muse seems to be the ladybug, whose love of flowers makes for some really beautiful images. Even if you hate all bugs and creatures with more than four legs, you might squeal at these cute little strawberry–monsters.

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Paint? Over it. Chalk? No thanks. Photoshop? Yeah, right. In coldest Russia you need so much fire to keep warm, you might have some left over. Photographer Pol Tergejst creates art with matches, flames and darkness - that never hurt anyone, right? These imaginative pictures are the outcome of what one can do if they have an eye for simple objects and no fear of death. I'm not quite sure what I'm looking at with some of these, just keep it away from the vodka.

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These cleverly minimal movie posters have been brought to you by graphic designers from all over the world. The sparse and carefully chosen imagery of your favorite movies are a welcome relief from the too–standard action movie poster of Vin Diesel and some dude, standing back to back.

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Friday, 30 November 2012 16:21

It's A Small World: Tilt-Shifted Sydney


Nathan Kaso has made a short video called "Toy Boats" - a collection of clips featuring a tiny Sydney created with the photographic technique of tilt-shifting. It makes me wish I could roll up all the world's cities into little snow globes and keep them on my bookshelf. Is that weird?

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Thursday, 29 November 2012 21:16

The Majestic Horses of Poland


Photographer Wojtek Kwiatkowski started out documenting horses and publishing books of photographs gathered over a quarter of a century. His affection for these simple yet handsome beasts eventually led him to a more artistic approach. The horse portraits, beautifully lit and so rich in detail, have become famous in the niche realm of animal photography.

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